Save the Date: TBR Dream Marathon 2014

Friday, 14 June 2013  |  Race Announcements


Register Now: Fitness & Athletics Indoor Duathlon

Friday, 7 June 2013  |  Race Announcements

Online registration for Fitness & Athletics Indoor Duathlon is now open!

Click on the Facebook link below to register:

Facebook page: Fitness & Athletics 

Find the Indoor Duathlon tab, and click Register Now to view Mechanics of the Race and FAQs. More info HERE.

Fitness & Athletics Indoor Duathlon

Tuesday, 4 June 2013  |  Race Announcements

Now this is one race I’m looking forward to: Fitness & Athletic’s Indoor Duathlon! Online registration begins on June 6! More details coming soon.

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Here’s the race bib…

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And here’s the official race shirt.


See you there! I’m already training for this one!

Xavier Sports & Country Club Fun Run in CdO

Friday, 31 May 2013  |  Race Announcements

Cagayan de Oro is one of my favorite provinces.  It’s beautiful there.  Even better, I learned that it’s got a dynamic and fast-growing running community when I gave a running talk and toured the CdO-Dahilayan Ultramarathon route way back in 2011.

My husband has a lot of relatives based in CdO.  Last week, I learned that they’re actually organizing a Fun Run!  So, for those of you in Cdo, please do register early and enjoy this fun run at Xavier Estates!


“We Put The Fun Back To Fun Runs” is their tagline, and that’s exactly what they aim to do starting with the August 25, 2013 Xavier Sports & Country Club MUST Fun Run.


There will be three categories: 5K with a Php300/participant registration fee; 10K with a Php500/participant registration fee; and a 3K walking special.

The 3K and 5K registration fees include a jersey, a race bib, a certificate, the chance to win prizes in a raffle (including but not limited to free dinners for two with a gorgeous blind date), free admission to a post-race program with entertainment, and freebies generated by donations from partners. The 10K registration fee includes everything the 5K has plus a timing chip. Expensive medals will be given to the top 20 10K winners.


Register now. Avail of a 15% Early Bird special discount which is good till June 12, 2013 or until Early Bird slots last. Just enter the promo code: XSCCFR13.

Run, Jog, or Walk. It’s not about “how” you finish, It’s about “why”.

To register online, click HERE. The Game Changer for the Philippines’ Online Running Community

Monday, 25 March 2013  |  News + Promos, Race Announcements

I’ve been blogging about running for almost six years now and, through the years, I’ve been witness to some great things in running.  How the community has grown from a couple thousands to tens of thousands.  How races grew in number from once a month to every weekend or even more.  How almost everyone is a runner now or knows a runner.   How the online community grew from blogs, forums, websites, social media sites, and more.  It is still growing…and evolving.

Today, I met Raymond Racaza, the founder of a new running website:

I will tell you now that I predict this to be the new and primary source of running information for the local running community.  I visited the site and it is everything—and more—of what majority of the runners now need and want. Myself included.

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Here’s what you can expect:

1) Simple and easy to navigate.  The website is clean and simple.  From the home page, one can see upcoming races.  One click and you get the basic info.  Another click and you get all the race information you need.

2) Convenient online race registration.  If the race organizer allows for online registration through, you can join the race through the site.  If you had already created an account in the, all information will be stored and you will never need to input your information again.

3) My Page.  You can have your own page enlisting the races you wish to join.  After the race, you can post notes on your thoughts about the race.

4) Share to Facebook and Twitter.  You can sign in via Facebook.  From your My page, you can click on a race and with one click you can share to your friends on Facebook that you’ll be joining the race.

5) Mobile App.  Soon, there will a app for smartphones.

6) Results via text.  For some races, runners may sign up for text alerts regarding the release of the official results.

7) Directory — SOON.  The site will have a complete list of coaches, running stores, and more.

8) Articles — SOON.  Interesting articles from various contributors will be posted.

9) No ads.  Raymond was clear about this.  He will not be posting ads on the website for two reasons: first, he prefers a clean look with no “billboards” screaming at his readers and, secondly, the site is an advocacy; he doesn’t plan to make money out of it.  (Hurrah for you, Raymond!)

And, last but not the least…

10) Borne out of passion for running.  Through the years, I’ve seen it all.  Bloggers, organizers, and events that were fueled by the opportunity to make a quick buck from the running boom and how quickly they disappeared or, if they stayed, how the product simply fell or still falls below everyone’s standards.  But, I’ve also seen people—visionaries, dreamers, achievers—who are driven by their passion for running who wished for nothing more than to give back to the sport that gave them so much.  Today, I saw that in Raymond.

Raymond started running after his wife gave birth.  His weight had ballooned to 180 lbs as he ate along with their new baby.  He got into running as a means to drop back to his regular 140 lbs.  In 2008, he bought the domain name

This dream of his took him a full five years to create.  It is obvious that a lot of thought went into creating a website that is so simple and easy to navigate.  It is equally obvious that this is a passion project for him.  He doesn’t want to earn from it.  He doesn’t want to be popular through it.  In his words “I just want to give back to running because it changed my life.”

And, with that, Raymond and get my full support.  Visit now.