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 Hello Kitty Run Manila 2017, 21 Oct. 2017

It’s time to Link Love Together in Manila!

Yes, Hello Kitty is coming to the Philippines after spreading love and fun in Japan, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand, and Indonesia!

Young Hello Kitty fans in Singapore

Hello Kitty fans have fun with your family and friends at the Hello Kitty Run Manila 2017 happening on 21 Oct. 2017, Saturday at the SM by the Bay, SM Mall of Asia Complex.

Race kit inclusions

Hello Kitty will inspire love and share happiness with everyone in the five-kilometer fun run. To show her excitement to meet all participants, Hello Kitty prepared the following: (a) Hello Kitty Run Manila 2017 Race Kit consisting of themed race tee and race bib, lots of special gifts from sponsors, all in a very cute exclusive Hello Kitty Run Manila 2017 drawstring bag, (b) a very cute special edition Hello Kitty Run finisher’s medal, and (c) a meet-and-greet with friends and fans at a special stage program during the event.

Even guys love Hello Kitty (Hong Kong)

There will also be lots of activities and booths where you can get exclusive and limited edition souvenirs and merchandise.

REGISTRATION DETAILS

EARLY BIRD tickets have been selling from July 1 until August 15; STANDARD tickets from August 16 to September 15; and, LAST MINUTE tickets from September 16 to October 15. Register now at Hello Kitty Run.

Hello Kitty Run Manila 2017 is organized by Tokyo Gets Ltd.and Ten:22 Business Solutions in partnership with CHERIFER Syrup, along with its official venue partner, SM By the Bay, official media partners; ETC and 2nd Avenue, Manila Bulletin, Philippine Star, Business Mirror and Otaku Asia, major partners Pocari Sweat and Crystal Clear, Toy Kingdom, Skin White, Rizal Park Hotel, Golden Phoenix Hotel, Pascual Creamy Delight, Skechers, Devant, and marketing partners Salonpas, Acer, Banana Peel, Fujifilm Instax, Softex and Healthy Innovations. This event is supported by JLOP, Japan’s Ministry of Economy and Industry, Contents Division.

Let’s Link Love Together at HELLO KITTY RUN MANILA 2017!

X-Trail Run Pilipinas, 23 July 2017

Committed to push the boundaries of outdoor experience, the world’s leading trail running brand Salomon gears up for the return of the highly anticipated Salomon X-Trail Run dubbed Run the Path of Most Resistance on 23 July 2017 at the Subic Bay Freeport Zone.  An annual event organized throughout Southeast Asia (Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and the Philippines), the Salomon X-Trail Run instantly gained traction for its exceptional and technical trail routes that never cease to offer runners an unforgettable and fulfilling trail experience.

Locally, the Salomon X-Trail Run has been held in various premier venues throughout the Philippines quickly gaining a reputation for being the most-attended trail running event in local running history as it managed to gather over 1,000 participants.

On its 6th year, the Salomon X-Trail Run endeavors to deliver another exceptional trail running race that will empower its participants to push the boundaries of their capabilities.

Aiming to resonate with the brand’s core purpose of inspiring people to play and progress in their chosen outdoor pursuits, this year’s Salomon X-Trail Run is sure to pack a lot of enjoyable yet exhilarating obstacles ahead. Salomon X-Trail Run will consist of two race categories, namely: Fun Trail category with  6Km and 12K distances and the Mountain Run with 24K and 32K distances. Resisting limits serving as the ultimate test for the most dedicated trail runners, the Mountain Run will once again simulate the challenging ascents of skyrunning races, an arena dominated by Salomon.

The race will start at 8 AM and 8:30 AM for 32K and the 24K categories respectively. The Mountain Run will witness the country’s top trail runners go head to head in this iconic race.  Positioned as challenging categories of the race and created especially for trail runners who want to take their skills to the next level, the 24K and 32K Mountain Run distances will feature technical ascents and varying terrain–from asphalt, sand, and rocks to river crossing and steep technical ascents. The route is expected to yield an adrenaline-filled adventure for the racers.

The Mountain Run participants will receive a Race Kit containing a race bib, timing chip, Salomon X-Trail technical jersey, Salomon race cap, and post-race meal, and products from sponsors.

Those who finish within the cut off time (five hours for the 24K and seven hours for the 32K) will receive a finisher’s medal.

Given the demanding nature 32K and 24K distances, participants are required to bring the mandatory gear with them such as as whistle, hydration pack or belt with at least 500 ml of water.  Those with incomplete gear will not be allowed to participate in the race. For more information and updates, please visit Salomon’s Facebook Page.

Maxicare Run, 9 July 2017

A celebration of fitness for 30 strong years in the Healthcare Industry

This year marks a milestone for the entire Maxicare Healthcare Corporation (Maxicare) family as it is celebrating its 30th anniversary! What started out as a brainchild of a group of premier doctors and esteemed businessmen with the aim to provide quality health care to the Filipinos, Maxicare has become the consistent leading Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) in the country in its 30 years of providing healthcare at its finest.

Sustaining trust, ensuring reliability, providing convenience, and unceasing innovation are the main thrusts Maxicare upholds in its conquest to deliver its commitment to its members.  “I am proud of our past, of our history, of our accomplishments, and most definitely, I have confidence in what the future will unfold and that Maxicare Healthcare Corporation will remain the Number One HMO in the Philippines,” said Maxicare president and CEO Christian Argos.

To celebrate its 30th anniversary, Maxicare has lined up activities which will culminate with a fun run, the Maxicare Run 2017 in July featuring a five-category running event: 200-meter dash for four to eight-year old children (P350), easy 3K (P550), amicable 5K (P650), and competitive 10K (P750) and 16K (P850) at Bonifacio Global City in Taguig (9th Street corner 34th Avenue).

Registration Centers

Online: Takbo.ph

On Site: Chris Sports Branches (Glorietta, SM North EDSA, SM Megamall, SM Mall of Asia, SM City BF, Market!Market!

Maxicare Office

Registration Period

22 May 2017 to 2 July 2017

Race Kit Inclusions

200m dash – race bib, timing chip, medal, loot bag

3K to 10K – race bib, timing chip, medal, loot bag, singlet

16K – race bib, timing chip, medal, loot bag, singlet, finisher’s shirt

The running event is in partnership with race organizer LeadPack and Bahay Aruga as its beneficiary. Bahay Aruga is a free halfway house for pediatric cancer patients.

Race Route Maps

The run is expected to engage both newbie and seasoned runners.  Race route is attainable enough even for those who have no experience in running, and still challenging enough for the experienced ones.  All finishers will receive a finisher’s medal.  Maxicare will also provide a Wellness Village where participants and their friends and family can dine, relax, and enjoy activities that Maxicare’s partner brands have prepared.  With this benefit run, Maxicare wants to offer the complete experience of advocacy, athleticism, and celebration.

Finisher’s Medal

Singlet and Singlet Size Chart

About Maxicare

Maxicare Healthcare Corporation is one among the pioneers in the HMO industry. Established in 1987 by an esteemed group of doctors and businessmen with the vision to deliver a better healthcare system, Maxicare has progressed into becoming the No. 1 HMO (Source: Business World’s Top 1000 Corporations) in the country after 30 years of continuously providing comprehensive healthcare programs via its wide network of medical providers and strengthened customer support.

Maxicare continuously exerts effort to offer superior services and products tailored to the individual member’s needs.  Moreover, Maxicare has been an innovation trailblazer ably meeting the evolving needs of over 1.1M customers. It has transformed the business to a fully digital and IT-enabled enterprise.  The introduction of the 24/7 services TeleConsult and TeleMedicine and faster ways to secure a Letter of Authorization to avail of needed medical assistance via its web based Member Gateway portal, member account company site, self–service kiosks placed in some major hospital facilities, and mobile App DocHUGO has allowed members to access healthcare services anytime, anywhere.

Maxicare is truly a leader not just because of sheer number but because of the lives it has touched. In 2016, Maxicare handled 4M availments, 150,000 pediatric cases, 47,000 dengue cases, 133,000 inpatient confinements, 341 angioplasties and related procedures, and has helped augment lives via 147 organ transplants.

Having close to 1.2M members, more than 56,000 affiliated doctors, more than 1,000 affiliated hospitals and clinics, 3,800 dental providers, eight primary care centers and 13 helpdesks, nine satellite offices, two exclusive wings, one Maxicare Tower, this is Maxicare; going 30 and beyond.

Like maxicarehealthcarecorp on Facebook, follow @maxicarehealthcare on Instagram and @MaxicareHMO on Twitter, and  subscribe at Maxicare Healthcare Corporation.

Milestone Pod Tracker Launched

Introducing the affordable waterproof foot pod, your little running buddy that records your performance data because HOW you run matters.

Milestone Sports Philippines recently launched the newest running arsenal in the market called the Milestone Pod or Pod.  While it may seem small, the Pod tracker gives the data you want to know or need about your run.  In short, it summarizes all the data for you. To top it off, it’s for everyone—whether you’re a walker or a runner. Plus, the device can be worn by clipping it on your preferred shoe.

Hitz Dulay of Milestone Sports Philippines discussing the Pod’s features at the “Pod Powered” launching event held at Maximus Athlete’s Shop Café
How does the Pod work?

First, the Pod does not need a Global Positioning System (GPS) signal, which makes it possible to collect data even when in dense trees, or when running in downtown areas where tall buildings block view of the sky.  So if you have existing GPS watch or GPS App, you will get additional metrics on foot strike, rate of impact, ground contact, stride length, leg swing, and shoe life (functions like an odometer).

This is how you see it from Milestone Pod App (sample only)

Second, the Pod is simple and a stand-alone tracker.  It’s not intimidating especially for beginner runners and walkers.  It’s low cost (selling at P1695 only), always on, and a ready device.  As a Pod user, you can get tips, personalized offers, and rewards from your retailer as well.

At a quick glance (sample only)

Third, it’s waterproof and weighing 13g with battery.  The Pod allows the user (through the App) to view data on cadence, pace, steps, calories, time, distance including performance over a period of time and trends and run history. It is also compatible with select Polar, Suunto, and Garmin units and usable through popular and interactive running Apps like Zwift and Strava.

Sample summary of your running history (sample only)

Lastly, even the data-driven athletes like to hit it out on the road without much running   accessories.  The Pod is a good alternative.

If you’re into details (sample only)

Interested and willing to give it a try? You can buy the Pod from any of the following shops: Maximus Athlete’s Shop Café, Flying Don V. Coaching, Multisport Hub, and SwimBikeRun.PH.  For additional information about the Pod, you may also want to visit Milestone Sports Philippines’ Facebook Page. With the #MilestonePod it can #MakeAnyShoeSmart.  Less is indeed more!

Go beyond pace.  Be one of the growing numbers of Pod Heads around the world!

Performance Running Gear On Launched

The running brand powered by Swiss technology has launched its own running gear for effortless running

ZURICH, SWITZERLAND – Six years after starting up, one million people worldwide are running in On shoes. As an addition to its running shoe range, the Swiss sports company has launched its own performance running gear for men and women. “A lot of runners kept asking us, ‘When can I get On apparel to go with my On shoes?’ explains On co-founder David Allemann. “Yet it took us three years to figure out how we wanted to develop apparel differently. We decided not to do another running collection that keeps changing every season. Instead, we created the absolute essentials. Our favorite running jacket. Our favorite running shorts and tights. And our favorite T-shirt.”

But how does a running jacket become your favorite one? That’s what the founders of On kept asking themselves. So they thought about their shoes and how runners kept saying that they love their Ons because they are effortless.  It takes a lot of effort to make something look effortless became their guiding thought. They started to design running gear that has to outperform while looking relaxed.

The On Essentials feature very light and stretchable fabrics to let your body move freely. They offer protection where and when you need it. Not too much, not too little. Intelligent details beyond gimmicks make a difference. And the design of the On Essentials can move between different worlds. In the end, your favorite piece is something you don’t even notice anymore, until it is gone. There are six On Essentials for men and eight for women: a jacket, two shirts, a long sleeve shirt, a short, a running pant, a tight and a tank top. Available as of August 2016 at selected retailers worldwide.  Here’s a list of On Retailers in the Philippines (as of March 17) including On Price List.

 Who is On?

On Story tells the humble beginnings of the sports company based in Zurich, Portland (Oregon) and Yokohama (Japan). It has one simple mission: make running fun.  A team of sports scientists, world-class athletes and designers spearheads this notion.  On running shoes are winning design and technology On Technology distinctions all over the world – most recently the ISPO Awards – Triple Win for On for the Best Performance Shoe 2015/16.  World Champions and elite athletes win medals in On.

On’s ingenious CloudTec sole is patented worldwide. Six years after market launch, On is available from more than 2,200 specialist running stores in 50 countries in Europe, North America, South America, and Asia-Pacific.

About the Distributor

Dan’s is the distribution leader for top action sports brands in the Philippines, which includes Specialized, GoPro, FOX Racing Shox, Bell Powersports, On , and more. With two generations of professional sportsmen deeply immersed in lifestyle-changing sports on its helm, Dan’s understands the market’s intricate needs. Dan’s combines its rich experience and the expertise of its highly trained and technically well-versed staff to provide the best customer support for the brands that it carries. Owning an umbrella of businesses—from multimedia production house to concept stores and service centers—Dan’s is more than capable of launching a brand in the market, developing its equity, and ensuring its availability in places where it matters.

Soleus Expanded its Fitness Channels

Soleus has expanded to launch into cycling and fitness channels.  At the same time, the brand added new products to its GPS and core running lines.

Soleus, the brand that brought “everything you need and nothing you don’t” to running watches, now brings you everything you need for your gym fitness exercise as well.

Soleus recently partnered with world renowned Zumba fitness presenter William Flores to kickoff  the first phase of its fitness program in Manila through a series of dance events and classes in cooperation with L Timestudio and Marriott Hotel Manila led by William himself and some of the members of the Team Soleus Running Group.

Dance Soleus brand ambassador William Flores

The brand will be launching a series of fitness device that will not only count steps and lifts but also monitor heart rate to allow optimum  use of overall training.   This will be launched over the course of 2017.

About Soleus

We don’t just make watches or timing devices. We don’t just track time for athletes. And we don’t just make colorful, affordable running watches. We also don’t change who we are as a brand from season to season. So who are we? What do we stand for?

At Soleus, a world is created where people activate passion and build community in their lives through their sport by making stylish,
easy-to-use timing and fitness devices so people can be more joyful in the moment while they while they work out.

About William Flores

William Flores is an international Zumba fitness presenter and a great performer for almost four years.  His name is growing and is popularly known in the dance world as an experienced dancer teaching modern dance, jazz, cumbia, salsa, reggaeton, cumbia, folk dance, meringue, and hip hop.  With a three-year ballet experience under his belt,  William has performed at several international dance events in key cities all over the world including Manila, Philippines for the very first time.

National Geographic Earth Day Run 2017

On 23 Apr. 2017 marks another milestone for National Geographic (NG), which celebrates eight years of holding Earth Day Run (EDR), raising consciousness on environmental issues and health including social awareness through fitness with special program features using the hash tag #8withEDR.

The event encourages and welcomes all types of Eco Warriors to take part—from fun runners of all ages to serious recreational athletes who regularly compete. The event will be held not only in Manila but also in the cities of Hong Kong, Shanghai, Singapore, and Taichung, an initiative that was adopted last year to effectively spread the vision and advocacy of EDR across Asia.  EDR in Manila will be held at the SM Mall of Asia grounds where participants can choose a 5K, 10K, 21K, or 42K distance category.

“Earth Day Run 2017 will be the biggest version of the race yet, with more expected participants from Manila and four other cities across Asia. We’re also excited to look back on our eight years of environmental advocacy and share and celebrate with our runners the positive change that they helped make possible through the years by joining Earth Day Run. We hope that Earth Day Run 2017 not only brings communities of running enthusiasts together for the common cause of saving the environment but also that it amplifies the important message of doing your own part today to help stop climate change and commit to sustainable solutions to save our beloved planet Earth,” said FOX Networks Group Philippines director and head of content and marketing Charo Espedido.

Last year, EDR participants ran to support causes such as saving the Irawaddy dolphins at the Malampaya Sound Research and Conservation Project in Palawan; giving the Earth Hour or Gift of Life Village in Monreal, Masbate sustainable solutions to reduce carbon footprint; conservation of the marine protected area and coral reef in Apo Reef in Occidental Mindoro; and, beefing up reforestation efforts at the Ipo Watershed in Bulacan, which is one of Metro Manila’s sources of water supply.

Presented by the channel and its partners Cherifer Premium and World Wildlife Fund for Nature, EDR aims to continue the tradition of being one of the biggest running events in the country, expecting scores of running enthusiasts with the hopes of mobilizing all Eco Warriors of previous EDRs to register and run for the environment.

This year’s event welcomes all previously registered participants with VIP treatment and special loyalty perks to be enjoyed on the day of the run. They will be given priority placement in front of the starting line at the beginning of the race and can claim their loot bag and finisher shirt at a special express booth. They can also make use of a special warm-up and cool down tent before and after the race to condition them and recover in comfort.

Singlets

To top it off, EDR will also be sporting new features for its runners. As a special treat, all race kits will come with LED shoelaces, serving as a badge of pride and as a safety precaution for Eco Warriors running at night or before sunrise. Prizes will also be given to costumed runners who showcase their creativity by coming in their best ensemble made from recycled materials.

Finisher’ medal and shirt

To make each Eco Warrior’s voice heard in this run for the Earth, advocacy banners will be hanging above the finish line so that each runner can grab them as they cross to make a shout-out for the environment, keep as a souvenir, and use for all their post-run selfies to amplify the message of acting now to save the environment.

New participants can also join the celebrations by visiting the EDR Gallery at the Race Village to learn what the event has accomplished over the years including its environmental and social initiatives, and how their participation will make a significant impact on certain communities in the Philippines and how their actions as individuals will affect the environment.

Runners at EDR will not only experience a fun day of outdoor fitness, but also be doing their part in contributing to NG’s environmental efforts.

Registration will start on March 1 and end on April 16.  For more information and other details on how to register, please visit National Geographic Earth Day Run website.

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

Active Health Launches Run United Exceed

ActiveHealth (AH) introduces NEW Run United Exceed (RUE) race brand, an exclusive twenty one-kilometer race co-presented by TAG Heuer, which will be held at Bonifacio Global City in Taguig on Sunday, 2 Apr. 2017.

Exclusive performance based 21-km race inspired by world marathon majors.

The concept is to shatter ones perception of time—to go against your greatest enemy, YOURSELF. It will give birth to the next generation of high performing 21K runners that have the relentless drive and determination to exceed the time they have set for themselves through proper training and sports nutrition. “We have been doing the progressive races for the past six years. For 2017, we believe that it is time to take it to the next level. We want to build a new generation of athletes whose objective is not to just to finish but also exceed,” says AH brand manager Lester Castillo.

The finisher’s medal design symbolizes an athlete’s journey in exceeding himself.

Some of the innovations to help breed next level 21K finishers include exclusive medal for sub-2.5 hour finishers, FREE Under Armour shoes for top 15 negative split finishers, cheer stations in key locations to help boost runners’ morale, moving cut-off banner making sure runners make it in time, discount privileges from partner merchants, and a RUE Kit inclusive of race shirt, event shirt and other items.

Breathable and quick dry performance shirt to help runners perform better.

AH is set to also revolutionize the running landscape by introducing world marathon major inspired innovations that will push runners to exceed themselves. Guaranteed slots to Angkor Wat International Full Marathon or Angkor Wat International Half Marathon await two lucky finishers. Like in any other world marathon major, TAG Heuer is the official timekeeper of RUE.

Registration opens on 30 Jan. 2017.

AH has been in the forefront in providing an incomparable race experience. It is the only race in the country that offers an integrated holistic solution for progressive athletes grounded by its four pillars: training, nutrition, gear, and events.  RUE participants are guaranteed that they are well taken care of in all areas from training, nutrition, and gear to recovery.  Connectivity to sports experts, running community, and performance tracker are just but some of the other special privileges provided to participants through the AH Community App.

Complete sports nutrition for optimum performance. Race and training packs are readily available upon registration and exclusive deals are offered.

For more information about Run United Exceed, ActiveHealth and ActiveHealth Community App, please visit ActiveHealth and stay connected through Unilab ActiveHealth Facebook and Unilab ActiveHealth Twitter.

SMDC Run, 26 Feb. 2017

SM Development Corporation (SMDC) will hold the third SMDC Run on February 26 at the Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City.  This is in line with its CSR vision to build happy, healthy and thriving communities.

Participants can run for 5K, 10K and 21K, making the event perfect for first-time and seasoned runners alike.  The race will start and end at the Mall of Asia Complex open grounds.

Registration fees are P600 for the 5K, P700 for the 10K and P950 for the 21K.  Fees include singlet, race bib, timing chip, raffle entry, loot bag and finisher’s medal for 5K, 10K, and 21K runners.

Registration is available at Chris Sports in SM Mall of Asia, SM Megamall, SM North EDSA, SM BF Homes, Glorietta and Market! Market! from 20 Jan. 2017 to 19 Feb. 2017.

This year’s SMDC Run is organized by LeadPack, in partnership with Chris Sports, Ultimate Direction, and Takbo.ph.

For more information about the SMDC Run, please visit www.takbo.ph/smdcrun.