7-Eleven Run 2017

After the success of the 7-Eleven Run Series Run 800 (2013), Run 1000  (2014,) Run 1500 (2015), and Run 2016, once again 7-Eleven will bring next year the BIGGEST and MOST EXCITING of the Series the 7-Eleven Run to take over Skyway and Filinvest City on Sunday for a day of fitness, family, freebies, and all-out fun!

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RACE DETAILS

Venue: Skyway and Filinvest City
Date: 5 February 2017
Categories: 500-meter run for children, 3K, 5K, 10K, 10-kilometer buddy run, 16K, 21K, and 42K 

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7-Eleven Philippines’ hugely popular Run Series is an inclusive event for both serious runners and recreational walkers and joggers that has been gaining momentum since it started three years ago.

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Three winners  in each category will be announced on Race Day and will receive cash prizes and medals.  To top it off, Top 3 Filipino (men’s and women’s division)  in both 42K and 21K categories will be sponsored by 7-Eleven Philippines to compete in an international marathon in Asia with all travel expenses paid. Top 3 organizations with the highest number of registrants will also receive a special trophy.   All finishers will receive finisher’s a medal, a finisher’s shirt, and some goodies.

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Finisher’s Medal
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Finisher’s Shirt
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Event Singlet

42K, 21K, 16K, 10K, and 10K Buddy Run categories will see participants sweeping through Filinvest City and the Skyway while the 5K, 3K and 500-meter Kids Run will be held along Filinvest City.

Registration is NOW open! Visit www.run711.com for more information and other details such as registration fees or FAQs. Registration is until 18 January 2017. For updates, please follow 7-Eleven Run Series Facebook Page.  Participants can also join in the conversation by using the official hashtag, #711Run2017.

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Runners can also get a chance to earn free race kits through 7-Eleven’s CliQQ loyalty program. CliQQ app users and Every Day! Rewards cardholders can redeem a free race kit by earning Run e-Stamps.

Run e-Stamps are earned with every P100 purchase of any participating item from the major sponsors. Every purchase of a booster product also earns one additional e-Stamp.

To redeem a free race kit to any race category, customers must earn 50 e-Stamps (except for 10K Buddy Run where customers must earn 100 e-Stamps).

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Race Kits can be claimed on the date indicated on the receipt from the same store where payment has been made. Aside from the exciting freebies that customers can look forward to on race day, all registrants of Run 2017 will also receive an Asics 20% discount voucher.

7-Eleven Run 2017 is held in partnership with Skyway and Filinvest City as well as event partners 7-Connect, Mogu Mogu, Crimson Hotel, and exclusive sportswear partner Asics.

The event is also brought to you by Safeguard, Selecta, Pocari Sweat, Del Monte, Nature’s Spring, Dole, Powerade and Summit Water, and media partners Solar Sports, ETC, CNN Philippines, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, The Philippine Star, Summit Media, Hinge Inquirer Publishing, and ABS-CBN Publishing.

Part of the proceeds will go to Every Day! Play.

 

Fitbit Holiday Gift Guide

With only a few weeks to go before Christmas, connected health and fitness market leader Fitbit helps your sports-loving family and friends by finding the perfect activity tracker to keep them moving.

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Fitbit Flex 2 for swimmers
  • slimmest band
  • 50-meter water resistant
  • automatically tracks laps on the pool, duration of the swim, and calories burned
  • features SmartTrack technology which automatically records exercises, reminds you to move, and incoming call and text  notifications via color-coded LED lights
  • P 5,499
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Fitbit Charge 2 for your overall health
  • best-selling activity tracker
  • upgraded to have a new, sleek look, and an easy-to-read display that is four times larger than its predecessor
  • more engaging, motivating, and personal experience to help you reach your fitness goals
  • PurePulse® heart rate tracking
  • tracks calories burn
  • features ‘Cardio Fitness Score’ based on your estimated VO2 Max,  ‘Relax’, a personalized deep-breathing sessions soothe your mind and body, and ‘Interval Workout Mode’   for high-intensity exercise and recovery to maximize workouts
  • five-day battery lifespan
  • P 8,499
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Push your limits with Fitbit Surge 
  • ultimate fitness watch for the sports enthusiasts
  • designed to keep up with your active lifestyle
  • perfect for cyclists and marathoners
  • fitness tracker with a built-in GPS
  • reviews routes and splits times
  • records elevation, distance, and pace
  • PurePulse® heart rate tracking, music control, and smart notifications
  • five-day battery lifespan
  • P 12,899

Available at Fitbit’s major Philippine retailers such as Digital Walker, Beyond the Box, select Toby’s stores, iBOOK, iCENTER, Mobile1, Globe, Gadgets in Style, Hivemind, Lazada, Zalora, Timeline, The Inbox Store, iLiberty and RUNNR stores.

Merry FITmas!

Press Release: adidas holds FitFest, the first and biggest fitness festival for women in the Philippines  

adidas culminates its monthly workouts as it holds on November 13 the adidas Women FitSquad FitFest, a fitness, food, and music festival rolled into one. Over a hundred women come together at the Globe Live Amphitheatre in Bonifacio Global City, to move a step closer towards their fitness goals and give support to other women to become creators.

“adidas Women FitSquad FitFest serves as the fulfillment of FitSquad’s mission to inspire all women, regardless of age, physique, or level of athleticism, to discover their true strength and push their limit, ultimately, to become their fittest and healthiest selves. We know that doing this can pose a challenge, but FitSquad cultivates a strong culture of support,” says Jen Dacasin, Brand Communications and Sports Marketing Manager, adidas Philippines.

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Having an entire day filled with activities ranging from rocket yoga to combat training, FitFest aims to engage all women with unified commitment to fitness. The day starts off with a morning run, followed by a series of fitness activities led by adidas Women influencers Nikki Torres, Ida Paras, and Rachel Que-Love including adidas girls Isabelle Daza, Solenn Huessaff, NT Sweat creator Nikki Torres, Ms. Gold’s Gym 2016 Cassie Umali, Polecats Manila Founder Kayleen Ortiz, and others were there to help empower FitSquad members to achieve their fitness goals.

“It’s surreal to have witnessed FitSquad grow through the months since the start of the year, to what it has become today. Aside from ensuring that we offer quality workout sessions every month, we have always placed collaboration and camaraderie at the core of adidas Women FitSquad. We keep that in mind as we invite everyone – FitSquad members and non-members alike – to join FitFest and be part of a community of women who inspire and empower each other,” shares Dacasin.

While adidas Women welcomes FitSquad non-members to their group with utmost enthusiasm, they celebrate the squad’s first year by awarding its loyal members during FitFest.

 More than giving an opportunity for women to achieve their fitness goals, FitSquad continues to provide a platform for women to form a community that thrives in mutual support and encouragement.

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“This is just the beginning. Recognizing the success of this campaign, we are looking forward to having more and better FitSquad initiatives in 2017,” ends Dacasin.

Run for Children with Special Needs : Be their Hero, 11 Dec. 2016

The benefit run dubbed as HOPE Run for Children with Special Needs is happening on Sunday, December 11 at 4 AM at 34th Street, corner 9th Avenue, Bonifacio Global City in Taguig City.

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HOPE Run is organized to create and raise awareness for Children with Special Needs.  According to  HOPE Run organizer during its launch on November 19, the response was overwhelming as many groups including runners  came forward to support the upcoming event.   For details and updates, please visit Hope Run web site.   Run for children with special needs!  Be their HERO!

Soleus Unveils Special Edition Signature Series

Soleus has launched the Signature Series GPS One, Chicked, and Contender running/training watches.  The special edition was designed in collaboration with the Soleus Elites Olympian long distance runner Kara Goucher, and middle distance runners and six-time champions Alysia Montaño and Nick Symmonds.

GPS ONE Kara Goucher

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The GPS “Goucher” One boasts a star designed mask and a signature backing.  Eight hours of GPS battery life and a low profile case  for comfort to keep you focused on getting  your kilometers. Track your distance, pace, speed, and recharge for your next run or marathon. GPS One is Soleus’ GPS running watch. Available at L Timestudio Boutiques, SM, Robinsons, and Landmark Department Stores for P 4950. Get one more kilometer in, set one more personal record (PR), and take one more run with GPS One. One button push gets you started on your run.

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Kara Goucher is an American long distance runners. She was the 10,000-meter bronze medalist at the World Championships in Athletics (2007) and represented her country at the Beijing Olympics (2008) and London Olympics (2012).

CHICKED Alysia Montaño

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Channel your inner Flying Flower with the custom watch back featuring Alysia Montaño’s signature and silhouette.  Chicked is Soleus’ training watch available at L Timestudio Boutiques, SM, Robinsons, and Landmark Department Stores for P 2950.

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Alysia Montaño is an American middle distance runner. She has been a six-time USA Outdoor Champion (2007, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015). She has represented her country in numerous championships including the 2012 Olympics.

CONTENDER Nick Symmonds

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The custom watch back Contender features Symmond’s signature and like its namesake will have you breaking records in no time. Soleus knows  your training does not end when you cross the finish line. There is always another race to win, a PR to set or moment to make. Hence, Contender is made for athletes who are always in training. Contender is Soleus’ training watch available at L Timestudio Boutiques, SM, Robinsons, and Landmark Department Stores for  P 3450.

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Nicholas “Nick” Symmonds is an American middle distance (800 meters and 1500 meters) track athlete from Boise, Idaho.  He is a six-time US National 800-meter Champion.   He also won silver medal in the 800-meter World Championships in 2013.

Spectacular Festival of Lights at the Ayala Triangle Gardens

Makati has captivated people with its signature twinkling lights and collection of music during the spectacular Festival of Lights (FOL) show at the Ayala Triangle Gardens, the only one of its kind in the Philippines.  The FOL will run daily starting on November 15 until January 8 next year from 6 PM to 10 PM.  The three-themed–Christmas Fiesta, Classic and Epic Christmas, and Sweet and Magical Christmas–lights and sound show will play every 30 minutes.   Also, the FOL has made it to the coveted list of Conde Nast Traveller’s Seven Most Spectacular Lights in the World in the company of distinguished luminaries such as Denmark’s Tivoli Gardens, Paris’ legendary Champs-Elysees, and Japan’s Kobe Luminarie.

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The Festival of Lights, Ayala Land’s two-month long Christmas spectacle, transforms the Ayala Triangle Gardens into a magical paradise on the night of November 15

This year, Ayala Land will bring the much-awaited light and sounds show at Nuvali Santa Rosa, Laguna, Bonifacio Global City in Taguig City, and Ayala Center Cebu in an effort to spread the Christmas vibes and bring holiday cheer to  various communities.

Other activities to look forward to this holiday season are (1) Circuit Makati lights its 56-foot outdoor Christmas tree; (2) holiday shopping extravaganza featuring 500 merchants at the Globe Events Grounds on November 18 to 20; (3) Gourmand Market at the Ayala Triangle Gardens on December 9 to 11; (4) performances of the Makati high school chorale groups at the Makati Inter-High School Caroling Competition with Globe Circuit Event Grounds as venue of said event; and, (5) thanksgiving masses on December 15 to 23 at the Ayala Triangle Gardens Fountain area at 6 PM.

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Make it Happen. Make it Makati!

For more information about the city that makes things happen, kindly visit www.makeitmakati.com and follow MakeItMakati on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Train harder, faster, and smarter with ultimate training tool SUUNTO Spartan Ultra!

In classical history, no other breed of warrior has struck fear into rival civilizations such as the Spartans. Trained to deal with adversity and succeed against seemingly impossible odds, the Spartan warriors continue to inspire modern day feats of heroism among athletes who drive themselves to ever higher peaks of excellence.

Today’s athletes need not fight to the death to excel but then the same ethos that drove the ancient Greeks to heroic feats is what drives today’s competitive warriors. The hunger for excellence and passion for continuous progress drives the modern day Spartans. Whether it is in the pursuit of running, cycling, triathlon, powerlifting, or plain and simple badassery, the Spartan athlete is about pushing the boundaries of human potential—to work harder than the rest, to keep going when others are about to quit, and to be the last one standing. It is the passion to progress.  It is about being part of Team Progress Beyond Logic.

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Finnish company SUUNTO, known for its tough-as-nails-line of wrist-top computers, unleashes its first most capable device and training tool made specifically for the unbreakable athlete: the Spartan Ultra (SU). Featuring a space grade titanium bezel, high contrast color touchscreen display, and a multitude of features in its quiver, the SU is what a modern day warrior needs!

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Spartan Ultra (all black titanium)
Key Features

•Titanium bezel and proven durability make SU light and incredibly tough, enough to take the knocks and drops of everyday training without skipping a beat.

•Outdoor grade color screen provides high contrast display, which is easily visible under any light condition. SU’s intuitive menu lets the wearer easily set features according to athlete’s training needs.

•Preset sport modes are designed for the multisport athlete.  Preset modes include cycling, outdoor/indoor running, swimming, weight training, and more. These can be further customized in the Movescount site.

• Multi-info display shows three to eight lines of information depending on the mode, reducing the need to scroll between display modes, and distract one from the workout.

•20-200H battery life, efficient Bluetooth, and GPS technology minimize energy consumption—a must for IRONMAN athletes, ultra distance runners, and multiday trekkers.

•Its Bluetooth connectivity can be paired with SUUNTO cadence/HR pods, third party devices like power meters, and can also be synced to a mobile phone for e-mail alerts.

•Provides smart training insights every time SU is sync at the Movescount site where athletes have access to helpful training metrics such as time in Training Zones, Training Effect, Exercise Post Oxygen Consumption, and training logs.

•Community powered progress is another feature that offers connectivity to the Movescount community, and where athletes can reach out to coaches, discover new routes using the heat maps, and even plan next ride or run by downloading the route to SU.

•Personal best and peer group training insights function informs the wearer when a new Personal Best or Personal Record is hit during a workout as well as compares performance with fellow athletes.

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Spartan Ultra (black)
Availability and Pricing

SUUNTO Spartan Ultra is distributed by Time Depot and available at the following stores nationwide:

Metro Manila Time Depot Rockwell, Shangri-La, Festival Mall, SM the Block, SM Mall of Asia, Robinsons’ Manila, Maximus Athlete’s Café Shop

North Luzon Time Depot Harborpoint Subic

Visayas and Mindanao Time Depot SM Cebu, SM Davao, Centrio Cagayan de Oro

•Spartan Ultra All Black Titanium – P 45,000

•Spartan Ultra Stealth Titanium – P 40,000

•Spartan Ultra Black – P 40,000

•Spartan Ultra White – P 40,000

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Spartan Ultra Stealth Titanium

The Music Run™, 3 Dec. 2016

Asia’s most exciting music festival and ultimate 5K run drew nearly ten thousand runners when it first made waves in the Philippines last year [at the Philippine Arena]!

This year, The Music Run™ (TMR™) by Philam Vitality in partnership with music streaming service Spotify brings the party back to Manila with everyone’s favorite hits playing on 120 concert-quality speakers across McKinley West in Taguig City.

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The Music Run 2016 successfully launched in Uptown Bonifacio Global City, Taguig

TMR™ event was officially launched last week at the Revel at the Palace, Uptown Bonifacio Global City in Taguig City attended by event partners, sponsors, the media, and VIP guests.

The five-kilometer run includes music-themed zones playing Rock, Pop, Old School, Hip Hop, and Dance.  Using the live Spotify Music Voting App, participants can vote up to five songs per playlist every day to build the official soundtrack for each zone.  The event kicks off with a prerun performance by local alternative band Sud, while the afterrun music festival features Australian radio house DJ Sam Withers.

Music Runners™ can select from two event packs: Standard Pack (P850) which comes with a T-shirt, bag, beat band, sticker, and temporary tattoo; the Rock Star Pack (P1400) which comes with a towel, water bottle, and a cap.

Late registration for TMR™ starts on November 1. Standard and Rock Star Packs for late registrants are priced at P950 and P1600 respectively. For last call registrations starting on November 21, the Standard and Rock Star Packs will cost P1050 and P1800 respectively. Last call for registration is on November 25. Children less than five years old can join the run for FREE!  Registrants can collect their event packs at Glorietta 5 in Makati on November 26-28.

Philam Life has been at the forefront of leading innovations in the life insurance industry to change the general perception about insurance. Insurance is about living life to the fullest without worry and being healthy to pursue one’s passion and goals.

Running Diva enjoyed running to the beat at the TMR™ LIVE THE BEAT 2015

“This is the second time that Philam Life is partnering with TMR™. We want to send a strong message that being healthy can also be fun and engaging,” said Philam Vitality deputy head Kats Cajucom. “One of our company’s main thrusts is healthy living through our Philam Vitality program, which is the first of its kind in the Philippines. It is a full-scale wellness program where members get rewarded for making healthy choices. Through Philam Vitality, we are taking active steps to positively transform the lives of Filipinos by helping them live longer, healthier, and [have] better lives,” Cajucom added.

“While most fun runs originate from the US, TMR™started in Asia and expanded throughout the region before crossing over to Europe and the US in the last two years,” said co-founder and chief executive officer of Exceed Sports and Entertainment Martin Capstick, co-founder and chief executive officer of Exceed Sports and Entertainment who is organizing the run. “The reason for its massive success is its winning formula that combines music with the ever-growing fitness craze into the ultimate running and music festival that also puts control of the run’s soundtrack in the hands of our Music Runners™,” he added.

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TMR™ first took place in Kuala Lumpur in 2014.  Since then, it has drawn more than 100,000 runners across twelve events and nine countries.  For more information on TMR™, visit its official website, Facebook Page, or YouTube Channel.

About The Music Run™

Launched in 2014, TMR™ is the ultimate 5K running and music festival. For music lovers, casual runners, and fun seekers, TMR™ is more like a party than a run.  It is the only five-kilometer fun run that puts music at the heart. TMR™ empowers participants to control the soundtrack of the run by voting for their favorite songs in the build up to the event. Voting is via a bespoke ‘Music Voting App’ and the songs with the most votes make the official run playlist. On event day, runners experience the world’s loudest 5K running course, known as ‘The Sound Track’.  Over 120 speakers pump out the songs participants voted for across five interactive and music themed zones.  The run ends with the ultimate after-run music festival. With music every step of the way, running never sounds so good.  2016 will see further global expansion of TMR™ with additional events across Asia and inaugural events planned in North America and Africa.

www.themusicrun.com.

About Exceed Sports and Entertainment

Exceed Sports & Entertainment is an award-winning mass participation events & sponsorship agency. Exceed operates from four regional offices, staging innovative sports and entertainment events in eight countries across Asia. With a dedicated team of international and local experts, and a strong reputation for best practice implementation, Exceed provides tailored event solutions and delivers measurable results. Exceed was awarded Gold in “Best Event–Sports” at the 2016 Marketing Events Awards, the highest accolade presented by Asia’s most recognized event awards platform.

Fitness Trackers Fitbit Charge 2 and Flex 2 Launched

Connected health and fitness market leader Fitbit recently introduced two new fitness wristbands, the Fitbit Charge 2™ and Fitbit Flex 2™.  With its new sleek looks, both can track your health and fitness stats and help you experience a more engaging and motivating activities to eventually reach your fitness goals.

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The new Fitbit Charge 2 and Fitbit Flex 2
What’s New?

•    Charge 2™ – In addition to PurePulse® heart rate tracking, it now features smart notifications, it has a new design with a larger display, interchangeable bands–from workout to a night out accessory, and enhanced exercise fitness tools, eg “Relax” guided breathing sessions, cardio fitness level (estimated VO2 Max), all-day activity tracking, auto sleep tracking, multisport tracking modes (run, bike rides, weight, yoga), connected GPS, auto exercise recognition, smartphone notifications, reminders to move to motivate you to stay active throughout the day, wireless syncing, long battery life of up to five days, and a hi-res tap display which can be personalized to best fit your activity or style.

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The all-new fitness Fitbit wristbands
 Availability

o    Charge 2™ will be available late October 2016 in colors black, blue, plum or teal.  Its classic accessory bands in four colors are sold separately.  Luxe premium leather accessory bands in blush pink, brown, and indigo.  Coming soon is its special edition in gunmetal and rose gold.  Check prices on Fitbit.com.  (Note: pricing at retailers may vary)

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Style it your way with accessories.

•    Flex 2™ – Its ultra-slim and minimalist design is thirty percent smaller. A swim-proof fitness wristband which is water resistant up to fifty meters and can track pool swims, laps, duration, and calories burned accessible via the Fitbit App.  It can also be transformed into a chic piece of jewelry or fashion accessory either as a bangle or pendant to be made available in 2017.  Check prices on Fitbit.com.  (Note: pricing at retailers may vary)

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 Availability

o    Flex 2™ tracker in colors black, lavender, magenta or navy.  Its classic three-pack fitness accessory bands are coming soon in pink – blush pink, lavender and magenta and sport – gray, navy, and yellow are sold separately.  Bangle accessory in gold (rose gold), and silver stainless steel.  Its pendant accessory in gold and silver stainless steel .  Flex 2™ will be available soon at major Philippine retailers including Digital Walker, Beyond the Box, select Toby’s stores, iBOOK, iCENTER, Mobile1, Globe, Gadgets in Style, Hivemind, Lazada, Zalora, Timeline, The Inbox Store, iLiberty, and RUNNR stores.

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For more information about Fitbit products and services, kindly visit www.fitbit.com or www.fitbit.com/press for other details.  Connect and share your Fitbit experience on their Facebook or Instagram.

Southeast Asia country manager Louis Lye and Asia Pacific product marketing manager Alex Healy at the launch of Fitbit Charge 2 and Fitbit Flex 2.
Southeast Asia country manager Louis Lye and Asia Pacific product marketing manager Alex Healy at the launch of Fitbit Charge 2 and Fitbit Flex 2.

 

About Fitbit, Inc. (NYSE: FIT)

Fitbit helps people lead healthier, more active lives by empowering them with data, inspiration and guidance to reach their goals.  As the leader in the connected health and fitness category, Fitbit designs products and experiences that track everyday health and fitness.

Fitbit’s diverse line of award-winning products includes Fitbit Surge®, Fitbit Blaze™, Fitbit Charge 2™, Fitbit Charge HR™, Alta™, Fitbit Charge™, Fitbit Flex 2™, Fitbit Flex®, Fitbit One® and Fitbit Zip® activity trackers as well as the Aria® Wi-Fi Smart Scale.

Fitbit products are carried in 54,000 retail stores and in 64 countries around the globe.  Fitbit Group Health uses the power of the Fitbit activity trackers, software, and services to deliver innovative solutions for corporate wellness, weight management, insurance and clinical research.

Gatorade Run 11•22, 27 Nov. 2016

More than 6,000 runners registered in last year’s inaugural Gatorade Run, which featured aid stations with pre-race hydration drinks, post-run hydration test area, and a warm-up area. Gatorade brand ambassadors Jeron Teng, Jaja Santiago, Chris Banchero, Jett Manuel, and Ara Galang were among those who showed up to support the runners.

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Pepsico marketing manager for hydration Tony Atayde

On its second year, Gatorade Run will again hit the road promising more exciting pre-run and post-run hydrations. “Gatorade is a global leader in sports performance and we’ll definitely bring that expertise to the run. Learning the benefits of proper hydration is crucial for runners and we look forward to reinforcing that message through the Gatorade Run. We’re excited to show runners how whether in sports hydration or a unique consumer experience, NOTHING BEATS GATORADE,” says Pepsico marketing manager for hydration Tony Atayde.  Gatorade sports drink fuels runners especially during the one-kilometer of extra running to let them finish strong.

Runrio owner and race organizer coach Rio dela Cruz
Runrio owner and race organizer coach Rio dela Cruz

In partnership with Runrio, Gatorade Run 2016 will be held on 27 Nov. 2016 at the SM Mall of Asia in Pasay City with two race distances: 11K and 22K.  Log on to Runrio to register and for updates.