Wednesday, January 30, 2013

PhilHealth Run Registration Update Bulletin

A 5-day special in-store registration for the Manila leg of PhilHealth Run in partnership with Toby’s and Runnr will kickstart on January 30 and will last until February 3. Select Toby’s (SM Manila, SM Fairview, EDSA Shangri-La) and Runnr outlets (Alabang Town Center, BHS, Trinoma) will accept all runners who wish to participate in the Manila leg of the inaugural PhilHealth Nationwide Run

Meanwhile, as an update to the initially publicized race information, Runnr ATC takes the place of Toby’s SM Southmall due to logistical limitations. All race registrants may claim their complete race packets at the Sports Loop, 3rd level of Robinson’s Galleria from February 2 to 11. Race participants can likewise register and claim their race kits in a one-stop race registration facility at the Sports Loop throughout the same period.

PhilHealth Run Manila offers runners of varying capabilities four distance categories to choose from– 18K, 10K, 5K, and 3K. Corresponding race registration fees are P750, P650, P550, and P350. Roughly P6M or 85% of the proceeds of the race registration fees will be given to the Manila leg’s local beneficiaries – Philippine Children’s Medical Center and Cottolengo Filipino orphanage

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Skyathon Beach Run 2013

Close your eyes and imagine running along one of the world's best beach. Priceless! How about making it a reality? Join Sky Cable's Boracay Fun Run! We all had a blast last year. Especially the post-race party. It was phenomenal. So I will be expecting the same this year. Don't wait another minute. Fire up your web browser and book a room/flight now

What: Skyathon Boracay Beach Run 2013
When: April 13, 2013 (Saturday)
Where: Epic Beachfront, Station 2, Boracay

Registration Period: Jan 26 - Apr 12

Registration Fee
PHP500 - 5km
PHP600 - 10km
PHP1000 - 10km (couple relay - a member will run 5km at a time)

Registration Site
- GOLD'S GYM Glorietta
- CHRIS SPORTS Glorietta 3
- CHRIS SPORTS Mall of Asia
- CHRIS SPORTS Market! Market!
- CHRIS SPORTS SM City North Annex
- FITNESS AND ATHLETICS Bonifacio Global City

Race Kit Redemption
April 12, 2013 (Friday) 2PM-6PM at Epic, Station 2, Boracay

Singlet Design

90's Flavor: The Skyathon Victory Party
April 13, 2013 (Saturday) 9pm onwards at Epic, Station 2, Boracay
Drink the night away as you get jiggy with your favorite 90's tunes!

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Battle of the Sexes 2013 - Rescheduled

Official announcement regarding the rescheduling of RunRio's Battle of the Sexes event

Dear Runners,

It is with deep regret that we have to announce that the Battle of the Sexes race event which was originally scheduled to happen on Saturday, January 26, 2013 as a night-time race, is postponed.

Despite being able to acquire approval/permits from the SM Mall of Asia and Pasay City authorities, we will be unable to organize a night-time scheduled race because we were not granted approval by the Philippine Reclamation Authority (PRA) who has jurisdiction on vital portions of the Battle of the Sexes race route.

Citing safety and security concerns, the PRA have declined to provide approval on the use of the road under their authority/jurisdiction on a Saturday night race.

With this being the case, RunRio in partnership with Hotel Sofitel will need to reschedule and redesign the said race as a Sunday-morning event, thus the need for postponement.

The new schedule of the Battle of the Sexes race will be on Sunday, March 3 at 5:30AM.

In line with the postponement, registration period will be extended until February 17 for Online Registration and until February 24 for In-Store Registration.

Runners who have already registered for this event need not worry since their registration will still be valid for use on the same event. For further concerns, you may send us an email via with the subject “Battle of the Sexes” or call us in any of the following RunRio hotlines:

Globe – 0927 347 7700
Smart - 0929 717 8164
Landline - (632) 703-1736

Our apologies for this inconvenience and we look forward to seeing you at the rescheduled Battle of the Sexes event!

Sincerely yours,
The RunRio Team

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

PhilHealth Run 2013

The Quirino Grandstand will be the site of the Manila leg of the country's first simultaneous nationwide run – the PhilHealth Run 2013. On February 17, 2013, a whopping 18,000 runners from the country’s capitol will come together to celebrate and run for our nation’s mothers and children, and for universal health coverage in the country

Proceeds of the run will go to the benefit of the PhilHealth Run's National Sponsor, the Philippine Children Medical Center, and the regional beneficiary, Cottolengo Filipino, a private non-stock, non-profit, religious, and non-government organization licensed and accredited by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) that cares for abandoned, disabled persons, especially children

What: PhilHealth Run 2013
Where: Quirino Grandstand
When: Febeuary 17 2013

Registration Fee
PHP350 - 3km
PHP550 - 5km
PHP650 - 10km
PHP750 - 18km

Registration Site
Toby’s SM Manila
Toby’s SM Southmall
Toby’s SM Faiview
Runnr Trinoma
Runnr EDSA Shangri-La
Runnr BGC

Race Kit Collection
All registered race participants, with their claim stub and official receipt, may claim their race packets from February 2 to 11 at the Sports Loop, 3rd level of Robinson’s Galleria

Singlet Design

Assembly Time and Gun Start
18km - 4:00AM - 5:00AM
10km - 4:30AM - 5:15AM
5km - 5:00AM - 5:45AM
3km - 5:30AM - 6:00AM

Race Map / Race Route

Finishers Medal

3km - PHP5000 - PHP4000 - PHP3000
5km - PHP8000 - PHP5000 - PHP2000
10km - PHP10000 - PHP6000 - PHP3000
18km - PHP15000 - PHP8000 - PHP4000

Saturday, January 19, 2013

First Vita Plus Run 2013

You have probably heard it in radio. Seen it as well on television. First Vita Plus is your vitamin and vitality in a drink. It is a unique and first-of-its-kind product can give you a healthy lifestyle by giving you an energy boost, added strength and natural glow thru the 5 vegetables (malunggay, dahon ng sili, saluyot, uray, talbos ng kamote) it contains

The team behind First Vita Plus Marketing Corporation understands how the sport of running changed the lifes of many. How it is aligned with their advocacy on uplifting the lifes of the Filipino thru their flagship product. It is one of the many reasons why they are staging the FVP Powerun on February 3 2013 at Bonifacio Global City

What: First Vita Plus Powerun 2013
When: February 3 2013 February 24 2013
Where: Bonifacio Global City
Beneficiaries: Share and Care Foundation, Child House Foundation, UP/PGH Children Cancer Ward

Registration Fee
PHP850 - 10km (Top 100 gets a finishers medal)
PHP750 - 5km
PHP650 - 3km
PHP250 - 500m

Registration Site
Fitness and Athletics BGC
Chris Sports SM Mall of Asia
Chris Sports Glorietta
Chris Sports Festival Mall
Chris Sports SM Megamall
Chris Sports SM North Edsa
First Vita Plus Head Office Suntree Tower, No. 13 Meralco Avenue, Ortigas (Fri and Sat ONLY, 1:00PM - 6:00PM)

Singlet Design/Race Tee

Assembly Time and Gun Start
10km - 5:00AM - 5:45AM
5km - 5:00AM - 5:50AM
3km - 5:00AM - 5:55AM
500m - 7:00AM - 7:30AM (6-10 years old)

Race Map/Race Route


All runners are eligible to win 1 of 3 iPad which will be raffled off during the event. Plus more raffle items from our sponsors. The lucky runner must be able to present his/her winning race bib during the raffle in order to win the raffle prize

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Dream Chase Run 2013

CereCare Philippines Foundation provides psychological and rehabilitation services, and special education program for children with special needs such as autism, ADHD, cerebral palsy, down syndrome, and other similar conditions

Dream Chase 2013 is a charity fun run ad CereCare's pioneering endeavor to raise the level of awareness for these children with exceptionalities. Join us in this advocacy of making a difference in the lives of these children

What: Dream Chase Run 2013
Where: Ortigas Center
When: February 10 2013

Registration Fee
PHP450 - 1km (children only)
PHP450 - 3km

Registration Site
CereCare - J&T Bldg., 2nd Floor Ramon Magsaysay Blvd., Sta. Mesa, Manila
Second Wind Running Store - 3A Ortigas Home Depot, Julia Vargas Avenue, Pasig

Singlet Design

Race Map / Race Route

Monday, January 14, 2013

adidas Launches its New Store in BGC

MANILA, Philippines – Recently, adidas threw a bash to officially open its newest store at the heart of Bonifacio Global City in Taguig. The retail outlet carries various lines of adidas shoes and apparel including: basketball, running, training, football, and Originals

Hosted by Rjay Ty, Wave 89.1’s best new artist for 2012, the event was graced by top models, celebrities, and media. One hundred attendees for the night were given balloons that contained adidas discount coupons by event staff in colorful running attire

A fashion show presenting the different collections adidas has to offer featured models like Rocky Salumbides and Luke Jickaine, and former Binibining Pilipinas Marie Ann Umali. The catwalk, painted in adidas’ trademark 3 stripes, allowed models to traverse from the store’s interiors to the program area along the Two Parkade walkways in BGC

After which, guests danced and partied to the tunes of DJ Nix Dam P, champion of the Best Buy DJ Spinoff in Los Angeles. Beatbox Philippines also put on a show by challenging the DJ to a battle as they made renditions to songs from adidas global ambassadors

“It’s not just about being an athlete or being into sports. The new adidas outlet will further promote the importance of having an active, healthy lifestyle, which Bonifacio Global City has successfully fostered,“ said adidas Philippines’ Brand Activation Manager, Adrien Semblat

Bonifacio Global City is quickly becoming the new hub for residences, offices, and retail. The community has basketball courts, a gym, and a football field nearby. Apart from that, wide sidewalks surround the area, which is great for running activities. The new adidas store is a perfect fit for the area, because it caters to anyone that has a healthy and sporty lifestyle

The new store is located at Two Parkade, 30th St. corner 7th Ave., Bonifacio Global City. For more updates, follow adidas Philippines at

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Baguio Fun Run 2013

I did the 1st edition back in 2011. Had to skip the 2nd installment. This year's offering is very tempting especially with the introduction of a new distance - 32km. Oh, and the redesigned finishers medal is really nice

What: Baguio21 - Trek The Hills
When: March 10 2013
Where: Lake Drive Baguio City
Theme: Run to restore greenery

Registration Fee
PHP400 - 3km
PHP600 - 5km
PHP600 - 10km
PHP700 - 21km
PHP850 - 32km

Registration Site
Outdoor Kinetics Baguio (Panagbenga Office Building, Burnham Park)
Baguio Convention (Governor Centre Road, Baguio City)
A Runner’s Circle (Roxas Boulevard cor Quirino Avenue, Malate, Manila)

Singlet Design

Finishers Medal

Assembly Time and Gun Start
32km – 3:00AM - 4:00AM
21km – 4:00AM - 5:00AM
10km – 5:00AM - 6:00AM
5km – 5:00AM - 6:10AM
3km – 5:00AM - 6:20AM

Race Map / Race Route

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Zoot. Zbound. Kiawe

When I attended Zoot's launch a couple of weeks ago, one of the many stuff that stuck was the technology they use in the footwear - ZBOUND. It is Zoot's own foam. It’s so soft you can drop an egg on it and it’s got such a great responsive feel that the egg bounces right off it. Really cool, eh? Check out the video below

But there's more stuff to like about Zoot especially their philosophy in making their footwear. They want their shoes lightweight. The heaviest they got is under 11 ounces. And they can achieve this because they don't put a lot of unnecessary stuff. One of the latest stuff they are putting out in the market is Ultra Kiawe (6.9oz / 195g)

However what piques my interest the most is the technology they dubbed as Carbon Span+. It supposedly helps the ball of the foot absorb the impact thus minimizes the foot ache we experience while running. Unfortunately I don't have a pair of Kiawe. Perhaps Light'N Up Marketing can help me on this (hint, hint)

Where to get one you ask? It is now available in your favorite store (Planet Sports Rockwell, Planet Sports Alabang Town Center, Planet Sports Trinoma, Planet Sports Shangrila, Second Wind Ortigas, The Brick McKinley, Riovana BGC)

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy New Year!

May this new year all your dreams turn into reality and all your efforts into great achievements
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