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Globe Run for Home, March 27

The Globe Run for Home (GRH) 2011 will be staged in the first quarter of the year where participants are expected to fill the roads of Bonifacio Global City on March 27, 2011. 
With the registry books already filling up after the online registration via which started in February 21, 2011, the GRH 2011 is once again starting to fulfill its promise that racing in a fun-filled environment could be transformed into a more fulfilling event, both in body and heart.
Registration fees are pegged at P650 (3K), P750 (5K), P850 (10k), P950 (15K), and P1,050 (21K).  The fee entitles runners to their race singlets (which are made of 100% recycled PET plastic bottles), D-tag race chip, race bib number, runpix analysis, downloadable photos and finisher’s medal for the 21K category.
This year, a portion of your registration fee will go to four beneficiaries.  They are Gawad Kalinga, Habitat for Humanity, Haribon Foundation, and Virlanie Foundation.
Gawad Kalinga
Gawad Kalinga is building communities to end poverty through its holistic community development programs by driving a culture of caring and sharing in different sectors of society, which targets to end poverty for 5 million families by 2024.
Habitat for Humanity
Building Houses for Public School Teachers

Habitat for Humanity Philippines is a nonprofit organization that serves Filipino families in need of decent homes. 
Haribon Foundation
The Haribon Foundation for the Conservation of Natural Resources, simply known as Haribon Foundation, is a membership organization dedicated to the conservation of Philippine biodiversity.  It aims to build a constituency for environmental issues that will prioritize conservation actions on habitats and sites, based on solid, scientific and socio-economic research.
Virlanie Foundation
Virlanie is all about giving back the smile to street children.  For 18 years, it has provided abandoned, neglected, abused, and orphaned children who were found living in the streets with a home, education, and opportunity to become responsible and self-sufficient contributors to society.  Virlanie cares for more than 1,100 children every year through its 12 homes and 13 programs.
Apart from sharing a portion of the race proceeds to four beneficiaries, this year’s GRH is also putting up a platform close to its heart in order to generate more donations for its partner-organizations.  Through Globe GCASH, runners participating to this year’s GRH can encourage their friends, families, and loved ones to support their run by donating to their beneficiary of choice.  To know more about GCASH and to register for an account, Globe and TM subscribers may simply call 2882 free from their mobile phones or log on to
To donate, text DONATE, AMOUNT MPIN INSTITUTION CODE and send to 2882. 
Institution Codes:
GK for Gawad Kalinga
HABITAT for Habitat for Humanity
HARIBON  for Haribon Foundation
VIRLANIE for Virlanie Foundation
Donors have to make sure that they have enough GCASH credits in their account to be able to push through with the donation.
Runners can also register at:
4/F Cinema Lobby
Greenbelt 3, Makati City
February 28-March 20
Race kits of runners paying in credit card will be delivered to their respective addresses while those paying in cash may claim their race kits at the on-site registration booths from 12NN to 8PM.
Gun Start for Each Category:
5AM (21K), 5:15AM (15K), 5:30AM (10K), 5:45AM (5K), and 6AM (3K)
Cash Prizes are at Stake:

1st ~ P 15,000.00
2nd ~ P 10,000.00
3rd ~ P 7,000.00


1st ~ P 10,000.00
2nd ~ P 7,000.00
3rd ~ P 5,000.00


1st ~ P 7,000.00
2nd ~ P 5,000.00
3rd ~ P 3,000.00


1st ~ P 5,000.00
2nd ~ P 3,000.00
3rd ~ P 2,000.00


1st ~ P 3,000.00
2nd ~ P 2,000.00
3rd ~ P 1,000.00
For inquiries about GRH 2011, email or contact any of the following:
Yoly Crisanto
Head, Corporate Communications
Globe Telecom
Tel. No. (632) 730.2627
Fax No.  (632) 739.3075
AMPR Publicity and Communications, Inc.
Tel. No. (632) 706.1971 / 393.4028

Globe Run for Home 2010

Globe Run for Home 2009 was my best half marathon time. Last month, I aimed to beat it but the new race route and the extra distance stopped me from getting a new PR.

I was running late. Well, almost. While running Makati Avenue, on my way to the race venue, I was thinking, “how come there were not so many people at the starting line? Was there any problem?” As I reached Paseo de Roxas, I saw some 5k/10k runners walking towards Ayala Avenue. There, to my surprise, I saw quite a good number of runners at the holding area. 21k runners? Wow! So many of them. I hurriedly ran inside Ayala Triangle gardens and reached the holding area with enough time to check in and for warm up exercises. It was then that I saw some of my friends.

Running a new route right through Makati CBD was truly a treat for us, runners. Thanks to Globe for this opportunity. Water stations were strategically placed along the route. In every kilometer to be exact. I wouldn’t be surprised. When a race is staged by Coach Rio, expect another first or an innovation.

With Joseph, a.k.a. Prince as my pacer, I tried to do well but my legs felt so heavy and sore from doing a different sport the previous day. A lame excuse? Well, I was a bit tired, didn’t have enough weekly mileage, and never had any LSD (long slow distance) or practice run lately.

At a certain point, I asked Prince to run ahead and leave me but he kept on saying, “It’s OK.” And he continued to run with me. I knew deep inside he was in good condition and that he could have finished it with another personal best. He could have easily left me and run ahead, instead, he opted to run with me all throughout the race.

For those who haven’t known Prince, he’s the kind of guy who is friendly. With his energetic disposition; he can be funny and talkative at the same time. With these qualities considered, before the race started, I told him outright, “Prince no talking please while racing.” It worked out just fine with him. The only time I heard him say something was when he uttered encouraging words such as “push, push” (a pusher indeed) or “run it as fast as you can” or “let’s run it continuously.” He even offered me drinks during our quick stopover at certain water stations. In short, he acted like a true blue pacer during the race. I truly appreciated what he did.

I was once an official pacer at the 1st Quezon City International Marathon last year and I have had my share of pacing with some friends. The responsibilities of a pacer I perfectly understood. One of which is to bring fellow runners reach the finish line and help them achieve their running goal. Watching Prince doing all the stuff as expected of that of a pacer really made me proud of him.

As we ran inside Heritage Park, we both agreed that finishing the race in two hours and five minutes is deemed impossible. But this thought didn’t deter us to still enjoy the race. We both reached the finish line together with same chip time. For me, the race ended so well.

Breaking in Mizuno Wave Creation 11

Initial distance: 6.5km

Next distance covered: Not specified but the pair is used during ultimate disc practice for four hours

Longest next distance: 21.8 km at Globe Run for Home 2010
Felt initial discomfort but eventually it was gone after running 10km. A bit pricey but with the discount given by Mizuno upon race registration, it was fair enough. But wishing still that the price be lowered.

Next test run: Botak Paa-bilisan Baguio Race

(Photos Courtesy of Photovendo and Rene a.k.a. Jazzrunner)

Run for Home 2010

Following the success of the first RUN FOR HOME last year, Globe will be organizing another run on March 21, 2010. This time, with few changes and here are the top reasons why you don’t want to miss this!

You’ll get the chance to run around Makati Central Business District, which will start and end at the beautiful and newly renovated Ayala Triangle garden. If 10KM is too easy and 21K too challenging, then the 15K route is perfect for you. If Run for Home used the electronic chip, automatically and accurately tracking every runner’s race time, this year promises to be better as this chip can also post Facebook updates automatically. Another first!

The event will be broadcast live on the Run for Home website! To top it off, the best thing about Run for Home is that it’s not just a run. Every step you take is a step to a better world as RUN FOR HOME 2010 is for the benefit of Habitat for Humanity Philippines, a nonprofit housing ministry that works to eliminate poverty housing.