Samar Island has been one of the main beneficiaries of the Philippine governments eco tourism programs. There are several extraordinary beaches in the various parts of the island, and Sulangan is just one of them. Sulangan beach represents an exciting
The best of history and nature abound in the province of of Eastern Samar. Amidst the many natural wonders this land has to offer the discerning adventurer, it also offers sites of events that have changed the course of the history of the world.
Eastern Samar is a province of the Philippines located in the Eastern Visayas region. Its capital is the city of Borongan. Eastern Samar occupies the eastern portion of the island of Samar. Bordering the province to the north is the province of Northern Samar and to the west is Samar province and to the east is the vast Pacific Ocean. Off the coast of Leyte Gulf, the province faces the province of Leyte.
Eastern Samar had been a significant backdrop of the country's rich colonial history through the island of Homonhon, where Ferdinand Magellan first set foot on Philippine soil in 1521 on his way to conquer the Philippines for the western world. Its tiny island of Suluan Guiuan was likewise where the U.S. Army Rangers had their first encounter of the Philippine territory in 1944, three days before General Douglas MacArthur made his historic landing in Leyte.
In his account, Pigafetta, the chronicler aboard Magellan's ship, describes the island of Humumu, now Homonhon, as so: We found two fountains of very clear water, we called it the Waters of Good Signs, having found the first sign of gold in the said island. There also can be found much white coral and tall trees that bear fruits smaller than an almond and look like pines. There were also many palm trees, some of the best kind, some of the bad. Thereabouts are many neighboring islands. Hence, we called them the St. Lazarus Archipelago because we stayed there on the day and feast of St. Lazarus.
Historians have since described this part of Samar Island as the eastern gateway to the Philippines. The coast of the small province faces the Pacific Ocean and much of the land is rugged with the vast parts forested. The interior part is rough and hilly and covered with dense tropical vegetation but drained by numerous rivers and creeks. Mountain ranges and peaks abound in an interior. Narrow plains hug most of the coastal areas and, in some instances, the banks of its principal rivers and their tributaries.
Balangiga to Calicoan Island
Saturday, April 9, 2016
Eastern Samar, Philippines
- Personalized Finisher Trophy
- Personalized Finisher L/Sleeves Full Sublimation Tackle Twill
- Personalized Metal Embossed Finisher Plate
- Personalized Brass Finisher Medal
- Personalized Finisher Certificate/Plaque
- Personalized Finisher e-Poster
"LAPIS MO PANULAT KO" Project
are entitled of 6 Dozen. Mongol Pencil
to be given to Recipient School
- Trophy for Top 3 Men's
- Trophy for Top 3 Women's
This is a single stage 80km Race
- Flag-Off will be at the Balangiga Church, Balangiga Eastern, Samar
- Finish Line will be in Calicoan Island, Guiuan, Eastern, Samar
A Runner must have completed (at least) 1 or more 50km distance within the last 6 months in order to qualify to enter this race.
3 DROP BAG ZONES:
- 1st Drop Bags: Kilometer 21 (Disposable)
- 2nd Drop Bags: Kilometer 42 (Retrievable)
- 3rd Drop Bags: Kilometer 65 (Disposable)
(to those who do not have support vehicle)
CUT-OFF is at 18:00h (16 hours)
Runners who have not reached the following marks in the times specified will not be allowed to continue:
- 60 km at 2:00pm - Guiuan, Eastern, Samar
- 80 km at 6:00 pm - FL
If you do not reach the cut-off points within the required time, you will be asked to retire from the Race and leave the road. YOU MAY NOT CONTINUE RUNNING.
RUNNERS who fail to obey the race officials will be subject to disciplinary action and may be banned from participation in the future run.