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2012 Run United 3 RACE VOUCHER Give-Away!

I have 10 2012 RUN UNITED 3 Race Vouchers to give away!

Yep! That will be 10 people winning a chance to register for free for the upcoming 2012 RUN UNITED 3 race!

Here’s how you can be one of the lucky 10:

1. To gain an entry to the contest, one only has to do the following:
– READ and UNDERSTAND the 2012 Run United 3 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS document as posted HERE.
– After reading and understanding, answer the question:
What particular information from the FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS document did you find the most useful? Why? (Anong information na makikita sa Frequently Asked Questions document ang para sa iyo ay pinakamahalaga? Bakit?)
2. Post your COMPLETE ANSWER as a comment to this blog post. Remember that you also need to explain WHY. Incomplete answers will not be accepted. 
3. Answers may be in ENGLISH or FILIPINO. Ang mahalaga, kung saan ka pinaka-komportable na makasagot ng tama at kumpleto. 🙂
4. Only ONE answer will be accepted per person. Duplicate entries will be disqualified/removed.
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 now until Saturday, September 1 at 8:00PM.
7. Winners will be announced afterwards and will also be notified via email (so please do indicate your VALID email address in your comment).
8. RunRio complimentary race vouchers that will be received as a prize is transferable but cannot be exchanged for cash nor is it for sale.
9. RunRio complimentary race vouchers can be used to “pay” for a 2012 Run United 3 registration (choose from any of the available race categories).
10. 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!

Save the Date for the CORREGIDOR INT’L HALF-MARATHON 2012!

December 1, 2012
Corregidor Island, Bataan

AVON KGBC’s Let’s Walk the Talk Tour

AVON, the company for women, continues its breast cancer crusade this year with the 20th edition of its Kiss Goodbye to Breast Cancer (KGBC) campaign.

Avon Philippines President and General Manager Kanwar Bhutani welcomed the guests and supporters of Kiss Goodbye to Breast Cancer Press Launch and Tour Kick-Off

Atty. Felipe L. Gozon (Chairman and CEO, GMA 7) gave a brief message to encourage people to support Avon’s Kiss Goodbye to Breast Cancer advocacy

Avon Kiss Goodbye to Breast Cancer Advocate, Sarah Lahbati

The said campaign was launched last August 15 at the GMA7 Studio 7 led by no less than Avon Philippines President and General Manager Kanwar Bhutani, GMA7 Chairman and CEO, Atty Felipe Gozon and GMA 7 Celebrity Sarah Lahbati who incidentally is the new KGBC campaign advocate. The launch was characterized by the unveiling and a kick-off of  the “Let’s Walk the Talk” tours which will mainly focus on helping “build a community where people understand that the best way to fight the disease is through early detection and awareness.”

Arni Rifareal (VP for Human Resources, Ford Philippines), Faith Fernandez Aranton (Head of PR and Communications, Avon Philippines), Sarah Lahbati (KGBC celebrity advocate), Kanwar Bhutani (Avon Philippines President and General Manager), Atty. Felipe L. Gozon (Chairman and CEO, GMA 7), Dr. Rachael Rosario (Executive Director, Philippine Cancer Society), Jen Colayco (SM Women’s Committee), and Cristina Cruz (Director of Marketing, The Peninsula Manila)

Avon’s league of women who battled and survived the fight against breast cancer

The tours will cover educational sessions on how to do self-breast examinations, free breast examinations by attending physicians and “opportunities to get to know the disease more through poignant stories and experiences from survivors.”

Avon had breast-vests (as in the photo) produced in order to help/teach participants do a proper breast self-examination in the tour

during the tour, attending physicians will be stationed in cubicles and will be ready to provide free breast examinations

Aside from the kick-off at the GMA7  last August 15, the tour  has since then went to AVON Las Pinas last August 20 to 22 and at AVON Taft last August 27 to 29. If you are interested to take part on this campaign, the next tour schedules are as follows:

  • September 3 to 5 – AVON Shaw
  • September 10 to 12 – AVON EDSA
  • September 27 to 30 – SM Cebu (off-site)
  • October 25 to 28 – SM Davao (off-site)

Finally, for us runners and walkers, the Kiss Goodbye to Breast Cancer Series of tours will culminate with the annual WALK AND RUN EVENTS. Read on for the details:

October 21, 2012
SM Mall of Asia Open Grounds
walk/5km run/10km run

Walk Event:
– Purchase the 2012 KGBC T-Shirt for only PHP 220 from an AVON Representative beginning Sept. 1
– For every shirt purchased, Php20 will be donated to the Philippine General Hospital Breast Care Center and selected provincial hospitals.

Run Events:
5km – PHP 500
10km – PHP 650
– Run Events’ registration fee comes with an Avon KGBC Race Kit which is inclusive of a singlet, race number and give-away.
– Proceeds from these events will go to the PGH Breast Care Center and selected provincial hospitals.

* Individuals may also show their support for the cause by purchasing the AVON Ultra Color Rich Brilliance Lipstick, with part of the proceedsaw ( earmarked for the breast cancer fund.

1. AVON Branches: (from now until October 13)
– Makati Head Office (864-2638)
– Taft (516-8001 to 06)
– Shaw (571-8937 / 541-8933)

2. Royal Sporting House (from now until October 13)
Glorietta 4, Makati

3. R.O.X. Store (from September 26 to October 14)
Bonifacio High Street

2012 KGBC T-Shirt Sample (as worn):


Men’s Health Urbanathlon and Festival 2012

October 14, 2012, 5:00AM – 10:00AM
SM Mall of Asia Open Grounds
5km/10km/21km (with obstacles)

Registration Period: August 22 to October 8, 2012

Target Number of Participants: 2,000

Registration Fees:

Registration Centers:

1. 360 Fitness Club

  • Makati: 7F 107 Dolmar Gold Tower, C. Palanca St., Legaspi Village, Makati (940-9575)
  • Ortigas: 13F Strata 100, F. Ortigas Jr. Road, Ortigas Center, Pasig City (577-7807)

2. Gold’s Gym

  • Alabang: 3F BMW Bldg., Commerce Ave., Ayala Alabang, Muntinlupa (772-4986)
  • Katipunan: 4F Regis Plaza Bldg., 327 Katipunan Ave., Loyola Heights, QC (437-0241)

3. ROX
Bonifacio High Street, B1 ROX Building, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig








The Toughest Men’s Health Urbanathlon yet happens in October

The Philippine edition of Men’s Health, the largest men’s lifestyle magazine, will hold its annual Men’s Health Urbanathlon & Festival event on Sunday, October 14 at SM Mall of Asia from 5:00am – 10:00am. Celebrity host, Rovilson Fernandez, will be at the helm of the event.

On its 6th staging, the country’s original obstacle laden race is expected to be significantly tougher, bigger and more intense this time around. Designed to test the urbanathlete’s fitness level, the event now has a 21km distance aside from the usual 5km and 10km categories. 

The city-based, multi-disciplinary race requires more than just perfect running form as this also tests the racer’s endurance to withstand a mix of 7 uniquely engineered obstacles that all increases in difficulty in each race categories. Such obstacles involve Monkey & Parallel bars, Steeple chase & modified tires, Container vans, Wall climb, Vertical climb, Scaffolding maze and Military hurdles. 

Registration for the Men’s Health Urbanathlon begins on August 22 and ends October 8, 2012. The registration fee for the race is P750.00 for the 5km and 10km distances and P850.00 for the 21km distance. Registration centers are located at 360° Fitness Club Makati & Ortigas, Gold’s Gym Alabang & Katipunan and at ROX, BGC. At the event, each participant will be given a complete racing kit including their urbanathlon singlet, race bib, drink stub from Gatorade, food stub from Century Tuna. Race finishers will get Finishers medal with Men’s Health lanyard, Finishers certificate, Urbanathlete shirt and Urbanathlon drawstring bag.

This year’s Men’s Health Urbanathlon & Festival 2012 is made possible by Century Tuna and Gatorade. Special thanks to major sponsors, Bo’ athletics; Cataflam; Emperador Light; Havaianas; Suunto; Minor sponsors, Banana Boat and Schick and media partners, 99.5 RT and Magic 89.9.

For more information about the upcoming Men’s Health Urbanathlon & Festival 2012, grab a copy of the July issue of Men’s Health with actor Gerald Anderson on the cover. Men’s Health is available in newsstands, bookstores and supermarkets nationwide.  For more of Men’s Health online become a fan on Facebook via and follow them on Twitter via