• National Geographic Channel’s Earth Day Run 2015 Expects Largest Participation of 20,000 Runners

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    Earth Day Run 2015, powered by National Geographic Channel (NGC), will be introducing new and exciting changes to mark its sixth year as one of the biggest running events in the Philippines. With RunRio at the helm, Earth Day Run 2015 is expecting 20,000 runners to participate on April 26, 2015 at the Mall of Asia Open Grounds, with the addition of 5,000 runners for its Baguio leg. Support from the registration of all participants will help raise money for portable solar powered lighting kits that will be sent to communities in Mindoro, a project of NGC’s environmental partner, World Wildlife Fund for Nature.

    These portable solar powered lighting kits will provide light and electricity to the Tawbuid Mangyan tribesfolk and Forest Rangers’ camps that are not directly connected to power grids. The lighting kits eliminate the use of highly-flammable kerosene to light up their homes and gives them access to a safe, stable and sustainable energy source that gives more opportunities for community development and advancement. 

    NGC’s Earth Day Run has consistently helped in promoting sustainable living and supporting environmental advocacy utilizing the popular platform of running in its six years of operation. As a result, participation in Earth Day Run has increased year on year, allowing NGC to contribute significantly to various environmental causes. 

    Earth Day Run 2015 expects to register 20,000 runners this year, and slots for 5K, 10K, 21K and 42K (Manila leg only) will be open beginning February 23,2015, via online registration at  www.runrio.com . On-site registration starts March 16 to April 19 at the Lower Ground Floor, SM Aura Premier BGC.
    NGC, together with its partners, aims to raise awareness on the benefits of sustainable energy while ensuring that the events at Earth Day Run 2015 will involve fun celebrations that include races, awards and shows of skill. Besides providing recreation and fitness benefits through Earth Day Run 2015, NGC will also be partnering with its participants to make substantial contributions to the sustainable development of the Tawbuid Mangyan tribesfolk and to provide support to the Mindoro Forest Rangers advocating the preservation of our Tamaraws.



  • PRO Earth Run 2015

    In its Global Climate Risk Index 2015, Germanwatch listed the Philippines as one of the countries most affected by extreme weather events in 2013.

    It also reconfirmed that “less developed countries are generally more affected [by extreme weather] than industrialized countries, and forewarned that “if mitigation efforts are not immediately taken, the world will continue heading down the path towards dangerous climate change.”

    Is it a downward spiral from here? Prayerfully, NO.

    “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step,” said Chinese Philosopher Lao-tzu. So is the race to protect, respect, and oversee care for Mother Earth.

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    To increase awareness on environmental responsibility and raise funds for Earth Day Network Philippines’ continuing projects and programs, do join the PRO Earth Run on 25 April 2015, 4:30AM, Mall of Asia Grounds, Pasay City. To register, simply click the link below.

    http://www.earthdayphilippines.org/

    Let’s all run the race for Mother Earth!

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    http://www.earthdayphilippines.org/submitted-events/83-pro-earth-run-faq



  • Century Tuna Stages Inaugural Ironman 70.3 Triathlon Event

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    Century Tuna Stages Inaugural Ironman 70.3 Triathlon Event
    Half-Ironman event in Subic Bay adds excitement to PH as international triathlon destination

    MANILA, Philippines (February 2015)—After three years of supporting the 5150 Triathlon, Century Tuna advances further to stage for the first time the Ironman 70.3 triathlon event in Subic Bay this March 8, 2015. The Century Tuna Ironman 70.3 is the latest addition to the growing number of races in the thriving triathlon scene in the Philippines.

    The half-Ironman distance triathlon, also known as the Ironman 70.3, is among the world’s most exciting races, attracting hundreds of thousands of athletes and supporters year-round. It has been staged a number of times in the country, bringing in professional triathletes from all over the world and slowly building a reputation as a hot triathlon destination in Asia.

    “Century Tuna has supported the triathlon and fitness community in the Philippines for years now as a way of remaining committed to promoting a healthy and active lifestyle for Filipinos,” said Greg Banzon, General Manager of Century Pacific Food Inc.  “We felt it was time to offer Filipinos a bigger challenge that keeps pace with the expectations of the community. The interest so far, which includes that coming from the international triathlete circles, tells us that the inaugural Century Tuna Ironman 70.3 triathlon event is met with high anticipation and excitement, and will soon be part of the triathlete’s calendar.”

    In next month’s Century Tuna Ironman 70.3 in Subic Bay, over 20 professionals of various nationalities are expected to arrive including three-time Ironman World Champion and two-time Ironman 70.3 World Champion Craig Alexander as well as superstars such as Luke Mackenzie and Caroline Steffen. This makes the Century Tuna Ironman 70.3 in Subic Bay the most competed triathlon race in the country by virtue of the number of professionals at gun start.

    The international field of professionals and even age groupers serves as a perfect backdrop for the Century Tuna brand as it expands its presence in the world market. Century Tuna is now exported to 48 countries including the USA, Canada, Australia, the United Kingdom, Italy and most countries in the Middle East.

    Subic Bay has been chosen as the perfect destination for the event due to its accessibility but more importantly because it offers the ideal terrain with its calm waters and well-maintained bike and run routes.

    The course includes a 1.9 kilometer swim, which will start and end at Sands of Triboa via the Subic Bay Airport to Transition 1. The 90-kilometer bike ride will commence on the runway heading to Argonaut Highway, Rizal Highway, Subic-Tipo Expressway all the way to Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway (SCTEX). Participants will then make a U-turn upon reaching Florida Blanca Interchange, and head back to Transition 2 at the Subic Bay Exhibition and Convention Center (SBECC). From the SBECC, participants will take on a 21-kilometer run to the finish line.

    On top of the prestige of finishing the Ironman 70.3 race, the Century Tuna Ironman 70.3 in Subic Bay, Philippines will also serve as a qualifying race for the Ironman 70.3 World Championship in Zell am See-Kaprun, Austria. Thirty age-group qualifying slots are at stake, along with a $15,000 prize purse for the event.

    The event is slated to span over four days from March 5 to 8, 2015 at Subic Bay, Philippines. The Century Tuna Ironman 70.3 is produced and organized by Sunrise Events, Inc. and made possible through the support of a number of sponsors and partners including: Vita Coco, Gatorade, 2Go Express, Saucony, Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority, Manila North Tollways Corporation, North Luzon Expressway, Bases Conversion and Development Authority, The Philippines Star, Endurance Magazine, Century Bangus, Sante Barley, Prudential Guarantee, Department of Tourism, Tourism and Promotions Board of the Philippines, Timex, David’s Salon, Smart Communications, PLDT Subictel, Intercare, FinisherPix, Shotz, Devant and Belo Skin Care.

    For more details, visit  www.centurypacific.com.ph  or  www.ironman703subicbay.com .



  • Run to Fe3d

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    The Ateneo Center for Educational Development (ACED), the arm of the Ateneo de Manila University in helping uplift public basic education in the country will once again host a fun run on February 22, 2015 (Sunday) inside the Ateneo de Manila campus. Dubbed Run to Fe3D, it will be the third fun run ACED is organizing to raise awareness, support and money on ACED’s work towards public school development, particularly its feeding programs in public elementary schools, which include those in Quezon City, Cainta, Kananga and Ormoc. Co-presented with the Ateneo Residence Halls, the fun run will also mark the celebration of the 50th anniversary of Cervini Hall, which was established in 1964 to accommodate male students in all levels.

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    The fun run is expected to host a maximum of 1,500 runners, which include participants from various public schools supported by ACED; Ateneo faculty, staff, students, dormers and alumni, as well as running enthusiasts. We will be working with professional race course organizers in designing the routes for the 3km, 5km and 8km events, as well as to help us in other technical matters to ensure the success of the run and safety of the participants. The details of the fun run are as follows:

    Run to Fe3D
    February 22, 2015, Sunday
    Ateneo de Manila University
    Php 450 | Php 550 | Php 650
    3km | 5km | 8km
    5:30 am

    It is in this regard that we seek your support in inviting your friends and family members to participate in the fun run. If you are unavailable to participate, you may also choose to pledge for the registration fee of public school students at Php 450.00 each. Through your generous support you become an invaluable partner in the development of public basic education by helping public elementary and high school students build a better tomorrow. To learn more about this event and ACED’s work with public schools, please access: Acedruntofeed or Acedadmu page on Facebook.

    Online registration is already open. Please click on this link to access the registration site:
    https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1ejzDlV_Su5XIRk66ajwHvCgJdHd4ehukUeqiiN5hA_U/viewform?c=0&w=1&usp=mail_form_link

    You may also register in person starting January 12, 2015. For interested participants, please proceed to the ACED office located at Rm 301, 3/F Faber Hall, Ateneo de Manila University, Loyola Heights Quezon City (Monday to Friday 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM and Saturday 8:00 AM – 12:00 NN).

    Thank you for your kind attention to this matter! For inquiries, please contact Mr. Paul Villegas at 426-6001 local 4026 or Ms. Jiza Jimenez at 426-6001 local 4028 or email: acedruntofeed@gmail.com. You may also send your inquiries to 09156678670 or 09167357766.

    Race kit contains: Singlet, race bib, RFID, map

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    See you!



  • adidas Unveils Ultra BOOST, the Greatest Running Shoe Ever

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    Herzogenaurach, Germany (January, 2015) – The Energy Running revolution has taken a bold new step as adidas unveiled the greatest running shoe ever, Ultra BOOST. At a guarded launch location in New York City, Yohan Blake, David Villa, Sammy Watkins and a team of elite athletes pledged their allegiance to the revolution while hundreds of witnesses from around the world were onsite for the introduction of Ultra BOOST.

    Attending athletes and guests experienced the superiority of Ultra BOOST through state-of-the-art live testing demonstrations using the ARAMIS system also used by top engineering institutions like NASA, Boeing and Audi to measure crash tests, vibration analysis and durability studies. adidas developed Ultra BOOST using ARAMIS’ 3D shape and surface measurement to provide a fully adaptable running experience. Ultra BOOST intuitively adjusts to a runner’s stride delivering the unrivalled Energy Return of BOOST™, superior support and adaptive comfort over hundreds of kilometres, in virtually any environment.

    “To answer the world’s athletes’ call for more Energy we aimed to create the greatest running shoe ever and we’ve done exactly that with Ultra BOOST,” said Eric Liedtke, adidas Executive Board Member. “adidas has raised the industry standard with BOOST and will continue blazing a path in Energy Running for those who dare to follow.”

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    UNRIVALLED ENERGY RETURN

    Ultra BOOST features 20 percent more* BOOST cushioning material, the highest Energy Return cushioning in the running industry, and has eliminated the traditional EVA midsole for more direct contact to provide the ultimate expression of BOOST. Made of thousands of unique energy capsules, BOOST delivers a consistent performance over hundreds of kilometres, in virtually any condition.

    ADAPTIVE COMFORT

    To complement the unrivalled Energy Return of BOOST, Ultra BOOST features an innovative update to adidas’ PRIMEKNIT technology built to reach new heights of comfort, support and style.

    A runner’s foot can remarkably expand up to 10 mm or more in width while running. When restrained, this expansion can cause severe discomfort, friction and the leading injury in running, blisters. Unlike other leading knit technologies the innovative PRIMEKNIT pattern of Ultra BOOST provides comfortable support in less expansive areas of the foot and adaptive stretch where it’s needed to deliver maximum comfort.

    “Each technology featured in Ultra BOOST was built to complement each other providing energized adaptability through a customized fit, look and feel,” said Ben Herath, Vice President of Design for adidas Running. “While we’ve taken innovation to the next level, the sleek silhouette of Ultra BOOST is built to look as good as it performs.”

    ENERGY HARNESSED

    One of the most advanced features of Ultra BOOST is the Stretch Web outsole that adapts and stretches to your foot strike and movement. The perforated elastic design harnesses and maximizes the Energy of BOOST without restricting any of its qualities. The unique appearance of the Stretch Web outsole is the perfect look to complement the eye-catching Energy capsules of BOOST.

    SUPERIOR SUPPORT

    Ultra BOOST also features an entirely new heel construction that frees the natural movement of the Achilles tendon. A carefully tuned external heel counter comfortably cradles the foot and adapts to the high extension of the Achilles. A new featherweight sock liner adapts to the runner’s natural foot form, for a customized fit and feel.

    Ultra BOOST also boasts a new dual-density TORSION® SYSTEM, embedded into the shoe’s base. This allows more independent movement between heel and forefoot for superior stability and a smooth, more controlled run.

    Your greatest run ever awaits with Ultra BOOST at www.adidas.com/ultraboost. adidas Ultra BOOST will be available in leading adidas stores in the Philippines and Runnr BGC from February 25, 2015 at P 8295.

    Join the adidas Energy running movement by following @adidasph on Twitter or Instagram.



  • Score a chance to watch the NBA games live with Globe

    Score a chance to watch the NBA games live with Globe

    Register to any of the featured Globe promos to earn raffle entries and get a chance to watch your favorite NBA teams live!

    Are you an NBA fanatic and can’t seem to last the day without your dose of hardcore basketball games? With Globe, you are about to have an experience of a lifetime and score a chance to win an all-expense paid trip to the United States to watch the NBA games live, complete with the maddening thrill and exhilarating experience that live basketball games offer.

    After its announcement of a comprehensive, multiyear partnership with the NBA in November 2014, Globe launched an exciting promo that will allow its customers to watch the NBA games live with 2 tickets – complete with roundtrip airfare and hotel accommodation for 2. A total of eight (8) winners will each get 2 NBA tickets, roundtrip airfare for 2, and hotel accommodations for 2.

    All Globe/Tattoo Postpaid, Globe/Tattoo Prepaid, TM and Tattoo Home customers are eligible to join the first Globe-wide raffle promo for a rare chance to see the NBA All-Star Weekend, Regular Season games or the NBA Finals in the flesh by availing of their favorite Globe promos with NBA League Pass such as GoSURF, standalone NBA League Pass promos, and mobile postpaid and home broadband plans. A complete list of featured promos is found on  www.globe.com.ph/NBAraffle .
    Upon successful registration their promo of choice, Globe Prepaid and TM customers must register to the raffle by texting NBA REG /

    /// and send to 2662. Registration is only done once and is free of charge. Postpaid subscribers are automatically registered into the promotion. Raffle draws will be on January 9, February 6, March 6 and March 20, 2015.

    “After announcement of our partnership with the NBA comes another exciting surprise for our customers who are using our offers which comes with the NBA League Pass – the Globe-NBA consumer-wide raffle promo. With this, we are giving all our prepaid, postpaid, and broadband customers the exclusive chance to watch the NBA games live by availing of any of our featured Globe-NBA promos. The more they subscribe to these promos, the bigger their chances to win the raffle and watch the biggest basketball game of their lives, complete with the VIP experience of free roundtrip airfare and hotel accommodations,” says Dan Horan, Senior Advisor for Consumer Business at Globe.

    All customers may check the number of their raffle entries by texting NBA ENTRIES and sending it to 2662. P2.50 per text message will be charged. Customers may also call the Globe Hotline at 730-1000 or visit any Globe Store to know their total number of entries.

    To know more about the Globe-NBA Raffle promo, visit  www.globe.com.ph/NBAraffle  for complete details



  • 2014: Year End

    (Play the YouTube video above for the full experience.  Hehehe)

    Overall, 2014 is a successful year for my career and (ehem) love. Though blogging got side tracked, running, too, shared the same fate, haven’t been in a lot of event or product launches unlike the past years, and haven’t spent a lot of time with blogger friends either.

    Work. This year started with me creating a career in a new company as HR. There were a lot of struggles and adjustments both with work and coworkers especially this is a new industry for me. Luckily, my hardwork and optimism saved me and brought me to wherever I am right now. I’ve got plans of staying with this new family. New faces, new friends, new mentors, new colleagues, new challenges. Bring ‘em on!

    Running and blogging. I haven’t been into any race or running event this year and I’ve been quite lazy in writing. There were a couple of reasons why. First, work have eaten much of my time since I work until 6pm by the time I reach home, I’m already dead tired or drained. The wordpress app wasn’t really friendly to me this year also. When it got updated and it became difficult to post pictures and it usually gets an error when I write something using my phone. Excuses I know. Next year it’ll be better. Crossing my fingers! Haha

    Love. All I can say is I am happy and contented. It never felt this great. Being inlove is fun. It inspires me. To you, thank you.

    Health and family. I’m just glad no one got sick. Everyone looks healthy. I also need to start eating healthy too. I need to get back in shape next year.

    Friends. The few that I keep are all well and as always fun to be with. I always look forward to hanging out with them over dinner or coffee and sharing their sentiments and stories, laugh out loud, make fun of ourselves, and be ourselves. Cheers to you guys. Thank you for being there.

    Also, I would like to say THANK YOU for all those who are still there for me and supporting my site even though, as mentioned, I write less this year.  For all the companies who never stopped and giving me something to write and review on.  I know I still owe you some articles.  In 2015, I will be more visible.  Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

    For 2015. I’d like to stay optimistic, successful in my career and in love, and be in the company of happy and supportive set of friends and family. Will do better with running and blogging this year as well as with investments.

    Let us all open a new chapter full of hope, trust, optimism, and love.

    See you around!