Tuesday, February 28, 2012

FIC (Fox International Channel) Fun Run 2011

The Simpsons, American Dad, Bones, Burn Notice, Criminal Minds, Family Guy, Hell's Kitchen, Lie To Me, NCIS, and White Collar are just some of the programs that I love. And all of them are delivered by FOX. Unfortunately my cable provider doesn't offer it. Well at least in the package that I am in. I envy my friends where they have it by default. Time for a switcheroo?

For the meantime, I will just have to settle in participating Fox International Channel's fun run. And maybe, just maybe, my cable provider may find it in their hearts to include FOX as part of my package for free.  Its a long shot but who knows.  By the way, I am hoping that Homer and Bart Simpson will participate in the 500m costume run.  Now that's a sight to see

What: FIC Fun Run 2012
When: March 25, 2012
Where: Bonifacio Global City

Official Race Result
500m race result
3km race result
5km race result
10km race result

Registration Fee
PHP150 - 500m Fox Costume Run
PHP550 - 3km Star Movies Blockbuster Run
PHP650 - 5km Star World Lifestyle
PHP750 - 10km Nat Geo Run For a Cause
Note: Every First Female and Male finisher in each category will get to win a Medal

Registration Site
• Riovana Bonifacio Global City (Mon-Thurs: 11AM to 9PM; Fri-Sun: 10AM to 10PM)
• Riovana Katipunan – 3rd Floor Regis Center, Katipunan, QC (Mon-Sun: 10AM to 8PM)
• Athelete's Foot, Robinsons Galleria (Mon-Sun, 12N to 8PM)
• Toby's SM Mall of Asia (Mon-Sun, 12NN to 8PM)

500m Fox Costume Run
Come dressed in your favorite character and run alongside fellow enthusiasts and sponsor mascots in the 500m Fox Costume Run. Fifty runners in costume will compete and make a dash for the finish line. Limited edition Fox DVD will be raffled off after the race

3K Star Movies Blockbuster Run
Star Movies rolls out the red carpet for movie aficionados in the 3K Star Movies Lifestyle Run where writers, film producers and movie directors are expected to show their support to the event. For a bit of a movie trivia and a tad of inspiration, popular quotes from movie characters will be setup along the course. A home entertainment system is up for grabs in the raffle draw

5K Star World Lifestyle
Run with panache – this is the battle cry of lovers of fashion and fitness when they run the 5K Star World Lifestyle Run featuring a red carpet along the route to mimic the paparazzi scene. Brush elbows with models, celebrities and other prominent personalities expected to show up in their running shoes. If you’re feeling lucky, you might just bring home gift certificates for a shopping spree at the end of the race

10K National Geographic Run For a Cause
Have fun while reaching out to others in the 10K National Geographic Run for a Cause. The race is in partnership with 10 select non-government organizations and seeks to raise awareness for their respective advocacies. Among the partner NGOs are Physicians for Peace, ICANSERVE Foundation, Virlanie, Greenpeace, Philippine Red Cross, Habitat for Humanity, World Vision and Gawad Kalinga. The first 500 registrants will compete in the name of their advocacy

Shirt Design (PENSHOPPE-brand Shirts are to be given away upon registration and there will have a different shirt design per race category)

Assembly Time & Gun Start
10km - 5:00AM -5:30AM
5km - 5:00AM -5:50AM
3km - 5:00AM -6:00AM
500m - 5:30AM -6:30AM

Race Route / Race Map

•FOX 500M (FOX Devant Portable DVD Player)
•STARMOVIES 3K (DEVANT Entertainment Showcase - 32' LCD TV, HDMI Player, 5.1 Channel Speakers)
•STARWORLD 5K (Shopping Spree)
• NATGEO (Trip to Palawan for two)

Monday, February 27, 2012

Camp Run 2012 - Train, Race, Serve

After the success of the 2012 Subic International Marathon, we are now back in the Metro for the 3rd CAMP RUN train/race/serve event in CAMP AGUINALDO Quezon City. This event is for the benefits of Educational Benefit Systems Office (EBSO), HERO Foundation, Adopt-A-School, e-media and 57/75 Movement

When: March 24 2012
Where: Camp Aguinaldo Quezon City

Registration Fee
PHP400 - 5km
PHP600 - 10km

Registration Site
- AFP EBSO Camp General Emilio Aguinaldo, Quezon City
(Gen. Enrile Ave. cor Gen. Ramos Ave, Contact: 0917-5076617)
- New Balance Trinoma

Singlet Design

Race Packet Contents

Assembly Time & Gun Start
5:00PM - 5:30PM

Race Map / Race Route

Finishers Entitlement

Rules & Regulations
1 Participants must wear the assigned bib number on his/her chest.  Participants not wearing a bib number will be taken off the course by security officers and will be banned in participating in future Camp Run Series races
2 Partial road closure will be lifted after two (2) hours from the commencement of the first race.  Participants will then continue on the footpath at their own risk
3 A participant must retire from the race immediately, if required to do so by any member of the official medical staff, race director, and security officer
4 Pets, bicycles, inline skates, prams, push carts, shoes with builtin or attached rollers and any other wheel run objects are not allowed on the course other than the official race and medical vehicles
5 Race routes may be subject to changes for safety and traffic reasons
6 Race category and race entry is strictly nontransferable

The CAMP RUN™ SERIES 2012 is a series of running events schedule throughout the year at Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City. The series will feature a unique race format and a novel route for the runners in a military-themed event setting. This series is tailored to focus and encourage continuous participation rather than competitiveness, and is ultimately envisioned to become a nationwide program

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Race Against Raze 2012

 The Philippine Institute of Quezon City Alumni Association is organizing a fun run entitled “Race Against Raze” on March 18, 2012 at the Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City. The event aims to promote fitness and wellness among participants, as well as to increase the awareness of fire safety and prevention

Race Results here

What: Race Against Raze
When: March 18, 2012, Sunday
Where: Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City

1 Philippine Children's Medical Center "Child NeuroScience Center"
2 Philippine Institute of Quezon City (PIQCAA) Scholarship Fund

Registration Fees
PHP450 - 3km (medals await 1st 100 finishers)
PHP550 - 5km (medals await 1st 100 finishers)
PHP550 - 10km (medals await 1st 100 finishers)
PHP650 - 16km (everyone gets a finishers medal)
Note: Certificates will be awarded to all finishers

Group Registration Promo
Promo 1: 10+1 (Same Category)
Mechanics: For a group of 10 registrants of the same category, 1 free is applied to the same category

Promo 2: 10+1 (Different categories)
Mechanics: For a group of 10 who register to different categories, 1 free race kit is applied to the lowest category (3K or 5K)

Registration Site
ROX - Bonifacio High Street, Taguig City
Royal Sporting House - Level 2, Glorietta 4, Makati City
Royal Sporting House - Level 2, Ali Mall, Cubao Quezon City
Reebok - Level 2, Festival Supermall, Muntinlupa City
Reebok - Upper Ground Floor, SM Megamall Building A, Pasig City
Reebok - Level 2 , Trinoma Mall, Quezon City
A Runner’s Circle - Unit H, Aloha Hotel, 2150 Roxas Boulevard, Cor. Quirino Ave., Malate
Pep Squad Events and Marketing Services, Inc. Office Address: Unit 304, Cityland III V.A. Rufino Street., Legaspi Village, Makati City

Finishers Medal

Singlet Design

Singlet Sizing (Length x Width)
XS - 24in - 16in
S - 25in - 17.5in
M - 27in - 18.5in
L - 28in - 19in
XL - 28in - 20in
2XL - 28.5in - 21in

Assembly Time & Gun Start
16km - 4:30AM - 5:15AM
10km - 4:30AM - 5:30AM
5km - 4:30AM - 5:40AM
3km - 4:30AM - 5:45AM

Race Map / Race Route

Cash Prize
3KM - (1st) P2,000 / (2nd) P1,000 / (3rd) P500
5KM - (1st) P3,000 / (2nd) P2,000 / (3rd) P1,000
10KM - (1st) P3,000 / (2nd) P2,000 / (3rd) P1,000
16KM - (1st) P5,000 / (2nd) P3,000 / (3rd) P2,000

Baggage Area
Baggage deposit service is available at the activity area from 5:00am to 9:00am

Water & First Aid Stations
Drinking water will be provided at selected points along the route. Medical aid will be available at certain points via roving representative.

Toilet Area
Toilet cubicles will be available at the site during the race.

Parking Area
All participants and other spectators are required to park their vehicles at the designated parking area. The sponsors and the race organizers are not liable for any loses or damages that may occur at the park

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Team Alpha1 Hits Alabang

Team Alpha1 will be visiting Alabang (again) this Sunday to participate in Asian's Hospital fun run.  The team will be spread out on both short and long distances.  Would love to join but since I have a scheduled long run today, I've decided to take the backseat.  Yours truly will serve as the "un"official photographer of the said event. 

My lens will not only capture my teammates but will also randomly take some snaps of the other participants.  Will I be able to capture your moment?  I hope so.  This will mainly depend on the frame rate (or FPS) of the camera that I will be using and on how fast my clumsy hands will be able to press the shutter button.  I'm no pro so please forgive the amateurish shots

I will be loitering around 500 meters near the finish line.  So no matter how tired you are, don't forget to smile.  As a public service, here's some important details you'd need on race day

FREE Bus Ride
• Registered runners can avail of a free bus ride
• Runners can register at Riovana BHS (present complete name and bib/bib number to qualify)
• Limited slots only
Pick up point on race day will be at Riovana BHS
• Assembly time is 3:00AM. The bus will leave at exactly 3:30AM
• Post-race, bus leaves Alabang by 8:30AM

Assembly Time and Gun Start
21km - 4:30AM - 5:00AM
10km - 5:00AM - 5:30AM
5km - 5:00AM - 5:50AM
3km - 5:00AM - 6:00AM

Race Map / Race Route

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Run United 1 2012 - A Number Of Firsts

Race Results via SMS
To get your chip time, please type RESULT RU1/DISTANCE/BIB NO/NAME/BIRTHDATE,
Example – result ru1/5k/5447/thomas caballero/06201973 and send your SMS to +639229992444

500m Official Race Result
3km Official Race Result
5km Official Race Result
10km Official Race Result
21km Official Race Result


The 2012 Unilab ActiveHealth calendar is off to a raring start, as the registration for its first event this year—Run United 1 on March 4—picks up pace. On its sixth offing, Run United 1 continues to reinvent itself. It is set to once again offer runners a number of firsts.

“This is our first hurrah this year and we very pleased with the enthusiastic response so far from the running community. Registration, both online and in selected stores, is rapidly picking up. We are looking forward to another active year,” said Alex Panlilio, Head of Unilab Active Health. Run United 1 will still feature five race categories: Ceelin 500m dash for kids, 3K, 5K, Enervon 10K, and Enervon HP 21K.

Organizers Unilab Active Health and RunRio Inc. are introducing several new features to give participants a better running experience. These include new race routes, better hydration stations, improved security, safety marshals, new freebies, more exciting ActiveHealth village, among others.

Starting this year, the RunRio Trilogy/Run United Series of races will have different registration or pre-race giveaways. For Run United 1, it will be a race belt or bib holder.
Even the medals for 21K finishers are made more special. It will be a collectible medal, thus those who will participate all of the three Run United races during the year, can put together all their finisher medals and form a big Run United medal.
“The joint Run United medals will serve as a true testament of the runners’ commitment to an active and healthy lifestyle. It is a good souvenir of all their 2012 Run United races combined,” said Lester Castillo, brand manager of Active Health.

Besides the new medals, half marathoners will have their gun start at Bonifacio Global City (BGC) in Taguig and finish off at SM Mall of Asia in Pasay City.
“We are very excited about the Run United races this year because we have so much in store for the runners. We are introducing a number of new features to give them even better quality runs because that is what Run United is all about,” said Rio dela Cruz of RunRio Inc.

Children also get to have their own singlet, too. After all, Run United prides itself for having the first to introduce a 500-meter dash in its races. “We really like to get the children get started in running young. So besides the other unique giveaways for them, the singlet is another come-on for them,” cited Dela Cruz.
Interested runners can register at these stores: Riovana at Bonifacio Global City and Katipunan, Quezon City; Toby’s at SM Mall of Asia, Pasay City; and The Athlete’s Foot at Robinson’s Galleria, Ortigas. For online registration, check details at www.runrio.com. Registration is until February 26, but race kits may run out before then, so the organizers urge everyone to register early to secure slots.

Run United is for the benefit of Gawad Kalusugan (the health program of Gawad Kalinga) and Hero Foundation. “Run United is part of Unilab’s advocacy through Unilab Active Health to promote an active lifestyle among Filipino families. Each event has been carefully designed and scheduled with the help of the race organizers and experts to allow each participant to sustain their active lifestyles throughout the year. We would like to thank all those who continue to support the Active Health programs” said Alex Panlilio, Head of Unilab Active Health.
Run United 1 is only the first of the Run United series. Run United 2 is set for June 17 and Run United 3 on September 16. Run United’s very own full marathon or 42K race, the Run United Philippine Marathon, is also slated for October 28.

The following are the other events of Unilab Active Health lined up for this year: The Bull Runner Dream Marathon, March 18; Tri United 1, April 14-15; Tri United 2, June 30-July 1; Tri United 3, November 10-11 as well as running and triathlon clinics all year round.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Run United 2012 Loyalty Shirt

Here's one more reason why you should join and complete Run United 2012 series. We are giving away Loyalty Shirts to all RU 2012 finishers (for all categories including Ceelin 500-meter dash for kids). And we're also giving you a chance to vote for your favorite design. The design with the most number of likes will be the final Loyalty Shirt.

Run United 2012 Loyalty Shirt Designs. Click here to cast your vote

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Wednesday Madness - Barefoot Group Run/Clinic

For first timers, old timers and runners who are in need of form correction training! It will involve a short lecture, some drills and a 1km run (maybe more?)

What: “Wednesday Madness” Barefoot Group Run/Clinic
When: February 22, 2012 6:00PM
Where: Bonifacio Global City (B7 & B8 waiting shed)
Coach: Lt. Col. Mike Logico (Barefoot Colonel)

To register please email wedmadness@eatprayrun.org with your name and contact number

The guys from Barefoot Running Philippines will also bring some of the BRP shirts to sell off (to those of you who ordered previously now would be a good time to show up and claim yours)

(image credits to vanessaruns.com)

Monday, February 20, 2012

RunRio Trilogy 2011 Awards Night

Congratulations to everyone who successfully completed the longest legs (21km/21km/32km) of the RunRio Trilogy 2011!  Last year, I graced the event as a guest.  This time, I will be sharing the stage with the rest of the trilogy finishers

When: February 20, 2012 (6:00PM)
Where: Decagon Silver City (corner Frontera Drive and Julia Vargas Ave.)

Going? See you there!

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Running Injuries - Diagnosis, Prevention, & Treatment

A lecture on running injuries by sports medicine specialist and orthopedic surgeon Dr. Benedict Valdecanas. The panel will be Dr. Gar Eufenio (President, Philippine Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine), Dr. Jun Rafanan (Chairman, Department of Rehabilitation Magazine - The Medical City), Ms. Jaymie Pizzaro (AKA "The Bull Runner) and Coach Jim Saret (Sports and Fitness Science specialist, TV personality and radio host)

Venue: 3rd Flr, Recreational Outdoor eXchange (ROX) Bonifacio High Street, Taguig City

Thursday, February 16, 2012

BDO Race For Life 2012

BDO Unibank, in coordination with the BDO Foundation, will hold its 4th annual fund raising run dubbed as "Race 4 Life".  It will be held on March 25, 2012 (Sunday), from 5:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. at the Mall of Asia in Pasay City.  Proceeds will help fund the housing projects of BDO Foundation, Inc. for typhoon victims

Official Race Result
3km race result
5km race result
10km race result
15km race result

Registration Fee
PHP450 - 3km
PHP550 - 5km
PHP650 - 10km
PHP750 - 15km
Note: Runners shall be issued with one (1) Race Kit, consisting of singlet, bar coded race bib, race map and race guidelines

Registration Site
ROX Bonifacio Global City
March 8–18, 2012 (2PM to 7PM)

Online Registration at RaceForLife/Register.asp
- All registration will be done online. No walk-in registration. Deadline for registration (and payment) is on February 29
- After you complete the online registration you will be provided a reference number which you will use to pay to any BDO branch (cash deposit)
- You will receive an email confirmation of the event details once you are officially registered

Race Kit Distribution
Venue: B1, Food Court, North Tower, BDO Corporate Center, H.V. Dela Costa Street cor Makati Avenue, Makati City
- March 16, 2012 (Friday) - 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM (Surnames starts : Q – Z)
- March 17, 2012 (Saturday) - 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM (Surnames starts :I – P)
- March 18, 2012 (Sunday) - 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM (Surnames starts: A – H)
Note: Please bring your Confirmation Letter and Proof of Payment/Deposit Slip

Singlet Design

Assembly Time and Gun Start
15km - 5:00AM - 5:30AM
10km - 5:00AM - 5:45AM
5km - 5:00AM - 5:50AM
3km - 5:00AM - 6:00AM

Race Map / Race Route

Finishers Medal
Note: Top 100 (15k and 10k runners) and top 50 (5k and 3k runners)

Finishers Shirt

Got inquiries?
Jheff Lim of BDO HRG-Internal Corporate Programs (840-7062, 0922-8197915)
Moi Yamoyam of Tri 'N Motion (622-0266, 0917-5225044)
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