Pinoyfitness 10K Sub1 Challenge Year 5

Pinoyfitness 10K Sub1 Challenge Race shirt, finisher shirt and medal.

Pinoyfitness 10K Sub1 Challenge Race shirt, finisher shirt and medal.

On its fifth year, Pinoyfitness puts up one more a challenge for the runners to take – the Pinoyfitness 10K Sub1 Challenge. As the name implies, the race is all-exclusive to 10k race distance only. To cater to different fitness levels of the runners, there are three waves that they choose to join in – “Planet Sports Wave”, “GNC Wave”, and “Walker Wave”, released separately.

Whilst online registration is still ongoing, runners can head on to on-ground registration sites.

Pinoyfitness 10K Sub1 Challenge
26 March 2017
SM MOA by the Bay
Gun start (TBA)

Online Registration: ongoing until 28 February

On-ground Registration: ongoing until 19 March
Visit the following stores:

1. Planet Sports

  • Glorietta
  • UP Town Center

*Enjoy the exclusive 20% discount on New Balance, K-Swiss, Arena, Adidas, Nike and Asics)

2. GNC Stores

  • SM Mall of Asia
  • Trinoma
  • SM Megamall
  • Alabang Town Center

*Get a Gold Card and avail of the 20% discount on all products valid within the year.

3. New Balance BHS


To reward the runners for their hardwork, Top 3 Male and Female in each wave will win exciting surprises from the race organiser and sponsors.

More exclusive surprises await the dominating Top 3 Male and Female of the race,


Pinoyfitness Kasama Run

Sino ang kasama mong tumakbo? (Whom are you running with?) This is a very common question that we all get to ask all the time.

When I started running and was fairly new in the community, I barely new anyone. I would go to the racing event by myself and leave as soon as the event is done. It was through where I got the privilege to know and interact with a few runners. I soon found myself having a good laugh at the start and finish line, at the race venue and during the runs with most of them. I no longer run on my own.

As people find various ways and means to stay healthy and live an active lifestyle, running became a major hit. People enjoy running with their friends and their families. With the emergence of various running groups and teams, running has evolved into a social fitness party. And so,the Pinoyfitness Kasama Run was conceptualised.The idea is not to focus much on the PR but rather on having a fun time running in groups. How to join? Check out the race details below.

Pinoyfitness Kasama Run
14 August 2016
Blue Bay Walk, Pasay City

Registration Details:

Race Category Registration Fee Gun Start Inclusions
16k Php900.00 TBA Race bib with RFID, single, Medal and Finisher shirt
Special Sub1 10k Php850.00 TBA Race bib with RFID, single and Kasama Run Medal.
Runners who finish within 1 hour get a PF Sub1 Medal
10k Php800.00 TBA Race bib with RFID, singlet and medal
5k Php700.00 TBA
3k Php600.00 TBA


How to Register:
Online: Until June 30
Log on to
Get a personalised race bib and bag tag, guaranteed singlet size and a chance to win raffle items.

In-Store: June 30 to July 31
Register online, print the form and pay the registration fee at the following stores:


  • BGC
  • Alabang Town Center
  • Trinoma

Toby’s Sports

  • SM MOA
  • Shangri-La
  • Glorietta

Singlet: PF Kasama Run Singlet

This is the exciting part. The medals that finishers will get have a special print on the back, which is one part of the six-piece puzzle. See image below.

The first six finishers who have completed the medal puzzle will win gift packs from race sponsor.

Finisher Shirt: PF Kasama Run Finisher Shirt

Bag Tag:

Sino ang kasama mong tatakbo?

A Look Back at 2015: The Partnerships

The year has been a roller coaster ride. And at times, the ride can be so bumpy. The tough challenge of going up could sometimes seem unbearable. But with a little push, hard work and a lot of faith, you get to the top. The thrilling feeling of reaching the top is indescribable and overwhelming. Like a roller coaster, the ride goes down. The feeling of being at your lowest could be so damn hard and difficult. And sometimes, there’s just no one to turn to. But it is at this point that life gives us not just one reason to look at a brighter side. Unlike the roller coaster that once the ride goes down it comes to an end, our life doesn’t. The journey continues because there are simply too many reasons to love life and be happy about it.

With so many things that have transpired in the last 365 days, these are the highlights of my 2015 as a runner and as a blogger.


The year kicked off really well. First, I got signed up as one of the brand ambassadors for Lightwater. Whilst it’s not one of those celebrity endorsement kind of thing, it helped boost my confidence. Being an almost anonymous face in the running community, the brand has taken notice of me. Lightwater provided support during my out of town ultramarathons with my running team. I would wake up to Lightwater and Vitamin Boost being delivered to my doorstep. And during races where Lightwater is the hydration partner, I would eventually see myself at the booth handing out bottles of Lightwater and Vitamin Boost to the finishers. Thank you, Ma’am Nhorie, Ma’am Lea and Ma’am Maila!


It was also during the first quarter of the year that I got involved in an online project for Skin Philosophie. After the program ended, Skin Philosophie and I continued the partnership promoting affordable luxury for skin treatments. Thanks to Dr. Kyla Talens and all the staff, Ma’am Grace Talens and Tito Mario. Thank you, Ma’am Janette Toral and Ma’am Sherlane.


Being one of the Pinoyfitness “originals”, I didn’t have any second thoughts about saying yes when Jeff Lo asked me to be one of the running ambassadors for the brand. Joining several other ambassadors, running has never been this fun! My running buddy and I even made the top 5 in a buddy run, which won us some grocery items and GCs. With Pinoyfitness, I no longer run alone. Thanks for sending over the singlets and for the race kits, too!


Wearing Soleus was just a wish when I got into running. And this wish became a reality when Ma’am Judith Staples invited me to brand’s event launch. I felt so honoured to to wear the brand’s shirt and the Soleus GPS Fly running watch. One thing I love about the Soleus Team is that they’re more than being my friends, they’re a family!

It was truly an honour and a privilege to be on the frontline for your brands. Thank you so much!

A Run with the Class of Clans

Nailed a supposedly 10-miler this morning. But based on Soleus GPS Fly, the distance is 1 kilometre short. Nonetheless, the event started with an easy breezy feeling. It’s not uncommon to spot a lot of familiar faces at the race venue, and along the route. While running along Roxas Blvd., a continuous gust of cold wind was blowing from Manila Bay, the rain clouds hovering us.

Though quite a simple and familiar route, it never occurred to me that it was an easy one. A couple of fly-overs along the route, which the runners had to take on not only once, but twice, was always a challenge for me. But since I have since loved the uphills, I faced these portions of the route head on.

Coming back from the turn around point, it’s always a delight exchanging goodlucks, smiles, salutes and cheers with fellow runners. And despite having minor pain on both calves, which I felt would aggravate into muscle cramps, I kept on telling myself that it’s all about mind over body. A running philosophy that I learned from one of my mentors, Coach Mherlz Lumagbas. And when necessary, I stopped by the hydration station, took a sip and pour some on my head and on face to feel more energised. But with all due respect to the race organiser, for a such race distance, there was an ample amount of hydration station properly scattered along the route. There were even stations that had bananas!

Crossing the finish line has always been the best part of every race that I participated in. Even I have been racing for a good number of times, there’s no other kind of feeling each time I ran past the finish line arch. I know that I’m not an elite runner nor a seasoned runner, but I always feel good whenever I receive the finisher’s medal.

And to cap off the race, small catch ups with friends at the race venue is priceless. I had the chance to hang out with my fellow Pinoyfitness running ambassadors Joric Gonzales, Ja Antenor and Ryan Moral. And how can I afford to miss my Soleus family? Though I’m not part of the team, Ma’am Judith Staples and everyone at Soleus had always treated me like one of them.

And what better way to finally conclude the race? Meeting the Team TriGear kids and their parents at the Luneta Park on my way home.

What the race may have lacked in terms of the distance was compensated by how the race was organised. Personally, it was rather well-organised. It was festive. It was fun. More importantly, it was one for keeps.

Great to see you all, lads at the race! Hope you all had a great time. Congratulations!


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