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Inaugural Great UP Run to Kickstart the 2019 UAAP Season

As part of NoWhereToGoButUP Foundation’s thrust to support the Varsity Teams of the University of the Philippines and in partnership with RUNRIO Events, the Foundation presents the inaugural The Great UP Run to be held on August 11 at University of the Philippines (UP), Diliman, Quezon City. Designed to be an annual event, the race is set to start the upcoming season of the University Athletic Association of the Philippines or UAAP.

The event is targeting 3,000 runners participating in any of the 3 KM (P 600), 5 KM (P 700), 10 KM (P 800)or 21 KM (P 1,100) categories. Also expected to take part are UP varsity athletes, UP students and faculty from all campuses, UP Alumni, family, friends, and supporters of the UP community.

Registered runners will receive, as part of their race kit, a singlet, a race bib, timing chip and a loot bag. Apart from these entitlements, 21 KM runners, who will successfully finish the race, will receive a finisher’s shirt and a finisher’s medal.

Online registration has already started. Interested participants can visit the The Great UP Run Page on the RUNRIO Events website to register. Online registration is available until July 29. Target in-store registration schedule is from July 23 to August 10, and on race day. Registration venues include Olympic Village branches: Trinoma, Fairview Terraces, Market! Market! and Alabang Town Center; and, at UP Diliman-College of Human Kinetics. Proceeds of the fees will go to the UP athletes through the NoWhereToGoButUP Foundation.

Liability Waiver & Race Agreement

The Great UP Run is a sundown race with gun start scheduled at 4:30 PM for the 21 KM category,  4:45 PM for the 10 KM category, 5:00 PM for the 5 KM category, and 5:05 PM for the 3 KM.

During the conduct of the race, all roads that form part of the race route will be partially closed and will be reopened after the set cutoff for each race category, or four hours after the official race start for the 21 KM, 2 hours for the 10 KM, and 1 hour for the 5 KM and 3 KM respectively.

Category winners will receive awards from the organizers and its sponsors. Immediately after the awards ceremony, a concert will follow featuring homegrown UP artists. Other details about this race can be accessed from either the Runrio Facebook Page or from its website.

Century Tuna Superbods: the Underpants Run 3/e, 11 Mar. 2017

Century Tuna’s Superbods: The Underpants Run returns for the third time!  Happening on March 11 at 9:30 AM, the fun run kicks off at Subic Bay Yacht Club to take runners through a scenic route along the Subic Bay Freeport Zone.

Inspired by the tradition at Kona, home of the renowned Ironman World Championship, Century Tuna continues its own local fun tradition with the Superbods Underpants Run. Started as a pre-race activity for the Century Tuna Ironman 70.3 back in 2015, it has since then made headlines when it brought some of the world’s super athletes racing alongside superbods finalists and raised funds for a cause.

This year, Century Tuna invites everyone to come to Subic Bay as it opens the race to anyone who wishes to showcase their superbod fitness. Individual runners get a chance to win P 15,000 while groups of four can vie for the P 20,000 prize. Century Tuna will also be giving away P 15,000 to the individual and P 20,000 to the group with the most inspired costume.  Loot bags with tons of exciting freebies, and finisher shirts are up for grabs for the first 150 finishers.

Interested to join Century Tuna Superbods: The Underpants Run? Register for free at the Century Tuna Booth at the Subic Bay Exhibition and Convention Center on March 10 and at the Subic Bay Yacht Club on March 11.

For more details, visit Century Pacific or www.ironman703subicbay.com.

Love Locks Fair

RUN.  Eat.  LOVE.  Party!

Love Locks Fair is an annual event envisioned to promote love and togetherness in the family and community while providing a fun and safe atmosphere to enjoy the changing colors of life. Love Locks Fair is co-presented by SM by the Bay and will happen on 12 Feb. 2017.

Activities included on Race Day

Love Locks by the Bay
3K Obstacle Run
Outdoor Bridal Fair
Dinner Date for Couples
Music Fest/Valentines Party

The Music Run™, 3 Dec. 2016

Asia’s most exciting music festival and ultimate 5K run drew nearly ten thousand runners when it first made waves in the Philippines last year [at the Philippine Arena]!

This year, The Music Run™ (TMR™) by Philam Vitality in partnership with music streaming service Spotify brings the party back to Manila with everyone’s favorite hits playing on 120 concert-quality speakers across McKinley West in Taguig City.

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The Music Run 2016 successfully launched in Uptown Bonifacio Global City, Taguig

TMR™ event was officially launched last week at the Revel at the Palace, Uptown Bonifacio Global City in Taguig City attended by event partners, sponsors, the media, and VIP guests.

The five-kilometer run includes music-themed zones playing Rock, Pop, Old School, Hip Hop, and Dance.  Using the live Spotify Music Voting App, participants can vote up to five songs per playlist every day to build the official soundtrack for each zone.  The event kicks off with a prerun performance by local alternative band Sud, while the afterrun music festival features Australian radio house DJ Sam Withers.

Music Runners™ can select from two event packs: Standard Pack (P850) which comes with a T-shirt, bag, beat band, sticker, and temporary tattoo; the Rock Star Pack (P1400) which comes with a towel, water bottle, and a cap.

Late registration for TMR™ starts on November 1. Standard and Rock Star Packs for late registrants are priced at P950 and P1600 respectively. For last call registrations starting on November 21, the Standard and Rock Star Packs will cost P1050 and P1800 respectively. Last call for registration is on November 25. Children less than five years old can join the run for FREE!  Registrants can collect their event packs at Glorietta 5 in Makati on November 26-28.

Philam Life has been at the forefront of leading innovations in the life insurance industry to change the general perception about insurance. Insurance is about living life to the fullest without worry and being healthy to pursue one’s passion and goals.

Running Diva enjoyed running to the beat at the TMR™ LIVE THE BEAT 2015

“This is the second time that Philam Life is partnering with TMR™. We want to send a strong message that being healthy can also be fun and engaging,” said Philam Vitality deputy head Kats Cajucom. “One of our company’s main thrusts is healthy living through our Philam Vitality program, which is the first of its kind in the Philippines. It is a full-scale wellness program where members get rewarded for making healthy choices. Through Philam Vitality, we are taking active steps to positively transform the lives of Filipinos by helping them live longer, healthier, and [have] better lives,” Cajucom added.

“While most fun runs originate from the US, TMR™started in Asia and expanded throughout the region before crossing over to Europe and the US in the last two years,” said co-founder and chief executive officer of Exceed Sports and Entertainment Martin Capstick, co-founder and chief executive officer of Exceed Sports and Entertainment who is organizing the run. “The reason for its massive success is its winning formula that combines music with the ever-growing fitness craze into the ultimate running and music festival that also puts control of the run’s soundtrack in the hands of our Music Runners™,” he added.

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TMR™ first took place in Kuala Lumpur in 2014.  Since then, it has drawn more than 100,000 runners across twelve events and nine countries.  For more information on TMR™, visit its official website, Facebook Page, or YouTube Channel.

About The Music Run™

Launched in 2014, TMR™ is the ultimate 5K running and music festival. For music lovers, casual runners, and fun seekers, TMR™ is more like a party than a run.  It is the only five-kilometer fun run that puts music at the heart. TMR™ empowers participants to control the soundtrack of the run by voting for their favorite songs in the build up to the event. Voting is via a bespoke ‘Music Voting App’ and the songs with the most votes make the official run playlist. On event day, runners experience the world’s loudest 5K running course, known as ‘The Sound Track’.  Over 120 speakers pump out the songs participants voted for across five interactive and music themed zones.  The run ends with the ultimate after-run music festival. With music every step of the way, running never sounds so good.  2016 will see further global expansion of TMR™ with additional events across Asia and inaugural events planned in North America and Africa.

www.themusicrun.com.

About Exceed Sports and Entertainment

Exceed Sports & Entertainment is an award-winning mass participation events & sponsorship agency. Exceed operates from four regional offices, staging innovative sports and entertainment events in eight countries across Asia. With a dedicated team of international and local experts, and a strong reputation for best practice implementation, Exceed provides tailored event solutions and delivers measurable results. Exceed was awarded Gold in “Best Event–Sports” at the 2016 Marketing Events Awards, the highest accolade presented by Asia’s most recognized event awards platform.

Mission: EO 255 Fun Run, 19 July 2015

A Campaign Run on Executive Order No. 255

The Organisasyon ng Pilipinong Mang–aawit (OPM), a non–profit organization of professional singers, will be having a campaign run dubbed as Mission: EO 255 Fun Run to ensure public awareness about the Executive Order (EO) 255 issued in 1987 by Former President Aquino, requiring all radio stations to broadcast a minimum of four original Filipino musical compositions in every clock hour and for other purposes and help create a more conducive and sustainable environment for Filipino music artists.

This year, Mission: EO 255  is happening on 19 July 2015 at the UP Academic Oval to kickoff the Linggo Ng Musikang Pilipino or OPM Week declared by His Excellency President Benigno S. Aquino III under Proclamation No. 933 announcing last week of July of every year as OPM Week.

final poster eo255-2You may register either online via Events.ph or at any TOBYs and RUNNR branches:  Toby’s Trinoma, Toby’s Megamall,  Toby’s Shangri-La, and RUNNR Bonifacio High Street.

Mission: EO 255 is also a fundraising event for the Youth Artist Development Program, a week-long and free-of-charge intensive workshop for aspiring, indigent, and talented musical artists led by the country’s known musical educators and practitioners.

Stay tuned for more details of this exciting running event on Filipino music! 

Ateneo Run for Your Life 2, 1 Mar. 2015

On March 1, Sunday, Ateneo De Manila University (Katipunan) will hold a fundraising event dubbed as ‘Run for Your Life 2’.  The beneficiary of the running event are deserving students of the Ateneo School of Medicine and Public Health in need of financial aid so they can finish medical school and realize their dream of becoming doctors someday.

There are five race categories: 500m, 3K, 5K, 10K, and 16K. Registration is ongoing until 23 Feb. 2015 both in-store and online. You may register in any of the following registration centers: SM North, SM Mall of Asia, RUNNR Bonifacio Global City, Ateneo Chemical Department, and at the Ateneo Medical School in Ortigas (next to TMC).  There will be an onsite registration on race day itself from 1 AM-3 AM.  Visit Runrio and Ateneo Facebook Page for more details.  Help keep scholars in school.  Register NOW!

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Transition One (T1) Apparel Review

It was during a blogging event where I had the chance to inform someone (well, he was our coach in a running clinic sponsored by Mizuno in 2007) that I was interested to use Transition One (T1) multisport apparel for an aquathlon event. To my delight and surprise, Coach “Ige” thru his better half, Maui, offered the product for free and asked me to wear them in return for a product review that I could post on my site.  Awesome!

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From HP Recovery Run in BGC, Taguig City to Splash ‘N Dash Aquathlon in Marikina City

The very reasons why I wanted to wear T1 are: first, for comfort.  It wasn’t much of an issue during transition time—from swimming to running—as the apparel was meant for those.  Second reason is, in terms of quality, it’s more than OK since it’s locally made.  I saw some ultra distance friends using those apparels in a race.  Third reason is, availability.  Since it’s made locally, getting one of those is easy as  it’s readily available in select stores.  Last reason is, in terms of price, it’s affordable or, not as expensive as the leading brands.  I think it’s important to know what multisport apparel to wear based on the distance of the race in which you are competing.  In my case, since I don’t do swim race often, shorts with minimal padding and a tank top or jersey with tighter fitting top, which are technically, what I wanted in a multisport apparel. Having tried the not-so-expensive-T1-suit, without sacrificing comfort and quality, I think, was a smart move.

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Splash ‘N Dash Aquathlon – 3rd Leg, La Stanza, Marikina City (Photo by Photo-Ops)

December of last year, I used the apparel not only in an aquathlon race but also in a running event that happened one after the other on the same day.  I was given two jerseys.  One I wore the day before race day to try and other one I wore on race day itself.  For product specifications, you may access this Transition One website for full description.   Even though the two races, Unilab’s Enervon HP Recovery 10K running event at the Bonifacio Global City, Taguig and the Splash ‘N Dash Aquathlon in Marikina City, were totally different racing events, wearing the same apparel was alright as it was meant for a two-stage race involving swimming and running anyway.

I liked the snug fitting jersey.  Simply pulling the front zipper a few inches down can provide much ventilation and off you go with your best run ever.  Overall, l didn’t encounter any problem wearing the T1 suit. ln fact, l would wear them again for another testing once I get myself  a bike. 

That said, though this is a late post, I would like to thank two people who were instrumental for me to try the suit.  Thank you, Coach Ige and Maui Lopez for the opportunity.  I was aiming for the win on that day, but for some reason the body did not cooperate.  Stress related to work among other things got the better of me that I was not feeling up to par during the aquathlon race.  Will make it up next time.

(Disclaimer: I was given this multisport apparel for free to review on my blog, courtesy of Transition One thru fellow Happy Feet Maui Lopez and good friend Coach Ige Lopez.   I did not pay for the item, receive payment for this review, nor agree to give a positive review. Aside from information obtained from the T1 website, the opinions are my own.)

REGISTER NOW for the 2015 Run United 1!

Hey, fellow runners!  Want to complete the Trilogy this year?Have you registered yet for the 2015 Run United 1? Registration is now open.  Make sure you book before  March 1.

The 2015 Run United 1 will be held on 8 March 2015 with 5k, 10k, and 21k race categories. All categories will have a start and finish at the SM Mall of Asia grounds.  Here’s  a gentle reminder on payment schemes:

For online (credit card) registrants: complete race kit will be delivered. Singlet/Finishers’ shirt sizes will be available online on a first come, first served basis. Delivery of race kit will be on or before 1 March 2015.

For in-store registrants: complete race kit will be given upon registration for actual runners. Singlet sizes will be on a first come, first served basis. Please refer to 2015 RU1 Registration Details  and 2015 RU BUNDLE PROMO  for more information.  Below are the designs of the finisher’s medal and shirt.

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Complete the Trilogy by running all the 21Ks

 

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Or, complete the Trilogy by challenging yourself to finish three distance categories: 21K, 32K                                               and 42K, and get those elusive finsher’s medals this year

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Finisher’s Shirts

 

Race results will be available within three (3) days after the race at the following websites: www.unilabactivehealth.com and www.runrio.com.  Timing and Race Results: feedback@runrio.com

For online and in-store registration inquiries, you may call any of the following:

  • Landline (+632) 463. 4813 or (+632) 463. 4814
  • Mondays to Fridays at 9am to 5pm only, except holidays

EXCEED YOURSELF!

Back-to-back Fun Runs By RUNTarantantan

Comedian turned competitive runner (now a race organizer) Bearwin Meily shares some of his thoughts and experiences as manager of RUNTarantantan during the Back to Back Fun Run Bloggers Night on January 14 at 100 Miles Café to promote his team’s upcoming races, HaRUNa and Lezgo Run.   Bearwin Meily used to be on the heavy side and started to lose weight when he went from a newbie runner to becoming competitive in running events here and abroad.

According to the former sitcom actor, RUNTarantantan Team was created with a mission to entertain runners who are considered less competitive.  As a hands-on sports entertainment event or race manager himself, he wants every finisher to be happy after each race.  Thus he makes sure runners are entertained by his hosting, jokes, magic, music, among others.

To start the ball rolling, these two fun runs are happening on February 15 (HaRUNa) and March 15 (Lezgo Run) this year.  For more information, please see event posters below.

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POSTER final

FINISHER SHIRT final

Actual 24Karat Gold Plated Heart Shaped Medals

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LEZGO RUN

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21k AWESOME FS

3k,5k,10k, AWESOME FS

 

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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.

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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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