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7-Eleven Run 2017

After the success of the 7-Eleven Run Series Run 800 (2013), Run 1000  (2014,) Run 1500 (2015), and Run 2016, once again 7-Eleven will bring next year the BIGGEST and MOST EXCITING of the Series the 7-Eleven Run to take over Skyway and Filinvest City on Sunday for a day of fitness, family, freebies, and all-out fun!

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RACE DETAILS

Venue: Skyway and Filinvest City
Date: 5 February 2017
Categories: 500-meter run for children, 3K, 5K, 10K, 10-kilometer buddy run, 16K, 21K, and 42K 

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7-Eleven Philippines’ hugely popular Run Series is an inclusive event for both serious runners and recreational walkers and joggers that has been gaining momentum since it started three years ago.

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Three winners  in each category will be announced on Race Day and will receive cash prizes and medals.  To top it off, Top 3 Filipino (men’s and women’s division)  in both 42K and 21K categories will be sponsored by 7-Eleven Philippines to compete in an international marathon in Asia with all travel expenses paid. Top 3 organizations with the highest number of registrants will also receive a special trophy.   All finishers will receive finisher’s a medal, a finisher’s shirt, and some goodies.

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42K, 21K, 16K, 10K, and 10K Buddy Run categories will see participants sweeping through Filinvest City and the Skyway while the 5K, 3K and 500-meter Kids Run will be held along Filinvest City.

Registration is NOW open! Visit www.run711.com for more information and other details such as registration fees or FAQs. Registration is until 18 January 2017. For updates, please follow 7-Eleven Run Series Facebook Page.  Participants can also join in the conversation by using the official hashtag, #711Run2017.

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Runners can also get a chance to earn free race kits through 7-Eleven’s CliQQ loyalty program. CliQQ app users and Every Day! Rewards cardholders can redeem a free race kit by earning Run e-Stamps.

Run e-Stamps are earned with every P100 purchase of any participating item from the major sponsors. Every purchase of a booster product also earns one additional e-Stamp.

To redeem a free race kit to any race category, customers must earn 50 e-Stamps (except for 10K Buddy Run where customers must earn 100 e-Stamps).

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Race Kits can be claimed on the date indicated on the receipt from the same store where payment has been made. Aside from the exciting freebies that customers can look forward to on race day, all registrants of Run 2017 will also receive an Asics 20% discount voucher.

7-Eleven Run 2017 is held in partnership with Skyway and Filinvest City as well as event partners 7-Connect, Mogu Mogu, Crimson Hotel, and exclusive sportswear partner Asics.

The event is also brought to you by Safeguard, Selecta, Pocari Sweat, Del Monte, Nature’s Spring, Dole, Powerade and Summit Water, and media partners Solar Sports, ETC, CNN Philippines, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, The Philippine Star, Summit Media, Hinge Inquirer Publishing, and ABS-CBN Publishing.

Part of the proceeds will go to Every Day! Play.

 

Run for Children with Special Needs : Be their Hero, 11 Dec. 2016

The benefit run dubbed as HOPE Run for Children with Special Needs is happening on Sunday, December 11 at 4 AM at 34th Street, corner 9th Avenue, Bonifacio Global City in Taguig City.

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HOPE Run is organized to create and raise awareness for Children with Special Needs.  According to  HOPE Run organizer during its launch on November 19, the response was overwhelming as many groups including runners  came forward to support the upcoming event.   For details and updates, please visit Hope Run web site.   Run for children with special needs!  Be their HERO!

Heroes for Children Run, 4 Sep. 2016

UNICEF Celebrity Advocate for Children Anne Curtis invites runners to join the second year of the Heroes for Children Run on  September 4, Sunday at the SM Mall of Asia grounds.

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(L-R) UNICEF Celebrity Advocate for Children Anne Curtis, UNICEF Philippines Country Representative Lotta Sylwander and Coach Rio dela Cruz invite the public to join the Heroes for Children Run on September 4, 2016, Sunday at the SM Mall of Asia grounds. Proceeds from the run will go to UNICEF’s First 1,000 Days campaign for children’s health and nutrition.

“I was deeply inspired by the support we received during last year’s run. From children with disabilities to serious runners, the public came together for a great cause. This year, I’m inviting everyone once again to be a hero for children. All proceeds will benefit UNICEF’s First 1,000 Days campaign for children’s health and nutrition needs,” says Curtis.

“For 70 years, UNICEF has worked to improve the lives of the most disadvantaged, vulnerable, and excluded children around the world. Despite the many gains, the lives and futures of millions of children are still in jeopardy. In the Philippines, one out of three children under the age of five suffers from chronic malnutrition—the effects of which can be permanent, irreversible and even fatal after two years of age. UNICEF believes every child should have a fair chance at life,” UNICEF Philippines Country Representative Lotta Sylwander says.

The First 1,000 Days programme focuses on prenatal and early childhood interventions to prevent undernutrition including quality care for mothers, proper nutrition and complementary feeding, and life-saving treatment for severe acute malnutrition. The effect of good health and nutrition lasts well into adulthood and is key ingredient in breaking the cycle of poverty.

Last year’s run saw more than 3,200 runners raise P 3M for the benefit of the First 1,000 Days programme. This year, the event aims to attract more runners to raise funds for the campaign.

“We are grateful for Anne’s dedication and significant contributions in raising awareness and funds for children in need. Anne’s power lies in her sincerity and genuine passion in everything she does. Through her support, we will continue to make a huge difference for children in need,” Sylwander adds.

Fans who want to support Anne but cannot physically run or be present on race day may donate on her personal SimplyGiving Fundraising Page.  Ms. Curtis was appointed as UNICEF Celebrity Advocate in November 2014.

Heroes PosterIn-store registration is ongoing until August 28 only at the following Chris Sports outlets: SM Mall of Asia, SM Megamall, SM City North Edsa, SM City BF Homes, Glorietta, Market! Market!, Robinsons Place Manila, and from August 15 to 28 at UP TownCenter.  The benefit run is one of the many activities slated as UNICEF celebrates its 70th anniversary helping to build a better world for every child.

The Heroes for Children Run 2016 is organized by Anne Curtis and co-presented by RunRio through the support of SM Mall of Asia, Cherry Mobile, Gatorade, Viva Artists Agency Incorporated, Toy Kingdom, Swatch, Eureka Home Appliances, Maynilad, Philippine Star, Good Housekeeping, Female Network, SM Cinemas, Nyxsys Philippines, Chris Sports, F1 Hotel & Resorts, Transprint Corporation, Microtel by Wyndham, Hisense/Devant, and Pacific Cross Insurance.

To know more about the run and UNICEF’s programs, visit www.unicef.ph or call 758.1000, Mondays to Fridays from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM.

About UNICEF
UNICEF promotes the rights and well-being of every child in everything we do. Together with our partners, we work in 190 countries and territories to translate that commitment into practical action focusing special effort on reaching the most vulnerable and excluded children to the benefit of all children everywhere.

Visit UNICEF Philippines website, Facebook page and Twitter.

World Vision Run for Health & Nutrition, 26 June 2016

Malnutrition is still one of the leading health problems in the Philippines. Two out of 10 children under five are malnourished and ten million children die before their fifth birthday every year due to preventable diseases according to a National Nutrition Survey.

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In their almost 60 years presence in the country, World Vision (WV) has taken great strides to ensure children enjoy the fullness of life they deserve.  Hence charity event World Vision Run (WVR) is back for the fifth time not only to promote healthy lifestyle but also raise funds to help thousands of malnourished children.  

The running event dubbed as Run for Health & Nutrition with an expected 7,000 participants is happening on June 26 at Blue BayWalk in Pasay City. It is co-presented by Runrio. Distance categories include 3K, 5K, 10K, 21K and a 500-meter dash for children.  When you register for WV, you’re not only running for your own health but also for children.

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Choose either the brown or green event shirt when you register. Shirt size is subject to availability and on a first come, first served basis.

For more info about WVR and registration details, visit World Vision or call 374.8413 and look for Nina or Michelle.

Summer Running Clinic for Kids 2016

School’s almost over … time to enroll your kids to the first ever Summer Running Clinic to be conducted by IAAF certified Level 4 Coach Saturnino Salazar.  “This is to help develop kids to be physically active. Para magkaroon sila ng back ground sa athletics. ‘Pag magsimula sila ng bata pa ay mas mabilis mag improve ang kanilang skills for training for a specific event paglaki nila,” said coach Salazar.

For 12 and 13 years old, there’ll be different styles and skills to follow.  The children will be exposed to more drills to develop their running form.  “For the girls who continued to train with me, lahat sila ay nag-qualify sa NCR Palarong Pambansa.  One year of serious training was done on the track oval instead of the usual fun run,” added coach Salazar.

For more information and details, please see poster below.  For updates, please visit Up and Running with Coach Salazar Facebook Page.

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Pacing UNICEF Celebrity Advocate Anne Curtis on Her Half Marathon Debut

First came the invite from Queenie of Takbo.ph requesting me to sing the national anthem, but for some reason I begged off. I didn’t feel great or feeling I was all out of my element. Thanks, Queenie for the vote of confidence, I appreciate it.

Then next came another invite from my friend Marga, who works for UNICEF, asking if I were willing to pace celebrity Anne Curtis alongside with other pacers.  The marching orders—to pace Anne on a very discreet manner and run just behind her like plainclothes security personnel.  Anne doesn’t like to have any guards and wants to run just like anyone else.   My answer was a noncommittal, “I’ll try.”  Marga was persistent (in a nice way) in her request that I laughingly told her, “Those two, Anne and Noelle, are fast!”  Finally, I did answer, “Yeah, I think I can.”  Silently I said to myself, “If within the 2:30 finish time.”  Crossing my fingers.

We had about 15 minutes before gun start.   Anne, I observed, was all smiles, excited and at the same perhaps a little nervous. Understandable.  It was her first half marathon after all.   Having a huge number of followers in her Twitter account, I couldn’t help but feel proud of her since she’s using her influence for a great cause.  Unknown to many,  Anne organized this fun run and mobilized her network of friends and sponsors in cooperation with UNICEF.  She should get some credit for  trying to make a difference in the lives of young children.  By the way, it was a sold out running event.

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With five more minutes left before gun start, Anne, accompanied by her boyfriend Erwan, posed for the cameras at the starting line.  Her back was to us; we (fellow pacers Noelle aka Kikay Runner and Gio) were standing directly across from the flashbulbs and fans at the back slowly lined up, inching one by one at the frontline, hoping to get a photo op with the TV superstar.

At first I wondered, but soon discovered that “guarding”  Anne is not as easy a job as I might have thought considering the number of people who recognized her.  But she was so nice, very friendly with them and generous to her fans especially when they asked for a photo with her.

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I asked Noelle if there was any game plan and the reply was to just follow Anne’s lead.  The countdown officially began and off we went.   We started off at a (very) fast pace and I was able to run in the pack only until Macapagal Boulevard.  I had no recourse but to pull back and stop to catch my breath.  I could feel my heart was pounding louder than all the feet pounding the pavement. I was about to puke, but thank God, it didn’t happen.  Quickly, I shouted to Noelle to go ahead without me and try to catch up. Knowing Noelle’s capability as an athlete, I knew Anne was in good company.

Rested for a few minutes and was back running again towards CCP grounds, overtaking a good number of runners until I reached Roxas Boulevard area.  It was at Roxas Boulevard where I saw coach Rio dela Cruz running head to head with Kenyan Chirchir. Coach Rio won second place.  I believe he was able to redeem himself in this event after his-not-so-good performance (his own assessment) from his last half marathon race due to cramps. Running the 21K was his tune-up race prior to running the New York Marathon next month.

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A few meters from the first turnaround point at KM00 (Luneta Park), I realized I wasn’t  too far from the pack when I saw them on their way back.  I  was happy about it.  Noelle did her job and the other pacer pretty well.  I saw the pack again after the second turnaround point near a mall in Baclaran.  Again, I was glad to know that I was not too far from them considering I had to stop along the way to tie my shoes a couple of times and greet friends who were too happy either as marshals or racers. 

I’m a moderate-pace runner.  Meaning, I run slowly until I could establish my own pace and settle with it.  I never was a positive split racer.  A positive split is when you run the second half of your race slower than the first half.

For most  of my races, I tend to even or negative split.  This is the reason why my pace and Anne’s were not in sync.  And the wisest thing to do is to pull back.  There’s nothing wrong with it.   Based from experience, it’s better to know when to start the final kick (last two or three kilometers) and reach the finish line with “dignity” intact.

Though I wasn’t in the pack, but I was there from start to finish, just a few meters away from them just tailing behind.  To have finished in 2:35.31 (in hours, unofficial) was a bonus in itself given that I made some stops along the way.  My best 21K time was only 2:10 (2009).  This is my 37th half marathon and my seventh this year (if I remember right).

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Was I disappointed as a pacer?   No, I wasn’t.  For a good number of reasons.  First, I never doubted Anne’s capability to finish the race.  She prepared and trained for it.   Second, whether Noelle and I were there or not as pacers, Anne actually didn’t need us. She’s surrounded with supportive friends and family who are also into sports.  Third, she’s a disciplined running enthusiast, very clear with her goal and focused.  Did you know that she sometimes trains incognito around Ayala Triangle?   If she was able to organize this running event, I didn’t see any reason why she couldn’t achieve her goals.

That said, congratulations Anne Curtis on your strong finish! More finisher’s medals to follow and more distances to conquer!  

Super duper thanks to Queenie for facilitating my race kit, race director Doc Lyndon of Leadpack for the cheers along the route and at the finish line, Ivan Patrick of FRD for your enthusiasm to help as volunteer marshal, Team Boring’s Rod, Vic and Jet for the cheers, and Marga and Noelle for the support.  It was good to see running friends: Coco aka Unyo, Val “the troll”, Jef, Maya, Jay among others.  Congratulations to UNICEF, Takbo.ph, volunteers, the Organizing Team, finishers and winners including the “heroes” of this running event.