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.

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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

ONSITE:

OTHER REGISTRATION OPTIONS:

RACE KIT INCLUSIONS:

SHIRT SIZING CHART:


RACE KIT PICK-UP DAY:

5KM RUN ROUTE:

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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REGISTRATION FEES AND INCLUSIONS (click on the link to enlarge the image):


GUN AND CUT-OFF TIMES:

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CASH PRIZES:

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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:

SINGLET:

FINISHER’S SHIRT (16KM):

FINISHER’S MEDALS:

ASSEMBLY AND GUN START TIMES:

ROUTE MAPS:

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

REGISTRATION DETAILS:

RACE KITS:

EVENT SCHEDULE:

NatGeo Earth Day Run Back on its 8th Year!

One of the most anticipated running races in the Philippines year on year is the NatGeo Earth Day Run! It’s back for the 8th time this year with its signature advocacy of raising awareness and funds to help save Mother Earth and the environment.

Read on the details below on how you can join this race!

NATGEO EARTH DAY RUN
APRIL 23, 2017
SM MALL OF ASIA
5km/10km/21km/42km
http://www.natgeorunph.com

REGISTRATION PERIOD: March 1 to April 2017

REGISTRATION FEES:

REGISTRATION SITES

  • SM North The Block
  • SM Aura
  • SM MOA

REGISTRATION OPTIONS:

  1. On-line Registration via Credit Card
  2. On-line Registration via Pre-Paid Card
    • Purchase a Registration Card at the Registration Center
    • Go to http://www.natgeorunph.com or http://www.runrio.com
    • Click on Register Here
    • Completely fill-out the fields of information requested
    • Enter the unique scratch code found at the back of your pre-paid card when
    • prompted
    • A confirmation email will be sent out as proof of successful registration
    • Print out your confirmation email and present this during Race Kit Claiming
  3. Manual Registration
    • Fill-out the Manual Registration Form and Pay the corresponding Registration Fee.
    • You will be given a Proof of Registration. Keep this slip to claim your race kit during Race Kit Claiming

RACE KIT CLAIMING:

  1. On-line Registration via Credit Card
    • Registered Runners via CREDIT CARD will have their Race Kits delivered.
  2. On-line Registration via Pre-Paid Card and Manual Registration
    • Race Kit Claiming will be on April 8-20, 2017.
    • Runners will choose where they will claim their race kits upon registering

VENUES for Race Kit Claiming:

  • SM The Block
  • SM Aura
  • SM MOA

RACE KIT INCLUSIONS:

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  • Singlet
    • Blue – for 5K and 10K runners
    • Black – 21K and 42K runners
  • Race Bib
  • Timing Chip
  • LED Shoe Laces

FINISHER’S ENTITLEMENTS for 21K and 42K:

  • Finisher’s Medal
  • Finisher’s Shirt

OTHER HIGHLIGHTS:

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Present your Race Bibs from the Past Seven NatGeo Races and get VIP Privileges!
Upon claiming your race kits, race bibs from the past 7 NatGeo Races. Get a Special VIP Wrist Tag.
With the Wrist Tag, You will enjoy the following privileges on Race Day:

  • Pre-Race Warm Up
  • Priority in front of the Starting Line
  • Special Booth at the Activity Area for your Finisher’s Shirt and Lootbag
  • Post Race Cool Down

Costume – dress up in recycled materials

  • Come and Run in a costume made of recyclable materials and win exciting prizes.
  • Visit http://www.natgeorunph.com for more details

RACE ROUTES:


PRESS RELEASE:

National Geographic celebrates 8 years of environmental advocacy with Earth Day Run 2017

April 23, 2017 marks another of raising the public’s consciousness about environmental issues and health and fitness for National Geographic, which celebrates its eighth straight year of holding Earth Day Run. Presented by the channel and its partners Cherifer Premium and World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF), Earth Day Run 2017 aims to continue the tradition of being one of the biggest running events in the country, expecting scores of running enthusiasts and Eco Warriors to register and run for the environment. The event will be held not only in Manila but simultaneously in the cities of Hong Kong, Shanghai, Singapore and Taichung, an initiative that was adopted last year and effectively spread the vision and advocacy of Earth Day Run across Asia.

At Earth Day Run 2017, National Geographic will be celebrating eight years of social awareness through fitness with special program features using the hashtag #8withEDR. With the hopes of mobilizing all the Eco Warriors of previous Earth Day Runs, this year’s event welcomes all previously registered participants with VIP treatment and special loyalty perks to be enjoyed on the day of the run. Participants from previous Earth Day Runs will be given priority placement in front of the starting line at the beginning of the race and can claim their loot bags and finisher shirt at a special express booth. They can also make use of a special warm-up and cool down tent before and after the race to condition themselves and recover in comfort.

This year’s new participants can also join in the celebrations for Earth Day Run’s eighth anniversary by visiting the 8 Years of EDR Gallery at the race village and learning about what the event has accomplished over the years, including the environmental and social initiatives it has benefited with the help of its registered runners. Visitors to the gallery will learn how their participation at Earth Day Run has made a significant impact on certain communities in the Philippines as well as how their actions as individuals can affect the environment.

Earth Day Run 2017 in Manila will be held at the SM Mall of Asia grounds, where participants can join 5K, 10K, 21K and 42K categories. The event encourages and welcomes all types of Eco Warriors to take part, from fun-runners of all ages to the serious marathon runners who regularly compete. This year, Earth Day Run will also be sporting new features for its runners. As a special treat, all race kits will come with LED shoelaces, serving as a badge of pride and as a safety precaution for Eco Warriors running at night or before sunrise. Prizes will also be given to costumed runners who showcase their creativity by coming in their best ensemble made from recycled materials. Finally, to make each Eco Warrior’s voice heard in this run for the Earth, advocacy banners will be hanging above the finish line so that each runner can grab them as they cross to make a shout-out for the environment, keep as a souvenir, and use for all their post-run selfies to amplify the message of acting now to save the environment.

Last year, Earth Day Run participants ran to benefit such causes as saving the Irawaddy dolphins at the Malampaya Sound Research and Conservation Project in Palawan; giving the Earth Hour or “Gift of Life” village in Monreal, Masbate sustainable solutions that reduce carbon footprint; conservation of the Marine Protected Area and coral reef in Apo Reef in Occidental Mindoro; and beefing up reforestation efforts in the Ipo Watershed in Bulacan, which supplies Metro Manila with fresh water. Registered runners at Earth Day Run 2017 will not only experience a fun day of outdoor fitness by joining this year’s event, but will also be doing their part in contributing to National Geographic’s environmental efforts.

“Earth Day Run 2017 will be the biggest version of the race yet, with more expected participants from Manila and four other cities across Asia. We’re also excited to look back on our eight years of environmental advocacy and share and celebrate with our runners the positive change that they helped make possible through the years by joining Earth Day Run. We hope that Earth Day Run 2017 not only brings communities of running enthusiasts together for the common cause of saving the environment but also that it amplifies the important message of doing your own part today to help stop climate change and commit to sustainable solutions to save our beloved planet Earth,” said Charo Espedido, Director and Head of Content and Marketing at FOX Networks Group Philippines.

Interested runners of all ages can join National Geographic’s Earth Day Run 2017 by registering at natgeoearthdayrun.com and from March 1 to April 16, 2017.

Skyathon Boracay Beach Run encourages runners to “Be a Hero for Boracay”

SKYathon, SKY Cable Corporation’s annual beach run, returns to Boracay on April 22 for its 8th year of raising awareness and funds to sustain the island’s excellent natural beauty and rich marine ecosystem.

For two years now, SKYathon aims to help restore the island’s coral reefs by raising funds to purchase reef nurseries via the Coral REEFurbishment project in partnership with Boracay Foundation, Inc.

In fact, SKY Cable is dedicated to support the advocacy on a long-term basis.

“Boracay has given so much to Filipinos and it is only fitting that we return the favor by helping the country’s world-class island remain beautiful. SKY is committed to uphold this advocacy through SKYathon,” Jaynalen Redondo, SKY Cable’s airtime sales marketing head said.

SKYathon returns this year with the foremost running event organizer in the country, Coach Rio, as race partner.

Below are the pertinent race details.

SKYATHON BORACAY BEACH RUN 2017
APRIL 22, 2017
EPIC BEACH FRONT STATION 2, BORACAY
3KM/5KM/10KM
http://www.skyathon.com

REGISTRATION DETAILS:
*Registration is open until April 10, 2017

FEES:

3km – Php500
5km – Php600
10km – Php800

ONSITE:

  • CHRIS SPORTS Stores
    • Glorietta 3
    • Robinson’s Ermita
    • SM Megamall
    • SM MOA
    • SM North EDSA (Main)
    • D’Mall Boracay
  • RUDY PROJECT STORES:
    • Alabang Town Center
    • SM MOA
    • The Podium
    • Trinoma
    • SM Cebu (Ayala Center)
    • D’Mall Boracay
  • BORACAY FOUNDATION INC. Office

ONLINE:
http://www.runrio.com.ph

SPECIAL REGISTRATION: April 21, 2017
– First come first served on remaining slots

RACE KIT INCLUSIONS:

  • PRE-RACE:
    • Singlet
    • IPICO Tag – non-disposable and will need to be returned after the race
    • Race Bib
    • Raffle Stub
  • POST-RACE: loot bag

SINGLET:

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ASSEMBLY AND GUN START TIMES:

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ROUTE MAPS:

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