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Filinvest City Endurance Weekend MTB Race (5th : 2017 : Alabang, Muntinlupa City)

The exciting two-day mountain bike (MTB) Filinvest City Endurance Weekend is back for its fifth year!

Happening on September 30 to October 1 at the Filinvest City trails in Alabang, Muntinlupa City, both elite and amateur MTB riders can once again expect a challenging race experience either in solo or team category.  First staged in 2013, the Filinvest City Endurance Weekend is a test of MTB handling skills and stamina while racing in the 6-hour or 12-hour or 24-hour leg.  Exclusive medal for all finishers and generous cash prizes await winners in different racing category.

Registration is now OPEN so hurry and get your slots NOW!

For more information on the Filinvest City Endurance Weekend and the accompanying registration fees and procedures involved, please click 2017 Endurance Weekend Race Details or visit Filinvest City Facebook page.

 Hello Kitty Run Manila 2017, 21 Oct. 2017

It’s time to Link Love Together in Manila!

Yes, Hello Kitty is coming to the Philippines after spreading love and fun in Japan, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand, and Indonesia!

Young Hello Kitty fans in Singapore

Hello Kitty fans have fun with your family and friends at the Hello Kitty Run Manila 2017 happening on 21 Oct. 2017, Saturday at the SM by the Bay, SM Mall of Asia Complex.

Race kit inclusions

Hello Kitty will inspire love and share happiness with everyone in the five-kilometer fun run. To show her excitement to meet all participants, Hello Kitty prepared the following: (a) Hello Kitty Run Manila 2017 Race Kit consisting of themed race tee and race bib, lots of special gifts from sponsors, all in a very cute exclusive Hello Kitty Run Manila 2017 drawstring bag, (b) a very cute special edition Hello Kitty Run finisher’s medal, and (c) a meet-and-greet with friends and fans at a special stage program during the event.

Even guys love Hello Kitty (Hong Kong)

There will also be lots of activities and booths where you can get exclusive and limited edition souvenirs and merchandise.

REGISTRATION DETAILS

EARLY BIRD tickets have been selling from July 1 until August 15; STANDARD tickets from August 16 to September 15; and, LAST MINUTE tickets from September 16 to October 15. Register now at Hello Kitty Run.

Hello Kitty Run Manila 2017 is organized by Tokyo Gets Ltd.and Ten:22 Business Solutions in partnership with CHERIFER Syrup, along with its official venue partner, SM By the Bay, official media partners; ETC and 2nd Avenue, Manila Bulletin, Philippine Star, Business Mirror and Otaku Asia, major partners Pocari Sweat and Crystal Clear, Toy Kingdom, Skin White, Rizal Park Hotel, Golden Phoenix Hotel, Pascual Creamy Delight, Skechers, Devant, and marketing partners Salonpas, Acer, Banana Peel, Fujifilm Instax, Softex and Healthy Innovations. This event is supported by JLOP, Japan’s Ministry of Economy and Industry, Contents Division.

Let’s Link Love Together at HELLO KITTY RUN MANILA 2017!

Ford Forza Triathlon Team Readying for 2017 Cobra Ironman 70.3

The Ford Philippines-backed and Cebu-bound Ford Forza triathlon team aka Forza is ready to once again participate in one of the biggest triathlon (tri) and challenging races in Asia on August 6, Sunday. The 2017 Ironman 70.3 Philippines in Cebu is expected to gather over 2,500 athletes from 51 different countries.

We are excited to partner with the Ford Forza triathlon team who has showcased their commitment and dedication to the sport over the years.  For years not only have they gone further, but also served as an inspiration to a bigger majority because of their life stories and journeys, and their motivation to make it big with the sport.  With this, we are delighted to rally behind these athletes as they braved through tough challenges and races this year,” said Ford Philippines AVP for marketing Prudz Castillo.

Led by businessman Gianluca Guidicelli, Forza team boasts a diverse mix of members from different industries. Among the current Forza members are actors Matteo Guidicelli and Ivan Carapiet, television host and sports correspondent Dyan Castillejo, entrepreneur Giorgia Guidicelli, cancer survivor Joey Torres, long-time triathletes Elmo Clarabal, Joseph Miller, business manager Ian Solana, tri coach Noel Salvador, and businessman Jomer Lim.

“The team is especially driven this time. We have new members and everyone is just excited to race harder and tougher this year. I have great confidence in my team.  We’re strong.  We are called ‘Forza’ after all.  Having Ford, who is just as tough as we are, to back us up once again, only fuels our desire to keep racing and to keep inspiring,” shared Gianluca Guidicelli.

Gianluca Guidicelli, the man behind Ford Forza tri team.

Forza team members took a more rigorous training that started early this year to finish strong. Furthermore, the team has also expanded its roster to include 20 members with ages ranging from 10-50 years. These new members include businessmen Romeo Castro and Tyrone Tan, brothers Ralph David Du and Yves Christian Du (both had been participants in the 2013 Pinoy Biggest Loser), sports enthusiasts Patricia Espino, Donikko Fernan, and Christian Saladaga, and cyclist Ica Maximo—all of which are very active in multisport events.

The Ford Forza Triathlon Team and its Advocacy

The Forza team created an advocacy supporting talented Filipino athletes who loved the sport but lacked the means to race by giving them the opportunity to be part of the team.  To date, Forza has gone further by providing its team members with everything to race, eg, a free ride for the whole year, rigorous and tough training sessions, and the pride to represent the team in races. Christian Saladaga, one of their strongest teammates, whose background is as inspiring as his passion for the sport, has beaten some of this year’s best athletes in past competitions.

Inspiring athletes to be potential winners drive the Forza team. New members Ralph and Christian Du continue to go further in the sport when they started off as contestants in a reality TV show.  Losing more than a hundred pounds each, the brothers motivated and inspired each other to be fit through various family activities and sports. They then ventured into the world of multisport racing and never looked back.

Earlier in the year, the Forza team has competed in races such as the Xterra Danao in April and the 5150 Subic Bay Philippines in June.  The team also hosted the Giro d’Luca cycling event in Bohol that brought cyclists and bike enthusiasts together.  Almost a thousand participants joined the annual event.

As a multidiscipline sport, tri has evolved making it the ultimate endurance test for athletes in the form of swimming, cycling, and running. Through the continued partnership, the Forza team can truly showcase how Ford vehicles such as the Ranger can complement the lifestyle and personalities of triathletes—built tough, capable, and versatile. Catch the Forza team at the Ironman 70.3 Philippines in Cebu on August 6, Mt. Mayon ASTC Triathlon Asian Cup in Bicol on August 13, and 5150 Triathlon in Bohol on November 5.

With actor and humble Forza member Matteo Guidicelli.
About the Ford Motor Company

Ford Motor Company is a global company based in Dearborn, Michigan. The company designs, manufactures, markets, and services a full line of Ford cars, trucks, SUVs, electrified vehicles and Lincoln luxury vehicles, provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company and is pursuing leadership positions in electrification, autonomous vehicles and mobility solutions. Ford employs approximately 202,000 people worldwide.  For more information regarding Ford, its products, and Ford Motor Credit Company, please visit Corporate Ford.

X-Trail Run Pilipinas, 23 July 2017

Committed to push the boundaries of outdoor experience, the world’s leading trail running brand Salomon gears up for the return of the highly anticipated Salomon X-Trail Run dubbed Run the Path of Most Resistance on 23 July 2017 at the Subic Bay Freeport Zone.  An annual event organized throughout Southeast Asia (Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and the Philippines), the Salomon X-Trail Run instantly gained traction for its exceptional and technical trail routes that never cease to offer runners an unforgettable and fulfilling trail experience.

Locally, the Salomon X-Trail Run has been held in various premier venues throughout the Philippines quickly gaining a reputation for being the most-attended trail running event in local running history as it managed to gather over 1,000 participants.

On its 6th year, the Salomon X-Trail Run endeavors to deliver another exceptional trail running race that will empower its participants to push the boundaries of their capabilities.

Aiming to resonate with the brand’s core purpose of inspiring people to play and progress in their chosen outdoor pursuits, this year’s Salomon X-Trail Run is sure to pack a lot of enjoyable yet exhilarating obstacles ahead. Salomon X-Trail Run will consist of two race categories, namely: Fun Trail category with  6Km and 12K distances and the Mountain Run with 24K and 32K distances. Resisting limits serving as the ultimate test for the most dedicated trail runners, the Mountain Run will once again simulate the challenging ascents of skyrunning races, an arena dominated by Salomon.

The race will start at 8 AM and 8:30 AM for 32K and the 24K categories respectively. The Mountain Run will witness the country’s top trail runners go head to head in this iconic race.  Positioned as challenging categories of the race and created especially for trail runners who want to take their skills to the next level, the 24K and 32K Mountain Run distances will feature technical ascents and varying terrain–from asphalt, sand, and rocks to river crossing and steep technical ascents. The route is expected to yield an adrenaline-filled adventure for the racers.

The Mountain Run participants will receive a Race Kit containing a race bib, timing chip, Salomon X-Trail technical jersey, Salomon race cap, and post-race meal, and products from sponsors.

Those who finish within the cut off time (five hours for the 24K and seven hours for the 32K) will receive a finisher’s medal.

Given the demanding nature 32K and 24K distances, participants are required to bring the mandatory gear with them such as as whistle, hydration pack or belt with at least 500 ml of water.  Those with incomplete gear will not be allowed to participate in the race. For more information and updates, please visit Salomon’s Facebook Page.

Philippines to Host First Full IRONMAN in 2018

Social media sites were abuzz yesterday with the announcement of a full Ironman distance happening in the second quarter of next year! Such an exciting news for most Pinoy triathletes who dream of finishing one!

In celebration of Sunrise Event’s 10th year anniversary and ten years of staging the IRONMAN 70.3 in the country, the Philippines will finally host its first full IRONMAN on 3 June 2018. Coming in as the proud title sponsor is Century Tuna which has been a title sponsor of the IRONMAN 70.3 since 2015. With the full IRONMAN, Century Tuna continues its mission to inspire more Filipinos to pursue their own health and wellness journey.

Pinoy triathletes can now proudly experience becoming certified IRONMAN finishers in their own country as they triumph in the most grueling endurance sport in the world. Our best triathletes will have to conquer distances of 3.8-km swim, 180-km bike, and a 42-km run as they rule their minds and bodies to become the first full IRONMAN finishers in the Philippines.

In line with the announcement above, please see below Century Pacific Food’s vice president and general manager Greg H. Banzon’s message to all:

“A full Ironman triathlon is regarded as the most physically demanding single-day sport in the world. Competing in one requires a high level of commitment from the athlete to train long, hard hours for at least five months. And the strength and toughness of mind, body, and spirit to endure the 3.8-km swim, 180-km bike, and full marathon run on race day.

Yet, despite the fearsome image and overwhelming physical demands of this ultimate endurance sport, demand for the race has been growing dramatically worldwide. In the Philippines, most triathlon races are usually sold out despite the rapid increase in the number of half Ironman and standard distance triathlon races and all other race distances in between.

Filipinos are increasingly among the largest contingents in the Ironman races abroad because the full distance is not held in the country. The clamor to hold a full distance IRONMAN has been growing more intense as early as a two or three years after the first IM70.3 was held in the country nine years ago.

As a brand at the forefront of promoting health and fitness, Century Tuna is very proud to be the lead sponsor in finally staging a full distance IRONMAN in the Philippines in 2018. The expected scale and scope of attention the event will generate in the country and the global triathlon community gives us a very big stage to shout out our message of living a healthy lifestyle through proper diet and exercise.

We are also pleased that the event will give Filipinos a chance to witness the drama and glory of athletes completing the grueling challenge of a full Ironman up close and hopefully inspire the entire nation as they pursue their own fitness journey. Congratulations to Sunrise Events for bringing IRONMAN to the Philippines.”

First Time to Tri and Won

I raced this event as my first triathlon (tri) back in June 2016; and by complete surprise, landed third place in age group! The inaugural Sunrise Sprint or S2 was a 750m open water swim + 20km bike + 5-km run, a side event of Regent 5150 Triathlon sponsored by Regent Foods Corporation and was hosted in Subic Bay, Zambales.

I had been eyeing the Cobra 70.3 IRONMAN in Cebu 2016 so this sprint tri was never part of my preparation and repertoire prior to the big day in August.  But two of my Endure teammates, Raffy and Clark, including Jerome, a Tri Taft member and good friend, encouraged me to register for a sprint tri so I could experience triathlon firsthand and familiarize myself, especially, at transition points considered crucial links in the outcome of a tri race.  Their efforts were not put in vain.

With fellow participants Tri Taft Jerome and Endure teammate Clark
So happy to experience this … seeing those nice bikes! Proud of my bike Luke!

Made a few new friends as well and saw old ones during race kit claiming. After I checked in my equipment and had myself body numbered, I walked around at the expo and immersed myself in the excitement and nerves before race day. Later in the afternoon, it was a total cool experience seeing a sea of nice bikes during the mandatory check-in at the transition area.  The group decided to forgo attending race briefing and opted to go back to the hotel and get an early night instead in preparation for next day’s event.

Before the race started, as I was heading towards the beach area, I chanced to walk and chat with professional IRONMAN triathlete Dimity Lee-Duke of Australia who raced the standard distance.  I asked her if she ever get nervous before every race.  She was kind enough to answer the question by sharing her own experience as a beginner triathlete, and gave me these encouraging words, “Give your best.  Fear is natural but you have to conquer it.  Just have fun!”

Bikes! More bikes!
Almost reaching transition 2

While waiting for our wave start (all women), I’ve never been more nervous in my life than seeing the 750-meter rectangular course. The sprint swim course started at the ACEA beach following a counter clockwise flow.   It was far too nerve-wracking for someone who transitioned from training in a pool to racing in open water after such long years and swim in a “washing machine” or in a pack of a more experienced triathletes.  Well, the distance looked longer than in the pool and the buoys were too far! I had no choice but to meet the challenge head on.  The countdown began with ten seconds to go and then we were off.  Trust your training was my last thought before plunging into the water.

Swimming in a pack can get a little rough when you could be hit by swinging arms and kicking feet or climbed over by faster swimmers, which made it difficult to race at your best sometimes. At the start of the swim, it was like we were one large school of fish trapped in fishing net, swimming about, seemingly trying to escape.  By the time I reached the first buoy, that moment felt like I had been overtaken by everyone and so I felt the need to strategize. I stopped for a few seconds to tread water and sight.   I even managed to shout jokingly, “Ang lapad-lapad ng dagat nagsisikipan tayo!” Of course, no one was paying attention to what I said because most were swimming frantically in an endeavor to reach the shoreline and finish ahead of the cut-off time.  Towards the end of the lap, I had settled into a rhythm and swimming like it was one typical Sunday morning.  I tried as much to slash seconds off my race time by doing a quick change gear at transition 1.

My love … “running” … woohoo!

The bike course was relatively flat with slight ups and downs but no major climbs to worry about.  A major section of the race took place at the airport runway. It was a bit too windy that day. Bike leg ended in Remy Field where transition 2 was located.  All I could recall during the bike leg was I was trying to move at a speedy and steady pace, pedaling to catch up  and overtake other cyclists to compensate for time consumed during the swim. Just wanted cycling done and over with so I could finally do the run.  It was a glorious day for a triathlon with the sun shining bright.  A number of standard and sprint distance participants were already running by the time I reached transition 2.  Running off the bike can be uncomfortable.  It was for me, initially.  My legs so heavy and I felt a little discomfort.  It took ten to fifteen minutes before things started to feel right.  The sides of the street were lined with spectators who cheered and shouted to say the names of their friends or family.  I only made a quick stop at the aid station near the turnaround point and kept going for the last few kilometers to the finish.  A foreigner guy was clapping his hands and cheering for me as I neared the finish line.  Saw the finish line arch, crossed it, and then it was over. I completed my first tri!

Post-race Activities

We stayed a few hours to wait for the others to join us, went for food, claimed our bikes and walked back to our hotel to pack and rest. I was taking a shower when Endure teammates Clark and Raffy excitedly shouted from outside that I won.  Inside the bathroom, I was wondering how they could know about it so quickly.  They even knocked on the door asking me to finish real fast and go back to the venue ASAP. Another teammate Dido also won in his age group.  Fellow blogger Vimz aka Kulit Runner of Sunrise Events also sent me a message that I won. By the time we reached the venue, my name was already called and I was not able to go up on the podium to accept my award.  Never really expected that I would win (finishing 3rd in age group) that day!

Smiling ear to ear after receiving my award
Proudly wearing our finisher’s shirts
Race Results

Race results showed I was second-to-last to exit the water or 9th out of 10 competitors in my age group.  I finished the 20-km bike in a little over an hour (1:06:47) and finished my run in 33:10 minutes.  I placed 29th out of 69 female participants and 137th overall out 236 sprint participants. For a first-time “triathlete” … not bad at all! I owed this win to my Endure teammates and “Team Ninja” for their support and encouragement. Most importantly, to Him who made this possible.  This race will be forever etched in my memories as one of my best tri races!  Congratulations to all finishers and winners of this race.  Kudos to the organizers, volunteers, and community for such a top notch race! Till next time!

Related article: From sprint tri to Ironman 70.3 finish

Maxicare Run, 9 July 2017

A celebration of fitness for 30 strong years in the Healthcare Industry

This year marks a milestone for the entire Maxicare Healthcare Corporation (Maxicare) family as it is celebrating its 30th anniversary! What started out as a brainchild of a group of premier doctors and esteemed businessmen with the aim to provide quality health care to the Filipinos, Maxicare has become the consistent leading Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) in the country in its 30 years of providing healthcare at its finest.

Sustaining trust, ensuring reliability, providing convenience, and unceasing innovation are the main thrusts Maxicare upholds in its conquest to deliver its commitment to its members.  “I am proud of our past, of our history, of our accomplishments, and most definitely, I have confidence in what the future will unfold and that Maxicare Healthcare Corporation will remain the Number One HMO in the Philippines,” said Maxicare president and CEO Christian Argos.

To celebrate its 30th anniversary, Maxicare has lined up activities which will culminate with a fun run, the Maxicare Run 2017 in July featuring a five-category running event: 200-meter dash for four to eight-year old children (P350), easy 3K (P550), amicable 5K (P650), and competitive 10K (P750) and 16K (P850) at Bonifacio Global City in Taguig (9th Street corner 34th Avenue).

Registration Centers

Online: Takbo.ph

On Site: Chris Sports Branches (Glorietta, SM North EDSA, SM Megamall, SM Mall of Asia, SM City BF, Market!Market!

Maxicare Office

Registration Period

22 May 2017 to 2 July 2017

Race Kit Inclusions

200m dash – race bib, timing chip, medal, loot bag

3K to 10K – race bib, timing chip, medal, loot bag, singlet

16K – race bib, timing chip, medal, loot bag, singlet, finisher’s shirt

The running event is in partnership with race organizer LeadPack and Bahay Aruga as its beneficiary. Bahay Aruga is a free halfway house for pediatric cancer patients.

Race Route Maps

The run is expected to engage both newbie and seasoned runners.  Race route is attainable enough even for those who have no experience in running, and still challenging enough for the experienced ones.  All finishers will receive a finisher’s medal.  Maxicare will also provide a Wellness Village where participants and their friends and family can dine, relax, and enjoy activities that Maxicare’s partner brands have prepared.  With this benefit run, Maxicare wants to offer the complete experience of advocacy, athleticism, and celebration.

Finisher’s Medal

Singlet and Singlet Size Chart

About Maxicare

Maxicare Healthcare Corporation is one among the pioneers in the HMO industry. Established in 1987 by an esteemed group of doctors and businessmen with the vision to deliver a better healthcare system, Maxicare has progressed into becoming the No. 1 HMO (Source: Business World’s Top 1000 Corporations) in the country after 30 years of continuously providing comprehensive healthcare programs via its wide network of medical providers and strengthened customer support.

Maxicare continuously exerts effort to offer superior services and products tailored to the individual member’s needs.  Moreover, Maxicare has been an innovation trailblazer ably meeting the evolving needs of over 1.1M customers. It has transformed the business to a fully digital and IT-enabled enterprise.  The introduction of the 24/7 services TeleConsult and TeleMedicine and faster ways to secure a Letter of Authorization to avail of needed medical assistance via its web based Member Gateway portal, member account company site, self–service kiosks placed in some major hospital facilities, and mobile App DocHUGO has allowed members to access healthcare services anytime, anywhere.

Maxicare is truly a leader not just because of sheer number but because of the lives it has touched. In 2016, Maxicare handled 4M availments, 150,000 pediatric cases, 47,000 dengue cases, 133,000 inpatient confinements, 341 angioplasties and related procedures, and has helped augment lives via 147 organ transplants.

Having close to 1.2M members, more than 56,000 affiliated doctors, more than 1,000 affiliated hospitals and clinics, 3,800 dental providers, eight primary care centers and 13 helpdesks, nine satellite offices, two exclusive wings, one Maxicare Tower, this is Maxicare; going 30 and beyond.

Like maxicarehealthcarecorp on Facebook, follow @maxicarehealthcare on Instagram and @MaxicareHMO on Twitter, and  subscribe at Maxicare Healthcare Corporation.

Milestone Pod Tracker Launched

Introducing the affordable waterproof foot pod, your little running buddy that records your performance data because HOW you run matters.

Milestone Sports Philippines recently launched the newest running arsenal in the market called the Milestone Pod or Pod.  While it may seem small, the Pod tracker gives the data you want to know or need about your run.  In short, it summarizes all the data for you. To top it off, it’s for everyone—whether you’re a walker or a runner. Plus, the device can be worn by clipping it on your preferred shoe.

Hitz Dulay of Milestone Sports Philippines discussing the Pod’s features at the “Pod Powered” launching event held at Maximus Athlete’s Shop Café
How does the Pod work?

First, the Pod does not need a Global Positioning System (GPS) signal, which makes it possible to collect data even when in dense trees, or when running in downtown areas where tall buildings block view of the sky.  So if you have existing GPS watch or GPS App, you will get additional metrics on foot strike, rate of impact, ground contact, stride length, leg swing, and shoe life (functions like an odometer).

This is how you see it from Milestone Pod App (sample only)

Second, the Pod is simple and a stand-alone tracker.  It’s not intimidating especially for beginner runners and walkers.  It’s low cost (selling at P1695 only), always on, and a ready device.  As a Pod user, you can get tips, personalized offers, and rewards from your retailer as well.

At a quick glance (sample only)

Third, it’s waterproof and weighing 13g with battery.  The Pod allows the user (through the App) to view data on cadence, pace, steps, calories, time, distance including performance over a period of time and trends and run history. It is also compatible with select Polar, Suunto, and Garmin units and usable through popular and interactive running Apps like Zwift and Strava.

Sample summary of your running history (sample only)

Lastly, even the data-driven athletes like to hit it out on the road without much running   accessories.  The Pod is a good alternative.

If you’re into details (sample only)

Interested and willing to give it a try? You can buy the Pod from any of the following shops: Maximus Athlete’s Shop Café, Flying Don V. Coaching, Multisport Hub, and SwimBikeRun.PH.  For additional information about the Pod, you may also want to visit Milestone Sports Philippines’ Facebook Page. With the #MilestonePod it can #MakeAnyShoeSmart.  Less is indeed more!

Go beyond pace.  Be one of the growing numbers of Pod Heads around the world!

Performance Running Gear On Launched

The running brand powered by Swiss technology has launched its own running gear for effortless running

ZURICH, SWITZERLAND – Six years after starting up, one million people worldwide are running in On shoes. As an addition to its running shoe range, the Swiss sports company has launched its own performance running gear for men and women. “A lot of runners kept asking us, ‘When can I get On apparel to go with my On shoes?’ explains On co-founder David Allemann. “Yet it took us three years to figure out how we wanted to develop apparel differently. We decided not to do another running collection that keeps changing every season. Instead, we created the absolute essentials. Our favorite running jacket. Our favorite running shorts and tights. And our favorite T-shirt.”

But how does a running jacket become your favorite one? That’s what the founders of On kept asking themselves. So they thought about their shoes and how runners kept saying that they love their Ons because they are effortless.  It takes a lot of effort to make something look effortless became their guiding thought. They started to design running gear that has to outperform while looking relaxed.

The On Essentials feature very light and stretchable fabrics to let your body move freely. They offer protection where and when you need it. Not too much, not too little. Intelligent details beyond gimmicks make a difference. And the design of the On Essentials can move between different worlds. In the end, your favorite piece is something you don’t even notice anymore, until it is gone. There are six On Essentials for men and eight for women: a jacket, two shirts, a long sleeve shirt, a short, a running pant, a tight and a tank top. Available as of August 2016 at selected retailers worldwide.  Here’s a list of On Retailers in the Philippines (as of March 17) including On Price List.

 Who is On?

On Story tells the humble beginnings of the sports company based in Zurich, Portland (Oregon) and Yokohama (Japan). It has one simple mission: make running fun.  A team of sports scientists, world-class athletes and designers spearheads this notion.  On running shoes are winning design and technology On Technology distinctions all over the world – most recently the ISPO Awards – Triple Win for On for the Best Performance Shoe 2015/16.  World Champions and elite athletes win medals in On.

On’s ingenious CloudTec sole is patented worldwide. Six years after market launch, On is available from more than 2,200 specialist running stores in 50 countries in Europe, North America, South America, and Asia-Pacific.

About the Distributor

Dan’s is the distribution leader for top action sports brands in the Philippines, which includes Specialized, GoPro, FOX Racing Shox, Bell Powersports, On , and more. With two generations of professional sportsmen deeply immersed in lifestyle-changing sports on its helm, Dan’s understands the market’s intricate needs. Dan’s combines its rich experience and the expertise of its highly trained and technically well-versed staff to provide the best customer support for the brands that it carries. Owning an umbrella of businesses—from multimedia production house to concept stores and service centers—Dan’s is more than capable of launching a brand in the market, developing its equity, and ensuring its availability in places where it matters.

Soleus Expanded its Fitness Channels

Soleus has expanded to launch into cycling and fitness channels.  At the same time, the brand added new products to its GPS and core running lines.

Soleus, the brand that brought “everything you need and nothing you don’t” to running watches, now brings you everything you need for your gym fitness exercise as well.

Soleus recently partnered with world renowned Zumba fitness presenter William Flores to kickoff  the first phase of its fitness program in Manila through a series of dance events and classes in cooperation with L Timestudio and Marriott Hotel Manila led by William himself and some of the members of the Team Soleus Running Group.

Dance Soleus brand ambassador William Flores

The brand will be launching a series of fitness device that will not only count steps and lifts but also monitor heart rate to allow optimum  use of overall training.   This will be launched over the course of 2017.

About Soleus

We don’t just make watches or timing devices. We don’t just track time for athletes. And we don’t just make colorful, affordable running watches. We also don’t change who we are as a brand from season to season. So who are we? What do we stand for?

At Soleus, a world is created where people activate passion and build community in their lives through their sport by making stylish,
easy-to-use timing and fitness devices so people can be more joyful in the moment while they while they work out.

About William Flores

William Flores is an international Zumba fitness presenter and a great performer for almost four years.  His name is growing and is popularly known in the dance world as an experienced dancer teaching modern dance, jazz, cumbia, salsa, reggaeton, cumbia, folk dance, meringue, and hip hop.  With a three-year ballet experience under his belt,  William has performed at several international dance events in key cities all over the world including Manila, Philippines for the very first time.