• Slidefest Philippines: 1,000 Feet of Pure Happiness

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    Manila, March 23, 2015— Mark your calendars and get your water gear ready! A one thousand foot water slide is taking over the streets of Subic on April 18, 2015 and Alabang on May 16, 2015. Yes, that’s the length of ten basketball courts, or three thousand doughnuts!
     
    Slidefest Philippines is the first family-friendly, adrenalin-pumping, GIANT slip-and-slide water event in the country. It’s more than just a slide; it’s a festival. There will be music, food, drinks, water balloons, water guns, and the biggest slip-and-slide the country has seen.

     You can join the fun with three types of passes.

    1.    Single Sliders: It gets you a pass for ONE slide within your selected time session. (Php350.00/head)

    2.    Wave Sliders: The pass allows unlimited slides within your selected two-hour time session. (Php600.00/head)

    3.    VIP Sliders: Jackpot! Enjoy unlimited slides for the entire twelve-hour duration of Slidefest. You will also be entitled to an express lane and a cool Slidefest T-shirt. (Php1,200.00/head)

     

    To register, visit www.slidefest.com.ph for online reservation and payment.

     

    Slidefest is presented by Runtertainment and Smart Live More, and co-presented by Havaianas, Nissin Yakisoba, Outbreak Manila, and Breakout Philippines. It is also brought to us by Booster C, Mogu Mogu, Cello’s Doughnuts, Impact High Performance Whey Protein, Breakout Design, Grab Taxi, AEE, Dippin’ Dots, Picture Fast, Oishi, Kettle Korn, Vitamin Boost, Magic 89.9; together with its media partners The Feed, Chalk Magazine, ClickTheCity.com, InFlight Magazine, Inquirer.net, K-Zone Magazine, Mellow 94.7, Philstar.com, PinoyFitness.com, Spot.ph, Total Girl Magazine, Travelife Magazine, and WhenInManila.com.



  • Go Girl Expo

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    GO GIRL! EXPO: A Pursuit For a Healthy and Active Filipino Women

    In a study conducted by World Health Organization, more women in the Philippines are considered inactive whether it is occupational, non-occupational, or leisure-related activities (WHO 2010). The same study also reveals that women are more active in domestic activities than men more than ever. Furthermore, physical inactivity may contribute to coronary diseases, diabetes, and obesity.

    This is the reason why Jump Start, Fondo Manila and Yabang Pinoy are working together to bring the very first GO GIRL! EXPO- Empowering Healthy and Active Filipinas. It is by promoting a holistic well-being among women— a healthy and active Filipinas— can we achieve a healthy and active Philippines. We further define a “GO GIRL!” as a well rounded Filipina that balances life, work , play, adventure, sports and more importantly – knows how to have fun.

    GO GIRL EXPO will be held on May 30-31, 2015 at Rockwell Tent, Makati City. This event will be a celebration of every Filipina’s pursuits and women’s success and empowerment in different fields. The expo will feature faces of healthy and active Filipinas from different walks of life- from the working Filipina to moms, from outgoing women to social women. Furthermore, the expo will be a collection of products and services from different companies and industries that will cater to the needs of a healthy and active Filipina.

    The expo will also be an avenue for women’s inspiration—tapping Filipinas who are considered “Go Girl!”. These women will share their impassioned stories of both success and struggle, how they achieve where they are now, and what keeps them active despite the daily routine this age has offered to them. Their stories will be installed in a gallery wall together with the commitment board that will gather responses from women of different size and age.

    Come and be part of this milestone that will encourage Filipinas to shift from ordinary women to GO GIRL!



  • Colorblast. Run To Color Lives.

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    Title: COLORBLAST

    When: April 26, 2015

    Where: UP Diliman Academic Oval

    Categories: 4.4K and 6.6K

    Price: 4.4K – P500 | 6.6K – P600

    Race kit includes singlet, race bib, water gun, sponsor freebies and more.

    Registration starts at 4 AM.

    4.4K gunstart at 5:45 AM

    6.6K gunstart at 5:30 AM

    Runners may register at the UP CIEM Tambayan, 3rd floor, Melchor Hall, Quezon City or online at tinyurl.com/colorblast2015

    Deadline of registration is on April 10, 2015.

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    www.twitter.com/colorblast2015



  • PATAFA Ushers Back the Premier Athletics Championships in the Country

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    Philippine National Open-Invitational Athletics Championships

    On March 19-22, the country will witness the rebirth of its athletics glory. The Philippine Athletics Track and Field Association (PATAFA) will be staging, after a five-year absence, the 2015 Philippine National Open-Invitational Athletics Championships at the San Luis Sports Complex in Sta Cruz, Laguna. The Open will be hosted by the Laguna Provincial Government through Gov. Ramil Hernandez with the PATAFA as a partner co-host.

    The Philippine National Open-Invitational Athletics Championships is the centerpiece sport event of PATAFA. It is an annual track and field competition showcasing the athletic prowess of current members of the national athletics team pitted against the best of the best across the archipelago. This year, expected to provide formidable competition are over 3,000 up-and-coming and powerhouse track and field athletes all over the Philippines plus invited top-notch athletes from neighboring Asian countries.

    The National Open will feature outstanding athletes from China, Chinese Taipei, South Korea, Hong Kong, Brunei, Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam, Singapore, Indonesia, Myanmar and the Philippines. Like most of the invited Southeast Asian countries which are preparing their respective track and field contingents for the 28th Southeast Asian Games (SEAG), the Philippines will use this gathering of the Philippines’ best in athletics as one of the, if not the final tryouts for coveted slots in the Philippine team to the Singapore SEAG.
    An estimated 72 athletes and coaches from the 12 overseas teams (Malaysia is expected to  be represented by both Peninsular and Sabah teams) will provide tough opposition to the local standouts. The Philippines will field entries from the national team, the national training pool and collegiate leagues like the UAAP, NCAA, SCUAA.

    The 2015 Philippine National Open-Invitational Athletics Championships is supported by the Philippine Sports Commission with major sponsors Laguna Water, Pacific Online Scratch It KaskaSwerte, Papa John’s, Foton Philippines, PCSO, Smart, PLDT, Summit Natural Drinking Water, minor sponsors SSS, PAGCOR, Milo, Gatorade, L TimeStudio, Asics Watch, and media partners Buisness Mirror, Endurance Magazine, and The Philippine Star.



  • 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 .