Run United 2 2012 RACE EXPO Details

For the Run United 2 2012 race event, RunRio will be  holding what will seem to be the biggest Pre-Race Expo that the Philippine Running Community will experience so far.

Off-hand here are the Race Expo Objectives as shared by RunRio and ULAH:

  • Venue for runners to check out the latest and coolest sports apparel
  • Fitness and athletic brands can present their latest products and services
  • Hang out with fellow runners/sports enthusiasts, friends and family
  • Race kit claiming made more interesting & interactive
  • Major marathons around the world host race expos days before their event  (so it is only fitting that the Philippine running race setting becomes at par with what the rest of the world is doing!)

To achieve all these, RunRio will be partnering with world-renowned brand and company – Team Bike Boutique or better known as Team TBB. For better appreciation, Team TBB is:

  • The only and best event merchandise company in Asia Pacific 
  • Same company that also does all Ironman Stores across Asia & Australia
  • Sponsors the Alaska Aces, IM 70.3 Philippines and 5i50 brand of races
With this partnership, we are looking forward to another breakthrough pre-race feature from RunRio which is the Pre-Race Expo.
Here are some important details about the expo:
SCHEDULE: June 13 to 16, 2012 with the first day, June 13 set as an exclusive race kit claiming day for Run United 2 21km registrants
VENUE: Block 51 – 11th corner 26th Street, Bonifacio Global City (Parking lot fronting Serendra and W Bldg.)
*Time the Race Expo will be open and more details will be available soon!

RUN UNITED 2 2012 Race Details – UPDATED

June 17, 2012
SM Mall of Asia and Bonifacio Global City


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: April 16 to May 27, 2012.
Click here for the Online Registration LINK
All online registrants will receive their complete race kits including the singlet during the RACE EXPO

In-Store/On-Site Registration:

Exclusive Early Registration for RU1 21k Registrants – April 16 to April 29, 2012
Regular Registration – April 30, June 3, 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, Ground Floor Entertainment Hall
Mon-Sun, 12nn to 8pm

– Toby’s
SM North The Block
Mon-Sun, 12nn to 8pm


PRE-RACE INCLUSIONS (Available upon registration):

INCLUSIONS DURING EXPO (to be claimed during the Run United 2 Race Expo):

POST-RACE INCLUSIONS (To be received upon finishing the race):




  • Registration may end earlier than announced deadline because race kits may run out before June 3, 2012.
  • A Valid ID must be presented upon registration. For group registration, a photocopy of any valid ID & picture must be presented by the representative.
  • Singlet size availability will be on a first come first serve basis.
  • A timing device will be used by all participants during the race.
  • For in-store registrants, keep your registration receipts. You need to present it to claim your Race Kits at the Expo.  For online registrants, kindly print and present your confirmation e-mail to claim your Race Kits at the Expo.
  • Race results will be available within three (3) days after the race at the following websites: and


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

Timing and Race Results:
Other concerns and Feedback:

Anybody Want A THORLOS?

I have been into running since my “fitness awakening” in the year 2005. Through the years, as I get to love this sport more, I have accumulated a lot of learning gathered from mentors, coaches, friends, reading materials and most importantly, actual experiences.

One of those important learnings that I have always kept in mind is that a runner’s performance/comfort not only lies on choosing a good pair of shoes but also in choosing a perfect pair of socks to use with the shoes. The socks after all is the main item which gets into contact with our feet. With a poor sock-selection, blisters are a big possibility together with sweaty, smelling feet that more often than not leads to smelly feet.

When I received an invite for the Thorlo socks launch, I have thought that ah, finally I will get to know more about this premium socks brand and have an appreciation why it is priced higher than the common running-specific socks brand. And these are bits and pieces of what I learned from the launch:

  • it is an American brand of customized and scientifically structured socks for individual sports used by top athletes (Thorlo has a line of socks for other sports such as basketball, tennis, golf, hiking, mountaineering, and many more!)
  • as a support and recognition of the health and benefits that running brings to people, the brand has developed an extensive line of socks specifically designed to cater to runner’s needs
  • Thorlos is the one of the very few global pure socks brands in the Philippines, others are locally produced while other brands offer socks as side products only
  • Thorlos emphasizes education on the importance of FOOT-SHOE-SOCKS-FIT experience to draw maximum benefits, protection and comfort
  • is one of the few sports brands backed up by well-explained science and recipient of numerous awards and endorsements by scientific institutions, medical societies and athletic groups (Thorlo is the first line of socks to be granted the Seal of Acceptance by the American Podiatric Medical Association)
  • Thorlos socks cannot be faked and each and every pair was made using patented machines, yarns (particularly THOR-LON) and designs. No outsourcing was done hence all Thorlos socks around the world were made thru the strictest quality control of the company in North Carolina, USA
  • used to hearing shoes providing cushioning? Hey, Thorlo socks also provides cushioning through its unique Impact Zone feature which is said to lower dynamic impact at the heels.
  • are made up of different fibers that are meant to provide moisture management, softness, durability, temperature control, resiliency/protection and microbial control.
And here are some of their socks collection made specific for running:

These socks may be at bit pricey but if you are one for comfort, protection and durability, a Thorlo socks purchase may after all be a sound investment for you. We were told that these line of socks last for as long as 10 to 20 years!

Personally, I have yet to try my THORLO Thin Cushion pair that was provided to us with compliments during the launch but I was also particularly pretty interested in getting that EXPERIA model which I always see whenever I go to Riovana for a visit. I might probably purchase and try that one out first as it is said to be the premium model for running.

As I prepare to try on a pair, I with the support of Colerosh Incorporated – exclusive distributor of Thorlo socks here in the Philippines, will be giving out THREE PAIRS OF THORLO SOCKS to three lucky runners of this blog so that they too can join me in my “discovery” of the Thorlo brand of socks. So here’s the deal:

1. Kulitrunner will be giving out ONE PAIR OF THORLO SOCKS to three runners who happen to have read this blog, via a raffle.
2. To be eligible, you need to:

  • Like the Official Thorlos Philippines FB Page –
  • Answer this question correctly: “What are the 7 elements that Thorlo socks help protect you against?”
  • Liking the Thorlo Philippines FB Page is crucial as the answer to this question can be seen somewhere within the page. (HINT: photo albums)
  • Post your answer as a comment to this post. ONE PERSON, ONE ENTRY ONLY.
  • With your answer, kindly provide your full name and shoe size.
  • All entries with the correct answer will be raffled-off to determine the three lucky winners.
  • Entries will be accepted until 8PM of  Wednesday, May 2. Entries posted beyond this time will be disqualified.
  • Winners will be announced on or before May 2 and will be notified via email on how they can claim their prize.
THORLO Socks are locally available in around 21 stores within Metro Manila:

Run For A Scholar

I rarely endorse races which aren’t organized by groups that I am comfortable with. But there is this one race which aims to gather enough funds to be able to send underprivileged children to school. I am a mom to kids still in-school (and yet to be in school!) and I know that every parent would want their kids to gain formal education but not most parents are lucky to have the means to do so.

I was with regret that I have not been able to attend this event’s formal launch but from the materials I have been provided with and from the feedback from my other blogger friends, this race that is being presented by The American Chamber Foundation Philippines, Inc. and Chevron Philippines is one deserving of my hard-earned money. Yes, I will register for this race not only because it has a friendly-rate but because I know that regardless of how this race is to be organized or how the conduct of this race will fare with other big races, I know in my heart that my simple act of registering and paying for this race will help send one child to school and eventually, possibly help shape his/her future.

I hope you will do too! Race details below. 😉

May 27, 2012
Bonifacio Global City
3km/5km/10km Walk/Run

BENEFICIARY: AMCHAM Foundation’s Scholarship Program


Registration Period: April 16 to May 18

Registration Centers:

455 Casino St. cor Olivarez St., Brgy. Palanan, Makati City
Tel. # 834-0184 / 551-8060

2. CHRIS SPORTS Branches:

  • 3rd Floor Festival Mall, Alabang 
  • 2nd Floor Glorietta 3, Makati
  • 4th Floor Market! Market!, Taguig
  • 2nd Floor Bldg. B, SM Megamall
  • 2nd Floor Sunset Ave., SM Mall of Asia
  • 3rd Floor The Annex, SM City North
  • Fitness and Athletics Co. (G/F Unit 2, Active Fun Bldg., 9th Ave. cor 28th St., BGC

Registration Fee:





  • Special participation of: 
    • Hon. Ronnie Rickets (OMB Chairperson) and
    • ABS-CBN Star Magic Artists: Maricar Reyes, Diether Ocampo and Eda Nolan
  • Great Raffle prizes:
    • Round-trip Economy Class Ticket to Hawaii courtesy of Hawaiian Airlines
    • Suunto Watches
    • 5-Star Hotel Room Accomodation

Race for a Brighter Future
AmCham Foundation Philippines launches scholarship run
to help underprivileged students

On May 27, the American Chamber Foundation Philippines in partnership with Chevron Philippines, will be “racing” to give those underprivileged kids a better future through the “Run for a Scholar” charity event at the 9th Avenue, Bonifacio Global City. The money raised will go to AmCham Foundation’s scholarship program. This year, it hopes to raise enough to send 100 scholars to school. Actor and current Optical Media Board (OMD) Chairperson Ronnie Rickets will be at the race to lead the run together with the ABS-CBN Star Magic Artists.

The charity walk/run is open to both running enthusiasts and newbies. There will be three categories: 3K, 5K and 10K. Assembly time is around 5 AM at the Bonifacio Global City. For only P500 to P600 registration fee, participants will not only get to participate in the race and help a child, they will also get a race kit, singlet, a loot bag and a chance to win fabulous prizes including Suunto watches, five-star hotel accommodation and many more. The top 100 finishers in each category will also receive medals while the first-place finishers from all three categories will receive a pair of running shoes from Somnio. Registration is very convenient. Those interested register at any Chris Sports mall branches or at the American Chamber Foundation office. 

Registration start last  April 16 at Chris Sports branches near you (Festival Mall- Alabang, Glorietta 3, Market!Market!, SM Megamall, SM Mall of Asia and SM North The Annex) or visit the American Chamber Foundation office, 4554 Casino St. cor Olivarez St. Brgy. Palanan, Makati City. For more information, call 834-0184 and 551-8060 look for Candy Angeles-Gabriel  or log on to

Run United 2 2012 Registration Update

Here is the a message with the corresponding registration list for the 2012 Run United 2 race event of RunRio. Read on!

Hello Runners,

Here are lists of 2012 Run United 2 participants per race category that registered from April 16 to 22. Kindly check if your name is included otherwise email if you have completed the registration but did not find your name on the list so we can take action.