Marikina’s Much-Awaited Tour de Takong Set to Run on December 1

PIO Department


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Marikina City will hold on December 1 the much-anticipated Tour de Takong or Stiletto Run, where participants will race to the finish line wearing high heels.


The Tour de Takong is part of the celebration of the Sapatos Festival in Marikina, known as the Shoe Capital of the Philippines. The Sapatos Festival will start on November 12, Monday, and will be celebrated until January 6 next year.

This unique event, which will showcase the strength and beauty of Marikina-made stiletto shoes, will be open to all Filipinos, male and female, who are 18 years and older. The participants can wear any kind and design of stiletto as long as the heels are at least three inches high. Wedges and Cuban heels are not allowed though.

The stilettos must not be taped to the feet and both heels must be intact at the start of the race until the runners cross the finish line.

Attractive prizes await the winners in the male and female categories.

For more information and announcements, including the dates and venues of the registration, please always check the Facebook page of Marikina PIO – and MASIDO (Marikina Shoe Industry Development Office) –

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