Da Nang Vietnam, August 6, 2017 – This year’s Da Nang International Marathon was successfully concluded this morning in Danang, Vietnam with six Filipino runners, representing Team 7-Eleven Philippines, taking podium spots in the full marathon and half-marathon races .
Lany Cardona of Pangasinan cruised through the 42km race to land as the champion of the women’s division, finishing the course in 03:27:26 while Rafael Pescos of Cebu finished second in the men’s division with a finish time of 02:40:06. Richard Salano, a member of the Philippine Army secured the third spot in the podium of the 21km race with a finish time of 1:20:36 while the trio of Jho-An Banayag-Villarma (01:31:53), Nhe-Ann Barcena (01:37:08) and Ruffa Sorongon (01:37:38) swept the first, second and third spots of the 21km women’s category.
Meanwhile, Lizane Abella (4:20:19) and Azlan Pagay (3:02:06) took the Top 1 honors in their respective age group for the 42km and Kennechie Lorbes (1:49:10) took Top 5 for his Age Group in the 21km race.
“Masaya kami kasi ang 7-Eleven ay walang sawa na pinadadala kami sa ganitong international race.” said Lany Cardona who together with Rafael Pescos were given a slot to race in the Shonan International Marathon happening on December in Kanagawa, Japan with all expenses paid, as part of their prize for winning in the 42km category of this race.
Nine Filipino runners participated in this morning’s race, four of them in the full marathon while five in the half-marathon – a fulfillment of the commitment given by Philippine Seven Corporation (7-Eleven Philippines) to the top 3 (male and female) marathon and full marathon winners of the 7-Eleven Run that was held in the Filinvest City, Alabang last February.
According to Project Head Ms. Michelle Saludes, “We at 7-Eleven want to give Filipino runners not part of the Philippine Team the opportunity to showcase their abilities and be recognized in an international competition.”
Local and foreign participants coming from 50 countries, competed in the Da Nang International Marathon 2017 where the route brought the experience of running through Da Nang’s beautiful coastline passing the bridges across the poetic Han’s river in the middle of the city during sunrise.
This is the fifth year that 7-Eleven Philippines has brought Filipino runners to an international race giving them full support from taking care of all expenses, pocket money and with the help of sponsor Asics Tiger, a complete race suit.
“We will continue to encourage runners who aspire to represent the country in an international competition through the 7-Eleven Run Series which we are planning to expand by having another race in Cebu before the year ends and which will serve as a qualifying race to the 7-Eleven Run happening in Manila next year.” shared Mr. Jose Ang Jr., General Merchandise Division Head.
The participation of Filipino runners was made possible through the effort of Philippine Seven Corporation together with the support of sponsors Safeguard, Selecta Ice Cream, Pocari Sweat, Del Monte, Nature’s Spring, Summit Water, Dole Pineapple, Powerade, Solar Sports, CNN Philippines, Skyway, Filinvest and Asics.
7-Eleven will be holding RUN 1500 this coming March 15, 2015, the latest installation to its successful Run series.
The first ever 7-Eleven fun run, RUN 800, was held last 2012, and attracted over 10,000 participants. It was then followed by RUN 1000 and attracted close to 18,000 runners and was the largest paid race in the country in 2014. Traditionally, the 7-Eleven Run Series is also held to celebrate store opening milestones: RUN 800 to celebrate 800 stores in the Philippines, RUN 1000 to celebrate 1000 stores and this year, RUN 1500 in anticipation of opening its 1,500th store in the country.
RUN 1500 promises to be bigger and better, featuring new categories as well as new venue partners, Skyway and Filinvest City.
Now a full marathon, the race now includes a 42KM category, a 10KM buddy run and a 500M fun run for kids. Runners joining the 10KM, 16KM, 21KM, 42KM categories and 10KM Buddy Run will enjoy the course set along the Skyway. Those joining the 500M, 3KM and 5KM categories can look forward to an organized race course in Filinvest City.
What to Expect?
People can enjoy a fun, organized race made more convenient with 7-Eleven’s system. Runners can easily register online and pay at the nearest 7-Eleven store and claim their race kits there.
The registration system also allows participants to choose their wave starts to allow them to run with those of the same skill or speed, or with friends or family.
Race Categories, Fees and Inclusions
All finishers in each category will receive finisher shirts and medals. Top 3 for each category will also receive cash prize.
Another tradition in the 7-Eleven Run Series is to give Filipino runners opportunities to be more competitive. Each Run, 7-Eleven sends top Filipino placers of the 21K category to represent 7-Eleven Philippines and compete in an international marathon, all expenses paid.
7-Eleven Run Series winners have been sent to the Angkor Wat International Half Marathon in Cambodia and Seoul Race in South Korea where Pinoy pride was well represented. Following in the footsteps of Janette Agura (2nd place winner in Angkor Wat), were our RUN 1000 delegates who dominated the Seoul Race last 2014. Mary Joy Tabal, won 1st place in the women’s 21KM, while Mario Maglinao and Elmer Sabal won 1st and 3rd place, respectively for the men’s category.
This year, 7-Eleven will be sponsoring the top 3 Filipino males and females of 21KM and 42KM to join the Laguna Phuket International Marathon in Thailand.
Runners can expect tons of fun and freebies at the event, thanks to 7-Eleven’s generous event partners.
Register online at http://www.run711.com/ and pay the fees at any 7-Eleven store within 24 hours. Registration is until February 23, 2015 only!
7-Eleven Run 1500 is in partnership with Skyway and Filinvest City and is brought to you by: Safeguard, Selecta, Pocari Sweat, Gatorade, Nature’s Spring, Del Monte, Powerade, Bacchus, and 7-Connect, official footwear and apparel sponsor, Saucony and media partners: Solar Sports, CNN Philippines, and WhenInManila.com
Like 7-Eleven Run Series for updates: www.facebook.com/run711 and remember to use the hashtag #711Run1500!
7-Eleven Run 1000
January 19, 2014
FB Page: run711
Registration Period: November 18 – December 31, 2013
Register via: http://www.run711.com/registration/
- Register online via http://www.run711.com/registration/
- Pay at any 7-Eleven Stores within 24 hours
- Pick-up kit on claim date at same store
- No ON-SITE Registration. Registration is solely online thruhttp://www.run711.com
- Registration is only completed upon payment of Registration Fee within 24 hours.
- To pay the Regiatration Fee, take note of the 7-Connect number shown after online registration and pay at any 7-Eleven store.
- Receipt looks like below:
RACE KIT CONTENTS:
- Race Bib with Built-in Timing chip
- Stubs for Drink, Bag, and Finisher’s Shirt (attached on the Race Bib)
- Race kits will be available starting January 5, 2014.
- Race kits will be delivered to the store where the participant paid.
- To claim race kits, present the registration receipt and a valid ID.
- Singlet size availability is on a first-come, first-served basis. No replacement for lost or change size accepted.
- Claim Race Kits at the same store where they paid. Claim date is indicated on the receipt
- Receipts must be presented in claiming the Race Kits or bring a valid ID with picture.
- No claiming of Race Kits at the venue
Finisher’s Medal per Category:
ASSEMBLY AND GUN START INFORMATION:
Assembly Area: Bradco Street, Aseana City
Start and Finish: Aseana Business Park, Pasay City near Mall of Asia
PARKING & BAGGAGE INFO
- Parking will be allowed starting 3am.
- Go to the EXPO where baggage and assembly area will be. The entrance is via Bradco.
- Participants should arrive based on their gun start. For example, those whose gun start is 430am, please be there before 4am.
- There are 2 paid parking areas along Bradco, the main entrance road of Aseana.
- One is near DFA, across from SNR. The other paid parking lot is along Bradco going toward the race grounds.
- Cars won’t be allowed beyond the barricades after the said parking lot, but in case it’s full, participants will be able to make a u-turn.
Information Tent & Baggage:
There will be an info tent and sponsors’ booths in the race area. Just follow Bradco and it will turn into Diokno where you will find the baggage tent.
For questions, comments or concerns, please send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.