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!


2017 Run United Exceed: Breeding A New Generation Of Half-Marathoners

run-united-exceed2017 marks another huge milestone for ActiveHealth as it challenges the runners to Exceed themselves in a more defined and all-exclusive half marathon distance through the Run United Exceed co-presented by Tag Heuer happening on 2 April 2017, at BGC. Run United Exceed aims to breed a new generation of half marathoners who are able to finish the race within 2 hours and 30 minutes. A moving cut off banner will be deployed along the route to keep all participants reminded of the target finish time.

Run United Exceed
2 April 2017, 3am

Registration Fee: Php1,350.00
Cut-Off Time: 2 hours 30 minutes

What’s with the 2 hour 30 minute cut-off? What’s in it for the runners?

Pusuan mo to, bes!

  • Exclusive medal for sub230 finishers!
  • FREE UNDER ARMOUR shoes to the first 15 medal finishers with a negative split.
  • Discounted privileges from partner merchants and a Run United Exceed Kit inclusive of race shirt, event shirt and other items for all participants.
  • Guaranteed slots to Angkor Wat International Marathon or Angkor Wat International Half Marathon for two (2) lucky finishers!

Sub230 Finisher’s Medal:

Run United Exceed Sub230 Finisher's Medal

Run United Exceed Sub230 Finisher’s Medal

Run United Exceed Race Shirt:

Run United Exceed Race Shirt

Run United Exceed Race Shirt

With Tag Heur as co-presenter, the race puts up a challenge for all finishers to shatter their perception of time and go against their greatest enemy – themselves.

“We want to build a new generation of athletes whose objective is not to just to finish, but to EXCEED,” shared Mr. Lester Castillo, Brand Manager of ActiveHealth.

ActiveHealth Complete Nutrition System

ActiveHealth Complete Nutrition System

For more information about Run United Exceed, ActiveHealth and ActiveHealth Community App, please visit http://www.activehealth.ph and stay connected through facebook.com/UnilabActiveHealth and twitter.com/ulactivehealth.

ActiveHealth Community App (AHC) is now available in Google Play and iOS.

See you on race day!

Make A Sub2 Finish At Pinoy Fitness 21K Challenge

pf-21k-challengeRunners always find ways to improve themselves – be it in their speed, distance that they run and even going into multisport. I’ve known quite a lot of runners who prefer to run half-marathons. Is running the same distance over and over boring and does not make a runner more efficient? The answer is a no. There are various ways a runner can do to make running half-marathons more challenging, more fun and more exciting. And one way to do that is by simply beating your previous personal best.

To further help the runners push themselves, Pinoyfitness is bringing back the PF 21K Challenge! Are you ready?

Pinoyfitness 21K Challenge
13 November 2016, 4am
SM MOA Complex

Registration Details:

Race Category Registration Fee Gun Start Inclusions
21k Sub2XU Php1,400.00 4:30am Singlet, race bib, Finisher’s Shirt, Finisher’s Jacket and Qualifying Medal
Sub2.30 Php1,000.00 4:35am Singlet, race bib, Qualifying Medal
Sub3 Php900.00 4:40am


How To Register:
Online: www.pinoyfitness.com

2XU Performance Center, Level 2 Glorietta 3
Runnr: Trinoma, BHS and ATC
Toby’s Sports: Shangri-La Mall EDSA, SM Mall of Asia

Team Competition: Form a group of five (all male, all female or mixed).

Singlet: pf-21k-challenge-singlet

Medals: Top 300 finishers in each category will get a gold medal. pf-21k-challenge-2016-medals

Finisher’s Shirt: PF 21K Challenge Finisher's Shirt

Finisher’s Jacket: pf-21k-challenge-finisher-jacket

Run your fastest half-marathon and help Chosen Children’s Village Foundation.

2016 Sofitel Manila Half-Marathon

What does it take to make a difference in the lives of the children? Government and private organisations have put up institutions that support and provide health care, education, livelihood and other basic necessities for countless underprivileged individuals and families in various locations in the country.

One of these notable organisations is the Virlanie Foundation. Founded by French social worker Dominique Lemay, the Virlanie Foundation houses street children and impoverished families in the metro. Through the foundation, these children were given proper care and are able to go to school. Some of them have already finished a college degree and are giving back to the community by supporting the foundation. There are livelihood programs that Virlanie provide to the families who are under its care.

Such selflessness by Mr. Lemay has gone a long way, and even radiates to each one of us. It is in this aspect that Sofitel Philippine Plaza partnered with top running organiser Runrio, Inc. to stage a yearly Sofitel Manila Half-marathon, which is is now on its third year. What’s in it for us? And as runners, we can do our share by registering for the event. The proceeds of the race will benefit the children and their families under the Virlanie Foundation.

2016 Sofitel Manila Half-Marathon
21 August 2016, 3am
CCP Open Field, Pasay City

Registration Details:

Race Category Registration Fee Gun Start Inclusions
21k Php950.00 4:00am Bib, timing tag, singlet, finisher’s shirt and medal,
and loot bag
10k Php850.00 4:40am Bib, timing tag, singlet and loot bag
5k Php750.00 5:00am


How to Register:
Online: On going until August 7
Log on to www.sofitelmanilahalfmarathon.com

In-Store: July 13 to August 14

  • Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila, 9am to 5pm
  • Runner, 12nn – 8pm
  • Timex Megamall, 12nn – 8pm
  • Toby’s SM MOA, 12nn – 8pm


2016 Sofitel Manila Half-marathon actual singlet.

2016 Sofitel Manila Half-marathon actual singlet.

Finisher Shirt:

Medal: 21k Route:

10k Route:
5k Route:

For this race, Runrio introduces pacers for the following 21k target finish times:

1:50 2:10 2:30
2:00 2:20

So, if you’re looking at making a new PR, join the Sofitel Manila Half-marathon, and make a difference in the lives of the street children that they may become better individuals for the good of their community.

Coming from Coach Rio dela Cruz, “We hope to continue engaging runners to join events like the Sofitel Manila Half-Marathon that not only is a hub for both amateur and professional runners but also serves a noble purpose – to make a difference in the lives of the children of Manila through the Virlanie Foundation.”

I am inviting everyone to once again join me in this worthy cause and let’s all do our share in helping others just don’t sleep on their dreams but making their dreams a reality.

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