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Earth Run 2011 Goes Nationwide

Not all races have legs, but this year's Earth run will have three legs to boot. Now on it's 3rd year, Solar Entertainment Network's fun run will be much bigger and better as it will be held in three major Philippine venues: Metro Manila, Cebu, and Davao. Divided between the networks three banner channels, ETC, 2nd Avenue and Jack TV, now runners and nature lovers from around the country can come together and run for a good cause.

For the 3rd consecutive year, Earth Run has chosen Greenpeace Philippines as its beneficiary.

Metro Manila Leg Race:
Event Name: 2nd Avenue's Earth Run 2011
Date and Assembly Time: August 28, 2011 (Sunday), 4:00 AM
Venue: Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
Distance, Registration Fee, and Gunstart:
     3k - Php 600.00 - 5:40AM
     5k - Php 600.00 - 5:35AM
     10k - Php 600.00 - 5:20AM
     21k - Php 650.00 - 5:15AM
Registration Venues:
     R.O.X. - Bonifacio High Street
     Chris Sports - Glorietta 3, SM City North Annex, SM Megamall
     Online Registration - Runner'sRunner
Registration Period: July 10, 2011 to August 21, 2011 (You may download the registration form here)

Upon registration, participants will receive race kits that will include a timing chip, official race shirt, race bib belt and race details.

Finisher's Entitlement: special Earth Run sling bag, finisher’s certificate and sponsor giveaways, medals to 21k race finishers.

Trophies will also be given to the Top 3 male and female finishers of each distance category courtesy of Cherifer Premium Capsule.

Singlet Design

Race map (click image to download higher resolution)

Other Earth run leg schedules
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Camp Run: Train, Race, Serve

The Camp Run Series is composed of several running events happening throughout the year at Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City. The series will feature a military or boot camp theme, a unique race format, and a novel route for the runners. It will also be tailored to encourage continuous participation rather than competitiveness, and will ultimately be developed to become a nationwide program or template.

The races will have 5 kilometers and 10 kilometers distances. Participants can expect race grounds that are not only secure, but smog and smoke-free as the events will be held inside Camp Aguinaldo which has less traffic movement than the regular thoroughfares and roads of usual running routes. Aside from needed facilities such as ample water stations and accurate kilometer and directional markings, the Camp Run events will also provide free training clinics and a designated family and finishers' activity area.

             The routes inside Camp Aguinaldo

In order to encourage participants to attend all events of the Camp Run Series, eXtribe also created the "VeteRan" system. This system will recognize runners who went to all of the races under the Camp Run series, and they will receive a special race bib, event shirt, and a commemorative dog tag and medal. Runners can also use the series as preparatory training for the Subic International Marathon, which will be held early 2012.
  • The various partner foundations that will benefit from the Camp Run Series are the following: Adopt-A-School Program of DepEd
  • E-media Project of ABS-CBN Foundation
  • HERO Foundation Inc.
  • 57-75 Movement: Reverse the Education Crisis (a beneficiary of the iamninoy-iamcory runners)
Event Name: CAMP RUN Train/Race/Serve
Date: August 20, 2011 (Saturday)
Venue: Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City
Assembly Time: 5:00PM
Race Start: 5:30PM

REGISTRATION: (Pre-event: Runners will receive Technical Shirt and race packs upon registration)
Distance and Registration Fees:
     5K - Php 400.00
     10K - Php 600.00
Registration Date: from July 20 to August 18, 2011
Registration Outlets:
  • Chris Sports SM Megamall
  • Chris Sports SM MOA
  • Chris Sports SM City Annex
  • Chris Sports Glorietta 3
  • Chris Sports Market! Market!
In partnership with Discovery Suites, Businessworld, Total Fitness Magazine, Pinoy Fitness, OneSport, DOLE, Nova Multigrain Cookies, Aero Med, Nathan, ROX and Chris Sports. eXtribe’s campaign will not just be anchored on a single event, but will be sustained throughout the year with the lined up series of races.

10k and 5k Route Maps

T-Shirt Design
To know more about the event visit or call eXtribe office at (02) 438-9021 / (02) 439-3007.
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NBA Fit-Air 21 Run 2011

Everybody loves basketball, and almost everyone is now becoming hooked-up with running. Combine these two and you'll get another kind of multisport event -- a Run-ballthon perhaps? But no, the NBA Fit-Air21 run will not let you play basketball and run afterwards or vice versa.

NBA FIT is the league's global comprehensive health and wellness program that encourages physical activity and healthy living for children and families through programs and events. The program for this year has started on July 25, and will end by August 7, 2011 with their NBA Fit-Air21 Fun Run. The two-week program aims to educate individuals and families on the physical, mental and emotional benefits of healthy living, as well as motivating and inspiring kids and adults to live healthier lives through a variety of events and activities.

This year is their second annual NBA Fit fun run in the country, and is being presented by Air21 and co-organized by NBA and RunRio. Approximately 6,000 runners are expected to participate in the event.

Read more about the race details below.

What: NBA Fit presented by Air21 Fun Run 2011
When: August 7, 2011
Where: 7th Ave., Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
Distance, Registration Fees and Gunstart:
     3K - Php 400.00 - 5:50 AM
     5K - Php 500.00 - 5:40 AM
     10K - Php 500.00 - 5:20 AM
     21K - Php 600.00 - 5:00 AM
Registration Date:
     Online registration - July 14 – August 02
     In-store registration - July 16 - August 04

A centralized three-day singlet claiming activity will be held on August 4, 5 and 6 at the NBA Fit – Air21 Activity Area which will be at the space covered by the corners of 7th Avenue, 28th Avenue, 9th Avenue and 26th Avenue of the Bonifacio Global City.

Registration Venues:
*RUNNR Store - Bldg. B3, Bonifacio High Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
*Toby’s Arena - Shangri-La Plaza Mall, Shaw Blvd., EDSA
*Planet Sports – 2F Glorietta 3, Makati City  
*Planet Sports – 2nd level, Trinoma cor. North EDSA, Quezon City
*The Athlete’s Foot – Alabang Town Center, Muntinlupa City
*The Athlete’s Foot – 3F Robinsons Galleria, Ortigas Pasig City

Race Singlet

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There's a New Runner Surfing In The Clouds

It's Green, it's black, it's on the clouds -- and it's the ON CloudSurfer.

Friday, July 22 2011, I have been one of the privileged to see it first-hand (or foot) and try it ON to feel the cloud-like effect when it's ON our feet. I treaded the shoe at the middle-isle of Chris Sports' store in Megamall like it was just a lane of race track in Ultra. And being so used to race flats and barefoot shoes, the CloudSurfer feels so different for my feet, every step makes me feel like I'm floating as the shoe gives me a bounce-back-like propulsion effect from it's CloudTec™ technology system.

What makes this possible is the 13 highly functional cushioning element: A piece of circular rubber, which absorbs both the vertical and the horizontal impact. As the foot hits the ground with forward momentum, the CloudTec™ element folds back, effectively allowing the foot to glide to a softer halt. After landing, the element is compressed by the weight of the runner, locks together and is fully firm for the push-off.

It's time to Put It On
I raced with it just a while ago at the 2011 RunFest for 16K distance, and another 3K at the 2011 Rexona run (gotta hit two races in one go). I wasn't able to get a good warm-up before the race, but my muscles did not tighten even though I made a wrong immediate tempo-pace at the beginning of the race. Oh and yeah, I wasn't even able to break-it in aside from the almost 6 hours of roaming last Saturday at the Mall of Asia.

More of my personal review about this shoe soon, so keep posted.

The line of shoe products of ON (CloudRunner and CloudSurfer) will be out in the Philippine market at Chris Sports on the 1st week of September, 2011. Watch out for it!

The ON CloudSurfer shoe specs (Men / Women):


- 3D air-mesh enables optimal air-intake and cooling
- Liner mesh with smart foam adapts to foot for high comfort
- Heel strap in nylon webbing with reflective accent provides easy entry
- Reflective heel-cap ensures night visibility
- Perforated Nubuck PU gives resistance and stability
- Alternative lace allows for color-customization


- Pressed EVA provides optimal comfort for footbed
- Integrated Transition Bridge (ITB) supports natural gait with the right amount of flex
- “Flight-Control-Pad” on insole stimulates foot proprioception for quicker reflexes


- 13 CloudTec™ elements provide 3D cushioning and interlock for a firm push-off
- CloudTec™ rubber compound features high durability- and rebound-charcteristics
- Diamond-Slip-Pattern provides grip on and off the road

Available colors


Special Thanks to:
Ms. Arleen Lindo - Chris Sports Marketing Manager
Jeman Villanueva - Orange Magazine TV
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The Day When I Tapped-Out From the Saints

I could still remember some of those magnificent moments last year whenever I triumph over the saints, each time the saints praised me (I think), and even one-time when I almost looked-down on those saints, bearing in my mind that "it's just a saint (street), but I'm a runner". Gaining victory at the peak of those saints has always been challenging but fulfilling to me as well. It was during those striding moments against the saints that I get to reminisce and relive my College running and training days in Baguio.

I'm talking about the famous hills-training ground of aNR Ortigas-Pearl -- the St. Paul and St. Martin streets in Pasig. And yes, I also trained from those roads together with the other members of aNR Ortigas 1st season lead by Luis Arcangel (hey, long time no see) and Drew Llanes.

With Team Life before the race
Last Sunday, July 17 2011, Pocari Sweat, organized by PepSquad Events, gave their participants a new and exciting route beginning at the Frontera Verde in Tiendesitas, Ortigas. Thereon, the runners had a one of their joyous and challenging 10K route being able to take-on a down-up-down-up race through the hills of St. Martin, St. Paul, and Julia Vargas in Pasig. It was the highlight of the 10K race course after-all that even Ms. Tia of PepSquad wanted to join the race if not for her duty to make this race successful for the runners.

My lack of regular training (is that an excuse?) has kept me this time from conquering these steep inclines of our training ground. Although, as with my previous races, it helps having to make some runner among the participants as your target goal. And this time, it was Reylynne (a TBR batchmate) whom I targeted to chase for. Our gap however did not even close to a meter throughout the route, and if I could accurately estimate, I only got to chase her while going down from St. Martin at a gap of only 3-4 meters. The going-up part has become so challenging to me that I tapped-out in the middle, choosing to walk twice during the ascent on these two hill-climbing roads. Although I gave these roads the honor for busting our lungs during those aNR sessions, this time I did not gave the glory back to these saints 'coz each time I reach their peak, it made me decide that I would still be coming back and re-train... hopefully soon!

Towards the Finish Line. Thanks to Greentennial Photos
The race turned out successful, with the presence of Jasmine Curtis - Pocari Sweat's product model and endorser, the runners had their wonderful smiles and photo-op with her (and so do I). ;)

The Marshals all over the route have managed very well the traffic of vehicles and runners. Hydration was of course, not just ample but more than enough of Pocari and water. Finisher's shirt was also given to all, and some more Pocari Sweat.

Race Profile:
Distance: 10 km.
Official Time: 0:52:45
Official Ranking: 15th out of 249 overall category Finishers

Race Info:
When: July 17, 2011.
Where: Frontera Verde, Tiendesitas, Ortigas
Event: Pocari, Sweat, Run 2011

You may download the race results here or from PepSquad's website.

with Ms. Tia of PepSquad Events
Chocolate and Milk equals new flavor of Pocari ;)
More photos can also be viewed from IT Runner's fanpage.
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A Family Day Fun Run - Race It Up

This race has been re-scheduled from July 30, 2011 to October 22, 2011. Registration period is extended until October 20, 2011 at the registration outlets indicated below.

Here's a new race this coming 30th of July on the 22nd of October (a Saturday) not just for you but for your entire family and Kiddos as well. Race It Up, a fund-raising event for the benefit of the social programs of Caritas Manila, will fire up your lungs and burn those calories away with their distances ranging from 3K, 5K, and 10K, and a 300-m dash for your cute little kids.

Read on for more details:

What: Race It Up 2011
When: October 22, 2011, 5:00 AM
Where: 26th Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
Race Distance and Registration Fees:
     300-m dash (for ages 5-12 kids) - Php 100.00; Free for Kiddos Members
     3K - Php 350.00
     5K - Php 450.00
     10K - Php 550.00

Registration Centers:
  • Cablelink Offices in Parañaque, Las Piñas, Muntinlupa, Taguig, Pasay, Quezon City, Imus/Bacoor
  • Selected Bayad Center Outlets
  • R.O.X - BHS, BGC, Taguig
Singlet Design:


Race Map (click the image to download larger size):

Kid's 300-m dash
3K Race Route
5K Race Route
10K Race Route

Download Registration Forms:
Adult Registration Form
Kid's Registration Form

Lucky commenter will get one (1) FREE RACE KIT! ;)
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Takbo Para sa Japan

University of the Philippines Center for International Studies and UP Anime Manga Enthusiasts, UP Red Cross Youth and UP Philippines Japan Friendship Club proudly present:

TAKBO PARA SA JAPAN. A fundraising event on July 23, 2011 (Philippine-Japan Friendship Day) at the UP Diliman Academic Oval.


Takbo para sa Japan is a fund-raising project of the UP Center for International Studies in partnership with the University of Philippines Anime Manga Enthusiasts (UP AME), the University of the Philippines Red Cross Youth (UP RCY), and the University of the Philippines Philippine-Japan Friendship Club (UP Tomo-Kai). It is part of the UPCIS' GAMBARE, NIHON! J Campaign project, a series of events to help the victims of the March 11, 2011 earthquake, tsunami and nuclear accident in Japan.

TPSJ is our contribution to the UP System's "Earthquake-Tsunami Sympathy Activities" in response to UP President Alfredo Pascual's call to “mobilize its constituents, especially those who have benefited from studies in universities and other institutions of higher learning in Japan, to pool resources to contribute to efforts to help those who deserve assistance."

Proceeds from the event will be donated to Japan Red Cross through the "Japan Omimai Bokin" set-up by the UP System with the UP Foundation.

Where: The University of the Philippines Academic Oval
Time: Walk-in Registration starts at 6:00 AM
Registration Fees:
Php 200.00 - 1st 2.2K, additional Php 200.00 for succeeding 2.2K distances.

Or avail of the following package:

     a) A pledge of 500 PHP entitles the runner to 3 laps (6.6 kms) around the oval, along with the race kit as well as a complimentary singlet.

     b) A pledge of 700 PHP entitles the runner to 5 laps (11 kms) around the oval, along with the race kit and the complimentary singlet.

For participating Organizations:

     a) Pre-registration of a minimum of twenty (20) runners.

     b) A minimum of 4000 PHP worth of pledges on or before July 19, 2011 to be submitted to the CIS office or to any of the event contact persons. (Failure to do so will result to the dropping of the organization from the official event list.)

Online Registration:

For more information, you may contact the following:

Eggy: 0906-382-1833
Tiff: 0917-803-8433
Allan: 0927-824-5407

In cooperation with: Manila Bulletin | Japan International Cooperation Agency | Pocari Sweat | Manila Shinbun | Rx 93.1

Special Thanks to: Japan Foundation Manila | Liwayway Food Corp. | Coca-Cola Bottlers Company | Avida Land Corporation | Crazy Katsu | Orange Segment | Bigmate

Org Partner/s: UP Industrial Engineering Club

Please visit also their Facebook's Fanpage or Takbo Para sa Japan's website at
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Gearing Up and Some Running Tips

Running races aren’t always about your speed or passing through the finish line, it goes beyond your physical abilities. Races are a great way to motivate yourself to get fit and can also be a platform for personal breakthroughs. Running makes you test your limits, but also makes you able to believe in yourself by taking control.

The race is not the only thing that is important. The preparation and training involved leading up to the race can prove even more exhilarating than the race itself. Many may not know how important it is to be ready on race day. With only a few months to go until the King of the Road race on October 23, most runners participating in the race are getting physically prepared to run the 5k, 16.8k and 21k course. You have to put a lot of thought into a lot of things – whether it’d be getting the proper running gear, eating a nourishing diet, and do so much more. Surely, nobody wants to cross the finish line exhausted and in pain.

Here are a few tips that can get you closer to being crowned as this year’s King of the Road.

Do your homework. A lot, or even just a teeny-tiny amount of research can help. Look at the route of the map and get a feel of what you will be getting yourself into. You can also look at the terrain to see the downhills, uphills, ridges, etc that can make an impact on your running performance. At least when you have an idea of where these spots are, you’ll be able to have a good indication of where the course gets tough.

Get the perfect shoe. There are all types of great running gear to get you through training. The first thing you’ll need is a new pair of running shoes. Without a good pair, you can expect lots of pains in your legs and lower back. When buying the right shoe, keep ventilation, cushioning and comfort in mind. Ask help from the sales associate about various choices today.

Carbs, carbs, and more carbs. Carbohydrates are the most common source of energy, so when preparing for a run, you really have to load up on the carbs. If you’re one of those people on a low-carb diet, you better stop now. The best sources of carbohydrates are fruits, sweets, soft drinks, bread, pasta, potatoes, rice, and cereals.

Never underestimate stretching. Most of the time, beginning runners finish a run and find themselves tight and sore, sometimes even resulting to a running injury. A 15-minute stretch after every run makes all the difference. The soreness is lessened, muscle flexibility is increased, strides are longer, and long term injury is prevented.

Listen to your body. A common error many runners make is underestimating the effort involved when training. When unprepared, you risk exposing your body to some serious running injuries. It is essential to listen to your body, slowly upping the mileage and adopting a method in which you alternate tough, thorough workout with rest or some soft, easy workouts, giving your body a lot of time to recover.

Remember, even after reading all these tips, you still have to prepare yourself mentally in finishing a personal breakthrough such as this.

Held in five countries across the region, the adidas KOTR will culminate in an ultimate championship race in its first ever host country, the Philippines, making it the ultimate race destination in Asia on October 23, at the Bonifacio Global City.

Check out this link and the Adidas KOTR 2011 FAQ for more details about this upcoming event. Other training tips from Adidas itself may also be found here.
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RunRio Trilogy Leg 2 - Run United 2

For the fans of RunRio Trilogy and who's been eagerly waiting for the announcement of its Leg 2, RunRio and Unilab is happy to announce that the 2nd leg will be coming on the 21st of August 2011, and will be touted as Run United 2. This gives us the idea that Unilab is still the race's major partner, but in addition, each race legs are also named to the category Sponsors as you will see below.

The online and in-store registration period will span from July 11, 2011 up to August 7, 2011, and late registration will only be from August 8 to 14, 2011 at selected in-store venues. Those who opt to register online will have their race kits delivered starting on July 16, 2011.

More information at the succeeding details and images below:

What: RunRio Trilogy 2011 Leg 2
When: August 21, 2011
Where: BGC, Taguig City
Race Categories and Registration Fees:
     *500-m kids Ceelin Dash - Php 250.00
     3K RunRio Run - Php 500.00
     5K Globe Tattoo Run - Php 600.00
     10K Kaspersky Run - Php 600.00
     21K Powerade Run - Php 750.00
*500-m is open to 5-12 years old. Parent / Guardian must be present during registration.

Singlet Design

21K Finisher's Shirt Design

AmEx -RunRio Timing Card

  • Runrio Sports/Timing Card Holders will enjoy, for the first week of registration, a PRIORITY LANE registration wherein all holders when they arrive at the centers, will be assisted prior to non-holders.
  • Runrio Sports/Timing Card Holders by way of their registration to the Rexona Run 2011, will no longer be issued another card upon registration to this event.
  • For in-store registration, please bring your Runrio Sports Card when registering and present this to the Runrio Registration Staff who will ask for your preferred race category and singlet size. Your other details will be accessed by the staff through your card. This facilitates FASTER registration processing since this eliminates encoding of other important details.
  • For online registration, you will need to write you Runrio Sports Card number on the card number field for your details to be automatically reflected. Aside from you card number, the only other information you will have to input is your preferred race category and singlet size.
  • Registration may end earlier than announced deadline therefore, race kits may run out before August 14, 2011.
  • A valid ID must be presented upon registration. For group registration, a photocopy of any valid ID must be presented by the representative.
  • Singlet size availability will be on a first come first served basis.
  • A timing device will be used by all participants during the race.
  • Finisher’s kits will be given upon finishing the race.
  • For questions, please contact (CALL ONLY) any of the following RunRio hotline numbers (10am – 6pm, Monday to Friday CALL ONLY): 0915-782-7126 / 0927-399-0043
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