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Battle of the Sexes – Defend Your Gender Race Event

A new race event was conceptualized by Coach Rio dela Cruz that will take place on January 26, 2013 at the SM MOA grounds in Pasay City. Ladies, how about  racing against the gentlemen 7 to 10 minutes ahead of time? See if you can now beat the opposite sex competitors. We know for a fact that both sexes have different physical and physiological characteristics that make opposite sexes unique. Based on the race organizer’s data records, with respect to age category, the average lady finishers cross the finish line 7 to 10 minutes behind men in their 10K races. Given this constant, Runrio, Inc.’s president Rio dela Cruz, decided to put that conclusion into test, for us to find out who will outrun who come this date. No more holding hands while running for those sweethearts with active lifestyle. It’s time to have fun competing with one another with this one-of-a-kind race for 2013!

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Date: January 26, 2013

Race owner:  Runrio Inc.

Title sponsor: Sofitel Philippine Plaza

Venue: SM Mall Of Asia

Target registration: 3,000-5,000 runners

Title: The ultimate pay off  — Battle of the sexes: defend your gender

Event Goal: To build and sustain the running community in the Philippines by redefining culture and inculcating the sport into lifestyle of the people and the best way to do it is through events and races.

Positioning: Inspire, educate, celebrate and defend your gender!

The mechanics: Male and female will compete with each other in one finish line, one venue, one distance. Female runners will run first, then after 7-10 minutes male runners will start the race.

Registration period: December 21, 2012 to January 20, 2013

Registration fee:

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Categories (updated):                         

16 and below     17-24                   25-29

30-34                   35-39                   40-44

45-49                    50-54                  55-59

60 yrs old and above

Singlet and bib designs:

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Race route:

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Registration sites:


BGC – 28th Street corner 9th Ave., Bonifacio Global City

Monday to Sunday from 12:00nn to 9:00pm

Katipunan – 3rd Floor Regis Center, Katipunan, Quezon City (in front of ADMU)

Monday to Sunday from 12:00nn to 8:00pm


SM Mall of Asia

Monday to Sunday from 12:00pm to 8:00 pm

SM The Block

Monday to Sunday from 12:00nn to 8:00 pm


Registration may end earlier than announce deadline.

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.

Race Result & Hotlines

Race results will be available after two (2) days in the following websites.


In-Store Registration:

  • Globe – 0927 347 7700
  • Smart – 0929 717 8164
  • Landline – (632) 703-1736
  • Other concerns and Feedback: feedback@runrio.com

Blog-con photos:

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Press release:

Over one million in luxury prizes from Sofitel to be won at RunRio – Battle of the Sexes!

Manila, December 20, 2012 – Sofitel Philippine Plaza announces the launch of RunRio – Battle of the Sexes, a 10k evening Fun Run to be held on the 26th of January 2013 at the SM MOA Grounds, SM Mall of Asia.  Over one million in luxury prizes from Sofitel is at stake during the fun run including a three night stay at the exclusive Imperial Residence, dining at Spiral, beauty treatments from Le Spa and Vietura, the new Aesthetic Lifestyle Institute.

RunRio is a series of 10k fun run is by the Sofitel Philippine Plaza and organized together with RunRio Inc., headed by the foremost running coach in the country, Coach Rio de la Cruz. The race will be on the 26th of January and it will have a unique Battle of the Sexes concept- Male vs Female where females get a 10 minute lead.

Sofitel Philippine Plaza general manager, Goran Aleks says, “We have partnered with track and field coach, Rio de la Cruz who is an icon of the youth for espousing fitness in order to promote the importance of health and fitness to the Filipinos.  In addition, all the proceeds of the RunRio will go to Virlanie Foundation to help alleviate the plight of the streetchildren in Manila.”

Battle of the Sexes is presented to you by Chevrolet Philippines in cooperation with Century Pacific, Canon Fashion Tailoring, Gatorade and Timex.

Registration commences at 1pm at Sofitel’s Harbour Garden Tent, where runners may claim their singlet and race number.  The run officially starts at 6pm at the Mall of Asia grounds. Gun start at 9:00pm. The top three winners of each category wins watches from Soleus, special treats from Sofitel Philippine Plaza and many more gifts and surprises.

Tickets are on sale at Php 800 each, inclusive of the run registration and running kit. Other registration sites are at Riovanna BGC and Katipunan and Toby’s Mall of Asia.

For more information on the Run Rio Fun Run, please contact or email at 0929 7178164 and runrio.racereg@gmail.com.


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