NIKE We Run Manila 10k – Almost ALL SYSTEMS GO

As race day, Sunday (December 2) nears, NIKE has release these pre-event reminders for all participants including an official Press Release. Read On! 😉

RACE PACK COLLECTION:
Race kit collection has started today, November 27 and will be until Friday, November 30, from 10am to 10pm at Bonifacio High Street.

WE RUN MANILA 10K – RACE DAY
December 2, 2012 (Sun)
4:00 am Assembly
5:30 am Gun Start
Starting point: Seaside Boulevard cor. Bayshore Ave, Mall of Asia activity area (see map below)

*Late comers who arrive at the starting line after 5:45 am will not be allowed to race.

ROUTE MAP:

PROGRAM FLOW:

4:00 am Baggage Depository Opens
4:30 am Race Village Opens/Start Pen Opens
5:00 am Runners Warm-up and Stand-by
5:30 am Gunstart
6:30 am Race Village Elements Open (Concessionaires, Massage, Photo Booths)
8:00 am Runners have to finish by this time to qualify for the Finisher’s Entitlement
8:15 am Program Begins
                  – Host Opening Spiels
                  – Never The Strangers Set
                  – Sponge Cola Set
9:15 am Prize Presentation for Individual Categories
9:45 am Prize Presentation for School Category
10:00 am Chicosci Set
10:30 am Host Closing Spiels
11:15 am Closing

PRESS RELEASE:

13,000 Runners to Own Manila in the Nike We Run MNL 10K
Race kit collection from November 27 to 30, from 10 am until 10 pm at Bonifacio High Street

PHILIPPINES, 26 November 2012 – On Sunday, 2 December, close to 13,000 runners will be up bright and early to take part in the Nike We Run MNL 10K race. It will flag off at the SM Mall of Asia activity area, at the corner of Seaside Boulevard and Bayshore Avenue. The runners will be part of Nike’s global We Run race movement which will see a total of 395,000 runners from 32 cities participating, forging a new global community of runners through Nike’s most connected race series yet with innovative Nike+ technology.

Nike’s We Run MNL 10K race will bring the streets of Pasay City to life with 13,000 high energy runners expected to make tracks all over the SM Mall of Asia’s grounds. Set against the remarkable view of Manila Bay, the race will see runners pass through the commercialized area of the Mall of Asia with the SMX Convention Center and the latest icon of the area, the eye-shaped SM Bay City Arena. Runners are set to leave the urban commercial scenery and head towards the fields along Diosdado Macapagal Boulevard, before taking a turn on Pacific Avenue to race back to the finish line.

At the finish line, runners can look forward to completing their Nike experience at the race village located at Seaside Boulevard, connecting with fellow running enthusiasts and athletes to celebrate their running achievements. Runners can also recharge and relax at the massage booth, as well as enjoy the refreshments from the juice bar. There will be a concert, hosted by Nike influencers Drew Arellano and Mia Bayuga, featuring bands such as Chicosci, Never The Strangers and Spongecola to keep the adrenaline pumping after the run.

All finishers will receive a Finisher’s T-Shirt to commemorate the event and their running experience. Adapting the global We Run design, and customized for the Philippines, runners are identified globally with the black Nike Dri-Fit race tee featuring a distinct volt green collar piping and a striking graphic in volt green. Runners who complete the run will also receive a finisher’s tee to proudly wear their achievement.

In line with this, the race kit collection will be on November 27 to 30 from 10 am until 10 pm at the Bonifacio High Street activity grounds in front of Nike Park Fort, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig. Runners are reminded to bring their IDs and a printed copy of their confirmation slip to collect their race packs.

The Nike We Run race series is Nike’s most connected race series yet with innovative Nike+ technology. The race series kicked off on September 1 in Prague Czech Republic, and will conclude on December 15 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

For more information, visit: http://www.facebook.com/NikeRunningPH or follow us on twitter via @NikePH.

RUN BGC Available Parking Slots

Hello Run BGC participants! Here are the available parking facilities at the Bonifacio Global City on race day, November 25.

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In addition, please take note of these important reminders:

1. Starting Line 5k/10k/15k is at 34th street, while the 500m is at 9th ave, near 32th ave.
2. New Gun start: 15k – 5:20 / 10k – 5:30 / 5k – 5:50 / 500m – 6:45am.
3. A bus will be utilized as a baggage deposit area at the starting line. Baggage buses will then move to the finish line along 28th ave. in time for the runners who will then claim their deposited baggage after crossing the finish line.

Cheers!

CIHM 3 Last Day of Registration is on November 23!

The 3rd Corregidor International Half-Marathon is set to happen on December 1, 2012 at the historic and beautiful island of Corregidor. Incidentally, this race’s registration period is set to end by tomorrow, November 23. So those who have not signed-up yet but is intending to participate better register already!

Below is the official press announcement about it. Cheers!

CIHM PRE-RACE PR

 A CALL TO ARMS
November 23, 2012 is the final day for CIHM 3 registration

Runners are all laced up and ready to race in the 3rd Corregidor International Half Marathon on December 1, 2012. As the big race weekend approaches, event organizers are inviting more and more running enthusiasts to register until Friday, November 23, 2012 at 11:59pm.

Being the arena of one of the last major running events of the year, Corregidor Island is indeed mapped out and ready for the participants who will be flocking from all over the world. Runners from different countries will be coming in such as Ireland, the U.S., Australia, Japan, the Netherlands, France, Canada, Indonesia and Vietnam.

Filipino runners are also making a rally for the race. Runners from the eight key provinces that have played a major role in the Philippine Revolution will be present. These provinces are Cavite, Bulacan, Pampanga, Nueva Ecija, Batangas, Tarlac, Laguna and Manila. Participants from Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao will also be coming in.

Like King Leonidas’ army in “300,” their professions will no longer distinguish the runners. While organizers see a good mix of medical practitioners, lawyers, policemen, government employees, businessmen, salesmen, journalists, actors, call center employees, advertising executives, athletes, HR practitioners, OFWs, architects, engineers, chefs, artists, tech gurus, finance experts, international relations specialists and airline executives, the CIHM 3 will provide a level playing field for everyone.

The participants are expected to arrive on the island on November 30. Though the race on December 1 will be hard, the runners will be expected to party harder. Before the race “showdown” begins, they will be treated to a delicious carbo-loading dinner courtesy of Yellow Cab and a traditional bonfire at the South Dock. And post-race, a rave party will erupt courtesy of Manila Beer and will be hosted by the inimitable tandem of DJ Chris and DJ Chloe from Mellow 94.7. Exciting prizes will also be raffled off during the party courtesy of Soleus, Yellow Cab, Sun Cruises, Igco Skim Milk and other sponsors.

The 3rd Corregidor International Half Marathon is managed and organized by Big, Big, Big, Inc. presented by Soleus and Sun Cruises, Inc., in cooperation with Yellow Cab, Manila Beer, Corregidor Foundation, Running Mate, One Sceniques, ROX, L Time Studio, Igco Skim Milk, 38 Energy Drink, and the official hydration partners Summit Mineral Water and 100Plus Sports Drink and media partners The Philippine Star, Total Fitness Magazine, Business Mirror, Kulit Runner, Takbo.ph, MultiSport Magazine and Mellow 94.7.

36th MILO Marathon National Finals – REGISTRATION UPDATE

Here are the updates on available registration slots for the 36th MILO Marathon National Finals which will be on December 9, 2012 at the SM Mall of Asia:

Those who are intending to sign-up for the 5km race, you still have the 9PM today to make it to the registration centers. Good luck!

RIP THE ROAD Race Series

Here is a series of racing events that I’m sure runners will look forward to participating in – RIP THE ROAD! The first leg, RIP THE ROAD 1 – UNLEASHED is set to happen on Sunday, November 25 at the Makati CBD!

The following will be what’s in store for every participant :

  • New concept – 10k race series with 5 qualifying legs and a championship
  • Unique race route – start/finish is at the Glorietta 3 Park; we haven’t had a race with a route in the heart of Makati Central Business District ever since the to give Globe Run for Home of 2010.
  • Fixed race route – It has the same route every race to eliminate the biggest variable—the route.
  • Limited field – 2,000 slots only in first race to give runners more room to vroom!
  • Big prizes in each leg and championship
  • Age-group competition

Interested already? Here are the important race details:

RIP THE ROAD
1st Leg: November 25, 2012
10km
Makati Central Biness District

Go to http://www.riptheroad.com for more details

REGISTRATION FEE:

P650 per race

Plus a one-time purchase of a reausable timing tag for P150:
Timing tag can be used for all other races during the season
Replacement timing tags will cost P250

REGISTRATION PROCEDURE:
1. Become a Ripper:

a. Log on to Rip the Road website
b. Go to REGISTER NOW!
c. Input the required data
d. Accept the terms & conditions and SUBMIT
e. You will be issued a Ripper’s ID Number and Ripper’s ID card

– Your Ripper ID contains your personal information (no need to input data everytime you join a race)
– You will use your Ripper’s ID card each time you register for a race
– You will need your Ripper’s ID number to access your account, check race results, photos, change your profile

2. Register for the Race:

a. Go to a Registration Center

– Planet Sports Glorietta Mall
– Planet Sports Trinoma
– Planet Sports Alabang Town Center

b. Present your Ripper’s ID Card
c. Sign the waiver
d. Pay the registration fee
e. Get your race kit

– Deadline for registration is November 22 or until all 2,000 slots get filled up.

RACE MECHANICS:

Rip the Road is an annual series of five competitive 10K races with a championship race at the end of each season.

In each leg, the top 3 over-all male and female winners will be awarded, as well as the champion and runner-up in five age groups:

  • 30 years old & below
  • 31-35 years old & below
  • 36-40 years old
  • 41-45 years old
  • 46 years old & above

– Only the top 1,000 runners will qualify for the championship race (free entry)
– Runners must finish at least 2 legs to qualify for the championship race. Qualifying time is the average of a runner’s 2 fastest finish times.
– Winners and the top 250 finishers of the championship race will be invited to the Night of Champions awards dinner (free entry)

RACE DATES:

  • Rip the Road 1: Unleashed November 25, 2012
  • Rip the Road 2 January 13, 2013
  • Rip the Road 3 February 17, 2013
  • Rip the Road 4 March 17, 2013
  • Rip the Road 5 April 14, 2013
  • Rip the Road Championship May 12, 2013

OTHER EVENTS:

  • Pre-Championship Race Packet Pick-up & Pasta Party: May 10, 2013 (venue to be announced)
  • Night of Champions Awards Dinner: May 24, 2013 (venue to be announced)

ASSEMBLY, START/FINISH & ACTIVITY AREA:
Glorietta 3 Park, Ayala Center, Makati

RACE ROUTE:
Makati Central Business District (see map)
The same race route will be used for each race


RACE TIMES:

  • Assembly Time: 5:00 AM
  • Starting Time: 5:45 AM
  • Cut-Off Time: 
    • Runners must reach Ayala Avenue from Buendia Avenue by 7:15 AM
    • Runners who fail to meeet the cut-off time will not be allowed to continue the race (DNF)
    • Sweeper vehicles will transport DNF runners to the activity area
    • Hydration wil be available at the cut-off area

PRIZES:

  • All Race Finishers: Limited special-edition finisher’s technical shirt
  • Leg Winners: Over-all males and females
    • 1st place – Trophy, P5,000 cash & other perks
    • 2nd place – Trophy, P3,000 cash & other perks
    • 3rd place – Trophy, P2,000 cash & other perks
  • Age-group males and females
    • Champion – Trophy, P1,000 cash & other perks
    • Runner-up – Trophy, P500 & other perks
  • Special prizes will be given to runners who finish 3 or more races
  • Championship: Over-all males and females
    • 1st place- Trophy, P50,000 cash & other perks
    • 2nd place – Trophy, P30,000 cash & other perks
    • 3rd place – Trophy, P20,000 cash & other perks
  • Age group males and females
    • 1st place Trophy, P3,000 cash & other perks
    • 2nd place Trophy, P2,000 cash & other perks
    • 3rd place Trophy, P1,000 cash & other perks
  • Top male and female Filipinos will be sent compete in an international 10k race (race to be announced)

TEASER:

NIKE We Run Manila 10k Blog Promo Winners!

AND FINALLY!!! Congratulations to the following winners as chosen by representatives from NIKE:

1. RICHARD LORESCA

“My favorite sports heroes inspire me to run. I won’t forget that day when Philippines’ very own Lydia de Vega won the 100m dash in 1991 Southeast Asian Games. I was there at the jampacked Rizal Memorial Football Stadium, watching in awe as Diay crosses the finish line first, and dreaming that someday I might be able to experience the glory of being cheered on by my countrymen.

I love running ever since I was little, but that dream will remain a dream. Realistically, I don’t run as fast as Lydia so I just studied and had a job. But whenever I finishes a fun run, I am feeling the same way as my idol did. Seeing all those people cheering at the finish line and all those cameras flashing everywhere makes me feel proud and victorious.

Perseverance made Roger Federer a 17-time grand slam singles champion in tennis. Persistence helps Kobe Bryant earn five NBA championship rings. Discipline catapulted Manny Pacquiao to eight boxing titles. The sport of running teaches me all these traits. i will run as long as my body permits. I will run as long as there are roads to run to. And I will run as long as there are new sports heroes that will inspire me to push myself to the the limits and dream big.”

2. EDWARD DIENTE

“I have been a video game addict since my childhood and was thin and looks unhealthy. Been idle for decades and never exercised since my favorite sports is chess. I worked as a graphic designer and i’m in front of a computer for most part of my life. Now, what inspired me to run? My family has a hypertension heritage both my father and mother. Years gone by and relatives passed away with stroke as a main diagnosis. The saddest of them all is when my mother died from pneumonia caused by her 3rd stroke attack. Her first stroke even caused her to have an amnesia for 6 months which I thought only happens in the movies. Now, my father was already attacked thrice by minor stroke. Thanks to his maintenance meds and healthy vegetable and fish diet, major stroke never occurred to him. He never exercised by the way. This made me realized that I need to go out there and work for that healthy heart and lungs. I already finished my first marathon at TBR, a lot of 21k’s, and countless 10k, 5k and training runs. With passion for running and making it a lifestyle, it got me to also inspire my family, friends and co-workers to also run and join fun runs and races. This made me a better person and living now an active and a happy life :)”

3. OLIVER GUTIERREZ

“I always loved running…it was something I could do by myself, and under own strength. I could go in any direction, fast or slow as you wanted, fighting the wind if you felt like it, seeking out new sights just on the strength of your feet and the courage of your stamina.” For me running is a way to learn about challeges, accomplishments, struggles and a way to meet new friends and places.

When I running, it doesn’t matter whether I come in first, in the middle of the pack, or last.Sabi ko na lang sa sarili ko (Translation: I only said to myself), ‘I have finished this.” ” I don’t have to go fast, I just have to go” I have lot of reasons why I love running Reward myself (Get my finisher medal, To meet fellow marathoners (Talk to other runners), Boost my self-confidence, Boost stamina, Explore new city, Run with my personal record, Let go of negative emotions, Stress relief, To help the beneficiary of the event, To achieve my goal to win in marathon as 1st place.”

Again, congratulations to the three of you! Please expect an email from me with the details on how you are to claim your prize. Once you receive the email, you will need to reply outright for you to be able to claim/register for your prize.

Thank you!

Nike We Run Manila 10k Blog Promo

Hello All! The announcement of the three winners for the Nike We Run Manila 10k Race Kit Give-Away Promo is delayed because the judges are taking time to carefully choose the deserving entries as the winners. 

I apologize for this delay and be assured that winners will be posted here as soon as I have the list.

Cheers!