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Takbo Para sa Marikina Watershed

The local government of Marikina City, headed by Mayor Del Guzman and the Rotary Club of Marikina, is inviting everyone to join and register on the upcoming "Takbo Para sa Marikina Watershed Del Run 3". The race is a fund-raising activity for the Marikina Watershed Green Foundation for the continuous re-greening and reforestation of Marikina Watershed that serves as the City's primary defense against the rain waters coming from the Sierra Madre mountain range.

The Marikina Watershed located at Sitio Kayrupa (Wawa), Brgy. San Rafael, Rodriguez (Montalban), Rizal is continuously being re-forested with 7,000 varieties of trees such as Dao, Narra, and Molave on a 20-hectares land area. While another 200-hectares allocated by the DENR (Department of Environment and Natural Resources) was already planted with 7,000 saplings of Robusta Coffee and 950 tree varieties. Currently, there are still 100,000 Robusta Coffee saplings that still needs to be planted.

What: Del Run 3: Takbo Para sa Marikina Watershed

When: 13 April 2014 Sunday, 3:00PM

Where: Marikina Sports Center

Beneficiary: Marikina Watershed Green Foundation

Organizer: RunRio Inc.

Distance, Registration Fees and Inclusions:

  • 5K - Php 600.00 (singlet, baller band, sponsor freebies, water bottle*)

  • 10K - Php 600.00 (singlet, baller band, sponsor freebies, water bottle*)

*For the first 1,500 registrants

Registration Centers:

  1. Toby's Sports - SM Mall of Asia; SM North EDSA The Block

  2. R.O.X. Store - Bonifacio Global City

  3. Marikina City Hall Quadrangle

  4. Marikina Sports Center


  • 5K - 4:15 PM

  • 10K - 4:00 PM

Singlet Design:

Route Map: TBA

Del Guzman is also calling the attention of neighborhood Cities to refrain from throwing garbages along the waterlines to avoid flooding.

"Tayo ay gumagawa ng mga hakbang upang hindi lamang mapangalagaan ang kapaligiran bagkus ay upang makapagligtas na rin ng buhay at ari-arian laban sa mapaminsalang baha o pagtaas ng tubig sa Ilog ng Marikina sa tuwing may kalamidad. Ito ay hindi lamang tungkulin ng pamahalaan kung hindi tungkulin rin ng bawat isa." - Mayor Del Guzman.

Marikina Mayor Del Guzman explaining the event's advocacy

This project is being promoted through the efforts of the local government of Marikina City, Rotary Club of Marikina, with the help of Coach Rio Dela Cruz of RunRio Inc. and support of the DENR, Manila Water, Gatorade, Timex, and Botak.

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Sierra 51050 Race Result

The Hills Are Alive in Sierra 51050!
Sigue Correr Runners and Team Intensity won the titles for Team Relay and Duo Half Marathon

February 24, 2014 MANILA, Philippines –It was an awesome morning when running buddies and teams experienced the challenging rolling hills of Tanay, Rizal in the Sierra 51050: Team Comes First last February 23.

Sierra 51050 promotes team spirit and camaraderie among runners and teams

Running teams, companies and runners from Laguna, Rizal and Manila compete for the title as the Champion for Team Relay and Duo Half Marathon categories. It was a cloudy day with 22°C weather but as early as 1am participants were already in the venue anticipating the race. Sierra 51050 ignites team spirit and encouraged runners to come together in a friendly competition where speed, endurance, tactics and strategy are key elements to win the race.

For the Duo Half Marathon, Team Intensity took the title for Champion (Team Intensity Bravo, 1:35:00) and first place (Team Intensity Alpha, 1:40:00) while Team A followed at second place with a time 1:55:14.

Champion of Duo Half Marathon, Team Intensity Bravo (in the middle) with Carlo Catronuevo, Marketing Manager of World Balance and Abet Ocampo, president of Rundezvous, Inc.
1st place of Duo Half Marathon, Team Intensity Alpha
2nd place of Duo Half Marathon, Team A

For the Team Relay, where there are five (5) members in a team running the 50-km route. Runners A-D run for 20kms each while Runner E runs the very challenging last 10km leg. The Team Relay champion is Sigue Correr Runners A with an official time of 4:02:26. 1st place goes to The PowerPuff Boys with time 4:05:53 while 2nd place goes to Nestle WRC1 with time 4:17:40.

Abet Ocampo, president of Rundezvous, Inc. presents the Champion trophy for Team Relay
Team Sigue Correr Runners A gets the award, prizes from co-presenters World Balance and Tupperware and optics from Spyder. Flanked by representative from Tupperware, Race Director Alfredo Vedarozaga (RunningAtom), Rundezvous, Inc. president Abet Ocampo and World Balance marketing manager, Carlo Castronuevo
The Powerpuff Boys gets the 1st place for Team Relay
Team Nestle WRC1 gets the 2nd place for Team Relay, flanked by representative from Tupperware and Allan Enriquez (Running Free Manila)

Rundezvous, Inc. aims to promote the concept of team in running, known to be an individual sport.

This is a first concept race for Rundezvous, Inc., known to organize fun runs and runs for a cause. In partnership with RunningAtom and Running Free Manila, co-presented by World Balance and Tupperware Brands, the race started and ended in Sierra Madre Hotel and Resort.

Sierra 51050 would like to thank their official timekeeper is Suunto Philippines, official photographers Running Photographers, official eyewear Spyder Philippines, registration partner SecondWind Running Specialty Store, healthcare partner Pascual Laboratories, refreshment partner Creamline, natural therapy treatment from SensaCare, special thanks to Team USB and Team Six:30. Organizers would like to thank the Tanay Local Government Unit for securing the safety and protection of the race participants.

The Official Race Result is now out. You may view and download via this link: Sierra 51050 Race Result.
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Ipagpaumanhin, na ako’y di makadadalo;
Sa inyong pagbibigkis, araw din ng patakbo.

Isa lamang paalala, ang aking habilin:
Bagong yugto, inyo nang tatahakin.

Ito'y hindi biro't, hindi rin laro;
Sa mga pagsubok, kayo’y wag susuko!

Batuhan ng palayok, sandok man o gulok,
Iyan nama’y pagdaraanan, wag lamang tutusok!

Ang paka-iiwasa’y, hampas ng dila;
Walang tumbas na sakit, daig pa ang bala!

Subalit ang dila, ito ri’y nagpapaligaya;
Basta’t alam lamang, na kayo’y magparaya! ;)

Kung inyong mararapatin, ang aking pag-imbita:
ikagagalak na kayo ri'y makita;
Ito nama'y paanyaya lamang,
kung doo’y inyong nais magpulo’t-gata!

Imaheng gawa ni #HotZerina (LaZer)

Best Wishes Faith and Ryan!
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Sierra 51050 Race Mechanics and Safety Reminders

The Team Leader's orientation held last night was a success, it was well attended by the registered teams, friends from the media/bloggers, our volunteer crews from Team USB, Running Photographers, Six:30, and of course the whole RDV teams was also more than happy with the presence of our Co-Presentors from World Balance Philippines and Tupperware Brands Phils.

For some of the registered Running teams who were not able to make it last night, and also to those who are yet to register for 50K Team Relay or the 21K Duo Team, here are the race mechanics and safety reminders that you ought to know about. This was discussed last night and a QandA was ran-down during the discussions.

Race Mechanics:

Sierra 51050's relay is not your regular team relay race. Ours is a unique and first of its kind of team relay in which two of the teammates will run from specific distances and must arrive at the check-in station at the same time. We encourage team spirit, so as much as possible, we recommend that both the tandem buddies must pace, push, encourage, and motivate each other so you could both finish with a better time.

If leaving your slower teammate alone would result for him to be able to run much better, that is also welcome, but your time will not be recorded and your team's next leg will not be flagged-off until both of you are on the check-in station.

The start and finish line will be at the assembly hall of Sierra Madre Hotel and Resort (SMHR) in Tanay, Rizal. The route will be purely roads, traversing Marcos Hi-way (Marikina-Infanta Hi-way). The series will be as follows:
  1. Runner A will be flagged-off at the starting line, running towards the 1st station (km. 10) in GSD Compound, Sampaloc, Tanay.
  2. At the 1st station (km. 10), Runner A will check-in his time. Then both Runners A & B will run in tandem going to the 2nd station, Antipolo-bound.
  3. Upon reaching km. 20 (in-front of SMHR), Runner A will drop-out and check-in their time, then Runners B & C will run in tandem towards the 3rd station (km. 30).
  4. At the 3rd station, Runner B will drop-out and check-in their time. Runner D will then start running in tandem with Runner C towards the 4th station (km. 40).
  5. On the 4th station (km. 40) which is the final check-in station, Runner C will drop-out and check-in their time. Runner E will then start running in tandem with Runner D towards the finish line.
  6. Upon reaching 500-meters before the Finish line, Runners A-E will have the option to join their team for the final stretch of crossing the Finish line together.

Below is how each team member will be deployed before starting:

And this is how the team member's position along the check-in stations after running each of their legs:

Race Rules:
  • Team Waivers must be submitted before 5:00 AM. No waiver, no racebibs, 15-minutes late = DNS (did not start).
  • Racebib must be visible at all times and should be pinned in front.
  • International runners are limited to two (2) per team.
  • In case of injured runner (before or during the race), the team shall decide who will cover the remaining distance and the same runner must also run his own leg.
  • Support vehicles must post the team tarp with the Sierra logo and text: “RACE ON-GOING”
  • The tandem runners must arrive at the same time at each check-in stations.
  • Failure to check-in means an incomplete lap. Any incomplete lap deems the whole team as DNF (did not finish).
  • Transition stations will be situated every 10-km and will have a corresponding timekeeper to record the running tandem’s arrival.
  • Runners are advised to bring their own hydration equipments as water refilling stations will only be available at each check-in stations (every 10-kilometers).
  • Strictly NO-LITTERING and NO USING OF PLASTICS. Anyone caught violating their policy will be subject to penalty from fines to imprisonment.
  • PLEASE BE LAW-ABIDING! RDV and the Tanay government shall not be liable to anyone caught violating the rules.
  • The weather between 3:00 AM to 6:00 AM can be chilly. Gear up with a windbreaker to protect yourselves from the cold climate.

Safety Reminders:
  • All runners must run in single file, at the opposite side of the road, and minding the blind curves and passing motorists.
  • Marshals/Barangay Tanods will be deployed at regular intervals along the course, they will be available for communication assistance should there be no network coverage along the area.
  • Headlights, flashlights, or blinkers, and at least one (1) reflective vest is a must for Runners A and/or B.
  • Each team may bring:
    1. Extra money
    2. Cap /sunvisor
    3. Sunblock
    4. Extra clothes
    5. SIM card from various network
    6. Ample foods and hydration for the team
    7. First-aid kit
  • I.C.E, you may approach our Marshals or Tanods, or contact us directly at the following numbers: 0922-849-2384 (Sun) * 0915-803-0224 (Globe) * (number for Smart will be posted soon).

Race Day Weather Forecast:

Kilometer Markers:

You may take a break and have your best shots at these kilometer markers with the Sierra Madre mountains on the background.

Sierra 51050 would like to thank the following race sponsors and partners:

Sierra 51050 Co-Presentors
  1. World Balance Philippines - Official sports gear
  2. Tupperware Brands Philippines
  3. Spyder Philippines - Official sports eyewear
  4. Suunto Philippines - Official timekeeper
  5. Pascual Labs Philippines - Official health partner
  6. Creamline Dairy - Refreshment partner
  7. SensaCare(R) Premium hot and cold herb packs - Relaxation and Pain relief partner
  8. SecondWind Running Store - Official registration partner
  9. Running Photographers - Official event photographer
  10. Tanay LGU, Team USB and Six:30 Running Group

Godspeed Runners and see you on Race Day!
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A Message from RunRio and ULAH for 21-km 2014 Run United 1 Aspirants

We've heard the news, and a lot of us was in bountiful happiness as we realized we've been fast enough to secure our slot for the upcoming Leg 1 of the Run United 2014. In contrast, most of us were disheartened upon knowing that the 21K slot has already ran out. Some begged and some are still waiting for additional slots to open up... but there's already a handful for the capacity.

Below is a letter/announcement from Runrio Inc. for the 21K aspirants of this year's Leg 1 of the Run United. Be not dismayed, as there're still the shorter distance categories though!

Dear Runners,

We understand that there is a demand for us to add more slots for the 21km category. We apologize that we cannot accommodate this request. We have reached the maximum number of 21km runners, and adding more slots would compromise the quality of the execution of the race. In order to guarantee the safety and enjoyment of all runners, we need to set a limit to the number of slots.

For the meantime, registration is ongoing for the 500m dash, 5km, and 10km categories.

We hope you understand. Thank you for your continued patronage of the Runrio Run United Trilogy.

Message from RUNRIO, INC.

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Financial Fitness Run 2014

The "Financial Fitness Run" is the kick-off event of Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Philippines' Putting Investors First, a month-long investor awareness campaign.

The “Financial Fitness Run” aims to capitalize on the popularity of running in order to generate a broad-based heightened level of awareness for the investor rights, to encourage the financial community to demonstrate its commitment to put investors’ interests its priority and, ultimately, to help improve the financial literacy among Filipinos,” said Gavin C. Lee, CFA, Vice President of CFA Society Philippines.

What: CFA's Financial Fitness Run - Putting Investors First

When: 23 February 2014 Sunday, 4:30 AM

Where: 9th Ave., Bonifacio Global City

Beneficiary: Funds raised from this event will be used to support the retail investment conference which will be part of the investor awareness campaign.

Registration Centers:

  1. 100 Miles Cafe

  2. A Runner's Circle

  3. Juego

  4. SecondWind Running Store

  5. Yonex

  6. Li-ning

Distance, Registration Fees and *Inclusions:

Race Program:

Race Route:

Race Reminders:

Financial Fitness Run is powered by Greentennial Run and supported by the following sponsors: COL Financial, Inc., Philam Life Asset Management, Inc., Jollibee Food Corp., MSCI, Seaoil, Energy Development Corp., Cardams Shoes, ATR Kim Eng, Macquarie, Benby Enterprises, Nivea, and Quaker Oats. The race clock will be provided by Soleus Philippines.

About CFA Philippines

CFA Society Philippines is a local member society of CFA Institute, the global association of investment professionals that sets the standard for professional excellence and credentials. The organization is a champion for ethical behavior in investment markets and a respected source of knowledge in the global financial community. The end goal: to create an environment where investors’ interests come first, markets function at their best, and economies grow. For more information, visit

To learn more about the Financial Fitness Run, please visit Like the Financial Fitness Run facebook page to get the most recent updates.
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Sierra 51050 Team Leader's Orientation

The race is getting near, we're getting excited as much as you are, but we're not going to start it without getting to know you and for your team to get to know us, familiarize the race mechanics, and have a firm plan on team strategy come race day. So we are calling the attention of the Team Leads (or a representative in case the Team Leader is not available) of the 5-MAN TEAM RELAY CATEGORY to attend in behalf of your team, submit your team's waiver and get your team's race bibs in exchange.

WHO: Team Leaders of the Sierra 51050's 5-Man Team Relay
WHAT: Team Leads Orientation (Team Relay Briefing)
WHEN: 13 February 2014, 7:00 PM
WHERE: Function Room 1, Escalades Cubao, Quezon City

See the map below how to get to Escalades (click image for larger view):

On-site registration for the TEAM RELAY only will also be entertained during the event.

Part of the proceeds of the race will be for the benefit of the tree planting advocacy of Tanay, Rizal.

Sierra 51050 is organized by Rundezvous, Inc, co-presented by World Balance and Tupperware Brands in partnership with Running Atom and Running Free Manila. Official photographer will be Running Photographers with the race’s registration partner, SecondWind Running Specialty Store. Special thanks to Team USB and Team Six:30.

Read and learn more about the Sierra 51050 Team race, and Frequently Asked Questions.
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2014 Run United Leg 1

The 5th Year of RunRio Trilogy begins with Run United 2014 Leg 1...

What: RunRio Trilogy Year 5 - Run United 1

When: 16 March 2014 Sunday,

Where: SM Mall of Asia, Pasay City

Distance, Registration Fees and *Inclusions:

  • 500M - Php 350.00 (Singlet, 3-pcs Enervon Activ, Race Bib, D-Tag, Raffle Stub, ULAH Sun Visor, ULAH vent. bag, Drinks)

  • 5K - Php 700.00 (Singlet, 3-pcs Enervon Activ, Race Bib, D-Tag, Raffle Stub, ULAH Sun Visor, ULAH vent. bag, Drinks)

  • 10K - Php 800.00 (Singlet, 3-pcs Enervon Activ, Race Bib, D-Tag, Raffle Stub, ULAH Sun Visor, ULAH vent. bag, Drinks)

  • 21K - Php 900.00 (Singlet, 3-pcs Enervon Activ, Race Bib, D-Tag, Raffle Stub, ULAH Sun Visor, ULAH vent. bag, Drinks, Finisher's Medal, Finisher's Shirt)

*On-line Registrants: singlet will be provided during the race kit collection, size options will be available online on a first-come, first-served basis.

*In-store Registrants: singlet will be given upon registration, sizes will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Singlet and Finisher's shirt sizes will be available for fitting.

Registration Centers (ends on or before March 9, 2014):

Prepaid cards may be purchased at the following stores from 12:00 NN to 8:00 PM, Monday to Sunday starting February 8, 2014.

  • Online thru (starting Jan. 31, 2014).

  • Riovana Store, BGC - 28th St., cor. 9th Ave., Bonifacio Global City

  • Riovana Store, Katipunan - 3F Regis Bldg., Katipunan Ave., Quezon City (beside KFC, across Ateneo)

  • Toby's Sports SM North - G/F SM North The Block; North Ave., Quezon City

  • Toby's Sports SM Mall of Asia - G/F Entertainment Hall, SM Mall of Asia

Assembly and Gunstart:

  • 500m - 6:00 AM / 7:00 AM

  • 5K - 4:30 AM / 5:45 AM

  • 10K - 4:30 AM / 5:30 AM

  • 21K - 3:00 AM / 4:00 AM


  • Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis and may end earlier than the announced deadline. Race slots may run out before March 9, 2014.

  • Runners who buy prepaid cards at our stores will receive their singlet upon purchase. Runners must collect the rest of their race kit (see above) at Race kit claiming on the following dates:

    • March 13-14, 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM: Music Hall, SM Mall of Asia

    • March 15, 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM: Active Health Village., Bloc 16, SM Mall of Asia

  • Singlet and Finisher's shirt size availability will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

  • Singlet and Finisher's shirt sample sizes will be available for fitting at the registration centers.

  • A valid ID must be presented at race kit claiming. Those claiming race kits for others must bring authorization letters.

  • D-Tag will be provided at every participant to get the runner's accurate time result and must be surrendered to claim the finisher's item after the race.

  • No Bib, No D-Tag, NO RACE.

  • Race results will be available within three (3) days after the race at and

2014 Run United 1 Gear/Get-up:

Get a chance to own your very own Active Health branded limited edition Run United 1 CITIVS-F singlets and kits when you participate in the 2014 Run United 1. These special items will forever serve as your badges of participation in this prestigious run where you are encouraged to continuously train and become a better version of yourself.

Run United 1 2014, 21K Finisher's Shirt

Run United 1 2014, 21K Finisher's Medal

RunRio Trilogy 2014 Prizes:

Alongside the prestige that comes with one of the country’s premier races, 2014Run United Series offers the chance to win great prizes.

*All winners will also receive a winner’s trophy and giftpacks.

*5Km will be offered only in Run United 1, 32Km Category will be offered only in Run United 3 & 42Km in Run United Philippine Marathon.

RunRio Trilogy 2014 Medal Design:

Each of the 2014 Run United Medal Series Finisher’s medal is a unique medal by itself and at the same time is a unique part of a 3-piece united medal from the Run United Series legs. Register and finish the 21km/21km/21km or 21km/32km/42km of legs 1/2/3 respectively and form the united medal which is the 2014 unique Run United/RunRio Trilogy Series United Medal!

Each leg 1 – 21km, leg 2 – 21km and 32km and leg 3 – 21km and 42km finishers will get to receive a 3 inch-radius united medal like this:

If a runner finishes all three legs in the category 21km/ 21km/ 21km or 21km/ 32km/ 42km, he/she will be able to form this united medal.

Route Map:

For more On-line and In-store registration inquiries, please call: (+632) 463-4813 to 4814, Mon-Fri, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (except Holidays).
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