Globe Run 4 Home 2011 On-Ground Registration Now Open

Hello folks! The on-ground/on-site registration center for the Globe Run 4 Home 2011 opened today at the 4F Greenbelt 3 Cinema Lobby. This center will be open everyday from February 28 to March 20, 2011 from 12nn to 8pm. Here is how the site looks like:

Register na! 🙂

Women’s Health – Athena All Women’s Run Singlet

Hello ladies! Here is the Women’s Health-Athena All Women’s Run singlet:


And here is what you will be receiving upon registration to this race which is scheduled on March 19, 2011:

For more details about this event, view my post HERE.

The Runrio Trilogy 2011 Leg 1: Run United 1 21km Finisher’s Shirt

It has caused quite a stir when both Runrio and Unilab did not explicitly announce that 21km participants who will successfully finish the race will receive a Finisher’s Shirt. But then again, they too did not say that the finishers will not receive one. So here it is, finally a look at the Runrio Trilogy 2011 Leg 1: Run United 1 21km Finisher’s Shirt. 😉

Looks good eh? Wait ’til you get to feel the fabric! It is oh so soft and comfy! Makes me regret not being able to sign-up for a 21km for this race. 😛

See you on March 6 folks!

Run 10KM at the Runrio Trilogy Leg 1: Run United 1 Race for FREE

Almost two days more to go and we bid goodbye to February and move forward to 2011. It is already the month of March on Tuesday and it makes me giddy with excitement because it is my “Birthday Month”. Oh and what makes this Birthday Month all the more exciting is that this is the year that I turn the great 4-0! Yep, i turn FORTY this year, OLD na eh? 😛

I have initially planned and wished to be able to run my first ever full marathon this year – at the TBR Dream Marathon on the 20th in fact. But then again, the demands of work, the call of being mom to four kids (two of which are graduating – one from High School, one from Elementary School; one who will be entering school and the last one an 8-month old who still needs all the care and attention i can give) and some health problems, told me to find other means to celebrate “life begins at 40”.

And how could I complain when I have been getting challenging and new experiences almost everyday since this year opened. So instead of sulking, I look forward to a great 2011 full of hopes still of being able to finally get that precious time for running training and yes, that opportunity to being able to run my first every 42km.

Now back to March being my Birthday month! I believe that birthdays are always for celebrations and also gifts! But then since I would like my foray to the world of “40ish women” to be a little bit special, I thought it might be good – great even – if I will be the one giving these gifts. 😉 Gifts that when given, will also be taken with great value by the one receiving it. So here goes my first batch of gifts: 5 10-km Race Kits for RUNRIO TRILOGY LEG 1: RUN UNITED 1 (RACE BIB and D-TAG only).

Yep folks! When everybody thought it is all over, no more chance in getting hold of a 10km slot to this race, here is another crack at it. Get a chance to be one of 5 lucky runners who will by all means get to run the 10km after all!

So what should you do to get one of these 5 kits? Simple!

1. Post a comment in this blog post with the answer to the question: “What race feature/s matters most to you as a runner?”
Sample answers: “It will have to be the race route!” or “The race categories are the most important feature of any race for me!”

2. Keep your answer as short as possible (no need to tell a story!). There will be no correct or wrong answers.

3. As you keep your answer short, please also remember that each commenter can only submit ONE entry and thus can only win ONCE. All succeeding entries will have to be disqualified.

4. Since the race will happen on Sunday, March 6 already, entries will only be accepted until 12MN of Monday, February 28.

5. The five winning entries will be chosen via random sampling (using and will be announced within Tuesday, March 1.

Take note though that my gift will only be the race bib and d-tag, no singlet and no Unilab Kit (since these are out of stock already). But then these are the essential contents of the kit that will make a runner good to participate in the 10km race and if and when he finishes, be eligible to receive the finisher’s kit and see the results under his/her name.

And one last thing, the lucky five will have to PROMISE ME that they will truly use the kits and participate on the 10km run come race day. Why? There are a lot out there who unfortunately were not able to register for any Run United 1 race slots and it will be a shame if one were given this other chance to finally run and then not use it.

Many thanks to Runrio, Inc. for my five complimentary race kits. 🙂

The RAT (Run Against Trafficking) Race

I have been used to attending blogger’s meets for event or product launches and it has always been devoted to explaining details of the race or the product. That is why it kind of struck me as different, initially odd really, that the Blogger’s Meet for this event took more time to explain to us what the organizer’s advocacy was and their experiences as well – that is their mission to help victims of Human Trafficking. 

I have known and heard about Human Trafficking mostly in the news, and had not heard or seen from a personal experience. It was thru this event that I have learned how rampant human trafficking was not just in third world countries such as the Philippines but also in other progressive countries.

But of course, my attention focused more on the plight of Filipinos as victims. Isn’t it that one of the major news that is hugging the headlines the past days were those of Filipinos/Filipinas who were sentenced to die in China due to drug trafficking? It is sad that these things happen almost on a daily basis in the Philippines. Many Filipinos fall prey to those who take advantage of people who would want to give their families a better life by working overseas. And I hope and pray that someday, somehow Filipinos will find better paying jobs inside the country so that they will not be easily lured by questionable offers of high-paying jobs only to fall as willing victims for slavery or trafficking.

And that is what this race is all about. To help the Visayan Forum Foundation, Inc. – a non-profit organization that helps victims of trafficking – to raise enough funds for them to continue their advocacy. I enjoin all runners to support this event and in our smallest way possible, indirectly help the victims and maybe somehow prevent others from being one.

Read on for more details of the race and decide if you will be one of those who will want to support the fight against Human Trafficking. 🙂

March 13, 2011
Venice Piazza, McKinley Hill


Registration Period: February 20, 2011 – March 11, 2011

Registration Sites: R.O.X at Bonifacio High Street and Chris Sports branches in Metro Manila
Online Registration: Click HERE to register online

Registration Fees:
1K:   PhP 400.00
3K and 5K :  PhP 500.00
10K :   PhP 600.00

Registration Inclusions:
– Race Bib

– Singlet



1K route: every 500 meters
3K route:  every 500 meters
5K route: every 1,000 meters
10K route: every 1,000 meters

* Energy Drink and Water will be given at the Finish line

– There will be two ambulances roving the race route and a standby team at the event activity area

PRIZES: Medals and giveaways will be given to the winners/placers



Race Director: 
– Mr. Ian Alacar (San Mig Bay Run, Run Fest, Men’s Health Urbanathlon 2010, Resorts World Grand Fiesta Run)

Asst. Race Directors:
– Mr. Ben Alacar
– Mr. Jay Em

Timing and Results Management:
– Race Managers (RunRio Trilogy, Rexona Run, Men’s Health Urbanathlon, Globe Run for Home, etc.)

For more info call: Ida Ayesa 0916-418-7257