Takbo sa Pagbangon ng Leyte

Tuesday, 8 April 2014  |  Race Announcements

The “Takbo sa Pagbangon ng Leyte”, a Benefit Run for typhoon Yolanda survivors, is spearheaded by the Philippine Deposit Insurance Corporation (PDIC). The Run aims to promote public awareness on PDIC and its role in protecting the environment, and to raise funds to build disaster-resilient shelters for families in Leyte in partnership with Gawad Kalinga.

Event: Takbo sa Pagbangon ng Leyte
Date: 4 May 2014, Sunday
Venue: PNB Financial Center, Macapagal Boulevard, Pasay City
Assembly Time: 5:00 AM
Category and Gun Start: 3K (5:50 AM) | 5K (5:40 AM) |10K (5:30 AM)

Registration is currently ongoing!

For more info and to register online, visit: www.pdic.gov.ph
 or email takbo@pdic.gov.ph

Outbreak in Intramuros: Win a Race Kit!

Wednesday, 2 April 2014  |  Race Announcements

I don’t know how many times I’ve mentioned this to friends: They should have a race that runs through Intramuros. My idea was an international marathon with the course weaving through the walled city of Intramuros, taking the runners through a historical tour of Manila. To my surprise, just yesterday, I found out there’s an Outbreak Mission in Intramuros! It’s not the marathon I dreamed of, but it’s good enough!

I’m not too familiar with Outbreak events, but I’ve visited their website and it looks pretty exciting.  Here’s some more info about the “Mission”:

Zombies will once again invade the metro, this time inside the walls of the majestic Intramuros. Touted as Operation Stronghold, the mission of this Outbreak is to free Dr. Alfonso Adarna from the evil fanatical band of brothers. It’s the familiar fear but with a whole new level of terror presented by the brotherhood, all within the intricate interiors of the famed walled city. It’s an Outbreak like you’ve never seen before!

Anyway, I received a complimentary “access card” today from good ol’ friends from Summit and Nestea, its sponsors, and since I won’t be available to participate in the event which is already this Saturday, April 5, 2014, I thought of giving it away to one lucky reader.  If you’re game, read contest rules below.

– Outbreak Intramuros Mission Briefing. –

– Enclosed is your Access Card to participate in the event! How creative is that?! –


One (1) Complimentary Access Card to Outbreak Intramuros, April 5, 2014. For more info about the race, visit their website HERE.


1) LIKE TBR on Facebook

2) Follow TBR on Twitter

3) Submit a comment on this post: “I want to join Outbreak Intramuros!” with the following info:
– Your complete name
– Your email address


1) Deadline for submission of entries: THURSDAY, April 3, 2014 at 10:00 a.m.

2) All entries submitted before contest deadline will be eligible to join the raffle conducted by TBR via random.org. 1 winner will win: 1 Outbreak Intramuros Access Card.

3) Only one entry per runner. Submission of more than one entry leads to disqualification.

4) Contest is open to Metro Manila residents only.

5) Winner will be announced on this blogpost and will be advised via email on where to claim the prize.

Good luck!

UPDATE: Congratulations to Julius B. Romero for winning the Access Card to Outbreak Intramuros! To all those who joined, thank you!

Mark Your Calendars: Carbtrim-TBR All Woman Race

Wednesday, 26 March 2014  |  Race Announcements

Women’s Month comes at the perfect time as I announce what I’ve been busy with the past months.  After TBR ULAH Dream Marathon, this is my next baby project.  As always, it’s one that I feel strongly about as a female runner and I can only hope that it can help encourage more women to get fit, gain confidence, realize how powerful they are, and, hopefully, fall in love with running as I have.  So, here goes…(drumroll please)…


Mark your calendars for the CARBTRIM-THE BULL RUNNER ALL WOMAN RACE on July 20, 2014 at Filinvest City, Alabang.  We’ll be having 5k, 10k, and 21k on a friendly and fast course!

It’s going to be a RUN FOR WOMANITY among our sisters, daughters, wives, grandmothers, and all other women in our lives!  Expect lots of bling (a charm bracelet for 21k finishers!), boas (to look utterly gorgeous after your run!), and tutus (for the honorary women aka men in our lives who’ll be allowed to register for very limited slots and run on that day if and only if they wear their tutus!)  Told ya it’s going to be fun!

More details to be released on registration soon!

Save the Date: Filinvest City Endurance Weekend

Tuesday, 11 March 2014  |  Race Announcements

Save the date for Filinvest City’s Endurance Weekend on September 13 to 14, 2014!

Video: Ready for Anything! (TBR ULAH Dream Marathon Send Off)

Saturday, 8 February 2014  |  Race Announcements

Here’s the Send Off video created by our official photographer, Photo Ops, as a special gift to our TBR ULAH Dream Marathoners – Batch 2014. We presented it during our Send Off Party last Feb 6. I still get goosebumps whenever I watch this.

As you’ll see in the video, this is one committed, aggressive, and, best of all, fun batch. The song chosen by Photo Ops, Ready for Anything by Landon Austin, couldn’t have been more appropriate from its lyrics to its rhythm. This will be our starting line song on race day.

To our TBR ULAH Dream Marathoners, 8 days to go for your first marathon! #readyforanything