FAQs

REGISTRATION

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Yes, you’re welcome to join us whether you’re currently in the province or abroad. You can join us for the talks virtually, follow the marathon program on your own, and just show up on race day. To request for shipping of your kit or for any concerns, you may email tbrdream@gmail.com.

TRAINING

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.

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.

TRANSFERS, DEFERRALS & REFUNDS

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.

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.

No, the race fee is strictly non-refundable.

Yes! If you deferred last TBR Dream Marathon 2020 due to the Taal ashfall or COVID-19, you may avail of your slot for TBR Dream Marathon 2023 provided you comply with all of these conditions:

  • TBR Dream Marathon 2023 will be your first or second marathon
  • You received an email confirmation from TBR confirming your deferment last 2020
  • You register for TBR Dream Marathon 2023 within the specified period to be announced by TBR. You will receive an email notification about this in advance

COVID CONCERNS

If the race is postponed or cancelled for any reason, including postponement or cancellation by the organizer or a government agency due to Covid-19 related circumstances, the registration fee is NON-REFUNDABLE. Runners will be given the option to:

1) participate in the new scheduled date,
2) participate in a “virtual” marathon on the scheduled date, or
3) pay a deferral fee to participate in the 2024 event.

All runners, volunteers and pacers will be required to show proof of double vaccination before joining training or the race. Masks will be encouraged or required at certain points during training and race day depending on government regulations during the event. Manpower and support may be modified during run clinics and on race day to limit contact and exposure among participants, volunteers and staff.

The organizer reserves the right to modify these rules to comply with government regulations on race day.

No. If you have any symptoms of COVID-19, please do your part and avoid attending face-to-face events with TBR or any other organization. Rest well and you can join us again once you are safe.

SUPPORT

You can contact Coach Jaymie directly. Send her a DM on Instagram (@thebullrunner) or email her at tbr@thebullrunner.com

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