adidas Launches New PULSE BOOST HD at Night Mile Race Manila

Last August 24, I was lucky enough to be part of a big adidas celebration – first, the official launch of the new adidas PULSE BOOST HD and second, the second year anniversary of the adidas Runners Manila club. adidas made the occasion very special by holding a free run – the Night Mile Race. It was drizzling but it did not stop over a hundred runners from participating in this intimate 5-relay night run. 

I arrived at the Intramuros welcomed by the energy of all the people getting ready to join the race. I was told that the race was a 5-member relay run wherein runners 1-4 are expected to complete a one-mile loop and runner 5 completing a 2-mile loop. The fastest male and female group will each win a pair of the new adidas Pulse Boost HD per member.

After the run, all participants were treated to a buffet dinner at Barbara’s restaurant. Truly an anniversary celebration of sorts!

The star of the night, adidas Pulse Boost HD, is the newest upgrade of adidas’ greatest asset, the boost technology. It boasts of the following features:

  • Continental™ Adaptive Traxion, a new Continental™ Rubber outsole developed by artificial intelligence, giving maximum grip to quickly change direction on any surface, dry or wet.
  • Adapt Knit, a new flexible upper that stretches where you need it.
  • Spotify Integration, a QR code on the tongue links directly to a custom playlist based on where you are in the world. Once you’ve scanned the code, you’ll unlock the exclusive playlist.

Here’s a quick look at the new pair I received, courtesy of adidas. I can’t wait to be able to try and run in it soon!

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Congratulations adidas Runners Manila, Happy Anniversary!

PRESS RELEASE:

ADIDAS INTRODUCES NEW BOOST TECHNOLOGY AT THE NIGHT MILE RACE MANILA WITH THE NEW PULSEBOOST HD

Released on August 22, Pulseboost HD is the first silhouette to offer Boost HD, an evolution of the iconic midsole technology from adidas

adidas gives runners a chance to conquer every corner of Intramuros

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Manila, Philippines, August 2019 — adidas Philippines on August 24 celebrated the launch of its first silhouette to offer the Boost HD— Pulseboost HD. The shoe was engineered for more stability with the same unrivalled energy return and comfort. It is the result of a collaboration among urban runners from New York, Paris, and Berlin. Runners are now free to conquer every corner, every curb, and every crack with a completely new package of performance benefits — Boost HD, Continental Adaptive Traxion, Adapt Knit.

adidas Runners Manila (aRM) got to put the Pulseboost HD to the test at the Night Mile Race Manila, a collective relay with two categories made available — Open, for beginner and intermediate runners, and Elite, for intermediate to advanced runners. The relay had a total distance of five miles, with each member of a team running one mile. The top teams for each category were awarded at the celebration after the run, which was held at Batala Bar in Intramuros, Manila.

“The Night Mile Race is a great way for our runners to experience the new innovation in boost technology as well as to celebrate the anniversary of adidas Runners Manila. We are very proud of what the team has achieved in just the past two years — a highly engaged Facebook group with thousands of members who have, in one way or another, worked on their running goals with aRM”, said Jen Dacasin, adidas Brand Communication and Sports Manager.

BOOST HD isn’t technology— it’s a real life power-up. Join the adidas Runners Manila Facebook group in celebrating BOOST’s impact on sport culture with its free running and training sessions every week.

The adidas Pulseboost HD is available in-store and on adidas.com.ph/pulseboost for Php 6,500.

New Year’s Treat: FREE 7-Eleven Run 2018 10K Race Registration!

Happy New Year everyone! 

As we all have learned by now, it’s a little over a month until the much-awaited 7-Eleven Run Series! What makes it truly special this year is the fact that the awesome people from Philippine Seven Corporation decided to take it to the next level by holding not just one race but three races simultaneously in three different cities in the country!

Yep, the 7-Eleven Run Series this February 4, 2018, won’t just happen in Metro Manila (Filinvest City, Alabang) but also in Cebu and Davao! All three races will feature the same race categories: 42KM, 21KM, 10KM, 16KM, 10KM, 10KM Buddy, 5KM, 5KM Buddy, 3KM and 500 Meter (Kids run).

Registration is already on-going and full details can be found at https://www.run711.com/.

RACE KITS GIVE-AWAY FOR THE NEW YEAR!

Meanwhile, as a new year’s treat, this blog, in partnership with 7-Eleven Run 2018 event partner Del Monte Fit and Right Active, will be giving away 10k race kits to random readers of this blog from Manila, Cebu and Davao! That’s 10k race kits for each race venue!

The mechanics are pretty simple:

1. In your FB account, post a photo of your favorite Fit and Right Active variant. As a caption, tell us how and when do you usually drink it. Plus the 7-Eleven Run race venue that you intend to run in. (choices: Manila, Cebu, Davao).
2. Make sure we are able to see your post by setting it to “PUBLIC”.
3. Share the link to your post by putting it as a comment on this blog. When doing so, include your FB account name. 
4. The lucky recipients of the 7-Eleven Run 2018 10k registration codes for Manila, Cebu and Davao will be randomly selected using an online app. 
5. Photos may not be your own but remember to properly acknowledge copyright or include photo credit when using other’s photo. (It’s the right thing to do! :))
6. One can send a maximum of three posts as his/her entry but can only win once.
7. Entries can be sent until 10PM on Friday, January 5. Winners will be announced by January 6.

Good luck!

*Many thanks to Del Monte Fit and Right Active for the free race registration codes!

Under Armour’s Charged BANDIT 3 – My Initial Impression

Under Armour has recently released the newest iteration of their Charged Bandit running shoe line – Bandit 3 and it surely is set to steal a runner’s heart away!

Designed to be “street ready”, it not only boasts of its ability to satisfy a runner’s need for a great performance shoe, it is also stylish enough to be an everyday shoe. 

Thanks to the people of Under Armour Philippines, I got the chance to get first dibs on a pair of Bandit 3!

I also have the first two generations of the Bandit shoes and I believe that this third iteration is the best Bandit shoe so far!

From left to right: Charged Bandit 1, Bandit 3 and Bandit 2.

Here are my initial impressions:

  • its upper material is knitted, makes it more lightweight (lighter than Bandit 2) and breathable 
  • it fits well and is comfortable to wear – for someone with a narrow feet like mine, i love how the shoe hugs my feet
  • there is enough cushioning on the heel, making the back of my feet fit securely in place – oh and I love that the heel counter has this small cushion that is like a pillow that wraps around my heel. so comfy!
  • For minimalists, it is good to note that this shoe has lessened the heel-toe drop from 10mm to 8mm. 
  • The charged cushioning feature of the Bandit 2 is still present in this iteration – great news for “neutral runners” who wants not only a lightweight shoe but one with responsive feedback as well.
  • IT IS A LOOKER! I have only worn it a few number of times but I have been getting gazes and glances on my feet whenever I have it on. 🙂

Want more? Check out the Bandit 3 Factsheet HERE.

I love my Bandit 3 pair! Thanks Under Armour!

The Under Armour has definitely redefined the word “bandit” in a positive way. I enjoyed using the Bandit 3 – whether from running a short 5km or just simply walking. And I am truly excited to find out what more this pair can deliver for me, as I continue using it.

For runners who would like a running shoe that is worth their every peso, the Bandit 3 will not disappoint. After all, it was “designed to do it all,  ready to log miles on miles – all while looking, feeling, and fitting great.”

PRESS RELEASE:

Under Armour’s Bandit 3 running shoes
are ready to help you take on the street

Under Armour (NYSEA: UA, UAA) has taken the running scene by storm, and their newest asset is no exception. Bandit 3 is the newest addition to the brand’s renewed running offering which this year has included: the most recent evolution of Gemini with its 3rd iteration, the new UA Velocity ultralightweight running shoe and UA Europa, the first-ever running “control” shoe from the Baltimore based brand.

The Bandit 3 is the third instalment of their Bandit series, and it is a shoe designed to be “street ready”. It provides a versatile, lightweight style that accompanies its Charged Cushioning technology, which absorbs impact and returns explosive energy, giving the runner a comfortable run.

The new Bandit 3, a shoe for great design and even better performance, has a seamless heel cup that moulds the foot for a perfect fit, eliminating all distraction and making the shoe feel like an extension of your feet.Its knit upper feels perfect and flexes as you move, which makes it a great shoe for long-distance runs.

In addition to satisfying the runner’s needs for a great performance shoe, Bandit 3 is also a stylish option for everyday use. Doing justice to its name, the Bandit series has once again stolen the show.

Get Set for the First Ever Hello Kitty Run Manila

Three years after it was first launched in Singapore and after its successful stints in major cities in Asia such as Japan, Taiwan, Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand and Indonesia the world’s most famous feline is bringing her Hello Kitty fun run in Manila!

Happening on October 21 at the SM MOA Complex, the first ever Hello Kitty Run Manila is a themed 5km fun run that promises to inspire love and share happiness with everyone.

Check out the run details below. See you at the starting line!

HELLO KITTY RUN MANILA 2017
OCTOBER 21, 2017
5:00AM – 11:00AM
SM MOA COMPLEX
http://www.hellokittyrunph.com/

TICKET CATEGORIES:

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REGISTRATION DETAILS:

ONLINE: http://www.hellokittyrunph.com

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SHIRT SIZING CHART:


RACE KIT PICK-UP DAY:

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PRESS RELEASE:

Hi there, Hello Kitty fans! Are you ready to spread love and have fun with Hello Kitty? After visiting Japan, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand and Indonesia, Hello Kitty is coming to the Philippines through the first ever Hello Kitty Run Manila 2017 happening on October 21, 2017! Let’s have fun with family and friends with the fun run’s theme, “Link Love Together!”

Our beloved Hello Kitty will inspire love and share happiness with everyone in the 5km fun run at the SM By the Bay, SM MOA Complex. To show her excitement to meet all participants, she prepared an exclusive edition Hello Kitty Run Manila 2017 race kit consisting of themed race tee and race bib, with lots of special gifts from sponsors, all in a very cute exclusive Hello Kitty Run Manila 2017 drawstring bag! Everyone who will cross the finish line will also receive a very cute special edition Hello Kitty Run finisher’s medal for their effort!

Hello Kitty herself will meet-and-greet friends and fans at a special stage program during the event! There will also be lots of activities and booths where you can get exclusive and limited edition souvenirs and merchandise.

Early bird tickets has been selling from July 1 until August 15; Standard tickets from August 16 to September 15; and Last minute tickets from September 16 to October 15. Register now at http://www.hellokittyrunph.com !

Hello Kitty Run Manila 2017 is organized by Tokyo Gets Ltd and Ten:22 Business Solutions in partnership with CHERIFER Syrup, along with its official venue partner, SM By the Bay, official media partners; ETC and 2nd Avenue, Manila Bulletin, Philippine Star, Business Mirror and Otaku Asia, major partners Pocari Sweat and Crystal Clear, Toy Kingdom, Skin White, Rizal Park Hotel, Golden Phoenix Hotel, Pascual Creamy Delight, Skechers, Devant, and marketing partners Salonpas, Acer, Banana Peel, Fujifilm Instax, Softex and Healthy Innovations. This event is supported by JLOP (Japan’s Ministry of Economy and Industry, Contents Division).

Let’s LINK LOVE TOGETHER at HELLO KITTY RUN MANILA 2017!

Tara, Siargao Racecation?!

Lately, “in” ngayon ang mga foot races which takes runners to different places in the country and at times, out of it. Kasi naman, malaking bagay din ang diversity sa pagtakbo. One, you get to take-in a whole new sight while running (bawas boredom lalo na pag long run!) and then at times, you also get to enjoy a much needed respite, especially if the race venue is out of town – away from the bustling metropolis, ika nga!

If ganyan ang hanap mo sa mga runs mo ngayon, then RunRio has one such race for you! It’s the Siargao International Marathon!

Ang Siargao, sabi ni Wikipedia, “is a tear-drop shaped island in the Philippine Sea situated 800 kilometers southeast of Manila in the province of Surigao del Norte.”. Ako pag na-mention ang Siargao, ang naiisip ko white, sandy beaches and crystal clears waters na patok mag-surfing!

So yun na nga, kung ang trip mo lately ay to “commune with nature” while running and then mag-time out din for a few days after, then maybe the Siargao International Marathon might be the perfect “racecation” for you. 

O pano, tara racecation? Sayo race, akin yun vacation? Haha, cheers!

SIARGAO INTERNATIONAL MARATHON
RUN FOR THE MANGROVES
JULY 23, 2017
DEL CARMEN, SIARGAO
21KM AND 42KM

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RACE SCHEDULE:

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GUN AND CUT-OFF TIMES:

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MAXICARE Celebrates 30 Years of Premium Healthcare with a Run Race

Maxicare, on its 30th year of providing the finest healthcare in the Philippines, will be holding their very own run race on July 9, 2017 at the BGC.

Catering to both experienced and beginning runners, the race is poised to be the last foot race that will ever be organized in the BGC area. As a treat, all finishers will feel like a winner as they will all receive a medal. There will also be an extensive “Wellness Village” where the runners and their families and friends can dine, relax and enjoy activities that Maxicare’s partner brands have prepared.

Through this run whose beneficiary will be Bahay Aruga, a free halfway house for Pediatric Cancer Patients, Maxicare wants to offer the complete experience of advocacy, athleticism and celebration.

Check out more details below.

MAXICARE RUN
JULY 9, 2017
9TH ST., COR. 34TH AVE., BGC
200M/3KM/5KM/10KM/16KM

BENEFICIARY: Bahay Aruga

REGISTRATION PERIOD: May 22 to July 2, 2017

REGISTRATION SITES:
ONLINE: click HERE
ON-SITE:

  • Select CHRIS SPORTS branches
    • Glorietta
    • Market Market
    • SM Megamall
    • SM North Edsa
    • SM MOA
    • SM BF Parañaque
  • MAXICARE Office

REGISTRATION FEES AND INCLUSIONS:

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Run for Aspins 2017 – May 6, 2017

Here’s a race that not only aims to raise awareness on responsible pethood and pet adoption from Philippine Animal Rescue Team (PART) but also to put to light the “other” purpose in life of man’s best friend – being military working dogs.

Through our race participation, 20% of the registration fee we will pay will go to the rescue projects of the PART and to the building of additional K9 facilities in different AFP Units.

See below race details or check the event’s official FB Page: Rundezvous Inc/Events/RunforAspins2017.

RUN FOR ASPINS 2017
MAY 6, 2017, 3AM
CAMP AGUINALDO, QC.
5km (human)/10km (human)/2km (man & dog)/600m (man & dog)
FB Page: Rundezvous Inc/Events/RunforAspins2017

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