Win Prizes Daily for the Next 5 Days

Sunday, 1 May 2011  |  News + Promos

It’s Christmas here at The Bull Runner!  For the next five days, I’ll be giving away tons of prizes in celebration of’s 4th Anniversary (wow, has it been this long?!) and my 35th birthday (woah, am I that old?!) both of which fall on May 5.  Yup, cinco de mayo. Hence the contest name: 5 to 5/5!

This is the 3rd edition of this contest which started in 2009.  Every year, the prizes just get bigger and better.  Thanks to our generous friends and sponsors, we’re giving away over P50,000 worth of prizes this week! (If you are interested in donating prizes, please email thebullrunner(at)

This, my friends, is the official launch of the contest which begins today.  Yup, today!


This is my way of giving back to all of you for your unwavering support of all the crazy stuff that I do for the love of running.  From this blog to the magazine to TBR Dream Marathon, you guys have been there to lurk, comment, email, post on my FB wall, send me a tweet, smile for a photo op with me, or yell “TBR” as we run past each other in a race.  It’s really what keeps me inspired and motivated to do more for running.

Thank you for visiting me in the morning even before you get started with work.  Thank you for dropping by just to read about my training or the new gear I’m pining for.  Thank you for taking the time out to share your thoughts, ask questions, cheer me on, or just letting me know there are a lot of wonderful runners I have yet to meet out there.  Thank you for allowing this blog to change my life in a way I never would have imagined.  Thank you, thank you, from the bottom of this Bull’s heart.


  • Everyday for the next 5 days I will post an entry on 5 to 5/5 Contest.  Only one contest entry per day with no particular schedule.
  • Rules, prizes, and contest period will vary from day to day and will be explained in detail in that specific post.  (Clue: Usually the early birds have more chances of winning.)
  • Contest will be announced on but may be played out on this blog, Facebook, Twitter, or all of the above.
  • Winners can win as many prizes as they want. So, let’s say you win on Day 1, you can win again on Days 2, 3, 4 and 5. By May 5, you may accumulate enough prizes to retire from your day job and just focus on running! (Yeah right!)
  • Day One starts TODAY.  Stay tuned!

Let the games begin!

And the Winner is…

Wednesday, 8 December 2010  |  News + Promos

Now that was easy! Yes yes and yes. Jeff Galloway is coming to town (Manila & Cebu) on February 2-6, 2011! Are you as excited as I am?

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For now, that’s all I can reveal.  Stay tuned for more details.

And now for the lucky winner of two (2) tickets to The Jeff Galloway Method.

The winner is…


…the 12th correct commenter: JAYVEE JAO!

Congratulations Jayvee!

Guess Who’s Coming to Town…and Win!

Tuesday, 7 December 2010  |  News + Promos



He is a legend in the running world. He is a world-class athlete and a member of the 1972 US Olympic Team.

He is the inventor of one of the most popular training programs in the world, which includes the famous RUN-WALK-RUN™ method.

He has completed over 130 marathons and has coached over 250,000 runners and walkers all across the globe.

He has written 18 books on running, walking, and general fitness and speaks at over 200 events annually. He currently writes for Runner’s World Magazine.

and…(drumroll please)

He’s going to be in Manila & Cebu on February 2 to 6, 2011 to teach all of us how to run smart, fast, and injury free for the rest of our lives!

Do you know who this runner is?

  • If you think you know the answer, post your guess below.
  • All correct answers submitted by 5:59 p.m. on December 8, 2010 will be eligible for a raffle via
  • Raffle winner will win two (2) free tickets to the talks on Febraury 2011.

May the best runner win!

And the Winners of Sports Beans are…

Thursday, 21 October 2010  |  News + Promos

Thank you to all of you who participated in the Guess How Many Sports Beans contest.  Imagine, out of 130 entries only 7 runners guessed the right quantity: 32 Sports Beans! We may be fast runners, but we gotta sharpen our counting skills, guys!  Sorry, I’m just teasing.

Among the 7 correct guessers, I then raffled off the 3 prizes.  Here are the names of the winners of 1 box each of Sports Beans:

  • william
  • JCo
  • Eric

Congratulations! Winners will receive an email from me regarding pick up of prizes. Until the next contest!

Contest: Guess How Many Sports Beans!

Wednesday, 20 October 2010  |  News + Promos

Things are crazy over here in my world. I hope it’s much more sane in yours!  So, to lighten things up a bit (and also as a going away gift for all of you since we leave for LA this Saturday already before going to New York!), I thought of a little contest for all of you.

The contest is sponsored by our friends over at Candy Corner, the local distributor of Sports Beans.  Sport Beans, made by popular jelly bean maker Jelly Belly, are not your typical jelly beans. These yummy little babies are packed with electrolytes, carbohydrates and Vitamins B1, B2, B3 & C—basically what your typical athlete or sport enthusiast needs during long periods of exercise or activity. It’s like having your Gatorade in candy form.  We have a ton of these at home so I thought of sharing them with you instead.


The contest is called GUESS HOW MANY SPORTS BEANS!


– Sorry for the mushy beans. They sweated it out in our Running Gear closet –


Three (3) winners will win one (1) box each of Sports Beans.  There are 24 packs of Sports Beans in one box.


  1. Guess how many Sports Beans are in the photo above.
  2. Post your answer in the comment section below.
  3. All correct entries will be raffled off.
  4. One entry per email address. Double or more entries will lead to disqualification.
  5. Contest ends Thursday, October 21, 2010, 5:00 pm.  All entries submitted after the deadline will be disqualified.
  6. Winners will be notified via email on how to claim their box of Sports Beans.

May the best runners win!