The Great UP Run Kickstarts The 2019 UAAP Season


UP Diliman Academic Oval is a home to many runners. It was the rendezvous and the training ground for newbies, the not so newbies and the elites. Running clinics are held here and so were some running events. And it’s where I ran my first 15km race.

As University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) Season is just around the corner, NoWhereToGoButUP Foundation is inviting all runners and running enthusiasts to its inaugural racing event The Great UP Run, which will be held on August 11, 2019, at UP Diliman campus.

Race Details:

Category Registration Fees Assembly Time Gun Start Time Cut Off Time
21k Php1,100.00 3:30pm 4:30pm 4hrs
(8:30pm)
10k Php800.00 3:45pm 4:45pm 2hrs
(6:45pm)
5k Php700.00 4:00pm 5:00pm 1hr
(6:00pm)
3k Php600.00 4:00pm 5:05pm 1hr
(6:05pm)

The Great UP Run Singlet

Online Registration will be available until July 29, 2019. Log on to The Great UP Run.

In-Store Registration will start on July 23 to August 10, and on Race day. Head over to any of the registration sites:

OLYMPIC VILLAGE
Trinoma
Fairview
Terraces
Market
Market
Alabang Town Center

UP DILIMAN
College of Human Kinetics

As this is a sundown race, all participants are encouraged to adhere to the scheduled Assembly and Gun Start times, as mandatory cut – off times will be observed. Roads that form part of the race route will be partially closed during the duration of the race and will be re-opened after the set cut – off time for each category.

The Great UP Run Finisher’s Shirt and Medal

The Great UP Run Draw String Bag

A concert featuring homegrown UP artists awaits everyone, so don’t go home just yet after the race. Enjoy the UP ambiance with your friends and family, and running mates, and jam the night away.

Top winners for each category will also receive awards from the organisers and its sponsors.

The Great UP Run is part of NoWhereToGoButUP’s thrust of supporting the varsity teams of the University of the Philippines. Proceeds from the race fees will go to the UP Athletes through the NoWhereToGoButUP Foundation.

For more race details, visit https://www.runrio.com/race/the-great-up-run or RUNRIO Facebook page.

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
BGC

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

Onsite:
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.
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