New Balance Power Race Registration

Thursday, 10 September 2009  |  Race Announcements

I dropped by Runnr this afternoon to register for New Balance Power Race on Sept. 27 and I was shocked to discover registration at Runnr was closed.  In panic, I asked Bing of New Balance where I could still register for the race.  She replied that, as of today, runners can still register only at the following stores:

  • Planet Sports Rockwell
  • Planet Sports Trinoma
  • New Balance Festival Mall
  • New Balance Glorietta
  • New Balance Shangrila
  • Runnr – starting tomorrow Sept. 11, Friday

Lesson learned:  With running at a boom nowadays, register as early as possible.  The early bird catches the race bib at the cheapest fee.

Eco Dash: The Ayala Malls Environment Run

Thursday, 3 September 2009  |  Race Announcements

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September 13, 2009
28th St. Beside Bonifacio High Street

Registration Period & Venues
Aug 17 to Sept 12 – 10am to 9pm at the ECO DASH Registration booths near the Glorietta Activity Center; near the Ground Floor Concierge booths of Greenbelt 3, Alabang Town Center and TriNoma; Central Plaza Entrance/Exit of Market! Market!; and Nike Park – Bonifacio High Street.

Sept 13 – 4am to 5am at the Race Venue

Registration Fee
P250 for 3KM/5KM
P300 for 10KM/21KM
P400 for on-site, all categories

Registration Procedure
1. Fill up the registration form completely in legible and neat handwriting.
2. Submit accomplished registration forms and pay the registration fees at any of the ff:
– Eco Dash Registration Booths in Ayala Malls or at Nike Park – Bonifacio High Street
– Fax to 671.0907
– E-mail to
* For faxed/emailed registration forms, registrant must pay the registration fee to finalize their registration.
3. Minors must secure permission from their parent/guardian by getting their signature on the consent line in the registration form.
4. Discounted registration fees:
– Donate any of the ff. recyclable item w/ a minimum weight of 1KG and get P50 off on the registration fee. Accepted recyclables are paper (white, colored or newspapers), aluminum cans, plastics, used ink cartridges and PET bottles. Recyclables proceeds shall go to Bantay Kalikasan.
– A flat fee of P150 for delegations with a minimum of 100 participants. Representative should present a valid ID, plus the list of all participants in the delegation.
5. Registration staff to provide a provisionary receipt that will be used to claim race packet & singlet. Race packet contents are race bib w/ official race number, safety pins & route map.
6. Race packet & singlets may be claimed starting Sept. 1, 2009.
7. Only the first 2000 runners across all Ayala Malls who registered for the 3KM/5KM.10KM/21KM will receive singlets, with the exemption of the members of participating delegations.
8. For those who registered in August, pls. present your provisionary receipt when claiming your race packet & singlet. Claiming period for race packets is only until Sept 12. On-site claiming of race packets shall not be accommodated.

ECO DASH Race Rules & Regulations
1. All participants must wear their race bibs pinned on the front of their singlet/shirt at all times during the race.
2. Changing of race distance categories & assigned runners will only be from Aug 17 to Sept. 12 only.
– Fill out the cancellation slip.
– Present original provisionary receipt & race packet (w/ original race bib) to the registration staff.
– Registration staff will replace the race packet, and/or the assigned runner for the particular race number.
– Those who will make changes on the day of the event, Sept. 13, 4am – 5am, will be required to pay an additional P150 for the 3KM/5KM or P100 for the 10KM/21KM distance categories.
3. Race participants caught deviating from the race route/taking short cuts/exchanging their race bibs with another runner will automatically be disqualified from the race.
4. Should a runner make a protest, s/he must put it in writing & submit the written protest to the Race Organizer w/in thirty (30) minutes of the announcement of the official race winners. A protester is also required to pay a P500 protest fee for every written protest submitted.
5. The decision of the Race Organizer is final.
6. Personalized runner’s certificate, with the runner’s name & finishing time will be available one (1) week after the event at the mall where the registration was made.
7. For inquiries, please contact Liza Calumpong of Exceeding Expectations at 671.2960 / 0917.625.6517 or email:

Race Schedule
4:00AM Assembly & On-site Registration
5:00AM 21KM Run Start
5:30AM 10KM Run Start
5:40AM 5KM Run Start
6:00AM 3KM Run Start

Race Facilities
Water Stations – located every 2.5KM along the race route.
First Aid Stations – located at the Start/Finish line, midway along the longest route and ambulance
Toilet and Parking Locations – surrounding race area.
Baggage Area – Beside the race assembly area; open from 4:00 – 9:00am.

Awarding of Medals & Claiming of Prizes
Upon announcement of race winners, the runner must present himself at the Race Secretariat booth.

3KM Category (Male and Female)
1st Place – P3,000 Ayala Electronic Gift Certificate
2nd Place – P2,000 Ayala Electronic Gift Certificate
3rd Place – P1,000 Ayala Electronic Gift Certificate

5KM Category (Male & Female)
1st Place – P5,000 Ayala Electronic Gift Certificate
2nd Place – P3,000 Ayala Electronic Gift Certificate
3rd Place – P2,000 Ayala Electronic Gift Certificate

10KM Category (Male & Female)
1st Place – P8,000 Ayala Electronic Gift Certificate
2nd Place – P6,000 Ayala Electronic Gift Certificate
3rd Place – P4,000 Ayala Electronic Gift Certificate

21KM Category (Male & Female)
1st Place – P10,000 Ayala Electronic Gift Certificate
2nd Place – P7,000 Ayala Electronic Gift Certificate
3rd Place – P5,000 Ayala Electronic Gift Certificate

Levi’s Fun Run Details

Friday, 21 August 2009  |  Race Announcements

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Levi’s Fun run is still accepting registrants until tomorrow.  Registration was closed a few days ago, but organizers increased maximum number of participants to accomodate those who are still interested.  UPDATE: I was just informed that registration is now closed.

I had a few questions regarding the race.  Here are answers from Ronnie of Levi’s:

Q: Do runners have to wear Levi’s? Or any brand will do?
A: If they will wear jeans, they should be in Levi’s.

Q: Any type of jeans will do? e.g. shorts, capri, skirt?
A: Yes, any will do. Even a Levi’s tee, a Levi’s cap or any accessory will do.

Q: Will you be giving anything to those who wear jeans (aside from prize for winner in jeans)
A: As a token, runners in whatever Levi’s (top or bottom) will be given a freebie when they cross the finish line.

Mizuno Run Club Starts Sept. 10

Thursday, 20 August 2009  |  Race Announcements

This was sent by Marianne of Mizuno…

The Mizuno Run Club is back!

Led by Coach Ige Lopez, a favorite running trainer and excellent triathlete, these specialized training programs will definitely buff up your running and prepare you for the races that you want to conquer this year.

Having its first go in 2007, the Mizuno Run Club is making its comeback this cool “ber” season with more perks and even more exciting freebies. Plus with the assistance of the Mizuno Running Team, the Mizuno Run Club members will be provided with customized running programs for beginners and intermediate runners. There will also be exclusive lectures and open forums to equip participants with the techniques every running enthusiast should know.

The best part of it all, MEMBERSHIP IS FREE! There will be on-site registration, wherein the only membership requirement is to come in Mizuno running shoes. Those without Mizuno shoes could still attend but could go green with envy as only registered members can avail of the very exclusive perks.

Starting Date: September 10 (thereafter every Thursday for twelve sessions)
Trainer: Mr. Miguel “Ige” Lopez
Time: 7:00 – 8:30 PM
Meeting Point: Mizuno Store in Bonifacio High Street
Freebies: Mizuno Run Club uniforms, GC’s, sports drinks and other surprise gifts!

For more information please visit
Or e-mail


Kenny’s Urbanite Results are Out

Wednesday, 19 August 2009  |  Race Announcements

Kenny’s Urbanite Results are out.  Click here to view RunPix results.

Since I wasn’t in race mode at this run, I wasn’t all that interested in viewing my 5k time.  In fact, I even forgot to check my time on my Nike+ Sportsband when I crossed the finish.  Anyhow, this info is still nice to know…

My 5k finish time: 

31:15 min
6:15 min/km

I liked the fact that I passed 329 runners while 0 runners passed me!  Awesome!

– RunPix results for Kenny’s Urbanite –

You can also download your PhotoVendo photos by this afternoon at Kenny Rogers Roasters’ website.  Click here.

I got a preview of my PhotoVendo photos.  I think it’s great that they improved their browsing system.  You can now view larger samples of your shots. 

– Nearing the finish –

– Thank you again PhotoVendo! That’s why I didn’t bring my camera! – 

Most of my shots have my eyes closed.  There’s one where, based on my facial expression, I looked like I had seen a ghost while finishing an ultramarathon after I’d just delivered a baby.  And, still there’s one awful one where my belly was bulging out (thanks to the CWX tights that compressed my leg muscles, but not my abdominal muscles.  Methinks they should add a “Tummy Tuck Tights” to their collection.)  Oh well, that is entirely my fault and not PhotoVendos!  I’m sure you’ll have better photos of yourselves! Ha!

Enjoy the results!  Photos will be available for download at Kenny Rogers Roasters’ site by this afternoon.