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Battle of the Sexes, 26 January 2013

Last December 20, Thursday, Sofitel Philippine Plaza announced the newest run series in town dubbed as Sofitel Battle of the Sexes: Defend Your Gender, a 10-kilometer night run where male and female runners will compete with each other in one finish line, one venue, one distance. Runrio, Inc. will organize the race with Sofitel Philippine Plaza as the title sponsor.

 “We have partnered with track and field coach, Rio de la Cruz, who is an icon of the youth for espousing fitness in order to promote the importance of health and fitness to the Filipinos.  In addition, all the proceeds of the RunRio [race] will go to Virlanie Foundation to help alleviate the plight of the street children in Manila,” says Goran Aleks, Sofitel Philippine Plaza General Manager.

In this race female runners will get a 7 to 10-minute head start over the male runners, and the best ones will receive exciting prizes from Sofitel including a three-night stay at the exclusive Imperial Residence, dining at Spiral, and beauty treatments from Le Spa and Vietura.  The first leg will commence on January 26 at the SM Mall of Asia grounds.  

Battle of the Sexes is presented to you by Chevrolet Philippines in cooperation with Century Pacific, Canon Fashion Tailoring, Gatorade and Timex.

Registration Details

Venue: SM Mall of Asia Grounds
Start: 9PM
Distance: 10KM
Registration fee: P 800
Registration dates: 21 December 2012 – 20 January 2013
  • On-line registration: 21 December 2012 – 13 January 2013
  • In-store registration: 21 December 2012 – 20 January 2013
Registration Centers

RIOVANA Bonifacio Global City (BGC)
28th Street corner 9th Avenue, BGC
Monday-Sunday, 12NN to 9PM

RIOVANA Katipunan
3/Floor Regis Center, Katipunan, Quezon City
In front of Ateneo De Manila University
Monday-Sunday, 12NN to 8PM 

TOBY’S SM Mall of Asia
Monday-Sunday, 2NN to 8PM 

SM The Block
Monday-Sunday, 12NN to 8PM 

Categories Latest Updates!

16 & below                  17-24                25-29
30-34                          35-39               40-44
45-49                          50-54               55-59
60 and above            

Registration may end earlier than announced deadline.

A valid ID must be presented upon registration. A photocopy of any valid ID must be presented by the representative for group registration.

Singlet size availability is on a first come, first served basis.

A timing device will be used by all participants during the race.

Race results will be available after two days at the Runrio web site. 

For more information about the Runrio fun run, please contact 0929.717.8164 or email  You may also contact the following hotline numbers: 

M : 0927.347.7700 (Globe) / 0929.717.8164 (Smart)
T : (632) 703.1736

For other questions, comments and concerns, please email the organizer at

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