Sunday, March 29, 2015

Poliquit, Tabal Conquer ASICS LA Marathon

Fresh from their stellar victories in the 38th National MILO Marathon, Philippine Air Force member Rafael Poliquit Jr. and marathon record-holder Mary Joy Tabal completed the prestigious ASICS Los Angeles Marathon on Sunday, March 15. Poliquit and Tabal, the reigning MILO Marathon King and Queen, were pitted against over 26,000 runners from 50 states of the US and 55 countries in the world, including the top athletes from the United States, who competed in the 42K running event to qualify for the US National Team for the 2016 Olympics.

Following last year’s delegation to the Paris Marathon, the National MILO Marathon awarded both athletes with all-expenses paid trips to the ASICS LA Marathon as the Philippine delegates sponsored by MILO. The ASICS LA Marathon is one of the five largest full marathons in the United States, and one of the ten largest races in the world.

The 26-year-old Davaoeño Poliquit clocked in at 2:36:09 and ranked 27th overall in the men’s division. In the distaff side, 25-year-old Cebuana Tabal posted a time of 2:51:17 and finished 27th overall in the women’s division.

California was baked in heat on race day, but it was nothing compared to the scorching sun in the Philippines. In fact, Poliquit found the weather to be cool, and made the race very challenging. “I am not really used to colder weather. I had difficulties in breathing normally as I went along the race. I was also unable to hydrate myself well because I thought I wasn’t thirsty because of the cold,” admitted Poliquit. “I also felt that my lower limbs were starting to cramp past the 30KM mark. This was truly challenging, because the route had more uphill parts towards the second half.”

Tabal, however, found the colder weather good and used it to her advantage. “It wasn’t too cold and it wasn’t too hot, which, for me, is good for a race. The route was wide open, no vehicles, and it was safe for us to move freely, but still, it was very challenging,” shared Tabal. “I was not included amongst the group of elite runners whose gun time was ahead by ten minutes, so I had to catch up and make up for the delay. I also wanted to run alongside somebody so I can set my pace, but I could not find anyone and had to push myself and maintain a good pace until the finish line.”

“The Africans, especially the Ethiopians and Kenyans, were the fastest among the group, and it was very hard to keep stride with them. They really are made of a different caliber,” shared Poliquit. “During the start of the race, I was able to run alongside my idol, US marathoner Ryan Hall. It is one of the highlights of my first international race. I didn’t expect that I would be able to join a big international race like this. It’s a dream come true.”

Tabal admitted that she had to chase the female elite runners in the hopes of finishing with a higher rank. “I was able to keep up with best runners and I was really confident of finishing in the top 10, but I suddenly had a bad stomach and it affected my running,” said Tabal. “I had to shift to a relaxed pace in order to survive the race. The supporters along the road cheered me on, shouting “Go Baby Girl!”, and it spurred me on. I made it and it was a very wonderful and rewarding experience.”

“The ASICS LA Marathon is another accomplishment and a dream come true for me, as a runner. It’s an honor to represent the Philippines in a big international event. I would like to thank MILO for believing in us to reach the international stage. I am very grateful to my coach Philip Dueñas. I wouldn’t be here if not for his patience, effort and support,” said Tabal. “I would like to dedicate this achievement to my kababayans, especially the Cebuanos, who always give their all-out support. When I crossed the finish line, it felt like it wasn’t just me who did it, but my kababayans, the entire nation also crossed it with me.”

MILO Sports Marketing Manager Andrew Neri expressed his pride for the two athletes. “Rafael and Mary Joy have truly raised the Philippine flag high in Los Angeles, and proved once again that Filipinos are exceptional and world class. We are delighted to have provided them the platform to showcase their athletic excellence amongst the world’s best runners,” remarked MILO Sports Marketing Manager Andrew Neri.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Alaska IronKids Subic

Tara and Samantha Borlain again finished one-two in the same category (Girls 11-12) during the 2015 Alaska IronKids Triathlon held in Subic over the weekend. Open to children 6 to 14 years old, Alaska IronKids is the local junior version of the international triathlon series, Ironman.

Tara trailed Sister Samantha in the swim and bike part of the race but relied on her strong finishing run to prevail. Other 1st place winners in the girl category are Nicole Danielle Eijansantos (13-14), Alison Ann Noble (9-10) and Justicia Mariearl Tan (6-8).

Brent Valelo also relied on a strong run to rule the Boy 13-14. Other 1st place winners in the boy category are Juan Francisco Baniqued (11-12), Mark Grist (9-10) and Dayshaun Karl Ramos (6-8).

Christine Levi Gaspar and Una Janus Sibayan placed second and third in the Girls 13-14. Everly Janarie Macalalad finished third in the Girls 11-12. Patricia Tolentino and Ana Maria Mempin placed second and third in the Girls 9-10. Franchezka Borlain, youngest of the Borlain sisters, and Caitlin Gaw finished second and third in the Girls 6-8.

Sabino Czar Manglicmot IV and John Caleb Barlin placed second and third in the Boys 13-14. Jose Manuel Arao and Karl Rafael Pamakid placed second and third in the Boys 11-12. Matthew Thomas Alumbres and Juan Miguel Tayag placed second and third in the Boys 9-10. Jabrielle Marcos Delizo and Reggeal Victoria placed second and third in the Boys 6-8.

Four races are lined up for 2015— two aquathlons and two triathlons. The next races will be the Alaska IronKids Aquathlon Apr. 19 at The Village Sports Club; the Alaska IronKids Aquathlon in Subic Bay; and the Alaska IronKids Triathlon Aug. 1 in Cebu.

The races will have three categories: Race Category (with Podium Medals) with four age groups; Play Category (with finisher’s medal but no age categories) with short and long distances to promote outdoor play and increase participation for non-competitive participants; and the Relay Category (with Podium Medals) with two mixed age groups.

“It’s really nice to see the parents supporting their kids promoting a healthy lifestyle, a lot of kids today spend a lot of time on their iPads or playstations. It’s important to develop your technical skills but you also have to be physically fit,” said Uytengsu.

Alaska IronKids Philippines is an annual sporting event that aims to promote the healthy and active lifestyle among children through the winning combination of proper nutrition and physical activity. The Alaska IronKids Race Series is just one of many sports development programs that Alaska conducts yearly to engage children to come out and play.

Pioneering athletic programs like the Alaska IronKids Philippines Triathlon has managed to take children away from their video game consoles, cellphones and cable TV remotes and out into the sun to swim, bike and run in triathlon races. Alaska’s sports programs hope to encourage children to get into organized sports while learning positive values like hard work, discipline, determination and teamwork. The program for 2015 will continue to bring excitement as it helps future athletes realize their dreams.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Team SCR-Alpha Reigns in Sierra 51050

iTRACC-Maxxed Sierra 51050 Relay & Half Marathon was held in Ten Cents to Heaven Leisure Camp, Tanay, Rizal where teams and individuals braved the hills of Sierra Madre last March 01, 2015. New and returning teams battled it out to see who was the fastest in the relay while participants in the half-marathon and 10k solo categories tried the steep uphills and sharp turns of Sierra Madre.

The Sigue Correr Runners Alpha defended their title for the fastest in the Relay 51050 category with an official time of 3:54:18 hours, followed by Teams Nestle 1 and 2 (4:00:20 and 4:34:41 hours, respectively). For the Half Marathon solo category, Noel Dimabayu (1:49:31 hours) won the male fastest and Rashel Peña (2:25:36 hours) is the fastest in distaff part. The new 10k solo category was lead by Kristoffer Troy Sison (49:25 minutes) and Jo Punay (56:18 minutes).

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Go Girl Expo 2015

In a study conducted by World Health Organization, more women in the Philippines are considered inactive whether it is occupational, non-occupational, or leisure-related activities (WHO 2010). The same study also reveals that women are more active in domestic activities than men more than ever. Furthermore, physical inactivity may contribute to coronary diseases, diabetes, and obesity.

This is the reason why Jump Start, Fondo Manila and Yabang Pinoy are working together to bring the very first GO GIRL! EXPO- Empowering Healthy and Active Filipinas. It is by promoting a holistic well-being among women--- a healthy and active Filipinas--- can we achieve a healthy and active Philippines. We further define a “GO GIRL!” as a well rounded Filipina that balances life, work , play, adventure, sports and more importantly – knows how to have fun.

GO GIRL EXPO will be held on May 30-31, 2015 at Rockwell Tent, Makati City. This event will be a celebration of every Filipina’s pursuits and women’s success and empowerment in different fields. The expo will feature faces of healthy and active Filipinas from different walks of life- from the working Filipina to moms, from outgoing women to social women. Furthermore, the expo will be a collection of products and services from different companies and industries that will cater to the needs of a healthy and active Filipina.

The expo will also be an avenue for women’s inspiration—tapping Filipinas who are considered “Go Girl!”. These women will share their impassioned stories of both success and struggle, how they achieve where they are now, and what keeps them active despite the daily routine this age has offered to them. Their stories will be installed in a gallery wall together with the commitment board that will gather responses from women of different size and age.

Come and be part of this milestone that will encourage Filipinas to shift from ordinary women to GO GIRL!.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Watsons Color Manila Challenge 2015

Live. Love. Run. Challenge yourself! Jump on rainbow tires, crawl on coloured sand, get a burst of colour on your favourite station, roll as long as you want and so much more! Color Manila, together with Watsons, bring you the most colourful fun run in the metro with a twist - the Watsons Color Manila Challenge! Coming this April 19, 2015, we are colouring the streets of SM Mall of Asia with fun obstacles for all ages!

What: Watsons Color Manila Challenge 2015
When: April 19 2015
Where: SM Mall of Asia

Registration Fee
PHP850 - 3km/5km/10km

Race Kit Inclusion

Online Registration
1 Go to
3 Fill out the online form
4 Choose payment option (Credit Card, Paypal, Debit Card)

Prepaid Cards
Toby's Glorietta
RUNNR Bonifacio High Street
RUNNR Trinoma
RUNNR Alabang Town Center

Race Kit Claiming
April 09-11, 2015 (Mall of Asia)

Assembly Time and Gun Start
10km - 430AM - 530AM
5km - 5AM - 550AM
3km - 5AM - 610AM

Monday, March 16, 2015

World Of DC Comics All Star Run 2015

Superman, the most powerful hero in the world. Batma, the apex of physical and mental human achievement. Wonder Woman, the Amazon's princess and greatest warrior. Green Lanten, an intergalactic cop armed with his own power ring. Flash, the fastest man alive. Showcasing the DC Super Heroes in movies, television, animation, video games and comic books, join in celebrating the World of DC Comics with the inaugural All-Star Fun Run!

What: DC Comics Run 2015
When: April 18 2015
Where: SM Mall of Asia

Registration Fee
PHP700 - 3km
PHP800 - 5km
PHP900 - 10km

Registration Site
Chris Sports SM North EDSA
Chris Sports SM Megamall
Chris Sports SM Mall of Asia
Chris Sports Festival Mall
Chris Sports Glorietta 3

Online Registration (payment thru 7Eleven stores)

Race Kit Inclusion
Singlet of choice with 2nd pc costume (mask or cape)

Singlet Design

Finishers Medal

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Run United 2 2015

Get a chance to own your very own Active Health branded limited edition Run United singlet with ChafReduc Technology and kits when you participate in the 2015 Run United 2. These special items will forever serve as your badges of participation in this prestigious run where you are encouraged to continuously train and become a better version of yourself

Registration Fee
PHP750 - 5km
PHP850 - 10km
PHP950 - 21km
PHP1050 - 32km
Note: Get a customized "Exceed Yourself" training plan from Coach Ani De Leon-Brown and it comes with a personalized Race Bib and FREE 3 pcs Enervon Activ & 1 40GMS Enervon HP Recovery Drink for only PHP60

Registration Site

Prepaid Card Venue
Toby’s Shangri-La Mall
RUNNR Store Trinoma
Toby’s MOA
Toby’s Arena Glorietta 2
Toby’s Robinsons Metro East

Assembly Time / Gun Start
32km - 2AM - 3AM
21km - 3AM - 4AM
10km - 4AM - 5AM
5km - 430AM - 530AM

Race Tee/Singlet

Finishers Shirt

Finishers Medal

Friday, March 13, 2015

Dash N Dine 2015

Join now for only Php 450 each (inclusive of race shirt, bib, sponsor freebies, and entrance to food bazaar)! Sign-up with at least 4 other runners to avail of the Barkada Package (discounted fee of only Php 400 each)!

4:00am- Registration opens
4:45am- Assembly time and warm-up for 10K runners
5:00am- Gunfire for 10K runners
5:15am- Assembly time for 5K runners
5:30am- Gunfire for 5K runners and assembly time for 3K runners
5:45am- Gunfire for 3K runners

5:00am-10:00am Food Bazaar

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA - Alaska Regional Selection Palawan Camp

The 2-day regional selection camp in Puerto Princesa, Palawan concluded with 3 boys and 1 girl as the first batch of Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA hopefuls. Mary Nicole Carlos- 11 years old; Gerald Dagot- 13 years old; Jam Patrick Tinbancaya- 13 years old; and Jahzeel Jared Trinidad- 13 years old will join the 50 boys and 24 girls during the National Training Camp on April 24 to 26 at PICC Forum Tent and SM Mall of Asia.

Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA presented by Alaska Regional Selection Camp will also be held on February 28-March 1 in Biñan, Laguna at Alonte Sports Arena; Iloilo City on March 7-8 at Ateneo de Iloilo; Baguio on March 14-15 at St. Louis University; Bacolod on March 21-22 at St. John’s Institute; Davao on March 28-29 and Manila on April 11-12 at the PICC Forum.

Alaska continues their partnership with Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA this year to nurture young boys and girls become better individuals by encouraging them to embrace a healthy lifestyle, not just by drinking milk but also by leading an active lifestyle through sports.

Become an inspiring athlete too and join Alaska’s sports programs now! NUTRITION. ACTION. CHAMPION. For general information about Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA Philippines, please visit; Alaska Milk Corporation visit; Alaska Basketball Power Camp visit

Monday, March 9, 2015

PRO Earth Run 2015

In its Global Climate Risk Index 2015, Germanwatch listed the Philippines as one of the countries most affected by extreme weather events in 2013. It also reconfirmed that "less developed countries are generally more affected [by extreme weather] than industrialized countries, and forewarned that “if mitigation efforts are not immediately taken, the world will continue heading down the path towards dangerous climate change.”

PRO Earth Run 2015 is an advocacy run to encourage people to Protect, Respect, and Oversee the sensible and sustainable care of Mother Earth. Proceeds of this event will go to the continuing environmental projects of the Earth Day Network Philippines

What: PRO Earth Run 2015
When: April 25 2015
Where: Mall of Asia

Registration Fee
PHP750 - 3km | 5km | 10km

Online Registration

Race Tee / Shirt Design

Event Details

Saturday, March 7, 2015

NatGeo Earth Day Run 2015

Earth Day Run 2015, powered by National Geographic Channel (NGC), will be introducing new and exciting changes to mark its sixth year as one of the biggest running events in the Philippines. With RunRio at the helm, Earth Day Run 2015 is expecting 20,000 runners to participate on April 26, 2015 at the Mall of Asia Open Grounds, with the addition of 5,000 runners for its Baguio leg. Support from the registration of all participants will help raise money for portable solar powered lighting kits that will be sent to communities in Mindoro, a project of NGC’s environmental partner, World Wildlife Fund for Nature.

What: NatGeo Earth Run 2015
When: April 26 2015
Where: Mall of Asia
Beneficiary: Tawbuid Mangyan Tribesfolk and Mindoro Forest Rangers

Registration Fee
PHP650 - 5km
PHP750 - 10km
PHP950 - 21km
PHP1500 - 42km

Registration Site
SM Aura
Tobys SM Mall of Asia
Tobys SM North EDSA
Tobys Shangri-La

Singlet / Race Tee

Finishers Shirt

Finishers Medal

Assembly Time and Gun Start
42km - 1AM - 2AM
21km - 2AM - 3AM
10km - 430AM - 5AM
5km - 5AM - 530AM

Race Map / Route

Thursday, March 5, 2015

MILO give hope to kids of Tacloban, Ormoc and Eastern Samar

As part of its commitment to help the children affected by Typhoon Yolanda rebuild their spirits through play and sports, MILO has recently donated 16,000 pairs of new running shoes to selected recipients in Tacloban, Ormoc and Samar last January 26 to 28. Along with the shoes, foot cutouts bearing Messages of Hope were also passed on to the children. The inspiring messages came from those who answered MILO’s call to help the kids take the next steps and show them that the Filipino community is cheering them on.

During the 38th National MILO Marathon season, avid MILO drinkers wrote on foot cutouts at the Help Give Shoes booth at the qualifying races and National Finals, while netizens posted nuggets of encouragement via the MILO Philippines Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram social media accounts. Celebrities and notable personalities also helped give hope to the recipients, including Jim Paredes who said, “A step at a time will get you there!” Christine Bersola Babao rallied the children on with her message, “Huwag kang mawawalan ng pag-asa. Kaya mo yan. Unti-unting humakbang muli! One step at a time until you reach your destination… your dream!

Launched in 2010, MILO’s Help Give Shoes advocacy is an ongoing campaign which enables every participant of the National MILO Marathon to donate a part of their registration fee to support the cause. MILO matches the total amount collected to provide shoes to deserving public school students. Last year, on its 50th year anniversary in the Philippines, MILO has turned over a total of 50,000 pairs of shoes for the schoolchildren.

With delight, the recipients performed presentations in their classrooms, as a gesture of gratitude to those who have contributed to the advocacy. “Seeing the big smiles on their faces after this encounter with the children truly makes us happy, knowing that somehow, we were able to uplift their spirits,” said MILO Sports Marketing Manager Andrew Neri. “We at MILO would like to thank the Filipino community for participating in this advocacy. Through our efforts, we hope to inspire them to continue to overcome the roadblocks the typhoon brought in, and strive for their dreams.”

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

DZMM Takbo Para Sa Karunungan 2015

Anuman ang iyong dahilan, sumali na sa DZMM Takbo 2015 at itaguyod ang pag-aaral ng mga piling kabataan. Ngayong 2015, nasa ika-5 taon na ang Takbo Para Sa Karunungan ng DZMM na layuning mapagtapos ng elementarya ang 75 iskolar

What: DZMM Fun Run 2015
When: April 12 2015
Where: Bonifacio Global City

Registration Fee
PHP500 - 3km
PHP600 - 5km
PHP700 - 10km
PHP900 - 21km

Registration Site
ABS-CBN Tulong Center
Reebok Trinoma
Reebok Robinsons Galleria
Royal Sporting House Glorietta
Royal Sporting House Robinsons Ermita
Transfer It Riverbank Mall
Transfer It Farmers Cubao

Singlet / Race Tee

Course Map / Race Map

Assembly Time / Gun Start
4AM - 21km
6AM - 10km, 5km, 3km

Sunday, March 1, 2015

adidas Film Series Sport 15

adidas brings its passion for sport to life with the roll-out of a series of films - Sport 15. All films are based on the insight that sport happens in moments. adidas celebrates the fact that every moment in sport is a chance to redefine yourself and create something new for you or your team.

"Sport 15 is more than a campaign. Sport 15 is a long-term investment into our brand,", says Eric Liedtke, adidas Board Member responsible for Global Brands. "adidas has a longer legacy in every sport than any of our competitors. Therefore, we know sport and athletes better than anyone else."

All films are based on the insight that sport happens in moments. adidas celebrates the fact that every moment in sport is a chance to redefine yourself and create something new for you or your team. In sport, no one owns today – every minute of every game is up for grabs and yours for taking

Starring in this first wave of Sport 15 are adidas NBA stars Damian Lillard, Joakim Noah, Derrick Rose, John Wall and adidas football icons Gareth Bale, Lionel Messi, James Rodriguez and Luis Suarez.

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