Now Open: Registration for Dream Chasers!

Tuesday, 6 January 2015  |  Race Announcements

The Bull Runner Unilab Active Health Dream Marathon is not just about letting first-time or second-time marathoners achieve their marathon dream. It is also about experienced marathoners being given the opportunity to give back to the running community, to give new runners the same support and motivation they received from others. To basically pay it forward.

If you are NOT a participant of TBR ULAH Dream Marathon, but you want to be a part of it. This is the way.

If you are NOT interested in running your own race and you are willing to set aside the time and effort to help others run 42km by providing them support, without receiving anything in return but a smile and a huge Thank You, then this could be your chance.

You can sign up as a DREAM CHASER.  We will open only 60 slots for Dream Chasers.  Acceptance will be on a first come first served basis, but priority will be given to runners who have provided support for TBR Dream Marathon during our Bull Circles, Bull Sessions, or past races.  The slots fill quickly (just like the race) so do sign up as soon as you can.  If you’re interested, please read the details below and find the sign up sheet at the bottom of this post.

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– Dr. Joanne Tan ushered in by Dream Chasers in her last few meters towards the finish line –

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– Runner and Big Brother winner Daniel Matsunaga takes a break during the race for a photo with his Dream Chasers –

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– Dream Chaser Peter Ros with Ruby Gan at TBR Dream Marathon 2011 –

ROLES OF DREAM CHASERS:

Dream Chasers will be assigned to one station along with his/her teammates. Each station will have 15 Dream Chasers including its DC Team Leader.  There will be 4 Dream Chasers stations along the course.

  • From the assigned Station to the next, run with a random group of DM participants or a particular participant with an apparent need to be paced.  Run should be a maximum of 3k only.
  • Provide creative and positive means of motivation, encouragement, and enthusiasm that will buoy the will of TBR DM participants during the race.
  • Assist in providing hydration to any participant in need.
  • Alert the Medical team and Course Manager of any participant needing outright medical / first aid attention.

QUALITIES WE ARE LOOKING FOR IN A DREAM CHASER:

  • Experienced runner, but not necessarily a marathoner
  • Serious passion for running
  • Positive, pleasant, cheerful attitude
  • Willing to provide exceptional moral support throughout the entire race
  • Believes in “paying it forward” to first time marathoners who need the same support as he/she received in the past

REQUIREMENTS:

Upon acceptance as Dream Chaser, the following will be required of you:

  • Active participation in coordination/planning meetings with your DC Group
  • Attendance of Volunteer Orientation. Date and venue will be announced.
  • Submission of signed DM and Nuvali waivers
  • Must wear the DREAM CHASER shirt as uniform during race day.
  • Present during the entire course of the race

If you are interested in applying as Dream Chaser, please click on the link below.  You will be notified via email or text if you are accepted.  The final list of Dream Chasers will be posted on tbrdream.com before the end of January 2015.

<<< LINK: REGISTRATION FORM FOR DREAM CHASER 2015 >>>

Thank You, 2014!

Wednesday, 31 December 2014  |  Bullish Insights

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“Life is short. Always choose happiness.” For 2014, the theme of my year was simplicity, balance, and happiness.  I chose to let go of people and things that dragged me down and embraced the ones that mattered most. I slowed down with my life and read more books, took more trips, and stopped to smell the flowers.  I went back to basics and reduced my swim and bike and ran, then ran some more.  It was a good year and I am truly grateful for all the blessings of 2014. (Click on the bold links if you wish to read the full blogpost) (more…)

7 Reasons Why You Should Strength Train

Sunday, 28 December 2014  |  Running + Triathlon

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I’m getting old!  Waaah!  I take good care of my body, I eat clean as often as I can, and I do my best to work hard while managing my stress levels.  But, I must admit, I still feel the effects of aging on my body.  I can’t run as fast as I did 5 years ago.  It takes me a bit longer now to recover from a hard run.  And, worst of all, I feel flabby!  As my dear Sister said, at our age, we must now work very hard to get rid of our wing arms and mommy bellies!  And so, this month of December, I thought it best to get a headstart on my New Year’s resolution: to get stronger and leaner! (more…)

Happy Holidays!

Sunday, 28 December 2014  |  Family

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From my shoes to yours, I wish you had a Merry Christmas and a blessed New Year ahead! I’ve been blogging a bit less and enjoying the holidays with family and friends.  That doesn’t mean that I’ve stopped running though.  In fact, there’s a lot more running now with all the free times we have on our hands.  I wish it was Christmas all year! (more…)

15 Best Tips for Runners from Premier NYC Sports Physio Francis Diano

Tuesday, 23 December 2014  |  Running + Triathlon

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I attended the 1-day Workshop of premier NYC Sports Physio and running consultant Francis Diano on Race Preparation and Injury Prevention last December 20. It was, by far, one of the best talks on running and multisport that I’ve attended. Here are the top 15 tips I learned from Francis that can help us all improve at our sport… (more…)