Condura Run 2010 Race Pack Redemption

It was the first of a 3-day redemption period for this year’s  Condura Race.  I was in BHS yesterday afternoon to redeem our race packets.  I can’t say my personal experience was all that bad.  I got lucky and you’ll see why.

My mission was to get 4 race packets — mine, Mariel’s, Jen’s (sis-in-law) and friend Annie’s.  That meant I had to line-up in 3 different booths considering the alphabetical and race distance classification.  Given the number of registered runners, you can imagine the long lines per booth.  Had I not seen good friend Aljo (Running Panda) lined up in the C-D tent, I would have taken a very long time redeeming all 4 packets.  Thanks for the help Aljo.

Learning from my experience, my advise is to bring somebody with you if you have many packets to redeem either for family or friends. The sun was up and one might not have a good time standing under it for a long time.  Especially so that those manning the booths were taking a long time finding the race packets.  Well, I hope they’re still just adjusting.  Afterall, it was just the first couple of hours since they opened.  Let’s hope that the rest of the redemption days are better.

Sure it will be.  Let’s keep our fingers crossed for the sake of all the other runners.

Now for the race packet itself… it certainly gave us a pleasant surprise.  There were novelty items like reflector stuff for your shirt and a cool ako mismo dog tag our kids appreciated.  There’s a Nature’s Valley bar and a Lactacyd sachet(???).  Of course, the shirt was an expected freebie which I loved.  It’s very comfy and well-fitted.  The surprise came from a 4-page Phil. Star copy where they featured last year’s Condura Run for the Whale Sharks.  Guess what?  We were in one of the group photos together with other runner/blogger friends and Concepcion couple Patrick (Running Shield) and wife!  Nice,  loved that special touch.

So fellow runners, get your race packets early and avoid the last minute rush.

Bring lots of patience and a sunny smile.  🙂


6 Responses to “Condura Run 2010 Race Pack Redemption”

  1. 1 Fred February 5, 2010 at 9:43 am

    Hi! Just noticed that the race bib doesn’t have a bar code? Di ba dapat meron nakakabit dun sa stub? Or would that matter? Or baka naman meron ng nakakabit somwhere else? Read from members that some bibs have bar codes while others have none (both 10K and 21K events). haven’t gotten my race packet, but just wondering if this is a cause for concern?

    anyway, have a safe run this Sunday!

    • 2 thesolemates February 5, 2010 at 11:09 pm

      Hi Fred, there was a text announcement from Patrick Concepcion which we already posted. It details what we need to do if our race bibs does not have a bar code. Mark your race bib and have a good run! Thanks for reading. 🙂

  2. 3 Noelle De Guzman February 5, 2010 at 1:18 pm


    If your bibs don’t have barcode stickers, the Condura organizers have sent out an advisory to write the bib number on the stub using a black permanent marker. Check out my blog post about it:

  3. 5 Life Runner February 5, 2010 at 9:01 pm

    Exactly! The heat was the major enemy.. lol

  4. 6 thesolemates February 5, 2010 at 11:11 pm

    It’s a good thing you’re still upbeat even with the heat. Enjoy the race! – Jun & Mariel

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