RUN UNITED 1 2012 21km Finisher’s Shirt and Other RU Sneak Peeks

Hello folks! Aside from the Run United 1 race details that I have shared in my previous post HERE, below are some additional details as shared to us during the Run United Launch. Read on! 🙂

The UNILAB Active Health Calendar features the Run United Series (the RunRio Trilogy + the Philippine Marathon) plus other active health events such as the TBR Dream Marathon and the Triathlon Camps and the Tri United which formerly is only a once-a-year event but will also be now a Trilogy. Here’s the calendar:

A. REGISTRATION FEES: All three legs, Run United 1, 2 and 3 race categories will have the same fees, except for the 32km which will only be available for the 3rd leg and the Run United Philippine Marathon will have different registration fees:


A 10% discount will be given to those who will make a one-time registration for the whole Run United Series (RunRio Trilogy Legs 1, 2, 3 and Run United Philippine Marathon). Incidentally, credit card payments are being accepted at the Riovana Stores. 



PRE-RACE GIVE-AWAY (Upon Registration): for Run United 1, the pre-race give-away is a race belt. For Legs 2 and 3 it will be different. These will be announced once finalized.

For the Run United Philippine Marathon, inclusions will be either an ASICS or NIKE Singlet (still being finalized) and for 21km and 42km participants, a 2XU Calf Sleeves.

21KM FINISHER’S SHIRT: This is the Finisher’s Shirt design for the Run United 1 21km Finishers:


This year’s RunRio Trilogy/Run United Series of races has a unique 21km and 21km Finisher’s Medal. Each race leg’s medal forms a third of a bigger medal which will be completed only if one completes the 21km/21km/32km of the three legs. 

Individually, each leg will have a pie-shaped medal which will be 3 inches in radius, in this design:

If you complete all three legs with the categories: 21km/21km/21km or 21km/21km/32km, you will have a medal that will form like this: 

start collecting your medal puzzle pieces by registering for and conquering the three legs' longest race distances!

If you run the 21km or 42km of the Run United Philippine Marathon, you will get to receive this medal:

21km medal on the left, 42km medal on the right

If you finish the Run United Series: RunRio Trilogy Leg 1 – 21km, Leg 2 – 21km, Leg 3 – 21km or 32km and RU Philippine Marathon: 21km or 42km, your medal collection will form one big medal puzzle:

Lastly, a FREE running clinic is being held for registered Run United participants. For the Run United 1 (RunRio Trilogy leg 1), here are the schedules (as also posted in

  • Every Tuesdays of February 2012: February 14, 21 and 28 (Batch 1 starts at 5PM, Batch 2 starts at 7PM)
  • Every Thursdays of February 2012: February 16 and 23 (Batch 1 starts at 5PM, Batch 2 starts at 7PM)
  • Thursday, March 1 (Batch 1 starts at 5PM, Batch 2 starts at 7PM)

Venue will be in-front of the RIOVANA Store in BGC. These clinics will be facilitated by former RP Team Bemedaled Athletes now turned RunRio Running Coaches. Pre-registration is required for everyone who will be interested to attend each session.

Pre-registration will be accepted only at the RIOVANA Store in BGC. Here are the pre-registration schedules:

  • February 12 (Sunday) and 13 (Monday)
  • February 17, 18, 19 and 20
  • February 24, 25, 26 and 27

When registering, you can already sign-up for all the clinic sessions you would like to attend. Please note some important reminders:

  • Only registered Run United 2012 participants are entitled to attend this FREE Running Clinic.
  • The running clinics has a limited slots only. Only the FIRST 150 registrants per batch will be accepted.
  • Please present your Run United 2012 Bib Number when registering (No bib, no registration).
  • A representative can register for you provided that your bib number, a copy of your valid ID and letter of authorization is presented.

A Running Start for Unilab Active Health 
Run United 1 on March 4 offers a number of firsts 

The 2012 Unilab ActiveHealth calendar is off to a raring start, as the registration for its first event this year—Run United 1 on March 4—picks up pace. On its sixth offing, Run United 1 continues to reinvent itself. It is set to once again offer runners a number of firsts. 

“This is our first hurrah this year and we very pleased with the enthusiastic response so far from the running community. Registration, both online and in selected stores, is rapidly picking up. We are looking forward to another active year,” said Alex Panlilio, Head of Unilab Active Health. Run United 1 will still feature five race categories: Ceelin 500m dash for kids, 3k, 5K, Enervon 10K, and Enervon HP 21K. 

Organizers Unilab Active Health and RunRio Inc. are introducing several new features to give participants a better running experience. These include new race routes, better hydration stations, improved security, safety marshals, new freebies, more exciting ActiveHealth village, among others. 

Starting this year, the RunRio Trilogy/Run United Series of races will have different registration or pre-race giveaways. For Run United 1, it will be a race belt or bib holder. Even the medals for 21K finishers are made more special. It will be a collectible medal, thus those who will participate all of the three Run United races during the year, can put together all their finisher medals and form a big Run United medal. 

“The joint Run United medals will serve as a true testament of the runners’ commitment to an active and healthy lifestyle. It is a good souvenir of all their 2012 Run United races combined,” said Lester Castillo, brand manager of Active Health. 

Besides the new medals, half marathoners will have their gun start at Bonifacio Global City (BGC) in Taguig and finish off at SM Mall of Asia in Pasay City.
“We are very excited about the Run United races this year because we have so much in store for the runners. We are introducing a number of new features to give them even better quality runs because that is what Run United is all about,” said Rio dela Cruz of RunRio Inc. 

Children also get to have their own singlet, too. After all, Run United prides itself for having the first to introduce a 500-meter dash in its races. “We really like to get the children get started in running young. So besides the other unique giveaways for them, the singlet is another come-on for them,” cited Dela Cruz. 

Interested runners can register at these stores: Riovana at Bonifacio Global City and Katipunan, Quezon City; Toby’s at SM Mall of Asia, Pasay City; and The Athlete’s Foot at Robinson’s Galleria, Ortigas. For online registration, check details at Registration is until February 26, but race kits may run out before then, so the organizers urge everyone to register early to secure slots. 

Run United is for the benefit of Gawad Kalusugan (the health program of Gawad Kalinga) and Hero Foundation. “Run United is part of Unilab’s advocacy through Unilab Active Health to promote an active lifestyle among Filipino families. Each event has been carefully designed and scheduled with the help of the race organizers and experts to allow each participant to sustain their active lifestyles throughout the year. We would like to thank all those who continue to support the Active Health programs” said Alex Panlilio, Head of Unilab Active Health. 

Run United 1 is only the first of the Run United series. Run United 2 is set for June 17 and Run United 3 on September 16. Run United’s very own full marathon or 42K race, the Run United Philippine Marathon, is also slated for October 28.

The following are the other events of Unilab Active Health lined up for this year: The Bull Runner Dream Marathon, March 18; Tri United 1, April 14-15; Tri United 2, June 30-July 1; Tri United 3, November 10-11 as well as running and triathlon clinics all year round. 

For more inquiries on Run United and Active Health, check out these websites: as well as their respective fan pages on Facebook and Twitter. ### 



And the Winners are…

Oh no, not so fast! Before I give you the winners, for transparency, let me just explain how I processed it.

1. I checked all comments to determine duplicate posts. How do I know if it is a duplicate post? Well, if there is a similar name appearing not just once, I check either if it has the same email address or IP address. You see folks, whenever you post a comment in a blog, these basic information are visible to the person who moderates/owns the blog. 😉
2. I weed out the duplicates and do not approve it for posting. It resulted to 45 valid comments out of 50+ (comments, the content of which do not answer my contest question, were not counted also).
3. From the remaining valid comments, I numbered it from 1 to 45 in the order of the comment’s appearance on the blog page. So finally, here are the names of those who got the chance to win ONE of FIVE 10km-Run United 1 Race Bib and D-tag:

4. With all the names tagged and numbered, I went to “draw/raffle off” the winners via

And finally, the winners are:

Congratulations Margareth Kristel Cuba (#30), Angelo (#14), Morgan Nicanor (#11), Jixee Lagunda (#3) and Johanna (#5)!

Please email me the following information at for proper recording of your information:

Last name:
First name:
Birthday (mm/dd/yy):
Email :
Emergency contact person:
Emergency contact number:
Delivery Address (office):

Once you have emailed, I will email you back for confirmation and for information on how you can claim your 10k basic race kit.

Again, congratulations to the winners and thank you to all of you who tried their luck by joining.

Don’t worry, as this is my birthday month (kulit ko!), I will be posting another contest within today. Check back to see what it is all about!


Save the Date! Run United 1 2011 – RUNRIO Trilogy 2011 Leg 1

Save the date folks! The UNILAB Run United 1 2011, Runrio Trilogy 2011‘s first ever race leg is set on March 6, 2011. The said race has an expected maximum of 10,000 participants (total) for the following race categories:

500-m dash

Check back for more details soon! 😉