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Aquathlon United 2015


Calling all swimmers, runners, and aspiring aquathletes! Online registration is still ongoing for the 1st ever Aquathlon United happening 20 September 2015.

Click here for more details: http://www.unilabactivehealth.com/events_aquathlonunited_racedetails.html



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2015 Unilab Active Health Calendar

Here’s the 2015 Unilab Active Health Calendar!

Exceed yourself! UNILAB Active Health (ULAH) continues to challenge everyone to create a better version of themselves. One may choose to upgrade to longer distances, or establish new personal records. Better training, better gear, better nutrition, and better races, will all lead to achieving a better you. The 2015 ULAH calendar has been developed with experts within the swim, bike, and run community to cater to those who desire to progress from where they are today, to be better tomorrow.

Mark your calendars. Exceed Yourself!


Run United Philippine Marathon 2014

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
Race Categories:

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



























  • 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: feedback@runrio.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.

Important RU1 Announcement

Dear runners,

We understand that there is a demand for us to add more slots for the 21km category. We apologize that we cannot accommodate this request. We have reached the maximum number of 21km runners, and adding more slots would compromise the quality of the execution of the race. In order to guarantee the safety and enjoyment of all runners, we need to set a limit to the number of slots.
For the meantime, registration is ongoing for the 500m dash, 5km, and 10km categories.
We hope you understand. Thank you for your continued patronage of the Runrio Run United Trilogy.

Message from RUNRIO, INC.


Run United 1 2014 Bloggers’ Night

Last February 3, 2014, the bloggers’ launch of Run United 1 2014 was very informative as Unilab Active Health (ULAH) and Runrio officials explained their innovative ways of delivering premium race to the country. It was held at 100 Miles Café at The Fort Strip, BGC – the newest venue for race event launches. Bloggers were awed as new singlet designs were presented to us. Lester Castillo, ULAH Sports Event & PR Executive, said that they are not targeting to deliver the best race but aims to integrate itself to the community by utilizing innovations in sports apparel and nutrition that runners can happily and contentedly use. He added that enthusiasts can integrate ULAH’s events to their regular sports calendar. Exceed Yourself – Citius, Altius, Fortius!

After Mr. Castillo’s delivery of his piece, Runrio president and running coach, Rio dela Cruz discussed his company’s new race registration system that will benefit both runners and his team. New payment systems thru prepaid and credit cards are now being utilized to complement the process. Initially, registering runner will need to buy prepaid card from selected stores or use his/her credit card to register for RU1 2014 and other future races of Runrio, then runner will input his/her pertinent details to the web-based system, including contact information. Registering for future events will be easier than before. Just by using your previously registered e-mail address, one need not to enter other details except for desired race category and singlet size, everything is already there and important updates and notifications regarding the race event is assured.

The launch concluded with the usual group picture taking with the organizer and race owner. They distributed some Unilab products and calendar as tokens to the attendees. (Please see related post here.)

Photo credits:

Justin Gomez Photography and LeStSkY Runner Photography

2013 Run United Series – Runrio Trilogy

Here comes 2013 and the much-awaited, one of the best race brands to come this year is all prepped-up to deliver to you the 2013 Run United Series – Runrio Trilogy! Read the foregoing facts about its Leg 1 Race, mark your calendar and prepare to run this race.

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2013 Run United – Runrio Trilogy

SM Mall of Asia Grounds, Pasay City

Leg 1 (RU1) – March 17
Leg 2 (RU2) – June 2, 1203
Leg 3 (RU3) – October 6, 2013

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How can I register for this race?

You can register for 2013 RUN UNITED 1 via online or in-store.  To register online, log on to www.runrio.com from January 21 to February 24, 2013.  In-store registration is from February 4 to March 3, 2013.Race kits may be sold-out before the announced registration deadline. When this happens registration may be closed earlier than the said registration deadline.

Upon registration please check for your Unique Runners ID to expedite your registration process. Simply enter your last name or birth date to check with our database. A valid ID must also be presented for validation. For group registration, the designated representative must present a photocopy of any valid ID with picture of the participants.

Upon completion of in-store registration, you will receive the complete race kit. For online registrants, your complete race kit will be delivered within February 4 to March 3, 2013.

Where are the registration centers?

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Is there a fee required for registration?

Yes, the entry fee and inclusions are as follows:

Registration Details

Registration Details

Can I register myself in more than one category?

No.  We do not allow multiple category registration as this may affect or disrupt your timing and for safety purposes as well.

How do I know if I have been officially registered?

For online registration, upon successful registration, the registration confirmation slip will appear on the screen available for printing. You will also receive an e-mail with a copy of the registration confirmation slip.

For in-store registration, the store staff will provide a registration receipt.

After I have successfully registered for the event, can I change my event category?

No. Registration is non-transferable and non-refundable.

Should I choose not to participate after I’ve registered for the event, can I withdraw?

Yes. However, please note our withdrawal policy.

Withdrawal Policy

Participants who chose not to take part in the event after having registered can choose to withdraw. However, please note that there will not be any registration fee refund. Race slots are also strictly non-transferable.

Is it possible to make changes to the information I have provided after registration?

Yes. You may proceed to the registration center where you registered and ask the Registration Assistant to correct your records. However changes in your information are limited to typographical errors and change in address and contact numbers only.

What should I do if I have accidentally deleted my confirmation email?

You may email us at feedback@runrio.comand we will resend your confirmation email to your specified email address.


What are the race categories?

–     500m 5-8 years old, male and female

–     500m 9-12 years old, male and female

–     5K male and female

–     10K male and female

–     21K male and female


What are the available registration payment modes?

You can choose to either pay by:

  • Cash – in-store registration
  • Credit Card (VISA / MasterCard) – in-store& online* registration

Is the online registration system secure?

Yes. We use a security system consistent with the banking industry standards of the Philippines.

*Please note: Online registration with delivery entails extra costs: service fee and delivery fee, on top of published registration fees.

Registration Period

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Where should I line up for the start of the race?

The starting line for ALL categories shall be along Seaside Boulevard at the Mall of Asia grounds.

The 21k, 10k and 5k participants’ starting line is along Seaside Blvd. North bound (near Block 16) in Mall of Asia.

The Ceelin 500m dash participants’ starting line is along Seaside Blvd. South bound (near Block 16) in Mall of Asia. The Ceelin 500m dash participants’ wrist tags are provided upon registration.  The parent and child participant must put on their corresponding wrist tags complete with contact details on race day. NO tag, NO race.

500M Race Tag

500M Dash Wrist Tag

Assembly and Gun Time

Call times

Where can I leave my belongings?

Baggage deposit facilities will be made available for you. We recommend that you arrive earlier than the gun time to deposit your bags to avoid delays. You must deposit your baggage/s at designated baggage deposit tents for your particular distance.

While maximum care and security will be enforced, the organizers will not be responsible for any loss or damaged items or delays in retrieving bags.

We strongly advise that you do not to leave any valuables in your bags. The race organizer and any of its sponsors will not be held liable for any loss or damage to your personal items.

Is it necessary to wear the D-tag timing device?

Yes, as this is will be used to measure your accurate race results and split times.

RU1 Race Bib

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Do I need to return the D-Tag upon completing the Race?

Yes, we will collect the D-tag at the Finishers Kit Claiming Area. No D-tag, No Finishers Kits.

What happens if I am injured along the Race route?

First Aid stations can be found along the race route as well. You may also alert Route Marshals or patrolling Paramedics regarding your injury.


What is the Race Route?

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Will there be a cut-off time for the start of the race?

ALL CATEGORIES have a start cut-off time of 15 minutes after the gunstart. Runners who arrive later than 15 minutes after gunstart will no longer be allowed to start the race for safety and security reasons.

The 21k category start time cut-off is 15 minutes after the last wave starts.

In order to ensure timely re-opening of roads to normal traffic and help ensure your safety, the race organizer will deploy a vehicle to pickup all remaining runners on the race route starting at 7:30am. By this time, all participants are encouraged to stop running and board the official vehicle. They are automatically disqualified and will be taken directly to the finish venue.

What kind of finisher entitlement will I get after I complete the race?

  • All finishers will receive an Active Health Token and drinks after crossing the finish line. Race analysis will also be provided for each finisher of the said categories within 3 days after the race.
  • In addition to the items stated above, all 21K finishers will also receive a finisher’s medal and a finisher’s shirt.
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21K Finisher’s Medal

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21K Finisher’s Shirt


What are the measurements of the 2013 Run United 1 singlet?

Here is the 2013 Run United 1 Singlet Size Chart


2013 RU1 Singlet

2013 RU1 Singlet

What if the 2013 Run United 1 race singlet does not fit me? Can I still participate in the race? Can I exchange it for a different size?

Yes you may still participate in the race.  Singlet can also be exchanged within seven (7) days after date of registration.  Singlet can be exchanged provided it is in new and original condition.  Singlet sizes are also subject to availability.

What drinks will be available for us?

You can refresh yourself with Gatorade and water at the hydration stations.

Are walkers permitted to participate in Run United 1?

Yes. But should you wish to walk during the race, kindly keep to the right side of the route to allow faster competitors to pass.

Can I bring my pet dog with me for the race?

No. For the safety of the other runners, pets are strictly not allowed at the event site.

Will wheelchairs, bikes, skates or strollers be allowed on the race route?

No. Instruments with built-in wheels other than those on the official vehicles will not be allowed on the race course.


Will my family and friends be allowed to come support me at the Event?

Yes, supporters are most welcome to cheer you on anywhere along the entire race route. Please remind them though that they should be mindful not to block the path/route that the participants run in.


What prizes will be awarded for each category?

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Where and when will the Awards Presentation Ceremony be held?

The Awards Ceremony will be held at the Unilab Active Health Village on the day of the race.


How do I get to the race site?

The Race Start is located at Seaside Boulevard near Block 16 for ALL race categories.  There are various ways to get to the race site. These are via:

  • Cab/Taxi
  • Bus or public transport

Will there be road closures and parking facilities at the start and finish line?

Yes, there will be road closures. Parts of the race route on the event day will be closed to traffic. Please refer to the official road advisory in the official race guide for specific road closure timings.

At the MOA, you may park at the following areas:

  • South Parking Building (Car Park Building above Dept Store)
  • North Parking Building (Car Park Building above Hypermarket)
  • South Open Parking (Open Car Park in between Arena and SMX)
  • North Open Parking (Open Car Park in between One E-com and SMDC Showroom)
  • Block 2 (Open Car Park behind SMX)
  • Planetarium Parking (Open Car Park beside Selecta Kids Universe)


Who can I contact for more information?

For inquiries, you may call us through any of the following contact numbers from Monday to Friday (10:00am – 6:00pm).

Landline 887-6194
Globe 0927-347-7700
Smart 0929-717-8164

For your other concerns and feedback email: feedback@runrio.com