Thursday, October 25, 2012

Nike We Run Manila 2012 on December 2

Should have promoted this earlier (sigh!). I love Nike! And with my recent purchase of the Nike Flyknit Racer, I'm more hyped up for this upcoming event!

WHAT: Nike We Run Manila 2012
WHEN: December 2, 2012 (Sunday)
WHERE: SM Mall of Asia
RACE CATEGORY: 10k (sub-categories below)
- Women’s Under 25 – For women aged 24 years and below on the race day
- Men’s Under 25 – For men aged 24 years and below on the race day
- Women’s Open – Open to women of all ages
- Men’s Open – Open to men of all ages
- School Challenge Category (Universities)
RACE CUT-OFF TIME: 2 hours and 30 minutes from GUNSTART

REGISTRATION PERIOD: until October 31, 2012 extended until November 25, 2012
- Nike Stadium
     Alabang Town Center
- Nike Park
     Bonifacio Global City
     Glorietta 4
     Mall of Asia
- Nike Forum Robinsons Magnolia
- Riovana Katipunan

Registration Fee
- Nike We Run Manila 10K Tee (see size chart below)
- Nike Sports Bottle
- Nike We Run Manila 10k Race Pack (We Run Manila 10k 2012 booklet, race bib and D-Tag)
- Nike Finisher’s Tee wrist tag

Nike Race Tee for His and Hers - photo courtesy of
Nike Race Tee Size Chart
All race participants must collect their race pack during the Nike We Run Manila 10K Race Pack Collection.

Date:  November 19-22, Monday to Thursday - November 27-30, Tuesday to Friday
Time: 10am to 10pm, November 19-22
Venue: Nike Park, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City

Important: Please bring your ID and confirmation slip to collect your race pack.

For those who are unable to personally collect their Race Entry Pack, please download and fill in the letter of authorization (from Your representative must show this form along with a copy of your Confirmation Slip and a copy of your valid ID. 



All finishers will receive an exclusive finishers’ entitlement upon completion of the race.

Runners will be given a Nike Finisher’s wrist tag which they will need to present to claim their Nike We Run Manila FINISHER’S TEE.

Nike We Run Manila Finisher Shirt (photo courtesy of Coach Rio)
We Run MNL 10K inspires and connects runners globally with Nike+

PHILIPPINES, OCTOBER 2012 – Nike’s We Run race returns to Manila for a second year, to inspire, motivate and connect runners around the world. On December 2, 2012, Filipino runners will be part of the global We Run race movement, which will see a total of 395,500 runners from 34 cities participating—establishing a new global community of runners through Nike’s most connected race series using the innovative Nike+ technology. The We Run race series kicked off on September 1 in Prague, Czech Republic, and will conclude on December 15 in Rio de Janiero, Brazil.

Nike’s We Run Manila 10K race will energize the streets of Pasay City with the 13,000 high-octane runners expected to make tracks all over the SM Mall of Asia’s grounds. Set against the remarkable view of Manila Bay, the initial stretch of the race will let runners pass through the commercialized area of the Mall of Asia with the SMX Convention Center and the latest icon of the area, the eye-shaped SM Bay City Arena. Runners are set to leave urban commercial scenery and head towards the fields along Diosdado Macapagal Boulevard. Closing in on the halfway point of the race, runners will then pass the upcoming Belle Casino, a gold complex glistening in the morning sun. As they take a turn on Pacific Avenue and race past the same landmarks, runners will come upon the iconic ferris-wheel along Seaside Boulevard that marks the final kilometer to the finish line. The panoramic run would not be complete without an engaging en route entertainment featuring some of Manila’s top musical acts.

Meeting the runners at the finish line is the Race Village that will offer an array of services. Runners can expect to be pampered with massage booths and get recharged at any of the refreshment stalls while being entertained by the energetic musical line-up.

“Nike’s We Run race is the celebration of running across the world, the culmination of every runner’s dedication and commitment to train harder, defy expectations and push their bodies’ limits. Nike aims to revolutionize the running experience, by allowing runners to inspire, motivate and connect with other runners globally through the Nike+ Technology”, shared Sanjay Gangopadhyay, Marketing Director of Nike South East Asia. “With the second edition of the We Run race in Manila, Nike envisions Filipinos, the youth in particular, to further move the local running scene forward by leading the active lifestyle movement.”

This year, Nike is taking inspiration to a new level as runners will be able to follow two of Philippines most popular lifestyle bloggers, Robbie Becroft of and Lissa Kahayon of who will be embarking on their first We Run race. Follow their We Run journey as they take on the challenge of preparing for Nike’s We Run MNL 10K race, blogging at each step of the journey, and witness how Nike elevates their everyday running experience with the various product offerings including the Nike+ ecosystem.

To get race-ready, Nike will organize four training sessions focusing on proper running techniques and tips. Runners will also be able to test out the Nike+ Running app (available on iOS and Android), and try out the season’s latest running products. These clinics will be led by podiatrists and Nike Training Club instructors to further educate individuals on how they can reach their potential as runners.

The registration for Nike’s We Run race will commence on Monday, October 8 2012 online through and also on-ground at selected retail stores.


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