December 14, 2011
December 13, 2011
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
December 1, 2011
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.
“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,
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
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
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
On November 30, take part in a monumental campaign to deliver light to thousands of homes in Metro Manila.
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.
To register - www.isanglitrongliwanag.org/biketolight
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 email@example.com.
November 22, 2011
- 27 November 2011, Sunday
- 1:30AM - Race Briefing
- 2:00AM - Start for all categories
- 2AM to 6PM for 50Miler
- 2AM to 5PM for 60K
- 16 hours for 50Miler
- 15 hours for 60K
November 17, 2011
You are no metal. You are but human. See you at the starting line.
October 26, 2011
- 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.)
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Through the official website: www.macaumarathon.com 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.
October 12, 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 Facebook.com/menshealthphilippines.
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 www.menshealth.com.ph, become a fan on Facebook via Facebook.com/menshealthphilippines and follow them on Twitter at Twitter.com/menshealthph.
October 8, 2011
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
* adidas Reserves the right to amend all of the above stated at its discretion. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/adidasPhilippines.
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
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
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 www.facebook.com/ 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
- 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.
- Women's Under 25 - For women aged 24 years and below on the race day
- Men's Under 25 - For men age 24 years and below on the race day
- Women's Open - Open to women of all ages
- 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:
- Visit Nike Running Philippines Facebook page at www.facebook.com/NikeRunningPH and check out the WE RUN MANILA 10K tab.
- Click on RUN BUDDY RUN and sign up with your run buddy.
- Once you’ve joined the challenge with your run buddy, lace up your running shoes and hit the road!
- 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 www.facebook.com/ NikeRunningPH or follow us on twitter via @NikePH.
September 8, 2011
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 Facebook.com/runnersworld.ph.
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?
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.