36th National MILO Marathon – MANILA Parking Advisory

Relative to the much-awaited 36th National MILO Marathon MANILA Elimination Race, here are the available Car Parks within the vicinity of the SM Mall of Asia:

– Block 12 – event area
– Block 16 carpark
– Imax parking
– Discovery parking
– Block 2
– Block 14
– South open parking facing SMX
– North Parking Building
– South Parking Building

Here is the MOA masterplan which you can use to check the location of each of the car parks (click to be able to zoom the image):

This is it! See you tomorrow for the 36th Milo Marathon Manila Elimination race!

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adidas KING OF THE ROAD 2012

The Philippine leg of this year’s adidas King of the Road race was launched last Wednesday at the newly-opened and posh Aracama Restaurant at the BGC in Taguig.

Present during the launch were representatives from adidas, its agencies, celebrity endorsers and supporters, bloggers, media and guests. Oh and of course, not to forget this year’s race organizers, the tandem of Without Limits and Proactive led by friends Jay Em and Ian Alacar.

Read on for the details of this event. 😉

adidas KING OF THE ROAD 2012
September 30, 2012
Bonifacio Global City
5km/10km/16.8km

I. RACE CATEGORIES:

16.8km
– CLOSED Category, Men and Women’s (open for FILIPINOS )
– OPEN Category, Men and Women’s (International)

10km
– CLOSED Category, Men and Women’s (open for FILIPINOS )
– OPEN Category, Men and Women’s (International)

5km
– CLOSED Category, Men and Women’s (open for FILIPINOS )
– OPEN Category, Men and Women’s (International)

II. REGISTRATION DETAILS:

Available Slots: 10,000 (5,00 of which are slots for the 16.8km race category)

Registration Period:
Online Registration: July 25 to September 15, 2012
Walk-In Registration: July 25 to Septmebr 23, 2012

* Early Bird Promo: FREE Delivery of Race kits from July 25 to September 7, 2012
* The registration will close on 23rd September 2012 or upon reaching 10,000 participants. (Online registration will close earlier on 15th September 2012).
* Participants below the age of 18 are required to seek parental/guardian consent and fill up the relevant indemnity declaration as deemed necessary by the Organiser upon online registration. Failing which, the Organiser reserves the right to refuse entry to any participant.

Registration Sites:

A. Walk-In: registration will be 7 days a week from 12:00pm – 08:00pm at the following adidas stores:

  • adidas MegaMall
  • adidas Rockwell
  • adidas MOA
  • adidas Trinoma
  • adidas Greenbelt 3

– For runners who registers via walk-in registration from 25th July 2012 to 7th September 2012* race packs will be delivered to their registered address by September 2012.
– For runners who registers via walk-in registration after 7th September 2012* race packs can be collected upon registration.
* Or after race packs are available locally. Race pack availability may change without prior notice.

B. Online: go to race.proactive.ph/register/adidas-kotr-2012
– All runners who will register online, race packs will be delivered to their registered address by September 2012.

Registration Fees:

III. GUN START:

IV. adidas KOTR 2012 SINGLET DESIGN AND SIZING CHARTS:

V. ROUTE MAPS:

For more details, visit http://adidaskingoftheroad.com/ph/ 

*Race event image, singlet design, sizing chart and route maps where grabbed from the adidas King of the Road 2012 Philippines official site.
 

Congratulations to the Rexona Run 2012 Race Voucher Winners!

Hello folks! After being out of internet connection yesterday, PLDT seems to have gotten their act together and was able to restore service today!

Now, the announcement of winners!  These were drawn using the online tool randomizer.org. Here is the actual result of the draw/raffle:

Congratulations to the following winners of the 8 race vouchers for Rexona Run 2012:

18 – Jay Gay M. Locsin
34 – Roniel P. Navarrete
46 – Elmar Agdamag
57 – Ed C
71 – Jonard Tuazon
88 – Eden Jacob
100 – Lyka
125 – Mary Glenn Salazar

Please expect to receive an email from me detailing how each can claim their Rexon Run 2012 race voucher.

Special Reminders for the Winners: If you provided me with either a non-existent or bogus email, you will not be able to receive notification and thus will be unable to claim your prize. After registration has closed,for the Rexona Run 2012 race and you are still have not registered, you forfeit your prize as the race voucher is subject to the race registration period.

The REXONA RUN 2012 Race Voucher Give-Away!

I almost forgot that I have 8 race vouchers to give away!

Yes folks! I am going to make 8 people happy by giving each of them 1 race voucher that they can use to register for the Rexona Run 2012 race for FREE!

Here’s how you can be one of the lucky 8:

1. To gain an entry to the contest, one only has to answer the question:
How do you prepare to OUTRUN yourself at the Rexona Run 2012?
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 Tuesday, July 24 at 8:00PM.
6. Winners will be announced the same day Tuesday, July 24 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 Rexona Run 2012 registration (choose from either 5km or the 21km Individual race category. 21km Relay category is not included in this contest).
9. Registration in your chosen category is not guaranteed as it is still subject to slots availability. Registration is on a first come, first-served basis.

  
Good Luck!

Here Comes 2012 RUN UNITED 3!

Get ready folks as registration for the third leg of the RunRio Trilogy 2012 – the 2012 Run United 3 opens in August! 

My favorite source, little birdie (cute ‘noh!) whispers an exact date to me – 6th of August! But then again, the OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT for the exact date have not been released by both Unilab Active Health (ULAH) and RunRio yet. So consider this information folks as unofficial and unverified.

If it becomes true, then LB (yep, for Little Birdie!) deserves a pat on the back! This also gives everyone a little over one and a half month to register and grab a slot for this much-awaited race event happening on September 16. This race leg of the Trilogy features the Afroman 32km race category.

Meanwhile, once registration opens, everyone will be entitled to participate in the Run United Running Clinic for FREE. The clinic is handled by experienced and bemedaled RunRio running coaches and is being held every Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6PM to 9PM at the Track 30th of the BGC in Taguig.

Here is the exact map to the running clinic venue:

So there folks! I encourage you to check back for the sharing of the official announcement of registration opening and of course, more exciting race details.

*Note: Both the 2012 Run United 3 and the Run United Clinic is brought to us by Unilab Active Health in partnership with RunRio, Inc. Official announcements will therefore always come first from them. 😉

Rexona Run 2012 21k ROUTES – UPDATED

Hello folks! The route for the 21k Individual and Relay categories of the Rexona Run 2012 has been changed. Please refer to the below updated route maps for your guidance. 😉

UPDATED 21KM ROUTE MAPS: (Kindly click on the image to view a high resolution version)

21k INDIVIDUAL ROUTE MAP

21k RELAY ROUTE MAP

36th MILO Marathon – ANGELES Leg Race Results OUT NOW

The fourth elimination leg of the most prestigious running event in the country was held today in Angeles CityNational Milo Marathon veterans Julius Sermona and Merdeliza Dizu topped this year’s Angeles race. Despite the bad weather, Sermona and Dizu were able to beat thousands of participants and will compete with other 34 other qualifiers in the finals at the SM Mall of Asia grounds on December 9, 2012. 
Below are the downloadable files with the list of 36th MILO National Finals qualifiers and the 21k Overall Race Results. 
PRESS RELEASE:

Julius Sermona and Merdeliza Dizu topped their respective 21-kilometer race divisions Sunday in the fourth leg of the 36th National MILO Marathon held in Angeles City

Former national team mainstay Sermona defies bad weather to rule 36th MILO Marathon Angeles race

ANGELES CITY, July 22, 2012: Not even the bad weather could stop former MILO Marathon King Julius Sermona and Merdeliza Dizu from topping the fourth leg of the 36th National MILO Marathon held Sunday. Over 6,150 registered runners participated in the race leg, as Angeles City hosted the MILO Marathon elims for the first time.

Sermona, a former member of the Philippine National Team, defied the heavy downpour and crafted a time of 1:13:02 to lead several other runners into the National Finals on December 9 at the Mall of Asia grounds in Pasay City. Having won two silver medals in the 5,000-m and 10,000-m run in the Bangkok Southeast Asian Games in 2007, the 34-year-old Sermona is one of the fastest runners in this year’s Finals. He established his personal best of 2:21:53 when he dominated the 42-k track of the 30th MILO Marathon National Finals in 2006.

Sermona claims that training for the qualifying race is his foundation for the finals. “I focused on endurance training, road running, a once-a-week work out, and hard training,” he said. “For the finals, I plan to increase the volume and intensity of my routine. I plan to run a few short-distance divisional races and add about 5 to 10-k to my training as well.”

“My goal is to win the finals. I want to defeat the Kenyans in the open division, which is why I hope to avoid injuries,” he added.

Completing the top three cast in the men’s 21-k category are Quisay Alley with 1:14:11 in second place and Ryan Mendoza with 1:17:32 in third place.

Not to be outdone, Merdeliza Dizu stamped class when she outraced fellow veteran Geralden Sealza in the final 200 meters to top the women’s division. Sealza settled for second place with a clocking of 1:37:21, followed by Marychiel Minas-Morales with a time of 1:42:04.

“Since school started this June, I have been training everyday for an hour. I focus on endurance since I’m used to being a mid-distance runner,” said Dizu. “This is actually the first time I ran the 21-k track. I’m very happy to win.”

The 19–year old Dizu added that she has yet to decide whether to pursue the local or open category this year. “It depends on my coach. I am still trying to pace myself and to gauge my capabilities as a runner.”

Both Sermona and Dizu will lead 34 other qualifiers into the 36th National MILO Marathon Finals on December 9 at the SM Mall of Asia (MOA) ground in Pasay City. Earlier, former three-time National MILO Marathon King Eduardo Buenavista (1:13:29) and veteran Miscelle Gilbuena (1:37:29) advanced to the National Finals when they topped the Tarlac City elimination leg last week.

Organizers are expecting a total of 40,000 runners, of which over 2,000 runners registered for the 42-k track, to participate in the Metro Manila qualifying leg on July 29 at the SM Mall of Asia (MOA) ground in Pasay City. This marks a record-breaking number of participants for a single race category in the history of MILO Marathon.

The winner in the local category of the 36th MILO Marathon National Finals will receive P 150,000 for the men and women’s division, respectively, while a sum of P300,000 will be given to the winners in the Open category. A bonus prize of P50,000 will also be accorded to the runner who can break the 2:15:00 invisible barrier and P20,000 for the male runner who can break the 2:18:53 course record set by Eduardo Buenavista in 2004. Another P20,000 is also offered to  the female runner who can break the 2:48:16 record of Jho-Ann Banayag in 2008. National race technical director Rio de la Cruz said that for a foreign runner to qualify in the National Finals, he or she must provide proof of finish in any sanctioned or accredited races by the Association of International Marathons (AIMS) for at least one year before the race day.

To further MILO’s vision to inspire and equip underprivileged school children to excel in sports and in life, MILO’s “Help Give Shoes” advocacy program, which is now on its third year of staging, will provide 10,000 pairs of shoes to children nationwide.  In Angeles City, five schools received shoes through the advocacy program, including Angeles Elementary School, Cutud Elementary School, Teodoro P. Tinio Elementary School, Belen Homesite Elementary School and Abelardo Tinio Elementary School.

After the Angeles City Leg, the qualifying race will shift to Metro Manila on July 29, Naga on Aug. 19, San Pablo, Laguna on Sept. 2, Lipa, Batangas on Sept. 16, Puerto Princesa, Palawan on Sept. 23, Tagbilaran on Sept. 30, Cebu on Oct. 7, Bacolod on Oct. 14, Iloilo on Oct. 28, Gen. Santos on Nov. 4, Davao on Nov. 11, Butuan on Nov. 18 and Cagayan de Oro City on No. 25. The 36th MILO Marathon National Finals is slated on December 9 at the SM Mall of Asia in Pasig City.

The 36th National MILO Marathon is made possible by Timex, the Bayview Park Hotel Manila and Reebok, along with partnerships with the Department of Education and the Philippine Olympic Committee. For more information on the race and its advocacy, visit the MILO marathon website or access the MILO Philippines fanpage on Facebook. Follow MILO on Twitter (@MILOPH).