DELRUN 3: Takbo Para sa Marikina Watershed

delrunposterlogo Event Name:   Del Run 3

Event Date:   Sunday, 13 April 2014

Time:   4pm

Race Organizer:   RunRio Inc.

Entry Fee:   PhP 600.00

Start & End Point:   Marikina Sports Center

Distance:   5km / 10km

Gun Start:   4:15pm / 4pm

Beneficiary:   Marikina Watershed Green Foundation

REGISTRATION: Online registration period is from February 17, 2014 to March 30, 2014. Regular In-store registration period is from February 24, 2014 to April 6, 2014 only at the following venues:

ROX Store BGC 7th Ave., Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City Mon-Sun: 12nn to 8pm

Tobys SM Mall of Asia G/F Entertainment Hall, Roxas Blvd., Manila Mon-Sun, 12nn to 8pm

Tobys SM North, The Block Mon-Sun, 12nn to 8pm

Marikina City Hall – City Hall Quadrangle Mon-Fri, 8am to 5pm

Marikina Sports Center Mon-Sun, 1pm to 9pm






WINNER’S PRIZES: prizes-560x214

*Only Filipinos are entitled to win in the 5k and 10k; only Filipinos are entitled to win the cash prize.

Special Awards will given to the following (Open to Foreign and Filipinos):

-Oldest finisher (5k and 10k)

-Youngest finisher (5k and 10k)


Marikina City Hall



Gatorade: Hydration Partner

Timex: Official Timer

TIMEX Philippines Ambassadors Goes to New York for the ING New York Marathon 2013

On November 3, 2013 the streets of New York City will again be filled with cheer as about 47,000 participants, 2 Million spectators and a worldwide television audience of 315 million focus on what is said to be the largest one-day live sporting event in the world. the ING New York Marathon.

During the 26.2-mile journey through the five boroughs of New York City, some 47,000 runners will experience the sights and sounds of the city, cheered on by more than two million spectators, entertained by hundreds of bands, and be inspired every step of the way. 

It is in regard that TIMEX Philippines held, a few days ago, a very-special “Timex Delegates send-off” for their Brand Ambassadors who will try to make history by participating in this special event.

Present in the send-off together with select members of the media were TIMEX Marketing team headed by Ms. Ivy Palencia,  and TIMEX Ambassadors Coach Rio dela Cruz and celebrity-couple and triathletes – Anthony and Maricel Pangilinan. All three are the TIMEX Philippines delegates to the said marathon event in New York except that Coach Rio’s entry will have to be withdrawn at the last minute due to some urgent concerns.

It was a fruitful and happy lunch time for everyone with all of us engaged in interesting talk about the New York Marathon – with both Coach Rio and Anthony sharing their past NYC Marathon experiences and Maricel sharing to us her feelings and thoughts for her upcoming first NYCM.

Here are some of the things that the 3 revealed to us:

1. Coach Rio


  • The New York City Marathon is considered to be the biggest marathon in the world as it only has the full marathon distance as its event. 
  • He says that for NYCM participants, clothing is very important and layered clothing is a must. Top layers should be the clothes that one is willing to just throw away as these level of clothing are being discarded along the route during the run.
  • Participants should be there early (at least 1.5 or 2 hours before) the race as one should find where his wave should start,
  • For marathon and in any other races, he doesn’t follow any special diet. He just follows his diet during training. 
  • He eats BIG the night before the race because he do not eat breakfast on race day morning
  • 70 or 80% of the participants to the NYCM are non-New Yorkers
  • The NYCM route is more difficult than the Boston Marathon

2. Anthony Pangilinan


  • Training and running for a marathon gives him license to eat anything he wants
  • Hydration and Nutrition can make or break one’s race
  • one should stick to their hydration and nutrition schedule
  • 2 Million people who are not runners are all lined-up along the route of the NYCM to cheer for participants
  • the NYCM is a very special day for New York, it is a whole day of celebration – streets are closed, bars all have bands playing and give free drinks for finishers, churches are open with their choirs singing
  • The discarded the clothes of the participants are being donated to charity making the NYCM one of the biggest charity event also.
  • Suggestion to participants:
    • draw energy from the crowd and let it take you half-way the race
    • write your name on the bib as the crowd will shout out your name as they cheer for you

3.  Maricel Laxa-Pangilinan


  • is a vegetarian and believes that ever since she became one she doesn’t have any more problems with regards a diet
  • being a vegetarian though is not for everyone 
  • There is a science which can effectively tell how many calories you should eat 2 hours before a race. formula is one’s weight in lbs x 2.2 = calories 
  • Nutrition and timing when to hydrate is important as lack of any or both can deplete your energy
  • The NYCM is in every serious runner’s bucket list, to be included one has to be either a part of a charity or one has to join the lottery and pray to get picked
  • For the TIMEX ambassadors, slots where given by Timex US who is the official timing sponsor of the NYCM.
  • The NYCM is more newbie-friendly than the Boston Marathon which is for qualifiers. Some run for personal records, for a touring experience.

It was truly a noon well-spent with good conversation with good people. It left me to thinking, “I better get back to training soon and hopefully in the future get a chance to add the NYCM in my running bucket list too!

Here’s wishing Anthony and Maricel Pangilinan the best of luck and a wonderful time in the New York City Marathon. We look forward to hearing again wonderful NYCM stories from both of you when you get back!

Meanwhile, here is a treat to everyone of us from TIMEX. Read on!


The ING New York City Marathon is one of the most anticipated and sought after races in the world.

This November 03, 2013, three Filipino athletes will represent the country in this prestigious event. Timex is proud to support Anthony Pangilinan, Maricel Laxa-Pangilinan and Coach Rio .

There is no other feeling than crossing the finish line in the New York Marathon along with other runners from all around the world.

Want to own a Timex Ironman Sleek 50 Lap watch? All you have to do is to join the Timex’s ING New York City Marathon Facebook Contest! Follow the mechanics below and you can win in no time! The contest is from October 18, 2013, 5:00pm to November 4, 2013, 12mn.


  • All you have to do is “like”, “share” and give a motivational cheer (as your caption for your post) for our Filipino contingents. 
  • On your post, please mention us on Facebook (Timex Sports Philippines), Instagram (timexph), or on Twitter (timexph). Don’t forget to tag our Filipino contingents at their respective social media accounts as seen below.

Coach Rio:

    • @coach_rio316 (Instagram and Twitter)

Anthony Pangilinan:

    • @anthonypangilinan (Instagram)
    • @apangilinan(Twitter)

Maricel Panglinan:

    • @mommymaricel (Instagram and Twitter)
  • The best motivational and catchy cheer will be declared as the winner. 
  • Submission of entries will be until November 04, 2013, 12 midnight. 
  • Winners will be announced on November 08, 2013 at 5:00pm. 
  • Remember, management decision is final



TIMEX Commemorative Watches for the Cobra IRONMAN 70.3 Philippines 2013


2012 TIMEX Run – DAVAO Leg is on August 26

After the successful staging of the Manila and Cebu legs, the 2012 TIMEX Run caps off its regional races series in Davao on Sunday, August 26. This accredited Kadayawan Event will make it possible for runners in Davao to run alongside Coach Rio and the whole Team Pangilinan as they will be there to lead this event.

Registration is on until Friday, August 24 so everyone who haven’t signed-up yet for this race still have a few days to make it!

Details here:

August 26, 2012
Roxas Avenue, Davao City

IN-STORE REGISTRATION: July 9, 2012 to August 24, 2012

  • TIMEX Abreeza Davao – Abreeza Davao Mall. JP Laurel Ave., Bajada, Davao City (11:00 am – 8:00 pm)
  • TIMEX Shop, SM City, Davao. Quimpo Blvd. cor Tulip & Ecowest Drive Davao City (11:00am – 8:00pm)





  • Registration may end earlier than announce deadline therefore; race kits may run out before August 24, 2012
  • A Valid ID must be presented upon registration. For group registration, a photocopy of any valid ID 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.

For more info, please visit

or call

Davao Hotline No. (0927) 4299516

Runrio Manila Office:

  • Globe – (0916) 5709220
  • Smart – (0929) 7178164
  • Landline – (632) 703-1736

Other concerns and Feedback:

The PIOLO PASCUAL Meet and Greet in CEBU!

Yep! Piolo Pascual will be in Cebu to participate on Sunday’s Cobra IRONMAN 70.3 Philippines race. He will be doing the bike leg of one of the time relay teams. After this, he will be at the Ayala Terraces to have a Meet N Greet in connection to the upcoming RunRio race, 2012 TIMEX RUN – CEBU race. 

Of course I will be there! So if any of you is in Cebu this weekend, particularly this Sunday, you can catch Piolo doing his full IM70.3 at the Shangri-la Mactan or at the Meet N Greet at Ayala Terraces. Below are the mechanics on how you can join the Meet N Greet. Read on!

I Lap You!

As  I prepare to finally get back to running training , I have decided to forego with the use of my GPS-enabled watch for now. I instead found (more like received!) a watch that will work well for me during my back-to-running-as-a-newbie-training. One that is sleek and simple to use. It isn’t a watch with all the features that one may need in all running conditions though – since it doesn’t measure the pace and distance ran. And oh, it also doesn’t come with a heart rate monitor. Presenting, the newest addition to my sports watch collection:  😉



Why do I like it?

The watch will work best when I am doing my training at a venue where distance is already measured, like the ULTRA or the BHS loop. In these cases, I only have the need to measure my lap times and total run time, which is among the watch’s key features. Simple, no fuss and easy to use for someone who is a technical dud (that’s me! I just don’t enjoy reading technical manuals!) 😉

Best of all, it is just the right size for my wrist! Not too big, as other sports watches are and also not too small. For a person with a small wrist such as I, this mid-sized watch is just perfect. I can even wear it anytime with my casual clothes! 😉

perfect fit! 🙂

Oh and have I also told you that this watch is not only good for newbie runners? Yep, yep, yep! This Timex Ironman Triathlon 50-Lap Mid-Size Watch T5K500 is good for those who are new to swimming, cycling or a combination of these three disciplines – triathlon!

Any newbie runner or triathlete or any sportsman need not invest in a more expensive sports watch as one’s essential needs (be it in triathlon, running, swimming or cycling) will perfectly be addressed by this watch. Here are the basic features as I gathered from

  • Silicone strap
  • 100-m water resistance 
  • Quartz movement
  • Stainless steel and resin case 
  • Chronograph – the manual says that the Chronograph training log stores workouts by date, with best lap, average lap and total segment time (hmm…)
  • Date 
  • Alarm – never miss any race or training schedules as this watch has three customizable options: daily/weekday/weekly
  • Indiglo illumination – night mode is a must watch feature as runs usually happens either very early in the morning or at night.

For newbie runners/triathletes out there, this watch will surely last you until such time when you will want to experience training with a GPS-enabled watch, effectively check your pace and heart rate and download your training data into a computer for analysis. For me, this watch will certainly be my buddy as I get through my “newbie-again” running phase. 

NOTE: The Timex Ironman Triathlon 50-Lap Mid-Size Watch T5K500 is locally available in Timex Concept Stores nationwide, select running and sports shops  and via online through Outdoor GB , visit them at

Save the Date for 2012 TIMEX Run – DAVAO!

August 26, 2012