Series of Under Armour Circuit Challenges Held!

Under Armour, in preparation and as a fitting preview to the upcoming UA Test of Will National Heats, held two consecutive Circuit Challenge events recently. The first one was held at the Robinson’s Magnolia and the second one at the Greenbelt in Ayala Center.

Special hosts and guests for these events were UA Ambassadors and coaches Kat Garcia and AJ Matthews who is most popularly known as a Bellator MMA athlete and coach. UA Ambassador Elle Adda also graced the Greenbelt event and even did the challenge with AJ Mattews.

Check out the video and photos below plus the official presser for more details.

Meanwhile, see you all at the UA Test of Will National Heats on March 25-16 at the Glorietta Activity Center. Registration is still on-going for those who want to join!

PRESS RELEASE:

PART TWO OF UA CIRCUIT CHALLENGE HELD LAST MARCH 4
PARTICIPANTS GET SET FOR UA TEST OF WILL SET TO TAKE PLACE ON MARCH 25 & 26

The UA Circuit Challenge was held last weekend at Greenbelt 3, and was part of a two-part event which served as a preliminary event to help prepare the participants of the regional fitness challenge UA ‘Test of Will’.

Under Armour athlete Elle Adda hosted the event, along with Bellator fighter AJ Matthews and Celebrity trainer Mama Kat. Elle is a French-Filipino tri-athlete, fitness expert , model and an international performing artist. Hosts all wore the latest Threadborne line of Under Armour.

One of the highlights of the event was the on-the-spot challenge that the crowd requested between fighter AJ Matthews and Elle Ada. In said challenge, Matthews and Ada also competed over a round of ball slams, squat, ball rock and roll-ups, press and burpees. Matthews won with a 1-second margin over Ada. Fighter AJ Matthews also showed some self-defense techniques.

Winners of the UA Circuit Challenge event for this leg were Edwin Lobelia (1:47),Ted Waikin (1:56), Jayson Ang (1:57), Jona Constantino (1:53), Marianne Roulade (1:54) and Ericka Mesia (2:00).

The UA Circuit Challenge sets the stage for the much awaited UA ‘Test of Will’ set to take place on March 25 & 26 at the Glorietta Activity Center in Makati City. It is on its second year and will be held in 6 countries, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Brunei and the Philippines.

Participants in ‘Test of Will’, will compete in a four-minute circuit consisting of Burpees, One Arm Thruster, TRX Rows and Sandbag Throw. Each competitor will be scored based on the maximum number of repetitions they can achieve within 60 seconds. The highest scoring man and woman of the national heats from each respective country will win an all-expense paid trip to compete in the regional finals, happening in Kuala Lumpur on 6 May 2017.

This year’s overall champion of the regional finals will walk away with S$2,500 cash prize, or around Php 88,000.00.

For more information on how to register for ‘Test of Will’, please visit: http://www.testofwill.com.

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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:

#8withEDR

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.