The much-awaited premium race of the year is coming in October and runners will be delighted to run along Roxas Boulevard down to Cavitex and back, to complete the 42.2 kilometers distance.
The Run United Philippine Marathon 2014 will be held on October 5, 2014 with Growee 500m, Enervon HP 10km, Alaxan FR 21km and Enervon Activ 42km race categories. All categories will have a start and finish at the Seaside Boulevard, Mall of Asia.
Regular on-line registration will start on August 15, while the in-store registration will start on August 22, 2014. Priority on-line registration will be until tomorrow only, so hurry up and secure your slots. Like any RU races, this one will surely sell like hotcakes!
Event Name: Run United Philippine Marathon
Event Date: October 5, 2014 (Sunday)
Time: 2:00am to 11:00am
Race Organizer: Runrio Inc
Race Owner: Runrio Inc and Unilab Inc
Charity Partner: Gawad Kalinga
Growee 500m dash
Enervon HP 10km
Alaxan FR 21km
Enervon Activ 42km
Start and End Points
• 42k/21k/10k/500m Start: MOA
• 42k/21k/10k/500m Finish: MOA
SINGLET AND FINISHER SHIRTS
21KM FINISHERS SHIRT
42KM FINISHERS SHIRT
42KM FINISHERS MEDAL
ASSEMBLY TIME & GUN START
RACE EXPO VICINITY MAP:
BLOGGERS’ NIGHT PHOTOS:
- Registration is on a first-come, first served basis, and may end earlier than the announced deadline. Race slots may run out before September 14, 2014.
- Runner participants who register at the stores will receive their complete race kit upon purchase. A Valid ID must be presented upon registration.
- Those who will be registering for their friends must buy a prepaid card. The singlet will be given upon purchase of the prepaid card. The rest of the race kit shall be delivered.
- Singlet and finisher’s shirt size availability will be on first-come, first-served basis. Singlet and finishers shirt sample sizes will be available for fitting at the registration centers.
- D-Tag will be provided to every participant to get the runner’s accurate time result and must be surrendered to claim the finisher’s item after the race.
- No BIB, No D-TAG, NO RACE.
- Race results will be available within three (3) days after the race at the following websites:www.unilabactivehealth.com and http://www.runrio.com.
- Timing and Race Results: email@example.com
- For online and in-store registration inquiries:
- Landline (+632) 703 1736 or (+632) 463 4814
- Mondays to Fridays, 9am to 5pm only, except holidays.
Get ready this coming Sunday as Run United Philippine Marathon, now on its second year, will awe the marathoners as they will be treated very differently and excitingly when they cross the red-carpeted finish line. More surprises are in store for them since the organizers, Runrio and Unilab aimed to give runners one-of-a-kind experience in this year’s RUPM. They also commissioned Photo-Ops, a group of seasoned race photographers to cover the whole event from start to finish up to the awarding ceremony.
On the other hand, Active Health Sports Gel, a specially-formulated sports gel to fuel your runs or any strenuous sports activities, will be launched during the event on October 6. Unilab Active Health might give some samples that you can use during your training or future races.
See you on October 6, runners!
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Run United Philippine Marathon Seals 2013 Running Streak of ULAH, RunRio
Red Carpet Finish for All Marathon Participants
Run United Philippine Marathon (RUPM), the third and last leg of the RunRio Trilogy, is even more in demand than its inaugural run last year. Only slots for Ceelin 500m dash are available, the rest are full.
“Demand for this race is really high. The half and full marathon slots (21km and 42km) got full five and three weeks, respectively, before race date (Oct. 6). Most of our participants belong to the “progressive set” – runners who have been continuously challenging themselves with longer distances or better PR,” said Alex Panlilio, Head of Unilab Active Health (ULAH).
RUPM, which is on its second year, will feature four race categories namely: Ceelin 500m, Hydrite 10km, Alaxan FR 21km and Enervon Activ 42km.
“RUPM is also much-awaited as it wraps up our run races for the year. The runners are also excited to finally complete their United medal for Run United 1, 2 and RUPM,” added Panlilio.
Forty-two year-old Ly Nary of Phnom Penh, Cambodia is among those who is hoping to finish strong at RUPM. “I hope to finish among the top three females in the 42km foreign category with a target of 3hours and 30 minutes.”
Nary was a finisher of Paris Marathon. Her participation at RUPM is supported by the United Pharma company in Phnom Penh. “I am excited to see the Filipino running community and to explore the Philippines after the race. I really look forward to this great experience with the United Filipinos!”
Twentieth (20th) time Ironman finisher Dan Brown has also followed a regimen in preparation for RUPM. Brown, who is also one of the Unilab Active Health ambassadors, considers physical and mental preparation as key to achieving an excellent race.
“I am preparing by doing a short period of specific run overload. I have been increasing my weekly run distance by around 30% over the past month or so. I have been adding in some longer intervals at or just below goal race pace to simulate what my body will need to do at 3AM on October 6,” says Brown.
“I also start to prepare my mind to suffer a little towards the end. I know things will get tough as the body breaks down so I have to be aware and ready mentally for that,” he adds.
The completed UNITED medal from the 2013 Run United Trilogy series (21-21-21, 21-32-21, 21-32-42) fits together with the RUPM finisher’s medal. According to Unilab Active Health, securing all these medals is a testament of the runners’ commitment to continuously exceed themselves in the field of running.
The 3,000 Enervon Activ 42km runners and finishers will get a VIP treatment—before, during and after the race. First off, they will be among the first to try and taste Active Health’s latest offering in its Sports Nutrition Line – the Active Health Sports Gel, which will be launched at Run United Philippine Marathon. On top of Gatorade, ION Energy Drink, water, sponges and bananas will be given out at certain points of the routes.
This year, the red-carpet finish for the 42km finishers will be right inside the Active Health Village, through a short tunnel carved underneath the main stage. The runners’ companions can cheer at the cordoned-off spectators’ waiting area, and at the main stage audience area. All 42km finishers will be given an ice cold glass of Enervon HP Recovery Drink, a grooming station complete with staff will be on standby to make sure that they will look their best in the photo-ops at the finish line.
After all the picture-taking and finish-line moments, runners can start their rest and recovery routines by attending a post-race talk and stretching at the Enervon Activ Marathoners’ Lounge where they will get limited edition RUPM commemorative slippers. The University of Santo Tomas College of Rehabilitation Sciences will provide physical therapy and stretching services inside the Active Health Village.
All categories except for 42km will have start and finish line at the SM Mall of Asia; the 42km category will start at Bonifacio Global City and finish at SM Mall of Asia. Gun starts are as follows: 500m dash at 7:00AM; 10K at 5:30AM; 21K at 4:00AM; and 42K at 3:00AM
According to RunRio’s Rio Dela Cruz, “We have been offering the 42K category for only two years and we are happy that we have established a good reputation. RUPM has its own following now. It has become the last big run race for most runners for the year. We are looking forward to celebrating yet another successful running year with our loyal participants.”
RunRio will hold a special awards’ night for participants who registered and finished the 21km category in Run United 1, 32km category in Run United 2 as well as the 42km category in RUPM. Awards will be given to the top three overall winners (women and men) in all distance categories.
Besides gifts and certificates from Unilab and other sponsors, the top three male and female RUPM winners will also receive cash prizes: for 10km winners, (P4,000/P5,000/P6,000) and for 21km winners (P6,500/P7,500/8,500). There will be two categories for the 42km categories, Filipinos and Non-Filipinos. The top three winners in each category will get P25,000/P18,000/P12,000 respectively.
RUPM participants and their companions can avail of activities, games, free product samples in various sponsors’ booths at the Unilab Active Health Village. Alaxan FR PBA Legends will also be around for photo-ops. Entertainment will be provided by True Faith and Evedancel of Sugarfree.
Two more events are up ahead in ULAH’s active calendar—Tri United 3 and the Enervon Activ 226 Bohol Triathlon. Registration for both is still ongoing.
Tri United 3 Elite and Age Group Championship in Subic will feature standard distance (1.5km swim, 40km bike, 10km run) for elite and age-groupers triathletes. It will also accommodate teen triathletes with age categories 15-16 and 17-19 years old.
Enervon Activ 226 Bohol Triathlon, sponsored by Enervon Activ, organized by Bikeking, is slated for December 7, 2013. The 3.8km Swim – 180km Bike – 42km Run triathlon will be held in Anda, Bohol.
For more race information and results, interested parties may visit ULAH’s official website at unilabactivehealth.com as well as it Facebook and Twitter accounts.
Sa Linggo na! Nalalapit na ang kauna-unahang Run United Philippine Marathon sa bansa na maituturing na pinaka-espesyal na malakihang patakbo, ihahatid sa inyo ng Unilab Active Health at Runrio. Puspusan ang ipinakita sa aming paghahanda ng dalawang grupong ito para maka-experience ang mga runners ng 42K distance nang kakaiba at mala-piyestang tema ng karera. Ipapakita at ipapadama sa full marathon finisher na sila ay espesyal at tunay na Pinoy pagtawid nila sa finish line. Eto ang mga sinigurado ng organizer para sa darating sa Linggo, ika-28 ng Oktubre, 2012.
Ang medalyang makukuha ng mga tatapos sa 42k distance sa loob ng cut-off time ang kukumpleto sa mga medalyang nakulekta na ng mga loyal sa Run United series. Ang mga 21k at 42k finishers naman ay magkakaroon din ng eksklusibong commemorative finisher shirt. Ang special treats na ito ay ilan lamang sa mga ihahatid ng organizers para sa mga runners. Kita-kita tayo sa RUPM!
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.
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
1. RIOVANA BGC
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
For In-Store Registration Inquiries:
Globe – 0927 347 7700
Smart – 0929 7178164
Landline – (632) 887 6194