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Want to Run With a Beat of Music?

Rexona Run, with their aim of finding ways to surpass and make the latest event more exciting than the last, is here again to push running enthusiasts, professional runners and recreational runners to DO MORE.

The SM Mall of Asia grounds will be lit with live party and live music along the race course as Rexona together with RunRio stages the Philippines' first ever and multi-sensorial, AFTER-MIDNIGHT RUN where live music pushes people to run further and culminates in a party at the finish line.

“This was inspired by the insight that when you run to the beat of the music, you run faster, you go further, you’re energized to do more,” said Mar Corazo, Rexona Brand Manager.

Coach Rio, Rexona partner and running expert says, “It’s been proven that listening to music unleashes your energy, allowing you to run further.”

From the first gun start at 3:00 AM, live performances will be scattered around the race track, adding a very different take on running:

  • The 5k race will have performances by: Delta Street, Sandwich, The Diegos, DJ Mia Ayesa, Deuce Manila and DJ Nina;

  • The 10k race will get the chance to run to Funk Avy and DJ Khai;

  • While the 21k race will see all performances, as well as the finale concert of Rico Blanco, Elmo Magalona and DJ Mars Miranda.

Here are some of the race details:

What: Rexona Run 2013 - Run to Your Beat

When: 20 October 2013 (Sunday), 2:00 AM

Where: Mall of Asia, Pasay City

Distance and Registration Fees:

  • 5K - Php 600.00

  • 10K - Php 700.00

  • 21K - Php 900.00

Registration Centers:

  • Online through (28 August to 06 October 2013)

  • In-store (31 August to 13 October 2013)

    1. Riovana BGC

    2. Riovana Katipunan

    3. Toby's Sports SM Mall of Asia

    4. Toby's Sports SM North the Block

*Race Kit Claiming: 16-18 October 2013 (Wed. to Fri); 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM, Music Hall, SM Mall of Asia

Run to Your Beat is also the ultimate test of Rexona’s efficacy because the product keeps you dry and fresh from the start of the race until the end of the party.

For more information, visit the Rexona Men Facebook page, or call/text the race hotline at 887 6194, +0927 347 7700 (Globe), or 0929 717 864 (Smart).
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Filinvest City's Endurance Weekend

Filinvest City - a fully integrated, self-contained, master-planned that is an almost all-in-one visionary township that harmonizes modernity with nature is kicking-off their BIG IDEA to the sporting community, a 12-hours, 2-days memorable and challenging event that will test and push the participants' limits beyond boundaries.

The activity will not be the usual mechanics, as both seasoned and beginner athletes who are looking for new adventures will be given chance to run or ride farther than you've ever had before by completing as many loops as you can within 12-hours.

More details below:

What: Filinvest City Endurance Weekend 2013

When: September 14 - 15, 2013 (Saturday - Sunday), 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Where: Filinvest City, Muntinlupa


  1. 12-Hour Trail Run (Sep. 14)

    • Men/Women's 16-19 years old

    • Men/Women's 20-29 years old

    • Men/Women's 30-39 years old

    • Men/Women's 40-49 years old

    • Men/Women's 50 years old and above

  2. 12-Hour MTB Race (Sep. 15)

    • All Men - Three racers per team, open only to Amateur and Novice

    • Mixed - Three racers per team (at least 1 female), open only to Amateur and Novice

    • Solo - Men's Individual category, open to Amateur, Novice, and Professional

      • 16-19 years old

      • 20-29 years old

      • 30-39 years old

      • 40-49 years old

      • 50 years old and above

Registration Fees*:

  1. 12-Hour Trail Run

    • Regular Registration (Aug 18 - 31, 2013) - Php 900.00

    • Late Registration (Sep 1 - 8, 2013) - Php 1,200.00

  2. 12-Hour MTB Race

    • Regular Registration (Aug 18 - 31, 2013) - Php 1,200.00 (Solo); Php 3,000.00 (Team)

    • Late Registration (Sep 1 - 8, 2013) - Php 1,800.00 (Solo); Php 4,000.00 (Team)

*Registration Fee inclusive of: Race packets, race shirt, Finisher's medal, Hydration, 1 Meal for lunch

Registration Centers:

  • The Starting Line - 402B Autocluster Bldg. A, Westgate Center, Filinvest City, Muntinlupa

  • Cycling Zone - Shell Pacific Gas Station, Alabang-Zapote Rd., Muntinlupa

  • Velocipede Bike Shop - Unit B, Royale Plaza Arcade (beside Ever Gotesco Commonwealth)

  • Bike King - Bonifacio High Street, Taguig

  • SecondWind Running Store - Teacher's Vill., Quezon City; Ortigas, Pasig City; Greenhills, San Juan

Awards and Prizes

  1. 12-Hour Trail Run

    • Top 3 Overall Men and Women - Cash prize and Medal

    • Top 3 per Age group - Medal

  2. 12-Hour MTB Race

    • Top 3 for All Men, Mixed, Overall Solo - Cash prize and Medal

    • Top 3 per Age group (Solo) - Medal

Race Course and General Rules:

Riding Rules:

  1. Helmet - all riders must wear a cycle helmet while competing, warmping up, or if just riding around the area.

  2. Bike - for your own safety and enjoyment and that of other competitors, please have your bike serviced pre-race so it is in race ready condition. Any 26” or 29” bikes with Minimum tire width of 1.75 will be allowed in the race. Tires must be knobby, no slicks or semi-slick tires allowed.

  3. Event Day Bike Repairs - there may be a limited service centre for on the day bike repairs. It's best if you bring your own spares or bike mechanic.

  4. Bike Breakdowns - If a rider has a mechanical problem, they must complete the lap they are on and make it back to the transition point (yes this means by foot if necessary pushing or carrying your bike).

Finisher's Shirt

Finisher's medal

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Dibdiban 2013: Run for Breast Cancer Patients

What: Kasuso Foundation's Dibdiban Run 2013

When: September 15, 2013 (Sunday), 5:00 AM

Where: UP Academic Oval

Beneficiary: Philippine Foundation for Breast Care, Inc.

Distance, Registration Fees* and Gunstart:

  • 2.2k - Php 300.00 - 6:10 AM

  • 4.4k - Php 400.00 - 6:00 AM

  • 8.8k - Php 500.00 - 5:50 AM

*Includes race bib and singlet

Prizes and Freebies:

  • 8.8k 1st Placer - Php 5,000 + Merrell Shoes GC and Kickers Shoes

  • 4.4k 1st Placer - Php 3,000 + Merrell Shoes GC and Kickers Shoes

  • 2.2k 1st Placer - Php 1,500 + Merrell Shoes GC and Kickers Shoes

  • Other Prizes (all categories):

    • 1st, 2nd, and 3rd placers - Medals and freebies from sponsors

    • 2nd and 3rd placers - Free Fish Shoes

    • 4th to 10th placers - Consolation prizes from Ever Bilena


    • Finisher certificates

    • Entry tickets for electronic raffle

    • Snack pack from Gardenia

    • Php500 worth Kickers and Free Fish voucher


    • Sports good from Transition One

    • Three Soda Makers from Automatic Centre

    • Hawk Bags

    • Gold's Gym One Month Unlimited Gym GC (3 GCs)

    • Ever Bilena Products

Registration Centers:

  1. Online Registration (from July 16 to September 2, 2013)

  2. UP Sigma Beta's Booth @ UP Academic Oval (starting July 26, 2013: Fridays: 4-6PM; Sat and Sun: 7-11am and 4-6PM

  3. Philippine Foundation for Breast Care, Breast Care Center, OPD, East Avenue Medical Center, Quezon City: (632)927-3492 / 0916-222-0926 / 0933-659-2364

  4. SecondWind Running Store

    • 45 Malingap St., Teachers Village, QC

    • Unit 03A Ortigas Home Depot, J. Vargas Ave., Pasig

    • 107, G-Strip, Greenhills shopping center, San Juan)

Singlet Design:

Route Map:

2.2K - single loop

4.4K - two loops

8.8K - four loops

For more information, visit: UP Sigma Beta's Facebook page, or the Dibdiban Run's website or you may also get in touch with Aika: 0935-180-5035 or Lav: 0915-353-7960 (
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Race Result: 2013 Alaska IronKids Philippines

Open to children 6 to 14 years old, Alaska IronKids Philippines is the local junior version of the international triathlon series, Ironman. Triathlon is a race that features three sporting events: running, swimming and biking. The competition is open to kids who are new to the sport and those who have already joined other triathlon events.

Alaska Ironkids aims to promote a well-balanced lifestyle for kids of today, who are used to staying indoors with TV, videogame console and the Internet as companions. Ironkids is also the perfect venue for families to bond and for parents to demonstrate in “real-time” that being HEALTHY can also be fun.

Check out the race result below from the recently held Alaska Ironkids last August 3, 2013 at Shangrila in Mactan, Cebu.

11 to 12 Years Old Awards
11 to 12 Years Old Awards

With its successful second year event, Alaska IronKids helps kids develop the values of discipline, hard work, integrity and determination through a series of run, aquathlon, and triathlon races (6 were lined up for 2013 with one remaining Triathlon event coming on October 20, 2013).

You may visit Alaska IronKids Philippines website for more information.
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Race Result: 2013 Cobra Ironman 70.3 Philippines

IronMan 70.3 Philippines 2013 - a world-class triathlon event held in Mactan, Cebu last Aug 4, 2013 registered more than 2,150 participants from 35 countries across 6 continents. The registration slots were sold out like a hotcake in just 4 days!

Also sponsored by Alaska, the Cobra Ironman triathletes received medals that were designed and made by world-renowned Cebuano furniture designer Kenneth Cobonpue. This is the 2nd time that he created a masterpiece for every finisher and winner of the IronMan 70.3.

Composed of 1.9K swim, 90K bike and 21K run with individual and relay categories, the much anticipated triathlon event becomes a qualifier for the renowned IronMan World Championships in Las Vegas. Check out presser video and list of Winners from the result below:

Overall Results - Age Groupers
Overall Results - Filipino Pro
Overall Results - Overall Pro
Overall Results - Executive Challenge
Overall Results - Relays
Top 5 Awards - Individual/Relay Age Groupers
Top 20 Awards - Pro/Filipino Elite
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A Runner’s Summit set for August 17 Presented by Enervon Activ

They train hard. They eat right. They take vitamins and supplements. They join races. They beat their own personal records. These are just some of the preparations and priorities of runners as they pursue their passion for running. Proper nutrition and training are, after all, significant to their performance and endurance.

As running becomes more popular among Filipinos, and as runners progress into competitive running, marathons and even triathlons, they have started to invest time, effort and resources in their health and well-being.

Enervon Activ, a premium vitamin that aids in stamina-building for people pursuing an active lifestyle, is providing runners an opportunity to tap into the expertise and vast experiences of top coaches, sports science experts, and sports nutritionists through the one-day Active Health Runner’s Summit on August 17, a whole day learning program presented by Enervon Activ, for runners aspiring to progress better, particularly runners who are planning to run longer distances in their future races such as the upcoming Run United Philippine Marathon on October 6.

“We are providing runners with a holistic approach and lifestyle solutions that can empower them to progress in their sports and reach their ultimate potential,” said Alex Panlilio, head of Unilab Active Head, which is the title sponsor of the Run United and Tri United series of races.

The Active Health Runner’s Summit will include sessions on running physiologies and key methods on proper sports nutrition. The summit will be divided into three modules: first is the Runner’s Machine, a segment for an appreciation of a runner’s physical body; then the Runner’s Fuel, a segment to understand science-based sports nutrition needs particularly for endurance runners; and finally the Beyond Running segment, which touches on the mental fitness needed when gunning for longer distances.

Reil Vinard Santos Espino, Kris Agarao and Saul Sibayan of the University Of Santo Tomas’ Sports Science Department will discuss the differences of an endurance runner’s body versus other types of builds of athletes; this way runner’s will learn how to efficiently maximize their physical assets. Premiere race organizer, coach and long-distance runner Rio Dela Cruz will also share his expertise on how runners can improve their running practices and eventually achieve their running goals, especially in big feats like in a full marathon.

Jeaneth Aro, President and Chief Nutritionist of NUTRIFIT Philippines, will provide the basics how food intake works in the body to give endurance runners that needed push in their long distance feats. She will also be touching on the effectiveness of having a pre, during, and after nutrition regimen, in her segment ‘The Science of Eating for Sport Success’.

The program also includes a discussion on how mental battles can greatly affect one’s achievements, especially after long hours of running. Celebrity long distance runner and triathlete Kim “Kuya Kim” Atienza will share how runner’s can take a step forward in their mental battles with his talks on Motivation for Endurance Runners and Mental Fitness Preparation Techniques.

“Runners who want to level up and improve their running performance would definitely learn a lot from this summit; this is something that hasn’t been done before, made especially for endurance runners,” said Jaymie ‘The Bull Runner’ Pizarro.

Unilab Active Health’s top athletes and brand ambassadors Run Rio CEO Rio dela Cruz, triathlon coaches Dan and Ani De Leon-Brown and the Bull Runner Jaymie Pizarro will also attend the Active Health Runner’s Summit, which will be held at the Jose Y. Campos Hall, Bayanihan Center of United Laboratories, Inc. Pasig City.

The summit is open to a maximum of 500 participants only. Registration is open until August 14. Participants will receive the following: Sports Nutrition Pack, Presenters Handouts, Meals and Active Health tokens. For more details, please visit the Facebook page of Unilab Active Health and the following websites: or
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Cobra Philippine Dragon Boat Federation Team Bags Four Medals

(Manila, Philippines) Fresh from the recently concluded 11th International Dragon Boat Federation (IDBF) World Dragon Boat Championship last July 24 to 28 in Hungary, the Cobra paddlers successfully bagged 2 silver and 2 bronze medals.

Known to be a highly competitive and physically taxing tournament, with over 30 countries, and about 40,000 athletes vying for World titles, the Cobra Philippine Dragon Boat Federation Team won in 4 categories: Silver in the 500-m mixed premier standard boat; Silver in the 200-m women’s small boat category; Bronze for the 500-m women’s small boat; and Bronze for the 200-m mixed premier standard boat.

Top competitors were teams from Canada, China, Australia, and the USA. The Philippine paddlers could only be proud that they have always placed in the Top 5 in the categories they competed in, especially with the first Philippine women’s delegation sent to compete on the international stage.

“The determination and resilience of the Cobra PDBF team is what brought them to place in the World Championship, bagging 4 medals. We are proud to be part of their success, and the team has proven that perseverance truly does pay off,” happily shares Jef Mendoza, Senior Brand Manager of Cobra Energy Drink.

Despite the fact that this is the first time that the Cobra PDBF team entered the women’s category, the local rowers took home their first silver and bronze medals, ensuring the beginning of more successful competitions.

“Now on our 4th year as their number 1 sponsor, Cobra Energy Drink will keep on supporting the Philippine Dragon Boat Federation. We have always believed in their abilities. Similar to how Cobra espouses the Filipino strength, energy, and power, our paddlers emanate these values, and we know that they will continue to make our country proud,” ends Mendoza.

About Cobra

Cobra is the Philippines’ number one and best-selling energy drink, powering the country to progress. It contains world-standard quality ingredients like B-Vitamins sourced from Qualiblends, the world's leading supplier of pharma-grade vitamins, as well as ginseng, taurine, inositol and other ingredients to help Filipinos achieve more in a single day, everyday. It has three variants to serve different energy needs, namely: Cobra Original for instant energy, Cobra Fit with ActivBurn technology plus L-Carnitine to burn calories, and Cobra Smart with gingko biloba for instant brainergy. For more information on Cobra visit

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Lifestyle Changes to Treat Impotence

by Dr. Gabe Mirkin, M.D.

An article in European Heart Journal showed that inability to achieve or sustain an erection in middle-aged men often precedes a heart attack by about three years (European Heart Journal, published online April 24, 2013). Another review of six clinical studies in four countries showed that avoiding lifestyle factors that cause heart attacks helps men to regain their ability to achieve and maintain erections. (JAMA Internal Medicine, November 15, 2011).

The Same Factors That Cause Impotence also Cause Heart Attacks

Impotence and heart attacks share many of the same risk factors as the most common cause of both is damage to the inner lining of arteries (Rev Med Brux, 2007 Sep;28(4):360-6). Most men who become impotent as they age suffer from arteriosclerosis, and have high blood sugar and cholesterol and high blood pressure, and are at increased risk for diabetes and heart attacks (J. Sex Med, 2005 Jan;2(1):40-52).

If You Cannot Sustain an Erection

Check with your doctor and get the usual tests for the hormones testosterone and prolactin. Chances are high that your hormone levels are normal and that sloppy lifestyle habits are the cause of your impotence now and a heart attack in the future. If arteriosclerosis is the cause of your impotence, you need to follow every lifestyle change recommended for people who are at increased risk for heart attacks.

Impotence (and high risk for heart attacks) can be caused by:
  • any chronic disease, particularly diabetes or metabolic syndrome;
  • smoking cigarettes, drinking too much alcohol, abusing any drug, being overweight, not exercising, breathing polluted air;
  • poor dietary habits, such as eating too much red meat, fried foods and sugar added foods, drinking sugared liquids (including fruit juices), not eating large amounts of fruits and vegetables;
  • emotional diseases such as depression;
  • various medications (see complete list)

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2013 Men's Health Urbanathlon & Festival Race Details and Obstacle Courses

Are you ready to become an Urbanathlete?

Men's Health Philippines, the Country's pioneer in bringing an Urban race laid with obstacles is again promising us an even tougher, bigger, and more challenging race course for this year. The event will combine the rigors of a run with the tough nature of traversing numerous obstacles in an urban setting.

Fret not though if you're afraid or in doubt if you can surpass those obstacles as Men's Health will also help prepare the racers for this tough event by holding an Urbanathlon Boot Camp on August 7 and 14 at Mercato Centrale, Bonifacio Global City. Here you get to try the obstacles as well as get tips and sample workouts to help strengthen your resolve in time for race day. The Boot Camp will only have a target 50 participants.

Read more below for the race details and get to know the obstacle courses:

What: Men's Health Philippines Urbanathlon & Festival 2013

When: 29 September 2013 (Sunday)

Where: SM Mall of Asia, Pasay City

Distance and Registration Fees:

  • 5K - Php 850.00

  • 10K - Php 900.00

  • 21K - Php 950.00


  1. iPico Timing Chip (to be returned after the race)

  2. Bandana

  3. Race Bib

  4. Singlet

Registration Centers: (Open from Aug. 1, 2013 - Sep. 25, 2013)

  • R.O.X. - BGC, Taguig

  • 360 Fitness Club - Makati, Ortigas, and Timog (QC) branches

  • Gold's Gym - Alabang

Finisher Items: (to claim, surrender the Timing chip)

  1. Snacks from Century Tuna

  2. Hydration from Gatorade

  3. Finisher's Shirt from Bo' Athletics (different design per category)

  4. Finisher's Medal

  5. Certificate of Completion

  6. Limited Edition Urbanathlon Cap (for 21K only)


  • 5K - TBA

  • 10K - TBA

  • 21K - TBA

Singlet, Bandana, and Race Bib designs:

Singlet (front)

Back of singlet (and Cap)

Bandana (similar to Headware)

Race Bibs and iPico time chip

Obstacle Courses:

5K Race Route

10K Race Route

21K Race Route

For more information, like Men’s Health Philippines on Facebook or follow on @menshealthph on Twitter.

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