McHappy Day Stripes Run_Poster

Congratulations to the following winners of the McDonald’s 2014 McHAPPY DAY STRIPES RUN free race kit give-away on the blog:

1. Luzel Franco

“Aside from our usual dinner night out during special occasions (birthday celebrations, weddings etc). We seldom go out together as a family due to conflicting work, school and running schedules. To Catch up with the lost times we are bonded by travelling together, visiting places that all of us will enjoy from the young ones to the young at heart. Learning the local culture and experience some adventures during these trips makes it more memorable and fun for
the entire family.”

2. Eugene Cajegas Lim

“My LOLA (grandmother, 73 years old) always stays inside the house watching her favorite telenovelas, sleep, and doing her daily chores. But every weekend, we always go to church and there is one thing that needs to be done after that.

It is a protocol that we should take LOLA with our kids to McDonalds. Yes “THIS IS REALLY TRUE! and Im not lying. My LOLA was deprived with sweets because of her condition. But we still want her to taste a slice of heaven through McDonald’s Sundae Ice Cream or MCFlurry at least once a week so we can still see her big smiles even she is toothless. Despite her age she is still a kid at heart when we go to McDonalds.

That is how our family spends a fun day outside the house! :)”

3. Marc Buan

“Since weekdays are busy because of work and stuff, we make it a point to release some stress during the weekend. Usually, my wife and I, together with several kins, wake up early every Sunday morning for our weekend run around the neighborhood, visit my father-in-law’s tomb at the local cemetery, and enjoy a cup or two of taho. Sometimes, instead of running, we play ball games or make camping and eat breakfast there. After that, we’ll just fix ourselves and serve the church. Then, we’ll eat whatever my mother-in-law has prepared for us for lunch. Our fun days are relatively simple, but quality time and just being together make our family bond so much stronger.”

Please expect to receive communication from McDonald’s regarding details on how to claim your race kit. Cheers!

2014 McHAPPY DAY STRIPES RUN – December 6, 2014 + FREE RACE KIT Give-Away

I always have fond memories of my childhood. Mommy and Daddy will usually take us to church and at the absence of malls at that time, bring us to eat in a Manila-based restaurant and go to the Rizal Park or the nearby park’s playground or at the Manila Zoo afterwards. It is to be our usual weekend family bonding activity.

Nowadays, families go to the mall and eat most of the time at the kids’ favorite happy place, McDonald’s. There are also play or kid activity centers at the malls where the family will usually go to before or after they eat. Downside to these kiddie play centers is that most facilities /or activities are only for the kids to enjoy while the parents and older siblings just either watch the kids or go someplace else to do their own thing/interest.

That is why the emergence of family-friendly running events which cater to all members of the family have been very much welcome additions to the usual options for a weekend family bonding activity.

For a number of years now, McDonald’s provides a perfect family bonding activity via the McHappy Day Fun Run. This year, the event is dubbed as the 2014 McHappy Day Stripes Run. With this event, McDonald’s believes that kids can stay active and have fun at the same time with their parents being their own play mates. 

Read on the full details below and see how you can win a complimentary 3k McDonald’s Family Dash race kit (for four) from McDonald’s through this blog. Cheers!
McHappy Day Stripes Run_Poster

December 6, 2014 (Saturday)
Bonifacio Global City

Ronald McDonald Bahay Bulilit - a flagship program of Ronald McDonald House Charities Philippines (RMHC), which builds day care centers for kids in low-income areas


  • 1K Kids Catch Hamburglar – for aged 8 and under
  • 3K Kids Race Grimace – for aged 15 and under
  • 3K Adults Run Grimace Run – for aged 16 and up
  • 5K Adults Early Birdie – for aged 16 and up
  • 10K Ronald McDonald Challenge – for aged 16 and up
  • 3K McDonald’s Family Dash – for groups of 4, composed of 2 kids (aged 15 and under) and 2 adults (aged 16 and up)




  • McDonald’s 32nd and 5th, Bonifacio Global City
  • McDonald’s Forbestown, Bonifacio Global City
  • McDonald’s BGC Forum, Bonifacio Global City
  • McDonald’s Bench, Bonifacio Global City
  • McDonald’s Adriatico, Manila
  • McDonald’s Alabang
  • McDonald’s Blue Bay
  • McDonald’s Eastwood3
  • McDonald’s Eton Centris, Quezon City
  • McDonald’s Greenbelt
  • McDonald’s Greenhills
  • McDonald’s Jose Abad, Manila
  • McDonald’s Katipunan
  • McDonald’s People Support, Makati
  • McDonald’s Pioneer Reliance
  • McDonald’s Pontevia
  • McDonald’s Quezon Avenue
  • McDonald’s Shell Emerald, Ortigas
  • McDonald’s Sucat Caritas
  • McDonald’s Southwoods
  • McDonald’s Marcos Highway
  • RUNNR, Bonifacio Global City

*NOTE: Registration is until November 30, 2014 only.


  • race bib
  • McHappy Day Stripes Run shirt
  • free breakfast meal
  • baggage claim stub
  • McHappy Day Money (to use in the different Family Fair activities)
  • a pair of Ronald McDonald striped socks

*NOTE: Participants are encouraged to wear Ronald McDonald striped socks on race day to support this year’s beneficiary, the Ronald McDonald Bahay Bulilit


I will be giving away one (1) 3km McDonald’s Family Dash race kit (good for four members of the family) each to three (3) of my lucky blog readers. Here’s how you can be one of the lucky winners:

  1. Post as a comment to this post, your answer to the question: “How does your family spends a fun day outside the house?”.
  2. Include your full name and email address to the comment.
  4. The TOP 3 BEST ANSWERS will each get one complimentary 3k McDonald’s Day Family Dash Race Kit courtesy of McDonald’s.
  5. This giveaway is open to Metro Manila readers only.
  6. Posting of entry is valid from today, November 15 until November 17, 9PM only.
  7. Participants for the 3K McDonald’s Family Dash should be composed of four members: two adults (16 years old and up) and two kids (15 years old and below)
  8. Winners shall be announced via this blog on Wednesday, November 19.

Good luck!


Are you ready for some holiday shopping? I bet you are! Here are some details on the exciting year-end sale schedule of Rudy Project. Read on the below press release from Rudy Project. See you at the Tektite Tower starting on Sunday, the 16th of November!

Holiday Sale Promos


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Holiday Treats from Rudy Project

Rudy Project brings you its much anticipated Annual Holiday Sale! Right in time for your Christmas Shopping run, get your hands on the latest in Technically Cool gear with ridiculously low prices and jaw dropping deals!

Mark your calendars for this huge sports blow out happening on November 16 to 21 at the Tektite Tower, Ortigas Center.

A few Holiday Treats you can look forward to are: Free Special Edition items; Additional 5% off for BDO Credit Card holders; Free Gift Wrapping; Buy 1 Take 1 deals on Rudy Project Rydon Eye Wear; Free Donuts from November 17 to 21; 40% off on all ORCA items; Special Promos on Rudy Projects Helmets and Bags; Buy 2 Get 1 offers on EFX bracelets; and a 20/20 Promo on Rudy Project Eyewear! 

Enjoy Huge Discounts and get Big Savings in the best Holiday Sale in sports gear from a brand trusted by both athletes and sports enthusiasts. It’ll be a very Merry Christmas, indeed!

Rudy Project Technically Cool, for more information check out their website www.rudyproject.com.ph

RUN UNITED HP RECOVERY RUN 2014, December 14, 2014

When all the while you thought you’ve had your last Run United race for the year via the recently concluded Run United Philippine Marathon 2014, here comes the release of the news about a fourth leg in the series, the RUN UNITED HP RECOVERY RUN 2014! 

The race which is OPEN ONLY TO FINISHERS OF ANY OR ALL 2014 RUN UNITED 1, 2, OR RUPM RACES will be “a non-competitive run designed to help progressive runners embrace the value of recovery and how its proper application can help them establish future personal records”, according to race owner Unilab Active Health and Enervon HP.

ONLINE Registration to this event with 5km & 10km Recovery Runs & 21km Easy Long Run categories, opens today, November 10 at http://www.runrio.com

Read more details below.

December 14, 2014
34th St., Bonifacio Global City


  • Recovery Run Categories:5km/10km
  • Long Run Category: 21km

All finishers will learn more about the proper application of various recovery regimens at the Enervon HP Recovery Village. Each activity has been developed in partnership with the University of Santo Tomas, College of Rehabilitation Sciences, Sports Science and Physical Therapy Departments



In-store purchase of the prepaid cards will be available at the following stores, from 12:00NN to 8:00PM Monday to Sunday starting November 17, 2014.

  • RUNNR Store BGC
    • B1 Bonifacio High St. The Fort, Taguig City
  • Toby’s Galleria
    • 3F Robinson’s Galleria, EDSA cor. Ortigas Ave., Ortigas Center, Pasig City
  • Toby’s SM North
    • SM North – The Block G/F, North Ave. cor. EDSA Quezon City
  • Toby’s MOA
    • SM Mall of Asia, G/F Entertainment Hall, Roxas Blvd, Manila






  • Exclusive to 2014 Run United finishers.
  • Limited slots only. Registration is on a first-come, first served basis, and may end earlier than the announced deadline. Race slots may run out before November 30, 2014.
  • Participants are encouraged to wear any of their 2014 RU singlet/finisher shirt, no singlet will be provided.
  • Runner participants who register at the stores will receive their race bib with D-tag upon purchase. A Valid ID must be presented upon registration.
  • Those who will be registering for their friends must buy a prepaid card. The race bib with d-tag will be delivered on or before December 7, 2014.
  • Finishers’ shirt sample sizes will be available for fitting at the registration centers.
  • All finishers will receive a limited edition HP Recovery Tech Shirt.
  • D-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 D-TAG, NO RACE.

Race results will be available within three (3) days after the race at http://www.unilabactivehealth.com website.

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

UNDER ARMOUR Store #2 Now Open at SM Megamall


Around four months after it opened it’s Manila flagship store in Bonifacio High Street, US-Based performance footwear and apparel brand, through an exclusive partnership with Triple Pte, Ltd., opened store number 2 in SM Megamall in Mandaluyong.

Located at the Ground Floor of the mall’s “high foot traffic” Building A, the store’s opening in Megamall is “a natural step to the brand’s expansion in the Philippines.”, according to Under Armour (UA) New Markets Senior Director, Carlos Maza. “The response to our brand from atheletes in the Philippines has been tremendous and we look forward to increase our presence throughout the country” he further added.

The grand opening which was witnessed by brand executives, VIP, celebrity and media guests, was marked not by the familiar ribbon-cutting ceremony, but by a “chain-cutting ceremony” truly representing the brand’s high energy and signature gritty ethos.


The celebrity guests during the launch was headed by Fil-Am Mixed Martial Arts fighter Brandon “The Truth” Vera and Under Armour Philippines Brand Ambassadors Robi Domingo, Gretchen Ho, Natasha Alquiros and Mia Cabalfin. A huge number of other celebrity guests were also in attendance mainly for the side event which was the “Celebritfy Fitness Challenge” held at the mall’s activity center.

As store guests take their first step to the store, by the entrance will be the UA decal or what they call as the brand’s “Universal Guarantee of Performance”. This embodies the brand’s promise that only the best innovative products will be available inside the store for sports-loving Filipinos.


At the right side of the store is the Women’s section, wherein female shoppers will be first greeted with the UA Studio and UA Studio Lux lines. Products under these two lines are designed for athletic females.

Further inside the women’s section is the UA Power in Pink line. According to the UA website, the UA Power in Pink® celebrates the many women who use fitness and exercise to stay healthy, and serves as a platform to help raise awareness about breast health.

By buying any apparel from this line, you not only get your hands (or body!) into an innovative UA product but you get to help spread awareness regarding breast health and provide support for it too!

Other products within the women’s section features various signature UA technologies. It is too hard to resist not being able to buy at least one item before going out the store!

Meanwhile, situated at the left portion of the store is the Men’s section of the men’s line. Here you can see products catering to almost all types of sports - from basketball, running, ultimate frisbee, tactical to golf. Sporty men will really have a field day inside the UA Store!

At the middle, as if drawing the border betw the men’s and women’s section is a showcase of the Under Armour foot wear line. Of course, women’s foot wear on the left, men’s on the right. The huge post at the middle of the store which is what the guests will notice upon entrance, was put to good use also as it holds some of the latest in footwear collection. Take your pick, for sure you’ll never fail to love at least one!

The Celebrity Fitness Challenge was the sidelight of the launch event with a huge number of celebrities who have been known to be engage in sports as participants. The challenge was for the participants to perform various crossfit exercises while donned in UA gear from head to feet. The top 3 who gets to have the most number of repetitions per set gets to take home amazing prizes – both in cash and UA products! It was truly a challenge which tested the physical limits of the celebrities. Towards the end, I already am having the impression that it is already more mental than physical already! At the end, three male and female celebrities went home with awesome prizes courtesy of Under Armour! Can they say it was “one though day at the office? You bet it was but then again, I knew they enjoyed it and learned a lot from the experience. It was after all, their own taste of the #IWILL and #IWILLWHATIWANT philosophy of Under Armour.

The Celebrity Fitness Challenge was capped by a dance number by 2014 World Hiphop Champion the Philippines’ the A -Team and then a similar but less tough Crossfit Fitness Challenge was also opened to the public.


Experience how Under Armour products “Make Atheletes Better”, visit ay of their two stores in the Philippines now:

bgc  BGC

Address: 1F 12-13 Bonifacio High Street, Taguig City, 1634
Store Hours: Open Daily from 11am-10pm
Contact Number: +63 2 823 7289            

Address: Bldg A, UG Level Dona Julia Vargas Ave. Wack-Wack, Mandaluyong
Strore Hours: Open Daily from 10am -10pm

SAVE THE DATE: February 7, 2015 for the NUTRILITE HEALTH RUN

NUTRILITEThe 2015 edition of the annual Amway Run will be known as the NUTRILITE HEALTH RUN. Just like last year’s edition, this event will have 3 legs one in Manila, Cagayan de Oro and Davao! Mark your calendars! 

  • Manila Leg – Febuary 7, 2015
  • CDO Leg – February 14
  • Davao Leg – February 21

Check back for complete event details soon!

SAVE THE DATE: February 15, 2015 for the SANTE BARLEY DOMINATION 2015

Domination Logo FINAL
Santé International, a leading distribution company of organic wellness products in the Philippines is set to hold it’s very first major sporting event for 2015 on February 15! Dubbed as Sante Barley Domination 2015, this one-day event will be the first of its kind featuring races for duathlon, cycling and running  (10 and 15 miles). It will be held at the Clark International Speedway. 

Check back in this blog soon for the complete event details. SAVE THE DATE!


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