TBRDM 2012: Bull Session 5 on 25 February 2012

Monday, 20 February 2012  |  News + Promos



It’s our last Bull Session and our longest run before the big day!  Let’s go guys!

Date: Feb. 25, 2012, Saturday
Distance and time: Long run, 3 hours 30 minutes (following TBR Dream Marathon training program)
Register: 4:00 AM. Start: 4:30 AM
Venue: Solenad Activity Area, NUVALI, Sta. Rosa, Laguna (Click HERE for a map to NUVALI)

1) Gatorade will be provided at only 2 or 3 stations. Please bring your own hydration.

2) You may bring headlamps or flashlights for dark areas in the course.  We requested for NUVALI to turn on their lights as well.  (Don’t worry, everything will be lit up on race day!)

3) You may leave your bags with our staff at Solenad area, but we will not be responsible for lost items.  Please leave valuables at home or in your own cars.

4) Restrooms at Solenad and Evoliving will be open.  Each guardhouse has a restroom in their should you have an “emergency”.

5) Non-TBR Dream Marathoners are most welcome to join us.

5) Thanks to NUVALI’s support, they’ll be providing a FREE shuttle service taking runners to NUVALI from ROX, Bonifacio High Street and back.

  • The shuttle will accommodate only 22 runners.  Runners must be registered TBR DM runners only.
  • Shuttle to leave ROX for NUVALI: 330 am
  • Shuttle to leave NUVALI for ROX: 830 am
  • Please be on time. Shuttle will wait for no one.
  • To sign up for the free shuttle service, click here <<< LINK REMOVED. SLOTS ARE FULL. >>>.  First come, first served basis only.

Run United 1 on 4 March 2012

Monday, 20 February 2012  |  News + Promos

Date: March 4, 2012
Venue: SM Mall of Asia



  • 500M Ceelin Run – P350
  • 3K – P600
  • 5K Dolfenal Run – P700
  • 10K Enervon Run – P800
  • 21K Enervon HP Run – P900


  • Jan. 30 to Feb 19, 2012 – Start of ONLINE registration – www.runrio.com
  • Jan 30 to Feb 26, 2012 – In Store Registration Partners – Riovana Store BGC, Riovana Store Katipunan, Toby’s, The Athletes Foot, Unilab Special Registration until Feb 17, 2012
  • Discount Scheme, 10% discount for series registration


A Running Start for Unilab Active Health
Run United 1 on March 4 offers a number of firsts

The 2012 Unilab ActiveHealth calendar is off to a raring start, as the registration for its first event this year—Run United 1 on March 4—picks up pace. On its sixth offing, Run United 1 continues to reinvent itself. It is set to once again offer runners a number of firsts.

“This is our first hurrah this year and we very pleased with the enthusiastic response so far from the running community. Registration, both online and in selected stores, is rapidly picking up. We are looking forward to another active year,” said Alex Panlilio, Head of Unilab Active Health. Run United 1 will still feature five race categories: Ceelin 500m dash for kids, 3k, 5K, Enervon 10K, and Enervon HP 21K.

Organizers Unilab Active Health and RunRio Inc. are introducing several new features to give participants a better running experience. These include new race routes, better hydration stations, improved security, safety marshals, new freebies, more exciting ActiveHealth village, among others.

– RU United Singlet for adults. The kids have their own singlets too –

– Free race belts for everyone –

Starting this year, the RunRio Trilogy/Run United Series of races will have different registration or pre-race giveaways. For Run United 1, it will be a race belt or bib holder. Even the medals for 21K finishers are made more special. It will be a collectible medal, thus those who will participate all of the three Run United races during the year, can put together all their finisher medals and form a big Run United medal.

– Run United 1 Medal –

– Philippine Marathon Medal. I would hate to have a “donut” medal if I run the Phil. Marathon and fail to complete the other 3 Run United races. Perhaps RunRio and Unilab can figure out a solution for this? –

– Finishers of all RU races and Philippine Marathon complete a puzzle to form this medal –

“The joint Run United medals will serve as a true testament of the runners’ commitment to an active and healthy lifestyle. It is a good souvenir of all their 2012 Run United races combined,” said Lester Castillo, brand manager of Active Health.

Besides the new medals, half marathoners will have their gun start at Bonifacio Global City (BGC) in Taguig and finish off at SM Mall of Asia in Pasay City.

“We are very excited about the Run United races this year because we have so much in store for the runners. We are introducing a number of new features to give them even better quality runs because that is what Run United is all about,” said Rio dela Cruz of RunRio Inc.

Children also get to have their own singlet, too. After all, Run United prides itself for having the first to introduce a 500-meter dash in its races. “We really like to get the children get started in running young. So besides the other unique giveaways for them, the singlet is another come-on for them,” cited Dela Cruz.

Interested runners can register at these stores: Riovana at Bonifacio Global City and Katipunan, Quezon City; Toby’s at SM Mall of Asia, Pasay City; and The Athlete’s Foot at Robinson’s Galleria, Ortigas. For online registration, check details at www.runrio.com. Registration is until February 26, but race kits may run out before then, so the organizers urge everyone to register early to secure slots.

Run United is for the benefit of Gawad Kalusugan (the health program of Gawad Kalinga) and Hero Foundation. “Run United is part of Unilab’s advocacy through Unilab Active Health to promote an active lifestyle among Filipino families. Each event has been carefully designed and scheduled with the help of the race organizers and experts to allow each participant to sustain their active lifestyles throughout the year. We would like to thank all those who continue to support the Active Health programs” said Alex Panlilio, Head of Unilab Active Health.

Run United 1 is only the first of the Run United series. Run United 2 is set for June 17 and Run United 3 on September 16. Run United’s very own full marathon or 42K race, the Run United Philippine Marathon, is also slated for October 28.

The following are the other events of Unilab Active Health lined up for this year: The Bull Runner Dream Marathon, March 18; Tri United 1, April 14-15; Tri United 2, June 30-July 1; Tri United 3, November 10-11 as well as running and triathlon clinics all year round.

For more inquiries on Run United and Active Health, check out these websites: www.unilabactivehealth.com andwww.runrio.com as well as their respective fan pages on Facebook and Twitter.


Wednesday, 15 February 2012  |  News + Promos

TAKBU’TO is a 3K, 5K and 10K fun run and 1.5K fun walk at McKinley Hill. The proponent of the event is the Philippine Orthopaedic Association Foundation Inc. (POAFI). It is the charitable arm of the Philippine Orthopaedic Association (POA) that provides grants for continuing education of its members, as well as supports scientific research initiatives.

They’ll also be having a run clinic this coming Saturday at ROX. I’ll be speaking there along with Dr. Gar Eufemio, Dr. Benedict Valdecanas, Dr. Jun Rafanan, and Coach Jim Saret. Hope to see you there!


When: March 25, 2012
Where: McKinley Hill
Distance: 1.5K Fun Walk and 3K, 5K and 10K Fun Run.
Prizes: Top 3 Male and Female finishers in each category.


Registration Fees are as follows:
1.5K (P400)
3K / 5K (P500)
10K (P600)

Bulk discounts may be given to groups of 20 (5%) , 50 (free tent) , 80 (free tent and 5%) and 100 (10%) and up.


The running clinic is a joint project of POAFI and the Philippine Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (POSSM). Dr. Gar Eufemio is the current President of POSSM.

What: Run Clinics
When: Saturday, FEBRUARY 18, 2012, 4:00PM to 6:00 PM
Where: R.O.X., Bonifacio High Street



4:00 pm: Welcome and Opening Remarks by Dr Carilo
4:10 pm: Introduction of Personalities: Dr. Gar Eufemio, Dr. Benedict Valdecanas, Dr. Jun Rafanan, Coach Jim Saret and Jaymie Pizarro
4:25-5:00 pm: Running Injuries: Recognition, Treatment, and Prevention by Dr. Benedict Valdecanas
5:00-5:15 pm: Training a Runner by Coach Jim Saret
5:15-5:30 pm: How I Became The Bull Runner by Jaymie Pizarro
5:30-6:00 pm: Open Forum
6:00-6:15 pm: Closing

Gatorade Sweat Test Participants

Thursday, 9 February 2012  |  News + Promos

Congratulations to the accepted participants to the Gatorade Sweat Test! See you on the testing date. Please note we accepted a total of 50 runners are listed below to include TBR Dream Team and friends:

1 Alfred Roderick A. Estefani
2 Allan Gregor Bulos
3 Ariel Abril
4 Carlo Molod
5 Christian Jay de Castro
6 Craig Logan
7 Daves Espia
8 Edward Kho
9 Enrico Mostoles
10 Eugenio Saluta
11 Irene Zyra A. Diama
12 Jenny Aggangan
13 Jonard Aries Gamboa
14 Jose Ritchel G. Viñas
15 Joseph Yapchulay
16 Joy Bagason
17 Juan Carlo M. Peralta
18 Jun Cruz
19 Katherine Andaya
20 King Nicklaus Quimpo
21 Kristine Joy Cerame
22 Leo Tugade
23 Lester Castillo
24 Lit Onrubia
25 Loy Danila
26 Macel Janeo
27 Mara Guevara
28 Marc Anthony Villanueva
29 marie grace alano
30 Marie Joyce Negapatan
31 Mark Mostoles
32 Marvin Trilles
33 Mary Gold dela Cruz
34 Mary Maureen Albarracin
35 Michael Arcilla
36 Michelle Logan
37 Mike Janeo
38 Miriam Valero
39 Obel Mercado
40 Paul Steven F. Famador
41 Raymond Posadas
42 Reylynne de la Paz
43 Rhodora Celis
44 Ricardo P. So Jr
45 Rikki Suarez
46 Rizzalyn Damaso
47 Rjay Mercado
48 Rod Nepomuceno
49 Rosalia S. Castro
50 Rosemarie Beltran

Gatorade Sweat Test exclusively for TBR Dream Marathoners

Wednesday, 8 February 2012  |  News + Promos

At TBR Dream, we go the extra mile to make the race extra special for our first- and second-time marathoners. And, we partner with companies and brands that have the same values. Thanks to our generous sponsors and friends as well as selfless volunteers, we get to give the best race we can possibly give to our runners.

One of our major sponsors, Gatorade, has gone out of their way to offer our TBR Dream Marathoners this: an exclusive Gatorade Sweat Test! They usually offer this test only to their high-profile athletes, endorsers, and/or sponsored teams. Experts from the Gatorade Sports Science Institute conduct the tests using strict standards. They provide the Gatorade and water for you to drink.  And, they use materials and other equipment to conduct the tests, so it can be quite costly.  Perhaps they thought little ol’ me needed some wise hydration advice last November so they conducted the test on me too! Read about it HERE.

We’re lucky that Gatorade decided to offer this to 40 of our TBR Dream Marathoners.  Wish we could accommodate all, but I didn’t win the last grand lotto.

If you are a TBR Dream Marathoner and you wish to find out about your own sweat rate and how much fluids you should drink when you run, sign up for this rare opportunity for the Gatorade Sweat Test.

Below are the details:

What: Gatorade Sweat Test exclusively for TBR Dream Marathoners
When: Saturday, 18 February 2012
Assembly time: 5:00 AM
Start time: 5:30 AM
Where: Ultra Track Oval
Fee: The test is free. But please pay for your own entrance to the Ultra Track Oval.

– Eat last main meal 2-3 hours before the test time;
– Be in Running attire but be ready to strip down to underwear in the restroom (not in public!) for the weigh-in and also for the weigh-out (bath towels needed to towel down after the test and prior to weigh-out);
– Once you are weighed in, you cannot drink from any other source except the Gatorade and Water that the staff supplies. There will be designated water and Gatorade Bottles with your names at the hydration station.
– You will be briefed on-site prior to the test. Please come on time.

1. Measure Body Weight
2. Urine Test (collection of urine)
3. 1 hour 30 minutes running on track oval
4. Cool Down
5. Towel down and Weigh out.

There are only 40 slots for the Gatorade Sweat Test. Registration on a first-come, first-served basis only. Please sign up only if you are sure that you can make it so as not to waste the slot. Click below to access the sign in sheet. Accepted runners will be posted in this blog.