2012 Run United Philippine Marathon Sneak Preview to the 42km Finish Area!

It is almost all-systems go for the culmination to the 2012 Run United Series – the first ever Run United Philippine Marathon happening on Sunday, October 28 at the SM Mall of Asia!

There is very good and exciting reasons why both Unilab Active Health and RunRio, Inc. have waited for three years before finally jumping into organizing a full marathon race – they wanted it special, they wanted it to be like no other! And yes, hopefully with what has been meticulously drawn-up, we’ll deliver 42km Finishers a “one-for-the-books”, heart-warming 42km race finish!

So aside from the many surprises right before gun start and during the race proper, here is a sneak preview to what awaits RUPM 42km participants at the Finish Line!

1. A RED CARPET Finish

RUPM 42km race finisher’s deserves no other than a royal treatment upon reaching the finishline! What better way to make this felt than with a finish fit for royalty – a finish line in red carpet!


At RUPM, family, friends and supporters are all within reach and cheering distance to their beloved marathon finishers! More than enough to bring that one last push for a strong finish!


As RUPM marathoners cross the finishline, the unending sound of cowbells will be ringing to signal their successful finish!


In truly PHILIPPINE Marathon fashion, RUPM marathoners will be handed out small Philippine Flags before crossing the finish arch! One affirmation and testament of how one should be a PROUD FILIPINO!


Upon exit from the finish area, RUPM marathoners will be handed the following items:

  • their very-well deserved giant 42km Finisher’s Medal, one that will complete the Run United 2012 Series’s UNITED MEDAL
  • a limited-edition 2012 Run United Philippine Marathon towel
  • a very cold glass/cup of ENERVON HP – the best chocolate recovery drink for marathoners

Not only that, RUPM Marathoners will also be ushered to the 42km Finishers Tent where they will be given a post-race massage and/or stretch – a very much welcome treat for their tired bodies!

Feeling hyped already? I can fully-well understand! But then again, these are just a part of the whole RUPM experience. There are more memorable surprises worth experiencing but we’ll let you have a crack on it first-hand and you all tell us what these were afterwards!

See you all on Sunday for the very first-ever Run United Philippine Marathon! Cheers!


Run United Goes the 42Km Distance

There are marathons, then there’s the Run United Philippine Marathon (RUPM). Everyone is excited to participate in newest addition to the country’s running calendar that will go on a debut run on October 28.

Finally, one of the most-popular running series, Run United is going for a full marathon, as it added 42km to its race categories. And the running community is giving the new ‘mary’ in town its full support.

Unilab Active Health (ULAH) and partner race organizer, Runrio, are certainly pulling out all stops to make the first ever RUPM running success.

“The runners clamored for a marathon from us and we also believe that Run United enthusiasts are up to the challenge of finishing a marathon already, so it’s all systems go for Run United Philippine Marathon,” said Alex Panlilio, head of ULAH.

RUPM, besides being the first marathon jointly organized by ULAH & RunRio, is set to create milestones for participants.

Runners will surely get a memorable start and finish at Run United Philippine Marathon–complete with red carpet, marching bands, exclusive finish arc, colorful balloons, video/photo shots, and the other surprises.

“We want to make sure that participants will not only remember how well organized our events are, we want their participation in our events memorable too by providing them the best race experience possible,” said Panlilio.

According to Panlilio, “We cater to all types of runners, including progressive and elite runners. RUPM is our way of helping them level up to more challenging distances.”

RUPM will also be high on nationalistic touches to celebrate Filipino sportsmanship. Philippine miniature flags will be given to all participants crossing the finish line. The design of the limited edition race singlet also depicts Filipino pride.

There will be separate categories for Filipino and foreign winners, to give credit or recognition to more runners.

The Unilab Active Health Village will also be part of the Run United Philippine Marathon experience. It will be classified in four categories: Active Kids Zone, Health, Sports, & Leisure, Runners’ Lounge and iConnect.

RUPM will also feature short and medium distance categories— the Ceelin 500m dash, Hydrite 3k, Dolfenal 5k, Enervon HP Recovery 10k, Alaxan FR 21k with the highlight, Enervon Activ 42k.

All categories except for 42k and 21k will have start and finishline at the SM Mall of Asia while 42k and 21k will start at Bonifacio Global City and finish at SM Mall of Asia.

42K runners will get to run in three cities: Taguig, Makati and Pasay

Online registration is already closed.

In-store registration is until October 26, 2012 at the following outlets:
– RIOVANA BGC – 28th St. cor. 9th Ave., Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
– RIOVANA Katipunan – 3rd floor Regis Bldg. Katipunan, Quezon City.
– TOBY’S SM Mall of Asia – Ground Floor Entertainment Hall
– TOBY’S Trinoma

Registration fees are as follows:
500m – P350
3K – P600
5K – P700
10K – P800
21K – P900
42K – P1,300

The race kit will contain the following: limited edition RUPM singlet, bib number, and wrist tags for 500m dash participants and will be available upon registration.

RUPM is part of the ULAH running series. Run United started with only 6,000 runners when it was launched in March 2010 and the numbers have steadily grown in succeeding events. An estimated 12,000 runners participated during its previous race—at Run United 3.

Run United 1 on March 4 started off this year’s RunRio Trilogy, followed by Run United 2 on June 17. Besides the run races, Unilab Active Health also has a triathlon series, the third leg, Tri United 3, will be held on November 11 at Ayala, Alabang.

For further information or inquiries on race details, results, photos and discussions, please visit the following websites: www.unilabactivehealth.com or www.runrio.com.

Run United Philippine Marathon Updated/Final 21km and 42km Route Maps

See how exciting your running race experience will be on Sunday, October 28 at the Run United Philippine Marathon! The 21km and 42km route has just been made better! See images below and review your race route! 😉

Note: Click on the image to view a larger version.

RUPM Race Voucher Winners

Hello All! Here are the lucky winners of ONE RUPM – RunRio Race Voucher each:

3rd: Richard Loresca
5th: Reese Rogel
10th: Marineth Ronquilo
21st: Joemar Paras
42nd: Joeben Mirana

The additional two who winds via online raffle:

93: Jeffrey Enverga
113: Odily Cacho

Congratulations! Kindly wait for my email for instructions on how you can claim your prize. 

Win Run United Philippine Marathon Race Vouchers Now!

Here’s your chance to be a part of the 1st Run United Philippine Marathon as it makes a mark to the Philippine marathon history on October 28 at the SM Mall of Asia!


2. Post your answers as a comment to this blog post together with the following information:

  • COMPLETE NAME (aliases, pseudonym will not be accepted)

Failure to include the required details will DISQUALIFY your entry.
3. There will be 7 winners for this contest.
4.Those whose entries will appear as the 3rd, 5th, 10th, 21st and 42nd comments will each win ONE (1) RunRio Race Voucher which will be used to register for a Run United Philippine Marathon race category of  the winner’s choice. Another 2 winners will be determined via an online raffle and will also win ONE (1) RunRio Race Voucher each! 
Race Vouchers are TRANSFERABLE but NOT FOR SALE.
5. ONE PERSON, ONE ENTRY only please. Duplicates will be removed. Likewise, comments posted which are totally unrelated to the contest will also be removed. (Your comments will not immediately be posted as comments needs to be moderated first).
6. Entries can be posted until 7PM of Sunday, October 7 only.
7. Winners will be announced by Monday, October 8.
8. Winners will be informed via email on how to claim their prize.

Good Luck! 

Check more details about the RUPM, happening on October 28 HERE.

Run United Philippine Marathon ROUTE MAPS

Click on the image to view a larger version. 🙂

Run United Philippine Marathon

And finally, here are the details to the much-awaited marathon race of the year!

October 28, 2012
SM Mall of Asia and Bonifacio Global City


500m/3km/5km/10km Race Categories Start and Finishline is at SM Mall of Asia
21km/42km Starting line is at Bonifacio Global City and Finishline is at SM Mall of Asia

Online Registration: September 24, to October 14, 2012.
Click here for the Online Registration LINK 

In-Store/On-Site Registration: October 6 to 26, 2012

28th St. cor. 9th Ave., Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
Monday to Sunday from 12nn to 9pm

2. RIOVANA Katipunan
3rd floor Regis Bldg. Katipunan, Quezon City. Across Ateneo and Beside KFC.
Tuesday to Sunday, 10AM to 8PM

3. TOBY’S SM Mall of Asia
Ground Floor Entertainment Hall
Mon-Sun, 12nn to 8pm

4. TOBY’S Trinoma
Mon-Sun, 12nn to 8pm



Run United Philippine Marathon-exclusive singlet and race kits are available to participants. More than simply running gear, these are the badges of participation in the 1st ever Run United Philippine Marathon – a run of national pride and prestige.

Upon in-store registration, participants will instantly receive their Run United Philippine Marathon race singlet.

Race kits will be available upon registration. Online registrants will receive their kits within seven (7) working days after registration.

race bibs



Here is the Run United Philippine Marathon 21km and 42km Finisher’s Medal:

If a runner finishes the whole Run United Series – RunRio Trilogy 21km/21km/32km or 21km/21km/21km PLUS the Run United Philippine Marathon 21km or 42km, this is the medal puzzle that he/she can form:

Alongside the prestige that comes with one of the country’s premier races, 2012 Run United Philippine Marathon offers the chance to win great prizes.

*For the 1st Run United Philippine Marathon, two sets of winners will be awarded for the 42k category: Foreigner and Filipino participants.

What is the eligibility to win for the 2012 Run United Philippine Marathon?

  • the 500m dash, 5km, 10km, 21km – will be an Open Category, therefore Filipino and foreign participants are entitled to win
  • the 42k has 2 sets of winners – Top 3 Filipino and Top 3 Foreigner
  • Trophies, medals and sponsors’ gift packs will be given to all winners

What are the rules on NATIONALITY?
You are a Filipino if:

  • You are born in the Philippines (with valid birth certificate from NSO)
  • Both parents are Filipino
  • You are a foreigner who has adopted Filipino citizenship via naturalization

* Any participant/winner who does not qualify under any of the above-mentioned qualifications is considered a FOREIGN RUNNER.

* A NON-FILIPINO RUNNER who is competing for the top 3 spot for any of the race categories is required to present their passport upon registration for verification otherwise his/ her winnings will be forfeited and the next in line runner will be considered as the winner. For FILIPINO RUNNER, a valid ID (SSS, Driver’s License, or NSO Birth Certificate) must be presented upon registration.


  • Registration may end earlier than announced deadline because race kits may run out before October 26, 2012.
  • A Valid ID must be presented upon registration. For group registration, a photocopy of any valid ID & picture must be presented by the representative.
  • Singlet size availability will be on a first come first serve basis.
  • A timing device will be used by all participants during the race.

Race results will be available within three (3) days after the race at the following websites:

Timing and Race Results: feedback@runrio.com

For In-Store Registration Inquiries:
Globe – 0927 347 7700
Smart – 0929 7178164
Landline – (632) 887 6194