Monday, August 31, 2015

The Great LEAN Run 2015


What: The Great LEAN Run
When: September 19, Saturday, 5:00PM
Where: UP Sunken Garden and Academic Oval in Diliman

Have you ever wondered what it was like to live in that dark period of our nation's history when the free press was shut down, the voice of the people was suppressed, and thousands of Filipinos were abducted, tortured and summarily executed?

The University of the Philippines is again living up to its reputation as the bastion of youth social consciousness, this time through a obstacle run that will give runners a taste of what it was like during the years of Martial Law.

Dubbed The Great LEAN Run (TGLR), the activity will feature obstacles reminiscent of dictatorial rule, such as barbed wire, water cannons, anti-riot police, arbitrary arrests and much more. Runners will aim to survive the challenges of the course for a chance to win prizes, not to mention unique bragging rights.

TGLR honours the life of Lean Alejandro, student leader of the 1980s who led the student movement that helped a national people's action to depose then President Ferdinand Marcos.

Atty. Susan Villanueva, Chairman of the UP SAMASA Alumni Association, said, "The overthrow of the dictator and our subsequent return to democracy is a major victory of the Filipino people. The youth of today should be made aware of the real situation at the time so that they can learn from it and be guided by its lessons as they become the new leaders of the nation."

Proceeds of the obstacle run will go to the UP fund for the Liwasang Lean Alejandro.

Registration Site
Chris Sports SM North EDSA
Chris Sports SM Megamall
Chris Sports Glorietta 3
Chris Sports Metro Market Market

Race Map / Route

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Kickass Manila Sports and Fitness Expo 2015

Kickass Manila Sports and Fitness Expo 2015 will be on its last and final weekend and we are ending with exciting and heart-pumping workouts! Here are the FREE talks and fitness classes for Aug 29 and 30:

August 29, Saturday
3PM – Ashtanga Yoga Free Class by Teefanny Go
4PM – Modern Myths & Latest Developments in Fitness & Weight Control by Mitch Felipe
5PM – PiYo (Pilates + Yoga) by Mitch Felipe
6PM – Hardcore Maxx

August 30, Sunday
3PM – Vinyasa Yoga by Chi Malasarte
4PM – Mountain Biking/Cordillera Globe Challenge by JP Alipio
5PM – Benefits of Swimming for Babies by Ria Mackay
6PM – Heart Not Hype by 2XU
7PM – Gold Sprint Cycling Challenge by Gold Sprint

Monday, August 24, 2015

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

Friday, August 21, 2015

Greenfield City Run 2015

What: Greenfield City Run For Generations
When: October 18 2015
Where: Greenfield Sta Rosa Laguna

Online Registration (August 03 to September 30)
https://regonline.activeglobal.com/Register/Checkin.aspx?EventID=1738818

Registration Period
Instore: August 28 to October 11

Registration Site
RUNNR Bonifacio High Street
Toby's Mall of Asia
RUNNR Trinomal Mall
Toby's Robinsons Galleria
RUNNR Alabang Town Center
Toby's SM Sta Rosa

Registration Fee
PHP350 - 500m dash
PHP500 - 5km
PHP600 - 10km
PHP700 - 21km

Assembly Time and Gun Start
21km - 330AM - 430AM
10km - 410AM - 510AM
5km - 420AM - 520AM
500m - 6AM - 7AM

Shuttle Service (Fee: PHP150 for 2/way)
Greenfield District, Mandaluyong to Greenfield City, Sta Rosa, Laguna (1230AM, 0100AM, 0130AM)
Greenfield City, Sta. Rosa, Laguna to Greenfield District, Mandaluyong (0830AM, 0900AM, 0930AM)

Race Tee Design

Finisher Shirt

Finishers Medal

Race Map

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

39th National MILO Marathon Naga

Fresh faces Alvin Nicolas, Jr. of Central Bicol State of Agriculture and Macrose Dichoso of University of the East Manila took the spotlight at the 21K centerpiece event of the 39th National MILO Marathon in Naga on Sunday. About 7,300 participants from the South conquered the streets of the city to meet the finish line. Naga City Mayor John Bongat took part in the event and sounded the gun start of the 5K race.

Nicolas and Dichoso each took home the top purse of P10,000 in cash and a trophy. The 21-year-olds have also booked their slots to the National Finals in Angeles on December 6, where they will meet the nation’s elite runners in a heated grand finale to claim the MILO Marathon King and Queen titles. To provide another level of prestige to the competition and incentive for the runners, this year’s King and Queen will be sent by MILO to the USA on all-expense paid trips, for a chance to run in the prestigious 2016 Boston Marathon.

Nicolas clocked in at 01:12:04, besting hundreds of runners in the men’s 21K division. Gilbert Laido (01:17:07) and Ernie Payong (01:18:05) completed the top 3 male 21K finishers. In the distaff side, Dichoso ruled with a time of 01:35:50, while in the female 21K division, Marilyn Bermundo (01:45:52) and Gemma Payong (01:46:16) finished second and third place, respectively.

Agricultural Engineering student Nicolas was pleased with the results of his hard-earned race. “I was able to break my target time,” he said. “My target was 1:35:00 but I was able to cross the finish line at around 1:12:00. This might be my best time yet. I am glad I get to beat my personal challenges with hard work.” The MILO Marathon regular was last year’s 10K Naga winner as well, and he has been proudly winning various 5K to 21K races for three years now. For the National Finals, he believes he has ample time before the big day. “I will continue training every morning, like I always do. With the right amount of motivation in my preparations, I might get a good chance for the Finals.”

Red Warrior Dichoso was delighted to win her very first 21K race. The first few kilometers had not been easy for the Quezon native, but she pushed through nonetheless. “The start was pretty challenging for me, but it was a good thing I was in the lead so I kept my pace and got the hang of it by the time I got to the turning point,” she said. Like Nicolas, Dichoso has also been joining and consistently winning her races at the MILO Marathon each year, ranging from 5K to 21K running events.

The National MILO Marathon is not only a breeding ground for local talents but also a program that empowers children nationwide. With the support of the Department of Education and the National MILO Marathon runners, MILO’s Help Gives Shoes advocacy will provide 10,000 underprivileged youth with brand new running shoes this year. MILO is working with DepEd in the selection of deserving public school student beneficiaries.

The race will resume in Lucena (August 30) before heading to Iloilo (September 20), Bacolod (September 27), Tagbilaran (October 4), Cebu (October 11), General Santos (October 18), Davao (November 8), Butuan (November 15), and Cagayan De Oro (November 22). The National Finals will be held on December 6 in Angeles, Pampanga.

Monday, August 17, 2015

Nike+ Motivates Runners Through Music

Nike+ Running partners with Spotify to develop a game-changing experience that unites the tracking of the Nike+ Running App with the world’s largest music streaming service.

When it comes to running, music is motivation – just ask the earbud-wearing athletes pounding sidewalks, tracks, treadmills and tree-lined trails. Likewise, an ever-growing body of research has confirmed music’s performance-enhancing effects: it can reduce a runner’s perception of exertion and fatigue as well as increase happiness and excitement.


Nike+ Running’s newest app update, developed in partnership with Spotify, integrates these findings and builds upon the success of the Nike+ Run Club playlists already on Spotify by enhancing runners' overall in-run music experience. Notably, the update introduces Nike exclusive Pace Stations, which invite users to input their pace goal and musical preference. This data then informs a target BPM (beats per minute), which in turn creates a personalized 100-song playlist designed to push the runner’s pace. The first-of-its-kind instructive experience then guides runners to their goals when they step in-beat to the prescribed songs.

“Since our launch as the original running app in 2006, music has always been core to the Nike+ Running experience" said Adam Roth, Nike VP, Global Running Brand Marketing. "Our partnership with Spotify takes that experience to a new level, leveraging personalized music as motivational fuel every run, for every runner."



Spotify music is also an integral part of the Nike “Find Your Fast” challenge this summer. An eight-week program developed by expert Nike+ Run Club coaches, the challenge includes workouts, tunes and expert tips to help all runners, whether they are completing their first mile or realizing a personal best.

"Nike and Spotify are combining forces to create the ultimate motivating experience for runners," said Erin Clift, VP Consumer and Partner Marketing, Spotify. "Nike+ runners now have access to millions of tracks through Spotify to help them achieve their personal goals and find their fast this summer."

Friday, August 14, 2015

Saucony athlete Tim Reed wins Ironman 70.3

Saucony pro athlete Tim Reed ruled the Cobra Ironman 70.3 with a strong first place finish held last August 2 in Cebu City. Following his historic inaugural win at the Century Tuna Ironman 70.3 last March, the Australian athlete and reigning Asia-Pacific Ironman 70.3 champ once again showcased his prowess in speed and endurance as he crossed the finish line in an outstanding 3:46:03 record time.

The heat and the humidity just make it really difficult. But you know the toughest races are always the most memorable and it was such a world-class field today,” says Reed. Besting world-class triathletes such as Craig Alexander, Brent McMahon, Pete Jacobs, and Luke McKenzie, Reed says his biggest competition was fellow Aussie and best friend Tim Van Berkel, who finished second for the men’s coveted title. Reed crossed the finish line two seconds ahead of Van Berkel in what Reed considers as “one of the toughest battles” he’s ever had.

On his first race in Cebu, Reed says that his favorite aspect about the course was the crowd, adding that “The most incredible feeling [was] hearing the crowd just yell, sing and dance, and you know you're hurting so much but I couldn't help smiling because the kids out there were just having such a great time. What a wonderful experience.”

The Cobra Ironman 70.3 in Cebu City continued to be a premier triathlon event in the country with the largest participant turnout of 2,618. Finishers in the relays include Saucony athletes John Chicano from the Philippines and Sam Betten from Australia. Betten successfully hit the 9th over-all ranking geared with his Saucony Fastwitch 7 which is known for its excellent traction and responsiveness.

Known for equipping the world’s best athletes with award-winning running shoes, global performance brand Saucony headlines the banner for the choice footwear for triathlons. Racing for Saucony, Tim Reed once again dons Saucony Type A6, the very pair that propelled him to his spectacular first place finish at the Century Tuna Ironman 70.3. The Saucony Type A6 has since become a favorite among elite athletes with its exceptionally engineered comfort and lightweight support.

Triathlon athletes and enthusiasts alike can anticipate for another showcase of exceptional performance and footwear by Saucony as Cebu City hosts the 2016 Asia-Pacific Ironman 70.3 by August next year.

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Help Virlanie. Support Sofitel Half Marathon!

One more day remains before the in-store registration for the ‪#‎SofitelManilaHalfMarathon‬ 2015 closes. For those who wish to register, be sure to visit Toby's Sports SM Mall of Asia, TriNoma or Robinsons Galleria, RUNNR Bonifacio High Street, GNC Philippines Alabang Town Center or Glorietta 4.

Join us in this year's race and help support the children of Virlanie Foundation Philippines! Click on the link below to view more details of the race: http://bit.ly/SofitelManilaHalfMarathon

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

39th MILO Marathon Lipa

MILO Marathon veterans Erinio Raquin and Cellie Rose Jaro triumphed in the 21K centerpiece event of the National MILO Marathon Lipa race on Sunday. Almost 7,000 participants enjoyed the good weather as they took to the running routes of Batangas.

Raquin and Jaro have both secured their slots in the National Finals and each took home the top prize of P10,000 in cash and a trophy. Both will go head-to-head with the country’s best runners at the National Finals in Angeles on December 6, where the MILO Marathon King and Queen titles are up for grabs. This year’s King and Queen will be sent by MILO to the USA on all-expense paid trips, for a chance to run in the prestigious 2016 Boston Marathon.

Raquin posted a time of 01:15:13, beating rivals Archie Patubo (01:18:16) and Rolando Anonuevo (01:22:33) who came in second and third place, respectively.

30-year-old Raquin is no stranger to winning in the MILO Marathon. The native of Oriental Mindoro won second place in the Manila leg of the 2013 MILO Marathon Manila leg, and finished third in the 2013 National Finals. This year, he is aiming to top his achievements. “I have been doing a lot of long runs, drills and workouts. I also watch my intake of food and vitamins,” shared Raquin. “My main aim was to reach the qualifying time. I’m happy that I was able to win. I will now prepare very well for the finals.”

In the distaff side, Jaro finished with a time of 01:35:47, while Janeth Lumidao (01:37:16) followed in second place and Rowena Valdez (01:40:23) in third.

20-year-old Cellie Rose is one of the five siblings in the Jaro running family. Now a sophomore and varsity member at the University of the East, Jaro proves that balancing her studies with her running career can be achieved through determination and time management. “I do long runs in the morning then focus on my studies in the afternoon. It’s really important to manage my time well,” shared Jaro. “I was not able to train much for this race because I have classes in the afternoon. For the National Finals, I will focus more on long runs to build up on my endurance.”

The National MILO Marathon is not only a breeding ground for local talents but also a program that empowers children nationwide. With the support of the Department of Education and the National MILO Marathon runners, MILO’s Help Gives Shoes advocacy will provide 10,000 underprivileged youth with brand new running shoes this year. MILO is working with DepEd in the selection of deserving public school student beneficiaries.

The race will resume in Naga (August 16), before heading to Lucena (August 30), Iloilo (September 20), Bacolod (September 27), Tagbilaran (October 4), Cebu (October 11), General Santos (October 18), Davao (November 8), Butuan (November 15), and Cagayan De Oro (November 22). The National Finals will be held on December 6 in Angeles, Pampanga.

Monday, August 10, 2015

Subaru Marathon 2015

Event Name: Subaru Marathon 2015
Event Date: September 13, 2015
Venue: SM Mall Of Asia
Time: 2:00am to 9:00am

Registration Fees
42K– P1,350
21K – P950
10K – P850
5K – P750

*Inclusive of Singlet, Race Bib with B-tag and Raffle Stub
* 21K and 42K gets a finisher shirt and medal

Assembly Time / Gun Time
42K – 1:00AM - 2AM
21K – 3:00AM - 4AM
10K – 4:00AM - 5AM
5K – 4:30AM - 5:30AM

Online Registration (July 14 to August 30)
https://regonline.activeglobal.com/Register/Checkin.aspx?EventID=1738825

Registration Site
RUNNR Store BGC (B1 Bonifacio High St. The Fort, Taguig City)
Toby’s Galleria (3F Robinson’s Galleria, EDSA cor. Ortigas Ave., Ortigas Center, Pasig City)
Toby’s SM North EDSA The Block (3F SM North EDSA, The Block, North Ave., Quezon City)
Toby’s MOA (SM Mall of Asia, G/F Entertainment Hall, Roxas Blvd, Manila)
(12:00NN to 8:00PM Monday to Sunday starting August 10 until September 7, 2015 ONLY)

Subaru Showrooms
GREENHILLS (187 EDSA Greenhills, San Juan, Metro Manila)
BONIFACIO GLOBAL CITY (32nd Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City)
MANILA BAY (Lot 39, Block 2, Bradco Ave., Aseana City, Paranaque, Metro Manila)
ALABANG (ZaTierra Nueva, Alabang pote Road, Muntinlupa City)
(10:00am to 5:00pm Monday to Sunday starting August 10 until September 7, 2015 ONLY)

Race Map

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Karera Lakas Pilipinas 2015

What does it take to defend the country? Be measured physically and psychologically by the challenging obstacle that is both man-made and natural. Get the experience through KARERA LAKAS PILIPINAS: the 2nd Commandant’s Cup, a race that simulates marine life in the operational area.

On October 25, 2015, be part of this historical event that will be held at the training ground of the Philippine Marine Corps in Marine Base Gregorio Lim, Ternate Cavite.

This event is spearheaded by the Philippine Marine Corps and shall serve as an advocacy on health and fitness. Funds raised in this event shall be used for the MARFIT (Strength and Conditioning Program) as well as WOUNDED WARRIOR’S RECOVERY and REINTEGRATION PROGRAM.

Philippine Marine Corps has been the subtle pillars of the country since time immemorial. As the force of choice, every marine silently perform task without reservation and regard of their own lives. As the true guardians of peace, they represent the best in soldiery and must continue to do so thru utmost physical health and physical superiority.

Race Categories
* Astig - 5km run with obstacle courses (Male / Female)
* Bangis - 10km run with obstacle courses (Male / Female)
* Bayani - Special category for Military (Male / Female)

Online Registration - http://kareralakaspilipinas.com/public/registration

A serendipitous and unsung hero of our country is hoping for your support. These soldiers has given immense sacrifice for our country to protect our freedom especially now with what’s happening in Palawan and some areas in Mindanao.

We believe that the strength of the nation is the people itself. Everyone is responsible of serving the country – and for our military, service is characterized by physical health. This is inlne with the “Bayanihan Campaign” of our military’s inter agency activity and in this case, civilians are involved.

Fitness is a great equalizer – both military and civilian needs to be fit in order to have a balanced and productive life. This is what the race is all about. Thank you for helping our nation by joining and promoting KARERA LAKAS PILIPINAS.

For more details - https://www.facebook.com/kareralakaspilipinas

Monday, August 3, 2015

39th MILO Marathon Calapan

SEA Games silver medalist and Philippine National Team member Mervin Guarte and MILO APEX Running Clinic coach Janette Agura clinched the first place honors in the 21K male and female divisions at the 39th National MILO Marathon Calapan qualifying leg on Sunday. Calapan is one of the new locations of the MILO Marathon this year. Over 5,000 runners of all ages graced the event and helped establish the record of the biggest fun run in Oriental Mindoro, to date.

Guarte and Agura have both secured their slots in the National Finals and each took home the top prize of P50,000 in cash and a trophy. Both will go head-to-head with the country’s best runners at the National Finals in Angeles on December 6, where the MILO Marathon King and Queen titles are up for grabs. This year’s King and Queen will be sent by MILO to the USA on all-expense paid trips, for a chance to run in the prestigious 2016 Boston Marathon.

It was Guarte’s first time to run in the 21K category. The 23-year-old native of Calapan clocked in at 01:12:12, beating rivals Jujet De Asis (01:14:56) and Roel Galvero (01:15:34) who came in second and third place, respectively.

In the distaff side, 37-year-old Janette Agura comfortably clinched the top spot with a time of 01:38:33. Jenny Manansala (02:03:17) finished in second place, and Herrera Mercy (02:15:47) in third place.

The National MILO Marathon is not only a breeding ground for local talents but also a program that empowers children nationwide. With the support of the Department of Education and the National MILO Marathon runners, MILO’s Help Gives Shoes advocacy will provide 10,000 underprivileged youth with brand new running shoes this year. MILO is working with DepEd in the selection of deserving public school student beneficiaries.

The race will resume in Lipa (August 9) before heading to Naga (August 16), Lucena (August 30), Iloilo (September 20), Bacolod (September 27), Tagbilaran (October 4), Cebu (October 11), General Santos (October 18), Davao (November 8), Butuan (November 15), and Cagayan De Oro (November 22). The National Finals will be held on December 6 in Angeles, Pampanga.
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