Team 7-Eleven Philippines Reign in Da Nang International Marathon 2017

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Da Nang Vietnam, August 6, 2017 – This year’s Da Nang International Marathon was successfully concluded this morning in Danang, Vietnam with six Filipino runners, representing Team 7-Eleven Philippines, taking podium spots in the full marathon and half-marathon races .

Lany Cardona of Pangasinan cruised through the 42km race to land as the champion of the women’s division, finishing the course in 03:27:26 while Rafael Pescos of Davao finished second in the men’s division with a finish time of 02:40:06. Richard Salano, a member of the Philippine Army secured the third spot in the podium of the 21km race with a finish time of 1:20:36 while the trio of Jho-An Banayag-Villarma (01:31:53), Nhe-Ann Barcena (01:37:08) and Ruffa Sorongon (01:37:38) swept the first, second and third spots of the 21km women’s category.

Meanwhile, Lizane Abella (4:20:19) and Azlan Pagay (3:02:06) took the Top 1 honors in their respective age group for the 42km and Kennechie Lorbes (1:49:10) took Top 5 for his Age Group in the 21km race.

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“Masaya kami kasi ang 7-Eleven ay walang sawa na pinadadala kami sa ganitong international race.” said Lany Cardona who together with Rafael Pescos were given a slot to race in the Shonan International Marathon happening on December in Kanagawa, Japan with all expenses paid, as part of their prize for winning in the 42km category of this race.

 

Nine Filipino runners participated in this morning’s race, four of them in the full marathon while five in the half-marathon – a fulfillment of the commitment given by Philippine Seven Corporation (7-Eleven Philippines) to the top 3 (male and female) marathon and full marathon winners of the 7-Eleven Run that was held in the Filinvest City, Alabang last February.

According to Project Head Ms. Michelle Saludes, “We at 7-Eleven want to give Filipino runners not part of the Philippine Team the opportunity to showcase their abilities and be recognized in an international competition.”

Local and foreign participants coming from 50 countries, competed in the Da Nang International Marathon 2017 where the route brought the experience of running through Da Nang’s beautiful coastline passing the bridges across the poetic Han’s river in the middle of the city during sunrise.

This is the fifth year that 7-Eleven Philippines has brought Filipino runners to an international race giving them full support from taking care of all expenses, pocket money and with the help of sponsor Asics Tiger, a complete race suit.

“We will continue to encourage runners who aspire to represent the country in an international competition through the 7-Eleven Run Series which we are planning to expand by having another race in Cebu before the year ends and which will serve as a qualifying race to the 7-Eleven Run happening in Manila next year.” shared Mr. Jose Ang Jr., General Merchandise Division Head.

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The participation of Filipino runners was made possible through the effort of Philippine Seven Corporation together with the support of sponsors Safeguard, Selecta Ice Cream, Pocari Sweat, Del Monte, Nature’s Spring, Summit Water, Dole Pineapple, Powerade, Solar Sports, CNN Philippines, Skyway, Filinvest and Asics.

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My 7-Eleven Run Adventure

From the successful Run 800 in 2013, suceeded by 3 more years of fun and eventful races that attracted more fitness enthusiasts, competitive and seasonal runners; another very succesful 7-Eleven Run was staged last Sunday, February 5, 2017, that invaded the Skyway and Filinvest City.

I regret to missed experiencing last year’s super fun Run 2016.  So this year, I make sure that I would not miss the fun.  Despite of enduring knee pain for the past few weeks, I decided to run the 21K category.  

Race Day 

Excited as I was, together with my blogger friend Rolly Pangilinan, we arrived early at the race venue.  The village was already open, some tents are already serving breakfast and I love the lugaw. 

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And off we go…

At 2am, the first wave of 21k runners was deployed.  Me, Marinelle and Rolly were at the tje last wave and were deployed at 2:30.  I ran with Marinelle doing easy pace as I’m being careful with my stride and taking care of my left injured knee.  For the first kilometer, me, Nhel and Rolly are running togrther but at the 4th kilometer I am running by myself.  Running alone makes me more keen on my pace and how’s my left knee doing.  Fortunately, the route was perfectly planned – hydration every 1.5 km with overflowing water, Pocari, Gatorade and bananas.  One big help for the runners are the marshalls situated every 2 kilometers (I think), offering liniment spray for those who need them.  Kudos to the organizer for that.  That’s a really big help to us.

At the last 6-km mark, I am feeling a little pain from my knee coming up at the side of my hips.  Luckily, I bumped into Nhel again.  I decided to do a run-walk system.  Gladly, I’m wearing my Nike Zonal Strength tight and Under Armour Charged Bandit running shoes, they really gave me proper support and comfort throughout the race.  I was already limping in the last kilometer but hey, I have to smile as there are photographers along the last 200 meters.  We crossed the finished line tired but happy.  What a well-planned race route.

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At the event village

After we crossed the finish line and got our finisher’s loot bags, I look for Rolly and met some of my friends and we rome around the village.  The village is full of happy people despite of being tired from running, especially the 24K runners.  We are the happiest runners that day.  We swam on freebies – tumblers, biscuits, juice, donuts, ice cream, etc, etc, etc!

Top finishers won cash prizes and medals for the winners,  and also the chance to join an international marathon in Asia. But the the rest of the runners, including me, are all winners.  Winner to the max sa freebies!  

I really had a blast despite of suffering ITBS.  I am so happy to see all my friends.  

Thank you so much 7-Eleven Philippines for such a wonderful race.  You made all the runners happy.  Congratulations and more power.

*you can view your race results here

*race photos here

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7-Eleven Presents RUN 2017

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From the successful Run 800 in 2013 which attracted elites, serious and seasonal runners since then, succeeded by 3 more years of fun and eventful race attracting more fitness enthusiasts; the 7-Eleven Philippines’ popular Run Series will once again invade the Skyway and Filinvest City on February 5, 2017.

For those who experienced last year’s super fun Run 2016, who enjoyed all the activities and swam to all the freebies, this year will be bigger and more exciting!  The event consists of 7 categories namely 42K, 21K, 16k, 10k solo and 10k buddy which will enjoy the course along the Skyway while the 5k, 3k, and 500m (kids run) will take an organized race course along Filinvest City.

Did I say more bigger?… well YES!

Aside from the cash prizes and medals for the winners, the top 3 Filipino males and females in the 21k and 42k categories will be sponsored by 7-Eleven to join an international marathon in Asia… all expenses paid!  Top 3 organizations with the highest number of registrants will also receive a special trophy.

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Excited already?… Here’s how to join…

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First, you have log in at Run711 website to register (or you can click here ).  Complete the process until the end.  Print the confirmation letter and bring them on race kit claiming day on your chosen 7-Eleven store.

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INCLUSIONS

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Wait, WAIT!.. There’s more!..

Want a FREE RACEKIT ?

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Promo Duration:  November 23, 2016 to January 15, 2017 in all 7-Eleven Branches.

Promo Mechanics:

  1.  Cliqq App user or Everyday Rewards cardholder will earn E-stamps for every Php 100 purchase of any participating items from the major sponsors.
  2. .For every purchase of a booster item, the customer instantly gets an additional E-stamp. (If item is Php 100 or above was purchased with another participating item, the cardholder gets 2 E-stamps for that transaction.)  Earn Fifty (5o) E-stamps to redeem the race category of your choice.  For 10K buddy run, the customer must earn One Hundred (100) E-stamps.e-stamp-points
  3. Customer will instantly receive the one-time use 7-Connect Reference Number through SMS or App.  The SMS will show the message “Redeem you RACE KIT and use Ref # at www.run711.com at any 7-Eleven stores on or before January 10, 2017.  Show this message at the counter 7-CONNECT: 1234-5678-9012″.  The 7-Connect reference number will be used for registration
  4. Wait! Don’t go to any 7-Eleven stores yet.  Customer must register online first by visiting the Run711 website using the given 7-Connect reference number.instruction
  5. Race kit claiming will be in the store nominated by the customer upon registration.

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Race Map

Click the image and Download your race category’s map.

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Note:  Stay tuned for updates regarding available parking area on race day.

Rules and Regulation

Click here to view the Race Rule and Guidance

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Let’s excite you more… Watch last year’s Run 711

So what are you waiting for?…

TARALETS GUYS!.. Let’s Run and indulge all the freebies!!!

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