Thursday, November 23, 2017


“When we started conceptualizing the Clark Sunset Marathon, we wanted to have a first class running experience that targets not only local runners but also foreign running enthusiasts. We thought of a running event that can be compared to world-renowned marathons such as Boston Marathon, Singapore Marathon, New York Marathon among many others. And our goal is not just a one-time event. But to have an annual running event that will make our country one of the top running destinations.” ~Rio dela Cruz, Running coach of RUNRIO Events, Inc. 

December 9, 2017, at the Parade Grounds of Clark Freeport Zone in Pampanga at 4pm. The first ever Sunset Marathon will happen. Together with RUNRIO and the Clark Development Corporation.

The race event is expected to attract a total of 5,000 running enthusiasts coming from all parts of the country, as well as runners from other parts of the world. “The Clark Sunset Marathon comes at an opportune time when we are being very aggressive in promoting Clark Pampanga as one of the country’s premier tourist hub.
“The development of Clark International Airport, including the construction of a P12-billion passenger terminal will not only provide running enthusiasts easy access to attend this event, but will also open new opportunities for both tourist and business groups in Clark Pampanga” ~Noemi Julian, manager, Clark Development Corporation Tourism Promotions
This landmark running activity is inspired by other world-famous famous running events such as the Boston Marathon, New York Marathon, Singapore Marathon, and the Tokyo Marathon, and is expected to put the country on the global map as a destination for running enthusiasts. 

In partnership with Tourism Board of the Philippines and Clark Development Corporation, the Clark Sunset Marathon aims to establish Clark, Pampanga as a venue for world-class running events in the Philippines. The activity also aims to put the country on the global map by securing route standard accreditation from AIMS/IAAF, the international governing body for distance races in the world. 

Running coach Rio dela Cruz of RUNRIO Events, Inc. is proud of this ambitious running event that will not only promote the sport of running but more importantly, promote the country as well and boost tourism. 
“We at RUNRIO want to give a one-of-a-kind experience to all the participants. We staged this running event on a Saturdayt evening so that the participants will have a relax and “chill-type” of an experience.  It will be a night of running and partying. DJ Ashley Rivera and DJ Tom Taus will be on hand to provide the party atmosphere. This will make sure that participants, their families and friends will have a good time.” ~Andrew Neri, managing partner, RUNRIO Events, Inc
Aside from the 4 running categories, Clark Sunset Marathon will also feature a music festival showcasing DJs that will perform during and after the running event. 

Clark Sunset Marathon is made possible by Gatorade, the official sports drink, ActiveHealth, the official sports system solution, Garmin, the official timing partner and Solar Sports as the official media partner. The first running event of its kind in Clark, Pampanga is also made possible by Nizoral and Nyxsys.

For more information, visit or like the official Facebook page,

Clark Sunset Marathon features running categories in 5KM, 10KM, 21KM and 42KM with the full marathon’s gun start happening at 4pm. The 21KM, 10KM, and 5KM follow shortly at 4:15pm, 4:30pm and 4:45pm respectively. 

RUNRIO partners with Tourism Board of the Philippines and Clark Development Corporation for a running event that aims to promote night running in the Philippines.


RUNRIO INC. was founded by its President Rio de la Cruz, a UP Diliman alumnus, elite and celebrity runner, international marathoner and a sought-after running coach, Rio started the business in 20017, under the Entertainer Events and Sports Management, to support his vision to grow and sustain running. 

With the growth of the running community, runners were clamoring for more than just a well-planned route. This led the team to invest in innovations that will eventually raise the bar in organized sporting events in the country. Since then, RUNRIO has organized majority of the premier races in the Philippines such as RUNRIO TRILOGY, MILO MARATHON, RUN UNITED, CONDURA MARATHON and many more. 

As a result, the advertising value and brand building capability of the company were recognized locally and abroad. Our website, enjoys an average of 100,000 + hits per month and our Facebook page has reached over 65,000 fans and counting. 

With new partners coming in, 2017 is the year that marks the company’s robust plan for expansion, thus changing its name to RUNRIO EVENTS, INC. The company is now gearing up to produce concept runs and organize races abroad that will help put the Philippines in the global running map. 

To bring inspiration and innovation to every runner. 

To be distinguished as the leading race solutions provider that builds and sustains running, redefining the sport to fit everyone’s lifestyle, providing the finest experience to every runner.

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