iamNinoy Heroes Run

Thursday, 10 September 2009  |  Bullish Insights

The iamNinoy Runners Group met yesterday for Heroes Run, a tribute run to commemorate the 40th day since Tita Cory’s passing, by running past heroes’ monuments, Gabriela Silang, Pio del Pilar, and Ninoy Aquino along Ayala Triangle.  


– Assembly area was near the Ninoy Aquino monument –

– Marga stars in the movie “Up” –

– Banggiiiii! –

– with Banggi and Marga. BWK reunited! –

– Jam and Paolo –

– Fellow iamNinoy steercom member, Mayi –

– Gatorade for iamNinoy Runners. Of course, it had to be yellow, too! –

– Marga, Mark, and fellow iamNinoy runner! (Sorry, please send your name!) –

– Bobby and Vimz –

Despite the rains and traffic, over 30 runners, clad in yellow iamNinoy shirts, showed up to become “heroes” for the day.  Each 1.2km loop covered by a runner raised P100 to be donated by a corporate sponsor to 57:75 Movement, a non-profit organization which seeks to reverse the education crisis in the country by contributing funds to purchase textbooks, provide meals, or build schools for public schools nationwide. 

– Photographer Ben registers and commits to run a number of loops to raise funds for textbooks and schools – 


– iamNinoy runners off to run loops around Ayala –



– Why do we run? Just read the back of our shirts! –

– Hearty meal and “rehydration” at Dencio’s after Heroes Run –

If you would like to know more about the iamNinoy Runners Group or if you are interested in joining, click here.

Many thanks to Mayor Binay, Ayala Land, Gatorade, and Ben Chan and birthday boy, Maui Hidalgo of Blacksheep Photography!

Join the Heroes Run for Cory on Sept. 9

Monday, 7 September 2009  |  Bullish Insights

On Sept. 9, 2009, it will be the 40th day since the passing of our beloved Tita Cory. We, the iamNinoy Runners Group steering committee, would like to invite the iamninoy Runners Group members to join us for a HEROES RUN, an organized tribute run around the Ayala Triangle, Makati’s pocket of greenery watched over by the monuments of Gabriela Silang, Pio del Pilar, and Ninoy Aquino to commemorate Tita Cory’s life.

Heroes Run details:

  1. Runners must be a member of iamNinoy Runners Group.  Only 200 runners may participate to avoid heavy foot traffic on Ayala Triangle. 
  2. iamNinoy runners must register online to join.  First come, first served.  Click here to sign up.  
  3. Please come in your iamNinoy t-shirt.
  4. The Heroes Run begins near the Ninoy Aquino monument and traces its route along Paseo de Roxas, Makati Avenue and Ayala. Each lap around the Triangle is about 1.2 kilometers. 
  5. A tent will be set up near the Ninoy Aquino monument where you can sign up and have your registration verified.  Runners can pledge to run any number of loops.
  6. The Heroes Run starts at 4:30 pm and ends at 6 pm.  Runners are encouraged to arrive before 4:30 pm.  However, those who have other commitments may also arrive anytime during the event and run around the Triangle.
  7. Runners are advised to strictly keep to the sidewalk. 

  8. There will be a Gatorade station near the Ninoy Aquino monument.
  9. Please avoid leaving trash around the area.
  10. After the run, some of us will be gathering at Grilla, Paseo de Roxas. You are welcome to join.

Celebrate the life of President Cory Aquino. Be one of the 200 to take on the Heroes Run.


Run for Cory Tomorrow

Tuesday, 4 August 2009  |  Bullish Insights

We, the iamninoy steering committee, would like to invite the members of the iamninoy Runners Group, to don your yellow iamninoy shirts tomorrow and run for Tita Cory as she is laid to rest.  For non-iamninoy members, we invite you to run in yellow shirts together with us or in your own groups.


For those in the South, some of us will meet at 7 a.m. tomorrow to run loops around the Alabang Country Club loop.  We invite you to join us.  Park your cars at Woodrose.


If the South is too far, feel free to gather together with friends and run as a group in Tita Cory’s memory.  If you would like to get a group together, post a comment here with your venue and time to inform other runners who may join.


As passionate runners, this silent tribute is the best send-off we can give our beloved Tita Cory.  We will do what we love in her honor.


* To running bloggers, kindly spread the word through your own blogs.  Thank you.

iamninoy on Mornings@ANC

Tuesday, 2 June 2009  |  Press

Watch Mornings @ ANC—9:30 a.m. tomorrow—to learn more about the iamninoy Runners Group.  Rapa Lopa and I will be guests on the show.  I’m skipping a morning bike-run tomorrow for this, but it’s all worth it!

iamninoy Runners Vow to Fight the Education Crisis

Sunday, 31 May 2009  |  Bullish Insights

– iamninoy Runners Group members –

Last May 28, Thursday, I donned my yellow iamninoy runners t-shirt and headed for The Philippine Heritage Library to witness the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between iamninoy Runners Group and our beneficiary, 5775 Reverse the Education Crisis.  This formalized the iamninoy Runners Group’s intent to help provide and improve the quality of education to the children of less privileged families.  

– MOU signing between iamninoy Runners & 57-75 –

– Jamike Lopa, Francis Macatulad, Bianca Gonzales, Drew Arellano, and Jake de Guzman –

During the press conference, Jake de Guzman gave an inspiring talk on running and shared photos of his runs. He ended his presentation with a quote from writer and runner, John Bingham, better known as the Penguin: 

“So many of us have changed our own lives through running that it makes sense we would want to change the lives of others the same way.  We can take the drive, ambition, and dedication we used to transform ourselves from couch potatoes to athletes and channel that into making a difference for someone else.”

I—together with Rapa Lopa, Jamike and Mayi Lopa, Jake de Guzman, Drew Arellano, and Francis Macatulad—make up the iamninoy Runners Group Steering Committee.  We have events lined up for the year to further drive awareness and support for 5775.  We invite runners to join our cause and help reverse the education crisis in the country. 

As members of the group, iamninoy Runners can help build schools and provide children with textbooks simply by paying a one-time P500.  In return, runners will receive an iamninoy tshirt, the official uniform/jersery that runners can wear during races and training runs.  Membership is open to all.   Click here to join the iamninoy runners group.

Click here to read a Phil. Daily Inquirer article on iamninoy Runners.