Grand Fiesta Run, November 28


What is the run?

The run is the Grand Fiesta Run 2010 which is part of the Grand Fiesta Manila Celebration.

When and where is the run?

[It] will be held on 28 Nov. 2010 at Newport City, Pasay City, which is across NAIA [Terminal] 3.

What are the race distances?

3K, 5K, 10K, and a 1K special Fiesta Rat Race.

What is the 1k Fiesta Rat Race?

[It] is a special 1K category where registrants are encouraged to come in office attire (example, [in] suits and rubber shoes) or fiesta-inspired costumes.

What do I get if I join the Fiesta Rat Race?

Aside from the all the fun and great photos of participating in a themed costume run, prizes will be given away to the best dressed, most unique, and wildest outfits.

How much is the registration fee?

[It’s] Php650 for all race categories.

What is included with the registration fee?

Registration fee includes the race kit and a singlet.

What does the race kit include?

The race kit comes with a singlet, race map, timing chip, and race bib with loot bag stub, raffle stub, and an RWM gift stub.

What is in the loot bag?

The loot bag will contain items from Resorts World Manila and our sponsors.

Can I transfer my race kit to another person?

No. The moment you register, your information is assigned to the race kit and is encoded into the system.

What are the singlet sizes?

The sizes are XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL.

Can I change size if it doesn’t fit?


Where can I get a size reference for the singlet?

The sizes are by Unibersidad and you can use their past singlets as reference.

Do I need to wear the Grand Fiesta Run singlet during the run?

Although it’s preferred, you don’t need to wear the singlet.

How can I register?

You can register in [any of] the following [registration centers]:

Resorts World Manila Tourist Counter, three select Chris Sports outlets [at] SM Mall of Asia, Glorietta, and SM Mega Mall, R.O.X. at [Bonifacio High Street, Taguig City].

You can also call WWWExpress at 852.7210 or 793.1777 [by] pressing 2 for marketing to register via phone and arrange for delivery. A delivery fee of Php70 will be charged for Metro Manila deliveries and Php100 for deliveries outside of Metro Manila. 1K Fiesta Rat Race category registration is at RWM, R.O.X. and thru WWWExpress only. Registration is from October 27 to November 22. Better to register early though as there are limited singlet sizes and slots per distance.

Until when is registration?

Registration runs until 22 Nov. 2010.

Can I change distance after registration?


Can I register for more than 1 distance?

Yes, but you will need to register twice and pay the registration fee twice.

What are the prizes?

Resorts World Rewards Points will be given away:


Distance / 1st / 2nd / 3rd

10K / 20,000 / 10,000 / 5,000

5K / 10,000 / 5,000 / 2,500

3K / 6,000 / 3,000 / 1,500

1K / 10,000 / 5,000 / 2,500


Distance / 1st / 2nd / 3rd

10K / 20,000 / 10,000 / 5,000

5K / 10,000 / 5,000 / 2,500

3K / 6,000 / 3,000 / 1,500

1K / 10,000 / 5,000 / 2,500

What is the route?

TBD: The starting point is at the Newport Plaza. The 1K, 3K, and 5K route will take you around Newport City and along Andrews Avenue across NAIA. The 10K route will take you inside Villamor Airbase.

How will the race track my time?

The race will be using an RFID timing system that will track your time. Timing chip must be attached to your bib at all times. Also, make sure to indicate the correct mobile phone number and e-mail address in your registration form as your finish time will automatically be texted and emailed to you as you cross the finish line.

When will I know the race results?

Your time will be sent via SMS and emailed to you the moment you cross the finish line. There will also be a time-check station at the activity center. Your place in the run in relation to everyone else will be posted at the Resorts World Manila web site within three days of the race.

What are the rules and regulations?

Participants below 18 years old must have their entry form signed by a parent/guardian. Race Bib must be worn at all times during the race. It should be pinned in front of your running shirt to be placed on or a little above the waistline. Registration will be limited to the slots per category. Finisher’s time, including winners, will be based on RFID tag time results. No RFID tag, no race results. All protest related to the results must be made in writing and submitted to the Race Director within 30 minutes after the official announcement of winners. A protest fee of Php 1,500 may be collected for every written protest made.

Is there an age requirement or age limit?

Anyone can run as long as they deem themselves fit enough to participate. A liability waiver needs to be signed by every participant. Parents or guardians need to sign for entrants under 18 years of age.

Will the run push through if it rains?

The run will take place rain or shine.

Will water be provided?

Drinking water will be provided at selected points along the route.

Will there be first aid stations?

Medical aid will be available at certain points via roving representative.

Who is the title sponsor?

Resorts World Manila.

What is Resorts World Manila?

Resorts World Manila is the Philippines’ latest only integrated tourist hub where you can relax, shop, dine, and play. Resorts World Manila has a mall complete with the best shops and restaurants, movie theaters, a performing arts theater, hotels [such as the] Maxim Tower and Marriott Hotel, and a gaming area.

Are children prohibited from entering Resorts World?

No. Only the Casino and Republiq is restricted to ages 21 and above. The shops, restaurants, movie and performing arts theaters, hotels are all open to people of all ages.

Do I have to be a member of Resorts World Manila to join the run?

No. Special privileges though will be given to Resorts World Manila members during the run. To win in the grand raffle, you also need to be a member. Membership is FREE.

Is there an age requirement for Resorts World Manila membership?

No. Although you need to be 21 and above to play in the Casino, Resorts World Manila members below 21 can still avail of special discounts and earn rewards points when they shop and dine in Resorts World Manila. Again, membership is FREE.

How do I become a member of Resorts World Manila?

To become a member, you must be 21 years old and above. Present a valid ID together with your membership application form at Resorts World Manila membership counters. You may get an application form in any of the registration sites.

Do I get any special treats if I’m already a member of Resorts World Manila?

Existing Resorts World Manila member may still present the RWM gift stub found at the race bib to receive a match and play voucher.

What is a match and play voucher?

The voucher is valued at P100. Present the voucher to the casino cage to get a certificate, the certificate together with a live bet of P100 can be used to play at specific gaming tables. [The voucher] is limited to the gaming tables that use even bets.

Where do I claim the match and play voucher?

Present the free gift stub along with your Resorts World membership card at the membership counter to claim your match and play voucher.

What is the validity period of the match and play voucher?

It is valid until 5 Dec. 2010.

What do I get for the Resorts World Manila gift stub?

Become a member of RWM and present the stub to claim a match and play voucher.

What can I use Resorts World Manila rewards points for?

You may use your points to pay for food bills, show tickets, claim parking tickets, food voucher and gifts up for redemption.

Can Resorts World Manila Rewards Points be used to play at the Casino?

Yes, this is a current promo of Resorts World Manila. For detailed promo mechanics, please call 836.6318.

What is there to do after the run?

There will be an activity area where sponsors and will be providing activities for everyone.

Where do I park?

All participants and other spectators are required to park their vehicles at the designated parking areas of Resorts World Manila.

Is parking free for runners?

No. Standard parking fees [still] apply.

Will there be toilets?

Toilet cubicles will be available at the site during the race.

Is there a place to leave my bags?

There will be a baggage deposit area from 5AM to 10AM.

Are pets allowed?

No. Not everyone is comfortable with animals and we need to be considerate to them. There are also some added hazards of pets being in the race as they might disturb or bite another runner, leaving their special “gifts” along the route, and runners tripping over the leash.

Will there be celebrities?

Although some have been invited, we cannot commit on whether they will join the race.

What are the prizes to be given away in the Raffle?

3-day, 2-night trip for [four] 4 to Resorts World Sentosa, Singapore with free tickets to Universal Studios and a ride on the Resorts World Manila private jet. Note: The ride on the Resorts World Manila private jet is from Manila to Singapore only. Going back, winners will be given a one-way PAL ticket to Manila.

A cruise from Singapore to Malaysia and back to Singapore in three days and two nights. Free entrance to onboard shows and entertainment and use of gym and recreational facilities. Full board and meals (up to 6 per day). Note: The ride on the Resorts World Manila private jet is from Manila to Singapore only. Going back, winners will be given a one-way PAL ticket to Manila

When is the raffle draw?

The grand raffle draw will take place after the Grand Fiesta Run during the awarding ceremony [at] around 8AM.

Can anyone win in the raffle draw?

To be eligible to win in the raffle you need to have finished the race, be a member of Resorts World Manila, and [you need to] be present during the [raffle].

If I register more than once and pay each of the registration fees, will that give me more chances of winning in the raffle draw?

Yes. But you will have to finish each race you register in and drop the raffle stub at the finish line. You can only win one major prize though and should you win twice, the prize of higher value will be given to you.

How can we be sure that the Grand Raffle Draw will be fair?

A DTI representative will be present to ensure that the draw is fair.