Monday, August 22, 2016

Heroes for Children Run 2016

UNICEF Celebrity Advocate for Children Anne Curtis calls on runners to join the second year of the Heroes for Children Run on September 4, 2016, Sunday, at the SM Mall of Asia grounds.

“I was deeply inspired by the support we received during last year’s run. From children with disabilities to serious runners, the public came together for a great cause. This year, I’m inviting everyone once again to be a hero for children. All proceeds will benefit UNICEF’s First 1,000 Days campaign for children’s health and nutrition needs,” says Curtis“

For 70 years, UNICEF has worked to improve the lives of the most disadvantaged, vulnerable, and excluded children around the world. Despite the many gains, the lives and futures of millions of children are still in jeopardy. In the Philippines, one out of three children under the age of five suffers from chronic malnutrition—the effects of which can be permanent, irreversible and even fatal after two years of age. UNICEF believes every child should have a fair chance at life,” UNICEF Philippines Country Representative Lotta Sylwander says

The First 1,000 Days programme focuses on prenatal and early childhood interventions to prevent undernutrition, including quality care for mothers, proper nutrition and complementary feeding, and life-saving treatment for severe acute malnutrition. The effect of good health and nutrition lasts well into adulthood and is key ingredient in breaking the cycle of poverty.

Last year’s run saw more than 3,200 runners raise Php 3 million for the benefit of the First 1,000 Days programme. This year, the event aims to attract more runners to raise funds for the campaign.

“We are grateful for Anne’s dedication and significant contributions in raising awareness and funds for children in need. Anne’s power lies in her sincerity and genuine passion in everything she does. Through her support, we will continue to make a huge difference for children in need,” Sylwander adds.

Fans who want to support Anne but cannot physically run or be present on race day may donate on her personal SimplyGiving fundraising page at www.simplygiving.com/event/HeroesforChildrenRun2016. Ms. Curtis was appointed as UNICEF Celebrity Advocate in November 2014.

In-store registration at the following Chris Sports outlets: SM Mall of Asia, SM Megamall, SM City North Edsa, SM City BF Homes, Glorietta, Market! Market!, Robinsons Place Manila, and UP Town Center (from August 15 to 28). The run is one of many activities slated in 2016 as UNICEF commemorates its 70th year helping to build a better world for every child.

The Heroes for Children Run 2016 is organized by Anne Curtis and co-presented by RunRio through the support of SM Mall of Asia, Cherry Mobile, Gatorade, Viva Artists Agency Incorporated, Toy Kingdom, Swatch, Eureka Home Appliances, Maynilad, Philippine Star, Good Housekeeping, Female Network, SM Cinemas, Nyxsys Philippines, Chris Sports, F1 Hotel & Resorts, Transprint Corporation, Microtel by Wyndham, Hisense/Devant, and Pacific Cross Insurance

To know more about the run and UNICEF’s programs, visit www.unicef.ph or call 758-1000 (Mondays to Fridays, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.).

Friday, August 12, 2016

Under Armour Arrives at TriNoma

Regarded as the most innovative sports and fitness clothing line in the world today, Under Armour is extending its reach in the Philippines as it launches a new brand house in Metro Manila. Under Armour will formally open a branch at Level 3 of the TriNoma Mall in Quezon City today, August 12.

The grand opening event will be held tomorrow, August 13, with Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) superstars Asi Taulava and Jervy Cruz serving as special guests.

Taulava, a Filipino-Tongan cager who has been strutting his wares on the PBA court for 16 years in five different teams, copped the league’s Most Valuable Player trophy in 2003 and led the Talk 'N Text Tropang Texters to the All-Filipino Conference title in the same year.

Known by his moniker “The Rock” due to his prowess in the shaded lane, Taulava likewise represented flag and country in international competitions as he suited up for the Philippine national team on several occasions. And now, he is currently the starting center of the NLEX Road Warriors.

Meanwhile, Cruz rose to prominence in the collegiate ranks when he steered the University of Santo Tomas Growling Tigers to the UAAP Promised Land in 2006.

Proving that skill could topple height, Cruz managed to elevate his on-court stature as a legitimate inside threat in his first few years in the PBA , now part of the most prominent PBA team in the country- Ginebra.

Taulava and Cruz will be offering a special treat to Under Armour aficionados as both men are slated to conduct a basketball clinic on August 13, 4:00pm, at the TriNoma activity center.

Aside from Taulava and Cruz’s free basketball workshop, Under Armour fans will also be given a chance to unleash their inner Stephen Curry with the UA Basketball Shootout Challenge, where qualified contestants will go head-to-head by showcasing their three-point shooting skills.

In order to join the basketball clinic and UA Basketball Shootout Challenge, a single receipt purchase of at least P2,000 from August 12 to August 13 at the Under Armour TriNoma brand house will earn an exclusive pass to the festivities and a chance to take home awesome prizes.

Under Armour’s TriNoma brand house, the sporting apparel’s fifth branch in the Philippines and fourth in Metro Manila, is expected to have the top-of-the-line Curry 2.5 and the highly-acclaimed UA Charged Bandit 2 on its shelves.

Designed for NBA’s most prolific point guard, Curry 2.5 is molded in synthetic upper that is wrapped closely around the foot for a lightweight and precise fit.  In addition, Curry 2.5 has an external PU shell that provides durable support and structure as well as an external shank and heel counter that delivers locked-in stability through heel, arch and forefoot to maintain balance.

Make sure to follow Under Armour Philippines via @underarmourph on Instagram and Twitter as well as Facebook atwww.facebook.com/underarmour sea.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

National MILO Marathon Celebrates 40 Years

The National MILO Marathon marks another milestone in its rich history as it celebrates its 40th year with a bang. The country’s premiere running event is set to commence its first of 14 regional races in Dagupan on July 17th.

Since the beginning, the National MILO Marathon has been inspiring individuals and attracting a pool of aspiring and professional runners from all walks of life, locally and internationally. This season, the National MILO Marathon expects 200,000 runners across all distance categories to conquer the challenge of reaching the finish line. As it celebrates its legacy of 40 years, the National MILO Marathon shines the spotlight on the champions who have encouraged millions of other runners to be at their best through sports.

The city of Iloilo has been selected to be the official venue of this year’s National Finals to be held on December 4th. This is the first time for Visayas to host the much anticipated culminating event. “The city of Iloilo is honored and excited to be a part of the National MILO Marathon’s historic culminating event,” said Iloilo City Mayor Jed Mabilog. “We are extending our full support and hospitality as we welcome the National MILO Marathon runners to Iloilo.” With its new venue, the National MILO Marathon will be able to provide better proximity to aspiring runners from the South, and enrich the experience of everyone with scenic routes, spacious thoroughfares and thrilling challenges that await the runners.

“The 40th anniversary of the National MILO Marathon is truly a grand milestone for us. We aim to go beyond than being the country’s prestigious footrace by providing better race experiences as we energize champions and inspire millions more,” said Andrew Neri, MILO Sports Marketing Manager. “The past and present champions of the National MILO Marathon have become our agents of motivation that energized Filipinos to be at their best in their respective endeavors. Their resilience, grit, discipline and other values have made them winners in sports and in life, and we hope to continue the cycle and see more champions in the future.”

The National MILO Marathon is not only a breeding ground for local talents but also a program that empowers children nationwide. For the past 6 years, the National MILO Marathon’s Help Give Shoes advocacy, in partnership with the Department of Education, has inspired 60,000 aspiring athletes to fulfill their dreams by donating brand new pairs of running shoes. This year, the Help Give Shoes advocacy will be donating 10,000 pairs to underprivileged school children.

Following the pilot race in Dagupan (July 17), the next elimination legs will take place in Tarlac (July 24), Metro Manila (July 31), Batangas (August 7), Lucena (August 14), Naga (August 28), Tagbilaran (September 18), Cebu (September 25), Dumaguete (October 2), Davao (October 9), General Santos (October 16), Cagayan De Oro (October 23), and Butuan (October 30). The National Finals will be held on December 4 in Iloilo City.

Monday, July 11, 2016

Sofitel Manila Half Marathon 2016

Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila promotes wellness and a healthy lifestyle as it holds the 2016 Sofitel Manila Half Marathon on the 21st of August 2016. Now on its fourth year, the premier urban destination in partnership with the country’s foremost running event organizer, RunRio, led by Coach Rio de la Cruz, brings the much-anticipated event to a new venue. Now taking off from the CCP Open Field which is next to Sofitel and offers more activity space and private parking for runners, the Sofitel Manila Half Marathon is an annual event held for the benefit of the children of Virlanie Foundation.

Event Date: Sunday, 21st of August 2016
Time: 3:00am to 9:30am
Race Organizer: RunRio Inc.
Assembly Area: Start/Finish Points: CCP Open Grounds
Beneficiary: Virlanie Foundation, Inc.



Registration Period
Online Registration: June 27 to August 7, 2016
In-store Registration: July 13 to August 14, 2016

Registration Fee
5km - Php 750
10km - Php 850
21km - Php 950

Registration Form - http://media.wix.com/ugd/1fd0df_31ad258197a342d99b33095788bd38f9.pdf

In-Store Registration
Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila
Timex Megamall
Toby's SM Mall of Asia
RUNNR Store BHS
RUNNR Store Trinoma

Assembly & Gun Start
5km - 350AM - 450AM
10km - 340AM - 440AM
21km - 3AM - 4AM

Online Registration - https://regonline.activeglobal.com/sofitelmanilahalfmarathon2016

Singlet Sizing Guide
XS - Chest:16 1/2 HPS: 24 1/2
S - Chest:17 1/2 HPS: 25 1/2
M - Chest:18 1/2 HPS: 26 1/2
L - Chest:19 1/2 HPS: 27 1/2
XL - Chest:20 1/2 HPS: 28 1/2
XXL - Chest:21 1/2 HPS: 29 1/2

Finisher Shirt Sizing Guide
XS - Chest:16 1/2 HPS: 24 1/2
S - Chest:17 1/2 HPS: 25 1/2
M - Chest:18 1/2 HPS: 26 1/2
L - Chest:19 1/2 HPS: 27 1/2
XL - Chest:20 1/2 HPS: 28 1/2
XXL - Chest:21 1/2 HPS: 29 1/2

Route Map / Race Map

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

World Vision Run 2016

What: World Vision Run 2016
When: June 26 2016
Where: Blue Bay Walk, Pasay City

Online Registration
http://www.runrio.com/worldvisionrun2016 (Until June 12)

In-store Registration (Until June 19)
Runnr BHS
Toby's Shangri-La
Runnr Trinoma
Toby's Mall of Asia

Registration Fee
PHP 300 - 500 meters
PHP 600 - 3km
PHP 700 - 5km
PHP 800 - 10km
PHP 1000 - 21km (finishers medal)

Assembly Time & Gun Start
21km - 330AM - 450AM
10km - 4AM - 5AM
5km - 430AM - 530AM
3km - 450AM - 550AM
500m - 6AM - 7AM

Tech Shirt

Race Map

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Philippine Air Force Run 2016

Online Registration
http://goorahna.com/#/event/airforcerun2016/register

In-store Registration
Tobys Trinoma Quezon City
Tobys SM Aura Taguig City
Tobys Glorietta 2 Makati City
Runnr Alabang Town Center

Registration Fee
PHP 350 - 3km
PHP 550 - 5km
PHP 650 - 10km
PHP 850 - 21km

Assembly Time & Gun Start
21km - 420AM - 445AM
10km - 500AM - 530AM
5km - 520AM - 540AM
3km - 530AM - 550AM

Singlet Design

Finishers Medal

Saturday, May 21, 2016

PH Workforce Lead Sedentary Lifestyles

Herbalife, a global nutrition company, has released the findings of the new Nutrition At Work Survey, which revealed that the majority of Philippines’ workforce leads largely sedentary lifestyles, putting them at risk of obesity. The survey, which was designed to understand the lifestyle habits and attitudes of Asia Pacific’s modern workforce, was conducted in March with 5,500 full-time workers in 11 Asia-Pacific markets, including 500 workers from the Philippines.

According to the survey findings, almost nine out of 10 (85%) workers in the Philippines spend at least six hours a day sitting at their desk, with 52% of its workforce eating lunch at their work desk two to five times per week. The survey also revealed that majority of Philippines’ workforce (86%) exercise less than three times per week, with five out of 10 getting less than 30 minutes of physical activity a day at their workplace. This suggests a significantly worrying trend locally, on the back of rising obesity rates recorded in recent years.

Nevertheless, the risk of obesity could be averted if workers in the Philippines decide to take control over their own nutritional intake and exercise regimen. Close to eight out of 10 workers (75%) affirmed that they strive to live a healthy, active life, however, the majority of them noted that they find it difficult to stay active during workdays.


“With a majority of Philippines’ workforce leading largely sedentary lifestyles, our mission as a global nutrition company is to help people in the Philippines take practical steps towards leading healthy, active lives. By inculcating positive nutrition and active lifestyle habits to people in the Philippines, we hope that this will, over time, help reduce obesity risks and lead to positive improvements to the well-being of our people,” said Mr. Rosalio Valenzuela, General Manager of Herbalife Philippines.

Aimed at addressing health issues associated with sedentary lifestyles, and deepening practical understanding on the benefits of healthy, active lifestyles, Herbalife launched its fifth Asia Pacific Wellness Tour 2016, held in the months of April and May. The latest edition of the Wellness Tour builds upon the successes of the past four tours that welcomed more than 80,000 participants across the region, and features a host of medical symposiums, talks and workshops led by seven experts from Herbalife’s Nutrition Advisory Board (NAB), covering 26 cities across Australia, Cambodia, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Macau, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.

Gary Small, M.D. has recently visited the country and shared his expert views on digital dementia and brain aging at the “A Smart Way to Healthy Aging: A Talk by Gary Small, M.D.” event. Dr. Small, a specialist in brain health and aging, has authored over 500 scientific works and received numerous awards and honors, including the "Senior Investigator Award" from the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry.


During the talk Dr. Small addressed health and nutrition related issues associated with sedentary lifestyles and share practical tips on how today’s workforce can live healthier lives by making simple changes to their daily lifestyles. Health and medical professionals, academics, as well as the general public have also engaged in lively dialogues with Dr. Small at the event, and had the chance to network with like-minded professionals through the Herbalife Asia-Pacific Wellness Tour platform.

Rounding up the team of Herbalife NAB experts who have participated in the Asia-Pacific Wellness Tour are:
Dr. David Heber, chairman of the Herbalife Nutrition Institute and Nutrition Advisory Board. A leading expert in the field of nutrition, named as one of “The World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds” by Thomson Reuters in 2014 and repeatedly included in “The Best Doctors in America”.
Dr. Chin-Kun Wang, an expert in metabolism and nutrition, with a focus on the clinical evaluation of nutritional supplements, nutraceuticals, functional foods and herbs. He was awarded the National Award of Biomedicine in Taiwan in 2008 for his contribution to medical education.
Dr. Julian Alvarez Garcia, a specialist in sports medicine and sports physiology who has advised professional teams, national teams and individual athletes on a range of disciplines including weightlifting, triathlons, mountain biking, football and basketball.
Dr. Darren Burgess, an expert in sports science and nutrition who has authored papers in multiple peer review journals. He is also the current Head of High Performance at Port Adelaide Football (AFL) Club, and the former Head of Fitness and Conditioning at Liverpool Football Club.
Dr. Nataniel Viuniski, an expert in pediatrics and nutrition who has authored “Childhood Obesity – A Practical Guide”. He is also currently an advisor to Brazil's Health and Education Ministry for Childhood Obesity.
Dr. Francis Gregory Samonte, one of the Philippines’ premier experts in pediatric neurology, and the first Filipino appointed to the NAB. He was a recipient of the Chairman’s Achievement Award from the University of Louisville, Kentucky’s Department of Pediatrics.

The NAB experts were also joined by Dr. Luigi Gratton, Herbalife’s vice president of nutrition education and development, who has written numerous articles on nutrition and obesity, and has appeared on television speaking on nutrition, anti-aging medicine, sports nutrition and other medical topics.

“With each new edition of the Wellness Tour, we are seeing an increasing number of people gain practical knowledge to lead better lives. We hope that that this year’s Tour will further empower people to take charge of their nutritional intake and exercise regimen, so that they can enjoy the full benefits of a healthy, active life,” Mr. Valenzuela concluded.
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