The Coco Unity Run


We all want to help out in any way we can, no matter how small. And the good thing I like about running and fun runs is that there are charitable causes that we can support by simply registering for a race.

This year, Cocolife, Cocogen and UCPB bring another running event that aims to gather elite runners and running enthusiasts for the benefit of Cocolife Foundation and Operation Smile Philippines.

Coco Unity Run
9 February 2020
CCP Complex, Pasay City

Registration Details:

Race Categories

Registration Fee Assembly Time

Gun Start

10K

Php900.00 4:00am 5:00am

5K

Php800.00

5:05am

3K

Php700.00

5:10am

1K Php500.00

5:15am

Online registration is ongoing at www.goorahna.com, and will run until February 3, 2020.

In-store registration starts on January 3 until February 3, 2020, at the following stores:
Garmin North EDSA
Garmin Glorietta 5
Garmin Uptown Mall BGC
Garmin Alabang Town Center
Garmin Mall of Asia

Coco Unity Run Singlet:
Coco Unity Run Medal:
Coco Unity Run Finisher Shirt:
Registered participants will also get this really cool drawstring bag and tumbler.
Help bring back the smile to individuals who have cleft lip and cleft palate. Join the Coco Unity Run!

Enjoy the race and have fun!

Time To Gear Up For 7-Eleven Run 2019


It’s been a couple of years since my last race before I temporarily went on hiatus (which I think most of you are aware of, and even helped in various ways. So, thank you!). Coincidentally, that last race was the 7-Eleven Run 2017. And now, I’m blogging about this upcoming race.

The race is happening simultaneously on February 3, 2018, in three venues. In Luzon, the race will be held at the Filinvest City, Alabang. The Visayas leg will see runners gather at Cebu Business Park. Runners from the southern part of the country will converge at SM City Davao.

This year’s race challenges runners with the new race category – the 32k category. I so missed running this distance in sub-3. A 500m distance will cater to our kiddie participants. There’s also a 10k Buddy Run, and for those who trained for longer distances, there’s a marathon category for you. My last race was also 42k. Anyway, whichever distance you have registered in to participate, this year’s event promises a bigger, better and more exciting race for all.

“The 7-Eleven Run Series is one of the most anticipated marathons in our country today,” said Jose Victor Paterno, President and CEO of Philippine Seven Corporation. “We listened to our runners and added new distances like the 32K which will serve as an entry point or trial run for 42K.”

7-Eleven, in it’s continuing support to Filipino athletes will award the overall top 18 Filipino winners in 21K, 32K, and 42K categories with cash prizes and medals, plus a chance to join an international marathon in Asia, all expenses paid. Just so you know, last year’s winners of the 21K and 42K races from 7-Eleven Run Series 2018 were sent to Jeju, South Korea to compete at the 23rd Jeju International Tourism Marathon Festival where they dominated the top spots in their respective race categories.

To further encourage the spirit of competition, 7-Eleven will be giving away a bonus cash prize to the top Filipino runner who can beat the Philippine record for the 42K category. The record setter will get to take home P500,000 in cash.

The race categories are as follows:
● 500M kids
● 3K
● 5K
● 5K Buddy
● 10K & 10K Buddy
● 16K
● 21K
● 32K (new race category)
● 42K

The race in Davao will only have 9 categories (all except 500M).

Registration is now open until January 15, 2019.

Be sure to visit the official website at https://run711.com/ and follow its Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/run711 for more information about the race.

Sharing with you my story about the 7-Eleven Run 2017.

Gear up and rock the road!

Run For The Angels: Truly Worth It


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Took my Soleus running watch and Helo healthband at the Run for the Angels. Photo credit: Camp Big Falcon

It’s not very often that I get to join a race outside of Metro Manila, even if it’s just a hour’s drive or two away. And when I get the chance, I would certainly go for it. Just like the Run for the Angels at Vista Mall Sta. Rosa.

I arrived early for the 4am trip at the Buendia terminal for south-bound buses, which will drop me off at Sta. Rosa Exit to make in time for the 5:50am gun start. But it’s been half an hour since the 4am trip should’ve have left. Each minute ticked away and it felt like forever. A quarter before 5, the first bus loaded the passengers according to the number of seats available. Considering the 1 hour travel time from Manila to Sta. Rosa, I will definitely be late for the 5:50am gun start. So I boarded the bus even if it means I had to stand.

When I reached the venue after a 15-minute trike ride, the final category (3K) has just made its 10-second countdown. When Tita Margot Tipon of Active Pinas handed me my 5-mile bib, I hurriedly changed into my running clothes. I was literally the last runner to leave start line!

With so much adrenaline pumping through my system, I was at my top speed after the second kilometre, running past 2-mile and 5-mile runners, and some of the 10-mile runners even. I had to admit that the race route was unexplored inside an exclusive village. The streets were lined up with towering trees, greens and a lot of fresh cool air filling in my lungs with each breath, which helped me with a better VO2 max.

We 5-milers went through another iron-gated village, which was purposely opened just for this race and I was awed with amazement at the landscaping – more pine trees and even more towering old trees! It felt like I was running in the outskirts of the city. It was serene. It was peaceful. It was invigorating.

Whilst the race was a green race, Active Pinas with the support of some running groups, provided for the hydration of the participants in various spots along the course.

I was running relentlessly that I realised I was running a bit too fast, only to be caught up in the traffic less than 200 metres away from the finish line. I crossed the finish line at about 6:58am. And based on my calculation, since I was 18 minutes late, I completed my 5-mile race in about 40 minutes.

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The now grown up Josh (left) helping out the finish line marshals with hydration.

As most of my friends are in the corporate world just like me, races are a great way to catch up with them. And it’s also great to see how much Joshua Tipon has grown up! After finishing his 3.2 kilometre race, Josh was seen helping out the the hydration at the finish line. I learned that Dave Tipon was with his classmates so I didn’t see him at all. It was also an opportunity to see Tita Margot after a long time as I don’t get to see her as compared to Eric whom I get to meet in running events.

During the awarding, three members of the Ayala Triads – Criselda del Rosario (5-mi second place), Rhina Sison and Seanna Swift (10-mi third and first place, respectively) made it to the podium!

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Ayala Triads contingent at the Run for the Angels, together with podium finishers Criselda, Rhina and Seannah. #ProudToBeTriads

The race was nothing short of fun. I absolutely enjoyed every mile of it as I seldom get to see such refreshing race route. Unfortunately, I didn’t take photos as I don’t usually bring my phone with me.

The race venue was great as Vista Mall allowed the use of its spacious washrooms for us runners to change into our fresh clothes. Also, fastfood chains in the vicinity served our post-race meals. And nearby, there’s a van terminal bound for Manila, which was very convenient for commuters.

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With Active Pinas’s Eric and Tita Margot. Thank you for a great experience!

Even though I had to run late for the race, still it was all worth my time and effort. I was compensated by the new and unforgettable experience yet again. Something that may be not duplicated by other races. And the BEST thing about the race is that, the runners have extended more happiness to the beneficiaries of the event, an orphanage in Silang, Cavite.

Thank you, Active Pinas and Congratulations for a successful race!
Did I say I’m looking forward to more races with you?!

Super Heroes Run: Manila


TV5 Superheroes Run: ManilaAs kids, we all dreamed and wished to become at some point in our lives, a superhero. Because we want to protect ourselves from being bullied, we want to protect and save the people we love and care for. These aspirations stemmed out from what we’ve watch on the telly and in the movies.

As we come of age, we realised that to be a superhero does not necessarily mean to have superpowers. All you need is a caring heart and the passion to help. And these all live within ourselves.

TV5 is inviting the superhero in you to join TV5 Superheroes RUn: Manila happening on 25 February 2017. And with every registration, a portion will be donated to the Alagang Kapatid Foundation (AKFI).

TV5 Superheroes Run: Manila
25 February 2016, 3am
Block 16 SM MOA Open Grounds

Registration Details: TV5 Superheroes Run:Manila
Hurry up as slots are limited!

  • 16k – 400 slots
  • 10k – 600 slots
  • 5k – 850 slots
  • 200m – 150 slots

How to Register:
Registration runs until 15 February

Online: Log on to www.superherorun.d5.studio

In Store:
Chris Sports Branches

  • Glorietta SM Mall of Asia
  • SM North EDSA SM City BF
  • SM Megamall Market Market

Finisher Medals:TV5 Superheroes Run:Manila

Finisher Shirt:TV5 Superheroes Run:Manila200m Kids Goodies:

TV5 Superheroes Run: Manila goodies for 200m kid finishers.

TV5 Superheroes Run: Manila goodies for 200m kid finishers.

Race Route 16K:TV5 Superheroes Run: Manila 16k race route
Race Route 10K:TV5 Superheroes Run: Manila 10k race route

Race Route 5K:TV5 Superheroes Run: Manila 5k race route

See you all at the race!
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