Dream Marathon 2014: Our 1st Bull Session

Tuesday, 1 October 2013  |  Race Announcements

So marathon training started this week for our Dreamers!  We can’t wait to see you all at our 1st Bull Session this coming Saturday!


Just a few reminders:

  • Please come in running attire. Preferably our official NB Dri Fit training shirt (TBR University)
  • Please come on time. We will not wait for late comers.
  • For Bull Sessions, Gatorade will be provided at the assembly area. No water will be provided. Runners are required to bring your own water, bottles, and/or hydration belts. No cups will be provided to minimize waste.
  • Runners may leave their bags with our staff during the Bull Session. Please leave valuables at home. Organizers will not be responsible for any loss.
  • All Bull Circles and Bull Sessions are free of charge. No pre-registration required. Guests are welcome to attend.

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Race: Gabriel Symphony 12-Hour Multisport Celebration for a Cause

Tuesday, 1 October 2013  |  Race Announcements

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If you wish to do some good through running, this may just be the right event for you. It’s Senator Pia Cayetano’s Gabriel Symphony, a 12-hour event in Alabang in memory of her son, Gabriel, who lived only until 9 months old.  Proceeds from the event will go to children with disabilities and less privileged children.

Details of the event are posted below.  To register, you may print the registration form below , fill up, and email to  blessings@gabrielsymphony.comBy tomorrow, October 2, 2013, online registration will be available www.gabrielsymphony.com


I always support this event.  The past few years, I haven’t been able to join due to conflicts in schedule but I do help promote it.  The last time I joined Gabriel Symphony was way back in 2008!  (Click HERE if you want to read about it or just see how skinny I was! Oh, to be young again! LOL) It was a great event with such a positive atmosphere.  Looks like I’ll be joining again this year!  Hope to see you there.

For TBR-ULAH Dreamers, Sen. Pia Cayetano has a special note for you in case you’d like to use the event as a training race:

Dear Dream Marathoners,

Congrats on your decision to sign up for the Dream Marathon! It may seem daunting, but I promise you every step you take will bring closer to your goal.

That said, I would like to invite you to do your long training run at our 12-Hour Multi-Sport Celebration, In Memory of Gabriel on October 12, 2013 at the Alabang Country Club. It officially starts at 6am, but the nice thing about this event is that you can start anytime and run any distance, depending on what your training program dictates for the week. Consider it a “catered” training day with refreshments and goodies at the end of your training plus it’s all for a good cause.

Gabriel’s Symphony Foundation is inspired by my son Gabriel who only lived for nine months. By participating in the event, you make a difference in the lives of children with disabilities and less-privileged children.

For only P1,000, you may also join the other activities of the day, and you will be given access to all-day goodies: mid-morning refreshments, lunch and afternoon merienda.

Hope to see you there!

Sen. Pia Cayetano

See you all there!

2014 Unilab Active Health Calendar: Exceed Yourself!

Friday, 27 September 2013  |  Race Announcements

Unilab has just released its calendar of events for 2014.  Mark your calendars!

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PRESS RELEASE: Exceed yourself! UNILAB Active Health (ULAH) continues to challenge everyone to create a better version of themselves. One may choose to upgrade to longer distances, or establish new personal records. Better training, better gear, better nutrition, and better races, will all lead to achieving a better you. The 2014 ULAH calendar has been developed with experts within the swim, bike, and run community to cater to those who desire to progress from where they are today, to be better tomorrow.

Get ready to pull out those “killer kicks” as the Tri United Series will now inaugurate a new long distance category: a demanding 1.9km swim, 90km bike, and 21km run. This distance offers a new challenge to loyal Tri United triathletes on top of the sprint, standard (1.5km-40km-10km), and triking (2km-60km-15km) distances of next year’s series.

With the back to back success of the annual Active Health Duathlon, the run-bike-run event will still maintain its foothold at SCTEX with a 6km-50km-4km distance. The calendar will also include a separate cycling event sometime Q2/Q3 of 2014.

Experienced runners hoping to complete the United Medal can train their way up to a full 42.195km distance in Run United Philippine Marathon. The Run United (RU) series will remain focused on providing long distance categories: RU1 with 5km, 10km, and 21km and RU2 with 10km, 21km, and 32km categories. TBRDM continues to help produce first/second time marathoners with its extensive 5-month program leading to race day.

Kindly standby for further announcements on event details, registration dates, and additional events/training programs within the 2014 UNILAB Active Health Calendar.

Mark your calendars. Exceed Yourself!

Are You Ready for 2013 Run United Philippine Marathon?

Friday, 27 September 2013  |  Race Announcements

Who hasn’t registered for Run United Philippine Marathon (RUPM)?!  I’m looking forward to running 21k there.

RUPM is the third and last leg of the RunRio Trilogy and the only slots open are for Ceelin 500m dash. RUPM, now on its second year, will feature four race categories namely: Ceelin 500m, Hydrite 10km, Alaxan FR 21km and Enervon Activ 42km.

What can you expect at Run United Philippine Marathon on October 6, 2013?

(1) Runners who participated in Run United 1 and 2 can finally obtain the last piece of their “medal puzzle” and complete their UNITED medal.

The completed UNITED medal from the 2013 Run United Trilogy series (21-21-21, 21-32-21, 21-32-42) fits together with the RUPM finisher’s medal. According to Unilab Active Health, securing all these medals is a testament of the runners’ commitment to continuously exceed themselves in the field of running.

– Unilab’s Alex Panlilio welcomes the bloggers at the recently held bloggers night for Run United Philippine Marathon –

(2) The 3,000 Enervon Activ 42km runners and finishers will get VIP treatment—before, during and after the race.  Gatorade, ION Energy Drink, water, sponges and bananas will be given out at certain points of the routes.

(3) 42k runners will be among the first to try and taste Active Health’s latest offering in its Sports Nutrition Line – the Active Health Sports Gel, to be launched at Run United Philippine Marathon.

– Active Health Sports Gel will be launched on RUPM. Its flavor is Berry Mix. Unilab will come out with more flavors in the coming months. Price will be at parity with other imported brands –

(4) 42k runners will experience a red-carpet finish.  The finish line for 42km runners will be right inside the Active Health Village, through a short tunnel carved underneath the main stage. The runners’ companions can cheer at the cordoned-off spectators’ waiting area, and at the main stage audience area. All 42km finishers will be given an ice cold glass of Enervon HP Recovery Drink, a grooming station complete with staff will be on standby to make sure that they will look their best in the photo-ops at the finish line.

(5) 42k runners can start their rest and recovery routines by attending a post-race talk and stretching at the Enervon Activ Marathoners’ Lounge where they will receive limited edition RUPM commemorative slippers. The University of Santo Tomas College of Rehabilitation Sciences will provide physical therapy and stretching services inside the Active Health Village.

– Lester of Unilab Active Health and Coach Rio dela Cruz of Runrio show off the RUPM Commemorative Slippers –

(6) RUPM participants and their companions can avail of activities, games, free product samples in various sponsors’ booths at the Unilab Active Health Village. Alaxan FR PBA Legends will also be around for photo-ops. Entertainment will be provided by True Faith and Evedancel of Sugarfree.

All categories except for 42km will have start and finish line at the SM Mall of Asia; the 42km category will start at Bonifacio Global City and finish at SM Mall of Asia.

Gun starts are as follows: 500m dash at 7:00AM; 10K at 5:30AM; 21K at 4:00AM; and 42K at 3:00AM


Two more events are up ahead in ULAH’s active calendar—Tri United 3 and the Enervon Activ 226 Bohol Triathlon. Registration for both is still ongoing.

  • Tri United 3 Elite and Age Group Championship in Subic will feature standard distance (1.5km swim, 40km bike, 10km run) for elite and age-groupers triathletes. It will also accommodate teen triathletes with age categories 15-16 and 17-19 years old.
  • Enervon Activ 226 Bohol Triathlon, sponsored by Enervon Activ, organized by Bikeking, is slated for December 7, 2013. The 3.8km Swim – 180km Bike – 42km Run triathlon will be held in Anda, Bohol.

For more race information and results, interested parties may visit ULAH’s official website at unilabactivehealth.com as well as it Facebook and Twitter accounts.

Save the Date: RunBGC Takbonifacio

Monday, 23 September 2013  |  Race Announcements


Bonifacio Global City (BGC) will be holding its yearly Passionfest this coming November 29 to December 1. As always, it is expected to be another fun activity-packed weekend.

This year, Passionfest 2013 coincides with the 150th birth year anniversary of Andres Bonifacio. It is for this reason that most of the activities have been given an Filipino twist to honor our hero.

One of the main events of BGC’s Passionfest is the yearly run: RUN BGC. For this year, it will be an afternoon fun run called Run BGC: TAKBONIFACIO 2013 on November 30, 2013. Runners get to dress up as a Katipunero and run away from the Gwardia Sibil lining the route!

Full mechanics shall be released soon.  For now, mark the date on your calendars!  Registration starts October 15, 2013.

Registration fee is Php500 but there will be special offers for:
1. Residents and workers of BGC get it at less Php150
2. Groups that form a battalion of 150pax will only have to pay Php150 per pax
3. Kids (5-12 years old) at Php150

More details coming soon, Katipuneros!