Nike Philippines just recently made its newest stability shoe, the Nike Air Zoom Structure 18 , available in the market. Designed for speed but never scrimping on stability, this trashes the notion that for running shoes to be able to provide stability, it will have to suffer in terms of providing features for speed.

Get a chance to prove if their claims are true by taking the Nike Air Zoom Structure 18 for a free trial run by joining the just-launched Nike+ Training Club which is held every Wednesdays, 6PM at BGC’s Track 30th. I am sure you would want to have your very own pair after trying it out and being able to receive valuable run training from qualified running coaches courtesy of Nike.

Check more details about this newest Nike shoe by reading the official press release below. Cheers!

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New Nike Air Zoom Structure: Stability Has Never Been Faster
The 18th version of the beloved workhorse delivers stability and performance that are unshakeable at high speeds.

Strength and growth come from continuous effort — but growing up doesn’t have to mean slowing down, as proven by the new, revolutionary Nike Air Zoom Structure 18. Now in its 18th version, the Nike Air Zoom Structure raises the bar for a running shoe that delivers both speed and stability.

Over the last two-plus decades, Nike designers have debunked the notion that stable means slow. They’ve constantly pushed to make the Nike Structure shoe lighter, smoother and more responsive without sacrificing any of its vaunted stability features. The design of the Structure 18 is a quantum leap from past versions where designers revolutionized it from top to bottom.

The Nike team worked closely with elite athletes such as 10,000m silver medalist Galen Rupp and 3,000m world junior champion Mary Cain for insights to bring the distinctive shoe across the finish line. Rupp, who runs nearly all of his 120 miles per week in the Nike Structure, said the Structure 18 gives him a more stable ride and feels faster all the way through his runs.

“The Nike Structure is the only shoe I’ve trained in since I started running, so it feels special to me to have input in the design of the new one,” Rupp said. “I love the Nike Air Zoom Structure 18 because it hugs my foot in the right places, providing the support I need to go the distance. I was really surprised when I picked them up and felt how light they were. It’s like Nike found a way to magically shave a few ounces off, and because of that, I feel like I can run faster in them.”

The Nike Air Zoom Structure 18 delivers uncompromising stability through the combination of an upper featuring Asymetrical Dynamic Flywire and a triple-density Dynamic Support system in the midsole. The new contoured last — created to provide a better fit and more responsive ride — combined with Nike Zoom Air cushioning, provides added toe spring for the snappy, quick-off-the-ground feel athletes expect from Nike Zoom Air.

Designed to provide runners with support and cushioning, the innovative Dynamic Support system uses opposing wedges of foam with different densities to help slow the rate of pronation. Designers enhanced the support in the Nike Air Zoom Structure 18 by adding a third, high-density foam to the existing system. When needed, the three-density Dynamic Support system kicks in to help provide added support and enhance the smooth transition upon foot strike.

The design also features a Nike Engineered Mesh upper with Asymetrical Nike Flywire cables that wrap the foot and provide support without the bulkiness of previous models, letting the foot move naturally. Nike Engineered Mesh also improves comfort and breathability. Nike Engineered Mesh enables designers to precision-engineer ventilation and lightweight support where needed most, improving comfort and breathability.

Nike’s Zoom Air technology is the fastest, most responsive Nike Air cushioning, making it the cushioning of choice for many elite and everyday athletes. Highly responsive Nike Zoom Air cushioning in the forefoot combined with the added toe spring of the new Zoom last, provides the Structure 18 with a responsive snap and fast transition.

“We designed the Zoom Air collection to be a revolution in speed,” said Rob Dolan, Nike VP and Creative Director, Footwear. “Whether athletes are racing or training, they repeatedly ask for Zoom Air because they love that fast, snappy, responsive ride and the energy return they get from it.”

For the first time, the Nike Air Zoom Structure 18 will be available for customization with NIKEiD on starting Sept. 25. NIKEiD will exclusively provide choices in widths, sockliners and personalization with colors, color-fade graphics and characters. The inline Nike Air Zoom Structure 18 will be available on starting Oct 2.

The Nike Air Zoom Structure 18 is part of a collection of Zoom Air running shoes that includes the Air Zoom Pegasus 31, Air Zoom Elite 7 and Air Zoom Streak 5.

TAKBO.PH 20 miler 2015 – January 18, 2015

TAKBO.PH, aside from their annual RunFest event, will have its first 20-Miler event for 2015! The TAKBO.PH 20 Miler will have a 32km race category as its main event but will also feature shorter distance categories as their side events.

See more details about this event as the TAKBO.PH official page – Cheers!

Jampacked November Weekend for Filinvest City


Worthy of its bid to be the preferred sporting hub/venue of Metro Manila, Filinvest City, Alabang will be having a jampacked sporting weekend on November 8 and 9!

For one, there will be their own event, the Filinvest City Endurance Weekend. It has two legs – first will be the Endurance MTB leg happening on November 8 (Saturday) from 6AM to 6PM and the second will be the Endurance RUN leg which is set to happen on the morning of November 9 (Sunday).  Read more about this event’s details HERE and HERE.

What sets this event apart from the other mtb or run-based events is that it does not aim to test one’s speed but rather one’s endurance. Whereas other events reward you for finishing within a set time limit, this race will reward you for having to endure riding the mtbike or running the trail or both, for a specific time duration with a minimum number of laps covered. Yep folks, you will not be rewarded much for being fast but for being well, patient! And what will the rewards be? Here:


finisher's medal


I encourage you to try and be a part of it. It is not as often that we go to an organized event where we can test our limits! This one gives it to us! Oh, for the newbies, don’t fret there is a category meant for those who are new into the sport or those who have been thinking of leveling up a bit! Check the details from the link above.

Oh and not to forget, didn’t I just say that this is a jampacked sporting weekend for Filinvest City? Yes and not just a challenging sporting weekend it will be, it will also be a fun colorful one because the organizers of the Color Manila Run series have partnered with Filinvest to give you this event as a colorful ice-breaker between the Endurance Weekend’s MTB and Run events!

The Color Manila Sunset Fun Run will be held on November 8, 2014 (Saturday) right after the MTB leg of the Endurance Weekend. You can opt to join this to cap your great Endurance MTB weekend with fun and color or you may just want to witness how this fun colorful event unfold. Awarding of Endurance MTB winners will be held at the Color Manila Sunset Run activity venue. Here are some details:



November 8, 2014

Gun Start : 4:30 PM

Color Festival : 5:30 PM

After-party : 5:30 PM onwards

Event Venue : Filinvest City, Alabang

Race Distance : 5km

Race Fee: Php350 Promo / Php700 Regular

Expect a night of color and fun with guest performances and DJs! Booths will be available at the after-party venue!

For more details:


The Sunpiology Run returns for its 3rd edition this year with an Indiana Jones-themed run. Dubbed as the SUNPIOLOGY: An Adventure Filled RUN with the Stars, this event, which is one of the most anticipated annual charity events in the country, presents an adventure the target of which is to conquer challenges and/or obstacles that is related to or has something to do with the four elements of nature – fire, water, earth and air. It is truly a run with more than just a dash to the finish line as an objective!

The event is expected to be star-studded with Star Magic artists like Jane Oineza, Matteo Guidecelli, Robi Domingo, Ynna Assistio and Rayver Cruz confirming their participation. This year’s Sunpiology event promises to be the best ever as this will be the reunion of sorts for the Piolo-Coach Rio tandem who will last saw race together at the Timex Run of 2011.

Join this event and make the holiday spirit come alive this early since every step you take to the finish line brings the supported scholars of Hebreo Foundation and Star Magic Charities brings them closer to the finish line of their education!


NOVEMBER 15, 2014

RACE OWNER: Sun Life Financial Philippines



  • Hebreo Foundation
  • Star Magic Charities



  • ONLINE: October 6 to November 2, 2014
  • IN-STORE: October 6 to November 12, 2014


    • RUNNR Branch:
      • Bonifacio Global City
    • Toby’s Branches:
      • Robinsons Galleria, 3/F
      • SM North Edsa, The Block- Mall of Asia, G/F


fees and inclusions

Note: Additional P200 will be charged for race kit delivery: P150 delivery & processing fee & P50 web admin fee.

For online (credit card) registrants: complete race kit will be delivered, sizes will be available online on a first-come, first-served basis. Delivery of race kit will be on or before November 12, 2014.

For In-store registrants: Complete race kit will be given upon registration for actual runners. Singlet sizes will be on a first-come, first-served basis. No additional fees will be applied.





call times


500m 5km10km


  • Registration is on a first-come, first served basis, and may end earlier than the announced deadline. Race slots may run out before November 12, 2014.
  • Actual runners who register at the stores will receive their complete race kit upon purchase. A Valid ID must be presented upon registration.
  • Singlet size availability will be on first-come, first-served basis.
  • Singlet sample sizes will be available for fitting at the registration centers.
  • B-Tag will be provided to every participant to get the runner’s accurate time result and must be surrendered to claim the finisher’s item after the race.
  • No BIB, No B-TAG, NO RACE.


  • Race results will be available within three (3) days after the race at the website
  • Timing and Race Results:


  • For online and in-store registration inquiries:
    Landline (+632) 703 1736 or (+632) 463 4814
    Mondays to Fridays, 9am to 5pm only, except holidays.


Summit Natural Drinking Water Supports Amazing Race Philippines Season 2

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Summit Natural Drinking Water embraces a new adventure as it partners with the second season of Amazing Race Philippines. Coming from the success of its first season, the second season promises more challenges, as it now becomes a nightly show compared with its previous weekly one-hour format[1]. This year’s tasks don’t just challenge the contestants physically such as rappelling face first down a 250 feet building, but mentally as well with challenges at the Philippine Stock Exchange. The season, which is still hosted by Derek Ramsay, will follow eleven teams of two individuals each as they compete for major prizes all over the country.

The second installment of the show promises to offer more exciting, more thrilling, and more breathtaking destinations. Summit delights in taking part such an adventurous show, Abe Cipriano, AVP for Asia Brewery Non-Alcoholic Division says, “The show is a perfect venue for Filipinos to appreciate the history, fantastic sights, and diverse culture that make our over 7,000 islands a truly unique experience for Pinoys and tourists. Summit Water, with its new Thirst for More campaign, encourages Filipinos to try new things – travel, dining, or adventure. We are inspired by the determination of the contestants to thirst for more, and we hope this inspires everyone to get the most out of life.”


After the Typhoon Yolanda hit the Philippines, a group of chefs from Manila did their own act of volunteerism by doing what they do best – to cook. The group went to Tacloban and Leyte and embarked on a feeding program where they are able to feed around 3,000 survivors every day for a certain period, of course not without the help of sponsors and well-meaning donors.

Now almost one year has passed and much help is still welcomed for the people of Tacloban and Leyte. These good-hearted chefs again would like to be able to provide help but hopefully on a larger scale. This time, they are encouraging the public to join them in making sure their objective is achieved. 

There is not much expected from us, just a participation on a fun run that they will be holding will be enough. You see folks, proceeds to this run will be directed towards the support of the Livelihood and Uplifting Program of Tacloban City. Read on the details and see that it is not yet too late to be able to lend some help to our kababayans in Tacloban. 

Poster Fun RUn

November 9, 2014, 5AM
Rajah Sulayman, Manila

October 18-19, 25-26, 30-31 & November 2, 2014


1. Toby’s SM Manila
2. Toby’s Shangrila Mall
3. Toby’s Trinoma
4. RUNNR Alabang Town Center


3km – Php400
5km – Php500
10km – Php600



*Singlets can be claimed starting 4AM of the event day at the Onsite Registration booth. Please present your acknowledgement receipt when claiming.


3km 5km 10km

Alaska’s Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA All-Stars Hold Send-Off Party

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It was a “coming-out” party of sorts for these group of young boys and girls, all of them in their teens, as they were formally presented to the media for the first time as officially this year’s Philippine Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA ALL STARS. Presented by Alaska together with the Male and Female Coaches of the Year at the NBA Cafe a day before they left for their NBA Experience, the seemingly shy and unassuming teeners, accompanied by their ever supportive parents, answered all questions thrown to them sometimes with ease and most of the time, as natural as growing kids are in the company of inquisitive adults. I think not one of them have an inkling of how they have taken that initial step to having a chance to make it big in the world of Philippine basketball in the future.

For me, it was a truly heartwarming occasion as I was a witness to almost the entirety of their Jr. NBA/WNBA journey – from the Tip-off ceremonies last January, to the various selection camps up to finally the national training camp which eventually produced their lot who will come to be known as the Jr. NBA and JR. WNBA All Stars.

The party cum media conference was organized for the group who left for Beijing China today for their NBA Experience. Last year’s Jr. NBA had theirs in Los Angeles, California but this year, as the Alaska representatives have explained, the group will be taken to China where there they will meet their Indonesian, Malaysian, Thai and Vietnamese counterparts for some friendly games, basketball clinic, an NBA Global Games experience and of course, not to forget some cultural tour on the side, including a trip to the Great Wall of China.

The following are the members of theNBA/Jr. WNBA All Stars together with the Male and Female Coaches of the Year who are now in Beijing for the NBA Experience tour:

The Jr NBA Philippine All Stars:

  1. Rhayyan Amsali, 13, Nazareth School of National University
  2. Sanjosef Belangel, 14, Bacolod Taytung High School
  3. Vince Leo Dolendo, 14, Huasiong College of Iloilo
  4. Jethro Rocamora, 14, First Baptist Christian School
  5. Paul Matthew Manalang, 14, National University
  6. Jan Cyril Narvasa, 15, University of Santo Tomas
  7. David Leonardo Umadhay, 14, Huasiong College of Iloilo
  8. Luis Miguel Velasco, 14, La Salle Greenhills
  9. Andrew Vincent Velasco, 14, University of Perpetual Help Dalta System
COACH: Cliff Andy Tecocan
The Jr WNBA Philippine All Stars:
  1. Kreecie Bettina Binaohan, 14, University of Perpetual Help Dalta System
  2. Arielle Marie Lanot, 13, De La Salle-Zobel
  3. Roxanne Salvador, 13, University of Perpetual Help Dalta System
  4. Karl Ann Pingol, 12, Potatan Elementary School
  5. Mary Jean Pascual, 14, University of Southern Philippines
COACH: Pia Dysangco

The Jr NBA and Jr WNBA program in the Philippines is presented by Alaska Milk.  Its mother company, Friesland Campina, extended the sports youth program in Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam.


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