Here’s another race event that everyone is surely waiting for – the REXONA RUN 2012.

Happening on August 12 at the SM Mall of Asia, this year’s edition challenges everyone to OUTRUN, DEFY and SURPASS themselves as each and every runner’s greatest competitor is none other than his/her own person. This event also presents a twist to the 21km race category because it doesn’t only have the oh so common 21km Individual race category but also an exciting 21km Relay race category for a team of 2 runners. Participants of the 21km Relay will have to run a distance of 10.5km each to complete the whole 21km race course. 

Definitely more details about this exciting race event will be available soon. Meanwhile, let me share to you the basic race details. Read on! 🙂

August 12, 2012
SM Mall of Asia
5km/21k Relay (Team of 2)/21k Individual


1. Registration Period:
Online: July 2 to 22, 2012 at
Special Procedure for the 21k RELAY Registration via ONLINE:

  1. Go to the Online Registration SITE.
  2. Choose to register “Me and Others”
  3. Choose “21k Relay”
  4. Fill up all required fields
  5. On the “Name of your Relay Partner” page, enter info of your partner. Make sure to use the exact registered name of your partner.
  6. Create a Relay Team Name and enter on the page
  7. On the “Would you like to register another participant or checkout?” – choose “Another”
  8. Enter info of the 2nd runner
  9. On the “Would you like to register another participant or checkout?” – choose “Checkout”
  10. Proceed to payment

In-Store: July 2 to 29, 2012

2. Registration Venues:


  • BGC (Mon-Sun : 12nn to 9pm)28th St. cor. 9th Ave., Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City 
  • Katipunan (Tues-Sun : 10am to 8pm)3rd floor Regis Bldg. Katipunan, Quezon City – across Ateneo and beside KFC 


  • SM Mall of Asia (Mon-Sun : 12nn to 8pm)
  • Trinoma (Mon-Sun : 12nn to 8pm)

3. Registration Fees and Inclusions:


1. Assembly and Gun Start Time:

2. Singlet Design:

3. Bib Design:

5km and 21km Individual

21km Relay (Mixed-Gender, All-Female, All-Male)

4. Race Belt Design: (for 21km Relay)

5. Finisher’s Shirt: (21km Individual)

6. Finisher’s Medal: (21km Individual and 21km Relay)

7. Prizes:

*Note: Prizes indicated for the 21k Relay is per team member  (i.e: Each team member will receive the same amount)

8. Winner’s Medals:

9. COMMEMORATIVE KEY CHAIN (to be given to 5K runners who will cross the finish line 30 minutes after gun start at 6:20am, and all 21K participants who will finish within 2 hours at 7:00am): 



  • Registration may end earlier than announced deadline because race kits may run out before July 29, 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 served basis.
  • A timing device will be used by all participants during the race.


For In-Store Registration Inquiries:

  • Globe – 0927-3477700
  • Smart – 0929-7178164
  • Landline – (632) 887-6194

Timing and Race Results:

Other concerns and Feedback:


2012 Run United 2 RACE PHOTOS Now Available!

Finally, the runner’s photos taken during the 2012 Run United 2 race is available for viewing/downloading. Click HERE to go to the Unilab Active Health Official Website or at the image above to go to the facility. Remember, you will need to know your BIB Number in order to check your photos. Cheers!

ASICS GT-2170: My Take

ASICS, one of the premium running shoe brands, has just recently unveiled the ASICS GT-2170 model. Coming from the GT-2000 series of shoes and a predecessor of the GT-2160 which was declared as the Best Running Shoe in the World for the year 2011, this model has to live-up to very high expectations.

my GT-2170 pair

Gladly, the GT-2170 did not disappoint. With much of the GT-2160 features retained, the GT-2170 also has noticeably improved features such as a larger Rearfoot Gel Cushioining System  which reduces shock during impact resulting to greater stability and the reduction in weight as the GT-2170 is said to be the lightest shoe model from the GT-2000 series (lighter than the GT-2160 by 8 grams).

the ASICS GT-2170’s GEL Cushioning System

Off-hand, here are the distinct features/technical specs  of the GT-2170 as I have learned from

  • IMPACT GUIDANCE SYSTEM – enhances the foot’s natural gait from heel strike to toe-off improving the efficiency and comfort of your foot-strike and movement
  • REARFOOT AND FOREFOOT  GEL CUSHIONING SYSTEM –  reduces shock during impact and toe-off phases allowing movement in multiple planes as the foot transitions through the gait cycle.
  • GUIDANCE LINE – a vertical flex groove in the sole running from the heel to the toe encourages a more efficient running style
  • DISCRETE EYELETS – help disburse lace tension to improve the overall fit and reduce possible irritation.
  • DUOMAX – an ASICS proprietary system consisting of two or more different density midsole materials, designed to help correct the degree and velocity of pronation

the GT-2170 boasts of discrete eyelets

the GT-2170 men’s version

I luckily have a pair of this shoe and here are the reasons why I will definitely recommend this to others:

  • Comes in eye candy colors!  –  Both men and women will be happy to note that this shoe model comes in vibrant colors as compared to the boring color combinations of most running shoes. But the GT-2170’s colors doesn’t mean that this running shoe cannot be taken seriously.
  • Provides increased support and cushioning. I have Plantar Fasciitis and I can surely say that this shoe provided me with enough comfort and support that I don’t feel any pain on my plantar area while wearing and running with this shoe.
  • The increased size of the Rearfoot Gel Cushioning System provides for a softer landing.  This is ultimate good news for natural heel-strikers.
  • It is light. The usually comfortably light running shoes I have doesn’t provide as much cushioning and stability. With the GT-2170, both cushioning and stability is not sacrificed in exchange for less weight. The shoes actually can provide all three – cushioning, stability and comfort out of a lightweight shoe!

ASICS has again scored another great performance running shoe in the GT-2170. With this initially good experience with the shoe, I am looking forward to use it more as I increase my running mileage without the fear of a painful Plantar Fasciitis injury preventing me from doing so.

NOTE: The ASICS GT-2170 is locally available in various running and sports shops in the country and via online through Millet sports , visit them at or visit Asics direct at

Kellogg’s Run for a Healthy Filipina

Isn’t it nice when a race is dedicated to us Filipinas? I feel so important! Here folks is a race that is just that – for (healthy) Filipinas! Oh and before you read on, yes this race is open to all – Male or Female. 🙂

July 22, 2012
McKinley Hill, Taguig


A. Registration Period: June 25 to July 19, 2012

B. Registration Fees and Inclusions:

B. Registration Outlets:

  • Toby’s Shangri La
  • Toby’s Glorieta 4
  • Tobys’ SM Mall of Asia
  • RUNNR Trinoma

C. Registration Promos:

  • First set of 500 registrants will receive One (1) 205 grams pack of Kellogg’s Special K Cereal and One (1) Kellogg’s Corn Flakes Cereal Bowl (June 25 – July 1 or Until First batch supplies last)
  • Second set of 500 registrants will receive One (1) 45 grams pack of Kellogg’s Special K Cereal and One (1) Kellogg’s Corn Flakes Cereal Bowl (follows after first batch supplies last)
  • Succeeding registrants will receive One (1) 45 grams pack of Kellogg’s Special K Cereal (follows after second batch supplies last)

D. Singlet Design:

E. Bib Design:


A. Assembly Time:
4:30 AM for all race categories

B. Gun Start:

C. Route Maps:

D. Hydration Information:

  • There will be water stations every 1.5 kilometer.
  • Energy Drink Stations will be provided between water stations.
  • Energy Gel/ Bar + Banana after 10Km
  • Stand-by Three (3) mobile water depot, in-charge of particular areas.

E. Medic Plan:

  • Every Water Station is also an Emergency Medic Station. There will be an ambulance and medic team every 1.5Km
  • Roving Medic Specialist will be on bikes going from point A to point B station.
  • Coordination with local hospital (SLMC) will be vital for quick mobilization.

F. Activity Area Map:


A. Official Timer:

B. Hydration Partner:

 C. Medical Partner:

 D. Registration Partner:

2012 Run United 2 RUNPIX ANALYSIS

Hello folks! The RunRio Trilogy Leg 2: 2012 Run United 2 race which was held last Sunday, June 17 has the RUNPIX RACE ANALYSIS – an online  facility which shows your results in a graphical format. Runners can use their race results gathered from here as a more “worth-keeping souvenir” than the standard numeric race results.

To access your RunPix Race Result Analysis, simply click HERE or on the image above. At the RunPix home page for Run United 2, simply enter either your race bib number or your last name and then click on your respective race category. The interface is really user-friendly that it is easy to navigate.

Good luck and enjoy retracing your RunRio Trilogy Leg 2: 2012 Run United 2 race experience via this facility! 

NOTE: Official numeric race results is already available at the Unilab Active Heatlh website so check the site now!