Philippines will host for the first time the 2016 Asian Dragon Boat Championship in Puerto Princesa, Palawan


For the first time in dragon boating history, the Philippines will be hosting The Asian Dragon Boat Championship that will be held at Puerto Princesa City, Palawan on November 11 – 13, 2016.  The said event will be having two categories – the Asian Championships for national teams that will be held on November 11-12 and the National Club Crew Championship on November 12-13.

The Asian Championship led by our very own Philippine Canoe Kayak and Dragon Boat Federation will also be welcoming team delegates from other countries like Thailand, Singapore, Guam, USA and so many others.  This is the first time that team delegates from Guam will be joining the Asian Championship and will also be hosting another Dragon Boat competition a week after this event.  You can read details here.

The event comprises of the following categories:


On the afternoon of November 12 is the start of the International Club Crew Championship which is composed of team delegates from different parts of the Philippines with the following categories:


Aside from featuring the Philippine Dragon Boat industry and creating camaraderie among paddlers around the world, this event also aim to promote the beauty of Puerto Princesa, Palawan as one of the best tourist destination here in the Philippines.

During the PressCon

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For details and updates, visit their FB page here.



2016 Guam Thanksgiving Dragon Boat Festival


Mindset Events and Production, a Philippine Organization, in partnership with the  Guam ACES (Athletes, Communities, Educators, Students) Incorporated, a Non-Profit Organization based in Tamuning, Guam, with the prime purpose of instituting programs for the development of Athletes, Communities, Educators and Students in Guam and other neighboring countries, in organizing the “2016 Guam Thanksgiving Day Dragon Boat Festival”on November 18-20, 2016 at Matapang Beach in Tumon, Guam.

It’s the first International Dragon Boat Race that Guam will host thru Guam ACES, Inc. The goal and concept of the event is designed to enhance relationships through friendly competition among the local and international club crews. We believe that this event will allow the exchange of cultural experiences among different Dragon Boat Clubs from other countries and putting Guam as one of the Dragon Boat venues in the world.  Participating countries are Philippines, Hongkong, Taiwan and the Local Crews from Guam.
Dragon Boating, the second fastest growing sport in the world is on its way to becoming firmly established as a recreational and competitive team sport in Guam.  For the past years, Guam held races for the locals and Guam have participated in International Events but never hosted one.  Races like Commemorative 9/11 Dragon Boat Race brings Dragon Boat clubs from Guam as a form of recreation and get together of enthusiast.

On November 19 – 20, Guam ACES Inc. will be hosting an International Dragon Boat Festival that would bring teams from the Philippines, Hongkong and Taiwan.  This would bring World Class Dragon Boat Race in the island of Guam and hopefully pave the way of hosting more International Competitions in the Island.

The Philippine National Team – Philippine Canoe Kayak and Dragon Boat Federation will also be joining the event.  A week before this event, the Philippines will also be hosting the Asian Dragon Boat Championship for the first time that will be held at Puerto Princesa, Palawan; delegates from other countries including Guam will be participating.  You can read the details here.

Divisions, Racing & Competition Classes and Distances

Participating Clubs must provide a minimum of 4 entries for each competition class.






Competition Regulations and Racing Rules

The 1st Thanksgiving Day Dragon Boat Festival will comply with IDBF Competition Regulations and will be under the IDBF Rules of Racing and is sanctioned by the Guam Dragon Boat Federation.  Guam Dragon Boat Federation will provide technical support and will be inviting the local teams.  You may contact Mr. Gordon T.C. Chu, Honorary Life President of the Guam Dragon Boat Federation at + 1 671 6464410 and e-mail at for any clarifications.

During the PressCon

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Sponsorship Program

We are delighted to present “2016 Guam Thanksgiving Day Dragon Boat Festival” sponsorship package and media mileage to be held at the Matapang Beach, Tumon, Guam on November 18-20, 2016.

Why Sponsor the 1st Guam Thanksgiving Day Dragon Boat Festival?

The 1st Guam Thanksgiving Day Dragon Boat Festival will be the first International Dragon Boat Competitions to be held in the Island of Guam.  This is also the first International Competition to be held in Micronesia.  This is one of the premier community outreach opportunities of Guam ACES Inc. for the benefit of Guam Dragon Boat Federation who are in need of additional equipment, such as boat, buoy and markers, to promote   the sport in the Island. While supporting the Guam Dragon Boat Federation through the Guam ACES Inc., you have the opportunity for tremendous recognition for your organization.


Race Magazine will served as the official souvenir program during the event in Guam and it will also feature other sponsors and teams from participating countries.

Mindset Events and Production the official Philippine partner of Guam ACES, Inc. would like to seek for support from your company/organization for the event and representing teams.   We believe with your support/partnership, the first Guam International Dragon Boat Race will be a success.

Should you require further assistance or for sponsorship/partnership, please feel to contact Sheila Leyva at +63 916 3366855 / or the undersigned Girlie Malaran at +63 9178110307 /



Streetwise Burdado Color Run 2016


Streetwise Event Management and Public Relations in partnership with Manila Tourism and Cultural Affairs Bureau of the local government of Manila and the Rotary Club of Ermita is holding the first ever run-for-a-cause event entitled “Streetwise Burdado Color Run 2016” that will be held on November 13, 2016 at Rajah Sulayman Park, Roxas Boulevard, Malate, Manila.

Aside from urging the tattooed public towards active and healthy lifestyle, they also want to improve the perception and credibility of tattooed individuals by showcasing the tattoo industry as an art of expression.

“Streetwise has always been fond of organizing charity events that serve as the guide and inspiration for our fellow citizens. We wanted to ease the reservations of the general public about tattooed individuals. We wanted to help reform the mentality that when one is with tattoos, they are former convicts or jail inmates or just anyone with bad intentions. Tattoos are actually an art of expression and are deeply linked to our culture and history.”  – Kenneth Montegrande, Streetwise Managing Director.

Participants will enjoy the event as there are various activities lined up during the event aside of colored powder pouring, participants will experience great rock and roll music played by famous DJ’s.  They will also give free tattoo seminar pass led by tattoo masters that will be held on November 15, 2016.

Excited already?  Here are the details…

Fees and Inclusions:


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Gun Time:


Registration Sites:


Online Registration:

Click the image to register 


*image copy of registration form here

So what are you waiting for… TARALETS GUYS!


This event is brought to you by



The Pink Run – D’Feeting Breast Cancer 2016


The Philippine Society of General Surgeons Inc (PSGS), a fellowship of compassionate and ethical surgeons dedicated to promote the welfare of its members and provide compassionate and quality health care to the needs of the community is holding their 6th fun run dubbed as “The Pink Run: D’Feeting Breast Cancer” which aims to raise funds and to raise awareness against breast cancer.

This event is for the benefit of Project Pink.  Project Pink is a non-profit organization that aims to provide assistance and support to cancer patients and their families in their community.

This event will take place at Filinvest City, Alabang, Muntinlupa City on October 30, 2016 with race categories of 3k, 5K, 10K and 16K.


*all finishers in all categories will receive medals and free breast exam.

Registration Venue:

  • Toby’s Filinvest City Alabang
  • Asian Hospital and Medical Center – Asian Breast Institute 4th Floor Tower 2
  • Philippine Society of General Surgeon Inc – contact Ms. Ollie Palma 09178098853/456-8411/926-8432/

Online Registration here





Race bib


Winners’ Medal


Gun Start


This event is brought to you by:


Taralets guys!


Ladies of Adidas FitSquad PH nailed the Triple Threat Training at Step Dance Studio


Another invigorating workout presented by Adidas Philippines, who has been supporting women in fitness, along with the Adidas Women FitSquad of the Philippines was held at Step Dance Studio in Makati City last September 28, 2016.  The workout was dubbed as “Triple-Threat Training” led by Irish Planes.

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The session is all about Barre3 workout.  It is a combination of the graceful movements of ballet, meditative mind and body exercises of yoga, plus the core strengthening and stability training of pilates.

This is how we roll

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The session was divided into 2 classes and after each session they conducted video contest in which a group of three will have to make a video doing a synchronized Barre 3 move.

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participants doing their Barre 3 move

I was hesitant at first as I was not really into joining contest or competition but my friend Bards and Kara insisted to join them as Divine was too shy to do so.  And so I obliged submitting our entry at the last minute and viola!.. we won!.. hahaha… Thank you AdidasPh!



Our winning piece

This is my first time to try it and I am really not into that kind of workout but the one thing I’ve learned with Barre3 is that with small and simple movements bring lots of benefits:

  • It targets every core muscle group that was neglected in some conventional strength training program which is helpful to activities and sports that requires endurance and greater range of motion.
  • Unlike other workout, it is only hard on muscles but not on joints. With small controlled movements it has less pressure on our joints, spine, ligament and tendons.
  • Doing it regularly will improve our posture and core strength which very important to a runner like me.
  • The tiny movements and several repetitions fatigue our muscles and forcing it to tone without lifting heavy weights.
  • With improved range of motion, it will also increase our flexibility.
  • Everyone can do it. No age restrictions.  No experience required. And you can do it with your friends.

Enjoying the session with my friends

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And I had a blast doing it with my #AdidasFitSquadPh sisters! We nailed it guys!  Thank you #AdidasPh for a fun and invigorating workout session.  Until next workout!



Nike Beautiful X Powerful Collection


Nike Beautiful X Powerful Premium Leather

Nike has been saluting all women around the world, ever since the sporting brand made it big in the industry. Today, Nike launches the first footwear collection inspired by female athletes and their boundary-breaking accomplishments, the Nike Beautiful X Powerful Collection. The collection rethinks four Nike footwear icons and imbues each with that aforementioned trademark “There is no finish line” declaration.

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Nike’s first footwear collection inspired by female athletes and their boundary breaking accomplishments, the Nike Beautiful X Powerful Collection rethinks four Nike footwear icons and imbues each with that aforementioned trademark.  “There is no finish line” declaration.  It also showcases a speed-stripe, jacquard-woven material that is inspired by the winning lap and iconography of Samuelson’s race.


In two hours, 24 minutes and 52 seconds, Joan Benoit Samuelson ignited a revolution. The year was 1984, the location: Los Angeles, the event: the first women’s marathon in the history of the Games.

The victory definitively decimated obsolete notions that had previously limited women’s running to 1,500 meters: the belief that women weren’t physically capable of enduring such distances. The race itself paid off years of campaigning for the inclusion by the IRC: the International Runners Committee, created by a group of female runners who were supported by Nike.

Samuelson’s Los Angeles performance, coupled with the slogan she lives by: “There is no finish line,” also inspired the company to continuously evolve its efforts to support and celebrate female athletes across all sports. Over the years, Nike’s dedication to these athletes has constantly grown, from the creation of the Nike Women’s runs, then an international race series that expanded the movement worldwide, evolving into the Nike Women community – more than four million global athletes who run and train together, motivated by a shared mindset and commitment to pushing their limits.

The Nike Beautiful X Powerful Collection Premium Leather is available October 6 via the SNKRS App and majority of Nike retail stores.

The collection is available in majority of Nike retail stores with the following SRP:
  • Nike Air Max Thea – 6745 php
  • Nike Air Presto – 6745 php
  • Nike Air Huarache – 6745 php
  • Nike Cortez – 4795 php

The Nike Beautiful X Powerful Collection Jacquard is available December 1.

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All-Stars of Jr. NBA/WNBA Presented by Alaska flew to China



The selected boys and girls whom were  named as the Jr. NBA/WNBA All-Stars of this year were once again gathered for their Send-off Party last October 6 at NBA Cafe SM Aura and flew the next day to Shanghai, China to participate in a once-in-a-lifetime NBA experience.

A nationwide search was held through Regional Selection Camps in Baguio, Cebu, Bacolod, Davao, and Makati.   The 10 best boys and 5 girls basketball players were selected to be a part of the Jr.NBA/WNBA Philippine All-Star during the National Training Camp which was held at the SM Mall of Asia last April 24.  You can read about it here.

During the Send-Off Party:

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*photo credit to Rikki Suarez

At this moment, the Jr. NBA/WNBA All-Stars are now having a blast together with other boys and girls from Jr. NBA Programs in Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.  They will watch or maybe watching right now the NBA Global Games in China 2016 between Houston Rockets and New Orleans Pelicans at the Mercedes-Benz Arena.  All Jr. NBA/WNBA delegates have also a chance to meet NBA players and legends and will also have a privilege training with them, and will also enjoy touring the city.

Jr. NBA/WNBA presented by Alaska promotes the importance of regular physical activity, trains participants in the fundamentals of basketball and teaches the importance of core values, including sportsmanship, teamwork, a positive attitude and respect.

The Jr. NBA Program is presented by Royal Friesland Campina in the Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam through its Alaska Milk, Frisian Flag, Duch Lady and Foremost brands and conducted in Singapore through partnership with Sport Singapore.

For more information visit Alaska Milk’s sports channel and like @PlayPh in Facebook and @AlaskaPlayPh in instagram fore inspiring stories on Filipino sports fans of all ages and skill levels.  Fans can also visit the official Jr.NBA  Asia website for more information on Jr.NBA programs.  For all things NBA, visit and follow their Facebook page and twitter at @NBA for news and updates.



Under Armour Run Crew Started The First Day of October Right




Under Armour started the first day of October right by formally launching the AU Run Crew in collaboration with APEX Sports Training System at the Bonifacio High Street Amphitheater headed by Under Armour ambassadors Piolo Pascual, Coach Jim Saret and Toni Saret.  Coach Jim is a sports and fitness consultant of the Philippine Olympic Committee and currently serves as the president of Scientific Sports and Fitness Council of the Philippines.


Under Armour Run Crew is a tailor-made program for active lifestyle enthusiast and aspiring runner which provides a step-by-step guide towards a person’s objective in running.  UA Run Crew consist of community runs every Saturday that comes along with an in-depth seminar with fitness experts to flesh out every essential aspect about running, including dynamic warm-up exercises, injury prevention, race day  nutrition, and many more.

Runners and fitness enthusiast flocked the first day of UA Run Crew that day and experienced how to be a part of the very first Under Armour Run Crew in the country and had a blast working out with Piolo Pascual.

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Besides of getting exclusive coaching from UA’s international trainers, they will also receive exclusive discounts and be the first to try the latest innovation gears from Under Armour.

Under Armour will also introduced the UA Record and MapMyRun digital applications that track and monitor the progress of runners.

For updates, follow Under Armour Philippines via @underarmourph on Instagram and Twitter as well as their Facebook page; and make sure to use #RunWithFight  on your social media account.


During UA Run Crew launch with my blogger friends





ActiveHealth Launches Online Portal for the Swim, Bike and Run Communities


ActiveHealth, as the number one advocate towards healthy lifestyle, is taking a big leap by giving the running and multisports community what they need – an online platform called the ActiveHealth Community (AHC) Portal.  It’s a digital platform of online race preparation and coaching, race results tracker, sports nutrition, sleep advice, and more.  AHC encourages athletes to use the digital platform to aid training and exceed performance targets.  According to Mr. Alex Panlilio, Unilab Health Operating Vice President, the idea behind AHC is to strengthen the ties that bind the community in pursuing an active lifestyle and excellence by encouraging athelets to strive in reaching their potential.

AHC mobile App

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AHC members will have access to training plans that are customized to the ActiveHealth race that they are joining, expert advice and support from AHC coaches and mentors through classes, training camps, articles and online coaching analysis, updates on all events, special offers of ActiveHealth as well as rewards for being an active member of the community.

AHC Coaches and Sports Specialists


photo credit:  AH FB page

“What sets AHC apart from other training programs or clubs is that we know our community of runners, cyclists, and triathletes very well so we can provide them what they require as progressive athletes in order for them to exceed themselves.  And that is a holistic, system-based approach covering all areas of training and race preparation – sleep, recovery, nutrition and gear.” – Coach Ani De-Leon Brown, Senior Coach Consultant of AHC.

AHC members have access to a roster of best coaches and sports specialists in their fields such as veteran coaches and marathoners Titus Salazar and Ben Alacar, former triathlon team coach Dan Brown, first certified female multisport coach in the Philippines Ani De-Leon Brown, multi-awarded triathlete coach Andy Leuterio and other seasoned triathlon coaches such as Ian Alacar, Kaye Lopez, and Nonoy Basa.  We also have sports science experts Riel Espino, Saul Sibayan, Kris Agarao, sleep and recovery expert Francis Diano and sports nutrition experts Harvie De Baron among many others who are in the process of finalizing contracts with ActiveHealth.

AHC Mentors


photo credit: Rikki Suarez

According to coach Ani De-Leon Brown, “The mentors will be the on-ground teaches who will assist the members with their form and technique.  There will be regular mentor session across different training areas in Metro Manila so we can provide assistance to more athletes.”  Eventually, AHC will also conduct mentor sessions or classes outside of Metro Manila.

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*access the AHC app for more training sessions

AHC is open to all participants of ActiveHealth races like Run United and Tri United since 2010 up to the present.  Once an athlete registers for an event, they automatically get a link to the AHC portal.  AHC is accessible via the ActiveHealth website or by downloading the app on Google Play store, and soon at Apple store.  Membership is free and has no expiration.

ActiveHealth also offers a premium subscription to members who want to avail additional benefits like priority registration to all events, access to coach classess, request online coach analysis (extra fees apply) and other features.  The Premium subscription will be offered at an introductory price of Php 365 per year.

Perks of being an AHC member

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AHC is also offering exclusive rewards for AHC members.  They can earn points by completing tasks and activities within the community such as signing up and completing races, attending classes and achieving targets.  The detailed reward mechanics will be available to the athletes on the AHC portal.

Those interested to join AHC can already do so when they register and participate in the upcoming  Tri United 4 on November 27 in Clark, Pampanga.

So what are you waiting for?… Download the app, let’s train and Exceed Yourself!