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LUUM3 Super Marathon – March 21-22, 2014

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On its third year, IRUNNERS, the Creator and Organizer of the most awaited Super Event of 2014, the La Union Unity Marathon or LUUM promises 3 times the passion, 3 times the route difficulty and hardship and 3 times jaw-dropping scenery made especially for all the daring, brave and super runners out there!

To assure better organization, there will be two separate days for the lower and higher categories of the event. The higher categories of 10K, 21K, 42K and 50K will be on early morning hours of the 22nd of March 2014 and the lower categories of 1K, 3K, and 5K will be on the night (6PM) of 21st of March 2014.

The finish line of the higher categories will be situated on top of the wicked mountains of Cadaclan or famously know as Botanical Garden. This is designed because, first, we want to the extend the route up to the extremely beautiful and less traveled mountains of town of Bagulin where the scenery is reminiscent of Banaue in Ifugao, and the nature is still at its pristine and unspoiled state. But this re-routing comes with a prize. This would make the route 3 times challenging compared with what is featured in LUUM2. The other reason for re-routing is to give opportunity to the participants to enjoy the view and beauty of the route which was not given attention last year.

In the 3rd edition of LUUM, we will release the runners at exactly 3AM, a little late compared last year because we believed that the runners truly deserve to enjoy the beauty of the scenery while running in the ‘most technically difficult’ route in the country. The move to transfer the finish line in Botanical Garden is strategically planned to protect the runners from scorching heat of the sun, since the road to Botanical Garden is well shaded with towering mountains and forest (asked the participants of LUUM2).

For those runners who have tasted the bitter-sweetness of LUUM2 and promised to go back, I am warning everyone to prepare 3 times the effort you have given when you conquered LUUM2. And for the runners who would like to taste the bitter-sweetness of LUUM3, better asked a runner or two who ran in LUUM2 before you register for you to have at-least a 50% idea on what to expect here in LUUM3.

DISCLAIMER: This message is not meant to give an element of hype into event, this is all base on actual experience of runners who tried and conquered LUUM2.

Bottom line is if you think you have seen the best, the most beautiful and the most technically difficult running route in the country, then think again!

Good news for all LUUM2 participants, should you decide to join the LUUM3, you will be receiving a special discount of P300 in the registration fees and the discount is good until the last day of registration, this is to express our gratitude for your support, and our way to invite you to challenge yourself once more in the most beautiful, pristine, and technically difficult route in the country!

La Union Unity Marathon (LUUM3) Super Marathon
March 21-22, 2014
San Fernando City, La Union
1K/3K/5K/10K/21K/42K/50K
Organizer: IRUNNERS

Registration Fees:
50K – Php 1,800
– Inclusive of Trophy, Medal, Singlet, Finisher Shirt, Certificate and Post Run Meal

42K – Php 1,300
– Inclusive of Medal, Singlet, Finisher Shirt, Certificate and Post Run Meal

21K – Php 1,000
10K – Php 800
– Inclusive of Medal, Singlet, Finisher Shirt, Certificate

1K/3K/5K – Php 250
– Inclusive of Singlet and Bib only

Add This Event to Calendar:

Registration Venues:
Online Registration: www.facebook.com/irunnerscommunity

– Registration starts December 10, 2013 until February 22, 2014

LUUM3 Super Marathon – Singlet Design
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Contact Details:
Randy – 0916-4568143/0948-3456800
Ian – 0925-5052511
Email: ranstanevents@yahoo.com

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150 comments on “LUUM3 Super Marathon – March 21-22, 2014

  1. i ran 21K sa LUUM2 at sobrang nahirapan na ko at ngaun base sa statements above eh mukang mas mahirap nga yta 2ng LUUM3 tas late pa gunstart kya expect na aabutin nag init ng araw yan considering March na! wew…. isip osip muna…

  2. Friends, fellow runners, yes there wil be early bird discount, group discount and re-conquer discount sa luum3 :) and one more good news, para po maalis ang fear nyo sa init ng summer, ang finish line po ng 10k, 21k, 42k at 50k ay sa tuktok ng botanical garden kung saan malamig, well shaded ng mga puno at bundok at kahit tqnghaling tapat ay walang init ng araw.

    • Angelo you can register at la union unity marathon page at facebook, its a sort of online regisration, then all payments will be thru bank, details wil be posted soon, tnx

  3. Mga bro, 100% inclined ba ang route dito o may mga portions lang na inclined? Paki state naman in % assessment nyo please. Kelangan ko ma-assess before signing up baka di ko kayanin.

    • trunks yes malupet ang ruta ng luum3 thats the truth, but it’s worth all your effort and pain pag natapos mo ang karera na ito kase i tell you this will be the most memorable run of your life not only bec of difficulty or the ‘technical’ route that this event offers, but bec this event wil bring out the best in you or ‘super runner’ in you like what sir Herbert said, let me share a poem from a Prophet of God: ” Good timber does not grow with ease, The stronger the wind, the stronger the trees. The further the sky, the greater the length. The more the storm, the more the strength. By sun and cold, by rain and snow, In trees and men good timber grow.” I hope you take the challenge of LUUM3 and you’d become one super runner or a good timber as the Prophet said.

      • malupet nga… anyways, i have until Dec23 to think it over… thanks for sharing the poem by the way, i like it. :)

  4. sir Trunks, hindi naman lahat ay inclined may apat hanggang lima na inclined po out of dozens of uphill sections enough for you to say that you are a super runner in your own right pag natapos nyo ang karerang ito :)

    • i will do my best to again set up a registration area in Manila, but in case wag po kayo mag-alala dahil there is no problem din kung on-line po ang registration natin.

    • Nes, yes malupet ang ruta ng luum3 thats the truth, but it’s worth all your effort and pain pag natapos mo ang karera na ito kase i tell you this will be the most memorable run of your life not only bec of difficulty or the ‘technical’ route that this event offers, but bec this event wil bring out the best in you or ‘super runner’ in you like what sir Herbert said, let me share a poem from a Prophet of God:
      ”Good timber does not grow with ease,
      The stronger the wind, the stronger the trees.
      The further the sky, the greater the length.
      The more the storm, the more the strength.
      By sun and cold, by rain and snow,
      In trees and men good timber grow.”
      I hope you take the challenge of LUUM3 and you’d become one super runner or become a good timber as our Prophet have said.

  5. Kami din ay interesado sumali, 3 kami pero gusto nmin malaman kung kakayanin ba namin as first time 21k runners ung inclined and uphill? Hindi kami gano bihasa sa ganun since dito kami sa cavite.atsaan ba maganda magpraktis ng uphill kung nasa cavite? Pls help, we really want to join this exciting event kahit malayo kami sa ilocos. Thanks!

    • WindRunner thank you for your interest to join LUUM3. Ok, the 21K route though difficult but is doable, hindi po sya tulad ng 42K most esp 50k na talagang basagan, in-short with better prep kaya po ninyo ito, at kaya nyo po patunayan na isa rin kayong Super Half-Marathoner!
      FYI, MAGBIBIGAY PO AKO NG TROPHY SA LAHAT NG FINISHER NG 50K, 42K at 21K para sulit na sulit po ang inyong hirap at pasyal dito sa magandang probinsya ng La Union :)

    • Dahil po sa nabago ang ilang ruta ng LUUM3 ay HINDI PO MAGSE-SET NG CUT-OFF ang inyong lingkod. So everyone is invited to try beat yourself and become a Super runner in your own right!

  6. Sir Randy – Babalik talaga kami dito ng mga friends ko, para magkaalaman kung kakyanin naming tumakbo sa Bacsil Ridge at sa Botanical Garden kapag araw..hehehehehe ..kitakits po..
    Sa mga nagbabalak sumali lalo na po iyong first timers, dito po kayo mag debut as marathoners at ultrarunners, di po kayo magsisi sa experience, it will definitely bring the super runner in you.

    • Sir Herbert, malugod po namin kayong aantayin para sa inyong muling pagsubok na patunayan na tunay kayong Super Runner. Salamat po sa description at sa pagiging honest. Mas masarap na po na tapusin ang LUUM3 dahil ito po ay may nakahandang tropeo para sa inyong mga Super Runners, at isang Super Trophy din po ang aking ihahanda at igagawad sa inyong lahat :)

  7. kelan ang early registration…. pd icompare ung trail ng LUUM3 sa Ibtur88 na sasalihan ko this nov. 30

    • Ang registration ng LUUM3 ay mag-uumpisa po ng December 23, 2013 at magtatapos ng Feb 21, 2014.
      Pagdating po sa lupet ng uphills mas malupet po ang luum3 ng dahil po sa vertical climb na taglay nito plus naidagdag po ang vertical na trail sa Bagulin. Ganito po ang rating ko, for IBTUR 88 from the scale of 1 to 10, 1 being easy and 10 as difficult, yung IBTUR po ay 8 ang rating, pero ang LUUM3 po ay perfect 10! LALUNA sa 42K at 50K!

      • awesome….count me in.. i finish the hardest ultra in my entire run in IBTUR 88k. thank you for the experience..
        LUUM3 you’re be the next!….

  8. Another good news, magkahiwalay na po ang schedule ng mga lower categories sa higher categories. Sa unang araw or March 21, ay mga caterogies na to ang gaganapin: 3/5/10K at sa ikalawang araw ang mga categories naman na ito ang gaganapin: 21K/42K/50K AT SA BOTANICAL GARDEN ANG FINISH LINE NG TATLONG HIGHER CATEGORIES.

  9. Igorotak since nadagdagan ang lupet ng LUUM dahil sa addition ng Bagulin soil trail at pag lipat ng finish line sa Botanical Garden kaya hindi pa tayo mag set ng curfew sa luum3 :)

  10. jhayzz heto ang kuntakin nyo: 09483456800 or 09164568666 and yes may early registration po tayo, wait for detail dito sa pf and sa irunner page sa fb, thank you

  11. Count me in! Was in LUUM 2 for my first ultra, and I sure can’t afford to miss this one at ang mga susunod pa. La Union, I’m coming back to conquer ya once again! :)

  12. I was one of the finishers of the 50K Ultra last year and that was my debut 50K Ultra. As promised, the difficulty of the route let out the “super runner” in me. If money and time permits, I will definitely join on this event once again.

    Kung nasanay po kayo sa mga patakbo dito sa Manila. Don’t expect the same sa event na ito. Only water lang ang provided on every hydration station at walang ice. Yung provided na saging, ay saba at may hard boiled eggs din. Walang energy drink pero may provided na honey. Just make sure to bring flashlights or headlights kasi pag-akyat mo ng bundok, sobrang dilim talaga. I am a slow runner kaya nun papanik na ng Bacsil mag-isa lang ako. Lastly, just make sure to bring your hydration bottles kasi walang paper/plastic cups on each hydration station. I’m just stating these facts para wala po mga reklamo after ng takbo.

    Suggestions lang po sana for the next race. Sana po may contigency plans, just like sa race results. Di ko nakita pangalan ko sa list of finishers dahil nagka-black-out. Sana man lang po, kahit sinulat na lang sa papel yung finish time namin.
    Sana din po, wala na karagdagan na bayad tulad nun ngyari last year. The finishers need to pay extra 150 pesos for the finisher’s shirt. If may shuttle man galing ng Manila papunta ng La Union, sana masunod yung oras ng departure. Iwanan na lang yung wala pa sa bus station at the specified time. Wag na po maghintayan pa. Disiplina na lang sana at respeto ng mga runners sa mga kapwa ruuners. Gumising po kami ng maaga para lang makapunta ng bus station on time.
    Lastly, dapat may mga signage/tarps sa mga critical U-turns and intersections. Kasi last time, maraming 42K runners ang naligaw sa rota ng 50K. Including the legendary Victor Ting.

    Sobrang sulit and memorable ang experience ng event na ito. Subalit, I won’t recommend sa mga first time mag-marathon at ultra(maliban lang kung nakapag marathon ka na). Lalo na ngayon edition, straight na paakyat po yung sa botanical garden. Kahit ang mga elite and experienced runners, naglalakad na sa part na ito. Isip-isip po muna before magsign-up. Train more on the uphills and downhills. Isama nyo na heat training since late na yung gun start. For last year, 12/1am ata yun.

    • Mowhawkrunner, i want to thank you sir for all your comments, including those critical suggestions and comments.Sir lessons are learned from luum2, it was the first event of our group to handle such event with that kind of magnitude. Certainly and i assure you lessons are indeed learned from that experience.
      here are some of the plans laid for luum3:
      1. There will be a generator, manual time keeping system and back up fully charged laptops to get the time of the runners,
      2. We wll implement strict time on shuttle pick-up next year, no hintayan period,
      3. The intersections will be marked with huge paint marks
      4. Finally, in the registration fee of P1500 for 50K andyan na po lahat including the trophy, finisher shirt etc.

      With our experience in LUUM2 plus our would-be experience dito sa IBTUR 88 (88Km Ultra Run) i will assure every one that LUUM3 will be one great and memorable event for every participants.

      Yes i agree with your precaution to the runners, since luum3 would feature a new and added route it makes LUUM3 three times harder than luum2 and i also want to caution the runners to think twice if you before joining, If you think you have in you the ‘super runner’ then register and bring out that ‘immortal runner’ hidden inside!

    • Hi irunner, until when po ang early registration to avail discount on 50K race..sana until December 25 man lang para Christmas gift.. Go LUUM!!!

  13. IRUNNERS handled the longest and so far the most successful event ever that we organized – IBTUR 88, this just showed that we can really learn from our past, and this also means that we can assure every participants of LUUM3 that we will give you the best 50K ever, so dont forget to register on LUUM3 fb page starting December 9, 2013 to avail of P300 discount and assured you of your spot in the one and only Super Marathon in the country! Early bird runs from Dec 9 to January 9, 2014 only!

  14. onlineexercise, 90% of the route is cement pavement and only 10% is trail and soil with lots of killer uphills, yes sa 42 and 50K nyo yan matitikman :)

  15. Ultra runners who loves ultra challenge pls dont forget the date, December 9, 2013 for the early bird registration for LUUM3 early bird registration will end on January 10, 2014. LUUM3 will only accept maximum of 200 participants for 50K category no reservation first come first serve basis only :)

    • gud evening po sir, ok lang po ba bukas n magbayad for LUUM3 at BRAVE MARINDUQUE, tapos mag register na ako dec. 9 sa inyo?

      • sori po talaga sir if nayari ako sa kulang pa pera pampa register… pero gagawa po talaga ako paraan para makasali rin sa brave marinduque… hai, diyahe tuloy sa inyo… see you p rin po sa luum3.

  16. gud pm, Im interested to join here. gusto ko mag debut ng 1st ultra marathon ko dito. based on what im reading ok na experience ang pag takbo dito lalo n kung ang route ay may sceneries and landscape! Ask ko lang po gaano kahirap ang takbuhan dito? My hardest run kc is un salomon x trail run 2013 (24k). Can u rate this run para po may idea ako kung kakayanin ko un challenge. (comparing salomon trail run 2013 24k vs LUUM2 21k) ano mas mahirap at ano difference nilang 2? salamat po s magcocoment

    • rusz, honestly i dont know how hard it is to run in salomon x trail. let me answer your difficult question, if you join luum3 you need a lot of training for the hills and a big big heart to finish the race, it is the most technical ultra route accdg to the participants of luum2 but i have added more difficulty to what they have run during luum2. If you have a heart of a super runner willing to bear the pain and hardships of wicked uphills and downhills then come and join LUUM3

    • As a participant in salomon xtrail and luum 2, doblehin mo yung terrain sa salomon xtrail to conquer the luum 3. Mas smooth lang yung route of luum compare sa salomon. Luum is road while salomon is trail/road.

  17. yes may discount pag early registrant po ang 21K. Yes may details po lahat, ang shuttle ay Sta Lucia Bus line located at Espana Manila infront of UST. Boarding time is 6AM of March 21, 2014. For the accomodation, just text or call us and we will book you in either hotels or transient houses. here is our number: 09483456800 and 09255052511, thank you!

    • gud evening po,

      suggestion ko lang po, if ok lang naman po s inyo… may mga nag early paregister na po kasi kasama ang shuttle, ok lang po ba na lagyan niyo na ng seat number ung mga unang pumapasok na nagbayad na sa inyo? para maging encouragement n rin po sa mga early registrant. meaning, dahl nagbayad n sila, guaranteed n po ang seat number nila sa bus, para iwas na rin po sa magulong pag on-board.

  18. REGARDING THE CANCELLATION OF CONDURA MARATHON: I admire the Organizers of CONDURA SKYWAY MARATHON for their decision to cancel the 2014 series of one of the biggest and most participated running event in the country, a noble reason indeed.
    We all have our ways to share with the agony and pain of the victims, but for IRUNNERS life must go on, though our hearts feel for the victims of Yolanda.
    Finishing a race is one tough task for every runner, much more with the sacrifice they devote in training.
    For those runners who trained for CONDURA we know how hard it is for you… but we have to respect the decision of the Organizers, being an organizer myself, I feel for them too, its hard for us to disappoint our clients, our runners, who are the very reason of existence of our organization.
    Though Condura is irreplaceable there are other running events that you might want try so that your months of training wont go to waste. If you want to run in non-polluted road, where the punishment of wicked uphills is much more than what you’ve seen and experience in Condura then LUUM3 is your option event. If you want to bring out the best in you or shall i say the “super runner” in you by breaking your threshold of pain and the limits of your endurance, then LUUM3 is your option event. If you want to prove that you can beat yourself with no one seeing you and only nature (trees and mountains) as your lone witness then you should try LUUM3.
    We offer the most difficult FULL MARATHON (42Km category) in LUUM3, harder and 3times more difficult than Condura – this is just an option, an option that could possibly save you from your disappointment or even much more :)

  19. I see in the registration that there is an option to ride shuttle bus from Manila. If I’ll be coming from Bulacan or Pampanga, is there a way that I can ride the shuttle too? May I know the ETD/ETA schedule of this shuttle bus?

    Thanks!

  20. Bulakenyo, there will only be one pick up point and is at Sta Lucia bus station in
    Espana Manila in front of UST, the shuttle will leave Manila at exactly 6am of March 21, 2014 and will go back to Manila at exactly 5PM of March 22, 2014

    • Oks thanks! how about if we would like to stay overnight in La Union, where can you recommend us to stay, ung affordable, lodege, inn or transient, meron ba kayong highly recommended?

      Thanks!

  21. @irunner

    pwede po bang to follow nalang yung sa shuttle service? Hindi ko pa kasi sigurado kung magdadala ng sasakyan.

  22. Below are the details of LUUM3 ONLINE REGISTRATION:
    Date
    March 21, 2014 (3K to 10K)
    March 22, 2014 (21K, 42K, 50K)

    Registration Fee/s:
    1. 50K – Php 1,800.00 ::: Early Bird = Php 1,400.00
    2. 42K – Php 1,300.00 ::: Early Bird = Php 1,000.00
    3. 21K – Php 1,000.00 ::: Early Bird = Php 800.00
    4. 10K – Php 600.00
    5. 3K – 5K – Php 250.00

    Registration Period
    December 9, 2013 – February 22, 2014

    Payment Details
    Pay at the nearest BPI under Randy Abasolo account. Scan your deposit slip TOGETHER WITH YOUR SCANNED COPY / PICTURE OF YOUR BIRTH CERTIFICATE and send it to to the following email address: ianjanine25@yahoo.com

    Additional details to be included in the scanned deposit slip
    1. Singlet size
    2. Place of Origin
    3. Personalized BIB Name

    Account Name: Randy Abasolo
    Account Number: 0629087354

    Contact Persons:
    1. Randy – 09483456800 – randyabasolo@yahoo.com
    2. Ian – 09255052511 – ianjanine25@yahoo.com

    Finally, send the scanned copy or picture of the deposit slip to ianjanine25@yahoo.com

  23. Hello po., sobrang nakaka excite naman sumali dto., nakaka panginig ng laman., heheheh., pero tanong ko lang po., ung LUUM 2 po ba., ilan po ung 42km participant? and ngayong LUUM 3., ilan po ung estimated nyong sasali??? saka medyo worried lang po ako., based po sa may comments sa taas, wala pong available na energy drink so hopefully ma-consider ng organizer ung malamig na tubig., =’> by the way, I will register for 42km category,., sobrang excited na ako=’>

  24. Helo everyone…. doing a little research and hearing good comments about this run, im very interested to join kaso wala akong group or peers. my friends are not into sports kaya when i join runs im usually alone. hindi ba nakaka “op” dito? wahaha…. im more afraid of having no one to talk to than the route itself. hehehe. anyone who goes on solo might want to join me and be friends. calling out lone runners! sama ako sa inyo :) wanted to join this tlga!!!

    • adi, i was a solo runner during luum2, maiden ultra ko un noon, i had the same apprehensions such as yours. before the race was over however, i was not alone anymore. makakahanap ka din ng ka-pace mo sir, madami at mababait ang mga runners. :-) i’m planning to join luum3 pero hindi pa maayos ang schedule ko kc. but if i will, i’ll find u, we cld run alongside each other hanggang kaya ko pace mo. :-)

  25. Pandesal, thanks for the kind words and for the excitement, dont worry we will not disappoint you. To answer your query, we are expecting 100 runners for 42K or full mary and that is enough for us to properly safeguard these runners. We will provide not only water in the route but also a very very cold energy or ion drinks plus ice cream pah :) we are excited too to meet you here in La Union :)

  26. adi, much like the bunch of runners who joined solo and later found friend along the route of luum or shall i say karamay lol :) i assure you makakameet po kayo ng mabubuting runners and potential friends sa luum3 tulad ng nangyari sa previous runners ng luum :) we are also excited to meet you :)

  27. hi irunner, tanong ko lang kung pano malalaman kung nareceive nyo ung email ko for reg fee deposit slip? nagemail po ako kninang umaga at ngtxt ako sa number na bngay nyo for verification kya lang wla pa reply. thanks

  28. hi irunner, tanong ko lang kung pano malalaman kung nareceive nyo ung email ko for reg fee deposit slip? nagemail po ako kninang umaga at ngtxt ako sa number na bngay nyo for verification kya lang wla pa reply. thanks

  29. sir Albert this is randy abasolo the race organizer, we regret to say na mejo na fluctuating ang internet sa office ng irunner coordinator na sumasagot sa mga email, meatime you can send the mail to my email address: randyabasolo@yahoo.com at ako na muna ang sasagot sa inyong email. you can contact me in this numbers: 09483456800 or 09164568666, thank you sorry for the inconvenience

  30. Hello iRunner, me and my brother already register for 50k category (from Bulacan)… waiting for confirmation Sir.

    • wilma, to answer your question, the route of luum is composed of the ff details: ROUTE DESCRIPTION of LUUM3:
      3 km warm-up, 4 km difficult climb, 4 km downhill, 11 km gradual climb, 1.5 km downhill, 1.5 km climb, 3 km steep downhill, 3 km very difficult climb, 1.5 km downhill, 1.5 km climb, 11 km downhill, then 4 km difficult and punishing/crawling climb, at 90% po ay sementado and the remaining part is soil trail

    • Alfred if you are referring to LUUM3, sir you might need a trail shoe for atleast 10Km of the route and we will provide a Bag Drop station where the you guys can change shoe from road shoe to trail shoe

  31. Yung mga sumali na dati sa LUUM2, wala ng discount? Only for early registrants lang ang discount?

    And last year, maiden run ko sa 50K, di ko man lang nakuha yung “personalized bib” ko. Parang napabayaan ang ibang Baguio-based runners. BIB # ko is 500062 tapos binura na lang yung name na nakasulat sa likod nung BIB na para bang nabalewala ako as a maiden 50K runner. Kaya pag tinatanong ako bakit di ko name nakasulat at binura lang, sabi ko, di na-iprint ng organizer. I was an early registrant at nag-aim sa personalized BIB pero number lang ang nakasulat sa BIB ko. It was a very important event for me kasi maiden 50K run ko yun kaya as a maiden 50K runner, 5% bad rating dahil di natupad yung ibang mga naipangako, 95% naman yung good rating dahil it was a challenging run lalo dun sa papuntang Botanical Garden sa Bacsil and kasama sa 5% bad rating kasi pagdating ko ng finish line, parang hindi aware yung personnel kasi nagtanong ba naman sa akin kung kelan ako nag-register at isa ako sa mga early registrants tapos tinanong pa niya dun sa isang kasama niya kung bibigyan ng medal. Pati yung lei din wala na rin nung natapos ako na nilalagay sa mga maiden 50K runners. Yung route okay sya and challenging pero yung ibang personnel pagdating sa finish line, parang di alam yung gagawin. Yun lang.

  32. Jeb sorry for your issues, things happen sometimes beyond our control. we have improved a lot that i can assure you, you can ask our participants in IBTUR 88 which is almost twice longer distance than LUUM.. now, being a pioneer of LUUM, you have the privilege of getting a discount of P300 this means that whenever you register you will only pay 1500 instead of 1800 sir, thank you and see you again (hopefully) here in La Union. Sir pahabol lang di po nagpabaya ang inyong lingkod sa Baguio Based runners, i love them all bec i am also a adapted child of Baguio dyan ako nagbinata at nag aral :)

    • I’ll take note of the discount. Anyway, sayang kasi talaga yung last year as my maiden 50K run, every runner wants his/her maiden run to be memorable in their own ways. It’s a good thing that the route was challenging that’s why I rated it 95% good because of this especially the Bacsil part. I even recommended LUUM3 to my brother for his maiden 50K run. I hope he will not be disappointed.

    • Mekeni, its the other way around po since tatakbuhin ng runners ang Botanical dahil dyan ang Finish line, so we will provide shuttle from Botanical to Town of San Fernando La Union

  33. Do you hace cut-off time for 21K? First time to run to LUUM. I know this will be a very hard 21K run for me. But I am very interested to join your event. I also hope matuloy iyong registration sa BGC or North Edsa sa February.

    • Floro, thanks to your interest to try LUUM, we are happy to announce that we will not impose cut-off time for all the categories of LUUM3 dahil una bago ang ruta at ikalawa, mahirap ang ruta

  34. Larry, Kennon road and LUUM have their own distinct difficulty, the Kennon half Marathon is difficult bec from the start to the finish its 95% uphill, here in LUUM, it a combo of wicked uphill and down-hells as they say plus the wicked uphell trail and most of all, the fresh air and pristine route which you simply cant find in Kennon

  35. Larry i think i should also add that the angle of uphill in LUUM is incomparabe to that of Kennon and you have to experience it by your self, thank you and hope to see you here in La Union :)

    • Thanks irunner for your reply. I will see if I can join the 42K since I just ran the Subic full marathon last week which also happened to be a challenging run. If not, maybe I’ll stick to the 21K.

  36. hi irunner, i was already registered at 50k category. when will be the last day for the shuttle service payment? would it still be possible if i pay on the first week of march? thanks

  37. Cisco, thanks sir. payment for the shuttle can be made on the day of travel mismo, kaya lang mas priority sa seat reservation/places ang mga nakauna nagbayad.
    Zaldo, open na open pa po ang registration ng LUUM3 sa lahat ng categories nito

  38. Hi! good evening runners,Finally, meron na po tayong onsite registration sa Manila, it is located at RUNNR BHS at Bonifacio Global City. Schedule of registration is Tuesday to Saturday – From Tuesday to Friday the time will be 1pm to 8pm and every Saturday, the time is from 10 am to 8pm. The onsite registration will start this Saturday (Feb 15, 2014) The runners who will register on Saturday (Feb 15) can avail of the early bird discount rate. Thank you!

  39. Sir randy my ksama b mug sa finishers kit? Ano po un design finisher shirt for 42k? Planning to register tomorrow.tnx

  40. Sa mga kapatid nating tourist runners, heto po ang pangalan ng resort-hotel na inirerekomenda ko na inyong tuluyan sila po ang resort partner ng LUUM3 : SEA AND SKY RESORT & HOTEL with tel no.: (072) 842 5580, the resort is 3minutes away from the start line of LUUM3.
    For those who want to look for a transient rooms, the rate of a transient room is P250 malapit po ito sa start area just text Ms Joanne and tell her to reserve transient rooms for you : 09285204444

  41. Runners, friends, its a month before we meet here in La Union for the “most technical route” in the country, the most challenging or in tagalog, ang pinakaMALUPET na 50K ultra route ng Bansa!

    Linawin po natin ang LABINGDALAWA o ilang mahalagang bagay na may kinalaman sa LUUM3

    Una, ang matatanggap ng mga LUUM3 participants:
    A. FOR 50k (ULTRA CATEGORY) = Trophy that measures 10 to 11 inches for all finishers including the base, Medal for the top 13 finishers (male and female), Finisher shirt, Singlet and Certificate ( no more post run meal) Snacks will be provided along the route

    B. FOR 42K (FULL MARATHON CATEGORY) = Trophy to all finishers ( the trophy is relatively smaller compared to the trophy of 50K ultra category which is about 6 to 7 inches, Medal for the top 13 category (male and female), Finisher shirt, Singlet and Certificate (no more post run meal) snacks will be provided along the route

    C. FOR 21K (HALF-MARATHON CATEGORY) = Trophy to all finishers ( the trophy is relative smaller compared to the trophy of 50K ultra category which is about 6 to 7 inches including the base), Medal for the top 13 category (male and female), Finisher shirt, Singlet and Certificate (it remains not allotted with post run meal)

    D. FOR 10K CATEGORY = Medal for the top 13 finishers (male and female), Finisher shirt, Singlet and Certificate

    E. FOR 3K AND 5K CATEGORY = Runners number and Singlet only, No medal (only the top 3 winners will get winners medal – male and female will be awarded)

    ikalawa, Linawin din natin ang SHUTTLE info:
    A. SHUTTLE FEE IS 1000 – that covers going to La Union and Back to Manila only! – we might get additional charge for the shuttle from Botanical to Town proper of San Fernando La Union
    B. Pick up point is at STA LUCIA BUS STATION @ Espana in-front of UST
    C. Travel time is 6AM of March 21 (Friday)
    D. Payment can be made thru BPI personal account of Randy Abasolo (IRUNNER Lead Organizer) with account no.:0629087354 OR to Ms Jennifer Tablizo, our Registration staff @ RUNNR BHS in Global City Taguig. First come first serve basis or the runner who pay first has the right to get the front seats.
    E. Escort and support can avail of the seat too

    Ikatlo, Linawin natin ang PRIZE:
    A. We will not give huge cash prize. Instead we will award Brand New Brooks running shoes to the winners of 50k and 42K, We will convert the shoes to cash but the amount will not exceed P5,000, the conversion is subject to the discretion of the Race Organizer. top 2 and 3 winners of all Categories will also get a cash prize but will not go below the amount he/she paid for registration and/or will not exceed twice the amount of the registration fees that he/she paid for her registration.

    Ikaapat, Linawin natin ang ACCOMODATION:
    A. The official Hotel and Resort partner of LUUM3 is SEA & SKY RESORT with telephone number (072) 607-5579 – PLS DISREGARD THE NUMBER WE POSTED ABOVE.
    B. We will handle ALL the transient accommodation of those participants that are looking for a cheap and still safe place to stay, Pls call Ms. Joanne regarding transient accommodation: 09285204444, the transient rate is uniform @ P250 per head for 24 hours stay.

    Ikalima, LInawin natin kung sino ang pwedeng sumali sa LUUM3:
    A. LUUM3 is now an International event and all nationalities, race and color are welcome to join the event. However, the registration fee of the Foreign participant is 50% more compared to the registration fees of the Filipino participant. Naturalized alien will be charged using the rate of the natural Filipino.

    Ikaanim, Linawin natin ang regsitration ng 3K at 5K:
    A. The P250 registration fee for 3K and 5K only applies to local or runners/participants who are bonafide residents of La Union. Runners living outside La Union will have to pay P350 for the registration of the said two categories.

    Ikapito. Linawin natin nag MUG:
    A. We will no longer provide or sell the mug bec of the very low demand for this souvenir

    Ikawalo. Linawin natin ang RACE KIT:
    A. We will release all Race Kit of participants living in Manila and adjacent towns @ RUNNR BHS Global City Taguig, starting March 10, 2014 The rest of the kits can be claimed here at Provincial Capitol Building of La Union from March 10 to 21, 2014

    Ikasyam. Linawin natin ang MAP ng ruta ng LUUM3:
    A. PLS copy this link to view the consolidated map of LUUM3: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=675794999110673&set=a.292249520798558.64989.281975911825919&type=1&theater

    Ikasampu: Linawin natin ang CURFEW ISSUE:
    A. WE will not impose a cut-off for all the categories of LUUM3.

    Ikalabingisa: Linawin natin ang ONLINE REGISTRATON FOR THOSE RUNNERS LIVING AWAY FROM MANILA, LA UNION AND BAGUIO:
    A. For fastest way to register online, pay your registration fee at BPI under personal account of RANDY ABASOLO with accnt No.: 0629087354, write your name, and personalize bib name on the deposit slip for those runners who are able to register on or before Feb 28, your singlet size, and your place of origin and send the copy of the deposit slip to my email: randyabasolo@yahoo.com

    ikalabingdalawa. Linawin natin ang EARLY BIRD ONSITE REGISTRATION:
    A. We will extend the early bird onsite registration @ our registration booth in RUNNR BHS in Taguig. For the registrants for 50K get P300 discount and for the registrants of 42K get P200 if you are able to register on or before FEBRUARY 28, 2014.

    MARAMING SALAMAT PO, MAGKITA TAYONG LAHAT DITO SA LA UNION SA MARCH 21, 2014.!

    Randy M. Abasolo
    IRUNNERS Lead Coordinator

    • thanks for posting the route map… malupet nga!!! dalawang beses babalik sa botanical garden… challenging route… thumbs up!!! :D

  42. Good morning po sa lahat ng participants at mga gusto na tumakbo sa LUUM3, ang mga racekit po ng lahat ng nagrehistro sa LUUM3 esp ang mga taga Maynila at karatig na lugar ay maari nyong kunin sa RUNNR BHS once we start the distribution in the said registration site. Kahit na ONLINE kayo nagrehistro, just present your ID and your deposit slip to Ms Jennifer Tablizo, salamat po

  43. Fellow runners and all interested participants of LUUM3, the Registration is stil open and ongoing in all registration sites including the Online. We will extend the registration up until March 15, 2014, thank you!

  44. Runners, friends, the race kit for all categories and all registrants of LUUM3 will be released here in La Union starting March 10 to March 21, thank you pls be guided

  45. >>kung mag reg po pala sa march 13 or 14 mas comfort or what sa march 10 na lang din kasi release date ng race kit living in mla pero cguradong pipila sa araw na iyon, kaya mas mabuti after na lang ng march 10 humabol pa-reg and before or on march 15,ryt? but no more personalize bib,ryt?

    >>for the transpo what is the departure tym la union to mla of march 22 or will it be on march 23 po?

    >>can we bring friends along with us not reg as runner only as companion and can avail the shuttle fee?

    >>tnx very much

  46. Hermes dito na sa la union ang release ng mga kit. Departure time ng shuttle ay 6am exact po yan. Yes you can bring your friends sa shuttle they will be charged the same shuttle fee naman walang problema :)

  47. hi irunner, ipapakita nyo ba yung list ng registered runner? sa manila kc kami manggaling bka kc magkaprob pagpunta sa la union tapos wla dun yung racekit namin.

  48. runnrwannabe yes we will post it on Wednesday next week we decided to postpone it bec some runners who are running for the prize simply use the list to determine the level or rooster of competition in the race and we dont want that to happen.

  49. ADVISORY:
    to all LUUM3 participants, the race kit will be released here in La Union no more in Manila we cant use the small space of RUNNR for releasing nakakahiya po sa kanilang kabaitan. dont worry all your kits will be easily released here nakatabi na po ang inyong mga race kits. Thank you for your understanding see you all here in La Union in few days time

      • @iRUNNER ; where is the venue in la union for the claiming of the racekit, since we will arriving on saturday

  50. what is the final time of the pre-race briefing? can we claim the race kits during the pre-race briefing? tnx

  51. LUUM3 runners pls read these important details for your run here in La Union:
    1. Shuttle Service – to the runners who would like to be here in La Union between 1 to 2PM pls take Sta Lucia Bus line located at Espana in front of UST. The bus time of departure is 6:30 AM.
    – if you have paid for you shuttle fee pls bring the depo slip and present it to us when you get here in La Union, when boarding the bus just tell the conductor that you are a runner of LUUM.
    – in case you are haven’t paid the shuttle fee yet, you can still avail of the shuttle just tell the conductor that you a runner of LUUM, JUST PAY your shuttle fee to Mr Ian when you get here
    – Shuttle fee is only P1000 forth and back to Manila

    2. Claiming of race kits – when you get here in San Fernando La Union, go direct to the Provincial Capitol building, we are located beside the Old SP building. You can ride a tricycle from city plaza to Capitol just tell the driver to bring you to ‘Kapitolyo’ and pls pay only P20 if you are alone but if you have a company or a buddy pay onlyP10 per head. Pls bring with you your ID and deposit slip to claim your race kit.
    – Race kit will be released starting 1PM
    – In case you arrive here on Saturday pls look for us infront of the City Hall of San Fernando

    3. Race briefing – briefing will be done on 3AM of Saturday (March 22, 2014).

    Thank you for your patronage and may God bless and protect you in your travel here!

    Randy Abasolo
    IRUNNERS Founder

  52. IRUNNERS would like to thank Pinoy Fitness for the support, we also would like to congratulate all the finishers of LUUM3. Also to all the donors and supporters of LUUM3 esp to Brooks, Fitletech, Saltsticks, local donors such as National Bazaar, Manna Bakeshop and Grille thank you! To the core group of IRUNNERS we made it guys. To my team leaders thank you for the sacrifices. To God be the glory for giving me/us the opportunity to do the things i love. Until next time friends, runners :)

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