The PIOLO PASCUAL Meet and Greet in CEBU!

Yep! Piolo Pascual will be in Cebu to participate on Sunday’s Cobra IRONMAN 70.3 Philippines race. He will be doing the bike leg of one of the time relay teams. After this, he will be at the Ayala Terraces to have a Meet N Greet in connection to the upcoming RunRio race, 2012 TIMEX RUN – CEBU race. 

Of course I will be there! So if any of you is in Cebu this weekend, particularly this Sunday, you can catch Piolo doing his full IM70.3 at the Shangri-la Mactan or at the Meet N Greet at Ayala Terraces. Below are the mechanics on how you can join the Meet N Greet. Read on!

Looking Back at the 2012 TIMEX Run with Coach Rio and Piolo Pascual

Hello Folks! Sharing with you this vid of the 2012 Timex Run race with Piolo Pascual setting a new Personal Record in the 10k race category! Happy viewing! :)

2009 Timex Run Exciting Updates

Hello folks! As race day nears, below are exciting updates for the race as provided to us by the organizers. Read on! ;)

piolorio

papa piolo and papa rio! ;)

LATE REGISTRATION UPDATE

Registration with the complete race kit and event freebies but minus the singlet and with P100 discount will still be accepted until today, November 9, 2009 or until supplies last, whichever comes first.  Late registration will be centralized at Nike Park at Bonifacio High Street, Timex Shop at SM North Edsa, and The Trion Towers Site Showroom at Fort Bonifacio Global City.  Only a maximum of 5,000 participants will be accepted.
 
All the participants are also being invited, including their friends and family, to serve as volunteers to help repack and distribute the relief goods to the selected barangay halls and/or evacuation centers in Marikina scheduled a week after the event.  Exact schedule of relief operation to follow.

For inquiries, please contact the Finishline secretariat at 7031736.

ADDITIONAL 5K RACE KITS NOW AVAILABLE

Due to insistent public demand, organizers have decided to produce additional 5km race kits so that more runners, especially those who are new to the sport, will be able to experience the fun and excitement at The 2009 Timex Run.  The additional 5km race kits are now available at Timex Shop SM North Edsa, Nike Park BHS, and The Trion Towers site showroom at Bonifacio Global City, Taguig.  Hurry and grab your kits while supplies last!

CHANGE IN START/FINISH AREA

Hello Timex Runners!

With the holidays fast approaching, more and more events are being scheduled in Bonifacio Global City.  Based on our recent meeting with Fort Bonifacio Development Corporation, we have been advised that fun run events scheduled in the next coming months will have to be slightly relocated in order to accommodate other events.  In line with this, we would like to inform everyone that there will be some minor changes with regards to the location of the start/finish area and the 3km race route of the 2009 Timex Run.  Please take note that the start/finish area has been moved from 8th Avenue to 28th Avenue.  This is the same set up as the Adidas King of the Road held last October 25.  Rest assured that although there will be some rerouting with regards to the 3km race route, this minor adjustment will not greatly affect that of the other distances.  To view the updated route maps for 3km, 5km, 10km, and 21km, please visit www.runrio.com

Our apologies for any inconvenience this might cause.  Thank you for your kind understanding.

GET A FILL OF PIOLO and COACH RIO, PACQUIAO and COTTO TOO!

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get to watch the pacquaio-cotto fight after the run!

The fun and excitement never stops at the 2009 Timex Run!  As a participant of the coolest race to hit the running scene, not only do you get a chance to run and take souvenir photos with running coach extraordinaire, Coach Rio, and every girl’s dream boy, Piolo Pascual, but you also get a chance to watch the Pacquiao-Cotto fight LIVE on an LED screen ABSOLUTELY FREE courtesy of Cignal Digital TV and Smart Communications.  And for only P500 per person, you can enjoy a sumptuous eat-all-you-can brunch buffet while waiting for the title fight in the comfort of an air-conditioned tent, courtesy of Paul Calvin’s Deli.  Tables and seats inside the tent are reserved for those who avail of the brunch buffet so buy your tickets ahead of time and get a head start so you can still pick the best seats.  Only 500 meal tickets will be available for pre-purchase by Friday, November 6, at Nike Park, Bonifacio High Street until supplies last.  Feel free to invite your friends and loved ones but those who prefer to eat elsewhere are free to stay and watch the fight as long as they don’t mind the “standing room only” policy for non-diners who will have to watch the fight outside the tent

This is just the tip of the iceberg, a mere taste of things to come at the 2009 Timex Run.  More surprises await you on race day!

* To read more about the Timex Run 2009 race, click here.

The Timex Run Press Launch

the timex run launch backdrop

the timex run launch backdrop

It was a showbiz press launch! Complete with TV cameras and professional photographers, showbiz reporters and road managers.

Papa Piolo and Papa Rio ;)

Papa Piolo and Papa Rio ;)

That folks was my general impression when people started coming in at the Max’s Glorietta function room where the press launch of the Timex Run was held yesterday, October 20. Only a handful of bloggers – maybe those only known to Timex Sr. Marketing Director, Gemma and Coach Rio were present. But nevertheless, we all had a grand time ogling at Piolo (oh sige na nga, only us girls!) and catching up with a lot of kuwento with each other and most especially to the ever busy Coach (and now Papa too) Rio.

the duo being interviewed by the showbiz media

the duo being interviewed by the showbiz media

Basically, the launch was really for the press/media and we runner bloggers were just invited to witness the event and meet “Papa Piolo” who was nice and very handsome, sigh! Hehe… You really have to give it to me folks, anyway i own this blog. haha! And what have we gathered out of the press launch?

1. that it will be Piolo’s first road race ever. He runs but haven’t participated in an actual race.
2. that Piolo will be running a 10k, which is also a first he being always comfy with running a 5k.
3. that he will be training under Coach Rio specifically to get ready for this race.
4. that Coach Rio is really becoming a celebrity on his own right. Aba, both Papa P and Papa R got equal share of the limelight. Ayos!

Lol! I could go on and on with our up close and personal Piolo and Rio experience but I will definitely sound like a giddy fan. Before I really turn into one, let me share to you instead the official press release of the 2009 Timex Run with Piolo Pascual and Coach Rio.

jaymie, piolo, me, marga, coach rio, raymund and jay... of course we would let this chance pass!

jaymie, piolo, me, marga, coach rio, raymund and jay... of course we wouldn't let this chance pass!

Oh but before that, let me express again my thank yous to Timex headed by Ms. Gemma Pagsibigan for the invitation. ;)

Photos? Check all pics here.

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Piolo and Coach Rio

PIOLO AND RIO SPRINTING TOWARDS THE 2009 TIMEX RUN

Fresh from the triumph of prized athletes it backed up in the very first Ironman triathlon held in Camsur recently, Timex, world renowned makers of high quality time gears, will once again help fun-loving sports enthusiasts defy their limits, prove its dominance and create history as it launches its very first running event, The 2009 Timex Run.

With the gun start set to fire on November 15, 2009 at the Bonifacio Global City in Taguig, the race which is co-presented by Robinsons Land and marathon organizer Runrio aims to gather runners from all walks of life, to spark up competitive athletic spirits and to unleash hardcore rivalries. In fact to make the running event even more exciting the 2009 Timex Run brings together two of the country’s most loved icons in the world of entertainment and running respectively: heartthrob and sports enthusiast Piolo Pascual and multiple champion runner and coach Rio dela Cruz.

In a press conference held last October 20, 2009 in Max’s Restaurant in Glorietta 2 Makati City, the two Timex ambassadors formally announced before the press that they will be among the very first ones to arrive at the race grounds and dash to become fit and healthy. Both Piolo, a first-time runner who admitted being so excited to join the run and Rio who studied Human Kinetics in the University of the Philippines and is a well-known running coach of some of the country’s well-known celebrities and business tycoons will be joining in the 10K category. All ready and set to go, this race will give enthusiasts the chance to run side-by-side with Piolo and Rio and try their luck to challenge and to get past them.

Divided into four race categories, athletes, race fanatics, and casual runners can choose from the 3, 5, 10 or 21 kilometer half-marathon event and begin the dynamic chase to make and break records in a test that is sure to measure their strength and endurance. The 2009 Timex Run, just like its reliable time gears assures participants of accuracy in timing and a host of other novel innovations. One of which is the disposable “champion” chips, timing devices attached to shoe laces specially designed to let runners monitor their starting and finishing times with stern accuracy. Functioning only soon as the runner steps on the designated ground matting, the recorded time is sure to be precise.  Another is the Runpix analysis which is a record of interesting running statistics unique to each individual who ran. This will be available after the race at www.runrio.com and www.timexrunning.com. Photovendo also makes the run more fun by giving runners a full view of the experience as it will be providing run shots which will be available online for viewing and optional purchase.

Aside from the breathtaking action set to unfold in the race track, those joining can also expect a finish line filled with great prizes. While all finishers will take home Nature Valley loot bags, those who will emerge on top of the pack will get cash prizes and their very own Timex watches, activity and time-tracking gears that gives wearers nothing less than the optimum when it comes to style and functionality. A total of 50 watches shall be given away, 24 for the winners and 26 for the raffles. Top three finishers in every category will also get gift certificates/gift packs from Nike and other sponsors. Timex partnered with companies such Nature’s Valley Granola Bar, 100 Plus Isotonic Drink, Summit Distilled Drinking Water, Finish Line, Photo Vendo, Nike, Fitness First, Flojos, Nesvita, Men’s Health Magazine, Women’s Health Magazine to make this anticipated race possible.

One of the Timex watches to be given away to victors during the competition is the Timex Ironman Race Trainer Digital Heart Rate Monitor, the latest time gear meant to be every dynamic individual’s ideal running mate. A huge hit among Ironman Triathletes since it was launched, this one of a kind heart rate monitor boasts of a superior quality functions that aid in an athlete’s everyday training matched with uncompromising sleek and slim styling. This runner’s favorite is incredibly comfortable on the wrist and unlike others, is very simple to use. The heart rate monitor wirelessly transmits its wearer’s heart rate performance while one does his activity to the Ironman watch. Timex Ironman Race Trainer HRM incorporates all the features that fans have all become accustomed to with Timex sport watches, including an Indiglo night light, 10 work-out memory, 50-lap chrono with average heart rate per lap, and five interval timers with individual heart rate target zones. Other features including a countdown timer and three alarms are still included as well.

With the brand that ultimately understands the desires and expectations of true athletes organizing a race only for the country’s active and most competitive sports enthusiasts, one can expect high energy and passion flaring as each battle for the win and for a chance to be of help to our fellowmen as part of the 2009 Timex Run’s proceeds shall go to the Timex-UNICEF school in Masbate and victims of typhoon Ondoy.

Only the first three thousand to register  will be given event singlets. So hurry and register at selected Timex shops, located at SM North Edsa, SM Megamall, SM Mall of Asia, SM Southmall, Glorietta 3, Nike Bonifacio High Street, Robinsons Land Showroom, The Trion Towers Showroom or online at www.runrio.com. Regular registration is from October 4 – November 9, 2009 while late registration is from November 2-9, 2009. For more information, call 7031736 or visit www.timexwatches.com.ph.

The Timex and Nike Human Race T-Shirts

It was t-shirts galore for me and some of my running friends as we were able to score shirts on two events that we went to yesterday. Lately, I especially enjoy receiving shirts as give-aways or race finisher tokens because I find it very useful for me especially after every runs where I have to change to something comfortable.

And so I was pretty glad that I have two additional shirts for the said purpose although i guess both can also be used for “porma”…

This one’s from the Timex Run event presscon held yesterday at Max’s Glorietta. Hmm… More kuwento on that on a separate post later.  ;)

yeah! i will really run with Papa P! lol!

yeah! i will really run with Papa P! lol!

And this one’s much-awaited from Nike… ;)

the women's and men's Nike Human Race Drifit Shirt

the women's and men's Nike Human Race Drifit Shirt

Yey! So, how does one get a Nike Human Race shirt?

1. If you were an attendee of the Nike Running Clinic and was able to avail of the free 10K QCIM race registration, you probably have received a give-away Nike Human Race shoe-bag and a coupon that says it will entitle you to a free Nike Human Race Shirt. Well, this one’s it folks! You can claim your free shirt at the Nike Park BHS starting today (actually they started releasing it last night). ;)

Coach Rio says don't forget to present your coupons folks! ;) It's a requirement for claiming.

Coach Rio says don't forget to present your coupons folks! ;) It's a requirement for claiming.

2. If you ran and finished either the full (42km) or half (21k) marathon at the recently-concluded QCIM, you are also entitled to the Nike Human Race shirt. Claim yours at the Runnex office by presenting your race bib starting today also.

There you are folks, go get a hold of your t-shirt coupons or your race bib and claim your shirts now.

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