Save the Date: RunBGC Takbonifacio

Monday, 23 September 2013  |  Race Announcements


Bonifacio Global City (BGC) will be holding its yearly Passionfest this coming November 29 to December 1. As always, it is expected to be another fun activity-packed weekend.

This year, Passionfest 2013 coincides with the 150th birth year anniversary of Andres Bonifacio. It is for this reason that most of the activities have been given an Filipino twist to honor our hero.

One of the main events of BGC’s Passionfest is the yearly run: RUN BGC. For this year, it will be an afternoon fun run called Run BGC: TAKBONIFACIO 2013 on November 30, 2013. Runners get to dress up as a Katipunero and run away from the Gwardia Sibil lining the route!

Full mechanics shall be released soon.  For now, mark the date on your calendars!  Registration starts October 15, 2013.

Registration fee is Php500 but there will be special offers for:
1. Residents and workers of BGC get it at less Php150
2. Groups that form a battalion of 150pax will only have to pay Php150 per pax
3. Kids (5-12 years old) at Php150

More details coming soon, Katipuneros!

Race Report: Run BGC 2012

Thursday, 29 November 2012  |  Race Reports

Race: Run BGC 2012
Date: 25 November 2012
Venue: Bonifacio Global City
Organizer: Runrio

It was no surprise that Manila’s favorite race venue, Bonifacio Global City, pulled off an awesome race with its event, Run BGC.  Partnered with the best race organizer around, Runrio, the race was another one of my favorite events.  The race was relatively small compared with other larger events with 3,000 runners attending, but this contributed to the relaxed, informal, and intimate affair.  The race start was on the road behind Mercato Centrale, a road infrequently used for race starts which was perfect for the size of the race.  The 15k course took runners through the long climb of University Ave. and Bayani Road and Lawton Ave., again, a race course that isn’t commonly used in road races.  This was a fun and challenging course.  Hydration, road marshals, and kilometer signs were perfect.  The race ended at 7th Avenue between Bonifacio High Street and Bonifacio High Street Centrale.  Runners gathered for the awarding at BHS Centrale, another perfect venue for a fun, intimate post-event celebration.


To make things a wee bit more colorful, Lit, Ton, and I agreed to run this event fast.  It’s off season for us and we’re all pretty much goal-less, so, to keep boredom at bay, we put our game faces on and agreed to race this one.

We warmed up together and waited for the race to start, but when the gun went off, we sped off on our own.  Lit and I pretty much ran at the same clip throughout the first 8k.  We were going at around 5:25 pace.  Wow, I had so much fun running fast again. I felt great, but, in my head, with the lack of training especially tempo runs, I knew I would die before I hit the finish line.  True enough, by 9k, I found myself waving off Lit, telling him to go ahead and run his own race.  It was around that time that I felt nauseous, too.  I slowed down and managed to finish the race at 1:29 with an average pace of 5:56.


– When things were still good! Photo: Running Photographers

For such a great course and a wonderful race, I was slightly disappointed with my run. But, over the years, I’ve learned to take it in stride and just commit to train better for the next race. (Well, that was actually great training for my Angkor Wat Half Marathon this coming weekend.)

– After the race at Jamba Juice with friends Ton, Jun, and one of my favorite people, Kim –

Run BGC: Win a Race Kit! TBR Dreamers Get P100 Off!

Monday, 15 October 2012  |  Race Announcements


Run BGC is set for November 25, 2012 at Bonifacio Global City!

500 m Kiddie Race – PHP350
5km Special Route with Fun Tasks – PHP600
10km – PHP700
15km – PHP800
* Kiddie Race Age Groups to be subdivided in two age categories: 5-8 yrs old and 9-12 yrs old

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– RUN BGC Singlet –


Riovana BGC & Katipunan; Toby’s Trinoma and MOA.


  • For TBR Dream Marathon 2013 participants, simply present your TBR Dream Card along with a Valid ID to register and avail of the discount.
  • For those who live, work or study in Bonifacio Global City, you are entitled to a Php100 discount on Registration Fees. Simply bring a proof of billing or company/school ID when you register to avail of the discount.


Come in groups or Register for the required number of participants to avail of Free additional Race Kits.

No of participants / Free additional race kits
10 runners –  2 Race Kits
20 – 4 Race Kits
50 – 10 Race Kits
100 – 20 Race Kits
Free additional race kits may be of shorter distance or the same as those registered


A. How to Join:

  1. Simply sign up for your preferred race category: 500m, 5km, 10km, or 15km via Riovana BGC & Katipunan; Toby’s Trinoma and MOA.
  2. Only runners who have registered in the RUN BGC Ready. Set. Explore! to happen on November 25, 2012 and have finished the race, in any distance category (500m, 5km, 10km, 15km) are qualified to join the raffle.
  3. The raffle stub on the race bib of Run BGC participants will be torn off and dropped in the drop boxes located at the finish line by the runner. This will serve as his raffle stub.
  4. The winner must be physically present during the raffle draw (to happen on November 25, 2012) to claim the prize in person and on stage. No proxy will be accepted.

B. Prize at Stake

Winner will go on an Asian cruise for 2, traveling from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Phuket, Thailand to Singapore. The prize includes flights from Manila to Singapore and back, the 4-day cruise and hotel accommodations in Singapore.

Prize is convertible to Php150,000 in cash but not transferrable to another person.

C. Procedure in the Selection, Verification of Winners & Claiming of Prize

  1. The draw will be held during the race awarding ceremony on November 25, 2012 at Bonifacio Global City.
  2. The winner is required to present his race bib and two (2) valid photo IDs with photos to claim the prize. Valid ids are: local driver’s license, passport, school ID, company ID, SSS, GSIS, professional license, Philippine government issued local residency, and working or student permits for foreigners.
  3. The race bib should not be tampered with and must be no less than ¾ of its actual size otherwise it will not be honored.
  4. In the event that a minor (17 years old & below) wins the prize, the winner should be accompanied by a parent or guardian, and present his birth certificate in claiming the prize.
  5. The raffle is open to runners of all nationalities and all citizenships.
  6. FBDC will shoulder the 20% tax on the prize.
  7. The prize is convertible to cash amounting to Php150,000.
  8. The winner is given sixty (60) days to claim the prize after the awarding.
  9. In the event that the winner does not claim the prize within sixty (60) days of awarding, the prize will be forfeited in favor of the Fort Bonifacio Development Corporation.
  10. If the drawn number does not appear in the list of runners who finished the race, another raffle stub will be drawn and will be checked against the list of finishers.
  11. Officers, directors, and employees of FBDC, its subsidiaries and affiliate companies, advertising agencies, organizers of the run, as well as their respective immediate families up to the second degree of consanguinity or affinity are not eligible to join the raffle promo.
  12. Upon race completion, the organizers will generate a list of runners’ race bib numbers who had finished the race; the list will be according to race distance.
  13. Only one (1) winning raffle stub will be drawn for the raffle by a representative from FBDC.
  14. The raffle stub drawn will first be checked against the list of race bib numbers of runners who had finished the race.
  15. If the drawn number does not appear on the list of runners who finished the race, another raffle stub will be drawn and will again be checked against the list of finishers.
  16. This process will continue until the raffle stub drawn corresponds to a finisher’s race bib number.
  17. The winner will be given a prize certificate issued by Fort Bonifacio Development Corporation. This certificate will be presented by the winner in person at the FBDC office located at 2nd Floor, Bonifacio Technology Center, 31st St., Bonifacio Global City to claim his prize.
  18. No proxy will be entertained when claiming the prize.
  19. Winner is responsible for all incidental costs attached to winning the prize.


1) LIKE TBR on Twitter
2) Submit a comment on this post answering this question: “What area of BGC do you love to explore and why?” in one sentence.  Example: Track 30th because I love to run there!

3) Include in your post the following info:

  • Your complete name
  • Your username on Twitter
  • Your preferred distance for the race

1) Deadline for submission of entries: TUESDAY, October 16, 2012 at 11:59 a.m.
2) Top 10 answers win 1 race kit each to Run BGC.  Winners will be chosen by TBR.
3) Answers should be in one sentence only.
4) All entries will be moderated and will be approved upon closing of the contest.
5) Only one entry per runner. Submission of more than one entry leads to disqualification.
6) Contest is open to Metro Manila residents only.
7) Winner will be announced on Twitter and will be advised on how to claim the prize.

Save the Date: Run BGC on 25 November 2012

Saturday, 15 September 2012  |  Race Announcements

Mark your calendars and save this date for Run BGC! More info will be posted here soon and we’ll be giving out 10 complimentary race kits too!