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6 Reasons To Join Color Manila’s Blacklight Run

You see the same sights, follow a steady pace, and apart from the music blaring in your earphones, you don’t really get a lot of variety—so what’s fun about a run? How about joining Color Manila’s Blacklight Run to see for yourself?

Color Manila is encouraging everyone to sign up for a one of a kind running experience—one that combines fitness with new and exciting sights, opportunities to bond with family and friends, while still getting all the benefits of exercise. Here are some of the reasons why you should seriously consider lacing up those running shoes—


Running can be boring—and once in a while, it helps to add a bit of variety into the mix. For Color Manila, as the name implies, it’s all about the hues. Whether you opt for the 10K, 5K or 3K, you can be sure to enjoy a unique running event amid filled with neon colors.

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It’s At Night

Not a morning person? No problem. Since the Blacklight Run is happening at night, you don’t need to worry about waking up early or running under the heat of the sun. Color Manila makes this night run even more spectacular through the colors they’d be using – the colors would glow in the dark, thanks to the blacklight that would illuminate the entire race route.

Go At Your Own Pace

The focus here is fun. It doesn’t matter if you’re a running pro who can easily complete 10K in a blink, or a newbie just dipping your toe in the world of running, it’s the perfect event to get started. Piece of advice – just enjoy the race route.

Get Social

For those who are always on the look out for something new and exciting things to do in the city, the Blacklight Run creates a perfect venue to get into shape, bond with family and friends, and of course, meet new people.

For Fitness

While undeniably fun, you’re still bound to reap the benefits of exercise. Challenge yourself and see if you can beat your time and distance, or choose to take in the colorful sights at a pace you’re comfortable with—either way, you’ll feel better about having joined and finished it.

It’s For A Cause

More than organizing the coolest fun runs in the country, Color Manila sees to it to give back to the community through the Color Manila Foundation (CMF). Inspired by the hues of the rainbow, CMF commits to support the following causes: Medical Missions, Arts and Creativity, Health and Fitness, Mother Nature, Education, Innovation, and Disaster Response. Clearly, Color Manila is an organization with a huge heart. Amped up for the race yet? Be sure to visit Color Manila Run to sign up and get your race kits before 28 May 2016.

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Color Manila VP Justine Cordero (L) and Color Manila President Jay Em share Color Manila’s success story
Color Manila Fact Sheet  

What is Color Manila?

· Established in 2012, Color Manila is a race and events organizer that target both running enthusiasts/athletes and non-runners, and let them experience the real fun in a fun run through color festival.

· Color Manila removes the competition aspect of the race and encourages the participants to just run at their own pace, creating an exciting atmosphere among the participants.

· Since 2013, Color Manila has been hosting the biggest color fun run in the country.

· Color Manila, in partnership with Brother International, was one of the finalists of Best Sports Marketing Campaign 2015, the first Sports Industry Awards in South East Asia.

· Color Manila has been chosen by the Department of Tourism (DOT) to organize and host the opening event of Visit Philippines 2015 and Visit Philippines Again 2016, DOT’s hero campaigns.

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What are Color Manila’s concept events?

· Color Manila has launched three concept events so far: Color Manila Run, Color Manila Challenge, and the Color Manila Blacklight Run. They are also launching a new concept run this year–the Color Manila Costume Run, which has never been done before in the country.

Color Manila Run

· A color powder race with several color stations along the race route.  Unlimited fun and happiness await the participants as an after party always follows the Color Manila festival where everyone throws powder into the air while dancing it out to our DJ’s beats.

Color Manila Challenge

· This is a race route like no other. Participants have to go through obstacles, color stations, and mazes before they can cross the finish line. This route will make the participants crawl, run, skip, and roll–the fun way, of course.

Blacklight Run

· A one-of-a-kind night run, Color Manila Blacklight Run is filled with neon colors that illuminate in blacklight. A race and a party rolled into one, this is definitely one run you don’t want to miss.

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Have the time of your life and party at the same time while enjoying the sight of neon colors glowing in the dark.

What else? Is there more to Color Manila races other than the colors and cool concepts?

· Of course there’s more. Aside from promoting both fitness and fun at the same time, Color Manila aims to make a difference in other people’s lives through the Color Manila Foundation (CMF). Inspired by the hope and light-hearted feeling invoked by the rainbow, it is CMF’s vision to be regarded as the rainbow bridge of hope for people and our planet, creating life-changing relationships in both the local and international community by bringing color the people’s lives.

Color Manila in Numbers

· Four key races (Color Manila Run, Color Manila Challenge, Color Manila Blacklight Run, and the upcoming Color Manila Costume Run)

· Eight races have been held in Manila, Isabela, Dagupan, Bacolod, Cebu, Davao, Pampanga, and La Union

· 110,000 runners and counting nationwide (and upcoming runners globally) in almost four years

· 500 kids and counting who were put to smile by the Color Manila Foundation in less three months since its launch. A thousand more to come by the end of this year.

Join the awesome people who have already registered.  Log on at colormanilarun.com and get ready to have the perfect night out.

Soleus Run for the Aspins, 18 Oct. 2015

Dogs are acquired for various reasons—as a pet and companion, for security and service, and as a member of  the family. A dog is a loyal companion when showered with love, kindness, and compassion. That is why a dog is called “man’s best friend”.

However, the increasing number of incidents involving dog cruelty and abuse—from simple animal neglect to extreme cases such as illegal dog fight gambling and dog meat consumption—is one sad reality.

Photo by www.junaquinogallery.com
Photo by www.junaquinogallery.com

These incidents not only happen on the streets but also at home, and most of the victims are dogs of local and mixed breeds  or what is now called as Asong Pinoy aka Aspins.  

In partnership with the Philippine Animal Rescue Team (PART), Armed Forces of the Philippines, and Samahang Kartunista ng Pilipinas (SKP), a benefit run dubbed as Soleus Run for the Aspins aims to: (a)  effect change in society by raising awareness on dog cruelty and abuse; (b) promote responsible pet ownership; (c) spread compassion for animals; and, (d) raise funds to help PART in sustaining a decent living condition for all Aspins under their care.

“Our race does not define us, and their breed doesn’t define them.” – Philippine Animal Rescue Team

Photo by www.junaquinogallery.com

The Soleus Run for the Aspins welcomes not only foreign-bred but also local or mixed-bred dogs, and offers distances for both solo runners and dogs with their handler (owner or trainer).  

Photo by www.junaquinogallery.com

For dog lovers without a companion dog can choose either the 10-km or 15-km category for them, while the human-dog tandem participants may stroll through the route of the 2-km Dog Walker category or chaperone their cuddly companion at the 600-meter Dog Parade category.

A race village will gather sponsors to exhibit displays and samples of their merchandise for both pet owners and dogs. Also, as part of the event’s special activities, participants may opt to keep a lasting memorabilia with their dogs  for a small donation that will be added to the beneficiary’s funds.

Registration may be done online via: http://rundezvous.strikingly.com/blog/run-for-the-aspins or thru BPI bank deposit: CA No. 2431-0082-14 | Rundezvous, Inc. You may download the registration forms RDV reg form 2015 and reg form for dogs to sign up.


Category Registration Fee Inclusion
600m Dog Parade (owner and dog) P 700 Technical shirt, race bib, finisher’s medal, event loot bag, dog bandana
2K Dog Walker (owner and dog) P 700 Technical shirt, race bib, finisher’s medal, event loot bag, dog bandana
10K Solo P 800 Technical shirt, race bib, finisher’s medal, event loot bag
15K Solo P 900 Technical shirt, race bib, finisher’s medal, event loot bag
10K Solo + 2K Dog Walker or 600m Dog Parade** P 1150 (P 800 + P 350) One technical race shirt, race bib*, 10K finisher’s medal + 2K or 600m finisher’s medal, event loot bag
15K Solo + 2K Dog Walker or 600m Dog Parade** P 1250 (P 900 + P 350) One technical race shirt, race bib*, 15K finisher’s medal + 2K or 600m finisher’s medal, event loot bag
*Single bib for bundled categories; additional sticker on bib for dog category **Flag-raising protocol between 5:55 AM to 6:00 AM on Sundays
Category Assembly Time Gun Start
600m Dog Parade 30 minutes before gun start at the line corral 7:15 AM (in waves)
2K Dog Race 7:00 AM (in waves)
10K 5:30 AM**
15K 5:15 AM**
Technical shirt
Technical shirt
Shirt size chart
Shirt size chart
600m bib
2K bib
2K bib
10K bib
10K bib
15K bib
15K bib
Finisher's medal
Finisher’s medal
Dog bandana
Dog bandana
Loot bag
Loot bag
Here’s one good news for 15K runners (male/female). You’ll get a chance to own the Soleus GPS Pulse plus HRM watch with a retail value of P 14,950 should you finish first in the race.  The watch is worth training for! Register NOW!FB_IMG_1440008080934
This race hopes to embroider a deep awareness for everyone, “to become involved, responsible, and be an architect of change … one rescue at a time.”



Soleus is made up of an experienced product team focused on creating innovative timing devices including watches, GPS, HRM and Cycling Computers. We are passionate about what we do, and are always looking for ways to contribute to the running community.

The soleus (pronounced SOH-LEE-US) is a powerful muscle in the back part of the lower leg (the calf). It runs from just below the knee to the heel, and is involved in standing, walking and running. If not for its constant pull, the body would fall forward.

At Soleus, we are first and foremost runners. We are committed to designing and developing products for people like us. We value simplicity and performance. We believe that whether you’re lacing up for your first run, or already a seasoned marathoner, your watch should enhance your experience, not make it more complicated … delivering everything you need, and nothing you don’t.


The Philippine Animal Rescue Team (PART) is an SEC registered, non-profit and NO KILL animal rescue and rehabilitation center founded and run by a dedicated group of volunteers committed to changing the way animals are viewed and treated, not only in the Philippines, but around the world.

Our mission is to rescue abandoned, sick, injured, and unwanted animals and provide quality veterinary care, spaying and neutering, rehabilitation, and ultimately, a forever loving home where they can become part of a family.

Our vision is to effect change in society by raising awareness about animal cruelty and abuse.  We believe that compassion for animals starts in the home by educating children and adults about being responsible pet owners.


The Samahang Kartunista ng Pilipinas (English: Philippine Cartoonists Association) or SKP is an organization of professional Editorial and Comic Strip cartoonists.  As contained in its by-laws, the members came mostly from the newspaper, magazine, and comics publications.  The SKP is a member of the National Press Club, and is one of the proponents of the Philippine International Cartoon, Comics and Animation Festival, an event dedicated to comic artists, animators, and game developers.


The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) is composed of the Philippine Army, Philippine Navy, Philippine Air Force and the Philippine Reserve Army, with a manpower strength of over 125,000 personnel, dedicated to serve, defend and cultivate peace and order in our country.

On a short-term basis, the AFP is committed to bring in results with its current theme of Kabayanihan at Kahandaan: Tuwid na Daan sa Kapayapaan.  This is why the AFP supports advocacies, which brings a new kind of heroism, making the entire citizenry involve in what it takes to be a great nation.  Then, and only then, can the AFP fulfil its long-term goal to become a “world-class armed forces” towards 2028.

Sofitel Manila Half Marathon 2/e, 16 Aug. 2015

Five-star luxury resort hotel Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila will bring you back the Sofitel Manila Half Marathon on August 16.  The Sofitel Manila Half Marathon was first held in 2014 with over 4,500 runners.  This year Sofitel Manila Half Marathon includes three categories, namely: 5K (PHP750) – 5:45 AM, 10K PHP 850  – 5:30 AM and 21K (PHP 950) – 4:00 AM.




“With the Sofitel Manila Half Marathon, we hope to create a bigger platform and be among the world’s most popular running events attracting both amateur and professional runners. This [half] marathon is dedicated to the children of the Virlanie Foundation as we strive to make a difference in the lives of the children of Manila,” shares coach Rio de la Cruz.   The 2015 Sofitel Manila Half Marathon will be held at the Mall of Asia Grounds.

Children from the Virlanie Foundation perform during the Media Launch of Sofitel Manila Half Marathon
Children from the Virlanie Foundation perform during the Media Launch of Sofitel Manila Half Marathon

In-store registration will start on 20 July 2015 at Toby’s Mall of Asia, Toby’s Robinson’s Galleria, Toby’s Trinoma and Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila.   Online registration has already commenced.  For queries, please call +632 463.4813 to 14 or email feedback@runrio.com.  Log on to www.runrio.com for more information.

All participants will receive event race bibs, singlet and finisher’s loot bag.  Half marathon runners will also receive a finisher’s shirt and medal.   Prizes await the winners.


This event is co-presented by the Philippine National Bank and Cebu Pacific GetGo. The Sofitel Manila Half Marathon is made possible by the following sponsors: Gatorade, Timex, Salonpas, Subaru, Althaus Philippines, Star Xpo Enterprises, Delsan Office Systems,  The Real Deal Company, The Cream Factory, Certified Calm, Kleen Kanteen, Toesox and TFC & Saforelle.  Media partners include ABS-CBN News Channel (ANC), AXN and Sony Channels, Businessworld, Fox International Channels, Philippine Daily Inquirer and The Philippine Star.