adobo Run After Dark Race Kit Winners

Hello Everyone!

Thank you and congratulations to all of you took the time to participate in my blog’s “adobo Run After Dark” Race Kit contest. Here are the three winners of one race kit (of their chosen race category) each:

1. edongski:

A running “TIKBALANG” would be an eye-catcher  Pinoy na pinoy at initimidating dahil mabilis ang kabayo tumakbo at naninipa pa

2. kristine:

I will be SADAKO!

since long hair naman ako at konting powder lang ok na. Ill have my chance to run barefoot here since wala naman sapatos si sadako. swak na swak sa costume. I’ll ask my brother to go with me and suit up with a tv costume. so habang tumatakbo ako. hinahabol din ako ng tv sa likod..

3. rizza:

“I would wrap myself with a lot of pageant sashes! But the titles would be the most common running injuries! I’ll be Ms. Shin Splints, Ms. Plantar Fasciitis, Ms. ITBS, Ms. Achilles Tendonitis, etc. Now, who wouldn’t be scared of me?! Hahaha!”

Congratulations, edongski, kristine and rizza! To claim your prize, you will receive an email from me which you will need to print and present to the adobo Run After Dark registration table at the ROX in Bonifacio High Street by tomorrow (Friday), October 28. Please do not forget to bring a copy of your valid ID also.

Again, thanks to everyone who joined and check back again soon! 😉


Of adobo, Halloween Night Run in Costume and FREE Race Kits!

The adobo Run After Dark race event brings much to look forward to. Whether runners are in need of a smaller night run crowd, or in search of a really fun run with that exciting post-race entertainment (read:concert), or would like to see how they can run after GMA’s Cinderella, or find out how the Playboy Playmates will complete a 3km run in their Playboy Bunny outfits, or maybe, seriously, run to make a difference as this event has as its beneficiary Illac Diaz’ Isang Litrong Liwanag advocacy. Any reason one may have, the adobo Run After Dark is definitely one race to look forward to. 🙂

A good number of my chums will be running the 5km race in costume. Me and hubby will too, but haven’t gotten to deciding which costume to don in! But nevertheless, with or without a costume, everyone is welcome to take part in this Halloween Night Run.

And because I want everyone to have a chance to experience this one of a kind race happening on the 29th of October at the Aseana Business Center, and  because I just remembered that this month is my blog’s anniversary, I will be giving-away THREE (3) ADOBO RUN AFTER DARK RACE KITS (race category of your choice!)!  So how do we go about it?

1. Post as a comment your answer to the question: “If you will be given a chance to run in the ADOBO RUN AFTER DARK  race, what do you think will a good costume be and why?”.
2. In the spirit of fairness, I will be accepting only ONE ENTRY PER PERSON.
3. There will be no wrong answers but the TOP THREE creative answers, which will be voted upon by THREE JUDGES (me, the adobo Run After Dark Race Director and another blogger) will each get to WIN  a FREE RACE KIT.
4. This contest will be open from today until midnight of Wednesday, October 26.
5. Winners will be announced on the night of October 27  to enable winners to claim their kits at ROX on October 28.

Good luck everyone and I look forward to seeing you at the race! 🙂

Who’s Running at the adobo Run After Dark 2011?

“Seemingly the stars will align on October 29 at the adobo Run After Dark  at Aseana City (near Mall of Asia). Big names from the entertainment industry, business sector, and the running scene are all taking part in the 2nd edition of the novel night run, which promises to have a lot of spectacles. Major corporations such as Meralco, McDonald’s, St. Luke’s Medical Center, Pocari Sweat, Manila Beer, Toby’s, Runnr, R.O.X., Video Sonic, Studio 58 Lab 10, Soleus, MyPhone, print media giants The Philippine Star, The Manila Bulletin, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Business Mirror, Business World,, sports magazines thebullrunner, Multisport, Frontrunner, sports cable channel Balls TV, and top FM station Mellow 94.7 have banded together for this distinctive footrace event in support of its main beneficiary Isang Litrong Liwanag project headed by notable social entrepreneur Illac Diaz. Asia Brewery big boss Bong Tan himself has confirmed his participation in the race.

For the post-race activities, Ebe Dancel, noted former vocalist of Sugarfree, will be jamming with the race participants who are in for some wholesome rock party. Also provide rocking beats at the race are top band Stonefree and rising indie band Blue Boy Bites. Other standout bands from the music scene will sustain the live performances at the adobo Run.

Ebe Dancel


Blue Boy Bites

On the serious side of running, top Filipina marathoners Mercedita Manipol and Joan Banayag are all set to claim the spotlight in the 5k and 15k categories, respectively. This will be the first time Manipol and Banayag will compete in a night run. Providing, however, top-class competition to our home-grown running heroines are the formidable slew of Kenyan runners.

Mercedita Manipol

Joan Banayag

Possibly going to elicit shrieks and provide celebrity appeal to the event are the sure participation of GMA Artist Center’s rising jewel Gwen Zamora. Gwen will don her erstwhile Cinderella costume of the telefantasya fame Grazilda as she joins the 3k category. Illac Diaz himself will be in a general’s costume as he runs with a whole platoon of real-life soldiers in the 5k category. Noted sports host and personality Rovilson Fernandez and ace comedian Bearwin Meily  would prefer to keep their costumes under wraps even as they set their sights in setting their respective personal bests in the virtually flat course of the 15k category. Several more celebrities are reportedly going to make surprise participation in their chosen race categories in the adobo Run, undoubtedly the biggest night race of the year.

And to further provide excitement to male participants, the Playboy Playmates will be donning their titilating bunny outfits as they strut it out throughout the 3k course.

Playboy Playmates (here with Priscilla Mereilles)

Registration for the adobo Run After Dark is extended until October 28, Friday. Visit now R.O.X. in Bonifacio High Street, Toby’s EDSA Shangri-La Mall, and Runnr Trinoma  to catch the remaining race slots. Satellite registration outlets are the adobo Magazine office at Unit C2-A Bldg., Karrivin Plaza, 2316 Chino Roces (Pasong Tamo ext) and Crush Communications office at the Ground Flr of Jupiter 1 Bldg, 56 Jupiter St., Bel-air, Makati. On-line registration facility is also an alternative via On-site registration will also be available on race day Saturday, October 29 at the Aseana City Business Center lobby (just beside McDonald’s in Macapagal Blvd cor Bradco Ave) from 10am till 6pm.

For more information visit or text/call 0905-3861076.”

adobo Run After Dark 2011 UPDATES

Here are various updates for this year’s edition of the ADOBO RUN AFTER DARK 2011, including downloadables. To view basic race details, you can check my previous post HERE.




Download Race Information & Rules
Download FAQs

See you all on October 29! 😉

adobo Run After Dark 2011

New Venue + New/Improved Concept + New Organizer = A Pre-Halloween Race that you never had before!

Adobo Magazine, inspired and educated by last year’s race experience, takes it a notch higher by injecting minor improvements and adjustments to this year’s edition. For one, they are moving to a new location as the race’s venue – one that has not yet been frequently used for races – the Aseana City. They have tapped Crush Communications – the same outfit who successfully staged the World Cup Qualifier matches (1st and 2nd legs) of the Philippine Azkals, as this year’s event organizer and Edward Kho as race director.  And more importantly, an improved and exciting race concept! It is a halloween race and party at the same time!

adobo RUN AFTER DARK 2011
October 29, 2011 (Saturday), 8PM
Aseana City, Macapagal Blvd., Pasay City
3km Costume Run/5km/15km

EVENT OWNER: adobo Magazine

EVENT ORGANIZER: Crush Communications


adobo Run After Dark 2011 is a fantasy-themed run for an estimated 5,000 runners. This electrifying, one-of-a-kind event kicks off the Halloween-All Saints’-All Souls’ Day long weekend. After last year’s initial adobo Run After Dark, the organizers are ready to mount the 2nd edition with more pizzazz and surprises. There will be an after-run party with live music, free flowing beer, a sideline bazaar, spectacular performers (samba percussionists, poi dancers, fire breathers, carnival queens), fireworks display, dazzling lights show, and fantasy costumes.



Online Registration is from September 1 to October 23, 2011
*Online Registration Site:
*Delivery of race kits starts on October 3, 2011

Manual Registration (Store) is from October 3 to 23, 2011

REGISTRATION VENUES: (Manual, in-store)
– RUNNR Trinoma
– TOBY’S Shangri-La Plaza Mall
– R.O.X. Bonifacio High Street

EVENT FEE: PHP 750 for ALL Categories


– Race Singlet

– Runningmate Timing Chip
– Bib Number
– Finisher’s Certificate
– Finisher’s Loot Bag

– Party Stub
– Finisher’s Medal (for top 500 15km and top 500 5km runners only)

*Registration is subject to race slot availability thus, registration may end earlier than announced deadline


Assembly: 7:00pm (for all categories)
15km – 8:10pm
5km  – 8:20pm
3km  – 8:30pm


Registration Form
3km Route Map
5km Route Map
15km Route Map

– log on to 
– email
– contact 0905-3861076 


adobo Magazine
The country’s premier advertising publication. It is positioned as the leader publication for the advertising, brand communications, and marketing community. It is a bi-monthly publication with a strong circulation of 50,000 in the Philippines and the Southeast Asian region.

Crush Communications
A fast-rising creative agency in the country that has already etched a name in the industry with its 5-year exceptional performance. Crush, with its Singapore-based mother company TNBT, has a network that extends from Abu Dhabi to Southeast Asia. Though foremost of the mandates of Crush revolves on creative development, it is poised to take the position of being the top sports marketing agency in the country, with Rod Nepomuceno (former country manager of IMG) at the helm. It boasts, among other exceptional major sports events, of the recent international-caliber staging of the World Cup Qualifier matches (1st and 2nd legs) of the Philippine Azkals. This coming October, it is set to propel the adobo Run as one of the iconic foot races in the running scene.

*Details courtesy fo Edward Kho. Thank you!

Save the Date for the ADOBO RUN After Dark 2011! :)

More details available soon!