7th Bike For Hope

Thursday, 10 January 2008  |  Race Announcements

A lot of runners are into biking too.  So, in case you’re interested…

The 7th BIKE FOR HOPE, Bicol Region, will be held on February 2, 2008, Saturday.  This is an advocacy ride for health and the environment to be led by Sen. Pia Cayetano.

Bike Route: Naga City to Legazpi City

Starting Point: Naga City, Shell Station Magsaysay Avenue

Finish Line: Astrodome, Legazpi City

Registration Starts: 4:30 a.m.

Bike Ride Starts: 6:00 a.m.

Registration Fee: P300.00

You can register here or email bikeforhope@yahoo.com for inquiries.

* There will be drinking stations along the bike route and lunch will be served at the culminating event at the Astrodome, Legazpi City.
** The first 350 registrants will be entitled to a free jersey.

Timing Chip is Here!

Thursday, 13 December 2007  |  Race Announcements

Goodbye to inaccurate times at local races! Rudy Biscocho will soon be using chip timing systems at his running events. All I can say is: finally! We are no longer third world when it comes to races!

Click here for full article at inquirer.net.

November Races in Metro Manila

Thursday, 15 November 2007  |  Race Announcements

I love the month of November. This is the month we dust the ol’ Christmas tree and dress him up for the Holidays. Bazaars start popping up all over the metro, but people are not in a wild Christmas frenzy; they shop unhurriedly for a gift list that isn’t quiet final yet. And, when you hear a Christmas tune in a mall or an elevator this early, it’s a special moment. One thinks “Christmas is coming.” and a warm, fuzzy feeling takes over.

Who knew that November was this good in the running world too? The races this month were/are spectacular. During the 1st half of the month, Milo Baguio and New Balance races were held (I still can’t stop hitting myself on the head for missing NB…Grrr). But, the upcoming races for the rest of the month are worth joining too:

Nov 18: Milo National Finals. Call Mr. Biscocho (727.9987).  I’ll see you at this one!

Nov 18: Men’s Health Urbanathlon & Festival, Bonifacio Global City, P300 (Individual)/ P1,200 (Team). Visit site.

Nov 25: 5th Animo Run 5k/10k, SM Mall of Asia, IMAX Parking Grounds, 5k P180, 10k P200. Call Edmar (0917.6191821) or visit site. Registration is ongoing until Nov. 23 at the Sports Complex of DLSU Manila, Mon-Fri 10am-6pm. For online registration, click here. 4 Roundtrip tickets to Boracay will be raffled off.

Nov. 25: Healthway Medical’s Run a Life of Wellness, Bonifacio Global City, P200. Part of the proceeds will go to Citizenship by Good Example Foundation.  For details, visit site or call 751-hway (4929).  You may also visit any Healthway Medical clinic (SM the Block, Shangrila Mall, Market Market, Robinsons Manila, Alabang Town Center and Festival Mall.

Are You Joining The Urbanathlon?

Saturday, 3 November 2007  |  Race Announcements

A lot of runners are getting giddy over this: The 1st ever Men’s Health Urbanathlon in the Philippines on November 18, Sunday at Bonifacio Global City.

I’ve browsed through the website and, in all honesty, I know I can run the 10km comfortably but it’s The Wall that gets me. I detest climbing and climbing loathes me back. Let’s leave it at that.

So, as much as I would like to partake of the festivities on that day, I will beg off for my own pride (I can’t bear the thought of seeing all other participants pass me by as I scramble half-way up and slide down that wall a hundred times over.)

For those who are planning to join, you may be interested in joining Fitness First’s clinic on how to effectively prepare for Urbanathlon. This will be held on:

Nov 10 (First session was today, Nov. 3)
1:00pm
Fort Bonifacio Branch

Selected Fitness First Instructors will give a 45-minute lecture/clinic for the first 40 people to confirm.

Those interested may email or text Edmund Mangaser (Elite Multi Sport Resources) at 0910 2135073.

Metro Manila Races For Oct/Nov 2007

Thursday, 18 October 2007  |  Race Announcements

For those of you who do not frequent my ever-changing, constantly-being-updated List of Races for the year, here are the races for October/November within Metro Manila only. I decided to post this here because there are so many races lately, I’m getting confused about which ones to join!

Oct 21 Sunday: Raising Hope, Powerplant Mall. This is a fund-raising activitiy of Planet Sports for the Carewell Community Foundation which supports cancer patients. It is a fun run from 6 am to 8 am with no prescribed distance. Course will be the inner lane of Power Plant Mall. Call Maan of Planet Sports (898.1933) for details. Registration onsite only. Click here to download registration form.

Racing Hope

Oct 21 Sunday: 4th BaRUNgay Fun Run, Concepcion Uno Marikina City. Run will be from 5 am to 6 am. Registration fee P100. Call Boy Francisco/Poly Guadamar (948.6454).

Oct 27 Saturday: Run For Love, The Gawad Kalinga Marathon Philippines. Adidas will donate all funds to the planned local Adi Dassler development projects with Gawad Kalinga. Race is 5k/10k near SM Mall of Asia, Pasay City. Registration fee P250. Registration forms will be available in GK offices, selected Adidas concept shops and with RACE c/o Thelma Biscocho (727.9987)

Run For Love

Nov 11 Sunday: New Balance Power Race 10k/25k, Clark Freeport Zone. Registration fee P300. Call Mr. Biscocho (727.9987). Registration has been extended to Oct. 21, Sunday. Interested participants may register at Planet Sports Rockwell branch or on Raising Hope race day on October 21, 2007.

Nov 18 Sunday: Milo National Finals. Call Mr. Biscocho (727.9987)

Nov 25 Sunday: 5th Animo Run 5k/10k, IMAX Parking Area of SM Mall of Asia. 10k P200. Proceeds will go to the Red Cross. Registration starts October 21, 2007 and will end 5:30 am race day. Participants can register at G/F Enrique Razon Sports Complex of DLSU, Vito Cruz, Manila or online. For info, call Edmar (0917.6191821) or visit this.