TIME is Running – AGAIN!

This race’s first edition in 2009 set the yard stick for succeeding RunRio races. As it comes back for a second outing, make this your first great race for 2012! 🙂


Who’s Running at the adobo Run After Dark 2011?

“Seemingly the stars will align on October 29 at the adobo Run After Dark  at Aseana City (near Mall of Asia). Big names from the entertainment industry, business sector, and the running scene are all taking part in the 2nd edition of the novel night run, which promises to have a lot of spectacles. Major corporations such as Meralco, McDonald’s, St. Luke’s Medical Center, Pocari Sweat, Manila Beer, Toby’s, Runnr, R.O.X., Video Sonic, Studio 58 Lab 10, Soleus, MyPhone, print media giants The Philippine Star, The Manila Bulletin, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Business Mirror, Business World, Inquirer.net, sports magazines thebullrunner, Multisport, Frontrunner, sports cable channel Balls TV, and top FM station Mellow 94.7 have banded together for this distinctive footrace event in support of its main beneficiary Isang Litrong Liwanag project headed by notable social entrepreneur Illac Diaz. Asia Brewery big boss Bong Tan himself has confirmed his participation in the race.

For the post-race activities, Ebe Dancel, noted former vocalist of Sugarfree, will be jamming with the race participants who are in for some wholesome rock party. Also provide rocking beats at the race are top band Stonefree and rising indie band Blue Boy Bites. Other standout bands from the music scene will sustain the live performances at the adobo Run.

Ebe Dancel


Blue Boy Bites

On the serious side of running, top Filipina marathoners Mercedita Manipol and Joan Banayag are all set to claim the spotlight in the 5k and 15k categories, respectively. This will be the first time Manipol and Banayag will compete in a night run. Providing, however, top-class competition to our home-grown running heroines are the formidable slew of Kenyan runners.

Mercedita Manipol

Joan Banayag

Possibly going to elicit shrieks and provide celebrity appeal to the event are the sure participation of GMA Artist Center’s rising jewel Gwen Zamora. Gwen will don her erstwhile Cinderella costume of the telefantasya fame Grazilda as she joins the 3k category. Illac Diaz himself will be in a general’s costume as he runs with a whole platoon of real-life soldiers in the 5k category. Noted sports host and personality Rovilson Fernandez and ace comedian Bearwin Meily  would prefer to keep their costumes under wraps even as they set their sights in setting their respective personal bests in the virtually flat course of the 15k category. Several more celebrities are reportedly going to make surprise participation in their chosen race categories in the adobo Run, undoubtedly the biggest night race of the year.

And to further provide excitement to male participants, the Playboy Playmates will be donning their titilating bunny outfits as they strut it out throughout the 3k course.

Playboy Playmates (here with Priscilla Mereilles)

Registration for the adobo Run After Dark is extended until October 28, Friday. Visit now R.O.X. in Bonifacio High Street, Toby’s EDSA Shangri-La Mall, and Runnr Trinoma  to catch the remaining race slots. Satellite registration outlets are the adobo Magazine office at Unit C2-A Bldg., Karrivin Plaza, 2316 Chino Roces (Pasong Tamo ext) and Crush Communications office at the Ground Flr of Jupiter 1 Bldg, 56 Jupiter St., Bel-air, Makati. On-line registration facility is also an alternative via http://www.adoborun.runningmate.ph. On-site registration will also be available on race day Saturday, October 29 at the Aseana City Business Center lobby (just beside McDonald’s in Macapagal Blvd cor Bradco Ave) from 10am till 6pm.

For more information visit http://www.adobomagazine.com/adoborun or text/call 0905-3861076.”

The Run United 3 21km and 32km FINAL & APPROVED Finisher Shirt Designs

Hello folks! Finally, the approved design for the RunRio Trilogy Leg 3: RunUnited 3 21km and 32km Finisher’s Shirts! 😉 I know you want it! 😉





A Chase to Greatness at the Corregidor International Half-Marathon 2011

Last year, runners went to and participated at the Corregidor International Half-Marathon to “SETTLE A SCORE”. This year, runners are being invited to participate, to chase and establish their “greatness”. Corregidor International Half-Marathon 2011 is the second edition of what maybe the toughest out-of-town road race in the Philippines.

Registration officially opened today, October 16 and here are the important details to the said race event happening of December 10, 2011. Read on! 🙂

December 10, 2011
Corregidor Island


A. Regular Registration: October 16 to November 20, 2011
Registration Site: ONLINE at http://www.corregidor21.runningmate.ph
Registration Fee: P2,500

B. Late Registration: November 21 to December 4, 2011
Registration Site: ROX at Bonifacio High Street, BGC (Daily from 1pm to 8pm)
Registration Fee: P3,000


• Roundtrip ferry to and from Corregidor
• Full lunch buffet on race day
• Race bib w/ RFID timing chip
• 2011 CIHM Race singlet

• 2011 CIHM Race sling bag

• 2011 CIHM Finisher’s Medallion (or a 10k Achiever Medal)

• R.O.X. Runners’ Briefing (Dec 3 and 4)
• 2011 CIHM Champions Party featuring a top band back-to-back with a rave party (Dec 10, Saturday night)
• 2011 CIHM Finisher’s Certificate


• 2011 CIHM Carbo-Loading Dinner (Friday, Dec. 9 at Corregidor Is.) – P250.00
• Limited Edition 2011 CIHM Jacket – P750.00

• iTaB on the Finisher’s Medal, name and finish time engraved – P150.00


• Runners’ Briefing: December 3 & 4, 2011 at ROX, Bonifacio High St. (from 5:00PM to 8:00PM)
• Carbo-Loading Dinner and Bonfire: December 9, 2011 at Corregidor Island Parade Grounds (from 6:00Pm to 9:00PM)
• Corregidor International Half-Marathon 2011: December 10 at Corregidor Island (from 8:00AM to 12:00NN)
• Champions’ Party: December 10, 2011 at Corregidor Island (from7:00PM Onwards)


1) After completing registration for the race, immediately contact Sun Cruises at 8346857/8346858/5275555 loc 4511 or 4512 to book for your ferry trip schedules.

2) Indicate the desired trip schedule:
From Manila to Corregidor
a) Overnight – departure on Dec 9 @ 11:00am
b) Day trip – departure on Dec 10 @ 5:00am
Return from Corregidor to Manila
a) departure on Dec 10 @ 2:30pm and 5:30pm
b) departure on Dec 11 @ 2:30pm

3) If applicable, make accommodations reservation with Sun Cruises (only registered participants will be given reservations; 1 room per participant only). Pay the appropriate accommodations booking amount through the payment mode advised by Sun Cruises.

4) On Dec 3 & 4 (as advised through email and text by the organizers) at R.O.X., attend the Runners’ Briefing, pick-up the race pack, and claim the Boarding Pass and/or Accommodations Booking ticket from Sun Cruises. Ensure to bring the printout of your CIHM Race Registration Confirmation. Anyone may pick up your kit at R.O.X. during the R.O.X Runners’ Briefing from 3pm to 8pm. They may be asked for identification and your signed authorization note.

CIHM 2011 Concept Brief (Get to know more about the CIHM Race)
CIHM 2011 Registration Form (for Manual Registration)
CIHM 2011 Waiver (required for submission by runners)
CIHM 2011 FAQs (All your possible questions answered here!)
CIHM 2011 Philippine VISA Information for Foreign Participants (A MUST READ FOR FOREIGN PARTICIPANTS!)
8-Week Training Program – BEGINNERS 21km
8-Week Training Program – INTERMEDIATE 21km
8-Week Training Program – ADVANCED 21km

The Nike We Run Manila 10k Race Pack Collection UPDATES

Today marks the first day of the Nike We Run Manila 10k Race Pack Collection at the Bonifacio High Street – area in front of Nike Park. Nike and RunRio, I can tell you off-hand, really prepared hard for this as if this is a race event on its own. 

The claiming counters were numbered accordingly from 1 to 11 and another two (2) booths were dedicated for Customer Services and a separate booth for the VIPs making available a total of 14 booths to serve runners its various race collection needs/concerns. 

But then again since this is Nike, there were a surge of registered runners who went to claim their race packs. Would you believe that the queue even went as far as the side of the Nike Park store? It did! And I even saw runners who went there to claim 5 packs up to even 20 packs! Since I went there to see how they are doing (it was office breaktime!) I ended suiting-up and helping my beloved RunRio friends. 

long queue for race pack claiming

Coach Rio always hands-on in "everything RunRio" 🙂

And so now it can be told — Yes, I was that woman who was shouting her lungs out confirming to all runners who are in queue if they have incomplete collection requirements, have other concerns or are VIP registrants. 😛

If you are yet to go to BHS to claim your Nike We Run Manila 10k Race Pack, here are some friendly tips that will come in handy:

1. If you are a VIP registrant i.e., you registered via the VIP registration site or you registered for free (complimentary or you won via the Mash Dash promo of Nike) you will need to advise the ushers since you will need not line up together with the regular claimants. You will be directed straight to the VIP counter. 

Happy VIPs with Dada (Rio's female version, err-- Sister)

2. Do not forget to bring your CONFIRMATION SLIP and your valid ID. If you lost it, you will need to queue for the Customer Service counter. Please do advise the usher about this.

3. If you are claiming someone else’s pack, please make sure you have the following:

  • Letter of Authorization (any form of authorization is acceptable so long as it is signed by the race pack owner)
  • Confirmation Slip of the Race Pack Owner
  • A copy of his/her valid ID (a photocopy is acceptable)
If you do not have one of these, you will need to queue for the Customer Service counter.

4. If you need to have your shirt size changed, queue will have to be for the Customer Service also.

5. No problems and will just need a fuzz-free claiming? Your queue will have to be for the regular counters from 1 to 11.

Claiming of Hubby's Race Pack - CHECK!

Hopefully, these tips will be useful for everyone. Oh and before I forget, the race pack collection area also has the following features:
  • Runner’s Lounge wherein you can loaf around, sit and linger for a moment to chat with friends, listen to music, etc.
  • Retail Area – where you can purchase Nike items
  • Nike Foot Analysis – shoe experts will be available to help you analyze your foot type
  • Nike Photo Wall – where you can take souvenir photos – even with Coach Rio! 😉
  • Nike+ Membership Lane – sign-up and be given a Nike+ wrist tag which you can wear during race day and enjoy the ff. perks:
    • Priority entry to race start pen
    • Priority queues at Baggage and Massage area
    • Entry to Nike+ Members Lounge at Race Village on race day with breakfast spread provided
Note: Nike+ Membership is for a limited number of slots only. If you are already a Nike+ Member, you will just need to login with your membership so that they can process it and give you a wrist tag.

So there, hopefully we’ll see you all there until the 13th! More importantly, let the countdown begin for the NIKE WE RUN MANILA 10K on Saturday, October 15!

*NOTE: When I came back after office last night, two additional lanes where added to be able to accomodate more registrants at a time. 🙂

Men’s Health Urbanathlon & Festival 2011

November 13, 2011
Bonifacio Global City

I. REGISTRATION PERIOD: September 16 to October 16, 2011




  • Race bib with stubs for food, drink and finishers medal
  • 2011 Urbanathlon race shirt
  • Three-month subscription to Men’s Health (or Women’s Health)



    • Hurdles

    • Monkey Bars

    • Scaffolding Maze

    • Low Crawl

    • Wall

    • Network (Tentative)



    • Finishers certificate
    • Finishers medal
    • 2011 Urbanathlon ID lanyard

  • Drinks from Gatorade
  • Post-race snack from Century Tuna
  • GCs and other freebies from sponsors and partners

adobo Run After Dark 2011 UPDATES

Here are various updates for this year’s edition of the ADOBO RUN AFTER DARK 2011, including downloadables. To view basic race details, you can check my previous post HERE.




Download Race Information & Rules
Download FAQs

See you all on October 29! 😉