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Fun Run

Run for the mountains, and support lives!

What:   Run for the Mountains

When:   May 27, 2017

Where:   Mckinley West, Mckinley Hill, Bonifacio Global City

Gun Start:   5:30am 

Non-profit organization, JCI Manila will kick off a 3K, 5K, and 10K run on May 21, Sunday on the streets of McKinley West in Taguig City.

Gun Start is at 5:30am.

Dubbed as Run for the Mountains, the event will also feature performances from Indigenous People (IP) athletes – respectively of Mangyan, Igorot, or Aeta roots. Each is set to showcase his/her skill in archery, javelin throw, storytelling, music, and dance.

Proceeds will go towards the improvement of Field of Dreams – a 60 meter by 60 meter sports facility that regularly runs baseball/softball and football programs for the youth of Paradise Heights – commonly known as the Smokey Mountain community in Tondo, Manila.

Funds will also help build water pipes for homes in IP villages.

“The goal of this run is to come up with resources for less fortunate kids – keep them busy through sports, so they can stay away from drugs and other vices. At the same time, help raise awareness about the plight of IP communities in the Philippines,” says JCI Manila Run for the Mountains Chairman, Jackie Sadhwani.

“There’s a bright future ahead for people from marginalized and neglected sectors of the country. Extending help is one way of making them realize that the world, after all, is still filled with good people who can inspire others to live a good life,” Sadhwani adds.

To know more about JCI Manila’s Run for the Mountains, you may visit its Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/runforthemountains/


NatGeo Earth Day Run 2017

It’s 2017 and Earth Day celebration is just around the corner. Every one across the globe are encourage to join Earth Day events for teach-ins on environmental and climate literacy and the March for Science. NatGeo Run, the annual, much-awaited road race and on it’s eight year, will be be staged again at SM Mall of Asia grounds, with the same call for everyone to be aware of current Earth’s need for environment protection and be fit at the same time. Runners, don’t be late to register!

 

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

  1. Singlet
  2. Race Bib
  3. Timing Chip
  4. LED Shoe Laces

Finisher’s Entitlement For 21K and 42K

  1. Finisher’s Medal
  2. Finisher’s Shirt

Other Highlights

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Present your Race Bibs from the Past Seven NatGeo Races and get VIP Priviledges!
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

  1. Pre-Race Warm Up
  2. Priority in-front of the Starting Line
  3. Special Booth at the Activity Area for your Finisher’s Shirt and Lootbag
  4. Post Race Cool Down

Costume – the 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

SINGLET DESIGN

 

 

 

MEDAL DESIGN

 

FINISHER SHIRT DESIGN

 

RACE ROUTES

 

MEDIA LAUNCH PHOTOS

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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.


7-Eleven Run 2017

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Event Name:   7-Eleven Run 2017

When:   February 4-5, 2017

Assembly Area:   Filinvest City Alabang: Bridgeway Avenue and Spectrum Midway

Race Categories:   500 meters, 3km, 5km, 10km, 10km Buddy Run, 16km, 21km, 42km

On-line Registration:   www.Run711.com

After the success of Run 800 in 2013, Run 1000 in 2014, Run 1500 in 2015 and Run
2016, 7-Eleven will be holding Run 2017 this coming February 5, 2017, the biggest
and most exciting of the series yet.

Once again, Run 2017 will be held at the Skyway and Filinvest City and will feature eight categories: 42KM, 21KM, 10KM, 16KM, 10KM, 10KM Buddy, 5KM, 3KM and 500 Meter (Kids run).

Top 3 per category will receive cash prizes and medals. Top 3 Filipino males and females in the 21KM and 42KM categories will be sponsored by 7-Eleven to join an international marathon in Asia. Top 3 organizations with the highest number of registrants will also receive a special trophy.

Part of the proceeds will go to 7-Eleven Foundation’s Every Day! Play build children’s playground projects.

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Finisher Shirt

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Cash Prizes

Cash Prize Chart

Race Schedulewave-start

3K Map

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5K Map

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10K Map

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16K Map

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21K Map

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42K Map

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Promo Mechanics

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  • Promo Duration : November 23, 2016 – January 15, 2017
    1. Cliqq App user or Everyday Rewards cardholder will earn E-stamps for every P100.00 purchase of any participating items from the major sponsors.
    2. For every purchase of a booster item, the customer instantly gets an additional E-stamp. (If item is P100.00 or above was purchase with another participating item, the cardholder gets 2 E-stamps for that transaction.)
    E-Stamps needed:
    • Earn Fifty (50) E-stamps to redeem the race category of your choice.
    • For 10K Buddy Run, the customer must earn One Hundred (100) E-stamps
    3. Customer will instantly receive the one-time use 7 – Connect Reference Number through SMS or App.
    4. The SMS will show the message “Redeem your RACEKIT & use Ref. # at http://www.run711.com at any 7-Eleven stores on or before January 10, 2017. Show this msg at the counter: 7-CONNECT: 1234-5678-9012”. The 7 – Connect Reference number will be used for the registration of the race category they redeemed.
    Race Voucher Instructions:
    • Click “I have a promo code” tab
    • Enter the 7-Connect Reference Number
    • Choose what store they want to pick up the free race kit.
    5. Race kit claiming will be in the store nominated by the customer upon registration.

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Press Release:

7-Eleven Run 2017 to be the Biggest and Most Exciting Race of the Series Yet

Manila, Philippines – December 6, 2016 – From attracting serious runners to recreational walkers all over the country, 7-Eleven Philippines’ hugely popular Run Series will once again take over Skyway and Filinvest City on February 5, 2017 for a day of fitness, family, freebies and all out fun.

The 7-Eleven Run Series has been gaining momentum since it started in 2013. With more than 12 thousand participants last year, Run 2017 promises to be the biggest and most exciting of the series yet!

Run 2017 will feature eight categories for runners to choose from. The 42KM, 21KM, 16KM, 10KM, and 10KM Buddy Run categories will see participants sweeping through Filinvest City and the Skyway, while the 5KM, 3KM and 500M Kids Run will be held along Filinvest City.

Three winners in each category will be announced on the race day and will receive cash prizes and medals. In addition to this, the top three Filipino males and females in the 42KM and 21KM categories will be sponsored by 7-Eleven Philippines to compete in an international marathon in Asia, all expenses paid. Finally, the top three organizations with the highest number of registrants will receive a special trophy.

Runners can also get a chance to earn free race kits through 7-Eleven’s CliQQ loyalty program. CliQQ app users and Every Day! Rewards cardholders can redeem a free race kit by earning Run e-Stamps. Run e-Stamps are earned with every P100 purchase of any participating item from the major sponsors. Every purchase of a booster product also earns one additional e-Stamp. To redeem a free race kit to any race category , customers must earn 50 e-Stamps (except for 10K Buddy Run, where customers must earn 100 e-Stamps).

Registration is now open! Visit http://www.run711.com for more info. Registration is until January 18, 2017. Race Kits can be claimed on the date indicated on the receipt, from the same store where payment has been made. Aside from the exciting freebies that customers can look forward to on race day, all registrants of Run 2017 will also receive an Asics 20% discount voucher.

Be sure to follow the 7-Eleven Run Series Facebook Page(www.facebook.com/run711) for updates! Runners can also join in on the conversation using the official hashtag, #711Run2017! 7-Eleven Run 2017 is held in partnership with Skyway and Filinvest City, as well as event partners, 7-Connect, Mogu Mogu, Crimson Hotel, and exclusive sportswear partner, Asics.The event is also brought to you by Safeguard, Selecta, Pocari Sweat, Del Monte, Nature’s Spring, Dole, Powerade and Summit Water, and media partners Solar Sports, ETC, CNN Philippines, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, The Philippine Star, Summit Media, Hinge Inquirer Publishing, and ABS-CBN Publishing.


Legion Run set to conquer the Philippines in 2017

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A totally new outdoor experience is set to conquer the Philippines and excite people who
love adventure, challenges and the outdoors in 2017. Called the “Legion Run”, this event is
a 5km team-oriented run with 20+ obstacles that offers a once-in-a-lifetime experience to
people of all levels of physical fitness and ability, due to its non-competitive nature.

The Legion Run, which is to be held for the first time in the Philippines, is an international
event where successful runs were held for the past years in different parts of the world
such as France, Italy, Poland, Greece, Israel, Bulgaria and more.

The Philippine debut of the event, the second to be held in Asia, is set on March 4, 2017 at
the Greenfield City in Laguna, Philippines. There will be elements of mud, fire, ice and
barbed wire all throughout the obstacle course and participants are expected to hurdle
these by jumping, climbing and crawling.

Finishers complete the experience by conquering all these body and mental challenges,
worthy enough for them to be regarded as true-blooded “legionnaires”. Legionnaires can
then celebrate their success with food, drinks and various post-event attractions that can
be found in the Legion Run Festival Area.

Legion Run is more than just a run or an event. It’s an experience of a lifetime. Everyone
participates for a different reason but they finish all the same; “changed”. This isn’t a race
and the only prize to win is Pride. Legion Run is about overcoming personal challenges and
the thrill of proving to yourself you CAN. But most of all, it’s about getting out there and
having FUN again.

To learn more about the Legion Run, follow our social media accounts in Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/legionrun or https://www.facebook.com/IgnitePhilippinesInc
and Instagram, email at philippines@legionrun.com.

Media Launch Photos

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On your mark, get set, go! Gatorade Run is back for its second year

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Manila, Philippines – The world’s number one sports drink, in partnership with Runrio, will once again hit the road for the second year of the Gatorade Run.

It will be held on November 27, 2016 at the SM Mall of Asia in Pasay City. The run will have two distances—11K and 22K.

More than 6,000 runners registered in last year’s run which featured hydration stations where participants got pre-race hydration drinks, a post-run hydration test area where runners instantly learned about their hydration status, and a warm-up area where free sessions were available for those who wanted a full-on warm up activity before and after the run. Gatorade ambassadors Jeron Teng, Jaja Santiago, Chris Banchero, Jett Manuel and Ara Galang were among those who were present to support the runners.

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Race organizer Coach Rio dela Cruz of Runrio shakes hands with Pepsico Marketing Manager for Hydration, Tony Atayde.

This year’s run promises to be more exciting, while still focusing on the importance of pre- and post-run hydration. Pepsico Marketing Manager for Hydration Tony Atayde said, “Gatorade is a global leader in sports performance and we’ll definitely bring that expertise to the run. Learning the benefits of proper hydration is crucial for runners and we look forward to reinforcing that message through the Gatorade Run.  We’re excited to show runners how, whether in sports hydration or a unique consumer experience, NOTHING BEATS GATORADE.”

Registration for the Gatorade Run 2016 will start on September 12. Log on to runrio.com for updates and to register.

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Random Shots at Unicef Heroes for Children Run

I’ve been telling a lot of runners to check this site for pictures of them that might be included for posting. Whenever I’ve been asked: “Saan po makikita yan?” (“Where can I see the photo?”), “This is for Gatorade documentation, but you can visit my site to see if your photos will be posted.”, is my repetitive answer. Apologies to those runners who really wanted to see their pictures but found nothing here. As mentioned in my “About” page, I’m a very busy singing daddy of four children, with sideline jobs to make both ends meet. In as much as I would like to please you, I have too little time left everyday to edit, resize and upload great number of photos to your pleasing. 😦

But wait, luckily, I have free time just for now after a combined 2 weeks of rigid technical training and certification and some subject tutorials for my kid here and busy relocating to our new office there. After baking our food and having dinner, I will upload some photos before I go to bed. Actually, I’m lying on my bed now. Thank you for your understanding. We might see each other again on Run United Philippine Marathon and Gatorade Run. See y’all!


Run MNL Community Run

Join ‪#‎RunMNL‬ ‪#‎CommunityRun‬ on July 23, 2016 at the PSA Track Oval.‪#‎StrongerEveryMile‬

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