TBR Dream Send Off Party

Thursday, 17 March 2011  |  Bullish Insights

The one huge improvement we made to TBR Dream Marathon this year was to hold a TBR Dream Send Off Party for all our registered participants, their guests, Dream Chasers, and Pacers.  This was held last Saturday, March 12, 2011, at Mercato Centrale in Bonifacio Global City.  It was a full house, er, tent!  (Big big thank you to Mercato Centrale our Venue Partner for the TBR Dream Send Off Party. I shall be back there next week for the black paella.)

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– Runners with Armand and Mitch Mendoza, our favorite nutritionist/coach couple who led our FREE TBR Dream Weight Management Program. They helped numerous TBR Dreamers reach their goal weight during our training –

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It was also the first day of redemption of TBR Dream Race Packs!  Each race pack included information about the race, a Thermos Bottle, and a P100 discount coupon to be used at any of the vendors in Mercato Centrale.  (Yes, since they were in carboloading mode, we didn’t implement any dietary restrictions for that day.  Kidding!)

– Photo courtesy of Jordana Queddeng –

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The talk started out with Anton Diaz, a TBR Dream Alumni from Batch 2010 and one of the organizers of Mercato Centrale along with RJ & Vanessa Ledesma and Gary & Janice Villanueva, welcoming all the runners to Mercato’s new venue (near Starbucks Drive Thru and MC Home Depot)

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I shared the story of how TBR Dream Marathon was born and introduced TBR Dream Team composed of Jim Lafferty (represented by wife Susan that day), Neville Manaois (who briefed our runners on the course), Jun Cruz, Lit Onrubia, Miguel Pizarro and our legal counsel Atty. Raymund Martelino.

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– Susan Lafferty reads Coach Jim’s letter –

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– Lit wishes our runners the best before marathon day –

Last but not the least, we had the raffle with tons of gifts from our sponsors!

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– with Ana Alfelor of New Balance –

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– Nikko brings home an NB Backpack –

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– with Mariel of Nathan –

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– Gift bag from Milo 3-in-1 –

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– Lucky winners of Timex watches –

It was a fun-filled day for our runners to eat, relax, and bond before the big day and for us organizers to wish them all the best on March 20, 2011!

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– Some of us from TBR Dream Team: my hubby, Miguel, Jun Bisnar, GM of our partner NUVALI, Neville Manaois, Little Miss Bull Runner, myself, Lit Onrubia.  Missing in the photo: Jim Lafferty, Jun Cruz, and Raymund Martelino –

Thank you once again to our generous sponsors.  Our partner: NUVALI. Our Co-Presenters: New Balance and Cherifer Premium.  Our Major Sponsors: Secondwind, Gatorade, Runrio, Photovendo. Our Minor Sponsors: Timex, ROX, Nathan, P&G, Omron, Thermos, Hammer Nutrition, Robinsons Supermarket, Forward Lean Running, Nutribar, Milo 3-in-1, Chris Sports, Starbucks, Kinesio Tex, Cadbury Zip, Health Food, Tiger Biscuits.  Our Hotel Partners: El Cielito, Paseo Premiere.  Our Media Partners: Men’s Health, Women’s Health, and Runner’s World. Our Logistic Partner: Creative Juice.

MERCATO CENTRALE is now located at the corner of 8th and 34th street, Bonifacio Global City near Starbucks Drive Thru and MC Home Depot.

Thank you to the hubby for all photos.