Condura Skyway Marathon 2016: Registration and Race Details

Sunday, November 15, 2015

The country's most prestigious running event, the Condura Skyway Marathon, is back. While they have already announced the date earlier this year, the full details have not been released yet. Here is what the organizers have released so far.
Race Categories and Registration Fees:
6k - Php900
10k - Php1000
21k - Php1700
42k - Php2000

A fee of Php50 will be charged on top of the registration fee for all credit card transactions. Race kits include a technical shirt, D-tag timing chip, and finishers medal. 21k and 42k participants will also get finishers shirts. Just like last year, proceeds will go to the HERO Foundation,  a foundation that sends children of our fallen soldiers to school. 

Here is the medal design. 

Shirt designs have been posted but they are unofficial and will still be put to vote. I will update this blog post once the final designs are released.

This year, all registrations will be done online. You can register and pay using a credit card by clicking on the link here. Or you can purchase CSM2016 prepaid cards at selected Asics stores.

Prepaid Card Selling Venues:

  • Asics Greenbelt 3 G/F Greenbelt 3, Makati City 
  • Asics Two Parkade Bonifacio High Street Central, Taguig City 
  • Asics Fairview Level 2, Ayala Fairview Terraces, Quezon City 
  • Asics Trinoma Level 2, Trinoma Mall, Quezon City 
  • Asics Centrio Level 1, Centrio Mall, Cagayan De Oro City 
  • Asics Ayala Cebu Level 2, Ayala Center, Cebu City
For credit card registrants, race kit claiming will be on January 18 to 23, 2016, at your selected Asics store. You may also opt to have your race kit delivered for an additional fee of Php150. For prepaid card registrants, race kit claiming will be on January 31 to February 5, 2016, at your selected Asics store.

Having joined this event earlier this year, I can truly attest that this is one of the best running events in the country. Yes, it is more expensive compared to other events but the experience is really worth it. Aside from being very well-organized from the registration to the kit claiming to the race proper, there is nothing quite like running on the Skyway. I am not yet done with my fourth full marathon, and I have already registered for the Condura Skyway Marathon 2016, which will be my fifth. So what are you waiting for? Register now and see you on the Skyway! :)

Eva Tries to Cook: Tofu Sisig

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Sisig is a famous dish here in the Philippines made from part of a pig's head and liver, which is usually seasoned with calamansi and chili peppers. Originating from the province of Pampanga, the term itself means "to snack on something sour". It is best served with rice. 

Being a health-buff that I am (sort of), I love sisig. The dish itself packs on a lot of calories that I usually feel guilty after eating it. Which is why I was glad to have found out that sisig does not necessarily need to be made from pork. A perfect alternative for pork is tofu and tofu sisig is actually very easy to make. Here's how.

  • Two packs of Chinese tofu
  • 1 whole green or red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 whole onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic, chopped
  • 1 whole big green chili, seeded and sliced
  • 1 red chili pepper, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons of calamansi juice
  • 4 tablespoons of soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons of mayonnaise
  • Salt and pepper
What to do:
  1. Cut the tofu into smaller cubes and deep fry them. Once they turn light brown, remove from heat and set aside. 
  2. In a pan, saute the onions, garlic, green bell pepper and green chili. Add in the tofu and stir well.
  3. Add the calamansi juice, soy sauce and the red chili peppers. 
  4. Sprinkle some salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Turn off the heat but do not remove the pan. Add in the mayonnaise and stir well before serving.

See how quick and easy it is to make? Also, eating healthier food does not necessarily mean loading up on just greens and dishes that taste bland. With this recipe, you can have your fill of sisig without feeling any guilt.