Category Archives: Run United 3

Run United Trilogy Completed!

The pie is now complete.

September 16 — Yes, I completed the trilogy again. The first one I did two or three years ago.  
With barely three weeks left to get back into training plus a few short runs every now and then, I wasn’t sure how well I would do in this 32-kilometer race.  

There was a good crowd of runners, and it was nice to see many familiar faces at the start.

Surprisingly my game plan worked well even though the weather was less than perfect last Sunday. Running through heavy rains (note: for four hours) turned out to be an enjoyable experience as well. No cramps.  Steady breathing.  Uphill running at the three flyovers was OK.  Not much walking either, well, except when nearing the hydration station.  I was extremely happy with my time when I finished, indeed another personal best. 

It was great to note that a better baggage deposit and claim system has been implemented.   Hydration was not a problem.  Bananas were even provided.  
I guess congratulations are in order for Runrio staff, the marshals who braved the rain, medical staff, volunteers, and sponsors for making Run United series a successful one.  

Run United 3: Runrio Trilogy Leg 3, September 16

27 August 2012 — With less than three weeks to go, the countdown has begun to one of the most anticipated races, Run United 3, the third leg 32K of the Runrio Trilogy hailed as the Afroman Distance, is happening on September 16.  This will be my second attempt to finish the trilogy after completing the first one in 2010.  

Just two months ago, I had a marvelous time running Run United 2 half marathon.  Super duper thanks to Runrio for the complimentary race kit and Allen aka Ambo for pacing with me all throughout the race.  
What to Look Forward to in this Year’s Run United 3
The 32K category can be a good introductory race if you are going to run your first full marathon this year.  
The first ever Run United Philippine Marathon is scheduled on October 28 with the customary shorter distances or race categories—from 500m dash to 3k, 5k, 10k, and 21k.
New routes, different start and finish lines, and earlier gun starts for 32K (3 AM) and 21K (4 AM) runners. Run United 3 runners will experience running across three cities, Taguig, Makati, and Pasay.
32K runners will take the first ten kilometers in University Parkwayarea, then move up to Kalayaan flyover, go all the way to Buendia, take left at Roxas Boulevard, then turnaround taking the roads of Vicente Sotto, Diosdado Macapagal, and EDSA and turn left at Seaside Boulevardfor the finish at the Mall of Asia (MOA).  
Meanwhile, the 21k will have the same route as the 32k runners.  However, instead of heading to EDSA, they will turn right at Macapagal Avenue, then turn right again at Seaside Boulevard, and then all the way to the finish line in MOA.

Registration Details
           
Online registration for Run United 3 started last August 6 and will end on September 2 while in-store registration started last August 13 and will end on September 9. Registration centers include RiovanaBonifacio GlobalCity and Katipunan, Quezon City branches; and Toby’s SM MOA and Trinoma branches.

With only 8,000 runners when it was launched in March 2010, the number has  kept increasing steadily in the succeeding events. Run United 1 on March 4 kicked off this year’s RunRio Trilogy, which was followed later by Run United 2 on June 17. Runners who completed all the longest distances (21K-21K-32K) in all of the three Run United races will be recognized at the RunRio Trilogy Awards Night. 

Beneficiaries of Run United 3 will include Gawad Kalusugan and Children’s Hour.

For further information or inquiries, please visit Unilab Active Health  and Runrio websites.