EDSA RUN 2011 ONLINE Registration AVAILABLE NOW

Hi folks! Finally, here are the initial details for the EDSA Run 2011.  Read on for the details. 🙂

Runners can make a difference. In running, we understand the power of change and how we can make our visions a reality by taking one step at a time. That is the spirit of the EDSA Run. On the 25th Anniversary of our People Power, we re-live and redefine People Power for our time. By making personal decisions to make a difference, on February 27, 2011 each step all 5,000 of us take will help build needed classrooms nationwide. This is the spirit of People Power– ordinary citizens making a difference for our country.

EDSA RUN
5km/10km
People Power Monument, EDSA, Quezon City
http://iamninoyrunners.wordpress.com

REGISTRATION INFORMATION:

1. Online Registration: AVAILABLE NOW
Mode of payment: Credit Card
*Please follow instructions and fill-in the forms properly when registering
*Click HERE to register online

2. On-Site Registration : WILL BE OPENING SOON

3. Race Fees: (inclusive of timing chip, souvenir shirt and donation to DepEd)

5km  – P400
10km – P550

4. ORGANIZER: eXtribe
email: edsarun@extribe.com.ph

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RUN UNITED 1 2011: RUNRIO TRILOGY 2011 LEG 1

The Runrio Trilogy 2011 kicks-off with its first leg, the UNILAB Run United 1 2011 on March 6, 2011, Sunday at the Bonifacio Globa City.  This will be the biggest family event of 2011. For sure, everyone is super excited and is looking forward to this race. Here folks are the race details:

RUNRIO TRILOGY 2011 LEG 1: RUN UNITED 1 2011
March 6, 2011
500m/5km/10km/21km
Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City

1. RACE CATEGORIES AND REGISTRATION FEE:

2. REGISTRATION PERIOD & VENUES: 

ONLINE registration period is from January 31, 2011 to February 21, 2011 only.
You can register online by clicking HERE.
Delivery of race kits will start on February 5, 2011.

REGULAR IN-STORE Registration Period is from January 31, 2011 to February 13, 2011 only at the following venues:

• RUNNR – G/F Bonifacio High Street, Taguig City (12nn – 8pm,Tel # 4031787)
• R.O.X. – Level 2 R.O.X. Bldg. Bonifacio High Street, Taguig City (12nn–8pm, Tel # 8564638)
• Toby’s SM Mall of Asia – G/F Entertainment Mall, Roxas Blvd., Manila (12nn–8pm, Tel # 556-0445)
• Planet Sports Glorietta – 2F Glorietta 3, Makati City  (12nn – 8pm, Tel # 8177896)
• Planet Sports Alabang Town Center, Muntinlupa City (12nn – 8pm, Tel# 8422886)
• Planet Sports Trinoma –  2nd level, Trinoma cor. North EDSA, Quezon City(12nn – 8pm, Tel# 9167451)
• The Athlete’s Foot Robinsons Galleria – 3F Robinsons Galleria, Ortigas Pasig City (12nn – 8pm, Tel# 6363162)

LATE Registration Period is from February 14 – 26, 2011 at the following venues:
• RUNNR, Bonifacio High Street
• Toby’s SM Mall of Asia
• The Athletes Foot, Robinsons Galleria

3. RACE FEATURES:

4. SINGLET DESIGN AND SIZING CHART

 

singlet sizing chart

5. IMPORTANT REMINDERS:

• 500M is open to 5-12 years old. Parent / Guardian must be present during registration.
• Registration may end earlier than announced deadline therefore, race kits may run out before February 26,2010.
• A valid ID must be presented upon registration.
For group registration, a photocopy of any valid ID must be presented by the representative.
• Singlet will be given to the first 10,000 registrants.
• Singlet size availability will be on a first come first served basis.
• A disposable timing device called a “D-tag” will be used by all participants during the race.
• Medals will be given to all 21km finishers only.
• Finisher’s kits will be given upon finishing the race.
• Post Event packs will be delivered to the address you have specified during registration and will be delivered after the event.  Registrants with incomplete addresses will not be delivered.
• For questions, please contact the secretariat at (02) 703 1736.

*thanks to Runrio Inc./Coach Rio for the details 🙂

XTERRA Philippines OFF-ROAD Triathlon

Happening on March 6 in Liloan, Cebu, this is the OFF-ROAD equivalent of the world-famous IRONMAN brand of triathlon! If you want to test your stamina and strength in an off-road terrain, this race is best for you!

Oh dear, I am so tempted to find friends to form a relay team! Check the details below to get as excited as I am. 😉

XTERRA PHILIPPINES TRIATHLON CHAMPIONSHIP
March 6, 2011
Liloan, Cebu
1.5k Swim/35k Bike/10k Run (Individual or Relay)
Website: http://www.xterraphil.com
Email: secretariat@xterraphil.com

 

A. REGISTRATION PERIOD:

– ONLINE REGISTRATION is open NOW until February 28,2011
– VISIT http://www.xterraphil.com to register

B. REGISTRATION FEES:

INDIVIDUAL : PHP 5,625 / US$ 125
RELAY : PHP 7,875 / US$ 175

C. RACE DETAILS:
– Individual Competitors must clearly indicate upon registration which category they will compete in (Pro or Age Group – and please indicate clearly which age-group).
– Relay Entries: Teams must consist of three individuals, and please indicate clearly what each team member will do (swim, bike, or run). Mixed teams can be two (2) males and one (1) female; or two (2) females and one (1) male.
– Ages of reckoning will be at 31 December 2011. All participants must be at least 18 years old on race day.

D. RACE ROUTE:

E. MECHANICS:

Swim (1.5k)

– Speed suits are allowed.
– The swim caps provided must be worn during the swim.
– Marshals shall ensure all swimmers pass buoys and markers to complete the swim course.
– Fins, swimming aids, snorkels are not allowed.

Bike (35k)

– Mountain bikes are the only type of bikes allowed in this competition. Here are additional specifications:
• No Cyclo-cross bikes.
• No drop handlebars and aero bars are allowed.
• All bikes must have 26” or 29” wheels.
• Bar extensions or grips off the handlebars may not exceed five inches (5”).
• Any/all bar ends must be capped.

Officials shall do a mandatory bike check and will deem a bike safe for use.

– Helmets: ANSI Certified helmets with buckles securely fastened at all times during the bike leg are a must. No helmet means automatic disqualification.

– Bare torso is not allowed on the bike leg.

– MP3 players, iPods, headphones, mobile phones, radios, or any personal electronic device that would impede hearing are not allowed.

– Bike Transition:
• Riding is not allowed within the transition area.
• Bicycles must be returned to a participant’s designated bike rack, and must be securely placed on the rack.
• No outside assistance is allowed in transition

– One Bike Rule: Racers shall use same bike for the entire event, plus no bicycle parts may be left on the course.

– Marshals shall ensure all racers complete the bike course. Cutting the course and getting off trail may result in disqualification. Lack of marshal or tape or barrier on the course will not be deemed excusable for cutting the course. A rider must be responsible for knowing the entire bike course before the start of the race.

– Passing Etiquette: Slower riders must yield to faster riders. Faster riders must clearly speak a passing command when overtaking, and overtaking must be done safely. If two racers are fighting for position, the leading rider need not give up position, but the leading rider may not interfere or impede another rider’s progress.

– Bike numbers must be mounted on the handlebars facing forward. A two-minute penalty will be assessed for losing your bike number.

Run (10k)

– Race numbers must be worn on the front of the body. A two-minute penalty will be assessed for losing your run number.

– MP3 players, iPods, headphones, mobile phones, radios, or any personal electronic device that would impede hearing are not allowed.

– Marshals shall ensure all racers complete the run course. Cutting the course and getting off trail may result in disqualification. Lack of marshal or tape or barrier on the course will not be deemed excusable for cutting the course. A runner must be responsible for knowing the entire run course before the start of the race.

– Competitors may not run with a bare torso. Shoes must be worn.

General Rules

– All rules must be known and understood prior to the start of the event.

– Aid stations on the bike and run will be provided, but all participants are responsible for their own nutrition and hydration.

– Outside assistance:
• Assistance is allowed between competitors, but will be limited to helping out with tools, tubes or any item that would be used to repair a bike, or to share water, food, or first aid. Changing bikes is not allowed.
• Outside assistance is not allowed from spectators, friends, family, volunteers, support crew, photographers, police or marshals.

– Unsportsmanlike conduct is grounds for warning, relegation, disqualification, or fine.

– All protests must be submitted in writing, signed and submitted to the Race Director within 30 minutes of the finish time of the person lodging the protest. All protests will be investigated and cannot be based on “hear-say”. But XTERRA by nature is raced out of sight and with limited visibility; therefore, it is not always possible to see infractions. There must be verification of the infraction.

– All protests must be submitted in writing, signed and submitted to the Race Director within 30 minutes of the finish time of the person lodging the protest. All protests will be investigated and cannot be based on “hear-say”. But XTERRA by nature is raced out of sight and with limited visibility; therefore, it is not always possible to see infractions. There must be verification of the infraction.

A US$100 protest fee is required, but can be refunded if the appeal is successful.

The decision of the jury comprised of three neutral persons appointed by the Race Director shall be final and binding.

Penalties: The minimum penalty will always be two (2) minutes. The maximum penalty will be disqualification.

Cut-Off Times:
– To ensure the participatory nature of XTERRA races, cut off times may not be enforced on race day. But due to safety reasons (weather, a participant’s well-being, etc.) a cut-off time will be publicized on race day and will be enforced. ]

Cut-off times can be used at T2 (the bike to run transition). All athletes must be in T2 by the specified time or else they will not be allowed to continue the race. An overall cut-off time can also be used where a runner still on the run route can be picked up by support vehicles and returned to transition. Still, the Race Director can allow a participant to finish the entire course beyond the cut-off time but he/she will be given a DNF result.

– Competitors who withdraw during the race must report to the Transition area and notify the officials of their withdrawal.

Condura Skyway Marathon HYDRATION and SUPPORT STATIONS

 

Hello Condura Skyway Marathon 2011 participants! Knowing where the support stations – hydration, medic, banana and portalet – are is a big factor on being able to plan your race well. And of course, we all know that a well-planned race will result to a great run! See here the route maps with the information on where the exact location of these support stations can be found. Plan well and enjoy your run at the Skyway! 🙂

 

3km

5km

10km

16km

21km

42km

Condura Skyway Marathon – ALL SET! Part 2

As promised, here are some bits of info which I have gathered from the Condura Skyway Marathon Sponsors’ Meeting. View my post about this meeting HERE. Read on!

a room full of sponsors!

– Marathon Photos have been tapped to handle the photo service for this said event. Condura Main Man Ton Concepcion told me earlier that they were able to negotiate a much lower fee for the photos than the rate Marathon Photos gave for the Hongkong Marathon. Take note guys, this is the first running race that Marathon Photos will cover in the Philippines.

– 10 buses (each can accommodate 37 persons) will be available from 7AM to provide public transport for runners and runners’ companion/family from BGC going to Ayala Ave. Bus Ticket will be at P20 each and terminal will be at the Market Market area. Please note that these buses are apart from the BGC Buses regularly shuttling from BGC to Ayala and vice-versa and priority will be given to Condura Skyway Marathon participants (you will be asked to present your race bib when purchasing tickets).

– Hershey’s Kisses will be given to 42k finishers.

– Sanofi Aventis will be giving away Cenovis Joint Guard and Woman by Lactacyd products while Unilever will be giving away Clear shampoo and Ponds products among others.

– Solues is the official time keeper of the event.

– Pioneer Insurance will be the official insurer which covers all runners with Personal Accident and Third Party Liability insurance. Please note that insurance will be valid only if you have a valid registration (meaning you are an officially registered participant, that is why registration are strictly non-transferable).

– Anchor Shape will provide milk sampling at their booth in Condura Village and will give away SINGLETS to random runners.

– Nature Valley will give away granola bars and will for the first time introduce their new variant/flavor: the Dark Chocolate Crunchy Granola Bar.

– The National Geographic Channel will be doing a material for the event. This will be the first ever locally-produced material for NatGeo.

– Century Tuna will provide food at their booth in the Condura Village.

– MultiSport magazine will be coming out with an issue with the Concepcion brothers, Patrick and Ton in the cover and a feature about the Condura Skyway Marathon inside.

– Each hydration station is not more than 2Km apart.

– There will 100PLUS Stations located beside some hydration stations (2 Fort, 1 Makati, 5 Skyway).

– Sponges will be provided (1 Fort, 2 Makati, 3 Skyway).

– Water fountain will be provided along the route.

– Banana stations will be set-up along the route(1 Makati, 1 Skyway).

– 3 Portalet Stations will be positioned along the route.

– Hydration Stations are also Medic Stations.

– The Finishline will be at the 9th Avenue and entrance to the Condura Village will be a few meters after the Finishline.

– Upon entry to the activity area, runners are advised to claim first their loot bags from the redemption booths prior to going to the different sponsors booths. This is being advised so that runners already have bags to put in other give-aways that sponsors will be distributing in their booths.

– 42km Finishers will be treated like a King! There will be an exclusive 42-km Finisher’s Recovery tent with enough space for sitting, relaxing and an own portale to boot! Oh and didn’t I say that their finisher’s medal and loot bag can also be claimed in their exclusive tent to ensure that every 42km finishers, fast runners or not, are ensured that they get whatever freebies there are available for all? Yep, sweet!

– If 42km finishers are Kings, what does that make the 21km finishers? VIPs of course! 21km runners will have a finisher’s medal and loot bag “FAST LANE” redemption area which will also be exclusive for them. No recovery tent but then again, an own area to claim their finisher’s treats! Again, everyone will be assured to receive all freebies since allotments for the 21km runners will be exclusively given to them in the fast lane (except for those who availed of the Special Delivery System registration in which case they will not yet receive their finisher’s after finishing the race).

– How about those running the shorter distance categories? Should they feel like they were discriminated? NO. Though the redemption area for 3km to 16km finishers will be in adjacent booths, the area is one whole long stretch which will ensure faster releasing of freebies.

–  Food booths are available in one part of the activity area featuring: Silog Express, Jollibee, Tapa King and RFM food products.

– There will be a Public Transporation tent near the side of the stage wherein runners can purchase bus tickets at P20 each. Please present race bib for this. Again, runners will be given top priority for the Public Transportation.

– The Dolphin Wall at the activity area will have 15,000 dolphin images painted on it using Welcoat paints. This wall will also serve as the photo wall for all participants and expectators alike.

– There will be a Marine Wildlife Area to be setup beside the Dolphin Wall.

Condura Skyway Marathon 2011 – ALL SET! Part 1

In all races, us runners are oblivious to what happens “behind the scenes”, especially in the weeks prior to a race. I have been fortunate to be a witness to one special activity that was held in preparation for the coming Condura Skyway Marathon 2011.

The Condura Skyway Marathon organizers have gathered all the event’s sponsors in a venue for what is called as the Sponsors’ Meeting. Initially I thought it was just like a Bloggers’ Meet, only it was for sponsors. But then again as the presentation progresses, I realized it was totally different. Way, way different. It’s like planning for a big production number or if I am to exaggerate, planning for a hundred Grand Wedding receptions!

I was overwhelmed seeing a lot of people, all sponsors together in one venue all intently listening to the final plans, taking down notes, confirming items and introducing themselves. Seeing and hearing everything makes me all the more excited because it is as if the whole Condura Skyway Marathon 2011 event is unfolding right before my eyes! And if you were me, I bet you will be as excited as I am too. Why? Because all of them seems to be one in the goal of making this race the premier running event in the Philippines. And with all that was presented earlier, I will have to say – I agree!

Now, I just really do hope that everything that is now on the drawing board will be executed flawlessy. Barring any unforeseen circumstances or Murphy’s Law, every registered runner – fast or slow, elite, veteran or newbie is in for a well-deserved A-1 race.

This is all just blah from me right? Don’t worry, I took down notes so that I can share to you some exciting tidbits that we are about to witness on February 6, 2011 as we participate in the Condura Skyway Marathon 2011.

Since my notes tend to be a bit lenghty, this will have to be on a separate post. Meanwhile, let me share to you some pictures I have taken from the Sponsors’ Meeting. 😉

a gathering of sponsors for the Condura Skyway Marathon 2011

Ton Concepcion addresses the sponsors; He tells me later, if not for the sponsors, it will be hard for them to deliver everything that is in the drawing boards for the runners

Pat Con says, it is a race for runners, by runners 😉

Princess Galura, Project Directress tells the sponsors: 42km Finishers are surely tired from running so they deserve a recovery tent for their exclusive use. 😉

Jay Em, rep for Runrio presented the Route, Hydration and Support details

So there folks, if I am to be the judge, I will say that this race is really ALL SET! Each and every runner participant should only just worry about trainign and getting ready for it and waking up and being there early enough for the start of the race.

Next post, interesting tidbits of information that I was able to gather during the meeting. 😉

XTERRA Pang Rave Run Trail Photos and Event Updates

Hello All! As race day nears, here are some important updates related to the XTERRA Pang Rave Run 2011 event and also some photos taken from the trail as provided by the organizers. See you all on January 30 at Tagaytay Highlands/Midlands! 🙂

I. START, FINISH LINE AND EXPO AREA:

The start/finish line and expo area have been moved from the Tagaytay Midlands Golf Club to Bistro Saratoga also in Tagaytay Midlands.  Maps will be given out from the main gate of Tagaytay Highlands and directional signs will be put in place to guide all the participants.

II. FOR RUNNERS AVAILING THE SHUTTLE BUS SERVICE:

Since not a lot availed of the bus service offer, there will only have one trip going to Tagaytay and one trip going to Manila as follows:

– Market Market to Tagaytay Highlands
Pick-up point  :  Market Market Parking lot facing C5
ETD Market Market : 3:30 am
*The bus will be there as early as 2:30am
 
– Tagaytay Highlands to Market Market
ETD Tagaytay : 12 nn 

III.  GUN START:  

Gunstart for 21k is at 5:30 AM while the 10k race will start at 6:00 AM

IV.  SNEAK PEEK PHOTOS OF THE TRAIL:  

The trail is a mixture of fire roads,  hills,  single tracks and roads!