Race: New Balance Run On Philippines

Sunday, 11 November 2018  |  Race Announcements

Who isn’t excited about this race?!  Hope to see you there!

Event: New Balance Run On Philippines
Date: February 3, 2019
Venue: CDC Parade Grounds, Clark Freeport Zone, Pampanga

Race Categories: Run On 8K, Run On 16K and Power Run 25K (more…)

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 www.clarkisit.com/aerotropolishalfmarathon
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 hubblemultisport@gmail.com 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.

New Balance Power Run on Nov. 7

Friday, 30 July 2010  |  Race Announcements

Just got final confirmation from Bing Buenaventura that New Balance Power Run will be in Clark, Pampanga.

Date: Sunday, November 7, 2010
Venue: Clark, Pampanga
Distances: 5k/ 10k/ 15k/ 25k
Race organizer: Extribe

Allow me to shed a few tears on this one.  On November 7, I’ll be in New York for my ultimate dream race, but I’ll still feel awful about missing New Balance Power Run.

– New Balance Power Run 25km in Clark November 2008 with friends Mark and Renz of Happy Feet –

The NB Power Run two years ago, held in Clark as well, will be one of my most memorable race experiences.  It was a well-organized race colored by wonderful friends along the route.  Read all about it HERE.

For now, that’s the only info provided.  I’ll release more info as they come.  Highly recommend you join this race.

TNF 100km Briefing

Thursday, 14 May 2009  |  Race Announcements

I was among the 50 plus runners who attended the The North Face 100 briefing last night at R.O.X. in Bonifacio High Street. The brief focused on the TNF 100km race but I was intent on getting more info about the 10k race to convince hubby—as I had been doing for the past few days—to join the event with me. Since it’ll be an out-of-town race, there was no way that I could register for this on my own.

By the time I arrived, Jundel Llagas of TNF, along with race organizers, Coach Rio de la Cruz and Vince Mendoza of Finish Line, were already discussing the prizes for the 100km winners. While the ultra runners listened, I stayed in the sidelines doing my own informal research with the race’s technical consultant Neville Manaois, and Dr. Paolo Punsalan, another experienced trail runner.

– with Marga (the Changeling Child), Mark (Mark’s VO2), Mariel and Jun (Sole Mates) –

My takeout: the race was going to be tough mainly due to the water and sand inevitably seeping into the shoes and making it difficult for anyone to run. But, it was going to be a different and exciting adventure for runners used to the road.

What outfit should one wear? I was told not to wear my Skins as they may be ripped apart. Hmm, I would rather get a cut in those compression pants rather than my own skin. I haven’t decided yet on this one.

Does one need to carry a hydration belt? Vince of Finish Line assured us about adequate water and Gatorade and more than enough water stations. When it’s Finish Line who says this, one has no reason to doubt. I’m definitely leaving my amphipod behind for this race.

What shoe should one wear? Of course, TNF trail shoes if one can afford. We discussed wearing Vibrams or sandals when passing through rivers, but Doc Pao said he tried this last year and sand went into the sandals making it difficult and uncomfortable. Jokingly, he said trash bags would probably work for a few minutes but rocks would probably rip them off too.

– Celebrity runners, Coach Rio and Sir Jovie (Bald Runner), and Vince Mendoza of Finish Line –

By the end of the night, I got confirmation from hubby via a brief phone call that he was in. Just this morning, I booked the hotel at Clark. Woohoo, TNF here we come! Am I the only one experiencing butterflies in my tummy?

TNF 100 Press Launch

Wednesday, 22 April 2009  |  Race Announcements

So many people are looking forward to this run, myself included. So, when I received the invitation for the press launch of The North Face 100, I made sure I was there. The press launch for the upcoming TNF 100 was held this morning at R.O.X. Bonifacio High Street. 

WHAT: The North Face 100 Trail Run
WHEN: May 23 to 24, 2009
WHERE: Sacobia, Clark
DISTANCE: 10k, 20km, 100km relay, 100km solo
REGISTRATION: Started last March 16, 2009, Limited slots only

I had the pleasure of meeting Ben Ryan, product development manager of TNF, who started the press conference by introducing The North Face, the company, it’s products, and it’s commitment to caring for its athletes.  He spoke of the three endurance races that were being rolled out this year as well as the series of TNF 100 races throughout Asia.  


– Ben Ryan of TNF –

Ben went on to say that Filipino running community is among the most passionate in the world.  It caught the attention of TNF and, as such, beginning this year, all prototypes for trail and endurance products of TNF globally will be tried and tested by no other than the Pinoy Ultra Runners.  These products will not be seen by the rest of the world for another couple of years.  (Woah, methinks we should all befriend a PUR member now to get a glimpse—or even just a sniff of these brand new gear.)

The next speaker was Neville Manaois, Pinoy Ultra Runner team principal and technical consultant for the upcoming TNF 100.  He gave a basic introduction to trail running and discussed essential gear, such as trail shoes and hydration packs.


– Neville of Pinoy Ultra Runners discusses hydration packs –

Lastly, Jundel Llagas, marketing manager of TNF, gave a brief talk as well.


– Jundel of TNF –

After the talk, we were all invited to partake of a mini “trail run” within the confines of R.O.X.  The course started at the bottom of the 1/F stairway, which was enshrouded by a canopy of leaves and vines, and made its way up to the 2/F where the runner would climb up a slightly rough uphill ramp and then run down again its steep and rocky portion.  After that, you would have to rush across the entire 2/F to end your run, which was timed by the way.


– See, who says you can’t run while carrying your purse and shopping items –


– If I had a hard time on this decline, how the hell do I survive TNF then? –

My short climb up and down that ramp was my first taste of a rocky trail run.  I have to admit.  I’m a chicken when it comes to trail runs.  But, this TNF 100 has truly piqued my interest.  I met Women’s Health Editor-in-Chief Lara Parpan shortly before leaving and, after discussing my concerns about trail running, she said “I have a feeling I’m going to see you there.”  I nodded my head, “Uh huh, I think so too.”  Let’s see!


– with Jay (Prometheus Cometh), Marga (The Changeling Child), Vimz (Kulit Runner), Jundel (TNF), Neville (PUR), Ben (TNF), Vince (Finish Line), Ben (Photovendo), and Christian (Botak) –