Run Away with Prizes with these Christmas Promos

Saturday, 30 November 2013  |  Gear + Gadgets

‘Tis the season for great deals on running gear as the Holiday season draws near. Below are promos from your favorite running/sports stores:

Head to the nearest Toby’s Sports stores today and take a photo of what you want for Christmas to get a chance to win P5,000 worth of items. Deadline for entries is on December 15, 2013. For more details log onto or follow them on Facebook and Twitter at and
* On-going, submission of entries is until December 15, 2013 only

Toby's What I want for Christmas

Catch the Toby’s Holiday rush and get low down deals on these fitness equipment. For the latest updates on Toby’s promotions, log onto or follow them on Facebook and Twitter at and * ON-GOING until December 15, 2013

Holiday Fitness Rush

Dash to your favorite RUNNR stores now and take a photo with the running item you wish to have together with our in-store race bib. Post it on the RUNNR Facebook wall and get a chance to WIN. For more details log on to or You may also contact 651-7777.
* On-going, submission of entries is until December 15, 2013 only

RUNNR_What I Want to RUN Away with this Christmas online promo

You can also drop by RUNNR to find their most recommended items for runners. RUNNR offers a wide selection of shoes, apparel and accessories for every type of RUNNR. Choose from top brands like Nike, Adidas, Newton, Skora, Brooks, CW-X, Fuelbelt, TYR and more! For more information, log on to their website at or follow them on Facebook and Twitter at and


Take a selfie in Brooks SM North EDSA Annex, or the Brooks section in the Dept. stores of SM MOA, Makati, North. Follow and tag @brooksrunningph on Instagram. And get the chance to take home the Brooks running item that you wished for. For more information, log on to or follow them on Facebook at
* On-going, deadline for entries is on Dec 22, 2013

Brooks Running PH Xmas promo newsletter

Learn about Injury Prevention and Proper Hydration from the Experts

Thursday, 28 November 2013  |  News + Promos


See you at Bull Circle 4 on December 2, 2013, Monday, at 7 PM in St. Lukes Bonifacio Global City.

Our speakers are all doctors for this event. Dr. Janis Espino will discuss injury prevention, Dr. George Canlas on proper hydration especially for the marathon, and Dra. Lora Tansengco, TBR Dream Marathon alumni, will share her personal experience running her first marathon.

Bull Circle are free and open to the public. No pre-registration required.

For those who wish to purchase TBR University shirts, the shirts will be on sale during the Bull Circle.

Aerotropolis Half Marathon – SCTEX Challenge

Monday, 25 November 2013  |  Race Announcements


Hey, this Aerotropolis Half Marathon sounds interesting.  One doesn’t get the chance to run on SCTEX often.  It’ll also be a great way to start the year and burn off those Holiday calories…

Event Date : Sunday, January 19, 2014
Race Distance : 3km / 5km / 10km / 21km
Location : GGLC Grounds, Clark Freeport Zone, Pampanga
Start/End Point : GGLC Grounds, Clark Freeport Zone, Pampanga
Race Owner : Global Gateway Logistics
City Organizer : Hubble Multisport

Registration : Online registration via
Registration Forms & Payment Center: New Balance, Marquee Mall, Angeles City, Pampering
Inclusions :  Technical T-shirt, 21km Finisher’s Medal, Race Bib, Loot Bag, Timing Chip
Race Pack claiming :  January 16-17, 2014, from 1PM – 8PM at Marquee Mall Activity Center, January 18, 2014, from 2PM – 8PM at GGLC Grounds

For inquiries: Email or call 0919-4891055

For more info, visit their website: AEROTROPOLIS HALF MARATHON

T shirt
– Event Shirt –

– Finisher’s Medal –

Here’s the PRESS RELEASE:  (Don’t ask me why they call the event a “marathon” though LOL)

Global Gateway Logistic City (GGLC) will host the very first GGLC Aerotropolis Half Marathon dubbed as “SCTEX Challenge: Run Beyond Your Limits”. The Half Marathon will start at the GGLC grounds extending to the Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway (SCTEX) on January 19, 2014. An estimated 2000 participants will join the marathon composed of 3km, 5km, 10km and 21km distances.

According to Peregrine and GGLC Vice President for Sales & Marketing Jeff Pradhan, “Global Gateway Logistics City aims to showcase Clark as a premiere sports venue through our first Aerotropolis Half Marathon, similarly promoting camaraderie among sports enthusiasts of all ages in the Philippines especially in the Metro Clark community.”

Pradhan added that the Aerotropolis Half Marathon which is staged to start at the GGLC grounds targets to provide assistance to a local orphanage in Angeles City.

“The marathon will also benefit a select orphanage in Angeles City funded only by donations and individual sponsorships. This is a part of GGLC’s corporate social responsibility programs aimed at giving back to the society,” said Pradhan.

Organized by Hubble Multisport in partnership with GGLC, this aims to be the premier running event in Central Luzon by utilizing SCTEX in the course which allows participants to enjoy the scenic view of the country’s longest expressway giving them a unique and unforgettable running experience.

“The marathon course is something to look forward to. A portion of the SCTEX will be closed to traffic so runners can experience a full view of the expressway – a rare opportunity for runners. We will also have pacers for all levels for the half marathon and entertainment stations all along the route which gives a fun and exciting running environment,” said Race Director and Hubble Representative Jumbo Tayag.

There will be water stations and designated medical booth to ensure safety of the runners. Worth P70,000 cash prizes, medals and certificates are at stake. Each participant will receive a finisher’s technical t-shirt, finisher’s medal, race bib, timing chip and a loot bag.

Goggles Review: Zoggs Predator Flex Reactor

Monday, 25 November 2013  |  Gear + Gadgets

Zoggs’ Predator Flex Reactor Swimming Goggles are the world’s first swimming goggles that automatically adjusts to changing sunlight.


After using the Predator Flex Reactor, I found myself using it for the next 3 weeks in every swim. Needless to say, I was quite happy with its performance.



The best thing about these goggles is, as mentioned, the photochromatic sunlight changing lenses for high level light, especially direct sunshine, as well as low level light. It’s the first swimming goggles to use the same technology that is used in shades.

Prior to using Predator Flex Reactor, I used to choose between two goggles: one tinted and the other clear. I was never quite happy with any of the two as one was too dark and the other too bright.  I needed something in between.

With the Predator Flex Reactors changing lenses, I didn’t even have to worry about this even as the weather changed from sunny to cloudy to even stormy (such is life nowadays with climate change!) These goggles adjusted its tint on its own and allowed me to swim with perfectly clear vision.

The Predator Flex Reactors also has Curved Lens Technology which provided 180 degree undistorted peripheral vision. It took me a couple of workouts to get used to the curved lens, but once I got the hang of it, the lenses provided better vision.

In terms of comfort and fit, I couldn’t complain. The Predator Flex Reactor has a 4 Flexpoint™ technology for enhanced frame flexibility that provides a comfortable fit. It has a super soft silicone seal that molds to the countour of my face.


Its frame was bigger than I usually wear but this kept the goggles secure along with the silicone straps. Perfect for racing where there’s greater chances of the goggles getting kicked and displaced.

Lastly, the goggles came with their own goggles case. Hey, these little things count!



The goggles’ lenses are impregnated with Fogbuster™ for fog free swimming. But, based on my experience, the goggles fogged up almost every single time I used it. No worries though as fog can be easily solved by you-know-what.

The silicone straps could’ve been more secure as these hung loosely on both sides. I also wish they came in another color; I’m just not into green.

These goggles are quite pricey at P3,500, but, for those who have no concerns over budget, then it is actually worth it.



In summary, I highly recommend the Zoggs Predator Flex Reactor because of its unique photochromatic sunlight changing lenses, curved lens technology, and its superior comfort and fit. Fog and strap issues were minor problems. I can’t wait to test these goggles in an open water swim race!


– Zoggs’ Predator Flex Reactor Swimming Goggles are currently available in one color (as seen in photos above)
– Price: P3,500
– Available in Chris Sports (Glorietta, SM Mall of Asia, SM North Edsa, SM Megamall, Robinson’s Ermita and Ayala Cebu), Toby’s Sports (Alabang Town Center, Glorietta, SM Megamall and SM Mall of Asia), Planet Sports Rockwell, The Brick Multisport Store, and Sprint Multisport Shop.

The product was given to me for product review. My opinion and views on the product were not, in any way, influenced by any one.

McHappy Day Fun Run: Win 1 of 3 Free Race Kits!

Friday, 22 November 2013  |  Race Announcements

On December 14, 2013, McDonald’s is inviting families to once again put their running shoes to good use and participate in this year’s McHappy Day Fun Run.  Personally, I’m quite excited about that new Ronald McDonald Challenge! What an awesome idea!

Here are more details about the McHappy Day Fun Run.  If you read until the bottom, you’ll get a chance to win 1 of 3 race kits I’m giving away.

McHappy Day Image


Kids aged 8 and under can participate in the 1k Catch Hamburglar dash, where they have to chase after the feisty McDonaldland character, for a registration fee of just Php350. Kids (aged 15 and under) and adults are also sure to have a great time with the 3k Run Grimace Run (open), the registration fee of which is Php450. For families of 4 who want to run together, the 3k McDonald’s Family Dash is definitely a great way to bond with the kids. Families can register for a fee of Php1, 400 for the entire family. Morning people aged 16 and above will like the 5k Early Birdie individual race for Php750. McDonald’s will also be adding a new race to the program—the Ronald McDonald Challenge, a 9k individual race for seasoned runners aged 16 and above. For a registration fee of Php950, participants will have to complete the 5k, 3k and 1k race categories to be able to complete the challenge. Finishers of each race category will receive special tokens, and the Top 3 finishers will each receive a prize.


Each McHappy Day Fun Run race kit includes: 1 race bib (4 bibs per race kit for the 3K family category), McHappy Day race route, activity area map and parking information, a breakfast meal stub, a baggage claim stub, a special McHappy Day singlet and McMoney worth 100 for fair activities.


Fun booths will also be available for families and individuals to enjoy after the race. Watch out for the different McDonald’s booths, face painting, balloon twisting and other fair activities, game areas for Ultimate Frisbee, basketball and football and Giant Happy Meal Boxes.

Proceeds of the event will go to the Ronald McDonald House disaster relief program, Bigay Tulong, currently responding to the needs of the victims of typhoon Yolanda.


Register for McHappy Day 2013 in the following stores—McDonald’s Macapagal, McDonald’s Greenbelt, McDonald’s BGC Forum, McDonald’s Katipunan, McDonald’s Frontera Verde, McDonald’s Alabang or McDonald’s Southwoods until the 11th of December anytime from 11AM to 8PM on weekdays and 8AM to 8PM on weekends. For online registration and more information on McHappy Day 2013, log on to


1) Post a comment below answering this question: Which McDonald’s product would make you dash to the finish line and why?   (Please limit answer to one sentence.)

2) Include the following details in the comment:
– Full name
– Email address

3) Contest ends November 24, 2013 at 11:59 PM.

4) Top three (3) answers will be chosen by TBR.  Each will win a McHappy Day Ronald McDonald race kit.

5) Only one answer per person. Duplicate entries will lead to disqualification. Failure to follow rules will lead to disqualification.

6) Winners will be announced on this blogpost. Winners will be asked to claim their race kits.

Good luck and see you on race day!

UPDATE! Congratulations to the 3 winners who each win a complimentary race kit:

Jay Francis Estallo
Eugene Lim
Anthony Cabiao

Please expect an email from EON regarding your prize.  Thanks for joining!