TCS Clark Animo Marathon All Set

DLSAA Pampanga chairman Aries Patawaran is joined by (from left) race director Abe Tayag, DLSAA-P president Darwin Cunanan, GGDC president Wilfredo Placino and TCS Philippines Country Head Shiju Varghese in yesterday’s press launch.

MANILA, Philippines — Following the exhilarating 2019 race that saw 10,000 runners participating, the De La Salle Alumni Association Pampanga (DLSAA-P) Chapter will hold the TCS Clark Animo International Marathon 2020 on March 8.

This year’s event will have exciting new features that will complement the internationally certified courses. The race is presented by Clark Global City, a UDENNA company, and a central business district development in Mabalacat Pampanga.

The TCS Clark Animo International Marathon 2020 features Boston Marathon qualifying IAAF-AIMS measured race routes, a 42.2 km marathon, a half-marathon, as well as 10K, 5K and 2.5 K courses. Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) will launch a new mobile application for the race.

With the marathon on its 11th year, the courses in the Animo run will be given international certification by the International Association of Athletic Federations and the Association of International Marathons and Distance Races.

“Because we aim to give the best race experience to the participants, all races are IAAF-AIMS certified courses,” said Jumbo Tayag, the race director. “This guarantees that participants run the correct distance, with a valid recorded time recognized internationally for qualifying and rankings purposes.”

Tayag said “Animo Run participants who aim to join international races such as the Boston Marathon will definitely have an advantage.”


The Philippine Star (5 February 2020). TCS Clark Animo Marathon all set Retrieved from