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4th Camaya Coast Aquathlon & Trail Run 2012

This is the off-road version of the fast-growing sport of aquathlon (run-swin-run) and the off-road version of the ever-popular sport of running. No paved roads. No air pollution. Single-track trail.Fine beach sand. Waterfalls. Streams. Close to nature. Great panoramic views. Visit for a preview of the event venue.

What: 4th Camaya Coast Aquathlon & Trail Run 2012

When: 21 April 2012 28 April 2012 Saturday, 5:00AM

Where: Camaya Coast, Mariveles, Bataan

Distance and Registration Fees: (until 30 March 2012 15th April 2012)

    Aquathlon – Individual (3.5km trail & beach run, 1.5km ocean swim, 3.5km trail & beach run): Php2,000 per multi-sport athlete

    Aquathlon – Relay (2-member team – runner and swimmer, same distance as Aquathlon): Php3,900 per team

    Mini Aquathlon (1 km beach run, 500m swim, 1 km trail run): Php2,000 per multi-sport athlete

    Adventure Trail Run (10km trail & beach run): Php2,000 per trail runner

    Extreme Trail Run (10km trail & beach run): Php2,000 per trail runner

Participants are entitled to:

  • Ferry ride from PICC Manila to race site, and back (only 1.5 hours leisurely ride)

  • Eco singlet (from recycled PET bottles)

  • Sumptuous post-race lunch

  • Use of pool and ocean facilities, etc.

  • Entertainment while on ferry

Event Schedule:

4:00AM     Assembly at PICC, Manila Ferry Station

5:00AM     Departure of ferry from PICC

6:30AM     Arrival at Camaya Coast

8:00AM     Start of Races (mass start)

11:00AM     Lunch courtesy of Camaya Coast developers

12:00NN - 4:00PM     Free time (sun bathing, massage, banana boat, kayak, swimming pool, volleyball, etc.)

4:00PM - 7:30PM     Awarding / Party

8:00PM     Leave Camaya Coast

9:30PM     Arrival of ferry at PICC Manila

How to Register:

Deposit entry fee at BDO savings account number 1470047754 of Ramon Marchan

Email scanned or photographed deposit slip to with the following info:

  • Race name: CAMAYA COAST

  • Race category (Aqua ind, Aqua relay, Mini aqua, Adv Trail or X-Trail)

  • Full name (s)

  • Gender

  • Birth date

  • Mobile number

  • Singlet size

Friends and family members of participants may join the ferry ride and lunch for a fee of P1800 per person, on first-come first-served basis. Participants may email names and ages on pre-registration. Only paid participants are confirmed.

Participants’ Categories and Awards:

Medals and valuable prizes will be awarded to top finishers of the various categories.

Aquathlon: Top 3 Overall, Male & Female

     Top 3 Male Age Groups: 18-29 years old, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60&over

     Top 3 Female Age Groups: 18-29 years old, 30-39, 40 &over

     Top 3 Relay Teams

Mini Aquathlon: Top 3 Overall, Male & Female

Adventure Trail Run: Top 3 Overall, Male & Female

Extreme Trail Run: Top 3 Overall, Male & Female

*All finishers will receive an event running singlet, and will be qualified for raffle prizes.

Event Host: Earth & Shore Leisure Communities Corp and Earthfield Development Corp - developers of the Camaya Coast

Event Organizer: Triathlon Association of the Philippines (TRAP) and Philippine Skyrunning Association (PSA)


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I Ran With A Monster

Barely one month ago (January 28-29 2012), I had an incredible chance to personally witness the battle between the less than 100 courageous Ultramarathoners on their way from Mariveles, Bataan to Capas, Tarlac. Together with some members of the Six:30 Running Group (Hendy, Allan, Imee, Jenny), we were set to support our co-teammate Ronnel Go "Kampuger" (also a co-member at Team Ungas) in his quest for the 2nd BDM 160's Silver buckle.

A day before the long-awaited event though, I have to be transferred as a Support crew and Pacer to another teammate from Team Ungas - Graciano Santos, more commonly known as "Totoy" (Alamat ng Samat) who only have but one Support crew (Joen Soriao also from Team Ungas) and a Driver (Mang Nando - Kuya Totoy's long-time Friend). Since I don't know how Kuya Totoy wants to carry out his race and support plan, I was feeling nervous -- afraid that I might not be able to take good care of him during the race, or won't be an effective support crew specially that it is my first time to be such. For Kampuger, we have already planned ahead about it and took note some of those things a week before.

Team Kampuger
We arrived at km.0 around 3:30 in the wee hours, the air still filling-up with some morning dew coupled with the cold breeze of Mariveles. There were already some runners waiting for the assembly, and in just a few minutes more, the area was already busy with the runners and their own support members. After a while, I've finally met Kuya Totoy, Joen and Mang Nando who has also been his driver since his first BDM. I asked them how are we going to carry out the logistical support during the race, and they told me to just give Kuya Totoy what he would require since the logistics are already complete at the van. It was advantageous for me as I wouldn't be memorizing a set of "guide to Ultramarathon support 101".

There was only a short program to start off the race, it was solemn at the same time with fear and excitements lashing through the atmosphere. A prayer was offered for the fallen heroes, the success of the event, and for the runners' safety as well. The American, Filipino, and Japanese National anthems were vigorously sung before the gun-start was fired at 5AM.

Mang Nando and Joen at Km. 7
Our first support station was at kilometer 7, the same initial support stop for Kampuger. Since the route was all uphill, we've thought that Kuya Totoy would reserve his pace and only arrive around 45 minutes after. But lo, four of them (Juny Rex Carreon, Kuya Totoy, and two other runners) arrived at the 7th kilometer at just between 35-37 minutes. Them monsters arrived early at a speed that is only my 10k race pace on a flat road.

Next stop was at intervals of every 2 to 3 kilometers and sometimes every 1 to 1.5 kilometers depending on how Kuya Totoy feels his need to re-fuel. On most of these support stops, he would only linger for around 30 to 180 seconds maximum. There's really no wasted time for him for leisure stops. At times, he would also let us proceed to the next kilometer station when he still doesn't need anything. Once in a while, his legs would cramp out and when he needed a muscle rub (pronounced "masa rap"), Joen would not hesitate to massage Kuya Totoy's legs and Kuya Totoy's... (*wink). In the middle of the day, the absence of the sun's heat and the slight drizzle kept the surroundings and the runners temperature down.

Joen applying muscle rub
Boiled egg, bread, soft cookies, iodized salt/salt capsules, water, soft drinks, sports and energy drinks - these are what comprises his meal and fuel for the entire day. For lunch, he just ate half rice and a piece of Jollibee's burger steak. The small amount of food he's taking in made me wonder if it could sustain him longer, at the same time, I know for sure that eating for fulfillment would just make him bloat and make it hard for him to run. The energy drinks and flavored-coffee in-can were only consumed in the late afternoon and in the evening to keep himself awake. His dinner was just a bite of barbeque while we were in between kilometers 99 to 100.

At km. 102 checkpoint, most of the runners and support crews stopped to take some moment to relax, take photos, greet other fellow participants and re-charge. I was thinking that Kuya Totoy would also take some 15-30 minutes break to regain his strength and take a power nap. But as soon as he changed his clothes and shoes, off he zoomed-out towards the route. Nagmamadali! I haven't even noticed if he ate some food, what we all know is that he almost got lost because he was hurrying and forgot that he should turn right towards the main road.

The highlight of Kuya Totoy's struggle came not until he reached around the 108th kilometer where he started feeling weak and struggling to keep himself awake. The blister pains on his foot also has already put him on one of his greatest pain. At this time, he no longer took any of the caffeinated drinks as he might get irregular palpitations due to the combined stress and fatigue on his body as well as on his mind. At kilometer 109, we decided to start pacing him after all of us finished munching our dinner along the side of McArthur Highway in San Fernando, Pampanga.

The plan was for me and Joen to alternately pace Kuya Totoy every 10 kilometers until we reach the finish line between 3 to 5AM. I got the first turn and we first walked along McArthur Highway while giving ourselves time to digest our dinner. Along the way, just to keep ourselves busy, we talked about random topics from technology, events, rumors, and ladies? I can't remember that last subject. But despite those stories to keep us awake, the food and coffee that Kuya Totoy has to consume, his energy just kept on going down to zero. I adviced him a couple times to take a 5 or 10-minutes nap just for him to regain some of his strength but he refuses as he might fall asleep longer and concerned that his body might cool down and lost its momentum.

At one of those long roads with lots of blinking lights and ladies on a "swimsuit" (in the middle of the night?) popping-out on the establishments' entrance door, we stopped at a balut vendor to give ourselves some quick protein fill. But since Kuya Totoy is still feeling sleepy, Joen and Mang Nando decided to have a short coffee-break at a mini-24hours convenience store. After a good 10 minutes break, off we go again for another journey of Kuya Totoy's battle with the blister pains, tired legs and muscles, sleep-headedness and the never-ending boring distance.

Then finally, while we were in the middle of crossing at a junction road, Kuya Totoy just suddenly stopped, bent and holding down his knees, closed his eyes, and words came out from his mouth: "inaantok na talaga ako!" Immediately I grabbed him towards the sidewalk, assisted him at a Jollibee building's post and told him to take his power-nap while I lookout for him. The street was so noisy with roaring trucks but all of those noise was a haze to Kuya Totoy as his eyes voluntarily and forcibly closed making his head vow down to exhaustion. When our support van arrived, Kuya Totoy tried to get his head up but his sleepiness can't help him get up so he continued to fall asleep. Checking at my watch, we already covered 16km for more than 3 hours of walking the entire distance. I then also took a nap inside the van while Joen looks out for Kuya Totoy at the Jollibee post.

When I woke up, Joen already took his turn to pace Kuya Totoy and they were already covering the distance. It was again my turn to support and I just realized that it was more hectic this time since there're now two runners that I have to be concerned of and only one of me as a support crew. But Mang Nando who still haven't slept since the gun-start also helped me in helping Kuya Totoy and Joen. I asked Mang Nando if he hasn't felt sleepy yet and he said he would sometimes try to take a nap but his worry for his friend Kuya Totoy won't make him fall asleep. He's taking great concern that at Kuya Totoy's performance, he might still be running until the mid-day of Sunday. He was also somewhat mad that Kuya Totoy has already spent most of his energy during the Taklang Damulag event a few weeks before this BDM race.

After Kuya Totoy and Joen covered another 10km distance at km.135, I asked Joen that I would like to take my turn to pace but Joen, still full with energy insisted to still extend a few more distance. Next stop was at km.137 in Bamban where Kuya Totoy have to change shoes and re-check his burning blisters on his foot. I was surprised at his toes seeing it already turned white. I can't imagine how painful it was! Good thing is I have with me a strapping bandage, bad thing is, I don't know the proper way to apply it on blistered toes, most especially to someone else's foot. But then we have to minimize the pain and further damage on his blisters so I bandaged it while thinking about the principle behind the saying "to put yourself on someone else's shoe"! Well, that was really helpful ;)

23 kilometers remaining and the time was already past 4AM. Kuya Totoy's finish during his BDM160 debut was only 22:07:30 hours while this time we are already going more than 24 hours. Gladly, his energy and determination came back and his adrenalin was like re-fueled from the start. He asked us how many have passed him since he fell asleep at the sidewalk, and to our estimate, he was already at the 25th place. He straightfully said he would catch up to them and although it was already my turn to pace him, he decided that he would lead the pace. I was not hesitant as I know he wouldn't be able to run faster than my fast pace as he still hasn't fully recovered all his strength yet after the more than 23 hours of never-ending run that he already did. But then I was wrong! He was like a "Super-Saiyan" who got defeated and took a seed of magic beans.

The first runner that we came to was partners KB and Mish who strongly passed by from us at km.137. I thought Kuya Totoy would just keep his pace constant, but as we passed through KB's way, he sprinted out as if he has just ran to a gun-start from hell! And then he would quietly smile knowing that he was able to get back a few hundred meter distance. This same strategy of his kept on as we pass-by other runners. He was just like playing tag! I got tired and exhausted just by pacing Kuya Totoy who already ran more than 80% of the total BDM160 distance while I was only running with him for the last 23km. As we reached the gate of Camp O'Donnell, it was really inviting to turn left and take the cut for finish line, but there was still 10km remaining which was more challenging as the route was uphill - a 5km up, and the same 5km down before finally turning right at the gate towards the finish line at the BDM tower. The ascending route was still no exception for Kuya Totoy as he would still turn berserk with interval sprinting whenever he feels like it. The pacing duty became an unexpected LSD/speed/interval training for me (the only training I had for my Mt. Ugo PSA Akyathlon). So when we finally reached Camp O'Donnell's gate towards the monument, all the hard efforts that we did already took a toll on me. Both my legs cramped a few meters ahead of the flagpole. Seeing Kuya Totoy still have some energy to spend, I told him to just go ahead and so he sprinted the remaining distance towards the finish line while I stayed at the side limped-walking my way for a good rest. What kind of monster he is!

With the turn of this BDM160 event, the cruel distance, the suffering and struggles of the participants, my mind closed the idea of joining a crazy Ultramarathon distance of 100-miles or not even close to 50-miles. And witnessing the feat of those Warrior runners never even helped to instill some thoughts on me to someday, also, be such a crazy-foolish-brave-idiot to run such distance. I already ran a 50km. (walked and jogged) -- the shortest Ultramarathon distance, but 100-km and beyond? Nah! Just let me be one of your support crew and I'll gladly accept it. So to all the brave Ultramarathon warriors, I salute you! Heads up and Congratulations to everyone!

Team Totoy
Special thanks to Joen for not making it hard for me to learn and for being kind to a noob support crew, to Kampuger and Kuya Totoy for giving me the chance to witness this one-of-a-kind journey in running - Ultrarunning that is, and to Team Ungas - congratulations to each of you who finished or even braved this great race! Hindi ko kayo kayang tularan at hinding-hindi talaga ako gagaya, sapat na sa akin ang maging support crew nyo! =)

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2012 Globe Run For Home Cebu

What: 2012 Globe Run For Home Cebu

When: 25 March 2012 (Sunday), 4:30AM

Where: Cebu International Convention Center

Beneficiaries (Runners may choose his own beneficiary upon registration):

  • Cebu Biodiversity Conservation Foundation

  • Gawad Kalinga

  • Habitat for Humanity

  • Philippine Tarsier Foundation

You may also opt to donate by texting:

DONATE <space> AMOUNT <space> MPIN <space> <CEBUBIO>

DONATE <space> AMOUNT <space> MPIN <space> <GK>

DONATE <space> AMOUNT <space> MPIN <space> <HABITAT>

DONATE <space> AMOUNT <space> MPIN <space> <TARSIER>

then send to 2882

Distance and Registration Fees:

    21K – Php 700.00

    15K – Php 600.00

    10K – Php 500.00

    5K – Php 400.00

    3K – Php 300.00

Registration includes the following:

Singlet (sizes will be subject to availability)

Timing chip

Race Bib Number

Finishers medal for 21km

*Run in your best costume & win roundtrip tickets to any domestic destination via Airphil Express.

Registration Centers (February 1, 2012 to March 16, 2012):

Online at Globe Run for Home 2012

1st level, Paseo Ciudad, Ayala Center, Cebu

*Runner’s kit will be delivered to the specified address of online registrants on or before March 23, 2012. Online registration is recommended for participants who are based outside Cebu. Delivery fee will be charged on top of the registration fee.

Route Map:

For more information, visit: Globe Run For Home website.
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Kick The Habit 2

Stop smoking and start running.

This has been the advocacy of the Kick the Habit fun run since it started in November 14, 2010 at the Newport City in Pasay wherein Department of Health’s Dr. Eric Tayag, celebrities Arnel Ignacio and Bearwin Meily led 1,200 anti- smoking advocates and running enthusiasts in the first-ever anti-smoking campaign thru running.

With the success in its first staging, Ronald de los Reyes - one of Kick The Habit's pioneering members who believes in the project as a healthy alternative to smoking and continued with the campaign despite inevitable odds is now joined by a bigger Core Group who envisions this as a continuing program and advocacy for future generations.

Kick The Habit Celebrity Advocates

This time around, non- smoking advocates, lead by actor/director Cesar Montano, stage actress/ singer Jamie Rivera, PBA/NBA star player Billy Ray Bates, actor /host Alvin Anson, actress/singer/endorser Roxanne Barcelo, dancer/ singer Young JV, social enterpreneur, Jay Lizarondo, lay missionary, Clarke Nebrao, actor and TV personality Victor Aliwalas, businessman Alven Torres, multiple car racer winner Alvin Ng, model Ariane Esperas, celebrity endorser Lana Roi, songwriter Jojo Toledo and civic club officer Ely Fenger in cooperation with the Pasig and Mandaluyong City government, Philippine Sports Commission, MMDA, Healthway Medical, Chris Sports and GWorld Inc., have joined efforts in putting up the 2nd “Kick the Habit Campaign: Run & Love a Healthy Lifestyle” on February 26, 2012 5:00a.m. at the ULTRA, Pasig City.

What: 2012 Kick The Habit - A Year Long Health and Anti-Smoking Campaign

When: 26 Feb 2012 5:00AM, Sunday

Where: Philippine Sports Complex (Ultra)

Beneficiary: Helping Overcome Poverty Thru Education (HOP- E Foundation)

Distance and Registration Fees:

     1k, 3k, 5k, 10k

     Php 150.00 - Student (any category)

     Php 500.00 - without Running Clinics (any category)

     Php 1,000.00 - with Running Clinics and Health Seminars (any category)

Registration Centers:

Healthway and Chris Sports Stores in Metro Manila

Race Route:

Other activities the Kick the Habit team has lined up are concerts, health seminars, running clinics and various events in Visayas, Mindanao and overseas.

Interested parties can register at any Healthway Medical Clinics and Chris Sports stores within Metro Manila.

For more information, contact GWorld Inc. at 719-0184, 215-0512 or email: and Visions in Action Enterprises, 740-7074 or email:
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Exercise Makes You Smarter

by Dr. Gabe Mirkin, M.D.

Image from OlderWithGadgets
People who exercise regularly are far less likely to suffer dementia and had less than half the risk of death during the 17-year study period, compared to those who do not exercise (Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, February, 2012).

Researchers followed 45,000 men and 15,000 women, ages 20 to 88 years, in the United States for an average of 17 years. Six times as many people in the low fitness group suffered from dementia, compared to those who exercised regularly. While deaths in the United States associated with heart disease, breast cancer and stroke have declined in recent years, deaths related to dementia and Alzheimer's disease rose 46 percent between 2002 and 2006.

Another exciting study, from Japan, shows that many of the benefits that exercise provides to muscles are also provided to your brain (The Journal of Physiology. February, 2012;590(Pt 3):607-16).

THE STUDY: Adult male rats exercised to exhaustion at moderate intensity on a treadmill. Glycogen, sugar stored in muscles, was depleted by 82-90 percent. One day later, the rats' muscles could store 43-46 percent more than they could originally. In a like manner, brain glycogen levels decreased by 50-64 percent with exhaustive exercise, and were able to store

29-63 percent more on the next day. The greater the depletion of sugar in muscles and brain, the greater the ability to store more sugar after the rats were fed. The brain filled with sugar before the muscles did and after four weeks of training, the rats' brains could store significantly more glycogen.

EXPLANATION: Sugar is the most efficient source of energy for your muscles during intense exercise. Sugar is the most efficient source of energy for your brain ALL the time. When you exercise regularly, you increase the ability of your muscles to store sugar so you can move faster and longer. This study suggests that exercise also increases the energy supply to your brain, which will help you to think and reason better.
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Pilipinas Mt. Ugo Akyathlon Race Result

Congratulations to the winners and participants of the PILIPINAS AKYATHLON®: The Philippine International SKYRACE™ last 18 February 2012 at Mt. Ugo, Itogon, Benguet, Philippines.

Additional info:

  • 5th placer overall is 16-year-old Josiah Ballagan, beating seasoned trail runners Marcelo Bautista and Joel Bengtay.

  • Sen Pia Cayetano placed 2nd in her age group.

  • Mt Everest summiter Leo Oracion finished 40th overall (111 official entries, 99 starters)

Next year's Akyathlon will be on 09 February 2013, Saturday. Registration officially starts on 01 Augusts 2012, but you can pre-register by emailing your name, birth date, mobile number and email address to

Limited slots will only be allocated as follows:

50 - foreign and expat Skyrunners

50 - local runners (from CAR - Cordilleras)

120 - non-CAR Filipino Skyrunners.

Race Results:

Overall Race Result

Winners List

Kenyans Rule First Pilipinas Akyathlon
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Vaseline-Men XTerra Off-Road TriAthlon Series

The Philippines is one of the world’s best destinations for triathlons. Its rugged terrain, picturesque sceneries and crystalline waters never fail to challenge even the most hardened triathlete. It’s no wonder that world-class triathlons are staged in the country, foremost of which is the Vaseline Men XTERRA Off-Road Triathlon Series.

Presented by Vaseline Men the leading and fastest growing men’s skin care brand with a comprehensive product range (including facial wash, moisturizer, lotion and body wash), and organized by Sunrise Events, Inc., the event is comprised of three legs, Pang Rave Run, XTERRA Weekend and Putik Pare. Each activity promises to deliver a challenging yet enjoyable experience for all seasoned triathletes.

But what exactly is XTERRA? The XTERRA story began some 16 years ago in Maui, Hawaii. Formerly called Aquaterra, it consisted of an open-ocean swim, a mountain bike race, and a trail run. It represented a bold new racing format that attracted outdoor enthusiasts, mostly mountain bikers and triathletes. The mountain bikers brought their laid-back style and bold self-assurance. The triathletes brought their hard-core training and avid dedication. They soon discovered a common spirit and attitude that pulled them together. For as different as they are, neither could resist the challenges and thrills that this new multisport offered.

Needless to say, it quickly gained a huge following as participants enjoyed the chill of fresh ocean waves, biking with exquisite views and the thrill of running on pure adrenaline. These are but some of the factors that make XTERRA truly captivating and exciting.

Even more remarkable is that now, triathletes will get a chance to stamp their mark against the world’s best, thanks to Vaseline Men XTERRA Off-Road Triathlon Series. That’s because the XTERRA Weekend Triathlon and Trail Run in Cebu (March 17 – 18) are qualifiers to the XTERRA Off-Road Triathlon World Championship in Maui, Hawaii in October and the XTERRA Trail Run World Championship in Oahu, Hawaii in December. The Philippines has 35 slots to both World Championships.

It is indeed amazing that Filipinos now get to showcase their triathlon skills in the world’s premiere off-road triathlon series. Today, XTERRA manages a 60-race global series, with championship events held in Saipan, New Zealand, South Africa, the Czech Republic, Italy, Austria, Brazil, Japan, Spain and Germany. Top-ranking athletes from these national championships are invited to compete at the XTERRA World Championship with athletes who qualified in the U.S. series. One of the famous personalities who successfully competed in the XTERRA World Championship is seven-time Tour De France champion Lance Armstrong. Aside from being the preeminent triathlon event, XTERRA also helps preserve and protect race venues, and provides educational opportunities for at-risk youth.

If you’re up for a world-class triathlon experience, take up the challenge of the Vaseline Men XTERRA Off-Road Triathlon Series. To know more, log on to or visit You can also go to our partner stores, RUNNR and ROX for more details.

The Vaseline Men XTERRA Off-Road Triathlon Series is also sponsored by Alaska, Timex, Gatorade, Summit Water, David Salon, LBC, AirPhil Express, Prudential Guarantee, 2XU, Dusit Thani Manila and media partners The Philippine Star, Multisport, SBR and Studio 23. Host venues for this year are Timberland, Antipolo and Amara in Liloan Cebu.

Top age groupers in the XTERRA Philippines Championship will vie for 35 slots in the XTERRA World Championships in Hawaii.

Traverse challenging terrain in the mountain bike leg.

It’s you versus the elements at the Vaseline Men XTERRA Off-Road Triathlon Series. 
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Multi-hues Come Together in Rainbow Run

It was indeed a very colorful run to the finish as participants of “Rainbow Run” trooped to Venice Piazza in McKinley Hill some in quirky outfits of tulle, feathers, fishnet stockings and fairy wings while others in classic running gear – all in sync with the event’s celebration of equality and individuality.

Organized by LADLAD Partylist and Pep Squad Events, the race aims to support the “Anti-Discrimination Bill” initially filed in Congress over ten years ago but has yet to be enacted. Moreover, both bodies wanted to ride on the “running high” that’s sweeping the nation with a concept that’s never been done before. True enough, the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community did not disappoint by making their presence felt and so did the “straights”… families, friends and running enthusiasts who shun bigotry by pounding the pavement on that beautiful Sunday morning.

“We’re overwhelmed with the turnout and the acceptance”, smiles Ladlad Chair, Bemz Benedito “Truly everyone ran with open hearts and open minds”.

Rainbow Run is supported by Reebok, Diadora, Pocari Sweat, Hidden Spring Mineral Water, Nova Bar, Goody, ROX, Topshot Studio, Soyami Chips and Health Today Magazine.
Check out some event photos below:

Fairest of 'em all

Fairy Princess

I Heart U

Pink Ballerina

Run Together

Running in heels

Strike a Pose

Undead & Running

Winged Abs

The Proposal
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RunRio Trilogy 2012 - Leg 1 (Run United 1)

What: Run United 1

When: 04 March 2012, Sunday (5:00AM)

Where: SM Mall of Asia (21k gun-start at Riovana, 28th St., BGC, Taguig)


Gawad Kalusugan (the health program of Gawad Kalinga) and Hero Foundation

Distance and Registration Fees:

     500m (Ceelin Run) - Php 350.00

     3k - Php 600.00

     5k (Dolfenal Run) - Php 700.00

     10k (Enervon Run) - Php 800.00

     21k (Enervon HP Run) - Php 900.00

*Get 10% discount for series registration (RU1, RU2 and RU3)

*21K participants gets finishers medal and shirt

Registration Centers: (30Jan2012 - 26Feb2012)

  • Riovana Store Katipunan

  • Riovana Store BGC

  • Toby’s Mall of Asia

  • The Athlete’s Foot Galleria

Pre-race give-away: Bib Holder
Singlet Design:

Singlet Design for Adults

Singlet Design for Kids
21K Finisher's Medal:

A unique collectible Run United Medal

Complete the whole 2012 Run United series to form this big Run United medal
Shuttle Service:

RunRio/Unilab Active Health will be providing a SHUTTLE SERVICE for 21km participants. The service will have the SM Mall of Asia as its pick-up point and will bring the 21km runners to the 21km starting line at the BGC.

Why SM Mall of Asia as pick-up point? The race owners and organizers considers those 21km runners who may have other members of the family who will be running a shorter distance so SM Mall of Asia is a more feasible originating point. Besides, there are more available parking areas there than in BGC.

Baggage Area/Service:

Baggage Services will be available at the BGC race area in the form of ROVING BAGGAGE SERVICE VANS which will be on standby prior to race start and will move to the SM Mall of Asia to bring these checked-in baggages to the designated Baggage Claim Areas.

For more information, check out these websites: and as well as their respective fan pages on Facebook and Twitter
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Running Essentials with Ultramarathoner Michelle Estuar

You asked for it, so we're bringing it to you!

Learn the basics of running and get into the right habits for a sound mind and body! If you come in Skechers Fitness shoes, you're in for an added treat from us. ;)

What: Running Essentials with Ultramarathoner Michelle Estuar

Venue: Skechers Market! Market! (Ground Level, New Wing)

Date: 18 February 2012 and 3 March 2012, (Saturdays)

Time: 4:00-7:00PM

Attire: Running/Sports

Register with KAYE by sending in your full name and your preferred date at 0922-892-9933.

This event is being brought to you by Skechers GO RUN, 100 Plus and Spyder.

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23rd Yakult 10-Miler

What: 23rd Yakult 10-Miler

When: 01 April 2012, Sunday

Where: Vicente Sotto St. Inside CCP Complex, Pasay City

Distance and Registration Fees:

     3K (6 to 12 years old) / 5K / 16K

     Php 450.00 - inclusive of Starter's singlet and Finisher's shirt (all categories)

Registration Centers:

Mizuno Stores at:

  • 2nd Level Trinoma Mall (10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.)

  • SM Megamall, Bldg. A, UGF (in front of event center, 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.)

  • 3rd Level Festival Mall Alabang (10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.)

  • Bldg. B3 BGC, BHS, Global City. (11:00 a.m. to 10 p.m.)

Singlet Design:

Race Route:

Starting/Finish: Vicente Sotto St. inside CCP

From: the run will use the southbound side of Roxas Blvd. from P. Burgos in the City of Manila

To: MIA Road in Paranaque City passing Pasay City.

For inquiries, you may call (02) 727-9987.
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A Hearty Pre-Valentine Race For The Orphans

Race for the Orphans - the first flagship event of Rundezvous Incorporated was held inside the Camp Aguinaldo grounds last February 12. It was a fun and intimate gathering of runners which also marked my first official race for the year after almost two months of hibernation.

Partnered with our running team - Diadora Philippines, the people from RSH Marketing together with Ms. Lia, my co-teammates Allan and Bave were also present to support the good caused-race. Also present on the race are runners and volunteers from the different running teams including Team Boring, UP Heartbreakers, Team USB, Reebok Running, PEx, Team CB, Team Alpha1 and Six:30. Indeed, it was a crowd of long-time brothers and sisters in running which made the atmosphere's event homey for everybody.

As the race-started, I remember the first time I ran the Camp Aguinaldo grounds during the 1st Camp Run 2011. It was a challenging route with lots of intimidating AFP runners around and plenty of rolling inclines that gave my plantar a little bit of knock. Ninety percent of the AFP participants (and bandits) outpaced me on the entire course, but one of them was no match for me at the post-race arm-wrestling bout, heck! =D

Those were the joyful memories coming back to me during the first kilometer while pacing with the speedy couples Bave and Cris Dela Cruz. Cris was a few meters ahead of us leading and pulling-off the pace, Bave puffing out her own best to keep her place while I stayed a little back to give her the push. It was a team-effort for an individual sports, although I think Bave's getting pressured with our presence. While I was pacing with Bave, I observed how determined she was, racing out her lungs and legs at her best - the kind of runner you would want to train with if you like to be motivated and learn about running fast and pushing your limit.

After more than 2.5km, I bid well to Bave as my own engine already started heating up. Began to ran my pace and walked for a few meters upon reaching the 3km mark to get another round of momentum for the final 1.5k. But, I halted at the left-turn from the 4th kilometer due to the sudden incline, Cris was still going unabated like an Energizer bunny who never walked the entire race except when hydrating.

The final stretch towards the finish line was more than 400meters longer though as recorded in my Soleus GPS. I crossed the finish line eight seconds late than Cris, followed by Allan, then Bave came in to grab the 3rd place among the Female participants.

Mish and co-host and Bave with other Female podium finishers
At the finish area, almost everybody is busy greeting each other. The atmosphere was light and festive in the most beautiful essence of a fun run. The event was only attended by at least 1,000 total participants, but it indeed was successful in bringing up its purpose - to help give hope and opportunity to uplift the education of the Orphans of our fallen Men and Women Soldiers through the iHOPE/KAANIB Trust Fund. Congratulations to all the people of Rundezvous Inc. for successfully staging this event!

The people behind iHope with Ms. Abet of Rundezvous
Here's a video of iHelp Orphans Pursue Education (iHope) from youtube:

Race Profile:
Official Time: 00:28:03
Official Ranking: 15th

Race Info:
Event: Rundezvous Inc's Race for the Orphans
When: February 12, 2012.
Where: Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City

Bave, Me, Allan, and Ms. Lia (James and Sam's not around)
You may now check your own race result from and grab your photos from the album of the official fanpage of Diadora Philippines Running Team.
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National Dental Health Month - PDA Run

What: Pilipinas, Darating Ako, Isang Fun Run Para sa Kalusugan: A Call for National Unity

When: 19 Feb 2012 (Sunday), 4:30AM

Where: Cuneta Astrodome, Pasay City

Distance and Registration Fees:

     3K, 5K, 10K - Php 400.00 (inclusive of singlet and race bib)


     10K - 5:30AM

     5K - 5:35AM

     3K - 5:40AM

Registration Centers:

  • PDA Chapters and Dental Colleges

  • Chris Sports Branches (Glorietta, SM Manila, SM North Annex, Festival Alabang)


Proceeds will go to the VIP (Very Important Patient) Program, and the PDA BINHI (Bawat Isa Nangangako Habangbuhay Iingatan) Reforestation Program (One Runner, One Seedling).

Route Map:

3K Route Map

5K Route Map

10K Route Map
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K-Swiss ITU Subic Bay International Triathlon - Asia Cup 2012

Event: K-Swiss ITU Subic Bay International Triathlon - Asia Cup 2012

When: 5-6 May 2012 Sat-Sun

Where: Subic Bay Freeport

Distance and Registration Fees:

    Standard - TBA

    Sprint - TBA

    Mini-Sprint - TBA

    Relay - TBA

Registration Centers:

    1. Fill up the entry form

    2. Save it and name the file in this manner: Last Name-First Name SuBIT Entry

    3. Deposit payment at: BPI (T. Carrasco C/A No. 0081048363) or PNB (Triathlon Association of the Philippines, C/A No. 100233100013)

    4. Scan the deposit slip.

    5. Send the saved entry & deposit slip to Allan Carrasco (e-mail add: or Fabie David (

    6. Deadline: Apr 20, 2012

For more information, visit the TRAP website.
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3rd Camp Run

What: 3rd Camp Run, Train / Race / Serve 2012

When: 24 March 2012 Saturday, 1700hrs (5:00PM)

Where: Camp Aguinaldo Parade Grounds, Quezon City

Distance and Registration Fees:

    5K - Php 400.00

    10K - Php 600.00

Registration Centers:

  • AFP EBSO Camp General Emilio Aguinaldo, Quezon City (Gen. Enrile Ave. cor Gen. Ramos Ave, Contact: 0917-5076617)

  • New Balance Trinoma

  • Online (

*Inclusions: Starter singlet and Finisher dog tag

This event is for the benefits of Educational Benefit Systems Office (EBSO), HERO Foundation, Adopt-A-School, e-media and 57/75 Movement.

Singlet Design:

Route Map:

For inquiries, call: (02) 438-9021 or visit:
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