Safety Buddy for Condura Skyway Marathon 2013

Saturday, 2 February 2013  |  Race Announcements

With every marathon, there’s always a risk of a medical emergency. We should never ever forget that. For Condura Skyway Marathon, it’s nice to know they’ve prepared for it. Here are friendly safety reminder from Ton Concepcion of Condura to ensure your safety during this weekend’s race. See you there!

Dear Runners,

Introducing – “Safety Buddy”. Your safety is our number 1 concern.

For 2013, we will be implementing the biggest and most comprehensive emergency quick response plan yet. But with even close to 1,000 race officials this Sunday, we cannot watch out for every one of the14,000 runners who will be running over different portions of the 32km long Skyway.

That is why we call on you to volunteer as a “Safety Buddy”.

A “Safety Buddy” is a runner who helps out a fellow runner in times of need. We all know that runners never run alone during a race and therefore the runner beside would be the best person to provide immediate assistance. You can become a “Safety Buddy” by following these guidelines in case you or a fellow runner needs medical assistance:

1. Contact the nearest visible race official and seek assistance. (They can be identified by the race official t-shirt and race ID’s)

2. If there is no visible race official nearby then call the Skyway Emergency numbers: (Applicable to those running with cellphones.)

Please save these numbers on your cellphones. (We encourage you to bring your celphones)

Hotline: 02-776-7777
Globe: 0917-539-8762
Smart: 0999-886-0893

Please provide the following information:

a. Your location – Go to the nearest LAMP POST on the center island and read the LAMP POST NUMBER that is marked in yellow.

This will inform medical officials where you are. Lamp post on the Skyway are spaced an average of 130 feet apart.

b. Give the Race Bib number of the runner that needs assistance

c. Give your name and phone number.

We also would want to remind our runners of the following IMPORTANT SAFETY TIPS.

1. Be sure you are sufficiently trained and are in tip-top shape for the race distance that you are joining.

2. Fill up the ICE at the back of your race bib (ICE = In case of emergency)

3. Have a nutrition and hydration plan and be sure to stick to it.

4. Race within your limits and if you need medical assistance please approach any race official. Pace yourself!

5. Bring a back up hydration belt and extra gel just in case. Remember to never try anything new of race day!

Quick over view of Medical and hydration plan.

1. There are 25 hydration stations spaced an average of 2km apart. Summit water will be served at all stations. 100 plus shall be served only in all hydration stations on the Northbound lane (13 stations of 100 Plus).

2. For 42k runners, there will be 3 Banana stations located approximately at the 22km, 29.4km, 36.4km mark

3. There will be portalets at every hydration station.

4. Lifeline, the premier provider of Emergency Quick Response service will be our medical partner. They will have 13 ambulances with 25 medical tents spaced 2km apart on average with 200 medical personal spread 250 meters apart in between the tents.

Remember, even if there are safety buddies, race officials and medical personnel to assist, SAFETY FIRST BEGINS WITH YOU! Run safe and have fun!

Sincerely yours,

Ton Concepcion – Founder and Chief Event Officer Tri Series

Wednesday, 30 January 2013  |  Race Announcements

The country’s go-to guide on everything triathlon,, recently launched its first Tri Series! I heard about this straight from its founder, Carlos De Guzman, a couple of weeks ago and I couldn’t wait to get more details. Here they are:

Aquathlon | Aquaman

800m swim / 5k run
March 17, 2013
Venue : UP Diliman

Duathlon | Duaman

3k run / 20k bike / 3k run
April 21, 2013
Venue : Nuvali

Triathlon | Triman

1k swim / 25k bike / 5k run
May 26, 2013
Venue : Ayala Alabang

Check out the medals for each race:


For more info, click here: Tri Series

2013 Run United Series: Exceed Yourself!

Monday, 21 January 2013  |  Race Announcements

One of the most anticipated races of each year as the Run United races by Unilab Active Health (ULAH) and RunRio Inc. This 2013, ULAH and RunRio urge runners to “exceed themselves” and it seems like they’ve done the same promising even bigger and better events.

– Run United Bloggers’ Night. We’re so many here that even Coach Rio and his hair are hard to find!  Photo: Unilab Active Health –



Unilab Active Health and RunRio are now focusing on longer distances.

“We noticed a trend during the previous years’ races that the slots for longer distances get filled up faster. There were instances when we had to open up more slots. So, by focusing on longer distances, we will be able to accommodate more runners,” said Alex Panlilio, Head of Unilab Active Health.

Coach Rio dela Cruz added: “This is in line with our plan to be part of the growth and journey of Filipino runners. It just goes to prove that the local running community is more mature, that is why we also launched the Run United Philippine Marathon (RUPM) last year. Filipino runners have leveled up.”

There will be no more 3km category in Run United, but the 500-meter dash for kids will be retained.


Run United singlets will be using a new moisture-wicking fabric designed to help improve the performance and comfort of the runners.

– Run United 1 Singlet –

– Run United 1 Finisher’s Shirt –


Just like last year’s medal, this year runners who complete all three races may piece the three medals together like a puzzle. But, the look is now entirely different!

– The United Medal for those who finish RU1 21k, RU2 21k, and RUPM 42k –

Run United 1: March 17, 2013 – 5km, 10km and 21km
Run United 2: June 2, 2013 – 10km, 21km, and 32km
Run United Philippine Marathon – October 6, 2013 – 10km, 21km and 42km

For triathletes, Unilab Active Health also offers the duathlon and triathlon events:

Tri United 1 2013: March 10, 2013, Playa Laiya, Batangas
Tri United 2 2013: July 7, 2013, Playa Laiya, Batangas
Tri United 3 2013: October 26-27, 2013, Subic
Tri United 4 2013: November 24, 2013, Ayala Alabang

Unilab Active Health Duathlon: September 8, 2013, SCTEX, Clark, Pampanga.

For more details please visit

TBR Dream Team Run Official Results

Thursday, 22 November 2012  |  Race Announcements

Here’s the official results for TBR Dream Team Run held last Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012, at Nuvali, Sta. Rosa, Laguna.

Whether you joined this race or not, I highly recommend you click on the list below if only to give yourself a good laugh this morning.  The various team names are hilarious! I liked Team Lezgeriron!, Team Speedy Bagal, Team South Tri alak alak, Team Dyosa Churva, and my favorite, Team Madapa Kah (heehee!) Should we do this again next year (sponsors, please support us runners who just want to have a great time!), I think I’ll give a prize for Funniest Team Name.

Click <<TBR Team Dream Run 2012 Overall Results>> to download.

For any clarifications regarding results, please email Macel at tbrdream(at)

McHappy Day Fun Run on Dec 2. Win a Race Kit Now!

Wednesday, 21 November 2012  |  Race Announcements


Event: McHappy Day 2012
Date: December 2, 2012
Venue: McKinley Hill, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig
Participants: For the whole family

The day starts with the Fun Run with race distances of 1K for children ages 3-5 (P250 reg fee), 3K for children ages 6-12 (P350 reg fee), 3K family run of four members (P800 reg fee), and 5K for individuals older than 15 (P650 registration fee).

The race will include surprise play pit stops and special awards such as best head dress for runners in the 3K children and 5K, best costume for the family 3K, and most creative race bib for kids in the 1K dash.

The fee includes a race kit with bib, breakfast stub, program, singlet, and 100 worth of McMoney that can be used at the family fair to enjoy various activities.

This will be the fourth McHappy Day Fun Run celebrating World Children’s Day for the benefit of the Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC), the charity of choice of McDonald’s and its banner program, Bright Minds Read (BMR). Bright Minds Read is a program in partnership with the Department of Education that provides reading toolkits to different public schools all over the country to teach beginning reading to grade 1 public school students.

Register now through or at selected McDonald’s stores in Metro Manila and at Runnr Store in Bonifacio High Street, Taguig. Check out for complete details.



Answer the question below by posting a comment on this blogpost:



Three (3) runners will win one (1) 3k Family Race Kit each


1) Deadline for submission of entries: THURSDAY, November 22, 2012 at 8:00 a.m.
2) TBR will choose the three winners.
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) Each family race kit is good for four (4) members only. Winner should be able to field a family team of 4.
6) Winner will be announced on this blogpost and will be advised via email on how to claim the prize.

UPDATE: Congrats to the winners! Macel Janeo, Jay Estallo, and Rachelle Peralta! Please expect an email from me!