Category Archives: Amway Philippines

NUTRILITE Celebrates 80th Anniversary with a Bang!

Wellness has always been Nutrilite’s advocacy since it was first introduced eight decades ago.  To encourage more people to value personal wellness, a series of runs will be staged in three key cities: Manila (February 22), Davao (March 1), and Cagayan de Oro (March 15).  The run already covered Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand, Australia, and Singapore.

Nutrilite’s Race Shirt

Registration fee is only P 300 for all categories 3k, 5k, and 8k. Interested participants can register at all Amway Distribution Centers and via the Colourlife Facebook Fan Page.   To learn more about the event, here are the NHR Race Details.

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Ecstatic with Unexpected Podium Finish

12 January 2013 — On my way out, a light rain began to fall and the sky was overcast. Crazy it may seem, but I was heading to the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) complex at about 5:15 AM to join a one-kilometer run.  Yes, you’ve read it right.  One kilometer, not my usual race, uh, but “why this?”  Suffice it to say I wanted to accomplish something pretty special whether running a marathon or joining a run for a cause.   Anyway, by the time the taxi came to a halt near the World Trade Center or around the corner of Macapagal Boulevard, the race route was already closed to traffic. 

1K@Amway Fun Run in Pictures

After paying the taxi driver, I slowly jog down M. Jalandoni Street a bit to warm up.  Upon reaching the corner of P. Ocampo Street, I saw the lead pack of the five-kilometer participants.  Judging from the noise, energy and cheers, the early rain may have clouded the skies Saturday morning but it did nothing to dampen the crowd’s enthusiasm for the said event. 

What better way to start another year in running than by a podium finish for the one-kilometer category.  Landing in second spot among the top three finishers was indeed a great surprise.  I’m happy to be surprised!   Congratulations, too, to fellow blogger Dave a.k.a. Barefoot Daves for placing first in the men’s 1-Km category.  

 Amway Philippines Country Manager Leni Olmedo and Brand Ambassador Enchong Dee awarded the prizes to the top three women’s 1-Km finishers

The presence of some of my ultramarathon Team Boring friends  Doc Topher and Vic whom I haven’t seen in a while, and Jet, of course, spiced up and made the post-race gathering more fun with their boring antics and jokes. 

Before & After Spoof: Ganito sila noon (see cover photo)huwag tularan!
(Caption courtesy of Jet and Vic; Hol
ding the magazine courtesy of Doc T)

Super thanks to Amway Marketing Manager Dulce Ricafort for having me in this event, most of all to Amway Philippines Country Manager Leni Olmedo for the warm welcome.  Overall, the first 1Km@Amway leg was a huge success.  A simple yet well organized race.   Congratulations to all finishers!  Your support in the Amway One by One Campaign will surely help improve the lives of children worldwide.  

1K@Amway Fun Run, 12 January 2013

Amway, one of the world’s direct selling businesses founded in 1959, will usher 2013 with a series of foot races dubbed as 1K@Amway that will not only encourage Filipinos to engage in business opportunities but also help make a difference to children’s causes worldwide. 
At Amway, corporate social responsibility (CSR) is embedded into all its initiatives, core business strategy, and operations.   As part of its CSR, Amway has partnered with the Department of Education to make education more accessible to the children through its One by One program.
The first leg of the 1K@Amway fun run will kick off on January 12 at the CCP Complex and details about the event can be found at Amway.  Registration is now open.  For on-line registration, please click here.  Manila participants can still register until 11 January 2013.
I’ll be running its 1K race category.   See you at the starting line!
One-Kilometer Race Route Map

Five-kilometer Race Route Map