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Run United Series 2013

Exceed Yourself is this year’s Run United theme.  
Understanding runners’ feedback plus the ever changing trend in race requirements, Unilab Active Health (ULAH) has made some changes for the 2013 Run United Series.  One, expect longer distances that are big on fun and prizes.  Two, phasing out of the three-kilometer category, but the 500-meter dash for children will still be retained.  Three, a new fabric designed singlet for comfort and enhanced performance.
“We noticed a trend during the previous years’ races that the slots for longer distances get filled up faster. There were instances when we had to open up more slots. So, by focusing on longer distances, we will be able to accommodate more runners,” said Alex Panlilio, Head of ULAH.  “This is in line with our plan to be part of the growth and journey of Filipino runners. It just goes to prove that the local running community is more mature, that is why we also launched the Run United Philippine Marathon last year. Filipino runners have leveled up,” added Coach Rio dela Cruz of Runrio, Inc.
Better and useful items will still be part of the finishers’ token. And, the unique United medal will still be given away to encourage participants to complete the series. Of course, the Unilab Active Health villages will still be jam packed with activities and freebies for the participants and their families.
17 March 2013
Run United 1
Mall of Asia Grounds, Pasay City
02 June 2013
Run United 2
06 October 2013
Run United Philippine Marathon
For triathletes, Tri United 1 will kick off on March 10, Tri United 2 on July 7, both will be held in Playa Laiya, Batangas, Tri United 3 on October 26-27 in Subic, and the fourth and final leg of Tri United will be fired off in Ayala, Alabang on November 24. In addition, ULAH Duathlon is scheduled on September 8 at SCTEX, Clark, Pampanga.

For more details, please visit Unilab ActiveHealth.

Run United 2 and its First Race Expo

In Unilab ActiveHealth’s (ULAH) continuing efforts to promote an active and healthy lifestyle among families, 2012 Run United will have its second leg on 17 June 2012 at SM Mall of Asia.

“Active Health delivers Unilab’s vision of providing active health solutions for Filipino families.  We encourage families to start or continue leading active lives through our events like Run United,” Unilab Active Health Head Alex Panlilio said.

A Family Affair

[Children] from ages 5-12 years old can join the Ceelin 500-meter dash, a jump start in their journey to fitness. [Parents] and older siblings can choose from the different race categories like 3K, 5K, 10K, and 21K. 

Registered participants of 500-meter dash, 3K, 5K, 10K, will receive their singlet upon registration. The race belt bag, bib with timing chip, and Riovana 10% discount stub can be claimed during the first ever Run United Race Expo. 

Active Health belt bag is to be received at the Expo

Run United Race Expo (1st : 2012 : Bonifacio Global City)

According to Coach Rio dela Cruz, “The race expo brings Run United to a whole new level. Major international marathons like the ING New York Marathon and Chicago Marathon hold their own expos days before the event. Together with ULAH, we look at some of the best practices from international races, and apply them to the Run United series to further enhance the race experience of the Filipino running community.”

It is happening on 13-16 June 2012 at the BGC grounds near Mercato from 2-8PM on June 13 and 10AM-8PM on June 14-16.  As a testament to the level of commitment that ULAH brings to the runners, Team Bike Boutique, the official merchandise partner of Ironman races worldwide, will organize the expo.  Fitness and athletic brands present their latest products and services including gadgets, running gears, among others.  Runners can hang out with their friends while checking out the coolest and latest sports apparel.  The race expo completes the active health experience of runners, sports enthusiasts, and their families in this four-day event.

Run United 2 Runrio Leg 2 Half Marathon

The participants of the 21K category will have a different singlet color design which makes the runners extra special, aside from the freebies that they will get during the race expo in BGC and the second piece of the collectible medal and finisher’s shirt. A personalized RunRio timing card will also be exclusively given to them they just need to present their old IPICO timing chip during the registration to get the replacement. Important: Please don’t forget to bring a valid ID when registering.

Singlet size availability is on a first come, first served basis 
Runrio timing card is to be received at the Expo (for 21K runners only)

21K runners will also get to enjoy running the BGC to Mall of Asia race route, giving them a chance to improve their personal record/best for Run United 1. Shuttle service will be provided from MOA as pick-up point for half marathon runners.

Active Health Sport Events Executive Lester Castillo said, “As we have always done in the past, we continuously improve Run United series to give runners a better experience and encourage them to keep running. Through our partnership with Coach Rio dela Cruz, Run United has become one, if not the best, running event in the country.”

Registration for 2012 Run United 2 is ongoing at Riovana BGC and Katipunan, Quezon City branches and at Toby’s at SM Mall of Asia, Pasay City and SM North-The Block, Quezon City

For online registration, check details at UnilabActiveHealth or Runrio. Registration is until June 3, 2012 on a first come, first served basis.

2012 Run United 2 is for the benefit of Gawad Kalinga and Children’s Hour. For more inquiries, please visit UnilabActiveHealth and ULAH facebook page

AKTV Run, 5 June 2011

AKTV Run will be held on June 5, 2011 at Mall of Asia. Boasting of 4 race categories 3km, 5km, 10km and 21km.                                


Online registration period is from May 2, 2011 to May 22, 2011 only. Delivery of race kits will start on May 9, 2011.
Regular in-store registration period is from May 2, 2011 to May 22, 2011 only at the following venues:
  •  RUNNR – G/F Bonifacio High StreetTaguig City, 12NN – 8PM; Tel. No. 403.1787
  •  R.O.X. – Level 2 ROX Bldg. Bonifacio High Street, Taguig City, 12NN – 8PM; Tel. No. 856.4638
  • Toby’s SM Mall of Asia – G/F Entertainment Mall, Roxas Blvd., Manila, 12NN –8PM; Tel. No. 556.0445
  • Planet Sports Glorietta – 2/F Glorietta 3, Makati City, 12NN – 8PM; Tel. No. 817.7896
  • The Athlete’s Foot, Alabang Town CenterMuntinlupa City 
  • Planet Sports Trinoma, 2nd level, Trinoma corner North EDSA, Quezon City, 12NN – 8PM;  Tel. No. 916.7451
  • The Athlete’s Foot Robinson’s Galleria, 3/F Robinson’s Galleria, Ortigas, Pasig City, 12NN – 8PM; Tel. No. 636.3162 
Late Registration period is from May 23, 2011 to May 29, 2011 at the following venues only:

  • ROX
  • Mall of Asia
  • Planet Sports Trinoma 
Race Category / Gun Start
3km / 5:55 AM
5km / 5:45 AM
10km / 5:35 AM
21km / 4:45 AM   
Finisher’s shirt

21K Finisher’s Medal

Registration may end earlier than announced deadline, therefore, race kits may run out before May 29, 2010.
A valid ID must be presented upon registration. For group registration, a photocopy of any valid ID must be presented by the representative.
Singlet size availability will be on a first come first served basis.

A disposable timing device will be used by all participants during the race.
Finisher’s kits will be given upon finishing the race.
For questions and inquiries please contact (call only) any of the following Runrio hotline numbers from Monday to Friday, 9AM – 6PM.  [You may also contact Runrio at the following mobile numbers]:  0929.7178164 / 0918.2576296 (Smart);   (02) 703.1736 (Landline)

Participants and their families can enjoy a fun fair after the race at the Mall of Asia grounds.  Sports tents are available where one can watch and even participate in demonstrations and instructional coaching for billiards, boxing, basketball, and mixed-martial arts.  Photo booths of various TV5 shows like Bagets, Iskul Bukol, and Bangis are also provided.  Children can enjoy booth from Cartoon Network, Disney, and Batibot.  For more details about AKTV Run, log on to the TV5 news portal