RUNEW 2012 Race Results OUT NOW

Hello Folks! RunRio has released the OFFICIAL Race Results for the recently concluded RUNEW 2012 race, their first ever race for the year 2012! Congratulations to everyone who participated and finished this race!


Over-All Results for 3km Category
Over-All Results for 5km Category
Over-All Results for 10km Category
Over-All Results for 21km 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”

RUN UNITED 1 2012 UPDATES – Shuttle Service Details, Route Changes, Gun Start Changes

As race day nears, here are the important updates related to the upcoming Run United 1 2012. 


The gun start for the 5km race category was adjusted from 5:45am to 5:30am.



The gun start for the 21km race category was adjusted from 5am to 430am.  We are allowing maximum grace period of 30 minutes.  By 5:01am, we will no longer allow runners to start.  This is due to the limited time that we are allowed to have the race route closed to traffic.  We hope you understand that this is for everyone’s safety and security.


We are providing free shuttle services for all 21k runners from MOA to BGC starting at 230am. This service will be available at 15 minute intervals until the last trip scheduled at 330am. After 3:30am, the next shuttle service to BGC will only be available starting 630am, at 15 minute intervals, with last trip scheduled at 930am. No shuttle services will be provided after 930am.

Designated pick-up point: OCEAN DRIVE (in between ECOM Bldg and Blk12) at Mall of Asia complex
Drop off point: In front of Riovana store in Fort – BGC

Runners are are recommended to plan their transportation in advance given these developments.

21km runners may leave their bags at any of the 2 Baggage Buses  parked along  9th Avenue  near the  Gun Start area in Fort BGC from 2:30am until 5am only.   After the race, you may claim your items from the same bus at OCEAN DRIVE (in between ECOM Bldg and Blk 12) at SM Mall of Asia.  Participants are strongly advised not to leave any valuables in their bags. The race organizer and any of its sponsors will not be held liable for any loss or damage to your personal items.
For inquiries, you may call the Run United 1 21k Runner’s HOTLINE: 0915-9678717 from 8AM to 8PM.
*DISCLAIMER:  The special Run United 1 21k Runner’s HOTLINE is valid until MARCH 4, 2012 ONLY.
  • Starting line at BGC across RIOVANA
  • Baggage buses: 230am to 5am
  • Assembly time 330am
  • Starting gun 430am
  • Cutoff of start 500am
  • Finish line at MOA
  • Shuttle services*:

MOA to BGC**: 230am to 330am in time for the 430am starting gun
MOA to BGC**: 600am to 930am
*all shuttle services are exclusive to 21K participants
**in 15 minute intervals



Here’s a fun, fun run from Fox International Channel in partnership with RunRio. Check the details below:

March 25, 2012
Bonifacio Global City


FOX 500m Costume Run
STAR MOVIES 3K Blockbuster Run
STAR WORLD 5K Lifestyle Run
NATGEO CHANNEL’s 10K Advocacy Run


In-Store Registration Sites:  February 22 to March 21, 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 ATHLETE’S FOOT, Robinson’s Galleria – Mon-Sun, 12nn to 8pm
    • Mon-Sun : 10am to 8pm
  • TOBY’S, SM Mall of Asia – Mon-Sun, 12nn to 8pm


SHIRTS : PENSHOPPE-brand Shirts are to be given away upon registration and there will have a different shirt design per race category. 

PRIZES: Every First Female and Male finisher in each category will get to win a Medal and:

•FOX 500M
– FOX Devant Portable DVD Player
– DEVANT Entertainment Showcase (32″LED TV, HDMI Player, 5.1 Channel Speakers)
– Shopping Spree
– Trip to Boracay for two with accommodations at Asya Premier



FIC RUN 2012

Four Channels, Four Lifestyles, Four Races….
Choose One and Join Fox International Channels’
Fun Run On March 25, 2012

Fox International Channels (FIC) provides a bit of each TV channel’s flavor and a whole lot of fun in the FIC Fun Run on March 25, 2012 at the Bonifacio Global City.  Participants can play dress up, hobnob with celebrities and support a worthy cause.

The event gives runners the opportunity to choose and participate in any of the four races organized by FIC featuring different lifestyle themes representing its four key channels. It will have four race categories that include an advocacy marathon aimed at raising funds to support the various projects of partner non-government organizations (NGOs).

Participants may register in the 500m Fox Costume Run, 3K Star Movies Blockbuster Run, 5K Star World Lifestyle and the 10K Nat Geo Run For a Cause. Those who are interested to join may register either via online or phone, at RunRio stores (BHS and Katipunan) and event partner stores. Participants may choose their singlet according to the channel and label they wish to run with.

Come dressed in your favorite character and run alongside fellow enthusiasts and sponsor mascots in the 500m Fox Costume Run. Fifty runners in costume will compete and make a dash for the finish line. Limited edition Fox DVD will be raffled off after the race.

Star Movies rolls out the red carpet for movie aficionados in the 3K Star Movies Lifestyle Run where writers, film producers and movie directors are expected to show their support to the event. For a bit of a movie trivia and a tad of inspiration, popular quotes from movie characters will be setup along the course. A home entertainment system is up for grabs in the raffle draw.

Run with panache – this is the battle cry of lovers of fashion and fitness when they run the 5K Star World Lifestyle Run featuring a red carpet along the route to mimic the paparazzi scene. Brush elbows with models, celebrities and other prominent personalities expected to show up in their running shoes. If you’re feeling lucky, you might just bring home gift certificates for a shopping spree at the end of the race.

Have fun while reaching out to others in the 10K National Geographic Run for a Cause. The race is in partnership with 10 select non-government organizations and seeks to raise awareness for their respective advocacies. Among the partner NGOs are Physicians for Peace, ICANSERVE Foundation, Virlanie, Greenpeace, Philippine Red Cross, Habitat for Humanity, World Vision and Gawad Kalinga. The first 500 registrants will compete in the name of their advocacy.

RUN UNITED 1 – RunRio Race Voucher Winners

Whew! 300+ entries! Thanks as usual to everyone who joined my blog contest.

Believe me, you gave a big smile on my face just by reading your entries. There are really varied answers – from those believing that RunRio events are the best-organized in the country – two thumbs-up even! There were those who thought that “it is more fun” (uso! hehe!) and some would like to be able to finish the trilogy this year, and then some who feels that it is the next best thing that gives happiness oh and how will I ever forget someone who would like this race to be his and his girlfriend’s first ever race – sweet! 😉

The past days have not been easy as I have been swamped with work but I really would like to say that running has provided me with the best de-stressing outlet ever. And yes, blogging has its great share of allowing me to destress! 😉

So enough with the blah, I would like to congratulate 10 people who will have the chance to participate in RU1 for free! They are:

21 – Goldy dela Cruz
46 – Alwyn Dayoan
60 – Dani
125 – Ronald Tabuzo
152 – Luis Cortez
207 – Peachy Tamayo
211 – Julius
212 – Gerda Summerian Cuestas
217 – Rizal-boy Ortega
289 – Janus Myrrh Baldomero

Please expect to receive an email from me so that you will know how you can claim your RunRio – Run United race voucher. 🙂

Congratulations! 🙂

10 Run United 1 (FREE) Race Vouchers Up for Grabs!

Yep! You read it right folks! I am giving-away Run United 1 Race Vouchers! This time, there will be TEN (yes, 10!) lucky winners.

So without further ado, here are the mechanics:

1. To be eligible for the contest, one only has to answer the question:
Why would you want to participate in a Run United race?
2. Post your answer as a comment to this blog post.
3. Only ONE answer will be accepted per person. Duplicate entries will be disqualified/removed.
4. Comments/posts which do not answer the posted question will be deleted and will not be entitled to a raffle entry.
5. Answers can be posted from now until Wednesday, February 22 at 11:59PM.
6. Winners will be announced by Thursday, February 23 and will also be notified via email (so please do indicate your email address in your comment).
7. RunRio complimentary race vouchers that will be received as a prize is transferable but cannot be exchanged for cash nor is it for sale.
8. RunRio complimentary race vouchers can be used to “pay” for a Run United 1 registration in a race category of your choice.
9. Registration in your chosen category is not guaranteed as it is still on a first come, first-served basis.
Good Luck!

RUN UNITED 1 2012 21km Finisher’s Shirt and Other RU Sneak Peeks

Hello folks! Aside from the Run United 1 race details that I have shared in my previous post HERE, below are some additional details as shared to us during the Run United Launch. Read on! 🙂

The UNILAB Active Health Calendar features the Run United Series (the RunRio Trilogy + the Philippine Marathon) plus other active health events such as the TBR Dream Marathon and the Triathlon Camps and the Tri United which formerly is only a once-a-year event but will also be now a Trilogy. Here’s the calendar:

A. REGISTRATION FEES: All three legs, Run United 1, 2 and 3 race categories will have the same fees, except for the 32km which will only be available for the 3rd leg and the Run United Philippine Marathon will have different registration fees:


A 10% discount will be given to those who will make a one-time registration for the whole Run United Series (RunRio Trilogy Legs 1, 2, 3 and Run United Philippine Marathon). Incidentally, credit card payments are being accepted at the Riovana Stores. 



PRE-RACE GIVE-AWAY (Upon Registration): for Run United 1, the pre-race give-away is a race belt. For Legs 2 and 3 it will be different. These will be announced once finalized.

For the Run United Philippine Marathon, inclusions will be either an ASICS or NIKE Singlet (still being finalized) and for 21km and 42km participants, a 2XU Calf Sleeves.

21KM FINISHER’S SHIRT: This is the Finisher’s Shirt design for the Run United 1 21km Finishers:


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. 

Individually, each leg will have a pie-shaped medal which will be 3 inches in radius, in this design:

If you complete all three legs with the categories: 21km/21km/21km or 21km/21km/32km, you will have a medal that will form like this: 

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

If you run the 21km or 42km of the Run United Philippine Marathon, you will get to receive this medal:

21km medal on the left, 42km medal on the right

If you finish the Run United Series: RunRio Trilogy Leg 1 – 21km, Leg 2 – 21km, Leg 3 – 21km or 32km and RU Philippine Marathon: 21km or 42km, your medal collection will form one big medal puzzle:

Lastly, a FREE running clinic is being held for registered Run United participants. For the Run United 1 (RunRio Trilogy leg 1), here are the schedules (as also posted in

  • Every Tuesdays of February 2012: February 14, 21 and 28 (Batch 1 starts at 5PM, Batch 2 starts at 7PM)
  • Every Thursdays of February 2012: February 16 and 23 (Batch 1 starts at 5PM, Batch 2 starts at 7PM)
  • Thursday, March 1 (Batch 1 starts at 5PM, Batch 2 starts at 7PM)

Venue will be in-front of the RIOVANA Store in BGC. These clinics will be facilitated by former RP Team Bemedaled Athletes now turned RunRio Running Coaches. Pre-registration is required for everyone who will be interested to attend each session.

Pre-registration will be accepted only at the RIOVANA Store in BGC. Here are the pre-registration schedules:

  • February 12 (Sunday) and 13 (Monday)
  • February 17, 18, 19 and 20
  • February 24, 25, 26 and 27

When registering, you can already sign-up for all the clinic sessions you would like to attend. Please note some important reminders:

  • Only registered Run United 2012 participants are entitled to attend this FREE Running Clinic.
  • The running clinics has a limited slots only. Only the FIRST 150 registrants per batch will be accepted.
  • Please present your Run United 2012 Bib Number when registering (No bib, no registration).
  • A representative can register for you provided that your bib number, a copy of your valid ID and letter of authorization is presented.

A Running Start for Unilab Active Health 
Run United 1 on March 4 offers a number of firsts 

The 2012 Unilab ActiveHealth calendar is off to a raring start, as the registration for its first event this year—Run United 1 on March 4—picks up pace. On its sixth offing, Run United 1 continues to reinvent itself. It is set to once again offer runners a number of firsts. 

“This is our first hurrah this year and we very pleased with the enthusiastic response so far from the running community. Registration, both online and in selected stores, is rapidly picking up. We are looking forward to another active year,” said Alex Panlilio, Head of Unilab Active Health. Run United 1 will still feature five race categories: Ceelin 500m dash for kids, 3k, 5K, Enervon 10K, and Enervon HP 21K. 

Organizers Unilab Active Health and RunRio Inc. are introducing several new features to give participants a better running experience. These include new race routes, better hydration stations, improved security, safety marshals, new freebies, more exciting ActiveHealth village, among others. 

Starting this year, the RunRio Trilogy/Run United Series of races will have different registration or pre-race giveaways. For Run United 1, it will be a race belt or bib holder. Even the medals for 21K finishers are made more special. It will be a collectible medal, thus those who will participate all of the three Run United races during the year, can put together all their finisher medals and form a big Run United medal. 

“The joint Run United medals will serve as a true testament of the runners’ commitment to an active and healthy lifestyle. It is a good souvenir of all their 2012 Run United races combined,” said Lester Castillo, brand manager of Active Health. 

Besides the new medals, half marathoners will have their gun start at Bonifacio Global City (BGC) in Taguig and finish off at SM Mall of Asia in Pasay City.
“We are very excited about the Run United races this year because we have so much in store for the runners. We are introducing a number of new features to give them even better quality runs because that is what Run United is all about,” said Rio dela Cruz of RunRio Inc. 

Children also get to have their own singlet, too. After all, Run United prides itself for having the first to introduce a 500-meter dash in its races. “We really like to get the children get started in running young. So besides the other unique giveaways for them, the singlet is another come-on for them,” cited Dela Cruz. 

Interested runners can register at these stores: Riovana at Bonifacio Global City and Katipunan, Quezon City; Toby’s at SM Mall of Asia, Pasay City; and The Athlete’s Foot at Robinson’s Galleria, Ortigas. For online registration, check details at Registration is until February 26, but race kits may run out before then, so the organizers urge everyone to register early to secure slots. 

Run United is for the benefit of Gawad Kalusugan (the health program of Gawad Kalinga) and Hero Foundation. “Run United is part of Unilab’s advocacy through Unilab Active Health to promote an active lifestyle among Filipino families. Each event has been carefully designed and scheduled with the help of the race organizers and experts to allow each participant to sustain their active lifestyles throughout the year. We would like to thank all those who continue to support the Active Health programs” said Alex Panlilio, Head of Unilab Active Health. 

Run United 1 is only the first of the Run United series. Run United 2 is set for June 17 and Run United 3 on September 16. Run United’s very own full marathon or 42K race, the Run United Philippine Marathon, is also slated for October 28.

The following are the other events of Unilab Active Health lined up for this year: The Bull Runner Dream Marathon, March 18; Tri United 1, April 14-15; Tri United 2, June 30-July 1; Tri United 3, November 10-11 as well as running and triathlon clinics all year round. 

For more inquiries on Run United and Active Health, check out these websites: as well as their respective fan pages on Facebook and Twitter. ### 


Fox International Channel (FIC) RUN

Here’s a fun, fun run from Fox International Channel in partnership with RunRio. Save the date and check back for more details to be available soon! 🙂

March 25, 2012
Bonifacio Global City



In-Store Registration Sites:  February 22 to March 21, 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
  • ATHLETE’S FOOT, Robinson’s Galleria – Mon-Sun, 12nn to 8pm
  • TOBY’S, SM Mall of Asia – Mon-Sun, 12nn to 8pm