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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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.

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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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So what are you waiting for?…

Taralets guys!

Let’s run for Mother Earth!

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Nike Introduces Breaking2 – The quest to break the two-hour marathon barrier.

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Today Nike unveils Breaking2, an innovation moonshot designed to unlock human potential.

Like all daring dreams, Breaking2 has an audacious goal: Enable a sub two-hour marathon time.

Many consider this feat impossible. It requires reducing the current men’s world record time of 2:02:57 by three percent. However, that challenge is exactly what drives Nike; the impossible is an opportunity to envision the future of sport.

To help achieve a sub two-hour marathon, Nike is working with a diverse team of leaders across several fields of science and sport with a holistic approach to athletes, product, training, nutrition and environment.

Breaking2 provides an opportunity to explore whether the impossible is within reach. It is the ultimate embodiment of Nike’s mission: To bring inspiration and innovation to every athlete on the planet.

THE MISSION

In 1954, Sir Roger Bannister ran the first four-minute mile. Bannister didn’t just break a record; he redefined what athletes were capable of and inspired confidence in others to do the same.

This great story reminds us that inspiration — complete belief in an impossible goal — is at the core of human potential. After all, as Bill Bowerman, Nike’s co-founder and legendary track coach, once said, “The real purpose of running isn’t to win a race, it’s to test the limits of the human heart.”

At its core, Breaking2 is about more than a marathon.

Attempting to break the sub two-hour marathon challenges the perception of what is possible in sport, resets the expectations of product and enables Nike to gather incredible athlete insight. These lessons can be applied across everything Nike does, including products and services, to ultimately serve all runners. The only real failure would be to not attempt such an audacious goal.

THE ATHLETES

Reaching a sub two-hour marathon requires shaving seven seconds off each of the 26.2 miles of the marathon. Even for the world’s best runners this is a massive leap.

Nike spent significant time identifying three elite athletes who are perfectly equipped for (and bold enough to take on) the challenge.

Eliud Kipchoge of Kenya, Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopia and Zersenay Tadese of Eritrea are all lined up to attempt the impossible and run a sub two-hour marathon. These runners are not afraid of the unknown — they attack it.

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ELIUD KIPCHOGE

Eliud Kipchoge, 32 years old, was born November 5 in Kapsisiywa, Nandi District and has won medals at both the Olympic and World level. Eliud began running after high school following years of observing his coach and mentor, Patrick Sang, who is still his coach to date.

In 2003, Eliud made his debut in distance running after setting a world junior record in the 5000 meters at the IAAF World Cross Country Championship. Later that year, Eliud became World Champion at the World Championships in Athletics. In 2012, Eliud set a half-marathon best with a time of 59:25.

Eliud won a bronze medal at the 2004 Athens Olympics in 5000 meters, a silver medal in the 2008 Beijing Olympics in the 5000 meters and most recently, a gold medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics in the men’s marathon.

He improved his personal best marathon time by 5 seconds after winning the Berlin Marathon with a time of 2:04:00. In 2016, he improved upon that time even further when he set a new course record in the London Marathon achieving a winning time of 2:03:05.

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ZERSENAY TADESE

Zersenay Tadese, 34 years old, was born February 8 in Adi Bana, Eritrea. His bronze medal in the 10,000 meters at the 2004 Athens Olympics made him the first ever Eritrea Olympic medalist. He was also Eritrea’s first athlete to win a World Championship event when he took the 20-kilometer title in the 2006 IAAF World Road Running Championships.

Zersenay has four consecutive victories in the World Half Marathon Championships from 2006-2009 and won the title again in 2012. He set a world record in the 2010 Lisbon Half Marathon and has won gold, silver and two bronze medals at the IAAF World Cross Country Championships. Zersenay is a four-time Olympian competing at the 2004, 2008, 2012 and 2016 Olympic Games.

In 2009, Zersenay became the second man to win three World Championship medals over three different surfaces in the same year. Zersenay currently holds the men’s half marathon world record with a time of 58:23. His brother, Kidane Tadese, is also a professional distance runner.

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LELISA DESISA

Lelisa Desisa, 26 years old, was born January 14 in Shewa, Ethiopia. Early in his running career, Lelisa focused on road racing. He made his breakthrough in 2010 after running sub-60 minutes placing third at the Zayed International Half Marathon. He has won many high-profile races such as Boilermaker 15K, Cherry Blossom 10-miler, Bolder Boulder 10K and Delhi Half Marathon.

Lelisa made his marathon debut by running 2:04:45 hours in the 2013 Dubai Marathon. Lelisa won the 2013 Boston Marathon and with the event of the bombings, he gave his medal back to the city of Boston to honor all the bombing victims. In 2015, he won the Boston Marathon again with a time of 2:09:17, and took second in 2016.

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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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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

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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

This event is brought to you by:

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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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NatGeo’s Earth Day Run 2016

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One of the biggest running events in the Philippines, the National Geographic Channel’s Earth Day Run, will be going international when it marks its 7th year on April 17, 2016.  The event will be happening simultaneously for the first time in 5 cities across the region: Singapore, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Tai Chung, and Manila.

The event has been consistently helping in promoting sustainable living and supporting environmental advocacy utilizing the popular platform of running for 7 years.  This year, in combination of thousands of registered runners from the other countries, Earth Day Run 2016 will be the largest collection of running Eco Warriors in the history of the race.

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ENDANGERED SPECIES CONSERVATION

Irrawaddy Dolphin research and conservation in Malampaya Sound, Palawan. These dolphins are critically endangered in the country, with as few as 40 left in Malampaya Sound, Palawan.

CLIMATE CHANGE SOLUTION

The Earth Hour or ‘Gift of Life’ village in Monreal, Masbate is a showcase of WWF solutions. Local villages will receive portable solar lamps, while being trained to construct ‘vertical gardens’ and ferro-cement rainwater harvesters.

WATER

Reforestation efforts for the Ipo Watershed in Bulacan, which supplies Metro Manila with fresh water.

OCEANS

Marine Protected Area (MPA) and coral reef conservation in Apo Reef in Occidental Mindoro.  Apo Reef is Asia’s largest reef and among the most productive marine systems on Earth.

The event will be traverse the Bonifacio Global City and McKinley West as the race course.  Race categories include 5k, 10k, 21k and 42k.

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BLACK/YELLOW SINGLET – 21K & 42k ; GRAY/YELLOW SINGLET – 5k & 10k

21K AND 42K FINISHER MEDAL AND SHIRT

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HOW TO REGISTER

ONLINE

  • March 1 – March 31, 2016
  • Click HERE to register online using a credit card. (Additional transaction fees may apply.)

IN-STORE

  • March 1 – March 31, 2016, 11:30 AM – 8:00 PM
  • SM Aura Ground floor, in front of Uniqlo and Forever 21

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NOTE:

  1. Race kits will be given out during the race kit claiming period. Please read the race kit claiming details HERE.
  2. Registration is on a first come, first served basis.
  3. Singlet sizes and race categories are subject to availability.
  4. Registration may close earlier than March 31 depending on the availability of the race kits.

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And also to help you achieve your goals, organizers set a group of pacers that will help you to get going and achieve new PR.

Here are some of the 21k and 42k pacers.  Pick your pace and run with them.

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Kagay-An Festival Marathon 2015

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Want to run a marathon and have a vacation at the same time?  

Want to run a route without being irritated by honking and smoke-belching cars?

Join the Kagay-An Festival Marathon 2015.  Explore the beauty of Cagayan de Oro.  Meet the exciting people.  Be amazed with the scenic view of Macajalar Bay.  Be in love with the place while running.  

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LOVELY RIGHT?…

SO, TARALETS!

HERE ARE THE DETAILS:

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