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Karera Lakas Pilipinas Update

The Philippine Marine Corps, together with the Lakas Pilipinas Team, is organizing an event dubbed as Karera Lakas Pilipinas with the theme Tibay ng Marino, Lakas ng Pilipino happening on August 25 this year.  Karera Lakas Pilipinas coincides with National Heroes Day.  It will be held at the Philippine Marine Corps Camp Gen. Gregorio Lim Marine Base in Ternate, Cavite, and a first time for the Philippine Marine Corps to open their training grounds to the public. Fitness is a great equalizer—both military and civilian need to be fit to have a balanced and productive life.  This is what the race is all about.
Race Categories
Astig – 5km run + 20 obstacle courses
Bangis – 200m open water swim + 10km bike + 5km run + obstacle course
Bayani – Special category for uniformed personnel (Coast Guard, PNP, BJMP, Cadets of PMA, MAAP, PNPA, among others
Registration Details
Early bird registration was extended until 31 July 2013. For big groups, “Register 10, Get 1 Free” was offered by the organizer
For online registration, please visit Lakas Pilipinas site
R.O.X. (3rd Floor)
RUNNR
Residencia Boracay-Quezon City Office
Room 303, UP Bahay ng Alumni
Magsaysay Stree, University of the Philippines Campus
Diliman, Quezon City
For inquiries and other details, you may contact
Xhi Tabalan
Race Director
MP 0918.935.7370
Rhissa
MP 0917.701.0722
Stephen Cabanlet Lt Col PN (M)
Marine Corps Special Service Officer
Proceeds from this event will go to the Strength and Conditioning (also called MARFIT) and the Wounded Warrior’s Recovery and Reintegration Programs of the Marine Corps.  The Marines have been the subtle pillars of the country since time immemorial.  They silently perform task without reservation and regard of their own lives.  A serendipitous and unsung hero of our country is hoping for your support. 

Karera Lakas Pilipinas, 25 Aug. 2013

Here’s another adventure race that offers a unique experience for both endurance and multisport athletes.  If you are one of those looking for the NEXT LEVEL kind of a race, then Karera Lakas Pilipinas (KLP) is for you.   KLP is an avenue where one can experience various challenges along the race route and get to enjoy the value of fitness at the same time.

Registration and Race Details
Registration has started last June 15.  Early bird is until 25 July 2013.

Astig, a 5-km run with 20 obstacle courses.  Can be solo 5-km runner and is open to both male/female participants.  There’s also a team category called KAPATIRAN under this level.

Bangis, a 15.2km (200-m open water swim, 10-km bike, 5-km run with obstacle course).  Solo male/female.  The Bayanihan Bangis for team category.

Bayani, for uniformed personnel with two categories: BA – Bayani for Astig and BB – Bayani for Bangis 

Top 8 Reasons to be A Lakas Karerista

1.  Prior to race day, you can prepare for it by having your training at the Philippine Marine Corps’ fitness park at Fort Bonifacio in Taguig City.  

2.  You can try riding the marines transportation called M35.

3.  A visit to Cavite de Boracay in Ternate, Cavite where the event will be held.

4.  You’ll get a finisher’s shirt.

5.  And a loot bag, too.

6.  Plus, a dog tag! 

7.  Join the after-race “beach” party.

8.  Be part of this epic race.

The Obstacle Courses

1.  The Tunnel –  runners must climb up and down to get inside the tunnel.  Course refusal penalty: NONE

2.  300-m Boulder Maze – runners must walk the natural rock formation course with caution.  Penalty: NONE

3.  Low Crawl – runners move forward under the wire on their bellies to the end of the obstacle.  To reduce the tendency to push the crawling surface, it is filled with sand or sawdust to the far end of the obstacle.

4.  Maze – this is a maze of posts set in the ground with irregular and narrow spaces.  Participants must pick their way carefully through and around them. Lanes are provided to guide the racers in dodging and changing direction. Penalty: 5 mins. time delay

5.  Tunnels – these are concrete culverts constructed as part of the obstacle course (900mm in diameter and 10m in length).  Four tunnels are provided to accommodate the number of participants.  Penalty: 5 mins. time delay

6.  Wall –  participants need to jump and pull themselves up and over the wall.  The wall is 1.2m x 2.4m.  Penalty: 5 mins. time delay

7.  Balancing Logs – participants step on a log and either walk or run it while keeping their balance.  Penalty: Penalty: 5 mins. time delay

8.  Tough Nut – participants would negotiate the course by stepping over each X log in the lane.  Penalty: 5 mins. time delay

9.  Belly Buster – participants vault, jump or climb over the log.  The logs are not stationary.  They should avoid not rolling or rocking the log while others are negotiating it.  Penalty: 5 mins. time delay

10.  Pendulum Tires – participants will pass through a maze of tires suspended from a structure.  Car and truck tires are used alternately.  Penalty: 5 mins. time delay

11.  Weaver – participants have to weave through one bar and over the next.  Penalty: 5 mins. time delay

12.  Reverse Climb – participants have to climb the reverse incline and go down the other side to the ground.  Penalty: 5 mins. time delay

13.  Baby Crawl – participants have to balance themselves on a double rope by pulling themseles vertically using their arms to progress through the course.  Penalty: 5 mins. time delay

14.  Commando Crawl – this time, participants have to balance themselves on a single rope pulling themselves using their arms to progress through the course.  Penalty: 5 mins. time delay

15.  Rope Bridge – participants have to balance themselves in an upright position using the two ropes as a bridge and walking the course as they reach the end part.  Penalty: 5 mins. time delay

16.  Cargo Net – participants climb the net until they reach the very top of the obstacle then go down the other side to the ground.  Penalty: 5 mins. time delay

17.  Gorilla Bars – participants grasp two rungs of te ladder and swing themselves in the air.  They need to negotiate the length of the ladder by releasing one hand at a time and swinging forward until they reach the end of the obstacle’s length.  Penalty: 5 mins. time delay

18.  Inclining Wall – participants need to jump and grasp the top of the wal and pull themselves over it.  They can either slide or jump down the incline to the ground.  Penalty: 5 mins. time delay

19.  Mud Pit – participants will pass through a mud pit and swim their way out.  Penalty: 5 mins. time delay

20.  River Traverse – participants move forward under a low rail on their bellies to continue on with a run to the coast of the Force Recon Cove and climb a steep uphill towards the road.  Penalty: 5 mins. time delay

Safety is of utmost importance! An emergency response team will be on standby.  Training for this event is compulsory.  All participants must obey traffic rules as there are courses which may pass through the main roads.  Participants are enjoined to adhere to the rules and regulations of the challenges to ensure safety.

Funds raised in this event will be used for the Philippine Marines Corps’ various projects such as MARFIT or the Strength and Conditioning Program and for its Wounded Warrior’s Recovery and Reintegration Program.

MultiSport 101 Camp – 1st Leg, 21 April 2012

Join the first leg of MultiSport 101 Camp with Coach Jojo Macalintal on 21 April  2012 at the Bonifacio Global City!

The event is FREE to MultiSport Philippines Subscribers!


 MultiSport Philippinessubscribers may register by:


1. Email MultiSport with your name, address, contact details, preferred schedule, 5:30 AM-8:30 AM or 4:00 PM-7:00 PM, and singlet size to MultiSport101Camp@gmail.com.

Example:
(Your Name)

(Complete Address)
(0917.000.0000)

Medium
5:30 AM- 8:30 AM


2. Wait for the confirmation e-mail of your registration within 24 hours.  


Not a subscriber yet? Get your one-year subscription now and have the opportunity to participate in this exclusive event. Call 403.8825 local 221 for subscription details.

Multisport Philippines 2011 Sourcebook is Coming Out Soon!

The first edition of the Multisport Philippines 2011 Sourcebook is a handy guide every swimmer, cyclist, runner, and multisport enthusiast should have!  

It contains a directory of training coaches for triathlon, a list of specialists in the field of medicine to help your health and dietary needs.  A set of training programs to improve your game is also included.  It is also a good source for you to discover where to find the best swim, run, and bike gear in and around the Metro.  Let this be your handy guide to prepare you reach your personal multisport goals. 

It will be made available soon in leading bookstores for only P150.  
Multisport Philippines 2011 Sourcebook is published by Hinge Inquirer Publications (HIP). 

A big thank you to Vincent Oliquiano, Marketing Assistant of HIP, for inviting me for the launch of the Multisport Philippines 2011 Sourcebook.  Let me start congratulating the Multisport Philippines Team for coming up with this innovative idea.

eXtri 2011, 3 Dec. 2011


Join the 2011 ExTRI RACE!

Event Name: eXtri 2011
Date: 3 December 2011, Saturday
Venue: La Luz Resort, Laiya, San Juan, Batangas
Distances and Disciplines:
eXtri:
1km ocean swim
23km XC bike
4km trail run

REGISTRATION FEE – eXtri
Oct 15 – Oct 30: Php 2,000.00
Nov 1 – Nov 15: Php 2,500.00
Nov 16 – Nov 19: Php 2,800.00

eXtri RAW (Rookies, Amateurs & Weekend warriors):
0.5km swim
10km bike
2.5km run
REGISTRATION FEE – eXtri RAW
Oct 15 – Oct 30: Php 1,500.00
Nov 1 – Nov 15: Php 1,800.00
Nov 16 – Nov 19: Php 2,000.00

To register online, just visit eXtribe site.

Ready to Rock? : Whiterock Triathlon, 1 Oct. 2011

Over a hundred triathletes will compete on Saturday, October 1, at the Whiterock Beach Resort & Water Park in Subic Zambales.  The event includes a two-kilometer ocean swim, 90-kilometer road bicycling, and a 21-kilometer run. 
This is the 8th annual Whiterock Triathlon and is organized by Extribe, Inc.  The event is in partnership with Whiterock Beach Resort & Water Park (Zambales) and Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority and supported by Powerade, Wicked Active Gear, David’s Salon, Blue Cross, Speedo, Kameraworld, Total Fitness Magazine, Fitness First, Paragon, Mister Cool Misting Fans, New Balance, and Chris Sports.
Awards will be given to the top three male overall, top three female overall, and top three male and female for each age group.  All finishers are triathlon Rockstars.
To all the participants … be safe and have fun!

Complimentary HIP Magazine

Last March, I received an e-mail from Hinge Inquirer Publications (HIP), the magazine arm of the Inquirer Group of Companies, offering me a FREE copy of the Multisport Philippines and delivered to my address free of charge.
The magazine about swim, bike and run is a monthly publication for both sports and health enthusiasts. It provides active individuals with the latest information on upcoming multisport races/events, training techniques, gears, and even running.

Many thanks to Jona Loren Atienza, Marketing Assistant of HIP for making this possible.
To find more about about the magazine, you may visit their website at www.hip.ph and Facebook Fan Pages.

101 Swim, Bike, Run: the Multisport Series

Been putting much of my energies in ultramarathon training and races recently that my love for aquathlon (swim/run) has had to take a back seat.  Anyhow, for those of you who are interested to join a multisport training, MultiSport Philippines, a monthly publication of Hinge Inquirer Publications, will be holding its first-ever series of seminars on swim, bike and run. The event is entitled 101 Swim Bike Run: The MultiSport Series.

Participants will learn about correct technique, injury prevention, proper nutrition, heart rate training and more from the country’s premiere coaches including Patrick Joson, Nonoy Jopson, Jay Sales, Ani de Leon, Guy Concepcion, Ria Mackay, and other experts in the field.

101 Swim Bike Run: The MultiSport Series is a great opportunity for everyone to get into the multisport lifestyle. Below are the details of the event.

 Visit the MultiSport Facebook Fan Page for regular updates!

XTERRA “Putik Pare” Off-Road Duathlon

After the huge success of Cobra Energy Drink Ironman 70.3 Philippines and Alaska Milk Ironkids Philippines, Alaska Milk Corporation president Wilfred Steven Uytengsu through Sunrise Events, Inc. brings another international sporting brand to the country, XTERRA Philippines.

XTERRA is the premiere international off-road triathlon brand known for its off-road races which include swimming, mountain biking and trail running. XTERRA also holds the World Championships in Maui, Hawaii every October. The inaugural XTERRA Philippines race dubbed as XTERRA Putik Pare off-road duathlon relay will be held on November 7, 2010 in Nuvali, Sta. Rosa, Laguna.

Putik Pare is a two-person off-road duathlon relay which is a combination of 18 kilometers of mountain biking and 8 kilometers of trail run. The relay teams will start together with one member starting with a trail run while the other will start on the mountain bike. The course will bring them back to where they started and they will switch disciplines. Again they will return and have to cross a mud pit before proceeding to the finish line together. It will have three race categories: All Male, All Female, and Mixed.

We are honored to have the franchise for XTERRA in the Philippines. We believe this creates opportunities for mountain bikers and trail runners (as well as conventional triathletes) to experience top quality events in the country,” Uytengsu stated.

He also added mountain biking is actually a large demographic in the Philippines and expects these events to be much larger than traditional triathlons.

Registration will be opened from September 15-October 31, 2010 at R.O.X., Second Wind, Cycling Zone, and RUNNR. Interested participants may also register on-line at http://www.xterraphil.com/.

For more information, please contact Princess Galura at 0918.839.9429.