Friday, September 30, 2011

Sapphire Run 2011

Getting tired of the same old route? Need a breath of fresh air? Looking for an affordable fun run? Perhaps Sapphire Run 2011 is the race you've been craving for

When: October 30, 2011
Where: UPLB Baker Hall Grounds Los Banos Laguna

Registration Fee
PHP270 - 3km
PHP320 - 5km
PHP370 - 10km
Note: Race Packet consists of Race Bib/No. and Singlet can be claimed beginning October 1, 2011 until 5:00 am of October 30, 2011

Registration Venue
Macrunners Sports Inc (9am-6pm, Monday-Sunday)
2F Pennys Bldg cor National Highway Bangkal St San Antonio Log Banos Laguna
UPLB Baker Hall Grounds (5pm-8pm, Monday-Sunday; 5am-8am, Saturday-Sunday)

Online Registration
1 Download and fill out the Registration form
2 Deposit payment to BPI Family Bank
* Account# 005803-1928-65
3 Email to macrunners_sports_
* Registration form
* Scanned/photographed image of your deposit slip

Singlet Design

Activity Area

Assembly Time and Gun Start
10k - 5:00AM - 6:00AM
5k - 5:00AM - 6:10AM
3k - 5:00AM - 6:20AM

Race Map / Race Route

Note: All finishers will receive a certificate of finish

General Guidelines
1 Runners below 18 years of age must have their waiver on the entry form signed by a parent or guardian
2 A non-refundable fee of Php 270.00 for 3 Km, Php 320.00 for 5 Km and Php 370.00 for 10 Km must accompany each entry
3 Race Bib/No. must be worn at all times during the race, properly pinned in front of running singlet
4 Marshals, hydration stations and checking/lace stations will be situated at strategic points along the route course
5 Baggage deposit service is available near the Start and Finish area
6 A standby medical aid will be stationed at the finished line
7 The race organizers reserve the right to disqualify or withdraw any participant prior to or during the race
8 The race organizers reserve the right to alter or change any of the rules and regulations they may deem necessary to ensure the safety and success of the race prior to the start of the event
9 The race organizers and sponsors shall not be held responsible for any unfortunate incidents beyond reasonable control
10 Any concerns with regards to raising a protest shall be submitted in written form to the Race Director within Thirty (30) minutes after crossing the finish line. A protest fee of PHP1000.00 shall be collected for each protest
11 Foreign nationalities will be accepted and listed under International Category and are entitled only for special awards and prizes (Top 3 Male and Female)
12 Major prizes are limited for local Filipino runners only
13 Event takes place rain or shine

Monday, September 26, 2011

Skora Running Shoes

I have been keeping tabs on Skora since last year. Yes folks, I've been patiently stalking Skora since last year. There has been a lot of buzz generated and keeping the interest alive. Especially with the (very much anticipated) introduction of their minimalist shoes in the market. Perhaps their marketing arm did a splendid job for keeping me hooked for a very long time

What kept me interested with 'em is that they took an awfully long time in designing their shoes. Taking into considerations the multitude of inputs from barefoot and minimalist runners. And they continued on revising it until they were satisfied. By doing so, Skora Running fanatics even become more addicted.  It was like a pursuit for the holy grail of minimalist running shoes

I also have to mention that, when they've finally  settled with a design they didn't share what the shoes looked like.  For several weeks, they've been hand-feeding us with teaser photos to salivate on.  I was even tempted to stitch the pictures together just to have an idea what it looks like.  That's how desperate I was.

After relentlessly searching the interweb for many many months, I was able to snatch a somewhat decent photo of what is coming.  At first glance, it has similarities to Saucony's Hattori

With their initial offering coming out next year, I hope that their entry ain't too late. I am keeping my fingers crossed that they'll have something unique to offer compared to Merrell, New Balance, Vibram FiveFingers, Saucony and the likes.  As for me, I hope that they don't disappoint.  Especially with $125 for its price tag.

When I learned that a shoe will go under 10 oz (leather version), my excitement took a massive dive.  I guess the long wait isn't worth it after all.  I want something that is less than 4 oz.  Why?  Because my current shoe is.  I am still optimistic and keeping my fingers crossed that the mesh version will live up to my expectations

Here's a quick rundown of minimalist shoes available in the market and their weight -
Zem Gear 360 - 2.5 oz
New Balance RC 5000 - 3.2 oz
Mizuno Wave Universe 4 - 3.8 oz
Feelmax Osma - 4.2 oz
Vibram EL-X - 4.23 oz
Saucony Hattori - 4.4 oz
Asics Piranha SP2 - 4.6 oz
Altra Adam - 4.7 oz
Vibram SeeYa - 4.8 oz
Inov-8 Bare-X Lite™ 150 - 5.2oz
Puma FAAS 100 R - 5.5oz
adidas adiPure Trainer - 5.8 oz
VFF Speed - 5.9 oz
Brooks Mach 12 - 6 oz
Puma FAAS 200 - 6.1 oz
Merrell Barefoot Sonic Glove  - 6.5 oz
New Balance Minimus Trail 20 - 6.5 oz
Terra Plana EVO II - 8.5 oz
Skora BASE - 8.6 oz (MSRP $125)
Skora FORM - 9.5 oz (MSRP $195)

What's the fuss with the shoes being light?  A study about running economy (full article here) showed that "wearing shoes increases the energy cost of running. Burkett et al. (1985) found that oxygen consumption during running increased as the amount of mass they added to the foot increased; shoes and orthotics representing 1% of body mass increased oxygen consumption by 3.1%".  It was also mentioned here that "for every ounce you lower your shoes you knock of 2 seconds off your minute per mile pace"

So when choosing your next pair of shoes, take time to check its weight and grab something lighter

Friday, September 23, 2011

Rain4Africa - a Lifeline to Africa Run 2011

No singlets. No loot bags. Just care! We are raising awareness and channeling donations to East Africa, which is now facing the worst famine crisis in 20 years. All proceeds and donations made during the run will go straight to the World Food Programme's initiatives

Wear a bright shirt in solidarity with our brothers and sisters in Africa. For 3k runners wear something orange, 5k runners wear something green and 10k runners wear something blue. If you don't have these colors, its ok, just wear something bright

When: November 13, 2011
Where: Westgate, Filinvest
Beneficiary: World Food Programme

Registration Site
Lifeline Foundation HQ - #86 Aguirre Ave., BF Homes Parañaque
Chris Sports
- SM North Annex (3rd Floor)
- SM Megamall (Bldg. B, 2nd Floor)
- Glorietta 3 (2nd Floor)
- Mall of Asia (2nd Floor)
- Market! Market! (4th Floor)
Guhit Kamay - G/F Cinema Area Alabang Town Center, Zapote Rd., Alabang, Muntinlupa City
Reebook - 2F Festival Supermall Filinvest Corporate Ave, Alabang, Muntinlupa City

Registration Fee
PHP400 for all categories (3k/5k/10k)

Online Registration
Key in your details at
Deposit your payment to any EastWest Bank branch
Account Name: Lifeline Foundation Support Team, Inc.
Account Number: 15-02-01197-5
Write your name on the deposit slip and fax to 836-2514 or email it to
You will receive a call or confirmation email from Lifeline Foundation within 24-48 hours

Assembly Time and Gun Start
10k - 5:00AM - 5:25AM
5k - 5:00AM - 5:40AM
3k - 5:00AM - 5:50AM

Race Map / Race Route

Race Result
Will be posted as it becomes available

Race Photos
Will be posted as it becomes available

Rules and Regulations
1 Participants below 18 years old must have their entries signed by a parent or guardian
2 Race bib numbers should be pinned in front of your running shirt and must be worn at all times during the race
3 No change of race category after confirming registration
4 All protests related to the result must be made in writing and submitted to the race organizer within 30 minutes after the official announcement of winners. A protest fee of PHP1500 will be collected for every written protest made
5 The organizer's decision is final

Thursday, September 22, 2011

We Run Manila Training Run

Step things up a notch and get into fifth gear for the We Run Manila 10K! Gear up and complete your preparations by registering for a training run program that Nike prepared exclusively for you

7km Training Run 2 (Buddy Training Run)
Date: Sunday, 25 September 2011
Time: 6.00 a.m. – 9.00 a.m.
Meeting Point: Front of Nike Park, BHS
Distance: 7km
Note: limited to 300 participants

The training run program includes:
- Nutrition and training advice
- Running Pacers onsite
- Nike footwear trials
- Refreshments

Register at

6.00 a.m. Registration
                    Baggage counter opens
7.00 a.m. Introduction and warm up
                    Briefing of running route and safety
7.15 a.m. Running starts
8.00 a.m. Runners cool down
                     Refreshments available for runners
8.15 a.m. Coach to share running tips
9.00 a.m. Training run ends

Registration for the training run program is FREE

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

SM Megamall's 3-day Food SALE

Thinking of carbo-loading for CamSur Marathon 2011?  From September 23 to 25, SM MEGAMALL brings you the best of the best dining discounts and premiums from your favorite restaurants!  Dimsum all you can, churros all you can, burger all you can, free desserts, 70% off on special items, and many many more! EAT YOUR HEART OUT!

Monday, September 19, 2011

TBR Dream Marathon 2012

When: 18 March 2012, Sunday
Where: Nuvali, Sta Rosa Laguna
No of runners: 500
Distance: 42km
Beneficiary: HERO (Help Educate and Rear Orphans) Foundation

Registration Details
Date: October 6 (Thursday) to October 10 (Monday), 2011
Time: 12 noon to 10 PM
Venue: Runner’s Runner Booth at 2/F R.O.X. Bonifacio High Street
Registration Fee: PHP2,500
Note: Covering marathon training program, 1 training shirt, 1 finisher’s shirt, TBR Dream discount card, training support for 6 months, 6 run clinics and 6 running talks, send off party ticket, race kit, medal, and many more
Runner'sRunner Hotline: 624-0642
For inquiries on your reservation or on TBR Dream Marathon, contact Macel at email:

Venue Partner: Nuvali
Co-presented by: Sun Broadband, Runrio
Major Sponsor: New Balance

Here's 15 reasons why you should join The Bull Runner's Dream Marathon.  With that, I suggest you check out Jaymie's blog every day.  You do want to register as early as possible, as slots ran out rather quickly

TBR DM 2012: Now Open for Dream Chasers and Personal Pacers

Finishers Medal

Finishers Shirt

Race Map

Run United Regional Series Bacolod 2011

Event Name: Run United Series -Bacolod
Event Date: Sunday , October 16, 2011 November 20, 2011
Time: 5:00am to 10:00am
Race Owner: Unilab
Race Organizer: RunRio, Inc.
Distance: 500m (kids category), 3k, 5k, 10k, 21k

Registration Fee
PHP150 - 500m
PHP300 - 3km
PHP400 - 5km
PHP550 - 10km
PHP650 - 21km (Finisher’s Shirt, Finisher’s Medal)

Registration Site
• The Athlete’s Foot, Robinson’s Bacolod Tel # (034) 709-6102
• Cool Runnings, Villa Angela East Block Bldg. B Tel # (034) 443-0103
• RUNNR – G/F Bonifacio High Street, Taguig City, Tel # 403-1787

Online Registration
You may also register at

Singlet Design

Assembly Time and Gun Start
21k - 4:00AM - 5:00AM
10k - 4:00AM - 5:30AM
5k - 4:00AM - 5:50AM
3k - 4:00AM - 6:00AM
500m - 6:00AM - 7:30AM

Race Map / Race Route

Finishers Shirt

Finishers Medal


Important Reminders

  • Registration may end earlier than announced deadline therefore race kits may run out before October 2, 2011.
  • A valid ID must be presented upon registration. For group registration, a photocopy of any valid ID must be presented by the representative.
  • Singlet size availability will be on a first come first served basis.
  • A disposable timing device will be used by all participants during the race.
  • Medals and Finisher’s shirt will be given to all 21km finishers only.
  • Finisher’s kits will be given upon finishing the race.
  • For questions and inquiries please contact (call only) any of the following Runrio hotline numbers from Monday to Friday (10:00am – 6:00pm).
    Manila Landline 02-7031736
    Manila Globe 0915-7827126
    Manila Globe 0927-3990043
    Bacolod Sun 0922-8610393

Friday, September 16, 2011

St Peter Life Run 2011 (Manila, Cebu, Davao)

The St. Peter Life Run will be held simultaneously on October 23, 2011 (Sunday) at the SM Mall of Asia (Manila), Asiatown IT Park (Cebu) and Abreeza Mall (Davao). The run is open to all runners, with categories of 3 kilometer Costume Fun Run and 5 & 10 kilometer distances. Register for only P200 and help provide bags and school supplies for selected public schools in Manila, Cebu and Davao cities. Runners are encouraged to be in costume across all categories

Registration Period
September 16 to October 16, 2011

Registration Venue
St. Peter Life Plan Head Office (Mon-Fri, 8AM-6PM)
Quezon Avenue corner No. 2 West 4th St., Quezon City / (02) 371-7757 (look for Christian Oliv)
All Terra Robinsons Branch (Mon-Sat, 11AM-8PM)
3rd Level, Sports Loop, Robinsons Galleria, Quezon City / (02) 871-8529
All Terra Ortigas Home Depot (Mon-Sat, 11AM-8PM)
Ortigas Home Depot (next to SecondWind) J Vargas, Ortigas Home Depot, Pasig City/ (02) 570-6618
All Terra Libis Branch (Mon-Sat, 11AM-8PM)
G/F Club 650 Sports Center, Libis, Quezon City/ (02)638-2075 & (02) 736-3392
Fort Bonifacio, Taguig (Monday to Sunday 12NN to 9PM)

St. Peter Life Plan Cebu Branch (Mon-Sat, 8AM-5PM)
Room 250 Colon Dev't Corp. Bldg. Osmeña Blvd. Cebu City/ (032) 254-7744
RUNNR, Ayala Center Cebu
Nike Park The Activezone, Ayala Center Cebu

St. Peter Life Plan Davao Branch (Mon-Sat, 8AM-5PM)
2F Valgosons Bldg. 214 CM Recto Ave. corner A. Bonifacio St. Davao City/ (082) 222-8674
MetroLifestyle Fitness Center and Spa
F. Torres St. corner Jacinto Ext. Davao City, Contact #s (082) 228-6182 / 286-1194
Plaza del Carmen Loyola St. Bo. Obrero, Davao City

Registration Fee
PHP200 - 3km costume run
PHP200 - 5km
PHP200 - 10km

Registration Form
Download your copy here

Singlet Design

Assembly Time and Gun Start
10k - 5:00AM - 5:30AM
5k - 5:00AM - 5:35AM
3k - 5:00AM - 5:40AM

Race Map / Race Route
Will be posted as soon as it becomes available

Race Result
Will be posted as soon as it becomes available

Race Photos
Will be posted as soon as it becomes available

(Manila Race)
(Cebu & Davao Race)
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