Sunday, July 22, 2012

711 Run 800: Running Cavitex

In celebration of 711's 800th store, our favorite convenience store is bringing runners to a different race location: Cavitex! With 5 different categories to choose from, everyone gets to traverse a route not normally open for running.

WHAT: 711 Run 800: Takbo Para sa Kalusugan
WHEN: August 26, 2012 (Sunday) - NEW DATE: October 14, 2012 (Sunday) - NEW DATE: January 20, 2013 (Sunday)
WHERE: ASEANA, Paranaque (Race route at Cavitex)
CATEGORIES: 3k, 5k, 10k, 16k and 21k

REGISTRATION PERIOD: July 6 to September 28

Three Steps:
1. Register online.
2. Pay at your chosen 711 store within 24 hours of registration.
3. Claim race kit at the date indicated on your registration receipt.
Registration fees
With a targeted 50,000 runners, gun start will be organized in waves, with assembly time and gun start times indicated on the table below. (WAVE DEFINITIONS: COMPETITIVE – you are going for speed, ADVANCED – you've done races before, BEGINNER/CASUAL – its your first or second time to race)
Assembly and Gun Start Times
Each race category has an assigned color. It would be fun to see runners donning different colored singlets on race day.
Singlet design and color assignments (subject to singlet size and availability)
All race finishers get a free shirt and drinks.
Finisher shirt design
A new and exciting race route for all runners!
With high prizes at stake, I'm sure a lot of elite runners and Kenyans will be running this event. And with the mostly flat course, I smell new PRs brewing! The winners of the 21k category get to run in Macau International Marathon on December 2012 for free!

Cash prizes for top 3 winners of each race category
"Takbo para sa Kalusugan", wherein cities within Luzon (where 7-Eleven stores are located) have a chance of receiving support for its feeding programs and medical missions. During race registration, registrants are required to input the location they would want to help. The top three cities will receive support - P400,000, P300,000 and P100,000, respectively. 

This will be the first time different hydration partners have sponsored one running event. Pocari Sweat, Powerade and Gatorade sports drinks will be on various parts of the race route. Good luck to our tummies! Haha!

UPDATE (August 9, 2012)

7-Eleven Run 800 has been postponed to October 14, 2012. Heavy rains brought about by the recent typhoon have delayed ongoing maintenance works on the CAVITEX. 

We ask for your understanding as the safety of our participants is our foremost priority. In addition, it we intend to stay true to our promise to give our runners the best possible race experience  they deserve. 

Rest assured that those who cannot join the race on the new date will be refunded their Registration Fee. To apply for a refund, please visit

Participants who have already paid for registration will remain registered unless a refund is requested. However, if you can no longer join the race because of the new schedule, you may opt to get a refund on your Registration Fee. 

Please note that Race Kits will be distributed as planned. The schedule for claiming is as follows: 

July 31 August 13
August 1 to 10 August 20
August 11 to 31 September 10
September 1 to 28 October 8 

UPDATE (September 23, 2012)

Run 800 Postponed to January 20, 2013

With the recent rains that brought about floods and road damages in many parts of Manila, 7-Eleven Run 800, set on the Cavite Expressway (CAVITEX), is postponed to Sunday, January 20, 2013. This is to ensure that all roads to be used are safe for all participants.

Registered runners (paid) are Invited to join the run on this new date. If the new date is not favorable, please see Refunds page for procedures.

Thank you for your understanding.

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