RUN UNITED 1 2012 – UPDATED

RUN UNITED 1 2012
March 4, 2012
500m/3km/5km/10km/21km
SM Mall of Asia and Bonifacio Global City
http://www.runrio.com

BENEFICIARY: Gawad Kalusugan (the health program of Gawad Kalinga) and Hero Foundation

EVENT DETAILS:

500m/3km/5km/10km Race Categories Start and Finishline is at SM Mall of Asia

21km Starting line is at Bonifacio Global City and Finishline is at SM Mall of Asia

Online Registration: January 30, 2012 to Feb. 19, 2012.
Click here for the Online Registration LINK
All online registrants will receive their race kits via COURIER DELIVERY.

In-Store/On-Site Registration: January 30, 2012 to Feb. 26, 2012.

– Riovana Store BGC
28th St. cor. 9th Ave., Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
Mon-Thurs : 11am to 9pm; Fri-Sun : 10am to 10pm

– Riovana Store Katipunan
3rd floor Regis Bldg. Katipunan, Quezon City. Across Ateneo and Beside KFC.
Mon-Sun : 10am to 8pm

– Toby’s
SM Mall of Asia
Mon-Sun, 12nn to 8pm

– The Athlete’s Foot
Robinsons Galleria
Mon-Sun, 12nn to 8pm

REGISTRATION FEES:

SINGLET – KIDS:

SINGLET – ADULTS:

PRE-RACE GIVE-AWAY (Upon Registration): Race Belt

21KM FINISHER’S SHIRT:

*sample design will be available soon*

21KM FINISHER’S MEDAL:

This year’s RunRio Trilogy/Run United Series of races has a unique 21km and 21km Finisher’s Medal. Each race leg’s medal forms a third of a bigger medal which will be completed only if one completes the 21km/21km/32km of the three legs. Look at the picture below to see what I mean!

start collecting your medal puzzle pieces by registering for and conquering the three legs' longest race distances!

ASSEMBLY AND GUN START TIMES:

SHUTTLE SERVICE:

RunRio/Unilab Active Health will be providing a SHUTTLE SERVICE for 21km participants. The service will have the SM Mall of Asia as its pick-up point and will bring the 21km runners to the 21km starting line at the BGC.

Why SM Mall of Asia as pick-up point? The race owners and organizers considers those 21km runners who may have other members of the family who will be running a shorter distance so SM Mall of Asia is a more feasible originating point. Besides, there are more available parking areas there than in BGC.

More details and mechanics for the Shuttle Service will be posted once available.

BAGGAGE AREA/SERVICE:

Baggage Services will be available at the BGC race area in the form of ROVING BAGGAGE SERVICE VANS which will be on standby prior to race start and will move to the SM Mall of Asia to bring these checked-in baggages to the designated Baggage Claim Areas.

ROUTE MAPS:

PRIZES:

IMPORTANT REMINDERS

  • Race kits may run out before February 26, 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.

CONTACT DETAILS:
Race results will be available after two (2) days in www.runrio.com

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

Race Registration:
runrio.racereg@gmail.com

Timing and Race Results:
feedback@runrio.com

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Discovery Channel’s VERTICAL RUN 10k Free Race Kit Winners

Hello folks! Again, thank you for participating in my blog’s promo for the free Vertical Run 10k race kits from Discovery Channel. The draw via randomizer.org yielded the following numbers:

As I have sequentially assigned numbers 1 to 58 from the very first to post a comment (lotz) to the last (liwgin), Congratulations are in order for:

14 – jayson escanillan
16 – jay
20 – del
22 – rodie mark p. apostol
26 – addison s
39 – benjamin
40 – aaron
41 – jerry peralta
42 – ed
47 – jep pajarito

You each one a free race kit, of any category of your choice, for the Discovery Channel Vertical Run 10k race. 🙂 Please wait for my email for the instructions on how to claim your prize.

Meanwhile, those who were not as lucky as these 10, thank you for trying your luck out! I will be having a number of free race kit promos again, and by that time you may be lucky enough to win one! 🙂

Lastly, those who are interested to join this race, you can check out the details HERE.

Cheers! 🙂

Discovery Channel’s VERTICAL RUN 10k and FREE 10 Race Kits Promo

Discovery Channel, for the second year, brings to us this different running challenge – the VERTICAL RUN 10K race eventon February 12. If you are one of the many who would like to be able to try something different with regards to running races, this event is definitely for you! The 10k race category of this event will have runners run a route for about 9.5 km, go up and down 21 floors of the Stamford Executive Residences building (19 floors plus parking levels), and then complete the 10km with a 500m run to the finish. If this isn’t a great challenge, I do not know what else is! 🙂

Read on for the details below to know the extent of challenge that will be in-store for participants.

And SURPRISE! Discovery Channel has given me TEN (yes, 10!) RACE KITS that I can raffle off for 10 lucky readers of this blog. Read the blog promo mechanics below. 🙂


Discovery Channel Vertical 10K Run
February 12, 2012
Stamford Executive Residences for Vertical 10K,
Venice Piazza Mall, McKinley Hill, Taguig City
3km/5km/Vertical 10km
http://www.verticalrun.com.ph

Registration period: Dec 21, 2011 to Feb 5, 2012
Registration sites: RUNNR, ROX, selected Aquabest branches,
Online Registration site: http://www.verticalrun.com.ph

Registration Fees:
3km – P500
5km – P650
Vertical 10K – P1000
* There is an on-going Register 1+1 promo so everyone is encouraged to register in pairs to be able to avail of this promo.

Beneficiary: Earth Hour 2012

Finishers will have Finisher’s Shirts:

Top winner will represent the country in the vertical marathon at the Swiss Hotel the Stamford Singapore on November 2012.

Prizes:

ROUTE MAPS:

FREE RACE KIT CONTEST MECHANICS:

1. Ten (10) Discovery Channel Vertical Run race kits are to be raffled-off in this blog (with one person winning one race kit).
2. To gain a raffle entry, one must post an answer to this question: “What personal activities/practices do you have that you believe contributes to the world being awesome?
3. Answers must be posted as a comment to this blog.
4. One person, one comment/answer only. Those who will post more than one answer will be disqualified. 
5. Comments/posts which do not answer the posted question will be deleted and will not be entitled to a raffle entry.
6. Answers can be posted from today, January 27 until Sunday, January 29 at 8PM.
7. Winners will be determined via a raffle using randomizer.org.
8. Winners will be announced by Monday, January 30 and will also be notified via email (so please do indicate your email address in your comment) on how they will be able to claim their prize.
9. Race kit that will be received as a prize is transferable but cannot be exchanged for cash nor is it for sale.

CW-X Performance Clothing

I have always said I so like my CW-X gears such as my compression tights and sports bra, proof to that is my former POST about the said product. I recently received through my email a press release about CW-X from RUNNR Store and thought it will be nice to be able to share it with you all especially if you are on the lookout for such. Read on! 🙂

SECOND SKIN. More than being like the second skin, CW-X performance clothing helps improve energy efficiency and provides maximum injury prevention.

TAKE THAT EDGE TO YOUR GAME WITH CW-X PERFORMANCE WEAR

THERE are huge misconceptions about the most important gear in various sports.Shoes for running and football, bicycles for cycling—the list goes on. These really are important tools for the competitive athlete and even the ordinary fitness enthusiast.

But just as important, if not more, is clothing–which is actually the thing closest to the body.

These days, it’s not just about quick-drying, ultra light clothing material anymore—just think why the lightning-quick runners from the islands choose to don the tights, and why those cage superstars from the sunshine state and soccer’s samba kings wear performance tops, shorts and socks underneath those so-called dry and light high-tech kits.

RUNNR has made accessible to local athletes and fitness enthusiasts the world’s best running gear, including the revolutionary shoe-fitting service Footworx and now world-class compression performance wear CW-X.

Performance clothing helps improve energy efficiency and provides maximum injury prevention on top of other scientific innovations that improve the chances of achieving higher goals and posting better results for athletes in different sports.

For runners, compression wear is essential in having a more comfortable run and faster muscle recovery, which lead to quicker times, among other benefits.

Japan’s Wacoal Corp. has spent half a century creating clothing born of a deep understanding of the body. Combining its scientific knowledge of the human anatomy with its experience in complex fabrications and apparel design, the company entered the performance sports apparel market in Japan in 1991 with CW-X® Performance Conditioning Wear.

Now much has improved in performance garments and Wacoal leads the industry with patented technology such as the CW-X® Conditioning Web.

Each CW-X performance gear—from tops to lower-body compression wea—provides targeted support for specific muscles and joints. It also boosts blood circulation, minimizing lactic acid buildup and muscle soreness during and after activity.

Faster muscle recovery means less idle time and more productive minutes or hours in the field, which could spell the difference between winning and losing.

CW-X Versatx Performance Tops promote a proper posture and better shoulder and arm movement by supporting the trapezius muscles and scapular bones.

The various lower-body compression wear such as the Pro Tights/Shorts, Expert Tights/Shorts, Performx Tights, Versatx Tights, Stabilyx Tights and Ventilator Tights provide different support systems for specific needs, such as suspension system for quads and support to the hip flexor and glutes to reduce shock and help increase power by promoting better alignment.

A world leader in intimate apparel, Wacoal also focuses on delivering extra care and support for women, with CW-X tops and bras that not only control motion but also enhance fit and comfort for the freedom to enjoy different levels of activity.

Besides ensuring better muscle alignment and movement, CW-X compression wear feature titanium oxide fiber ultraviolet protection, flat seam construction that eliminates abrasion and enhances fit because of less bulky seams, reflective markings that add visibility for night activities, all while state-of-the art materials keep the body cool and dry.

The company recently launched the CW-X® brand in the US market through the newly formed Wacoal Sports Science Corp.

Based in New York City, Wacoal Sports Science Corp.’s mission is to meet the sports performance needs of US consumer through the CW-X brand, the world’s first truly anatomically engineered high performance sports apparel.

In the Philippines, RUNNR, the country’s first and only world class running concept store, is the exclusive distributor of CW-X gear.

CW-X and other world class running performance gear can be found at RUNNR Bonifacio High Street in Taguig, RUNNR TriNoma Mall on EDSA cor. North Ave., RUNNR Ayala Center Cebu and RUNNR inside Toby’s Sports Arena at Shangri-La Plaza, Edsa and RUNNR Abreeza Mall in Davao. Check out RUNNR’s newest outlet in Alabang Town Center located at The Garden.

For more on running and CW-X, visit http://www.cw-x.com and http://www.runnr.com.ph.

RUN UNITED 1 2012 Soon!

SAVE THE DATE!!!

RUN UNITED 1 2012
March 4, 2012
500m/3km/5km/10km/21km
SM Mall of Asia and Bonifacio Global City
http://www.runrio.com

EVENT DETAILS:

500m/3km/5km/10km Race Categories Start and Finishline is at SM Mall of Asia

21km Starting line is at Bonifacio Global City and Finishline is at SM Mall of Asia

Online Registration: January 30, 2012 to Feb. 19, 2012.
http://www.runrio.com

In-Store/On-Site Registration: January 30, 2012 to Feb. 26, 2012.

– Riovana Store BGC

28th St. cor. 9th Ave., Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
Mon-Thurs : 11am to 9pm; Fri-Sun : 10am to 10pm

– Riovana Store Katipunan
3rd floor Regis Bldg. Katipunan, Quezon City. Across Ateneo and Beside KFC.
Mon-Sun : 10am to 8pm

– Toby’s
SM Mall of Asia
Mon-Sun, 12nn to 8pm

– The Athlete’s Foot
Robinsons Galleria
Mon-Sun, 12nn to 8pm

***MORE DETAILS AVAILABLE SOON!***

Kulitrunner and other Runner-Bloggers in Runner’s World Philippines

Runner's World Magazine Philippines, Jan-Mar 2012 issue

Issue number 1 for year 2012 of the Runner’s World Philippines magazine is a very special one for me! Aside from it being a “Marathon Special” issue featuring tips and advice on running your first marathon and on getting and staying fit, it has for its Special Feature, a full page each dedicated for eight (8) runner bloggers! And yep, that includes me and this blog!

RW's special feature on running bloggers 🙂

The section says that it is featuring the “runners behind eight of Manila’s most viewed running blogs” –  a “passionate bunch who takes running and blogging very seriously” and who “inspire, educate, inform and add a lot of fun to the local running community”. Naks naman! 

NOW IT CAN BE TOLD

Sometime during the latter part of 2011, I surprisingly received an email from contributing writer/photographer, Ms. Monica Barretto asking if I would agree for me and my blog to be featured, together with a number of other running bloggers, in Runner’s World Philippines. I honestly had to re-read the email repeatedly as I really can’t believe it at first.

You see, I only have my occasional shot at “print media fame” via Jaymie’s The Bull Runner magazine and Tanya Lara’s Crazy Quit column at the Philippine Star. And mind you, aside from the obvious that they are my friends, (reason why I probably was there in print in the first place – love you Jayms and Tans! hehe!), those instances where my face, name or even blog site saw print was because there was a feature about runners, a race or our group of running friends. Never was it particularly zeroing on just “me” or “my blog”.

That was why, I had to let a day or two pass before I can send Monica a reply. I have thought and decided, that Yes, if somebody believed that I am worth a page in print, then there is no reason why I wouldn’t believe the same too. I said yes, agreed on a particular shoot schedule and began with the task of answering the questionnaire sent for the feature article.

A LOT OF HELP FROM MY FRIENDS (oh and Boss too!)

The shoot will have to happen in our workplace to see the other side of us beyond running and blogging. I had to nervously tell my boss about this and ask for approval for this shoot to take place. I carefully took special note on how I will have to explain to her that no work operation will be disrupted. I was really so lucky that I need not have to beg for approval, my boss was even as excited as I am upon learning about it. (whew! Super thanks Boss, you’re the best! #nopenotsipsip!)

I also told a select number of friends about this and they excitedly gave me tips and ideas on what to do. My good friend from Skechers, Brand Marketing Manager Bernice Bobadilla, even went as far as sending me a new pair of Skechers shoes for the shoot. Not that I do not have any running shoes (of course I have, I am a runner! 😛 ), but isn’t it really like your birthday or Christmas photo that you should look good and have new kicks on your feet? For this shoot, I did! 🙂

Next problem, my top! I wouldn’t want to wear anything sleeveless and let the whole running community in Manila/Philippines that I have got legs on my upper extremities! But then again, I only have running singlets and I wouldn’t want to wear cotton shirts too! So here comes another friend, Bilog of http://www.mountainbike.ph to the rescue! I have this oh so cool “Padyak Maynila” mtbiker’s jersey but I am unable to wear it anymore ever since I gave birth (I still have an on-going battle with the great bulge!) so I had to ask her is she has still on sale an extra at the size one step larger than what I currently have. Luck will have it that she has one and so problem solved!

My shoot will have me featured as a runner wearing my favorite Padyak Maynila mtbiking jersey – I get to show that as much as I am a runner, I also love mtbiking as my other active sport. 🙂

THE SHOOT

Before the shoot, I had to be made up (thanks Cats Del Rosario!) – hair and face – just as like I was to go to a party. I will never forget that this make-up session was the time that I will finally oblige to have my upper lip’s hair removed because “it will show in the pictures”. After saying a quick prayer that I hopefully will not look funny without that upper lip hair that me and everyone I know have gotten used to already, I consented! You know what folks, I actually look ok, nothing much have changed except for I actually look good. Cats really is a fine make-up artist – I got her card and vowed to get in touch with her if ever I need to have such service soon! 😉

That was Cats, having the very first honor of getting rid of my upper lip hair!

The actual photo shoot was a breeze but actually kinda difficult. It is hard to always give your best and most natural smile without feeling tired. For the first time, I felt tired smiling! I had a mental note to self: “For these photoshoots, I will have to declare that it isn’t easy to be a celebrity” and that I will not be mean to celebs who will have to beg of with photo-ops after sometime. It is really not that easy. But hey, don’t get me wrong, IT WAS FUN! I get to learn what my best angle in pictures are and a lot of “posing tips”. 

Monica working her magic at photography (this pose did not make it on print!)

were the pictures good? 😉

had to rearrange the table to make it look good

We had to pose for several different poses and hope that the best one will be the one to make it on print. Luckily, as I reviewed the shots with Monica, most were great shots. Monica’s an awesome and patient photog. l would actually give an arm (okay, that’s an exaggeration!) to have at least one copy to keep as a memento of this fine moment. 🙂

before the shoot is done, I just had to have this souvenir shot with Cats, Monica and their assistant (sorry forgot his name!)

AND NOW IT IS OUT

I'm on page 76 folks! 🙂

I had to stay discreetly excited when January 2012 began, secretly checking out FB for updates on the release of the said Runner’s World Jan-Mar 2012 issue. Of course I am EXCITED! Who wouldn’t be?

The day that the magazine was out in bookstores and newsstands was the day that I and a number of other blogger friends were to attend a product launch in the BGC area. After the launch, our group had a side-trip to Fully Booked BHS to check out the mag and for me to grab 3 copies (one for me, my sister and my sister-in-law who kept on reminding me to get her a copy). Surprisingly, my blogger friends each got their own copies too. Awww, I was touched! (but I am never signing those magazines, i am really, really not! hehe!).

I just finished reading the page of each featured bloggers – Jaymie (the Bull Runner), Dennis (Running Pinoy), PatCon (Running Shield), Noelle (Kikay Runner), Sir Rene (Jazzrunner), Jinoe and Que (Takbo.ph) and Cheryl (Little Running Teacher). I can say that super-duper liked what I saw as the feature put the runner-bloggers in such a pretty sight – where readers can see into how much into running they really are and probably for some, to get to know that there is a blog such as ours. 

It is truly an honor to be featured among the seven of this top runner-bloggers in an internationally franchised-magazine such as the Runner’s World. I may not be truly deserving of it in other people’s opinion but if the people behind the publication think that this blog really does inspire, inform and educate then I am really so grateful of that recognition. Shows that whatever I am putting in this blog is oh so worth it.

Lastly, I would like to thank the people from Summit Media, Runner’s World especially to Ms. Monica Barretto for this feature, to Ms. Cats del Rosario for making me look good for the shoot, to the good people of Skechers Philippines for my shoes, to Jenny Arce of Mountain Bike PH for my jersey, to Ms. Dada del Carmen of FPTI for the approval to use my office for the shoot and to my good friend Gian Amurao for doumenting the shoot for me with pictures. Thank you! 

If you are interested to see the special feature on us bloggers, you can grab a copy of the Jan-Mar 2012 issue of Runner’s World Philippines from bookstores and magazine stands all over the Philippines with awesome couple Noy and Amale Jopson on the cover. The said issue also comes with a complimentary arm-band/gadget holder. 

Cheers! 🙂

Timex Run Race Results 2012 Shows Piolo Finished with a new 10KM PR!

I have a lot of side stories to tell for the now-concluded 2012 TIMEX RUN which was held yesterday, January 22 at the BGC. But truth to tell, the best story of the race which all Piolo Pascual fans – or even those who are not, are waiting for is the official  answer to the question – “Was Piolo able to set  a new 10km Personal Record for his finish time?

PJ and Coach Rio giving each other a five right after nailing that much-awaited 10k PR

Well, YES, HE FORTUNATELY DID! I will share with you tidbits of my first-hand “Piolo Pascual experience” in a separate post since writing about that for now is a futile exercise as I am still overcome by “kilig”. For now, let me congratulate everyone who participated and finished this race especially the top winners of the three race categories. Great job everyone!

Top Winners (Male/Female) for each category:

5k Male
1. Kimbert Sarmiento (16:30)
2. Michael Villamor (16:34)
3. Reggie Lumaoag (17:51)

5k Female
1. Michelle Anne Tibagacay (20:40)
2. Mary Grace dela Torre (21:49)
3. Joselyn Dulay (24:20)

10k Male
1. Darwin Lim (33:54)
2. Carlito Fantillaga (35:24)
3. Carlo Pedrigoza (36:22)

10k Female
1. Christabel Martes (42:13)
2. Peris Poyo (42:39)
3. Cheryl Bihag (43:34)

16k Male
1. Philip Ronoh (52:23)
2. James Mibei (53:27)
3. Julius Sermona (53:40)

16k Female
1. Irine Kipchumba (1:05:57)
2. Carly Relf (1:18:38)
3. Victorina Calma (1:20:38)

Official Over-All Race Results for each race category:

DOWNLOAD Over-all 5km Race Results
DOWNLOAD Over-all 10km Race Results
DOWNLOAD Over-all 16km Race Results

as per race organizer RUNRIO, INC.:

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 feedback@runrio.com.

*Race Day Photos courtesy of TIMEX SPORTS PHILIPINES FB Page. Thank you!