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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ROUTE MAPS:

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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:

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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.

HARUNA – February 15, 2015

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HARUNA
A TRIBUTE TO THE APO HIKING SOCEITY
FEBRUARY 15, 2015
BLUE BAY WALK, EDSA MACAPAGAL AVE., PASAY

BENEFICIARY:
A share from this event will help the projects of TAHANANG WALANG HAGDANAN, a chosen foundation of the Apo Hiking Soceity.

IN-STORE REGISTRATION SCHEDULE:
January 8 to February 8 (Thursdays to Sundays, 1-8PM)

REGISTRATION SITES:

  • Toby’s Sports SM Mall of Asia
  • Vibram Five Fingers SM Megamall
  • RUNNR Store Trinoma
  • New Balance Glorietta and Alabang Town Center

REGISTRATION FEES:

  • 3KM – Php450
  • 5KM – Php550
  • 10KM – Php650
  • 16KM – Php750

KIT INCLUSIONS:

  • singlet
  • bib number
  • medal
  • discounts
  • sponsor freebies
  • raffle
  • 16km finisher shirt
  • entertainment

GUN START TIME:

  • 3KM – 5:25AM
  • 5KM – 5:20AM
  • 10KM – 5:15AM
  • 16KM – 5:00AM

RACE ROUTE:

16 10 5 3

FINISHER’S SHIRT (16KM Finishers):

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FINISHER’S MEDAL:

Actual 24Karat Gold Plated Heart Shaped Medals

FOR DETAILS AND UPDATES:

  • email: runtarantantan@yahoo.com
  • mobile: 0916-3485232
  • facebook: /runtarantantan

Save the Dates for the ALASKA IronKids 2014 Schedule

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! Go to http://www.ironkidsphil.com for registration and details.

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Heard from the Grapevine…

What’s this we heard that a famous, much-awaited annual marathon event in the country will have its schedule moved? Hmmm…

There have been unconfirmed talks which say that the event, usually held during the second month of the year, will be rescheduled to sometime in March(?). Various speculations have been going on too for the simple reason that promotions, even updates, have been noticeably scarce – very different from what the community have been used to in the past.

Well, no official announcements have been released yet but everyone who have incorporated this race in their 2014 training or race calendar will be wise to come up with an alternative option just in case.

Hopefully we get to receive official news very soon!

UPDATE: Latest we heard, event might not even take place at all for 2014. But then again, this too is UNOFFICIAL. When the official word will come out, my cards say that it won’t be too long. 😉 In my honest opinion, it will really be truly wise to  look for an alternative option at this point. Cheers!

Eternal Peace Mawaque 5th Anniversary Fun Run

Calling all runners in Pampanga and nearby areas! Here is a fun run in your own turf. Oh and even if you aren’t residing in Pampanga but will happen to be in the area come October 30, here’s a race for you too. :):) Isn’t it nice knowing that races aren’t just happening in metro cities? Read on!

ETERNAL PEACE MAWAQUE
5th ANNIVERSARY FUN RUN
ETERNAL PEACE MEMORIAL PARK MAWAQUE GROUNDS
4K/8K

RACE DETAILS:

1. REGISTRATION FEE: P200
– Runner’s kits which include the jersey, race bib, route map and race rules will be given upon registration.
– The jerseys however will be provided only for the first 600 registered participants.

2. REGISTRATION PERIOD:  

EARLY REGISTRATION – SEPTEMBER 20, 2010 – OCTOBER 29, 2010
ON-SITE REGISTRATION – OCTOBER 30, 2010 at 5:00a.m. – 5:50a.m.

3. REGISTRATION VENUES:  

ETERNAL PEACE MEMORIAL PARK MAWAQUE
290 Mawaque Road, Mabalacat, Pampanga
(045) 332-3250

ETERNAL PEACE MEMORIAL PARK DAU
Dau Exit, NLEX, Mabalacat, Pampanga
(045) 331-1431 * 893-1608 * 624-0912

ETERNAL PEACE MEMORIAL PARK SINDALAN
Tagumpay St., Sindalan, City of Sn. Fdo., Pampanga
(045) 861-2962

4. GUN START:   

4K RUN  – 6:05 a.m. 
8K RUN – 6:00 a.m.

5. PRIZES:   

4K RUN (M/F)  8K RUN (M/F)
1st: P3,000  1st: P5,000
2nd: P2,000  2nd: P3,000
3rd: P1,000  3rd: P2,000
* Three winners only per race type.

*For more info, please contact any of the Eternal Peace Memorial Parks through any of the numbers listed above.
*Proceeds will be given to the Munting Tahanan ng Nazareth Orphanage.

Settle the Score

This one’s supposed to be a teaser. But then again, runners do really know how to distinguish clues for running-related matters. It’s now all over Facebook. But then again, what you currently see is what you ONLY get for now. There are more details worth revealing IF ONLY WE COULD. If you can only see the Event Profile, you’ll know what I mean. So for now, let me just say that this one’s gonna be a whole lot different from its predecessor. So start training and saving. It will all be worth it. 😉