Apr 3, 2010

Marikina Sports Center, open 24 hours!


Ever since Ondoy flooded Marikina (and Marcos Highway, where our subdivision is), I haven't visited Marikina Sports Center until recently. I've mostly frequented the gym at Robinson's East, or otherwise took a run in our village. But summer's here, and that makes running outdoors quite difficult.

Thing is, I'm really not too comfortable running at night. I haven't got the proper gear for night running safety (yet), and there are parts of my run route that aren't well-lit. The alternative? The Marikina Sports Center track oval! :)

My husband and I usually go to the track oval between 9 to 10pm. But a few days ago, we had to rush a number of client requests and projects before the Holy Week break, so we were only able to go to the Sports Center later than usual. I was afraid it would be closed, but lo and behold, the Sports Center staff said they're open 24 hours!

I'm not sure if this schedule is only for the summer. My family and I moved to this part of the Metro about two years ago (I've been a Quezon City girl since birth), and there really are a lot about Marikina I have yet to discover. Marikina Sports Center is one of them. I've been going there for months and it was only recently that I bothered to ask about its schedule :P "Manong Guard" and "Manong Ticketing Booth" just said it's open 24 hours except on Good Friday, when it was closed, and during days when the stadium is reserved for exclusive use.

I've always wanted to try running at a weird hour, say, 3am. With Marikina Sports Center's 24-hour schedule, I might just do that one of these days :D

For inquiries, contact MARIKINA SPORTS CENTER at 646-1635.

** The Php10 entrance fee allows you to use Marikina Sports Center's 400-meter tartan track oval anytime within the day except for specific holidays or when the stadium is reserved for exclusive use.

45 comments:

  1. wow ! that's great ! now we don't have to hurry up at night before it closes and don't have to wait until it opens early morning ! :)

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  2. Wow! that's a great news. I am also wanting to have a run at night after my office hours and before going to our home. Glad that you informed us.

    Thank you so much!

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  3. is that right? 24 hours? what if 3am and you will run alone. the stadium caretaker will open the lights for you to be able to see the track?

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  4. thanks for the info!

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  5. 10 pesos for the entrance until what time it opens?

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  6. how do we make the place exclusive? any point person whom i can communicate with? we have a company activity. thank you

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  7. FMCMI: Yes, there are several companies that reserve and use the entire sports park. For inquiries, try calling the Sports Park at 646-1635

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  8. hi marikina! i am just curious if you know of any running clinic groups here in marikina? i like to start running but i like to do it right to avoid injuries, thanks i hope meron dyan who can help

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  9. Hi. Upto now open pa rin sila for 24 hours? Thanks.

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  10. i'll be going there later with my gf :P tnx for the info! -tyrone :)

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  11. Yes Marikina Sport Complex is Open for 24 Hours. except sa mga mag swimming at mag gym. kapag summer, swimming is extended to 9pm I think. they also have basketball courts 24 hours din yata and tennis court di ko sure kung 24 hours to. same with table tennis and badminton pero kung nag jog kami dun nakikita ko minsan na may nag lalaro and usually mga 11 pm kami mag jog so baka 24 hours nga din. lagi may naka bukas na ilaw sa track pero hindi lahat nakabukas, medyo madilim pero nakikita mo parin naman yung track

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  12. Do you have a Baseball center, where I can hit baseball ball all I want?

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    1. There's a public baseball diamond near the Marikina river park about 3 blocks away from the sports park but i don't think it's open 24 hours.

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  13. To everyone who wants to try running the way our ancestors did, the way evolution intended us to run, the way that promotes a safe and natural gait, try BAREFOOT RUNNING. Join the Barefoot Running Philippines facebook page to check for local events! oh and if you're sketical, well try it first and then you can judge. I guarantee you'd be running shodless in no time. :)- look me up at BRP! - AntRunner

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  14. question to everyone specially those who are residents of marikina.

    I'm from t.sora, commonwealth ave. What's the quickest way to Marikina sports complex? We usually take a jeepney going to puregold san mateo then Marikina bayan.

    Is it better to go to cubao then marikina?

    Unforunately, i don't know any olympic sized pool in q.c. largest city in the philippines but no sports complex. tsk tsk tsk.

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  15. There's a Fairview-Qplaza jeep that you can take from the corner of Commonwealth and Batasan. It will pass through San Mateo and Marikina going to QPlaza, Cainta beside Sta Lucia East Mall. You can get off at Sumulong Highway corner Bluewave mall and walk to the Sports Center, which is just beside McDonalds.

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  16. malinis na ba ung pool? e ung mga showers? may mga dividers na?

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  17. This will be the venue for the opening of the 74th season of the UAAP.

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  18. meron po bang table tennis court dito??and how much po ang rental...???tnx

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  19. how to get there from cubao?

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  20. Wow. This is nice! Thanks for the info.

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  21. just grab a a cab so you wouldnt lost going to marikina sports park.. you may also want to try jeepney, parang and sss route, and FX montalban, san mateo route.

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  22. ..hello nalang sa friend ko na palagi dyan,nag e exercise..kay Ginalyn Joy Hugo...

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  23. ..MERRY CHRISTMAS!!nalng po lsis

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  24. Hi! Do you have an idea if tennis courts are open to public, meaning even not a resident of Marikina City? If so, how much is the rental fee for tennis court? Do tennis gears like rackets and balls are available for rent? Thanks.

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  25. also like to inquire about your table tennis area. are they also available for non marikina settlers?

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  26. Sakay Kayo Ng Patok Na Jeep.

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  27. hello po may libreng training p ba s sports center ngaung summer ng different sports?

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  28. may available training pba ng different sports ngaun s sports center?

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  29. may libreng training pa ba ng sports s ngung summer sports center?

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  30. Hello kay Joel and Riza! Palagi sila dyan sa Oval

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  31. Just watch out for the idiots walking/running the wrong direction on the clearly and well-labeled track. It may be a good idea to also watch out for the others that feel that it's a good idea to be texting while sauntering on the track trying to lose WAAAAAYYYY more fat than that activity alone could possibly burn in 5 years. If you're serious about your exercise, then try to find a time when these types are no longer there... just screws up the mood having to kick someone's ass.

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  32. Hi goodmorning I would just like to ask if the sport's center gym is open today? thank you in advance.

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  33. til wat time po ang swimming pool?

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  34. I keep forgetting to call the hotline to inquire about your opening/closing time. We planned to run on the oval last Tuesday AM and Thursday PM but we were hesistant. It might be closed. 'Til I remembered to visit this site. It's a good news the complex is open 24 hours. We'll visit one of these days.

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  35. just anybody knows the contact number for marikina sport complex? just need to inquire how much is the rental for basketball court... thanks

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  36. this is great!do they have volleyball and net for rent too?

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  37. ung 400m ba inner track of the oval or outer? if inner, how many meters is the outer track?
    thank you .

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  38. pls contact 646-1635. halos lahat ng sports facilities completo. sometimes me sports fest ang diff schools and private institutions, kaya close for public. kaya you have to call in advance para di masayang ang biyahe. me kanya kanyang fees sa iba't ibang facilities. merong nagrereserve, paid in advance. kaya, you really have to call kung court ang gagamitin mo. walking and badminton sinasadya ko dun, i'm from antipolo w/c is 15 mins. away. meron din nag e aerobics P20 / hr. safe and organize yung lugar dun kahit tabi pa ng palengke. transpo/jeep is very convenient/accessible.

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  39. hi what about the field ( grass ) is there a fee to use it i dont need the whole field just to play catch with some balls just me and a friend??

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  40. hi do you know if me and my friend just the 2 of us can use the grass field how much is the fee for it?

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  41. hello po. would just like to inquire if you have swimming lessons for kids this summer? im interested po sana to enroll my kids. thank you po

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  42. Hi po! is there any tennis lesson this summer?? how much po?? any age limit?? thanks!

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  43. reservation number (as of 12/5/14): 682-9573

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  44. Hi! do they have a shower room at the Marikina Sports Center? I work on a graveyard shift so I'm thinking of going straight to work after i jog. Thanks!

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