THE BULL RUNNER – SUN LIFE DREAM MARATHON  2018

WHAT: 9th TBR – SUN LIFE DREAM MARATHON 
DATE: February 18, 2018
DISTANCE: 42 KM
WHERE: NUVALI, Sta. Rosa, Laguna
NO. OF RUNNERS: 900
WHO CAN JOIN: Strictly for first- and second-time marathoners
RACE FEE: P3500 (P150 goes directly to Hero Foundation)
INCLUSIONS: > Welcome Kit – Training Program, TBR Bumper Sticker, TBR Dream discount card
> Official Training Shirt
> Inclusion into TBR Dream Newsletter
> Bull Circles – running talks
> Bull Sessions – running clinics
> Ticket to Send Off Party with cocktails and raffle prizes
> Race Kit – Race Bib, Timing Chip, Course Map
> Official Finisher’s Shirt
> Finisher’s Medal
> Finisher’s Swag Bag
> Ticket to Post-Race Breakfast
HOW TO JOIN: Application opens 8/5 (Aug. 5, 2017) on www.dreammarathon.com
ASSEMBLY TIME: 1:00 AM
GUN START: 2:00 AM
AWARDS: No awards will be given. At TBR Dream Marathon, every finisher is a winner!

 

RULES AND REGULATIONS

Please note the following Terms and Conditions before applying for entry into TBR – Sun Life Dream Marathon.

Applicants or participants who do not comply with the following rules will be rejected in the screening process or, if discovered after registration, will be disqualified from the event without refund.

PRE RACE

FIRST- OR 2ND-TIME MARATHONERS ONLY:  DM is strictly for first- and second-time marathoners only. Running more than one official marathon (42km) anytime prior to race day leads to automatic disqualification. Runners who have completed an official ultramarathon (above 42km) or an official full Ironman distance triathlon anytime prior to race day are prohibited from joining the race. We expect full transparency and honesty from each participant upon registering for the event. Any participant who fails to comply with this rule will be disqualified and/or removed from official results should proof arise before or after event day. No refund will be given.

TRAINING:
 While Dream Marathon provides a Marathon Training Program, free Bull Sessions and Bull Circles, and support, the participant is solely responsible for his/her own training during the 22-week training period.

Dream Marathon is a beginner’s marathon, but we also want to instill the value of discipline and commitment in training for a marathon and respecting the 42k distance. We believe that any runner who follows our Dream Marathon Training Program will be able to finish the marathon well within our generous cut off time. (Please refer to Finishing Time below for details on race cut off.)

BULL SESSIONS & BULL CIRCLES: The organizer encourages all participants to join the Bull Sessions and Bull Circles. Attendance is free of charge. Guests are welcome to attend. Date and venues are subject to change. The organizer will confirm date and venue at least 3 days prior to event.

CANCELLATION POLICY:
 The organizer will not allow refunds for those who do not eventually participate in TBR Dream Marathon, for any reasons whatsoever.  Registration fee is NON-REFUNDABLE and NON-TRANSFERABLE. Race fee cannot be deferred for a future event.

SALE / TRANSFER POLICY:
 Sale or transfer of race slot is strictly prohibited. The organizer will not allow for the use of the race packet by a runner other than the registered participant. A runner caught using a race bib on race day under a different name will be disqualified and will not be included in the official results.

MEDICAL CERTIFICATES:
 All participants will be required to submit a medical certificate from a licensed physician confirming that they are fit and ready to run 42km on race day. This is for the safety of each participant. The medical certificate may be dated from September 1, 2017 to February 17, 2018. Medical certificates will be collected upon redemption of race kit. No medical certificate, no race kit. Click HERE for more details.

COMPLIANCE: Participants are required to follow instructions from all event officials including organizers, race marshals, volunteers, medical staff, and security personnel during the Bull Circles, Bull Sessions, Send Off Party and Marathon day. Any participant who refuses to follow the officials of the race may be disqualified.

CONDUCT: Participants should conduct themselves in a respectable and courteous manner during the event and mini events prior to race day. A participant who is offensive to organizers, staff, volunteers, participants or spectators may be disqualified from the event.

USE OF LOGO/BRAND: Runners are allowed to use The Bull Runner or The Bull Runner Dream Marathon logo only to denote participation in the marathon on the following: website, social media, posters, or singlets/ shirts/ team uniforms.  A formal letter shall be emailed to the organizer requesting permission for use prior to any production.

Do not use “The Bull Runner”, “The Bull Runner Dream Marathon”, or “Forty Freakin’ Two” for products, merchandise, packaging, marketing and promotions that suggests affiliation, or any other use that involves sales of a product or service.  Do not reproduce the logos for reproduction or copy of any race merchandise or material for personal use or sales.  Do not use the brand or logos to falsely represent the brand or the organizer.

RACE DAY

RACE BIB:
 Participants must pin the race bib visibly on the shirt. The personalized race bib will allow for spectators and Dream Chasers to call you by name.

TIMING DEVICE:
 Official time will be based on an RFID Timing C hip attached to the race bib enclosed in the Race Kit. The timing chip must be secured by the participant to the laces of his/her shoe. Failure to attach the chip will mean no official results.

BAGGAGE:
 Runners are advised to leave valuables at home. The race organizer will not be responsible for any lost items in the parking or race area. A baggage counter will be available at the Dream Village.

PORTALETS:
 Toilets are available at the Evoliving, and Solenad areas. Portalets will also be available at the Dream Village and designated areas on the race course.

HYDRATION:
 Water and Gatorade stations will be provided at a minimum of every 1.5km.

TRASH BAGS:
 Help keep the environment clean. Trash bags will be available at water stations for proper disposal of cups.

MEDICAL AID: 
Medical aid will be available at the major turnaround and at the Start / Finish area. Aid stations with a Medic will be available at every other hydration station providing basic First Aid. Runners who feel ill or any kind of discomfort are advised to stop and get medical assistance immediately.

KEY STATIONS: 
There will be designated “Key Stations” along the route which will provide: sponges, ice, bananas, chocolates, petroleum jelly, and foam rollers.

DREAM CHASERS: 
Four (4) Dream Chaser Stations will be available along the route. Dream Chasers, experienced runners/volunteers, will cheer, support, and run a few kilometers with runners who request.

PACERS:
 Eighty (80) Pacers will be allowed to run with their runners.  Online registration will open on October on www.thebullrunner.com.  Registration will be on a first-come, first-served basis only. Only registered pacers will be allowed to enter the race route.  There will be a Pacer’s registration fee. Click HERE for more details.

DREAM MOBILE:
 During the race, a van will take families and friends around the route to cheer for their runners. The Dream Mobile loading/unloading station is near the Dream Village. No other spectators or support will be allowed on the route except those allowed by organizer.

PHOTOS:
 Photos of runners will be taken during the race, upon crossing the finish line, and after crossing the finish line with the medal.

MEDALS:
 At TBR Dream Marathon, every finisher is a winner. Medals will be awarded to each finisher. There will be no prizes for top finishers.

FINISHERS’ SHIRTS: Offiicial 
Finishers’ shirts will be given to finishers at the Dream Village.

SWAG BAG:
 Swag bags will be given to all Finishers. Registered participants of TBR Dream Marathon who are not Finishers will be allowed to claim their Swag Bags upon presentation of the race bib on race day.

FOOD: 
Free breakfast will be provided to all Finishers at the Dream Village. Some Solenad Restaurants will be open by 6:30 AM. Samples from our sponsors will be available at the Dream Village.

SPECTATORS:
 TBR Dream Marathon is a family-affair. Invite your family and friends to watch you run and cross that finish line.

RACE “BANDIT” POLICY: The organizer will not allow for the use of the race bib by a runner other than the registered Runner or the registered Pacer. 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. 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.

FINISHING TIME:
 We will be strictly implementing a beginner-friendly race cut off time at the 21km mark and Finish Line to ensure the safety of our runners. The organizer reserves the right to pull athletes from the course, at any time, for their own safety.

Cut off time is as follows:

  • 21km Mark: 4.5 hours from gun start
  • Finish Line: 9 hours from gun start

CERTIFICATES: 
Certificates will be emailed to all finishers one month after the race. Runners who fail to receive the emailed certificate may follow up until April 30, 2018 only. Please email tbrdream@gmail.com

WEATHER:
 The event takes place rain or shine.

MISCELLANEOUS:
 The organizer reserves the right to change Rules and Regulations at any time without need of prior notice to the participants.