Press Release: NIKE We Run Manila 10k 2012

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It was an awesome Nike We Run Manila 10k race! This is what I almost always get as a feedback from every race participant that I get to communicate with since Sunday, race day and up until this morning. And I will dare say that all hard work from all the people behind this race was very well worth it!

Congratulations goes to everyone who participated in this race! Meanwhile, let me share with you the official post-event press release for this event which happened last Sunday, December 2 at the SM Mall of Asia.

Cheers!

PRESS RELEASE:

More than 13,000 runners of Nike We Run Race energizes the streets of Manila
Filipino runners blaze trails in the 2012 race edition to advance global running movement

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PHILIPPINES, 2 December 2012 – More than 13,000 runners took to the streets of the city of Pasay early this morning to run in the Nike We Run MNL 10K race. The annual event presented runners with the unique opportunity to be a part of the global We Run race movement, forging a new global community of 395,500 runners from 32 cities through Nike’s most connected race series with innovative Nike+ technology.

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Mia Constantino crossed the Nike We Run MNL 10K finish line first in the Under-24 female category, with a timing of 52 minutes and 29 seconds. Mia placed second in the 2011 edition of Nike We Run MNL 10K and she gleefully shares her experience this year as truly memorable. “I have finally gotten over the hump!” exclaimed Mia. Second place winner Clarisse Francesca Yeung who completed with a time of 55 minutes shared the same sentiments, and said, “I feel so proud to be part of this race which places Philippines on the map of this global running movement.”

Leading the men’s under-24 category is Immanuel Camino, clocking in 33 minutes and 30 seconds. Immanuel has prepared well for this run – undergoing speed and long run trainings twice a day, every week. “I feel so happy and proud with this achievement. At last, I am coming home with an award!” shared Immanuel. “It is a great opportunity to be part of this race that gathers the Filipino youth. It feels so great to be part of this movement.”

This year, runners gathered at the Mall of Asia grounds activity area for the race flag off at 5:30am and crossed the finish line at Seaside Boulevard set against the remarkable view of Manila Bay. Runners paced themselves along the urban commercial scenery past landmarks such as the SMX Convention Center, SM Bay City Arena and Belle Casino among others.

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At the Nike We Run MNL 10K Race Village located at the corner of Seaside Boulevard and Bayshore Avenue, runners connected with each other and celebrated their running achievements. All finishers received a Finisher’s Tee to commemorate their running achievement. Participants and supporters were treated to popular local music acts such as Never The Strangers, Chicosci and Sponge Cola, making the Nike We Run MNL 10K a celebration of music and running.

“We are thrilled to bring the Nike We Run race back to the Philippines, and were overwhelmed with the tremendous support shown by its local running community. Witnessing a wave of more than 13,000 runners stretched across Seaside Boulevard is remarkable knowing that Filipinos, especially the youth, are committed to an active lifestyle. With our innovations and the Nike+ running community, we hope that the Filipino runners continue motivating and inspiring each other to be the best runners they can be,” shared Sanjay Gangopadhyay, Marketing Director of Nike South East Asia.

Nike Philippines donated to the Apl.de.Ap Foundation (AdAF) in partnership with the Ninoy and Cory Aquino Foundation (NCAF) for their We Can Be Anything education advocacy campaign for the Filipino youth.

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.

Runners can also stay connected on the Nike Running Philippines Facebook community: www.facebook.com/NikeRunningPH or on Twitter via @NikePH.

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NIKE WE RUN Manila 10k RACE RESULTS Available Now!

Almost 13,000 runners took to the streets of Pasay City yesterday for the NIKE WE RUN MANILA 10k race event. The annual event, as the official press release says, is “presented runners with the unique opportunity to be a part of the global We Run race movement, forging a new global community of 395,500 runners from 32 cities through Nike’s most connected race series with innovative Nike+ technology.”.

Congratulations to everyone who took part in this awesome race event! Meanwhile, click HERE or on the image below to go to the interactive Nike We Run Manila Race results facility.

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The race was organized by RunRio, Inc. For any concerns regarding the race results, please email feedback@runrio.com.

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.

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!

NIKE We Run Manila 10k Race Kit Give-Away Promo

Yep, yep! Three lucky blog readers will get a chance to win a NIKE We Run Manila 10k race kit! Read below for the promo mechanics:

1. Share a link to a photo of yourself running.
2. Together with the link to your photo, post your answer (more than a one-liner but a max of 250-words) to the question: What inspires you to run? 
3. Post your answer plus the link to your photo as a comment to this blog post.
4. Posting of entries will be until Sunday, November 11 at 11:59PM.
5. The three (3) best photos and answers will be declared as the winners. Each winner will receive 1 Nike We Run Manila 10k race slot and 1 VIP Lounge Pass.
6. Announcement of winners will be via Facebook.com/NikeRunningPH and @NikePH and will also be announced on this blog on Monday, November 12, 2012.
7. During the same week, a representative from Ogilvy Public Relations will get in touch with these winners to help facilitate the race registration and race kit claiming process.

Good luck!

Interested to view Nike We Run Manila 10k race details? Click on the following links:

NIKE We Run Manila 10k Race Details
NIKE We Run Manila 10k Route Maps
NIKE We Run Manila Frequently Asked Questions
NIKE We Run Manila 10k New Race Pack Collection Schedule

NIKE We Run Manila 10k NEW Race Pack Collection Schedule

Hello Runners! In light of the recent announcement regarding the extension in the schedule of both Online (until November 15, 2012) and In-Store (until November 25, 2012) registration for the NIKE We Run Manila 10k race event happening on December 2, please take note of the following change in the race pack collection schedule:

FROM: November 19-22, Monday to Thursday

TO NEW SCHEDULE:

  • Date: November 27-30,2012 Tuesday to Friday
  • Time: 10am to 10pm
  • Venue: Bonifacio High Street (in front of Nike Park BHS), Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
  • Important: Please bring your ID and confirmation slip to collect your race pack.

Thanks to NIKE Philippines for the new schedule confirmation. 🙂