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.

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

WHAT TO LOOK FORWARD TO FOR 2013 RUN UNITED SERIES:

1) LONGER DISTANCES

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.

2) BETTER SINGLETS

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

Singlet
– Run United 1 Singlet –

Shirt
– Run United 1 Finisher’s Shirt –

3) NEW MEDALS

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!

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

RUN UNITED RACE SCHEDULE AND CATEGORIES:
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 RACE SCHEDULES AND CATEGORIES:
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

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

For more details please visit www.unilabactivehealth.com.

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)gmail.com

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

Wednesday, 21 November 2012  |  Race Announcements

27x37 McHAPPY DAY FUN RUN POSTER

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 www.mchappyday.com.ph or at selected McDonald’s stores in Metro Manila and at Runnr Store in Bonifacio High Street, Taguig. Check out www.mchappyday.com.ph for complete details.

WIN A 3k FAMILY RACE KIT TO MCHAPPY DAY FUN RUN!

HOW TO JOIN:


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

IF YOUR FAMILY WAS A MCDONALD’S PRODUCT, WHAT WOULD YOU BE? WHY? (maximum of 2 sentences only)

PRIZE:

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

CONTEST RULES:


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!

Rip the Road Series: 5 Competitive 10k Races

Friday, 16 November 2012  |  Race Announcements

This is definitely something the running scene needed: fast, short, and fun! I’m hoping to join the January race!

RACE MECHANICS

Rip the Road is an annual series of five competitive 10K races with a championship race at the end of each season.

In each leg, the top 3 over-all male and female winners will be awarded, as well as the champion and runner-up in five age groups:

  • 30 years old & below
  • 31-35 years old & below
  • 36-40 years old
  • 41-45 years old
  • 46 years old & above

Only the top 1,000 runners will qualify for the championship race (free entry)

Runners must finish at least 2 legs to qualify for the championship race. Qualifying time is the average of a runner’s 2 fastest finish times.

Winners and the top 250 finishers of the championship race will be invited to the Night of Champions awards dinner (free entry)

RACE DATES

  • Rip the Road 1 – Unleashed: November 25, 2012
  • Rip the Road 2: January 13, 2013
  • Rip the Road 3: February 17, 2013
  • Rip the Road 4: March 17, 2013
  • Rip the Road 5: April 14, 2013
  • Rip the Road Championship: May 12, 2013

OTHER EVENTS

  • Pre-Championship Race Packet Pick-up & Pasta Party: May 10, 2013 (venue to be announced)
  • Night of Champions Awards Dinner: May 24, 2013 (venue to be announced)

Rip the Road print ad
– Nice to know I’m not the only one tired of Zombies! –

ASSEMBLY, START/FINISH & ACTIVITY AREA
Glorietta 3 Park, Ayala Center, Makati

RACE ROUTE
Makati Central Business District (see map)
The same race route will be used for each race

Rip the Road race route

RACE TIMES
Assembly Time: 5:00 AM
Starting Time: 5:45 AM

REGISTRATION FEE
P650 per race
Plus a one-time purchase of a reausable timing tag for P150:
• Timing tag can be used for all other races during the season
• Replacement timing tags will cost P250

Rip the Road Unleashed
– First Rip the Road race is on November 25, 2012 –

REGISTRATION DATE FOR RIP THE ROAD 1:UNLEASHED

November 9 – 22 or until all the slots filled up (only 2,000 slots available)

REGISTRATION PROCEDURE
1. Become a Ripper:
a. Log on to Rip the Road website
b. Go to REGISTER NOW and input the required data
c. Accept the terms & conditions and SUBMIT
d. You will be issued a Ripper’s ID Number and Ripper’s ID card

– Your Ripper ID contains your personal information (no need to input data every time you join a race)
– You will use your Ripper’s ID card each time you register for a race
– You will need your Ripper’s ID number to access your account, check race results, photos, change your profile

2. Register for the Race:
a. Go to a Registration Center
– Planet Sports Glorietta 3
– Planet Sports Trinoma
– Planet Sports Alabang Town Center
b. Present your Ripper’s ID Card
c. Pay the registration fee and get your race kit

PRIZES
All Race Finishers: Limited special-edition finisher’s technical shirt

Leg Winners:
Over-all males and females
– 1st place Trophy, P5,000 cash & other perks
– 2nd place Trophy, P3,000 cash & other perks
– 3rd place Trophy, P2,000 cash & other perks

Age-group males and females
– Champion Trophy, P1,000 cash & other perks
– Runner-up Trophy, P500 & other perks

* Special prizes will be given to runners who finish 3 or more races

Championship:
Over-all males and females
– 1st place Trophy, P50,000 cash & other perks
– 2nd place Trophy, P30,000 cash & other perks
– 3rd place Trophy, P20,000 cash & other perks

Age group males and females
– 1st place Trophy, P3,000 cash & other perks
– 2nd place Trophy, P2,000 cash & other perks
– 3rd place Trophy, P1,000 cash & other perks

* Top male and female Filipinos will be sent compete in an international 10k race (race to be announced)

Sin Tax Run: 6k for P16

Friday, 16 November 2012  |  Race Announcements

Here’s a race to put pressure to pass legislation now in the Senate to reduce smoking, particularly youth smoking, while funding universal health care!

Event: SIN TAX RUN
Date: December 16, 2012
Race Organizer: RunRio Inc.
Target Participants: 5,000 registered runners
Entry Fee: PhP 16.00
Start & End Point: Seaside Blvd., Mall of Asia
Distance: 6k
Gun Start: 5:45 am

WHY PHP 16?

Pinoy runners unite to demand a vote for health, a vote for Sin Tax Reform.

  • 16 years that the current system has been in place
  • 16 years of the tobacco industry underpaying excise taxes
  • 16 years of too low cigarette prices leading the children and the poor easy entry into cigarette smoking

PRIZES:

FILIPINO (MALE/FEMALE)

  • 1ST PLACE PhP 50,000
  • 2ND PLACE PhP 30,000
  • 3RD PLACE PhP 15,000

FOREIGN (MALE/FEMALE)

  • 1ST PLACE PhP 20,000
  • 2ND PLACE PhP 10,000
  • 3RD PLACE  PhP 5,000

REGISTRATION CENTERS:

Regular In-store registration period is from Nov. 19 to Dec. 14 only at the following venues:

Riovana Store BGC
28th St. cor. 9th Ave., Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
Mon-Sun: 12nn to 9pm

Riovana Store Katipunan
3rd floor Regis Bldg. Katipunan, Quezon City. Across Ateneo and Beside KFC
Tues-Sun : 10am to 8pm

Tobys
SM Mall of Asia, G/F Entertainment Hall, Roxas Blvd., Manila
Mon-Sun, 12nn to 8pm

Tobys
SM North, The Block
Mon-Sun, 12nn to 8pm