RUNRIO honors winners of 2017 Trilogy Race Series

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Manila, Philippines – February 7, 2018 – RUNRIO Events, Inc. recently held the RUNRIO Trilogy Awards at the Grand Ballroom of the Okada Manila in Pasay City.

The main highlight of the event is the RUNRIO Trilogy Awards is recognizing last year’s runners who completed the three-leg race series – 21k, 32k, and 42k category of RUNRIO Trilogy Series 2017. The awards also recognized not only the fastest, but also oldest finishers, they all received a limited edition medal hanger.

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“The RUNRIO Trilogy Awards is our way of showing our appreciation to all those who participated and gave everything they’ve got fueled by their #HeartToFinish strong,” said Andrew Neri, RUNRIO Events, Inc. Managing Partner.

That evening was also an opportunity for RUNRIO to present YesPinoy Foundation with a PhP500,000.00 donation. Founded in 2009, the foundation in partnership with Taclob, produces emergency bags made by survivors of Typhoon Yolanda. The aim is to provide hooded cloak backpacks with emergency kits and learner’s materials to young people in vulnerable public schools particularly those in areas affected by Typhoons.

Also that night was the opportunity to announce the schedule of this year’s RUNRIO Trilogy Race Series which expands its presence in Cebu.

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The first leg will be held on March 4 in Cebu and on March 18 in Manila, the second leg on May 6 in Cebu and June 3 in Manila. The last leg will be on August 19 in Cebu and September 23 in Manila.

This year’s event will be more fun and family oriented as there will be a 5k Family Run in which teams must consist of two adults and two kids – 15 years or below. There is also the 5k Barkada Run which is open to four adults that should be 16 years of age or older. There is also the 10k Buddy Run which, is also for participants 16 years old and above.

As an added incentive for runners, participants who register in groups are entitled to a substantial discount on the registration fees.

Excited already?… Here are the details:

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Online Registration here.

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RACEKIT CLAIMING DETAILS

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“This year promises to be exciting for us and for all those who want to join our runs,” said Coach Rio Dela Cruz, RUNRIO President and CEO. “Running enthusiasts can look forward to the 2018 RUNRIO Trilogy not only as an avenue to push their limits but also to spend quality time with friends and family.”

The RUNRIO Trilogy was made possible by its other partners, namely, Gatorade, Maynilad, Garmin, SM Mall of Asia, Nyxsys, Inside Manila, Fitbar, KitKat, Efes, Nizoral, Salonpas, and Milcu Deodorant Powder.

For more information on the registration fees and the online registration schedule, visit https://www.runrio.com/race/runrio-trilogy-manila-leg-1

So what are you waiting for?… TARALETS!

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National Geographic celebrates 8 years of environmental advocacy with Earth Day Run 2017

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National Geographic Channel in partnership with Cherifer Premium and World Wildlife Fun for Nature (WFF), marks its eighth year of raising the public’s consciousness about environmental issues, social awareness through health and fitness by staging Earth Day Run 2017 this coming April 23 with a hashtag #8withEDR.  This year’s event aims to continue the tradition of being one of the biggest running events in the country, expecting scores of running enthusiast and Eco Warriors to register and run for the environment.  The event will be held not only in Manila but simultaneously in the cities of Hong Kong, Shanghai, Singapore and Taichung.

Earth Day Run 2017 in Manila will be held at the SM Mall of Asia grounds, where participants can join 5K, 10K, 21K and 42K categories. The event encourages and welcomes all types of Eco Warriors to take part, from fun-runners of all ages to the serious marathon runners who regularly compete. This year, Earth Day Run will also be sporting new features for its runners. As a special treat, all race kits will come with LED shoelaces, serving as a badge of pride and as a safety precaution for Eco Warriors running at night or before sunrise. Prizes will also be given to costumed runners who showcase their creativity by coming in their best ensemble made from recycled materials. Finally, to make each Eco Warrior’s voice heard in this run for the Earth, advocacy banners will be hanging above the finish line so that each runner can grab them as they cross to make a shout-out for the environment, keep as a souvenir, and use for all their post-run selfies to amplify the message of acting now to save the environment.

Excited already?… Here are the details…

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ONLINE REGISTRATION

  • Click HERE to register online.

Register Now

ON SITE REGISTRATION

  • Upper Ground Floor, SM Aura
  • The Block, Ground floor, SM North EDSA
  • SM Mall of Asia

Registration started last March 1 until April 16, 2017.

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Here are the race routes

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So what are you waiting for?…

Taralets guys!

Let’s run for Mother Earth!

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VIRTUAL RACE PH PRESENTS: Tindog Surigao Virtual Race

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VirtualRacePh in cooperation with Caritas Damayan will be staging a virtual race event to raise funds for the benefit of Surigao earthquake survivors.  The proceeds will be used for the different disaster management service of Caritas Manila, Inc to the affected area.

Let us first define what is a virtual race?

A Virtual Race is an event where registered participants are encouraged to finish a given distance on their own, at their own chosen venue with their preferred company.

Participants are then required to upload their date or any proof of completion of their run to the organizer’s page for verification.  And what is good about it, you can log also your present race to add to your VirtualRacePH mileage.  Great right?!

After completing the challenge, the finisher’s entitlement are delivered to the registered participant.

Exciting!… Here are the race details

Event Name:

Tindog Surigao:  VirtualRacePH Bayani Series

“Tumakbo nang may kabuluhan, Maging Bayani sa munting paraan”

Virtual Race Period

May 6 to 17, 2017 (12 days)

*the virtual race period is set to symbolize the 6.7 magnitude earthquake that hi Surigo

Venue:

Anywhere in the Philippines and overseas

Race Category

  • 16km (newbie runner)
  • 33k (seasonal runner)
  • 67km* (ultramarathon runner)

*the featured distance of 67k to symbolize the 6.7 magnitude earthquake that hit Surigao

Registration Fee and Finisher Entitlements

16km – Php 250

  • soft copy of Certificate of completion

33km – Php 550

  • Finisher Shirt or finisher medal
  • Free delivery within Philippines

67km – Php 750

  • Finisher shirt AND finisher medal
  • free delivery within Philippines

*Two Hundred Pesos (Php 200) will be donated from the registration fee for each registered and paid runner

Registration will be done through our website at http://virtualraceph.com

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What VirtualRacePH can offer?

With the goal of being the premier virtual race organizer, VirtualRacePH boasts thousands of hits through its website and social media accounts.  VirtualRacePH also has hundreds of registered runners and supporters from Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao and event from overseas!

More Importantly, VirtualRacePH stays true to its mission of building an inclusive supportive community of runners who love running, care for others and can make real difference one run at a time  With your support, you can be our partner in realizing this mission.

To know more about VirtualRacePH and its mission, please visit our website at http://virtualraceph.com/about-us/vision-mission-and-objectives/

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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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ACTIVEHEALTH LAUNCHES RUN UNITED EXCEED

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ActiveHealth has been in the forefront providing an incomparable race experience.  It is the only race in the country that offers an integrated holistic solution for for progressive athletes, grounded by its 4 pillars – training nutrition, gear and events; and for the past years, they have been helping runners to progress and exceed themselves.  This year,  ActiveHealth introduces the new Run United Exceed which will be different to the previous Run United Series.  Run United Exceed is a prestigious and exclusive 21-km race that will be held in BGC, Taguig on April, 2017.  It is set to revolutionize the running landscape by introducing world marathon major inspired innovation that will push runners to exceed themselves.

Did I mention innovation to help breed next level 21K finishers? Brace yourself, here it goes:

  • Exclusive medal for sub 2.5 hours finishers
  • FREE UNDER ARMOUR SHOES  to the top 15 negative split medal finishers
  • And to keep our runners motivated while they push themselves, the course is lined up with cheer stations in key location, to help boost their moral.
  • GUARANTEED SLOTS TO ANGKOR WAR INTERNATIONAL FULL MARATHON or ANGKOR WAT INTERNATIONAL HALF MARATHON await 2 lucky finishers.
  • To further ass to the thrill of the race is the moving cut-off banner making sure runners make it in time.
  • All participants are also entitled to discounted privileges from partner merchants and a Run United Exceed Kit inclusive of race shirt, event shirt and other items.

The concept is to shatter ones perception on time – To go against your greatest enemy, yourself.  This race will give birth to the next generation of high performing Half-Marathoners that have the relentless drive and determination to exceed the time they have set for themselves through proper training and sports nutrition.

“We have been doing the progressive races for the past 6 years.  For 2017, we believe that it is time to take it to the next level.  We want to build a new generation of athletes whose objective is not to just finish, but to EXCEED.”  – Lester Castillo, Brand Manager of ActiveHealth.

Excited already?.. Here are the race details:

REGISTRATION DETAILS:

Regular Registration Period

On-line Registration:     January 30 to February 28, 2017     Php 1,350

In-store Registration:     February 14 to February 28, 2017     Php 1, 350

Late Registration Period

Late On-line Registration     March 1 to March 12, 2017     Php 1, 550

Late In-Store Registration     March 1 to March 12, 2017     Php 1, 550

Race Inclusions:

  • Finisher’s Medal (exclusive to 2.5 hour finishers)
  • ActiveHealth Race Shirt and ActiveHealth Event Shirt
  • Race bib with D-tag
  • Finisher’s kit
  • Raffle entry to a guaranteed complimentary slot for 2 to Angkor Wat International Marathon or Angkor Wat International Half Marathon

Run United Medal

The finisher’s medal and its design elements are inspired from an athlete’s journey in exceeding himself.

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Race Shirt

The Run United race shirts is a performance shirt made from light breathable and quick dry fabric to help participants perform better.

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ActiveHealth have you covered from training to race day with special deals for your race and training pack.  ActiveHealth’s complete sports nutrition system are readily available to help participants reach optimum performance in time for Run United Exceed.  A race and training pack are available upon registration and exclusive deals are offered.

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Run United Exceed is co-presented by Tag Heuer and also the official timekeeper of the event.

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So what are you waiting for?… TARALETS GUYS!

For more information, visit www.activehealth.ph and stay connected through their facebook and twitter  and instagram account.

Legion Run Philippines

ANNOUNCEMENT FROM LEGION RUN PHILIPPINES

January 19, 2017 (6:33 PM):

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A fun and extremely challenging run is coming here in Philippines on March 2017 dubbed as Legion Run.  It is an international event that had been on different countries around the globe for the past few years.  A totally new outdoor experience for people who love adventure, challenges and the outdoors.   Legion run is more than just a running event.  It is a 5-km team-oriented run that offers once-in-a-lifetime experience to people of all levels of physical fitness and ability.

Legion Run Philippine debut is set on March 4, 2017 at the Greenfield City in Laguna.  There will be elements of mud, fire, ice and barbed wire all throughout the obstacle course.

Legion Run is not a competition but a mental challenge.  It is a a test of your physical, mental and social skills both as an individual and as a team member.

Excited already?… Here are the details:

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Registration Details:

Online Registration:  November 15, 2016 to February 24, 2017

buy tickets here:

Prepaid Selling Venues:

Gold’s Gym

  • Munoz Waltermart
  • Katipunan
  • Galleria
  • BGC
  • Glorietta 4

Registration Price:

Early Bird

  • November 15, 2016 to December 15, 2016
  • Php 1,500
  • Online

Regular Rate

  • December 16, 2016 to February 24, 2017
  • Php 2,000
  • Online and prepaid cards thru registration partner

Event Day Rate

  • March 4, 2017
  • Php 2,500
  • Registration tent

Who are the qualified participants?

  • Ages 21 and above in healthy condition.  Participants age 16 to 18 will be allowed provided that they are joined by their registered parents or guardians.

Do I need a team to participate?

It would be great it you came along with your own group, but for as long as you are willing to help yourself and others, you can participate.

If you don’t have a team though, it’s okay.  You will find that you will not be bored at the event, not event for a minute.  The obstacles are designed in such a way that each and every participant will be a part of one massive team with one goal.

You will run side-by-side with hundreds of other participants and will most definitely make some spontaneous friendships along the course.

Share your strengths and do not leave anyone behind!

How do I create a team?

All you need to do is pay for the first ticket.  During the signup process you will be asked to set up the team, generate a secret code.  People you  invite to the team may then join to your team by entering the secret team code.  Team members will pay their own ticket individually but benefit the team discount.  No specific number of team members per group.

What do I receive after I register?

You will receive a confirmation mail immediately after registration online.  This will include your ticket as well as a waiver form.  Kindly print it, read the attached waiver carefully and then sign it.

If you have not yet received a confirmation email, check your spam folder first.  If you still can’t find the confirmation  mail. notify us at philippines@legionrun.com and we’ll fix things up for you.

Can I transfer my ticket to someone else?

Yes.  Changes are possible up to 2 weeks before the event date.  Change fees may apply.

Can I get a refund?

Refunds will only be done in cases where legion run itself cancels the event.  Under no other circumstances will a refund be allowed.

On event day, when should I arrive?

We recommend you arrive an hour before the wave you want to participate.  The wave will be every 20 minutes with 175 people in each wave.  GUN STARTS at 8:00 am.  Kit claiming and check in is open starting 6am.

Keep in mine that if you come late, you may not be able to join you team’s wave and will have to run in the next available wave.

What do I need to bring in order to check in?

Bring a valid government ID plus your printed and signed ticket.

What should I wear?

  • Half-finger training (grip) gloves
  • Long tights/compression pants
  • Knee high socks
  • Sports shoes

During the run, DO NOT wear anything that you would not want it to be covered with mud all over.  Wear clothes you won’t be worried about.  Wearing costumes is allowed as long as you will be comfortable wearing them along the muddy obstacle course.

How long does it take to run the course?

Finish time depends on you and your team on whether you are competitive by nature or you are doing the course just for the fun of it.

The average finish time is an hour and a half.

Am I allowed to skip obstacles?

Of course!  This is not a competition, so there are no penalties for bypassing.

The idea is to challenge one’s self and have fun, not to  be terrified and get injured to the point of not having fun anymore!

Will there be food and drinks on site?

Along the course, there will be several stations with free water and sports drink for all the participants.

There will also be food and drink vendors on site offering something for everyone, so please don’t bring food and drinks with you.

Will there be any medical help?

Yes.  Several firs aid teams will  be positioned along the course, ready to assist immediately if medical help is needed.

Will there be any after-party?

Why after?!  The whole event itself is a priceless party – there will be food, drinks, music and some happy muddy creatures wandering around.

Will there be parking available at the event?

The location map and GPS coordinates are listed on the event page.  Parking is at Paseo de Sta. Rosa.  Minimal fee applies.

Will there be showers and portalet?

Yes  but do not expect a five-star facilities though.  You’ll be able to hose down mud and sweat at the end of the course.  We kindly ask all participants to use the shower facilities wisely in order to avoid unnecessary queues.

Are spectators be allowed?

Yes.  The more the merrier!  The fun is definitely worth it!  They will be also be able to choose their own activities from the host of the event partners on the day for FREE!

Are spectators allowed to walk along the course and take pictures or videos?

Yes.  They are allowed to follow the participants at some of the course and take pictures.  But please note that spectators must not get in the way of participants, attempt or complete obstacles.

Can minors and kids come as spectators?

Yes.  There will be plenty of activities for them too but we recommend you make sure there is someone attending their needs while you are at the course.

Can I bring my dog?

Only K-9 and guide dogs will be allowed at the event.

Exciting right?

So what are you waiting for?… TARALETS GUYS!!!

During the media launch

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photo credit to my blogger friends and Ignite Philippines

For more details, follow them at:

https://www.facebook.com/legionrun

https://www.instagram.com/LegionRunPH/

https://www.facebook.com/ignitephilippinesinc/

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Under Armour spearheads UA Women: Empowering Other Women campaign in support of breast cancer awareness

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Last October 29, 2016, Under Armour Philippines held an event at Edsa Shangri-La Health Club dubbed as UA Women: Empowering Other Women campaign.  An Under Armour’s effort to raise awareness towards breast cancer by proper education and healthy lifestyle.

The event highlighted an intense circuit training as well as a health fitness symposium, conducted by Under Armour-affiliate trainer Kat Geronimo, a renowned celebrity fitness mentor in the country.

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As a special treat, Mendiola was inattendance to participate in Geronimo’s session and extend her utmost support to Under Armour’s UA Women: Empowering Other Women campaign.

There are also some other activities held before the circuit training such as spinning class, yoga class and also some make-up tutorials.

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I sweat a lot and drank tons of water but I had a blast participating on those activities with my sports/runner-blogger friends.  Thank you Under Armour Philippines for this fun event.

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Aside from the activities, the event likewise featured the sports apparel’s highly-regarded Armour Crossback Bra, which is tailor-made for females with a dynamic everyday routine.

The Armour Crossback Bra has the super-smooth, double-layer HeatGear® fabric that delivers superior next-to-skin feel as well as the Signature Moisture Transport System that wicks sweat to keep the user dry and light.

With women playing a huge role in our society, be part of spreading the female empowerment and join Under Armour’s campaign on social media by using #FindStrengthInSupport and #UnderArmourPH

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Make sure to follow Under Armour Philippines via @underarmourph on Instagram and Twitter as well as Facebook at www.facebook.com/underarmoursea.

Photo Credit to:  Art Mendoza, Vim Mendoza, and Under Armour Ph