A Message from the NATGEO Earth Day Run Organizers

Dear Runners,

We would like to assure all of you who are yet to receive their NATGEO Earth Day Run race kits that we, in partnership with Air21 as our official courier, are fast-tracking the delivery of all race kits and that we are expecting all kits to be in the hands of each online registrants by Monday, April 4, 2010.

In case that anybody will not be able to receive his/her kit by then, please do send us an email via the address: racesecretariat@gmail.com. We promise that we will act on all your race kit delivery concerns in a convenient time prior to event day.

Thank you for your support of the NatGeo Earth Day Run 2011 race and we look forward to celebrating Earth Day with you on April 10.

Keep on running,

NatGeo Earth Day Run Secretariat

The RUNNR Academy

Two Wednesdays ago, on March 23, I was invited to attend the launch of the RUNNR Academy. This, it seems, is RUNNR Store’s way of giving back to the running community as they were awarded “Store of the Year”  at the 2010 Ayala Mall’s Merchants Awards event.

The RUNNR Academy is an upcoming series of lectures in running for both beginner and advanced runners. The lectures will also be complemented by group runs wherein participants can learn to apply the things they learned from the lectures.

During the launch, attendees got the privilege of hearing talks from The Bull Runner – Ms. Jaymie Pizarro and RUNNR owner and then Birthday Boy, Mr. Toby Claudio.

See here the topic outline of the succeeding lectures:

    TOPIC SPEAKER
    Natural Running Edsel Vengco
    Common Running Injuries Dr. Gar Eufemio
    Conditioning for running Prof. Jim Saret
    Nutrition for runners Edward Kho
    Strength and Conditioning Edsel Vengco
    Running Form and Techniques Arland Macasieb
    Chi Running Lit Onrubia
    Myths and Facts about Running Andy Leuterio
    Gearing Up TBA

PRESS RELEASE:

RUNNR Academy to share running tips and benefits

An upcoming weekly series of lectures on running will fire up the interests of both beginners and advanced runners as they will get to know innovative health and training tips, strength and conditioning techniques, and other important strategies that will take them further into their sport.

The RUNNR Academy, sponsored by the innovative and highly defined sports store RUNNR in partnership with Run BGC (Bonifacio Global City) and Newton Running, will be launched on March 23, 2011 at 7:00 pm.

The evening lectures will be conducted by well-known runners and coaches like Jaymie Pizarro, Jim Saret, Andy Leuterio, Lit Ornubia, Edsel Vengco, Edward Kho, and others experts.

Some of the topics they will be discussed include the application of the correct method of running; the importance of having a strong physical framework; techniques to acclimatize, avoid dehydration and run with the sun; determining the ideal weight, right nutrition, heart rate, and other health concerns.

The lectures will be held subsequently every Wednesdays, 7:00 p.m. until May 25, 2011. Lecture is free for all. Lectures will be followed by Group Runs at 8:00 p.m. Lecture Participants will be divided into two groups of Basic and Advanced runners, each limited to 30 individuals and to be led by two couches along a predetermined route inside the Bonifacio Global City. Group stretching and other drills will ensure that the participants will get the most benefits out of each session. If a runner misses the group runs for 2 consecutive Wednesdays, his/her slot will be opened to new interested runners.

RUNNR founder Toby P. Claudio explained that the RUNNR Academy intends to not just encourage interest in the sport but also share in-depth knowledge that can maximize one’s health and enjoyment.

“The RUNNR Academy showcases our commitment to propagate the sport and all its many benefits to everyone,” he said. “Running is taking off literally, both as a sport and as a hobby. It’s about time that people realize and learn the many aspects about running, because these can impact on one’s endurance, physical safety, cardiovascular health and other areas.”

The RUNNR Academy running clinics is on a first come, first served basis. There will be no pre-registration. Interested runners must register on the spot during the clinics. For more information visit RUNNR at building B3 of Bonifacio High Street in Taguig City, call tel. no. 403-1787, search RUNNR on Facebook or log on to www.runnr.com.ph

Globe Run For Home Race Results Available NOW!

Hello folks! The Globe Run For Home 2011 race results are now available for viewing. Click on the link HERE to go to the race results page.

All details are based on the data gathered from the UHF RFID D-Tag by ChronoTrack Systems.

Finish Time: is time from the gun start to the time you crossed the finish line. Results for this is used as basis for determining the Top 3 finishers.

Chip Time: is when you cross the start line to the finish line. This is most helpful for you to know your personal record (PR).

Note: For your race results concerns, please email feedback@runrio.com

Bday Month Treat #4: 3 For 3!

Hello folks! As my birthday month winds down to its last days, I present to you my fourth and final birthday treat which I have taken to calling “3 For 3”. Why the name? Because in this promo, there will be THREE winners who will each receive FREE race kits for three Runrio races:

    1. The PCPF Run with Doctors – May 1 (Race Category choices for free kit: 3km, 5km or 10km)
    2. The CCF Run – May 7 (Race Category choices for free kit: 3km, 5km or 10km)
    3. The Goldilocks 45th Anniversary Run (Runrio Series Manila Leg 1) – May 15 (Race category choices for free kit: 5km or 10km)

So what does one needs to do to win? EASY!

1. Post a comment in this blog post with the answer to the question: “How should runners celebrate their birthdays?”
Sample answers: “Celebrate with a carbo-loading party!” or “Celebrate it as a non-runner would and forget all about running for the meantime!”

2. Keep your answer as short as possible (no need to tell a story!). The top three creative answers will win the prize! 

3. Please remember that each commenter can only submit ONE entry and thus can only win ONCE. All succeeding entries will have to be disqualified.

4. All entries will only be accepted until 12MN of Wednesday, March 30.

5. The three winning entries will be chosen by THREE Runrio representatives and will be announced on the night of Thursday, March 31.

But wait here is an added treat!

Take a guess on the exact date of my birthday and post it as a part of your entry (enclosed in parentheses). 😉 All those who will get to guess the correct date will be included in a raffle (via randomizer.org) to determine another winner to receive three sets of race kits.

For this additional treat, even those who were chosen to win the first promo can have another chance of winning provided they will be able to guess my birthdate correctly. TIP: Be resourceful. If you seek you will find. 😉

Oh, isn’t birthdays supposed to be fun? And what fun do I get being able to give even as I also receive! Thank you, thank you folks for all your birthday greetings and wishes. I look forward to spending another chapter of my life as it is said to begin at 40!

Save the Date: Air21 Run

Save the date!


More details available soon!

The RUNNR ACADEMY

Hello folks! The good people of RUNNR, which incidentally was just recently awarded as “STORE OF THE YEAR” in the last Ayala Malls Mechant Awards (Congratulations, RUNNR!), brings to the running community the RUNNR ACADEMY – basically a running clinic with a weekly activity that will offer lectures and group runs.

Set to be launched tonight, March 23 at the RUNNR flagship store at Bonifacio High Street, the objective of this academy is to educate runners and help them sustain their passion in the sport. Running clinic attendees, which will be accepted on a first come, first-served basis will be grouped into two groups: basic and advanced. Each group has 30 runners each, led by 2 coaches. The running clinic is planned to be offered during the summer season.
 
According to the invite I received, “well-known runners and coaches such as Jaymie Pizarro, Jim Saret, Andy Leuterio, Lit Ornubia, Edsel Vengco, Edward Kho, and other running experts  to be on hand to discuss interesting topics on running, fitness, health tips and more. Topics include the application of the correct method of running; the importance of having a strong physical framework; techniques to acclimatize, avoid dehydration and run with the sun; determining the ideal weight, right nutrition, heart rate, and other health concerns.”

This for sure is a welcome treat for runners! See you later folks! 🙂

PCPF RUN WITH DOCTORS

Hello folks! This year, Runrio grouped and branded its races into separate interests. In addition to the Runrio Trilogy, there are three new sets of events under the Runrio umbrella – (1) Runrio Series Manila (with 3 legs), Runrio Series Regional and Runrio Love Series.

The Runrio Love/Running for Love Series is one that strikes me the most as these are the “unbranded” (read: no big consumer brand owning it) BENEFIT races. Benefit races because each aims to raise funds and/or awareness for a certain group or charity.

One of the races under the Running for Love Series is the PCPF Run with Doctors which will be held at the SM Mall of Asia grounds. As you read on the details of this event, we hope that you will Run for Love together with Runrio by supporting it’s Runrio Running for Love Series of races. 😉

PCPF RUN WITH DOCTORS
May 1, 2011
SM Mall of Asia
3km/5km/10km

1. REGISTRATION PERIOD:

Online registration period is from March 24, 2011 to April 25, 2011 only.
Delivery of race kits will start on March 29, 2011.

In-store registration period is from March 24, 2011 to April 25, 2011 only.

2. REGISTRATION VENUES:

On-Line Registration: CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ONLINE

In-Store Registration:

Regular In-store registration period is from March 24, 2011 to April 17, 2011 only at the following venues:

  • RUNNR Store – 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)
  • The Athletes Foot Alabang Town Center, Muntinlupa City
  • 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)
  • PCP Office – Unit 2201-2203 22nd Floor, One San Miguel Ave. Bldg., San Miguel Ave. cor Shaw Blvd., Ortigas Center, Pasig City – Tel #9102250

Late registration period is from April 18 to 25, 2011 at the following venues:

  • 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)

3. REGISTRATION FEES AND RACE FEATURES:

4. ASSEMBLY AND GUN START TIMES:

5. IMPORTANT REMINDERS:
    • Registration may end earlier than announced deadline therefore; race kits may run out before April 25, 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 size availability will be on a first come first served basis.
    • A disposable timing device will be used by all participants during the race.
    • Finisher’s kits will be given upon finishing the race.
    • For questions and inquiries please contact (call only) any of the following Runrio hotline numbers from Monday to Friday (9:00am – 6:00pm):

     

    Globe 0915-7827126
    Globe 0927-3990043
    Landline 02-7031736
    PCPF Office 02-9102250

6. ROUTE MAPS: