One Run Thanks our Sponsors and Friends

Thursday, 21 November 2013  |  Race Reports

ONE RUN: Run for the Victims of Typhoon Yolanda successfully raised P615,000 for Yolanda victims.  We wouldn’t have been able to do it without the help of our sponsors and friends.  Here goes our thank you list…

Thank you to Unilab Active Health for supporting One Run and managing the in kind donations for us, especially Zeny Mejias…


Thank you to Gatorade who sponsored our hydration even with only 3 days notice…


Thank you to Raymond Racaza of for donating 100% of proceeds from sales of their limited edition shirts which they sold on race day…

Thank you to Photo-Ops, our official photographers for One Run…(Click HERE for more run photos)


Thank you to Tin Ferrera of Simple Hydration who provided water, Jay Em of Proactive, and HDSI Medic Team who provided medical aid during the run.  Thank you to Bonifacio Global City for the support.

Thanks to friends who helped spread the word about One Run…

– with Kuya Kim Atienza who ran his first 15k at One Run after recovering from his illness –

Thank you to our volunteers, my personal friends, and Teammates from Unilab Active Health…Ton Gatmaitan, Mae Young, Bic Ferreria, Jake de Guzman, Ani de Leon, Drew Arellano, Adel Samson, Lester Castillo, and Ed Innocentes…




Thank you to our Bull Session 3 Volunteer Pacers



Thanks to friends Macel and Jun who worked behind the scenes and were willing to help organize the event at a moment’s notice…


And, last but not the least, thank to you to all the runners that donated and ran with us for One Run. One Run can and will change thousands of lives.


One Run was organized by The Bull Runner in cooperation with Unilab Active Health with the support of Gatorade. Thank you also to Bonifacio Global City,, Simple Hydration, Proactive, Photo-Ops (our official photographer), HDSI Medic Team, Jun Cruz and Mike & Macel Janeo.

One Run for Yolanda Victims Raises P615,000

Thursday, 21 November 2013  |  Race Reports


Last Saturday, November 16, 2013, almost 1,000 runners came together for ONE RUN: A Run for the Victims of Typhoon Yolanda. This coincided with Bull Session 3 for TBR ULAH Dream Marathoners.

– Hundreds of runners showed up to run and donate to victims of Typhoon Yolanda –

– That’s me asking everyone to pause for a moment of silence for the victims of Typhoon Yolanda before we start the run –

– Kuya Kim counted down to run start for us –

– Triathletes Kuya Kim Atienza, Raffy Zamora, and Erwan Heussaff joined by friends at One Run –

– Sen. Pia Cayetano ran with us too and invited all runners to dine at Slice with proceeds going to Yolanda victims –

– TBR ULAH Dreamers gather around Coach Lit Onrubia –

– good friend and teammates Drew Arellano and Jake de Guzman volunteered to man the donation booths –

We’re happy to report that we collected a whopping P615,000 in cash donations from the runners that morning. 100% of proceeds will go to our beneficiaries: Javier, Leyte via The Master’s Light Foundation of Anthony & Maricel Pangilinan and the 6 Islands of Agutaya, Palawan via triathlete/missionary Philip Leroux. (Update: P515,000 was donated to Javier, Leyte November 20 and P100,000 will be donated to Philip Leroux on November 22.  I’ll be posting photos of the check turnovers within the week for transparency.)

– Thank you to Unilab Active Health who managed all the in kind donation for us and delivered them directly to Red Cross –

In kind donations (listed below) were plentiful as well and these will be donated to Red Cross with the help of Unilab External Affairs Team.

– Clothes – 67 boxes and bags
– Footwear – 6 boxes
– Instant noodles – 6 boxes
– Canned Goods – 8 boxes
– Biscuits – 3 boxes
– Coffee with assorted breakfast goodies – 1 box
– Water – 19 boxes and bags with (1) Nature Spring Big Gallon
– Tetra Pack Juices – 5 boxes
– Medicines – 1 paper bag
– Toys – 1 plastic bag
– Rice – 1 plastic bag, 1 sack

Thank you so much for all runners who came by that morning to donate and run with us! Your help will go a long way for our beneficiaries!

More pictures of such a heartwarming and meaningful event for everyone…You may also visit the Facebook page of Photo Ops for more photos of the One Run event.

– Runners donated minimum of P100 before running or made in kind donations –

– TBR ULAH Dream Marathoners Batch 2014 –

– The Starting Line Triathlon Team –

– Runners/Triathletes from Alabang made their way to BGC for One Run –

– Phil. Drug Enforcement Agency was at One Run! –

– Ayala Triad Runners –

– Team Titan –

– with Rye and friend. They both initially volunteered to carry in kind donations on their backs and walk to the nearest to deliver them. They said they were willing to do anything to help! –

– with Bobby Cruz, Jun Cruz, and friends –

– with TBR DM alumni! –


NEXT: One Run thanks our sponsors and friends.

One Run was organized by The Bull Runner in cooperation with Unilab Active Health with the support of Gatorade. Thank you also to Bonifacio Global City,, Simple Hydration, Proactive, Photo-Ops (our official photographer), HDSI Medic Team, Jun Cruz and Mike & Macel Janeo.

One Run: Run for Yolanda Victims – Full Details

Thursday, 14 November 2013  |  News + Promos

Everyone is welcome to join ONE RUN: Walk/Run for Yolanda Victims.  Click HERE for more details.


DATE: November 16, 2013, Saturday

  • 4:30 AM – Donations will be accepted
  • 5:30 AM – Run starts
  • 7:30 AM – Run closes

VENUE: Track 30th, Bonifacio Global City


WHO CAN JOIN:  Anyone who wants to help the victims of Typhoon Yolanda. You may run or walk anywhere from 30 mins to 2 hours.

WHAT YOU CAN GIVE: We will accept cash donations of P100 or more per runner.  In kind donations will be accepted as well. Unilab Active Health will collect and deliver directly to Red Cross.


TBR focused on trusted and credible groups where we could be assured the funds would be used properly and go directly to those in need. Cash donations will be given to the following:

(1) Javier, Leyte – A portion of the funds raised will be handed over to The Master’s Light Foundation of runner/triathlete Maricel Laxa-Pangilinan. TBR and Maricel will decide on items to purchase which are immediately needed by the people of Javier in coordination with Mayor Sandy Javier. While many of the people here have survived, the entire town is devastated and they need immediate funds to begin anew.

Population: 24,000
Families: 4,000 to 7,000
Damages: 100%
Homeless: 90%
Casualties: 3

Photos of Javier below after Typhoon Yolanda struck.


(2) 6 Island of Agutaya, Palawan – A portion of the funds raised will be handed over to runner/triathlete and Palawan-based missionary Philip Leroux of Team Secondwind-Sun Broadband who is personally helping with relief efforts in the 6 islands around him.

Updates will be provided on this blog on how funds will be used.


From Track 30th on 31st Street, RIGHT to 7th Ave., STRAIGHT to Justicia Drive all they way to 8th Ave. Before reaching Kalayaan road, RIGHT at 40th Street, RIGHT to 9th Ave. Then LEFT to 38th street passing University Parkway. RIGHT to Meritt Road until you reach 34th street for the first loop.

You may run one, two, or three loops.  Note that all runners must be back at the finish line by 7:30AM.

To finish, before reaching 34th Street, turn left to 11th Ave, cross 32nd Street. Right to 30th street until you reach Track 30th.



Please take note of these reminders to keep the event safe and trouble-free.


  • Bring your own hydration. Gatorade will be available but limited.
  • No bibs. No singlets. No medals or lootbags will be given.
  • Run anywhere from 30 mins to 2 hours. Run or walk 1, 2, or 3 loops. (See course map.) Run will close at 7:30AM.
  • Cash donations of P100 or more is preferred. Please bring exact amount.  No change will be given. In kind donations (bottled water, easy to open canned goods, old singlets/clothes, old shoes/slippers) will be accepted. Only usable items please.
  • To expedite collection and avoid long lines, groups or teams are encouraged to combine funds and donate as one.
  • For transparency, donations will be documented. Updates will be given on delivery of donations to beneficiaries via


  • Bull Circle 3 proceeds as is. Run 1hr 45 mins led by Coach Lit Onrubia.
  • Meet INSIDE Track 30th. Assembly 5:00AM. Briefing and Grouping at 5:30AM. Run starts 5:40AM.

Thank you to Unilab Active Health and Gatorade for the support.  Thank you to ProActive and Team Unilab Active Health for volunteers.  Let’s all work together to do what we can to help Yolanda victims.

Donate to Yolanda Victims through The Foreign Runner & Secondwind Running Store

Monday, 11 November 2013  |  News + Promos

There are just no words to explain the devastation brought about by Yolanda to our country. At this point, each one of us should really do our part to help out.

Some of you may know Philip Leroux, a runner, triathlete with the Secondwind Triathlon Team, and running blogger (The Foreign Runner). Philip is a missionary based in Cuyo, Palawan. He’s a good friend of mine.

Philip posted this call for support on Facebook and, as relayed by Hector of Secondwind, I’m sharing the message to anyone who would like to help. More details below on where and when to send your donations:



  • Clothes, foot covering, food, and medicine
  • Cash – please seal with signature and indicate how much and donor


  • Now until November 29, 2013
  • Philip arrives nov 21, 2013. Secondwind will collect and centralize donations for him until November 30, 2013


Secondwind Running Specialty stores:

Secondwind QC (branch 1)
see map and shop details by clicking on  THIS LINK.

Secondwind Ortigas (branch 2)
see map and shop details by clicking on THIS LINK.

Secondwind Greenhills (branch 3)
see map and shop details by clicking on THIS LINK.

For inquiries, call Secondwind directly.