10 Reasons Why Every Student Should Run

Friday, 21 June 2013  |  Race Announcements

Are you a student in your teens or older? If you’re nodding your head right now, then this article is for YOU. If you are only wishing you were in your teens and you currently have a relative—your child, nephew/niece, godchild, or, heck, grandchild—then do them a favor and forward this article to them.

Most students nowadays are neck deep in studies, social life, and even social media. That’s completely understandable because you only live once (YOLO!) and college (and even high school) are the best years of your life. But, take it from me–your fairly young godmother who only started running at the ripe old age of 30 (yikes!)–it’s best that you start getting fit and healthy as early as possible. In fact, experts say that students like you should have a minimum of 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous activity every single day. What’s the best way for you to get fit without taking too much time away from student life? For me, it’s gotta be running! (By the way, I’m biased. So, if you find passion in other sports or activities, then by all means, go ahead too. Anything as long as you get moving!)

So, just for you, I’ve prepared the Top 10 reasons why every student should run:

1) You’ll be happier
There was a study conducted by researchers at Tufts University and they discovered that students who exercised at least 3 days a week were more likely to report better health and more happiness than those who didn’t exercise.

2) You’ll boost your brain power
A study in Japan showed that students scored better in mental tests after running. Another study in the University of Illinois showed that 18-24 year olds were better at decision making after they ran.

3)You’ll take care of your heart.
Running reduces your chances of getting heart disease later in life. I know, it’s too early for you to think of that, but still!

4) It makes you fitter…and sexier…and increases your chances of getting a good date.
Running burns more calories than any other activity there is.

5) For girls, it gets rid of PMS and menstrual pain.
Need I say more?!

6) You’ll make new friends.
Running is a great social activity. You can chat while getting fit. You’ll also meet more like-minded people who would enjoy fun and healthy activities.

– with friend and adidas ambassador, Ani de Leon, at adidas KOTR 2009 –

7) You’ll become more confident.
Running can boost your self-esteem especially when you accomplish a goal you were aiming for.

8) You’ll beat stress.
Are you stressed over exams and homework? A short run can leave you feeling energized and ready to study better.

9) You’ll feel better about your body.
You’ll feel stronger and fitter. Even better, you’ll be more conscious about taking care of your body.

10) It’s fun!

– adidas KOTR 2008 with blogger friends Marga, Dindo, and Doc Joe –

A great way to motivate yourself to run is by setting a goal for yourself like joining a 10k run. One of the races that runners are looking forward to is the adidas King of the Road on July 7, 2013 at Bonifacio Global City.

This year, adidas King of the Road is opening a new category exclusively for students 25 years old and under.
The 10K Relay for Students is set specifically to encourage you guys to get into a healthy, active lifestyle and to give you a chance to represent your alma mater. How cool is that?!

Students need to team up in pairs – one male and one female – with each running 5K to complete the total 10K distance. Winners don’t just get individual cash prizes; you will also win prizes for your school! Join now!

To register visit: http://adidaskingoftheroad.com/ph/index.php

For more news, updates, and promos on adidas KOTR 2013, visit www.facebook.com/adidas or follow the conversation with #kotrph2013.

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.