I joined the Cebu City Marathon 2013 held last Sunday, January 13 in the Queen City of the South. It was my third straight year to join Cebu's biggest foot race, considered as one of the best organized in the country. My first time to join the CCM was in 2011 when I ran 5K and last year when I finished my first full marathon.
Initially, I planned to skip this year's edition of CCM. My wife and I will be traveling next month to Luzon and we thought that we will just save our money for that trip. Luckily, I won a free registration courtesy of runroo.com's photo contest. Then a Cebu-based friend told me that I could sleep over at their apartment the night before the race. And fate must have conspired as the day after I won the free CCM race kit, I was able to book a round trip plane ticket to Cebu for only P1,400.00 through Cebu Pacific's promo fares. So on the early morning of January 13, I found myself making my way to the 21K starting line in IT Park, Lahug.