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Battle of the Sexes Postponed, New Date March 3

Citing safety and security concerns, Runrio in partnership with Sofitel Hotel have announced that this weekend’s event, Battle of the Sexes, will be postponed to March 3, Sunday at 5:30 AM.  Below is the full text of the official announcement by the race organizer.  
 Dear Runners, 
          It is with deep regret that we have to announce that the Battle of the Sexes race  
          event which was   originally scheduled to happen on Saturday, January 26, 2013 as
          a night-time race, is postponed.
Despite being able to acquire approval/permits from the SM Mall of Asia and Pasay City authorities, we will be unable to organize a night-time scheduled race because we were not granted approval by the Philippine Reclamation Authority (PRA) who has jurisdiction on vital portions of the Battle of the Sexes race route.

Citing safety and security concerns, the PRA have declined to provide approval on the use of the road under their authority/jurisdiction on a Saturday night race.

With this being the case, RunRio in partnership with Hotel Sofitel will need to reschedule and redesign the said race as a Sunday-morning event, thus the need for postponement.

The new schedule of the Battle of the Sexes race will be on Sunday, March 3 at 5:30AM.

In line with the postponement, registration period will be extended until February 17 for Online Registration and until February 24 for In-Store Registration.

Runners who have already registered for this event need not worry since their registration will still be valid for use on the same event. For further concerns, you may send us an email via with the subject “Battle of the Sexes” or call us in any of the following RunRio hotlines:

Globe – 0927 347 7700       Smart – 0929 717 8164      Landline – (632) 703-1736
Our apologies for this inconvenience and we look forward to seeing you at the rescheduled Battle of the Sexes event!

Sincerely yours,

The RunRio Team

Battle of the Sexes, 26 January 2013

Last December 20, Thursday, Sofitel Philippine Plaza announced the newest run series in town dubbed as Sofitel Battle of the Sexes: Defend Your Gender, a 10-kilometer night run where male and female runners will compete with each other in one finish line, one venue, one distance. Runrio, Inc. will organize the race with Sofitel Philippine Plaza as the title sponsor.

 “We have partnered with track and field coach, Rio de la Cruz, who is an icon of the youth for espousing fitness in order to promote the importance of health and fitness to the Filipinos.  In addition, all the proceeds of the RunRio [race] will go to Virlanie Foundation to help alleviate the plight of the street children in Manila,” says Goran Aleks, Sofitel Philippine Plaza General Manager.

In this race female runners will get a 7 to 10-minute head start over the male runners, and the best ones will receive exciting prizes from Sofitel including a three-night stay at the exclusive Imperial Residence, dining at Spiral, and beauty treatments from Le Spa and Vietura.  The first leg will commence on January 26 at the SM Mall of Asia grounds.  

Battle of the Sexes is presented to you by Chevrolet Philippines in cooperation with Century Pacific, Canon Fashion Tailoring, Gatorade and Timex.

Registration Details

Venue: SM Mall of Asia Grounds
Start: 9PM
Distance: 10KM
Registration fee: P 800
Registration dates: 21 December 2012 – 20 January 2013
  • On-line registration: 21 December 2012 – 13 January 2013
  • In-store registration: 21 December 2012 – 20 January 2013
Registration Centers

RIOVANA Bonifacio Global City (BGC)
28th Street corner 9th Avenue, BGC
Monday-Sunday, 12NN to 9PM

RIOVANA Katipunan
3/Floor Regis Center, Katipunan, Quezon City
In front of Ateneo De Manila University
Monday-Sunday, 12NN to 8PM 

TOBY’S SM Mall of Asia
Monday-Sunday, 2NN to 8PM 

SM The Block
Monday-Sunday, 12NN to 8PM 

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16 & below                  17-24                25-29
30-34                          35-39               40-44
45-49                          50-54               55-59
60 and above            

Registration may end earlier than announced deadline.

A valid ID must be presented upon registration. A photocopy of any valid ID must be presented by the representative for group registration.

Singlet size availability is on a first come, first served basis.

A timing device will be used by all participants during the race.

Race results will be available after two days at the Runrio web site. 

For more information about the Runrio fun run, please contact 0929.717.8164 or email  You may also contact the following hotline numbers: 

M : 0927.347.7700 (Globe) / 0929.717.8164 (Smart)
T : (632) 703.1736

For other questions, comments and concerns, please email the organizer at

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