Thursday, May 30, 2013

World Vision Run on June 23, 2013

"Run with us and see how much your kilometers can go a long way in helping more Filipino children" - a catchy liner encouraging runners to help in our own little ways. This is World Vision Run 2013, organized by none other than Runrio.

WHAT: World Vision Run 2013
WHEN: June 23, 2013 (Sunday)
WHERE: Bonifacio Global City, Taguig

World Vision Run 2013 Registration Fees and Gun Start Times
Online (May 21 onwards) -
In-store (May 30 onwards, 12nn to 8pm daily)
- Riovana BGC Branch
- Riovana Katipunan Branch
- Toby's Mall of Asia Branch
- Toby's SM North The Block Branch

Register at the registration centers and then keep the claim stub for the race kit claiming.

- June 21 and 22 (Friday and Saturday before the race)
- BGC (9th cor 26th open field)
No race kit claiming on race day

- Singlet
- Race bib
- D-tag
World Vision Run 2013 Singlet design
World Vision Run 2013 Singlet Size Chart
World Vision Run 2013 - Actual Singlet
Post-race inclusions:
- Loot bag with sponsor freebies and drinks
- Finisher medal for 21k finishers only

World Vision Run 2013 - 21k Finisher Medal
Race Maps:

Official Event Poster:
Run with Anne Curtis!

See you there! I'll be running 21k.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

adidas King Of The Road 2013: all in for your alma mater

2013 is the year of running for adidas.

Last February, adidas launched Energy Boost, a groundbreaking innovation in running footwear technology featuring superior cushioning that allows runners to store and unleash energy more efficiently with every stride.

To continue their efforts for all things running, adidas is back with its annual King of The Road (KOTR), one of the most anticipated races across Southeast Asia. This year, adidas is pushing the limits for KOTR to be even bigger than before as it opens a new category exclusively for students 25 years old and under.

The 10K Relay for Students is set specifically to encourage the youth to get into a healthy, active lifestyle and to give them a chance to represent their alma mater. Students need to team up in pairs – one male and one female – with each running 5K to complete the total 10K distance. Winners don’t just get individual cash prizes; they will also win prizes for their schools.

“adidas has always been an advocate of health and wellness through sports. The King of the Road is a testament to that fact,” said Jason Gervasio, Brand Communications and Sports Marketing Manager of adidas Philippines.

“The new School Championship category aims not only to promote fitness, but also to inspire teamwork and pride as students are given the chance to be ambassadors of their respective campuses.”

The adidas KOTR 2013 will be held on July 7, 2013 at Bonifacio Global City. Apart from the School Championship category, the race will include distances of 10K for the general public and 16.8K with Open and Closed categories. The Closed category is strictly for Filipinos while the Open category is for all nationalities.

The top male and female winners from the 16.8K Closed category will be hailed as the Philippines’ King and Queen of the Road and will represent the Philippines in the KOTR Southeast Asia Championship in Malaysia.

How to Join KOTR 2013

There are two ways to sign up for this year’s adidas King of the Road Philippines:

1. Visit and register online by filling up all the required fields (not available for 10KM Relay for Students). Online registration is open from May 2 to June 23, 2013.

2. Visit any of the seven (7) adidas KOTR 2013 registration sites in the following stores —adidas Greenbelt 3, adidas SM Mall of Asia, adidas SM Megamall, adidas Powerplant, adidas Trinoma, adidas Two Parkade (Bonifacio Global City), or Runnr at Bonifacio High Street. Onsite registration is open from May 2 to June 30, 2013.

Race fees are as follows: P1,300 for the 16.8K race; P1,100 for for the 10K regular race; and P800 for for the 10K students’ race. Runners signing up for the 10K students’ race will have to present vaild student IDs (must be valid until July 7, 2013) at the registration sites.

There is also a discount for runners that sign up in large groups. Participants who register with their friends and family at the same time at the registration site get the following discounts:
Group of 10 runners = Php100 off each
Group of 15 runners = Php150 off each
Group of 20 runners = Php200 off each

Supporting this year’s race are the sponsors Summit Water, 100 Plus, Sennheiser, EO Optical, adidas Bodycare, L Timestudio, and Century Tuna.

For more news, updates, and promos on adidas KOTR 2013, visit or follow the conversation with #kotrph2013.

Press Release: Skechers Launches Skechers GOrun 2

Skechers Launches Skechers GOrun2
Run Faster with a Mid-Foot Strike

Do you want to run faster, stronger, longer? If you’re a runner looking for ways to enhance your efficiency, speed and overall performance, try looking into your running technique and re-think your shoe choice.

Global footwear leader Skechers launched GOrun2, the sequel of the successful GOrun performance shoe. This updated shoe helps runners run faster with a mid-foot strike, allowing them to achieve their personal best time. 

Skechers GOrun2:  Designed for Speed
Skechers has gone the extra mile by helping runners transition to more efficient mid-foot strike running rather than heel striking through its GOrun series. Skechers GOrun running shoes features the M-Strike Technology. Inspired by barefoot running, the principles of minimalism encourages runners to run more naturally by positioning the body for an efficient mid-foot strike in order to run faster, stronger, and longer.

Deemed to be the next generation of serious minimal running shoes, GOrun2 boasts of its GOimpulse sensors which are found underneath the soles. These make the wearer more responsive in running in any surface type. The shoe is made of breathable four-way stretch mesh toe panels and custom fit insole for comfort. The added Resalyte midsole absorbs the impact to prevent injuries. 

Skechers GOrun2 features a minimal heel lift at 4mm to keep the foot in a nearly neutral position. The best part is its weight. GOrun2 is as lightweight as can be, allowing the wearer to run faster and more efficiently. Moreover, it comes in striking color combinations. 

Accolades from the Elites
Skechers GOrun ambassador, Olympian marathoner and America’s fastest marathon runner Meb Keflezighi attributes his success to his trusty performance shoes of choice.

“Skechers’ new performance shoes change the way I run for the better,” said the number one marathon runner in the United States. “I’ve been a heel runner my entire life, but I am now wearing Skechers to maximize the efficiency of my foot strike. My shoes are my most essential piece of equipment and right now, Skechers has the footwear I need to succeed,” added Keflezighi.

Filipino top age grouper tri-athlete Martin Lorenzo believes that it is crucial to look for the right lightweight shoe that promotes a mid-foot strike to avoid or lessen injuries and improve on speed and efficiency. He recounted his search for the perfect pair of running shoes to accompany him in his races. The tedious task ended when he found Skechers GOrun 2.

“I bought myself different pairs of shoes and tested each one. What came on top is the Skechers GOrun 2. It is well-designed, lightweight, very comfortable, and well-ventilated for our tropical climate. It exceeded my expectations on every count,” shared Lorenzo, a consistent podium finisher in his age category and a passionate athlete who races in local and international triathlons and marathons.

Lorenzo added that “Skechers GOrun2 makes a great transitional shoe for runners who are still heel striking.  Adopting the mid-foot strike is important for runners who want to improve on their running technique and speed.   With Skechers GOrun2, no matter how you force yourself to run heel strike, it forces you to land mid-foot for easier transition.”

Available in the following Skechers’ stores: Glorietta 2, TriNoma, SM Mall of Asia, Robinsons Galleria, SM North Edsa-The Annex, Robinsons Place Manila, Lucky Chinatown, Market! Market!, Festival Mall, SM Fairview, SM Dasmarinas, Marquee Mall, SM Pampanga, Ayala Center Cebu – Active Zone, Abreeza Mall Davao, Gaisano Mall of Davao, SM City Davao, and Centrio Mall Cagayan de Oro. 

For more information, log onto, visit Facebook page SkechersPhilippines or follow SkechersPH on Twitter. 

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Slimmerun 2013: What? No Water?!

It's normal for runners to complain if race events only offer water and not energy drinks. This time it's different. Slimmerun 2013 did not have any water on the hydration stations. Vitwater (that pink variant) was offered instead (take note: warm Vitwater). On a particularly hot summer day wherein runners are used to pouring cold water on their heads to lower their body temperature, it was tough for me to adjust to new hydration and water-less stations. To add insult to injury, when I asked one of the marshals manning the hydration station if there's any water available, I got the response "Tubig din po yan." I just continued running since I might regret what comes out next on my mouth. Haha!

Flashback a bit, I registered for Slimmerun since it's one of the only few races this May that offered 21k. RU2 is just around the corner and I needed mileage badly. I was hesitant because there's not much hype on this event, with very poor marketing and a very late publication of the race route. If you read comments on blogs and social media sites requesting for race information, zero response was received from the organizers.

Desperate for mileage, Slimmerun is a go. Plan is to complete 25k - pre-race of 4k and race 21k. I brought my hydration bottle with me just to be sure.

Met Sir Patrick Concepcion (a.k.a Runningshield) early at the parking area. He thought it was an early gun start.
Another confusing part of the race is its 21k route. Instead of the usual routes covering 21k straightforward, the Slimmerun has a section wherein you need to do a loop. It was weird, and mentally challenging - as you near the finish area, you need to take a u-turn and go back to Bonifacio High Street, then re-trace the path you took going to the finish line. Saw a lot of confused runners due to this and there might have been runners who made a shortcut accidentally if they missed the crucial turns.

The weird 21k race route
Some other race observations and feedback:
- Hydration station between the 14km-15km mark ran out of Vitwater at the early part of the race. It was a busy section of the route as all categories are passing by so Vitwater supply at that area should have been planned better. At this part, I just gave up on my attempt to even get a decent time on the race as I was afraid of getting dehydrated. I slowed down and alternated walks until the next hydration station which was another kilometer or two.
- Since there were really no announcements made by the organizers if there will be finisher medals, shirts or loot bags in store for runners, it was bit of a surprise when 21k runners were greeted at the finish line with a medal and a loot bag. I guess it's a plus (shrugs).
- From a runner I follow in Twitter: @jpnavarrete Slimmers is all biceps, and no brains. Worst run ever!
- From a runner friend Mark Labit: He posted a picture in Facebook with the following caption: "Expired freebie in a recently concluded fun run." A box of C-Lium Fiber in the loot bag had an expiration date of January 2012. Wow!

Almost at the finish!
Still managed to smile at the finish line.
With Ms Mars of Pinoyfitness

With barefoot runner Loyce
Well, I'm still thankful I was able to log 25 kilometers today. A pre-race 4km (28:24) and a disappointing 21km (2:09:02), totaling 25 kilometers (2:37:26).

Slimmer's World International and Slimmerun, you better shape up next year or else you're gonna lose more runners! (As if today's race had lots, hehe!)

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Throwback Thursday: Blogcons

So much fun to look back at old photos from bloggers' events. It all started December of 2011, when Mommy Vimz (a.k.a. Kulitrunner) invited me to the launch of Go Natural Run at Maxim's Hotel, Resorts World. Oh how my network in the running community expanded by getting to know these awesome bloggers! I'm just thankful and blessed to be part of this group!

December 13, 2011 - Go Natural Run
January 27, 2012 - Skechers Go Run 
February 11, 2012 - Unilab Run United Leg 1
February 22, 2012 - Fox International Channel Run
February 26, 2012 - RUNew
February 27, 2012 - Powerade ION4
March 29, 2012 - Thorlos Socks
April 18, 2012 - Salomon Meet and Greet with Iker Karrera
August 15, 2012 - Men's Health Urbanathlon
September 18, 2012 - Adobo Run After Dark
November 14, 2012 - Condura Skyway Marathon
January 17, 2013 - Unilab Run United Leg 1
March 19, 2013 - Amazing Pinoy Run
March 25, 2013 - NatGeo Earth Day Run
April 6, 2013 - Runrio Awards
April 14, 2013 - Enervon Activ Hydration Belt
April 26, 2013 - Vaseline Men and Xterra Mud Run
May 4, 2013 - Philippine Air Force Run
May 11, 2013 - Alaska World Milk Day Run

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Clean and Fresh After a Mud Run!

Participants of the Vaseline Men XTERRA Mud Run after getting muddied will surely be cleaned, refreshed and smell good because a refreshing shower with Vaseline products will be provided to everyone upon finishing the race. Interested in joining? Registration is still on-going until May 20 with fees: Php500 for 5k and Php800 for 10k. Visit or for more details.

For the Ceelin Kids of Run United 2!

Register your kids at Run United 2's 500m dash category! Kids get to enjoy at the Active Health Playground after the race.

For more details on RU2, please go to this link:

PTAAkbuhan Fun Trail Run on June 16, 2013

WHEN: June 16, 2013 (Sunday)
WHERE: Nuvali, Sta. Rosa
RACE ORGANIZER: Pep Squad Events

Registration Fee: Php 600 for all categories

Online Registration:

Onsite Registration:
- PTAA Secretariat Office: 12-1G EGI-Rufino Plaza, Taft cor. Sen Gil Puyat Avenue. Pasay City
- Pep Squad Office: 2F Raha Sulayman Building Benavidez St. Legaspi Village, Makati City
- Hemispheres Travel Corporation: G/F Unit 11 Paseo 3, Paseo de Santarosa, City of Santa Rosa, Laguna

Race Kit Inclusions: 
- Race bib with built-in timing chip
- Singlet
- Route Map

Special Awards:
For 1km with pet category:
a. Best Costume
b. Best Costume Duo ( pet and pet owner)

For Categories: 1k/3k/5k/10k
a. Youngest Runner
b. Oldest Runner
c. Biggest Delegation/ Group with the biggest registrants
d. Face of the event

Race Maps:

Registration Form:

Contact Information:
PTAA Secretariat Office:
(02) 552 0026-27 or 09069584133

Pep Squad Office:
(02) 804 2646-47

Hemispheres Travel Corporation:
(049) 554 1054 or (02) 440 2276 or (02) 401 7969

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Alaska World Milk Day Run on June 9, 2013

To celebrate World Milk Day, Alaska Milk is partnering up with Sunrise Events, Inc. to organize the Alaska World Milk Day Run, to continue increase people awareness of milk as a global food central to health and well-being across the globe.

WHAT: Alaska World Milk Day Run
WHEN: June 9, 2013 (Sunday)
WHERE: Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
RACE CATEGORIES: 3KM | 3KM Family* | 5KM | 10KM
RACE ORGANIZER: Sunrise Events, Inc.
* For 3KM Family category — family members should cross the finish line at the same time.
Alaska World Milk Day Run Assembly and Gun Times
Online Registration - from May 8 to June 2, 2013
Onsite Registration - from May 11 to June 7, 2013, 11AM to 8PM daily
- G/F Glorietta 3 (in front of Zara, beside Mercury Drug)

Registration Center at G/F Glorietta 3
Alaska World Milk Day Run Bib Color Assignments and Registration Fees
- 3KM - Child and Adult (Child Age on December 31, 2013 must be up to 12 years only)
- 3KM Family - 4 members (2 Adult and 2 Children – Child Age on December 31, 2013 must be up to 12 years only)
- 5KM - 8 years old and above
- 10KM - 15 years old and above

Child participant must present a copy of NSO Birth Certificate and / or Passport with Parents Consent for those running as individual.

- Singlet
- Race Bib with timing device
- Race Map

Alaska World Milk Day Run Singlet Design
Actual Singlet
For inquiries, email secretariat at