December 14, 2011

Go Natural 2012

Start the year 2012 right with Runrio’s Go Natural on January 15, 2012 at the Bonifacio Global City. Run for the education about Diabetes at an early age.

Proceeds from the event will be donated to ABS CBN’s Ako ang Simula.

Join Go Natural 2012 and run for a diabetes free future.

Live healthy, Go Natural.

Registration Fees
3K – PHP 350
5K – PHP 550
10K – PHP 650
21K – PHp 800
- Includes Bib with Timing Tag and Singlet (21K + Finisher’s Shirt)
- First 1,000 early bird registrants get a special Go Natural Baller ID. Special surprises await those who wear the Baller ID during the run.
- Register 4 + 1 race kit for free for any category (in-store only)
- Donate P150 on top of the registration fee in support of early child diabetes education gets a freebie T-Shirt. (pickup race day)

Registration Venues

November 28, 2011 to January 8, 2012 (12:00 nn – 8:00 pm)
- Toby’s – Shangri-La Mall and SM MOA
- Planet Sports – Trinoma and Glorietta 3
- Riovana – Bonifacio High Street
- Athlete’s Foot – Robinson’s Galleria and Alabang Town Center

To register online visit

Singlets come in four colors
(Red, Blue, Green & Gold)
Finisher shirts will be given to 21km runners
(in lieu of finisher medals)
Free advocacy shirt will be given if you donate PHP150
(available for pick-up at the race day)

For More Information visit:
Official Website ->
RunRio Website ->

Go Natural is brought to you by Ampalaya Plus, Amapalaya Plus Delite Herbal Tea, Slenda, Enduranz, Renalin, Resorts World, Powerade and Viva Mineralized Water.

Interested parties may register at Toby's (Shangri-la Mall and SM Mall of Asia), Planet Sports (Trinoma and Glorietta), Riovana (BGC) and Athlete's Foot (Robinsons Galleria and Alabang Town Center). For group registrations of 5 people, they can avail of the 4+1 promo where the 5th runner is free. First 1,000 early bird registrants get a special Go Natural Baller ID. Special surprises await those who wear the Baller ID during the run. Promo ends on December 16, 2011. For online registration and more details, log on to

NQC would like to invite everyone to support the campaign for early education of children about diabetes by joining Go Natural Run 2012 or by donating a minimum amount to sponsor a runner. Participating runners who would also like to donate an additional P150 over their registration fees receive an advocacy shirt. Donations are accepted online through

GO NATURAL 2012 is also sponsored by Resorts World. Special thanks to media partners The Philippine Star, Manila Bulletin, The Philippine Daily Inquirer, 94.7 Mellow, ABS-CBN and Ako ang Simula.

December 13, 2011

A Runner's Haven Opens

A different high was experienced by each and every visitor of the newly opened concept store Riovana. Wanting to give professional runners and enthusiasts a heightened experience before, during and after each race, Coach Rio came up with the idea of combining a retail store that becomes a one-stop shop for all running gears, apparels and shoes with facilities that can allow members to hang out in the lounge area, register for marathons and even freshen up before and after each race through its available locker and shower rooms.

Indeed, the store lives up to the inspiration of its namesake: a combination of the founder's name, which is synonymous to the most popular icon in the running industry (Rio) and nir(vana), which connotes enlightenment and freedom. Its tagline; the sole of running, makes use of the play of words connoting that the Riovana is the heart and soul of running as a sport.

This is part of Coach Rio's vision to be able to help each and every runner achieve his/her own running nirvana, preparing each and every runner's body and soul. By providing them with the right information, gears, apparels and shoes, together with the right facilities for training and post relaxation, Riovana then becomes a sanctuary for those who wish to go beyond their limitations and experience a different kind of running high.

Riovana carries a wide array of running footwear, accessories and apparel for all levels. Popular brands such as Adidas, Asics, New Balance, Mizuno, Zoot, Oakley, Rudy Project, Garmin, Timex (and soon Nike) are just some under Riovana's wings. Other products like Energy gels and Powerbar are also available.

Another highlight of this concept store, apart from its modern, quirky look inspired by the various scenes normally encountered by road runners is its innovative 3-camera set up for gait analysis, a method of checking the movement and posture of an individual in order to find the right pair of shoes for him/her. This is a free service that helps determine, based on one's foot type, fitness level and reasons for buying, which type of running shoes can work best.

Sole Healing: The Recovery Center

Capping off this wonderful Riovana experience is the Sole Healing; a massage recovery center for runners. With several sport doctors, orthopedic surgeons, conditioning specialists and therapists, it offers various types of treatments to help manage sports injuries, ease sore muscles, relax the runners and give them a most memorable post-running experience.

What this hub presents is the comforts of home, the leisureliness of a spa, the modernity of a physical therapy clinic and the tested concepts of sports medicine. The perfect mix.

Dr. Gar Eufemio (Orthopedics), Dr. Jun Rafanan (Physiotherapy), Dr. Philip Tan-Gaute (Acupuncture), and Jim Saret (Conditioning) are just a few professionals that will be appearing at the center. Aided by modern equipment, treatments such as cryo-treatment, acupuncture, laser and ultrasound therapy, sports massage, hydration therapy/oxygen supplementation, platelet-rich plasma and kinesio-taping, clients are bound to experience state-of-the-art healing all under one roof.

Take a journey now inside this unique concept store that promises a blissful escape for all runners. Visit Riovana at the following addresses:
  • Ground Floor Active Fun Building,, 9th Avenue corner 28th Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
  • 3rd Floor Regis Center Building, Loyola Heights, Quezon City
For more information, visit and like their facebook page.

December 1, 2011

Subic International Marathon 2012

Photos of a newbie here during the 2008 edition

The Subic International Marathon (SIM) is all geared-up in creating a different and more satisfying race event on January 21-22, 2012. Running on its 6th year, SIM forged new partnerships with CORPS Movement Foundation and Dilaab Movement as the beneficiaries of the 2012 SIM and eXtribe, Inc. as the running event’s co-producer and race organizer.

With Running becoming one of the most popular fitness and recreation activities today and a means to support and raise funds for advocacies and special causes, the 2012 SIM will support development programs of CORPS Movement Foundation and Dilaab Foundation.

“Running has easily become a favored activity because it’s easy and accessible to anyone. But we would like to make a difference by making running a direct approach to push transformation of individuals and the community. With the discipline attached to running, members of the community tend to live healthy and clean to meet the demands of their running game,” said retired General Sammy Tucay. “The discipline and clean living fostered by running trickles down to how these individuals act in their community,” added Ret. Gen. Sammy Tucay, Founder and Chairman Subic International Marathon.

To further foster the Filipino community’s love for running, premier multi-sports event company eXtribe, Inc. is putting out all efforts to deliver a well-organized 2012 Subic International Marathon. SIM race course is a break from the usual city runs, with its internationally endorsed race course in the sprawling, lush green Remy Field in SBMA, Subic Olongapo City.

Runners can expect a safe, clean, and cool run with rest facilities in the race course in every turn-around point for the 5,10, 21 and 42k race; committed hydrating station within every 1.5km; full medical support in case of emergency; RFID Accurate Timing System, and; an uncrowded run with the split-schedule of the races. Three-kilometer and 5-kilometer races are set on January 21, Saturday afternoon, while the 10-, 21- and 42-kilometer races are set on January 22, Sunday morning.

“The way we are organizing the Subic International Marathon is focused on making sure that our runners will have a satisfying and memorable experience. Eventually, we hope that our efforts will make SIM one of the premier running events in the Philippines that will attract international marathoners. And, that will set the stage in making the Philippines a recognized member of the global running community,” said Eric Imperio, President of eXtribe, Inc.

Being part of the 2012 SIM is easy with affordable registration fees starting at P50.00 for the 3k, P150.00 for the 5K, P600.00 for the 10K, P700.00 for the 21K and P800.00 for the 42K. Participants of the 10K, 21K and 42K races can vie for the cash prizes, amounting to over P100,000.00.

Runners can register for the 2012 SIM from November 22, 2011 to January 15, 2012 and get ready for a different running experience. Registration sites are at New Balance Glorietta, New Balance Shangri-La, and New Balance Trinoma. Registration at New Balance Marquee Mall Pampanga and in Subic starts on December 8, 2011.

The 2012 Subic International Marathon is co-produced by eXtribe, Inc., in partnership with Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA), Armed Forces of the Philippines, Philippine National Police, and supported by PAGCOR, Casino Filipino, ABS-CBN Sports – the official TV partner of the 2012 Subic International Marathon, Discovery Suites, Total Fitness Magazine, Pinoy Fitness and New Balance.

November 24, 2011

Bike To Light

Grab your gears and pedal your way out to BIKE TO LIGHT. Deliver 10,000 Bottle Lights to Filipino Homes.

On November 30, take part in a monumental campaign to deliver light to thousands of homes in Metro Manila.

Join hundreds of bikers to help bring 10,000 solar bottle bulbs from Camp Aguinaldo to the historical Pinaglabanan Shrine, where they will be distributed amongst volunteers and installed in 30 communities.

Free first print 'Liter of Light' t-shirts for the first 1000 bikers, food and drinks to keep up the energy of all you revolutionaries.

Be part of the documentary that will be shot on this day which snippets will be shown in Durban South Aftrica on December 6, 2011 on the Climate Change Convention where Liter of Light is invited to speak to 500 world leaders ! Help make this BIG for the Philippines who is leading the way in community built solar lighting.

This Bonifacio Day, Commemorate History. Make History. Be a part of a New Revolution!

To register -

Event Schedule :


Where Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City to Pinaglabanan Shrine, San Juan. View Bike Route

6 AM Registration opens. Participants to pick up bottle bulb, t-shirt and messenger bag from designated area.

7 AM Program starts

7:45 AM Deployment of bikers

9 AM Estimated arrival at San Juan Symbolic turnover of lights to community representatives

For more information please e-mail

November 22, 2011

CM50: Clark-Miyamit Falls Trail Ultra

This is the official race song of the CM50. The song simply captures the mix and varied emotions of struggle, victory, strength, chaos, order, confusion, will and perseverance commonly occuring during ultramarathon races. Be inspired.

Clark-Miyamit Falls Trail Ultra
50Miles and 60K

Race Details:
  • 27 November 2011, Sunday
  • 1:30AM - Race Briefing
  • 2:00AM - Start for all categories
  • 2AM to 6PM for 50Miler
  • 2AM to 5PM for 60K
Time barrier:
  • 16 hours for 50Miler
  • 15 hours for 60K
All runners must be able to reach Miyamit Falls on or before 11AM or they will not be allowed to continue.

Start/Finish line:
Clark Parade Ground, Tennis Court Area (venue of Fat Ass),
Clark Freeport Zone, Philippines

For more info log on to ultrarunning and beyond...

November 17, 2011

My Name Ain't Rusty

Rust; (wikipedia) rusting is the common term for corrosion of iron and its alloys, such as steel. Many other metals undergo equivalent corrosion, but the resulting oxides are not commonly called rust. There are also other forms of rust, such as the result of the reaction of iron and chlorine in an environment deprived of oxygen.

You are no metal. You are but human. See you at the starting line.

October 26, 2011

30th Macau International Marathon

The 2011 Macau Galaxy Entertainment International Marathon will be held on December 4, 2011. The Macau Sports Development Board and Association of Athletics of Macau being the organizers aim to develop local sports by raising the level of running, to strengthen the friendship between people from different parts of the world and contribute to the promotion of sport tourism in Macau.

Registration Venue:

1. Macau Sport Development Board, Av. Dr. Rodrigo Rodrigues, Forum de Macau, Bloco1, 4 Andar, Macau. P.O. Box 334 (until Nov. 25)
2. Association of Athletics of Macau, Olympic Sport Centre Stadium, Avenida Olimpica, Taipa, Macau. P.O. Box 6127 (from Nov. 26 to Dec. 11)
Registration Fees:

1. Full Marathon (42.195km)
2. Half Marathon (21. 0975km)
  • Athlete affiliated to the AAM (Early Bird Promo MOP$70; Normal Registration Fee MOP$140; Late Registration Fee MOP$240)
  • Local Athlete ((Early Bird Promo MOP$100; Normal Registration Fee MOP$200; Late Registration Fee MOP$300)
  • Non-Local Athlete (Early Bird Promo HK$300; Normal Registration Fee HK$600; Late Registration Fee HK$700)
  • Only cash will be accepted, and exchange rate difference will not be considered.)
3. Mini Marathon (ca 6.5km)
  • For all Athletes (Normal Registration Fee MOP$50; Late Registration Fee MOP$100)
  • To register as a group, each athlete has to fill in one registration form and submit to the OC together with the valid ID copy of the entity group belongs to.
Registration and Payment Methods:

1. In Person or through a representative (until Dec. 3, 2011)
  • Participant should fill in a registration form and submit it along with valid ID and the registration fee at one of the registration venues.
  • Upon confirmation, a receipt for collection of number bib and chip on Dec. 2 & 3 at the Olympic Sport Center Stadium will be given to the athlete.
  • Only MOP/HK Dollars will be accepted and exchange rates will not be considered.
2. By Post (until Nov. 18, 2011)
  • Participant should fill in a registration form and submit it by post along with valid ID, a bank draft and post it to one of the registration venues.
  • Upon confirmation, an acknowledgement letter and receipt used for collection of number bib and chip on Dec. 2 & 3 at the Olympic Sport Center Stadium will be sent by post to the athlete.
  • Bank draft should be made payable to Fundo De Desenvolvimento Desportivo.
  • Personal checks are not accepted.
3. Online Registration (until Nov. 25, 2011)
  • Through the official website: and follow the guidelines to process the registration.
  • Proceed to payment by credit card. Only Visa and Mastercard will be accepted.
  • After successful payment, and if registration is approved, the OC will send an email and receipt used for collection of number bib and chip on Dec. 2 & 3 at the Olympic Sport Center Stadium to inform that the registration is completed successfully. The confirmation will be sent 1 or 2 days after the application.
4. Please note that registration by fax will not be accepted and please keep the receipt properly as it won't be re-issued.

For more information, visit

October 12, 2011

MH Urbanathlon & Festival 2011

Register now for the Men’s Health Urbanathlon & Festival 2011

Do you have what it takes to be an Urbanathlete? Get ready as Men’s Health Philippines brings you its most awaited race event the Men’s Health Urbanathlon & Festival 2011. As Men’s Health magazine’s international signature event, the Urbanathlon features urban obstacles like hurdles, a scaffolding maze and an 8-foot wall among others along the race course, making it a race unlike any other.

Now on its fifth year, the Men’s Health Urbanathlon & Festival 2011 is happening on November 13, Sunday at Bonifacio Global City. The race promises to test not just one’s speed and endurance, but also one’s strength, balance, agility and flexibility.

Register for the 5K, 10K, and 15K categories and get a three-month subscription to Men’s Health magazine. All finishers will get finishers medals with the 2011 Urbanathlon ID lanyard. Registration is until October 16 only. For registration details, grab a copy of the October issue of Men’s Health or visit

The Men’s Health Urbanathlon & Festival 2011 is made possible by official food sponsor Century Tuna, official sports drink, Gatorade, major sponsors: Bo’ Athletics, Cherifer Premium, and Suunto, with the participation of Cataflam. Special thanks to the official venue Bonifacio Global City, official gym partner Crossfit MNL, and registration partners 360 Fitness Club, Fitness First and Bike King.

The October issue of Men’s Health featuring Derek Ramsay on the cover is available in newsstands, bookstores, and supermarkets nationwide. For more updates on the Men’s Health Urbanathlon, visit, become a fan on Facebook via and follow them on Twitter at

October 8, 2011

adidas King of the Road 2011 Kick-Off Advisory

adidas would like to remind you that the KOT
R 2011 Kick-Off is this coming Monday to Wednesday,October 10-12 from 11am to 11pm at the NBC Tent at the Fort Bonifacio Global City.

Come collect your race pack during this time. Do note that it is mandatory to collect your race pack in order to participate in the race. There are running clinics, talks for runners, selling and sampling booths, games, and raffle, so we encourage all participants to drop by. The KOTR 2011 Kick-off is open to the public so please feel free to bring family and friends.

Read on to ensure smooth race pack collection.

The adidas Race Pack consists of the ff:
1. KOTR 2011 Tote Bag
2. KOTR 2011 Singlet
3. Race Bib
4. KOTR 2011 Timing Device
5. Freebies from Sponsors

Collecting race pack for yourself:
Find the lane for your category, fall in line, and present your KOTR confirmation letter and the valid ID that you used for the registration. No requirements or incomplete requirements, no race pack.

Collecting through a representative:
Should you be unable to collect your race pack personally, you may allow someone else to collect on your behalf, a representative should present an ID, authorization letter issued by you, attached with your (participant) KOTR confirmation letter, and a photocopy of the ID you used for registration. No requirements or incomplete requirements, no race pack. Representative should locate the lane for your category and queue accordingly.

Collecting bulk race packs:
For group race pack collection, please double check to have all your requirements intact. Please bring authorization letter, attached with the corresponding KOTR confirmation letter, and photocopy of each valid ID used for registration, strictly for each participant whose race pack is being collected for. Find the lane for bulk collection and queue accordingly. No requirements or incomplete requirements, no race pack.

Collecting for minors:
Minors (participants below 18 years old by 23 October), please present your confirmation email, and the valid ID that you used for registration. Please take note that a signed Parental Consent and Indemnity Agreement, and a photocopy of ID of the parent/guardian are required as well.

If you are outside Metro Manila:
All participants from the provinces and overseas who are unavailable for the Kick-Off may claim their race packs on the race day at the Bonifacio Global City on Sunday, October 23, 2011 from 3am-4am only. Please present your KOTR confirmation letter and valid ID used for registration. No requirements or incomplete requirements, no race pack.

If you registered through Free Run Promo:
Please expect delivery of your race pack on or before Oct 21. Come down to NBC Tent to participate in the side events at the Kick-Off, too.

* adidas Reserves the right to amend all of the above stated at its discretion. For more information, visit

Aside from collecting your much-awaited race packets at the KOTR Kick-Off on Oct 10-12 at the NBC Tent from 11am-11pm, make sure to visit our partners’ booths for a number of activities, freebies, and goods at amazing discounts valid only on those dates! Not yet registered? Everyone’s welcome to drop by. See you there!

September 30, 2011

Whiterock Triathlon 2011

Are you ready to rock?

The White Rock Triathlon 2011, will welcome 161 Triathletes to join the longest running and most popular triathlon event in Philippines on Saturday 1st October 2011 in Whiterock Beach Resort & Water Park in Subic Zambales.Organized by Extribe Inc. since 2004, this is the 8th annual White Rock Triathlon. The course is known for being challenging and features a 2 km open sea ocean swim from the beach at White Rock Beach Resort, a 91 km out and back bike course through scenic Zambales, and a 20 km run course into Subic, which will challenge athletes with a hilly section tagged “Heartbreak Hills” and a long flat open section christened the “Microwave” before they are welcomed back to the finish line at White Rock Beach Resort.

Athletes come from all walks of life to vie for places as the top 3 male over-all, top 3 female over-all, and the top 3 male and 3 female for each age group. So popular is this event that some athletes are competing this year for the 8th time. The race became known as triathlon “Rockstars.”

Athletes and competitors are mixed top executives, entrepreneurs and young professionals belonging to market class ABC1. These events are also family-oriented as family members; friends and supporters commonly accompany participants.

The event is made possible in partnership with Whiterock Beach Resort & Water Park, Province of Zambales, City of Olongapo and Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority. Supported by Powerade, Wicked Active Gear, David’s Salon, Blue Cross, Speedo, Kameraworld, Total Fitness Magazine, Fitness First, Paragon, Mister Cool Misting Fans, New Balance and Chris Sports. Let’s Rock!

September 9, 2011

Nike We Run Manila 10K

Nike We Run Manila 10K Set in October

Run Offers Runners the Platform to Connect, Inspire, Share and Motivate Others to Own the Sport of Running

Witness the fusion of running, music and Manila's night urbanscape come to life as Nike Philippines launches We Run Manila 10K. We Run Manila 10k pays homage to runners and aims to connect Manila’s running community even further by celebrating the concept of We Run – where runners connect, motivate and inspire each other. Furthermore, We Run Manila 10K takes pride by being the first-of-its-kind run that invites Filipino runners to gather and celebrate their love for the sport, music and the country.

“If you have a body, you are an athlete,” Nike co-founder Bill Bowerman, defining how he viewed the endless possibilities for human potential. In the same tone, we pay tribute to our runners who routinely push themselves and motivate others to achieve that extra step, pace or mile and ultimately be the best runner they can be.

The race is part of the Nike We Run City 10k races happening in multiple cities such as Seoul (South Korea), Monterrey (Mexico) and Santiago (Chile) that promises a unique run experience combining running and music. The 8,000 runners from Manila will be part of the 150,000 runners from cities across continents to run in this year’s Nike We Run City 10k runs.

This night run will happen on October 15 and will take the runners traversing the heart of the city’s rising business and lifestyle district – Fort Bonifacio Global City in Taguig. At the end of the race the runners will be treated with performances by Chicosci, Parokya ni Edgar.

“With Nike’s very first 10k run in Manila, we want to harness the energy of runners and celebrate their individual and cumulative achievements and motivations as we usher in a new season of running,” shared Nike Philippines Marketing Manager Mae Dichupa. “We all have experienced coming to that point in our run when that extra step or mile is a little harder but we feel that adrenaline kick in when we visually register another runner keep pace or pass us on our running route and once conquered, we feel better motivated and more in tuned with ourselves and other runners. We Run Manila 10k is all about just that – it’s the best avenue for runners to relinquish their love for the sport and place it a notch higher by appreciating it against the vibrant culture of urban Manila.

The registration for Nike We Run Manila 10k race will commence on September 5 (Monday) at Nike Park Fort, RunnR Bonifacio High Street and Shangri-la Plaza, online through NikeRunningPH and in select universities.

Registration fees and categories as follows:

Entry for 1 person

  • Under 25 yrs old PhP750.00
  • 25 yrs old & above PhP1,000.00
Entry for 2 people

  • Under 25 yrs old PhP1,300.00
  • 25 yrs old & above PhP1,300.00

A special discount for registered runners will also be available at select Nike stores.



  1. Women's Under 25 - For women aged 24 years and below on the race day
  2. Men's Under 25 - For men age 24 years and below on the race day
  3. Women's Open - Open to women of all ages
  4. Men's Open - Open to men of all ages

School Challenge - School Team Category – Colleges and Universities

In the spirit of WE RUN, Nike will launch the Run Buddy Run Nike+ Challenge to celebrate the motivational aspect of running with a buddy! Running has long been referred to as a personal endeavour, but despite the individual nature of the sport, running is an intensely communal pursuit too. The Run Buddy Run Nike+ Challenge takes on the idea of run clubs, training groups and community to broaden the appeal of physical running into the virtual world. Driven through Nike Running Philippines Facebook page and the Nike+ platform, the challenge will see pairs of run buddies race it out to win a VIP Race Day Experience at the We Run Manila 10K, and other Nike prizes.

Challenge mechanics below:

  1. Visit Nike Running Philippines Facebook page at and check out the WE RUN MANILA 10K tab.
  2. Click on RUN BUDDY RUN and sign up with your run buddy.
  3. Once you’ve joined the challenge with your run buddy, lace up your running shoes and hit the road!
  4. Sync your KMs to Nike+ and follow the daily leader board updates on the Nike Running Philippines Facebook page.

Join us at the Nike We Run Manila 10K race to run for yourselves, for buddies, for fitness and for fun and when it’s all done, join us at the Race Village for a host of music and entertainment to celebrate being a runner.

For more information, visit NikeRunningPH or follow us on twitter via @NikePH.

September 8, 2011

Runner's World September 2011 Issue

Keep training during the rainy season with Runner’s World Philippines

It’s important for runners to keep a regular training schedule to stay in tiptop shape. However, different weather conditions may affect their usual training programs. Now that the rainy season is creeping in, Runner’s World Philippines gives runners tips on how to keep training despite the rain.

Popular belief states that you should stay out of the rain to avoid getting sick. The latest issue of Runner’s World Philippines proves otherwise, with tips on staying safe and healthy while running in the rain. This issue also gives you the right running gear perfect for this rainy season.

You can also take your training indoors, as Runner’s World Philippines features a list of workouts you can do on the treadmill. Plus, get advice on training and self-motivation from the country’s best runners including cover girl Monica Torres.

Grab a copy of the latest issue of Runner’s World, available in newsstands, bookstores, and supermarkets nationwide. For more of Runner’s World online, become a fan on Facebook via

Everything You Need To Know About The adidas King Of The Road 2011

What is the adidas King of the Road (KOTR)?

Adidas King of the Road 2011 is a running championship held across five (5) countries - Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Philippines. Each country is a qualifying leg towards the finals, which is held in the Philippines on 23 October 2011. The winner and runner-up of each country's 16.8km category win an all-expenses paid trip to the Philippines to compete with the best of the best in Southeast Asia.

When and where will the 2011 adidas King of the Road Philippines be held?

The adidas King of the Road Philippines will be held on 23 October 2011 (Sunday) at the Bonifacio Global City.

What are the race categories available and how much is the race entry fee?

The race is divided into the following categories:

  • 5km Men's Open - 1,050
  • 5kmWomen's Open - 1,050
  • 16.8km Men's Open/Closed - 1,300
  • 16.8km Men's Open/Closed - 1,300
  • 21km Men's Open - 1,300

Why is the international championship race distance at 16.8km?

With the championship race distance at 16.8km, you’ll be able to complete 2 marathons (84km) over five (5) countries with adidas KOTR 2011.

What’s the theme for this year’s KOTR?

KOTR features a different theme each year, and this year’s theme is entitled ‘Colours’. This is represented through the variety of different coloured adidas singlets participants will don. The multi-colour showcase is meant to demonstrate the vibrancy of the sports scene across Southeast Asia.

Just how big is the adidas KOTR race?

An estimated total of 40,000 runners are expected to pound the pavement across Southeast Asia.

When and where can I collect my Race Kit?

Registered participants are invited to gather at the KOTR 2011 Kick-Off Assembly from Oct 10-12, 11am-11pm at the NBC Tent, Bonifacio Global City, where race kits containing singlet, timing device, and other race paraphernalia will be distributed and a variety of activities awaits everyone. It is necessary to bring a copy of the confirmation e-mail from the organiser and a valid ID upon collecting the Race Kit.

Last-minute race kit collection may be done on the actual Race Day on Oct 23 at the event grounds from 3am-4am only. To claim race kit, please present confirmation email and a valid government-issued ID. Those who have availed of the Free Run Promo get their race kits shipped to their mailing address for free.

What is the KOTR Ipico Card?

IPICO's dual-frequency, shoe-mounted RFID tags are easy to use, quick to collect and adidas’ top choice for the adidas King of the Road 2011.

The Ipico system works using a shoe-mounted plastic tag that is approximately half the size and similar thickness to a credit card. The tag is tied into the shoelaces and each time it passes over one of the blue Ipico timing mats, the tag ID and exact time of passing are recorded in the Ipico Elite reader box and transferred to KOTR’s timing software for processing. It is important that the tag is flat and tied to the shoelaces correctly throughout the event.

This custom made KOTR Ipico Card is yours to keep and can be used for the following adidas KOTR races for 2-3 more years. Leave the finish line area and keep this KOTR Ipico Card as your KOTR souvenir, a great piece of memorabilia to display along with your finishers medallion.

How about hydration and safety?

The KOTR will have water stationg installed every 1.5km along the race path, ensuring every runner to hydrate as necessary. In total, there are 14 water stations, 14 Powerade stations, and strategically located at the 21k race route are 2 sponge stations, and 1 banana station.

On first aid, the KOTR is fully equipped with first aid teams to attend to runners needing assistance. There are a total of 15 ambulances, 15 medic stations, and 11 medics roving on bicycles. There will also be marshals – police men, traffic aids, and radio communicators manning various points at the race path.