The country’s go-to convenience chain, 7-Eleven, officially marked its seventh year of promoting health among its consumers through a fun-filled sports and wellness activity, the 7-Eleven Run.
7-Eleven Run 2019 brought together professional and recreational runners from different parts of the country into a nationwide gathering, where they showcased their love for the sport while spending time with friends and family. The event took place in Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao last February 3, 2019.
This is the second year that the company held the 7-Eleven Run simultaneously throughout the country. In 2018, over 25,000 participants joined the event as they vied for a podium finish.
Races were held at Filinvest City, Alabang, Cebu Business Park, and SM Davao. The race in Manila and Cebu both had 10 different categories that catered to all types of runners: 500M, 3K, 5K, 5K Buddy, 10K, 10K Buddy, 16K, 21K, 32K, and 42K. On the other hand, the race in Davao, had only 9 categories, excluding 500M.
The overall top 3 Filipino winners from the 42K, 32K, and 21K categories will be participating at the Phuket International Marathon in Thailand from June 7 to 10, 2019.
42K CATEGORY WINNERS:
|42K MALE||OFFICIAL TIME||42K FEMALE||OFFICIAL TIME|
|1st: Bryan Quiamco (Davao)||2:39:43||1st: Maricar Camacho (Manila)||3:20:05|
|2nd: Anthony Nerza (Manila)||2:40:16||2nd: April Rose Diaz (Davao)
|3rd: Richeel Languido (Davao)||2:43:08||3rd:Cinderella Lorenzo (Manila)
|32K MALE||OFFICIAL TIME||32K FEMALE||OFFICIAL TIME|
|1st: Azlan Pagay (Cebu)||1:56:53||1st: Ruffa Sorongon (Cebu)||2:22:01|
|2nd: Rafael Poliquit (Cebu)||1:57:56||2nd: Raterta Luisa (Manila)||2:25:31|
|3rd: Joerge Andrade (Manila)||1:59:11||3rd: Jocelyn Elijeran (Manila)||2:32:08|
21K CATEGORY WINNERS:
|21K MALE||OFFICIAL TIME||21K FEMALE||OFFICIAL TIME|
|1st: Prince Joey Lee (Cebu)||1:12:22||1st: Mary Joy Tabal (Cebu)||1:24:39|
|2nd: Richard Salano (Manila)||1:13:11||2nd: Christine Hallasgo (Davao)||1:27:47|
|3rd: Jerald Zabala (Davao)||1:14:32||3rd: Christabel Martes (Manila)||1:28:48|
Unfortunately, no one was able to take home the Php 500,000 cash prize since the current Philippine National Record for the 42K category men’s (2:18:44) and women’s (2.43:00) was not broken by any of the overall top Filipino placers.
“The 7-Eleven Run series is regarded as one of the most anticipated marathons in the country today,” Jose Victor Paterno, President and CEO of Philippine Seven Corporation said. “This year, we’ve made it more interesting by adding more categories to better fit the demand of every type of enthusiast—from the recreational runner to the professional athlete. We believe that by doing a sporting event like the 7-Eleven Run, we can contribute to the growth and development of Filipino sportsmen who are well on their way to bring pride to our country.”
7-Eleven Run 2019 was held in partnership with Filinvest Alabang, Cebu Business Park, and SM City Davao. Official timing partners: Soleus and L Timestudio. Official media partners: ESPN 5, PLDT, Smart, and Cignal. Official sportswear partner: Under Armour.
The event was also brought to you by Selecta, Cornetto, Nature’s Spring, Summit, Gatorade, Del Monte, Pocari Sweat, Refresh, Kopiko 78, San Miguel Beer, Fit n’ Right, Aquafina, Pepsi, Nova, Evian, Le Minerale, Sip, Safeguard, C2, Mogu Mogu, and Magnolia.
The Corregidor International Half-Marathon (CIHM) race held last Saturday was a special treat for first-timer to the island like me. Though I ran (walk) the shorter distance which is 10K, the beautiful scenery, fresh air and the fun of taking pictures along the route are some of the things I really enjoyed there. If only I can run with a dslr, I have better shots of the ruins that can be found in this island fortress. I used the camera of my phone instead, so bear with the quality of photos I included in here.
Going to the island is more than an hour of ferry boat ride by Sun Cruises. Upon arrival at the pier; there are ‘tranvias’ that fetched us near the starting line. That day the weather was perfect, it was 8 o’clock in the morning with an overcast sky. Trees cover the start area up to a few dozen meters along the road and most of the length of the course. The organizers welcomed us, most especially Mr. Edward Kho, the race director and Atty. Raymund Martelino and while we waited for the gun start, the program hosts entertained the runners with their repertoire of jokes that even foreign participants had enjoyed.
The long uphill is a real challenge to those who had already experienced running in Tagaytay Midlands or Timberland in San Mateo, Rizal. If you are an obese like me :), you will feel a lot heavier running that route, making it difficult to speed up or sustain a decent pace. On the contrary, I felt pain on my right knee whenever I slowed down or try to walk downhill going to the finish line. The special treats: cold sponges, jello, cranberry sweets, ready-to-pop bananas in the water stations and roses for lady 21k finishers, not to mention the sumptuous lunch buffet!
Damn, I guess I already injured my knee ‘coz up to now I am still labouring the pain; medicines did a little to alleviate it, aggravated by participating another race last Sunday. 🙂
Tomorrow, November 23, 2012 is the final day for CIHM 3 registration. Hurry and go to SM Tickets to secure your slot for this much-awaited race of the year. To see full details of the race please click here.
Runners are all laced up and ready to race in the 3rd Corregidor International Half Marathon on December 1, 2012. As the big race weekend approaches, event organizers are inviting more and more running enthusiasts to register until Friday, November 23, 2012 at 11:59pm.
Being the arena of one of the last major running events of the year, Corregidor Island is indeed mapped out and ready for the participants who will be flocking from all over the world. Runners from different countries will be coming in such as Ireland, the U.S., Australia, Japan, the Netherlands, France, Canada, Indonesia and Vietnam.
Filipino runners are also making a rally for the race. Runners from the eight key provinces that have played a major role in the Philippine Revolution will be present. These provinces are Cavite, Bulacan, Pampanga, Nueva Ecija, Batangas, Tarlac, Laguna and Manila. Participants from Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao will also be coming in.
Like King Leonidas’ army in “300,” their professions will no longer distinguish the runners. While organizers see a good mix of medical practitioners, lawyers, policemen, government employees, businessmen, salesmen, journalists, actors, call center employees, advertising executives, athletes, HR practitioners, OFWs, architects, engineers, chefs, artists, tech gurus, finance experts, international relations specialists and airline executives, the CIHM 3 will provide a level playing field for everyone.
The participants are expected to arrive on the island on November 30. Though the race on December 1 will be hard, the runners will be expected to party harder. Before the race “showdown” begins, they will be treated to a delicious carbo-loading dinner courtesy of Yellow Cab and a traditional bonfire at the South Dock. And post-race, a rave party will erupt courtesy of Manila Beer and will be hosted by the inimitable tandem of DJ Chris and DJ Chloe from Mellow 94.7. Exciting prizes will also be raffled off during the party courtesy of Soleus, Yellow Cab, Sun Cruises, Igco Skim Milk and other sponsors.
The 3rd Corregidor International Half Marathon is managed and organized by Big, Big, Big, Inc. presented by Soleus and Sun Cruises, Inc., in cooperation with Yellow Cab, Manila Beer, Corregidor Foundation, Running Mate, One Sceniques, ROX, L Time Studio, Igco Skim Milk, 38 Energy Drink, and the official hydration partners Summit Mineral Water and 100Plus Sports Drink and media partners The Philippine Star, Total Fitness Magazine, Business Mirror, Kulit Runner, Takbo.ph, MultiSport Magazine, Pinoy Fitness and Mellow 94.7.
This “astig” shirt will automatically be given to the registrants on the Runner’s Briefing day that will take place on November 24 and 25, 2012 from 3:00-8:00pm at R.O.X. store located in Bonifacio High Street, BGC.
Registration is still open until November 23, 2012 at SM Tickets at all SM Cinemas at Php 2,700.00 (plus 4% service charge, cash or credit card by SM Tickets).
Race Registration inclusions:
• Roundtrip ferry to and from Corregidor
• Full lunch buffet on race day
• Race bib w/ RFID timing chip
• 3rd CIHM Dri-fit Race Shirt
• 3rd CIHM Race sling bag
• 3rd CIHM Finisher’s Medallion (or a 10k Achiever Medal)
• Runners’ Briefing (Nov 24 and 25)
• 3rd CIHM Victory Rave Party (Dec 01, Saturday night)
• 3rd CIHM Finisher’s Certificate
• P1,000 SOLEUS Gift Voucher
See you there! 🙂
Date: 25 November 2012, Sunday, 5:15AM
Where: 34th Ave., Bonifacio Global City (BGC), Taguig (near Mercato Centrale)
(Finish Line: 7th Ave., BGC)
Theme: “Ready. Set. Explore!” means runners will get to explore some of BGC’s top attractions, like interactive parks, playground, and science museum—in one exciting run. Run BGC 2012 is part of BGC’s PassionFest celebration happening from November 23 to 25.
Male and Female Classification for Categories —
A. 500m Kiddie Race –
Sub-Categories: 5-8 years old and 9-12 years old
B. 5km Special Route with Fun Tasks
5K includes pit stops that require runners to complete various tasks.
Assembly and Gun Start Times:
|Race Category||Assembly Time||Gun Start|
|500m Kiddie Race||6:00am||6:45am|
How to Register:
- Online Registration Period: October 14, 2012 – November 11, 2012
- Visit http://www.runrio.com
- Fill out registration form and pay registration fee using credit card
- Race kits will be delivered to the registrant’s address
- In-store Registration Period: October 14, 2012 – November 18, 2012
a. BGC – 28th St. corner 9th Ave., Bonifacio Global City
Monday to Sunday, 12pm to 9pm
b. Katipunan – 3rd Floor Regis Center, Katipunan, QC
Tuesday to Sunday, 10am to 8pm
a. SM Mall of Asia – G/F Entertainment Hall, Roxas Blvd., Manila
Monday to Sunday, 12pm to 8pm
b. Trinoma – G/F North Avenue, EDSA
Monday to Sunday, 12pm to 8pm
|Race Categories||Registration Fee|
|500m Kiddie Race||Php350|
- Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis, and may end earlier than the announced deadline. Race kits may run out before November 18, 2012.
- A valid ID must be presented upon registration. For group registration, a photocopy of any valid ID and picture must be presented by the representative.
- Singlet size availability will be on a first-come, first-served basis.
- A timing device will be used by all participants during the race.
Registration Discounts (for in-store registrants only):
1. Individual Registrants
Residents, employees, or students in Bonifacio Global City are entitled to a Php100 discount. Bring a proof of billing or company/school ID when registering to avail of the discount.
2. Group Registrants
Free additional race kits for those who will register in groups at required number of runners. Free race kits may be of shorter distance or the same as those registered. Runners who will use the free race kits must be pre-determined and be registered together with the paying runners.
|No. of Participants||Free Additional Race Kits|
|10||2 Race Kits|
|20||4 Race Kits|
|50||10 Race Kits|
|100||20 Race Kits|
- Cash Prize:
|(Male & Female Divisions)||500m (5-8y/o)||500m (9-12y/o)||5km||10km||15km|
- Special Prizes for Top Finishers
– Ayala Malls gift certificates (worth Php500 for 500m and 5km; Php1,500 for 10km; Php2,000 for 15km) sponsored by Avida Land
– Soleus Wrist Watches
– Skechers Shoes (1st placer) and gift packs (2nd and 3rd placers) for 5km, 10km and 15km
– Beyond Yoga gift certificates
– Premium product packs from Milo and Revicon I-ON
- Grand Raffle Prize:
Asian cruise for two persons: Tour starts in Singapore going to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It then heads to Phuket, Thailand then back to Singapore. Convertible to P150,000.00 cash but non-transferable. This cruise is sponsored by High Street South. (Qualified to join the raffle draw are officially registered runners
for Run BGC and race finishers in any distance category. Visit http://www.bgc.com.ph or
see flyers for complete mechanics.)
- A special prize for the competition’s biggest contingent.
- A finisher’s kit for all race finishers
- Other freebies from Milo, Del Monte Fit ‘n Right, and Unilab Revicon I-ON
Race and explore in Run BGC 2012
Run BGC, Bonifacio Global City’s (BGC) annual running event, is all set to make footrace buffs challenge themselves anew in a race to cross BGC’s epic finish line.
This year’s Run BGC has four categories, offered with male and female classifications: 500m Kiddie Race, 5K Special Route with Fun Tasks, 10K, and 15K. The race for children is sub-divided into 5-8 years old and 9-12 years old categories.
In a race dubbed, “Ready, Set, Explore!”, runners will enjoy a route that will take them to explore some of BGC’s top attractions – like the interactive parks, playfield, and The Mind Museum. Making it more memorable are the fun challenges along the way. The 5K category has this “explore” route with pit stops that require runners to complete various tasks required to finish the race.
Cash prizes, trophies, exciting premium product packs, and gift certificates await the top three placers of each category. All race finishers will receive a loaded finisher’s kit and the competition’s biggest contingent will get a special award.
But more than that, all finishers, in all distance categories, will qualify to join a raffle draw with a grand prize of Asian cruise for 2 persons courtesy of High Street South. The cruise will take the lucky BGC runner to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia via Singapore before heading to Phuket, Thailand, then back to Singapore. Prize is convertible to P150, 000.00 cash but non-transferable.
Run BGC Ready, Set, Explore! is on November 25, Sunday at 4am. All categories start at 34th Ave., Bonifacio Global City, Taguig (near Mercato Centrale).
For online registration, visit http://www.runrio.com. Interested parties may also register in Riovana (Bonifacio Global City and Katipunan) or in Toby’s Sports (SM Mall of Asia and Trinoma). Last day of online registration is November 11, while in-store registration ends on November 18.
Visit http://www.bgc.com.ph or see flyers for more details.
Run BGC 2012 is made possible by major sponsors High Street South and Avida Land; and supported by Beyond Yoga, Milo, Nizoral, Sketchers, Soleus, Pinoy Fitness, Takbo.ph, The Bull Runner, Riovana, Toby’s Sports, Run Rio, Inc., Black Beauty, Del Monte Fit ‘n Right, and Unilab Revicon I-ON.
Bonifacio Global City, the best-favored metro venue for running, is expected to get flocked by 5,000 runners who will take up the challenges, fun and prizes of this year’s Run BGC races.
History has dealt Corregidor a rough hand. It came, carved its bloody mark and moved on, leaving pages and pages of memories of its past. But on December 1, 2012, History will make a come back as Corregidor will become the setting for another epic battle – the 3rd Corregidor International Half-Marathon.
The Corregidor International Half-Marathon aims to become one of the premiere and sought-after races in the country. Governed by the banner theme “SHOWDOWN ON THE ROCK,” this year’s event was masterfully designed to present an extremely tough course for all participants – from serious to recreational runners, to elite level athletes. Medals will not be waiting at end of a paved road. Rather, prizes will be playing “hard to get,” as runners will face all types of terrain – from grassy paths, rocky and muddy trails, dark tunnels to tricky down slopes. The course will be a challenging stretch so participants will need to dish out extra effort.
The course itself isn’t the only challenge though, the 3rd Corregidor International Half Marathon is also designed to not only pit runners against each other, but to also dare participants from the 1st and 2nd editions of Corregidor International Half-Marathon to beat their personal records. A special Conqueror’s Token awaits them at the finish line.
Co-founders, and passionate runners Edward Kho and Raymund Martelino, are both psyched for the event’s third installment. To them, the Corregidor International Half- Marathon is a realization of their dream to create what could be considered as the hardest race in the country. They hope that participants will be inspired by the rich history of the island and draw strength from courage of our forefathers during the war. To Kho and Martelino, the memorials across Corregidor will serve as reminders for participants to keep fighting their personal battles – to never stand down at the face of weakness, doubt, pain and frustration.
The 3rd Corregidor International Half-Marathon will cover a total distance of 21.0975km. It will run from the north side of the island at the Lorcha Dock, heading to the east access of the Malinta Tunnel. Runners will pass through its entire length and to head out to the tail side of island.
The first half of the race route will include the ascent to the Summit Hill with a direct view of the beachfront leading to the Japanese Memorial site en route to the half-way point at the YMCA Parade Grounds. The finish point of the race is at the South dock where finishers will encounter strong jets of West Philippine Sea breeze and waves smashing the dock’s breakwater.
Participants to the 3rd Corregidor International Half-Marathon must be at least 18 years of age and should not be more than 70 years old on the day of the race. A proof of age will be required upon registration. Exemptions to the age requirement may be given upon submission of a written proof of parental consent for applicants younger than 18 years or a physician’s certification of fitness for athletic participation for applicants beyond 70 years old. The 3rd CIHM is an international event open to all nationalities. However, foreign nationals who are not residents of the Philippines, upon finishing in the top 3 places, must present a clearance from DOLE to claim their prizes.
As for the declaration of winners, there will be Top 10 Finishers that will be declared from the Male and Female Divisions, respectively. All top 10 finishers will receive a Certificate of Achievement. The Top 3 winners from each category will receive cash prizes, certificates and trophy plates – 3rd place: P5, 000.00 and a certificate, 2nd place: P8, 000.00 and a certificate, and 1st place: P15, 000.00 and a trophy plate.
On top of the medals and cash prizes, the male and female champions will be hailed as “King and Queen of The Rock.” They will be awarded with replicas of the Corregidor International Half-Marathon trophy. Inscribed on the original trophy will be name of the first champion and the names of succeeding winners in the ensuing editions of Corregidor International Half-Marathon. This trophy will be on display in Corregidor Island under the care of Sun Cruises, Inc. Likewise, the team (with a minimum of 3 members) with the fastest cumulative finish time will be awarded with the “Team Hard Core” trophy.
In addition to 21km centerpiece, the event will feature a side event called the “10k Challenge,” for running aficionados who are yet to be familiar with the challenging terrain of Corregidor but yearn to discover and experience its distinctive scenic course. The top male and female runners in this event will be awarded with a certificate of achievement and winner’s plaque. All finishers in this race category will be awarded with a 10km Achiever Medal.
The 3rd Corregidor International Half Marathon is managed and organized by Big, Big, Big, Inc. presented by Sun Cruises, Inc. and Soleus, in cooperation with Corregidor Foundation, Runningmate, One Sceniques with the special support of Activelink, ROX, L Time Studio and media partners The Philippine Star, Mellow 94.7, Business Mirror, Kulitrunner, MultiSport Magazine, Pinoy Fitness and Total Fitness Magazine.