How to Join

WHO CAN JOIN

For TBR Dream Marathon, we welcome participants with various levels of running experience: beginners, serious, competitive or experienced runners.

TBR DREAM MARATHON MUST BE THE PARTICIPANT’S FIRST OR SECOND MARATHON.  Second time marathoners are welcome to join but priority will be given to first time marathoners. This means that the participant must have 1) never run a marathon (42.195km) OR 2) only completed one marathon (42.195km) prior to race day.  Runners who have completed an Ultramarathon or full Ironman distance are ineligible to join.

HOW TO JOIN

Dream Marathon is a unique race. Follow these steps to join our event:

STEP 1: DECIDE.  Read through RACE RULES & REGULATIONS.  We want to ensure that you know what you are getting into before you register.

This is not just any race; it’s your first marathon. Take the time to think about it. If you’re ready to take on the challenge, move on to Step 2.

STEP 2: APPLY.  Application opens at www.register.tbrdream.com on SATURDAY, JULY 20, 2019 at 12:01PM

  • Application DOES NOT mean you have guaranteed entry into the race.
  • All SELECTED applicants will receive an email on or before SATURDAY, JULY 27, 2019.
STEP 3: REGISTER & PAY.  If you have been SELECTED, you may pay the race fee to secure your slot based on the payment schedule below.

  • Selected Runners are NOT confirmed participants until payment has been made.
  • Acceptance is on a first come, first served basis.
  • Payment will be accepted beginning SATURDAY, JULY 27 and will close as soon as all slots are paid for.

NOTE: The organizer will not be held responsible for a runner that fails to be informed. Please check your spam for email from TBR.  Runners may visit tbrdream.com or thebullrunner.com to confirm participation on our published masterlist.

PAYMENT DETAILS

IMPORTANT: Only Selected / Waitlisted Runners will be allowed to register on the corresponding dates.

RACE FEE  P3,600 (P150 goes directly to our beneficiary HERO Foundation)
Click RACE DETAILS for more information
PAYMENT DATES > July 27 (Sat) and 28 (Sun) – Only Selected Runners may register. Online payment opens July 27, 12:01AM. Strictly 2 day reservation only.

> July 29 (Mon) to Aug 4 (Sun) – Waitlisted Runners may register.  Online payment for Waitlisted Runners opens July 30, 12:01AM. Selected runners may still register.  First come, first served basis until slots run out.

PAYMENT OPTIONS

OPTION 1: Online Payment (P200 processing fee for credit card transactions) 1. Confirm slot in Selected Runners List.
2. Pay online at the link emailed to Selected Runners.
OPTION 2: Bank Deposit or Transfer 1. Confirm slot in Selected Runners List.
2. Calculate payment:

  • Race fee: P3,600
  • Add shipping for Welcome Kit: If opting for pick up at BGC or during the Bull Circle, no added shipping cost. If opting for shipping, add P120 (Metro Manila) or P210 (Provincial). Additional shipping cost may apply for some provincial areas. Runner will be notified accordingly. For international shipping, email tbrdream@gmail.com.

3. Deposit payment to:

  • BPI C/A 1591-0071-53 (BULL & BEAR SPORTS MARKETING CO.)
  • BDO S/A 0074-1011-4298 (JAYMIE PIZARRO)

4. Submit proof of payment. Include RUNNER’S FULL NAME as registered and MOBILE NO:

  • email at tbrdream@gmail.com, or
  • viber 0906-318-2723, or
  • IG direct message @tbrdream.

WELCOME KIT REDEMPTION

All registered runners will receive a Welcome Kit containing the following:

  • A Note from the Founders
  • Dream Marathon Training Programs (Beginner and Intermediate Beginner)
  • Your TBR Dream Official Training Shirt
  • Calendar of Events
  • TBR Dream Card
  • TBR Bumper Sticker

REDEMPTION OPTIONS:

  1. SHIPPING – Runners who opted for shipping during registration will have their kits delivered directly. All kits will be shipped out staggardly beginning September 1, 2019.  Shipping fee is non-refundable.
  2. PICK UP – Participants who opt for onsite redemption may claim their Welcome Kits following the schedule below:
Sep 1 (Sun) to Sep 15 (Sun) from 12nn to 9pm New Balance, Bonifacio High Street (near R.O.X.)
Sep 16 (Mon), 6PM to 9PM During Bull Circle 1, Henry Sy Auditorium, St. Lukes Med. Ctr., BGC
Sep 17 onwards Succeeding Bull Circles and Bull Sessions (refer to Calendar for complete schedule)

IMPORTANT NOTE: 

  • Present a valid photo ID upon claiming of Welcome Kit.
  • Strictly no exchange of shirt sizes.  Runner will be provided with the shirt size listed in registration form.

CLAIMING OF REDEMPTION KIT BY AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE

Runners may send a representative to claim the Welcome Kit. Please send the following requirements:

1. Waiver SIGNED by the Registered Runner. Permission Slip at the bottom of the Waiver must be SIGNED.  We will not accept those signed FOR the runner. Click HERE to download waiver.
2. Photocopy of Valid Photo ID of Registered Runner with Signature
3. Valid Photo ID of Authorized Representative

TERMS & CONDITIONS: Application for Dream Marathon

  • Full honesty and transparency is expected. Falsification of entry information is strictly prohibited especially pertaining to the number of marathons, ultramarathons, or full Ironman distances prior to event day and health condition.
  • Modification of entry after submission will not be allowed.  Please ensure you answer accurately.  Avoid errors especially with your email address.
  • Application or Selection does not mean immediate acceptance into Dream Marathon. Registration is confirmed only upon payment of the race fee.
  • No fees will be collected during online reservation. Fees will be collected upon registration.
  • Priority will be given to first-time marathoners over second-timers.
  • We follow a strict first come, first served rule for registration.
  • Fee is strictly non-refundable.
  • Sale or transfer of slot is strictly prohibited.
  • Runners from the province or abroad may join as long as they appear on race day.
  • The organizer will not be liable for any detriment caused by undelivered emails or emails which were not received for any reason whatsoever.  The applicants may confirm reservation via website.
  • The organizer will not entertain follow-ups, requests for reservation of slots, or requests for reconsideration for rejected applicants.

FAQ

I only run 5ks. Can I sign up for Dream Marathon?

Yes. Our 22-week program is beginner friendly and has been tried and tested by over 5,000 TBR Dream alumni.

The program starts with 2 weeks of walking to gradually introduce running to the newbies.  The rest of the program is based on a run-walk program to be used during training. We encourage running at a conservative pace. Having said that, we still would recommend that you don’t rush into your first marathon. You can run shorter distances this year and join the next Dream Marathons.

Do we run together during the entire 22-weeks leading up to the marathon?

No. We meet once a month from September to February for our Bull Sessions where we will run together. For other training days, we expect you to do your homework on your own. While this is a beginners’ marathon, we will not baby you. We do commit to guide you and provide all the support you need to make this one of the most memorable experiences of your life.

How do we know we are training properly?

We have gathered the best experts in the field to give you much needed information on training for the marathon during our Bull Circles, free running talks covering topics that will prepare you for the marathon. TBR Dream Team will also be there for you.

I’m from abroad, can I join?

Yes. If you secure a slot, you may register online.  To request for shipping of your kit or for any concerns, you may email tbrdream@gmail.com.

I’m from the province, can I join?

Yes. If you secure a slot, you may register online. To request for shipping of your kit or for any concerns, you may email tbrdream@gmail.com.

I signed up for a 42k in the past but I DNF’d (did not finish), can I still join?

Yes. If you did not cross the finish line and you are not in the official results of any 42km event, then you are still eligible to join.

I finished two marathons already, but I want to join your race. Can I still join?

No. The race is exclusively for first- and second-time marathoners. Our slots are limited and you’ve had your experience running your first marathon, please allow someone else to experience the same joy. We encourage you, however, to volunteer as a Dream Chaser, pacer, or cheerer. This is your chance to pay it forward to other runners.

I finished an ultra marathon, but never a full marathon. Can I still join?

No.  Sorry, the Dream Marathon is designed for runners who will be running 42km for the first time.  If you’ve run longer, then this race is not for you.  We encourage you, however, to volunteer as a Dream Chaser, pacer, or cheerer.  This is your chance to pay it forward to other runners.

What happens to unclaimed slots?

If there are unclaimed slots, these may be opened up to wait listed runners.  TBR will notify the Waitlisted Runners directly via email if any slots free up.  Registration for waitlisted runners will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

I’m a registered runner, but I won’t be able to join the marathon.  Can I get a refund?

No, the race fee is strictly non-refundable.

I’m a registered runner, but I won’t be able to join the marathon.  Can someone else use my race kit?

No, the sale or transfer of slot is strictly prohibited.   The organizer will not allow for the use of the race bib by a runner other than the registered runner. 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.

I’m a registered Pacer, but I won’t be able to pace in the marathon.  Can someone else use my Pacer’s kit?

No,  the sale or transfer of a Pacer’s kit is strictly prohibited. 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.

I’m a minor, can I join the marathon?

Sorry. We discourage minors (below 18 years old) from participating in a 42km event since the minor’s body is still growing and developing. For now, we encourage you to run shorter distances and come back and join us when you’re of age.

I have a specific question for my particular case, who do I contact?

You may email us at tbrdream@gmail.com or SMS 0906-318-2723