Century Tuna’s Superbods: The Underpants Run returns for the third time! Happening on March 11 at 9:30 AM, the fun run kicks off at Subic Bay Yacht Club to take runners through a scenic route along the Subic Bay Freeport Zone.
Inspired by the tradition at Kona, home of the renowned Ironman World Championship, Century Tuna continues its own local fun tradition with the Superbods Underpants Run. Started as a pre-race activity for the Century Tuna Ironman 70.3 back in 2015, it has since then made headlines when it brought some of the world’s super athletes racing alongside superbods finalists and raised funds for a cause.
This year, Century Tuna invites everyone to come to Subic Bay as it opens the race to anyone who wishes to showcase their superbod fitness. Individual runners get a chance to win P 15,000 while groups of four can vie for the P 20,000 prize. Century Tuna will also be giving away P 15,000 to the individual and P 20,000 to the group with the most inspired costume. Loot bags with tons of exciting freebies, and finisher shirts are up for grabs for the first 150 finishers.
Interested to join Century Tuna Superbods: The Underpants Run? Register for free at the Century Tuna Booth at the Subic Bay Exhibition and Convention Center on March 10 and at the Subic Bay Yacht Club on March 11.
Inquirer.net launched their newest channel philbowling.inquirer.net in partnership with the Philippine Bowling Federation (PBF) on February 17, Friday.
Representatives from both INQUIRER.net and PBF gathered together to celebrate this newfound partnership. The event participants included both INQUIRER.net’s president Paolo Prieto and chief operating officer Gary Libby. PBF officers were also in attendance particularly, PBF president and former FIQ world president Steve Hontiveros, and PBF secretary-general and Asian Bowling executive board member Alexander Lim. Even famed Bowling champions and medalists Olivia Bong Coo, Biboy Rivera, Rene Reyes, Gina Avecilla and Casiano King attended the event in support of this project.
This partnership aims to support PBF’s goal of promoting the appeal of tenpin bowling as a sport excellence and sport for all.
Indeed a day to remember for both organizations as select members of the media and invited guests were not only able to discuss this newly created venture but also watch the awesome vocal performances of the Ryan Cayabyab singers.
Even famed Bowling champions and medalists Olivia Bong Coo, Biboy Rivera, Rene Reyes, Gina Avecilla, and Casiano King attended the event to support this latest project.
Love Locks Fair is an annual event envisioned to promote love and togetherness in the family and community while providing a fun and safe atmosphere to enjoy the changing colors of life. Love Locks Fair is co-presented by SM by the Bay and will happen on 12 Feb. 2017.
Activities included on Race Day
Love Locks by the Bay
3K Obstacle Run
Outdoor Bridal Fair
Dinner Date for Couples
Music Fest/Valentines Party
ActiveHealth (AH) introduces NEW Run United Exceed (RUE) race brand, an exclusive twenty one-kilometer race co-presented by TAG Heuer, which will be held at Bonifacio Global City in Taguig on Sunday, 2 Apr. 2017.
The concept is to shatter ones perception of time—to go against your greatest enemy, YOURSELF. It will give birth to the next generation of high performing 21K runners 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 six 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 to finish but also exceed,” says AH brand manager Lester Castillo.
Some of the innovations to help breed next level 21K finishers include exclusive medal for sub-2.5 hour finishers, FREE Under Armour shoes for top 15 negative split finishers, cheer stations in key locations to help boost runners’ morale, moving cut-off banner making sure runners make it in time, discount privileges from partner merchants, and a RUE Kit inclusive of race shirt, event shirt and other items.
AH is set to also revolutionize the running landscape by introducing world marathon major inspired innovations that will push runners to exceed themselves. Guaranteed slots to Angkor Wat International Full Marathon or Angkor Wat International Half Marathon await two lucky finishers. Like in any other world marathon major, TAG Heuer is the official timekeeper of RUE.
AH has been in the forefront in providing an incomparable race experience. It is the only race in the country that offers an integrated holistic solution for progressive athletes grounded by its four pillars: training, nutrition, gear, and events. RUE participants are guaranteed that they are well taken care of in all areas from training, nutrition, and gear to recovery. Connectivity to sports experts, running community, and performance tracker are just but some of the other special privileges provided to participants through the AH Community App.
I have been complaining about the pain in my butt six months ago. It was the pain I experienced in the middle of the buttock and it gave me trouble when I run, but became more pronounced every time I do stretching exercises or when I bend forward with legs straight. The pain persisted despite having a regular massage or doing stretching exercises.
Then a fellow blogger Bob akaCruise Control recommended to try Active Release Techniques (ART) by coach PJ Rivera. Bob shared how his eighty-plus-year old Mom benefitted from the therapy session of coach PJ. There’s no harm in trying.
I, together with fellow running blogger Jared akaSupladong Irish Runner, decided to try ART last month. I thought it was my hamstrings that was causing the pain the whole time! Well, my sciatic nerve was the main culprit. Sciatica is a leg pain, which might feel like a bad leg cramp or a shooting pain that makes stretching impossible for the affected leg. I think, in my case, what caused it was prolonged sitting in the office. My bad. So glad I have my Fitbit tracker now to remind me to move.
Will not go to specifics on how my sciatica was treated, but I did cry a bit (no tears, of course). So what is ART? It is a method to treat problems that involve muscles, tendons, ligaments, and nerves so one can perform better. Really thankful to Bob for suggesting it. The results are remarkable. I can bend and reach my toes now, my running stride is back, and I look forward to my upcoming ART session again. Introducing me to ART couldn’t be better! Super thanks coach PJ!
First, he’s an International Triathlon Union (ITU) Level 2 Coach. He is a certified provider of ART in the country for about two years now. He’s into sports at a very young age (since six). Chess and Yaw Yan martial arts are his first two sports. He has done running, powerlifting, dragon boat, triathlon, mixed martial arts or MMA, and more martial arts. He has been part of the track teams of Lourdes School of Mandaluyong in high school and University of the Philippines Diliman.
Second, he has won multiple medals in track in the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP). Because of his active lifestyle, he suffered injuries left and right—pulled his hamstrings ten times and hurt his elbow, knees, shoulder, and ankles. He also broke his back in an accident. With so many injuries, he was also getting a lot of rehab. Though he was getting fixed, the fixed area felt weak. Because of this, he told himself, “there must be a better way to treat [my] injuries.“
In his pursuit of a better treatment, he bumped into ART. Actually the person who treated coach PJ told him about ART. Next thing he did was flying to the States to study ART. The rest is history.
SM Development Corporation (SMDC) will hold the third SMDC Run on February 26 at the Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City. This is in line with its CSR vision to build happy, healthy and thriving communities.
Participants can run for 5K, 10K and 21K, making the event perfect for first-time and seasoned runners alike. The race will start and end at the Mall of Asia Complex open grounds.
Registration fees are P600 for the 5K, P700 for the 10K and P950 for the 21K. Fees include singlet, race bib, timing chip, raffle entry, loot bag and finisher’s medal for 5K, 10K, and 21K runners.
Registration is available at Chris Sports in SM Mall of Asia, SM Megamall, SM North EDSA, SM BF Homes, Glorietta and Market! Market! from 20 Jan. 2017 to 19 Feb. 2017.
This year’s SMDC Run is organized by LeadPack, in partnership with Chris Sports, Ultimate Direction, and Takbo.ph.
For more information about the SMDC Run, please visit www.takbo.ph/smdcrun.
Soleus Running Dance Fest, 4 Feb. 2017, Saturday
SM by the Bay, SM Mall of Asia, Pasay City
Assembly Time: 3:00 AM
Dance Time: 6:30 AM
Category/Fee/Gun Start/Race Kit Inclusion
5K – P 600 (5:30 AM) – Race bib, event singlet, finisher’s medal
10K – P 750 (5 AM) – Race bib, event singlet, finisher’s medal
21K – P 950 (4 AM) – Race bib, event singlet, RFID, finisher’s medal, and finisher’s shirt
Race Kit Claiming Date, Time, and Venue
27-29 Jan. 2017, Friday-Sunday, from 10 AM to 8 PM at Shaw 500 Building, Shaw Boulevard, Mandaluyong City (beside S&R)
(Important: Please bring your original copy of Deposit Slip, Bank Transfer Slip, Claim Voucher issued during the on-site registration, and printed copy of the online registration confirmation)
Top 3 Finishers (men’s and women’s per distance category) will receive Soleus watches and other sponsors’ products, and a Meet and Greet session with Peruvian International Fitness Presenter, William Flores.
Online registration will start on 13 Dec. 2016. Kindly log on at www.goorahna.com or deposit payment via bank deposit at Banco de Oro account name: Mirjam Ann G. Del Rosario using Account Number 0039 8019 6644. Once payment has been made, please email the scanned copy of the deposit slip with your name, contact number, and shirt size to email@example.com.
Onsite registration will start on 3 Jan. 2017 at the following selected L Timestudio branches:
L Timestudio , GF (in front of IMAX), SM Mall of Asia
L Timestudio, 3F Buidling A, SM Megamall
L Timestudio, 2F Market! Market!
L Timestudio, GF (near SM Department Store entrance), SM Southmall
L Timestudio, Ground Floor. SM Marikina
L Timestudio, 2F Robinsons Place Ermita
This is a guest post by Ruth Honculada-Georget, a former technical cooperation coordination officer with the International Labor Organization and a stay-at-home mom to her little angel daughter.
For someone who struggles to run but loves to dance, the Music Run 2016 was like a dream come true!
I have been an on-off runner for the last ten years struggling to put into reality that cliché called work-life balance. To add, the last few years have also made it more difficult to run with a three-year old to keep me occupied.
One thing is for sure though dancing was an easy squeeze in my active daily life! I have never lost my love for music especially, dance music. So when my good friend Running Diva invited me to the Music Run, my gut told me that this was it! The best way to get back to running and to survive five kilometers was to get into the grooving at the same time.
The excitement was contagious from the moment we stepped into the West McKinley grounds with the DJ mixing the latest dance tracks. This was definitely PARTY TIME! I truly enjoyed the wide variety of music genres that were blasting every stride of the run. The best part was wearing the most comfortable exercise clothes, runner shoes, and partying with hundreds of equally enthusiastic runner-cum-party goers!
It was truly a gorgeous afternoon with lots of greenery along the course and all I could think of was THIS IS AMAZING! I could sing at the top of my lungs, wave my hands in the air, and wiggle the old jiggle like nobody cared. The adrenaline rush had kicked in and I managed to run 5K with lots of extra energy to party some more. As night came, the DJ mixed wonderful variety of music and dance performances brought the house down. And just when you thought it couldn’t get any better, there was a fireworks display that totally caught us by surprise! WOW!
What a great event! Thanks to Philam Vitality, Alcatel, Takbo.ph and the rest of the sponsors and organizers for The Music Run Manila for bringing the healthy happy lifestyle closer to many Filipinos! I am certainly looking forward to next year’s run … or should I say parteeeeh!
Gatorade Run debuted in 2015 to cap off a historic year of the brand. The event was a huge success that as a 22K finisher (2015), I couldn’t help but look forward to next edition. You may want to read fellow blogger Macky’s aka Bicolano Penguin’s Gatorade Run 2015 blog post about his running experience in 2015.
Fast forward, I found myself at the launch of the second edition of the Gatorade Run held three months ago. However, after knowing that race date fell on the same day as my tri race in November 2016, I knew then that I needed someone to represent RunningDiva.ph (RD). Was I so glad that Endure Multisport teammate Clark Castro (CC) said “yes” to the invitation! To share his running experience, here’s a recap of the interview:
RD: What made you decide to run 2016 Gatorade Run 11•22 even after having finished racing a 5150 triathlon?
CC: It was part of my maintenance workout specific to running. It also served as my year-ender event. Fortunately, I’ve got a free kit from teammate and friend RD.
RD: Having run countless half marathons, what made Gatorade Run different?
CC: Literally, its additional 1-km distance makes it different and special 😀. That really tested my capacity as a 21-km runner since I’m used to running 21km. It’s a factor I considered on my pace. Having limited mileage for a long run and knowing my limits when going beyond 21km, I decided to take it slow and targeted a safe finish time.
RD: How was your experience during the race?
CC: It was a blast! 😀 As expected, I got cramps due to lack of training but still enjoyed and had fun during the race. I didn’t expect it to be that cool and fulfilling race. The huge number of runners, celebrities, cheer leaders/band, that “I finished…” sash, and cheerful marshals added colors to it.
RD: What advice can you give to aspiring runners who might be interested in finishing a distance beyond a half marathon race?
CC: Training! And It must be a consistent and well-managed training. This means, having a good workout (speed, endurance, strength as well as proper running form) and mileage depending on their target finish time. And of course, they have to enjoy every moment of their journey to the finish line.
There you go! Clark’s straightforward and no nonsense response to questions summarized why I like (look forward to) running 2016 Gatorade Run 11•22. Too bad I missed joining it this year.
More than just your usual run, the extra one kilometer in each distance category–11K and 22K–was a platform for Gatorade to reinforce the importance of proper hydration.
Thank you Gatorade Philippines for having RunningDiva.ph in your event. Super thanks to Sabrina Capuz and Millet Liberato-Simeon of DDB Group Philippines for ensuring a great experience for Clark as media representative. Congratulations to all finishers and winners of said race, and kudos to Runrio for a job well done! And, you’re welcome, Clark! 😀
Soleus Running Philippines is proud to present their newest member in the Soleus family, William Flores.
William Flores is a Peruvian International Zumba® Fitness instructor, a great performer for almost four years now, and has performed at several major dance events in the United States, Mexico, Germany, Spain, Malta, France, Italy, Ireland, Dubai, and Singapore.
He had three years as a dancer under his belt teaching and dancing ballet, modern dance, jazz, reggaeton, salsa, cumbia, folk dance, merengue, and hip hop. His love for dance and his joy creates a new world for all who come to his class. He gives 110% on every performance and he cares about his students both outside and inside the Zumba® Fitness center. His name is undoubtedly growing in the dance world.
This coming February 2017, experience Sabor Latino 100% for the very first time in Manila, Philippines!