Big Blue Run Uphill Challenge, July 11

Are you looking for a new challenge? Have you tried everything from trail running to aquathlons, but still want to make running even more interesting? Then [this course is for you.] It’s all uphill! We’re not just talking about one uphill leg as part of the race route, this race offers a multitude of uphills. Steep, steadily sloping, short, long. Get ready to conquer them!

On July 11, a different kind of running event awaits runners from all over the metro. Test your strength and get ready for a new kind of running high as the Ateneo Track & Field program, in partnership with La Vista Homeowners’ Association present “The Big Blue Run: Uphill Challenge”.

11 July 2010
Ateneo de Manila University
Assembly time at 5AM
Gun start: 6AM (10K), 6:05AM (5K), and 6:10AM (3K)
Php 400 Registration fee
Finisher Shirts and loot bags for all runners

Registration Centers:

University Athletics Office at Blue Eagle Gym
Ateneo de Manila University
From June 21 to July 10

Bonifacio High Street
From June 26 to July 10

La Vista Village Office
June 28-July 10

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The 5K/10K routes cover the Ateneo de Manila campus and continue into La Vista Village for the uphill stretch. There will also be a 3K fun run within the campus.

P10,000 in cash await both the first male and female to conquer the challenging 10K route, while P7,000 await the 5K champions.

Cash prizes are also in store for those who place second and third in the male/female adult (19 and up) and junior (18 and below) divisions.

Special prizes will be given to the top 5 male/female finishers of the 10K in the masters division (35 and up).

3k fun run (even kids can join!)-Top 10 recognized with freebies and certificate

Top 10 finishers of the 3K category also have special prizes in store for them.

This event will only be the first of a series of four runs to be staged at the Ateneo throughout the year. Aside from the Uphill Challenge, other exciting runs like the Big Blue Night Run, BBR Cross Country Challenge and Big Blue Katipunan Run await runners in the coming months.

In line with this, the Ateneo Big Blue Running Club will also be launched on July 11. Race organizer and Ateneo Track & Field program head, Coach Mick Perez says that, “Ateneo would like to promote running to the community. The campus can be a place where runners can congregate, run together, and learn from each other.”

For inquiries, [you may] email, [visit], or call the University Athletics Office at 4266001 loc 4194.

This event is made possible by Greenfield City Corporation, Summit Natural Drinking Water, 100Plus (official sports drink of the Big BlueRun), Pascual Laboratories, Sony Ericsson, RunForChange, Security Bank, BDO, Enjoy Card, Zagu, and Slimmer’s World, with media partners Runnerspeak, Takbo.Ph,, Frontrunner Magazine, Multisport, and Northern Living.