RUN BGC Race Results Available Now


Hello Folks! RunRio has released the OFFICIAL Race Results for the recently concluded RUN BGC race. Congratulations to everyone who participated and finished this race!

Here are the OVER-ALL RACE RESULTS PER CATEGORY released by RunRio, Inc.:

Over-All Results for 3km Run Only Category
Over-All Results for 3km with Flag Football Category
Over-All Results for 5km Run Only Category
Over-All Results for 5km with Flag Football Category
Over-All Results for 10km Category

As advised by the RunRio Timing Team:

“All details were 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).

The race was organized by RunRio, Inc.. For any concerns regarding the race results, please email”

GO RUN by Skechers

Skechers has again added a new type of shoe in its Fitness/Performance footwear line. This time, the Skechers GO RUN caters to those who are on the lookout for minimalist/barefoot type of shoes.  I have yet to get my hands (or feet!) in this new Skechers shoe but if I am to base my impression from what I have seen last Sunday, this one looks to be as promising as the SRR ProSpeed, another one of Skechers Performance footwear. What I think is best for the GO RUN is that although it is supposed to be a racing minimalist/barefoot shoes, it still has the signature Skechers footwear’s midfoot strike technology. Oh, and didn’t I mention that it comes in very attractive, candy-colored combination? See for yourself here and be as excited as I am!

 Nice ‘no? 😉 The Skechers GO RUN is set to be officially launched here in the Philippines by early 2012 (next year) but if you were at the RUN BGC race event yesterday, you may have been one of those who were luckily able to “test run” a pair as the good people at the Skechers booth yesterday were generous enough to bring samples for trialing. 

Meanwhile, you may want to read the official Media Release document for the GO RUN and American Elite Runner, 2011 ING NYC Marathon winner and record-holder Meb Keflezhigi’s participation in the creation of this running footwear by downloading this document HERE.

As for me, I think I will have to set aside some cash since while preparing this post, my two daughters already expressed their interest of having this Skechers GO RUN. 😉 Oh and btw, didn’t i tell you that this shoe will retail at Php 3,995 for the Women’s edition and Php 4,095 for the Men’s edition? Seems friendly for my pocket ha! 😀

More on the Skechers GO RUN when it gets officially available. Cheers!

2012 Timex Run – Time is Running

And finally, it is back! Everyone who have been running RunRio races since about three, four years ago, will know that the first edition of the Timex Run race in 2009 was practically the race that started it all! I can still vividly remember how everyone was in awe with that small LED screen which showed the animated version of the route. No this was not the one with the cartoon Rio running along the route map, this one was more of the snake-like bar moving along the course! Everything then seem to be simpler compared to now, but it is in this race wherein Rio slowly but surely included exciting race features that were not found on other races in Manila. And yes, it included that animated race route presentation prior to gunstart.

This race, which also served as the prelude to the very first every RunRio Trilogy, of course featured top-rated actor, Timex Ambassador/Image Model and aspiring triathlete – Piolo Pascual. After this race, the word “sub-Piolo” have been a running-community by-word for a 10km run PR (Piolo did run in the 1okm race category then).

Now that it is finally back, for sure, many will be anticipating if there will be a new sub-Piolo record in the offing or if there will be other surprises along the way. For sure, Piolo will not be doing th 10km anymore (He did complete 21km race already!). So it seems just so natural when Coach Rio told me that he will be doing the 16km race category for this event. One thing I failed to confirm though was if whether they will be running together again. But that one’s almost always a given, right? Well, enough of these blah, here now folks are the initial details for this event, RunRio’s second race offering for 2012!

January 22, 2012
Bonifacio Global City


Online Registration: November 28, 2011 to January 4, 2012 at

Regular In-Store Registration: December 5, 2011 to January 4, 2012 (12:00nn – 8:00pm)
Late In-Store Registration: January 5 to January 15, 2011 (12:00nn – 8:00pm) 



In-Store Regular Registration Period Venue:


  • BGC – 9th Ave corner 28th Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
  • KATIPUNAN – 3rd Floor, Regis Center, Katipunan (infront of Ateneo De Manila Univ, beside KFC)

2. TIMEX Outlets:

  • Timex Shop, Trinoma
  • Watch Republic, Robinsons Galleria

In-Store LATE Registration Period Venue:


  • BGC – 9th Ave corner 28th Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
  • KATIPUNAN – 3rd Floor, Regis Center, Katipunan (infront of Ateneo De Manila Univ, beside KFC)




  • Race kits may run out before January 15, 2012 therefore, registration may end before the announced deadline.
  • 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 timing device will be used by all participants during the race.
  • Race results will be available after two (2) days in the following websites:


You can get in touch with RunRio in any of these communication channels:

In-Store Registration:
Globe – 0916 5709220
Smart – 0929 7178164
Landline – (632) 703-1736

Race Registration:

Timing and Race Results:

Pre-Race Kits:

Other concerns and Feedback:

And the CIHM2 Race Kit Winners Are…

…here in this post! But before I finally reveal their names and their winning tagline, I want to thank everyone here who gave this contest a shot. I admit it is not so easy to think of a tagline but I never realized it will be more difficult to choose among all the entries! But then again, two people has to win it.

So, from all the entries, I chose one which made me LAUGH – as in until now! – and one which struck me as simple yet aligned with the image I posted. 🙂 To convince myself if they are really my final choice, I tried creating a poster out of the image with the tagline entries of my choice. And yes, they really are. So here, let me show you folks, my top choices…

entry by: Joseph Sibal

Congratulations Joseph Sibal and THANK YOU! You gave me an idea what to give Race Director EDWARD KHO for Christmas! Now, to decide which brand of lotion to buy is my next problem… hahaha! (peace Edward! 😉 )

entry by Aileen Manat

Congratulations Aileen! Yes, the photo was set by the Corregidor ruins and umm, yes I agree too, Edward is kinda BOLD here in this shot! Mwaah, peace again Edward! 😛 

Joseph and Aileen, please do expect an email from me which will contain information on how you can claim your prize. 

Meanwhile, to the rest of you who took the challenge but were not as lucky as these two were, I give you my BIG THANKS! Check back for my next blog contest which will be posted soon!

Finally, do not forget that the Corregidor International Half-Marathon 2011’s in-store registration is still on-going with its registration fee maintained at the regular PHP2,500 price. For more details, do check out my blog about this event HERE. The CIHM 2011 is set to be held on Saturday, December 10 at the Corregidor Islands! 


Go Natural Run 2012

January 15, 2012
Bonifacio Global City


In-Store Registration: November 28 to January 8, 2011 (12:00nn – 8:00pm)


Online Registration: November 21, 2011 to January 8, 2012 at

In-Store Registration: November 28, 2011 to January 8, 2012 (12:00 nn – 8:00 pm)


• 9th Ave corner 28th Street, Bonifacio Global City, 1634

2. Tobys/RUNNR:

  • Level 1 Shangri-La Plaza Mall, Edsa cor. Shaw Blv., Ortigas Center
  • G/F Entertainment Mall, SM Mall of Asia, Pasay City

3. Planet Sports:

  • 2/F Trinoma Mall, North Ave., cor. Pagasa, Quezon City
  • 2F Glorietta 3, Makati City

4. The Athelete’s Foot:

  • 3/F Robinson’s Galleria, EDSA Cor. Ortigas Ave., Quezon City
  • 2/F Twin Cinema Arcade, Alabang Town Center, Alabang



•First 1,000 registered runners will receive baller ID (applicable to both ONLINE and IN-STORE registration).
•Register 4 and get 1 race kit for free for any category (applicable to IN-STORE registration only).
•Donation of P150.00  (on top of the registration fee) to advocacy on support for early child diabetes education gets a freebie T-Shirt. Runners will get their free shirt on the event day.



1. Race kits may run out before January 8, 2012 therefore registration may end earlier than announced deadline.
2. A Valid ID must be presented upon registration. For group registration, a photocopy of any valid ID must be presented by the representative.
3. Singlet size availability will be on a first come, first served basis.
4. A timing device will be used by all participants during the race.
5. 7. Race results will be available after two (2) days at
8. For question and inquiries, please contact (call only) any of the following Runrio hotline numbers from Monday to Friday (10:00am – 6:00pm):
Globe – 0916 5709220
Smart – 0929 7178164
Landline – (632) 703-1736

Or you may email your concerns to the following

For Race Registration Concerns:

For Timing and Race Results:

For Pre-Race Kits Concerns:

For Other concerns and Feedback:

QC International Marathon 2011 (QCIM 2011)

The QCIM, now on it’s third edition, is the only race that will have runners run a portion of the Commonwealth Avenue and the La Mesa Ecopark. If you are in the lookout for a metro race this December, this race might just be the one for you! Happening on Sunday, December 4, registration for this race is still on-going. Please refer to the poster below for race details. 🙂

RUN BGC Route and Event Area Maps

Getting ready for this unique race on Sunday? Here are the finalized event area and race category route maps for the RUN BGC 2011 race happening on Sunday, November 27 at the Bonifacio Global City.

And so as you will not forget, here are the official gun start times for each race category:

Meanwhile, if you haven’t registered yet but decided to try running with the flag football challenge on the side, you can still register as registration was extended until November 25 and an on-site registration is available on race day Sunday, November 27.

Happy a great running with flag football experience! 🙂