For the record, allow me to share with you the letter which I received last Dec. 18, 2010…
This letter confirms your acceptance and invitation to join and compete in the 1st BDM 160 Ultramarathon Race to be held on February 26-27, 2011.
First of all, the Bald Runner Events Management would like to thank you for your interest in participating to the 1st edition of the Bataan Death March 160K Ultramarathon Race. This will be the first of its kind in this country for a solo ultramarathon event to commemorate a significant part in the history of mankind and warfare which is the Bataan Death March in April 1942.
Each runner-participant will trace the actual route of the “March” from Km Post #00 in Mariveles, Bataan up to the Capas National Shrine in Camp O’Donnell, Capas, Tarlac covering a land distance of 160 kilometers.
The registration fee is Five Thousand Pesos (P 5,000) for the Local Runners and One Hundred Fifty US Dollars ($ 150) for the Overseas/International runners. Each runner must be able to have his support vehicle; support crew; and pacer. The concept of the race is based from the rules and regulations of the Badwater Ultramarathon where there will be no Aid Stations along the route. Your support vehicle will serve as your “mobile” Aid Station. It will be a personal responsibility of each runner to provide himself/herself with the necessary logistics for the race. Pacer is allowed from Km Post #102 up to the Finish Line as your safety companion during the run.
The race will start at 5:00 AM on Saturday, February 26, 2011 at the Bataan Death March Park’s Km Post #00 in Mariveles, Bataan and with a cut-off time of 28 hours. All runners must be able to check-in at Km Post #102 in 18 hours or else they will not be allowed to continue the race up to Camp O’Donnell. All Finishers of the Race will be expected to arrive at the Finish Line not later than 9:00 AM on Sunday, February 27, 2011. Remember that this is a Road Race and each runner must be extra careful with the prevailing traffic condition along the national highway or roads.
As for the Overseas/International runners, my staff will arrange for your support vehicle with driver and support crew/pacer for an additional fee which we will inform you later. As for the remittance of your payment for the registration fee, you can avail of the Western Union by sending it to this address:
Bald Runner’s Events Management
c/o Maj Gen Jovenal D Narcise AFP (Ret)
Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City
Phone # 0632-918-910-0825
Last Day & Deadline for the payment of registration fee is January 14, 2011. Registration fees are non-refundable. Local runners can pay and deposit their registration fee at the BR’s Events’ ALLIED BANK Account # 0251-07156-8.
A soft copy of the race Registration Form for BDM 160 will be sent to you as soon as possible.
If you have any concerns and need for more clarifications, please feel free to send me an e-mail at email@example.com.
Good luck and train well.
Maj Gen Jovenal D Narcise AFP (Ret)
Founder & Race Director, BDM 102/160
Thank you Mr. Race Director. Now I’m IN.
I’ll FOCUS now in training. Other details to follow.
God be Praised!