WHO CAN JOIN

For TBR Dream Marathon, we welcome participants with various levels of running experience: beginners, serious, competitive or experienced runners.

TBR Dream Marathon must be the participant’s first or second marathon.  Second time marathoners are welcome to join but priority will be given to first time marathoners. This means that the participant must have 1) never run a marathon (42.195km) OR 2) only completed one marathon (42.195km) prior to race day.  Runners who have completed an Ultramarathon or full Ironman distance are ineligible to join.

HOW TO JOIN

STEPS

Dream Marathon is a unique race. Follow these steps to join our event:

STEP 1: READ Dream Marathons RACE RULES & REGULATIONS.  We want to ensure that you know what you are getting into before you register.
This is not just any race; it’s your first marathon. Take the time to think about it. If you’re ready to take on the challenge, move on to Step 2.
STEP 2: APPLY.  Application opens at www.dreammarathon.com on SATURDAY, AUG. 5, 2017 at 12:01PM
> Application DOES NOT guarantee entry into the race.
> All applicant runners will be notified via EMAIL before SATURDAY, AUG. 12, 2017 if you have been selected to register for the race.
> The organizer will not be held responsible for a runner that fails to be informed.  Runners may confirm selection on tbrdream.com or thebullrunner.com
STEP 3: REGISTER only if your name is on the list of Selected Runners. See Registration details below.
> Selected Runners DO NOT have guaranteed entry into the race.
> Registration is on a first come, first served basis.
> Registration will start on SATURDAY, AUG. 12 and close as soon as 900 slots are confirmed and paid for.
> The organizer will not be held responsible for a runner that fails to be informed.  Runners may confirm selection on www.tbrdream.com or www.thebullrunner.com

WAITLISTED RUNNERS

If you were not selected, you may still have a chance for entry.

If there are unclaimed slots, these will be opened up to WAITLISTED RUNNERS.  TBR will notify the Waitlisted Runners directly via EMAIL if slots free up.

Registration for waitlisted runners will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

REGISTRATION DETAILS

IMPORTANT: Only those listed as Selected Runners will be allowed to register.

RACE FEE  P3,500 (P150 goes directly to Hero Foundation)
Click RACE DETAILS for more information
3 PAYMENT OPTIONS (see details below) > ONLINE Registration via Credit Card (P200 processing fee for credit card transactions)
> ONSITE Registration at New Balance Bonifacio High Street near ROX, 12nn to 9pm
> BANK DEPOSIT (BPI)
REGISTRATION DATES Aug. 12 (Sat) and 13 (Sun) – Only first 900 Selected Runners may register.
> Aug. 14 (Mon) to 20 (Sun) – 900 Selected Runners + Waitlisted Runners may register.  First come, first served basis until slots run out

PAYMENT OPTIONS

OPTION 1: Online Payment + Pick up (OUR PREFERRED METHOD!) 1. Confirm slot in Selected Runners List.
2. Pay online at the link emailed to Selected Runners
3. Pick up kit on Sept. 16 onwards.  See pick up schedule below.
OPTION 2: Onsite Payment + Pick up 1. Confirm slot in Selected Runners List.
2. Pay the fee at New Balance, Bonifacio High Street (near ROX)
3. Pick up kit on Sept. 16 onwards.  See pick up schedule below.
OPTION 3: Bank Deposit + Pick Up 1. Confirm slot in Selected Runners List.
2. Deposit P3,500 to BULL & BEAR SPORTS MARKETING CO. BPI C/A 1591-0071-53
3. Write Runner’s name on the deposit slip. Submit deposit slip via Payment Verification Form or email macel@dreammarathon.com with subject: “Payment 42k: <Name of Runner>”.
4. Pick up kit on Sept. 16 onwards. See pick up schedule below.
OPTION 4: Online Payment + Deliver  1. Confirm slot in Selected Runners List.
2. Pay online at the link emailed to Selected Runners
3. Wait for Welcome Kit. Delivery of kits will start Sept. 18
OPTION 5: Onsite Payment + Deliver 1. Confirm slot in Selected Runners List.
2. Inform staff you will have the Welcome Kit delivered. Pay the race fee + shipping fee at Planet Sports, Bonifacio High Street (near California Pizza Kitchen)
3. Wait for Welcome Kit. Delivery of kits will start Sept. 18
OPTION 6: Bank Deposit + Deliver 1. Confirm slot in Selected Runners List.
2. Compute Race Fee (P3,500) + Shipping Fee (Metro Manila: P90 / Provincial: P180) = Total Fee
3. Deposit total fee to BULL & BEAR SPORTS MARKETING CO. BPI C/A 1591-0071-53
4. Write Runner’s name on the deposit slip. Submit deposit slip via Payment Verification Form or email macel@dreammarathon.com with subject: “Payment 42k: <Name of Runner>”.
5. Wait for Welcome Kit. Delivery of kits will start Sept. 18

WELCOME KITS REDEMPTION

All registered runners will receive a Welcome Kit containing the following:

* A Note from the Founders
* Your Dream Marathon Training Program
* Your TBR Dream Official Training Shirt
* Your Calendar of Activities
* Your Dream Card
* TBR Sticker

Participants who did not opt for delivery of kits may pick up their Dream Marathon Welcome Kit. Pick up dates and venues below:

Sep 16 (Sat) to Oct 1 (Sun) from 12nn to 9pm.  Sept 20 (Wed), 12nn to 4pm only New Balance, Bonifacio High Street (near ROX)
Sept 20 (Wed), 6PM to 9PM  During Bull Circle 1, Henry Sy Auditorium, St. Lukes Med. Ctr., BGC

IMPORTANT NOTES: 

* Bring your claiming stub (for on site registration), deposit slip (for bank deposit), or credit card/paypal email receipt (for online payments).
* Size of the Official Dream Marathon Training Shirt are available while supplies last.

CLAIMING OF REDEMPTION KIT BY AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE

1. Authorization Letter signed by the Registered Runner
2. Payment confirmation: for online reg – TBR email, for onsite reg – Claim Stub, for bank deposit – Deposit Slip
3. Photocopy of Valid ID of Registered Runner with Signature
4. Photocopy of Valid ID of Authorized Representative
5. TBR and NUVALI waivers SIGNED by the Registered Runner. We will not accept those signed FOR the runner. To be verified with the ID submitted. No signed waivers, no welcome kit. You may click HERE to download waivers.

Terms & Conditions: Application for Dream Marathon

  • Full honesty and transparency is expected. Falsification of entry information is strictly prohibited especially pertaining to the number of marathons, ultramarathons, or full Ironman distances prior to event day and health condition.
  • Modification of entry after submission will not be allowed.  Please ensure you answer accurately.  Avoid errors especially with your email address.
  • Application or Selection does not mean immediate acceptance into Dream Marathon. Registration is confirmed only upon payment of the race fee.
  • No fees will be collected during online reservation. Fees will be collected upon registration.
  • Priority will be given to first-time marathoners over second-timers.
  • We follow a strict first come, first served rule for registration.
  • Fee is strictly non-refundable.
  • Sale or transfer of slot is strictly prohibited.
  • Runners from the province or abroad may join as long as they appear on race day.
  • Minors 16 to 18 years old may reserve a slot, but applicant will be required to submit a formal letter from the applicant and from the applicant’s parents/guardian allowing the applicant to participate in the event including the history of the applicant in running (e.g, age, number and distance of races participated in, sports background, and reason for joining) before acceptance into the event.
  • The organizer will not be liable for any detriment caused by undelivered emails or emails which were not received for any reason whatsoever.  The applicants may confirm reservation via website.
  • The organizer will not entertain follow-ups, requests for reservation of slots, or requests for reconsideration for rejected applicants.

FAQ

I only run 5ks. Can I sign up for Dream Marathon?

Yes. Our 22-week program is beginner friendly and has been tried and tested by our almost 4,000 TBR Dream alumni.

The program starts with 2 weeks of walking to gradually introduce running to the newbies.  The rest of the program is based on a run-walk program to be used during training. We encourage running at a conservative pace. Having said that, we still would recommend that you don’t rush into your first marathon. You can run shorter distances this year and join the next Dream Marathons.

Do we run together during the entire 22-weeks leading up to the marathon?

No. We meet once a month from September to February for our Bull Sessions where we will run together. For other training days, we expect you to do your homework on your own. While this is a beginners’ marathon, we will not baby you. We do commit to guide you and provide all the support you need to make this one of the most memorable experiences of your life.

How do we know we are training properly?

We have gathered the best experts in the field to give you much needed information on training for the marathon during our Bull Circles, free running talks covering topics that will prepare you for the marathon. TBR Dream Team will also be there for you.

I’m from abroad, can I join?

Yes. If you manage to be a Selected Runner, you may register online and request for shipping of your kit.  For any concerns, you may email macel@dreammarathon.com

I’m from the province, can I join?

Yes. If you manage to be a Selected Runner, you may register online and request for shipping of your kit. For any concerns, you may email macel@dreammarathon.com

I signed up for a 42k in the past but I DNF’d (did not finish), can I still join?

Yes. If you did not cross the finish line and you are not in the official results of a 42km event, then you are still eligible to join.

I finished two marathons already, but I want to join your race. Can I still join?

No. The race is exclusively for first- and second-time marathoners. Our slots are limited and you’ve had your experience running your first marathon, please allow someone else to experience the same joy. We encourage you, however, to volunteer as a Dream Chaser, pacer, or cheerer. This is your chance to pay it forward to other runners.

I finished an ultra marathon, but never a full marathon. Can I still join?

No.  Sorry, the Dream Marathon is designed for runners who will be running 42km for the first time.  If you’ve run longer, then this race is not for you.  We encourage you, however, to volunteer as a Dream Chaser, pacer, or cheerer.  This is your chance to pay it forward to other runners.

What happens to unclaimed slots?

If there are unclaimed slots, these may be opened up to wait listed runners.  TBR will notify the Waitlisted Runners directly via email if any slots free up.  Registration for waitlisted runners will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

Can I send a representative to pick up my Welcome Kit?

Yes, please send the following through your representative:

1. Authorization Letter signed by the Registered Runner
2. Payment confirmation: for online reg – TBR email, for onsite reg – Claim Stub, for bank deposit – Deposit Slip
3. Photocopy of Valid ID of Registered Runner with Signature
4. Photocopy of Valid ID of Authorized Representative
5. TBR and NUVALI waivers SIGNED by the Registered Runner. We will not accept those signed FOR the runner. To be verified with the ID submitted. No signed waivers, no welcome kit. You may click HERE to download waivers.

I’m a registered runner, but I won’t be able to join the marathon.  Can I get a refund?

No, the race fee is strictly non-refundable.

I’m a registered runner, but I won’t be able to join the marathon.  Can someone else use my race kit?

No, the sale or transfer of slot is strictly prohibited.   The organizer will not allow for the use of the race bib by a runner other than the registered Runner. A runner caught using a race bib on event day under a different name will be disqualified and will not be included in the official results.

I’m a registered Pacer, but I won’t be able to pace in the marathon.  Can someone else use my Pacer’s kit?

No,  the sale or transfer of a Pacer’s kit is strictly prohibited. A pacer caught running without a bib or using a bib under a different name will be asked to leave the course and the runner accompanied by the bandit pacer shall be disqualified.

I’m a minor, can I join the marathon?

We discourage minors (below 18 years old) from participating in a 42km event since the minor’s body is still growing and developing. However, we have encountered minors who have a strong personal desire to reach their dream of running a marathon.  TBR Dream accepts minors with a minimum age of 16.  Minors between 16 to 18 years old may reserve a slot, but applicant will be required to submit the following:

  1. a formal letter of request from the applicant explaining why he/she would like to run a marathon at an early age
  2. a formal letter of request from the applicant’s parents/guardian allowing the applicant to participate in the event including the history of the applicant in running (e.g, age, number and distance of races participated in, sports background, and reason for joining) before acceptance into the event.  For inquiries, email macel@dreammarathon.com directly.

I have a specific question for my particular case, who do I contact?

You may email us at macel@dreammarathon.com or SMS 0942-60-99.