February 26, 2010

Globe - Ayala Land Run for Home 2010

This year you and your pals can share your proud day at Globe-Ayala Land Run for Home 2010. On March 21, 2010, runners of every like - serious athletes, health buffs and weekend warriors alike - will converge at Makati City's Ayala Triangle Garden to join one of the biggest urban runs of the year. With a route winding through the premium Makati Central Business District, casual runners can cruise the 3K or 5K routes, while the more competitive can test their mettle with the 10K or 15K. As for the hardcore runners, they can get their game on with the 21K half-marathon.

Globe lets you bring along your whole brood by offering special packages for group registration by giving out discounts of up to P1,000 for groups who register for the shorter runs, while groups who sign up for the longer distances can get up to P2,000 off their registration fees. If you've got well-wishing non-runners in your party, they can wait for you at the Ayala Triangle Garden, noshing on finger foods and drinks, or getting online via Wi-Fi to tweet news and post live Facebook® updates.

In a unique bonus, race kits come with the first-ever environmentally-friendly singlet made from recycled PET bottles. And when you cross that finish line, your success will automatically be posted on your Facebook page, thanks to the electronic timing chip provided by Run for Home, which tracks your progress to the second. In the days following the run, you can check your race photos and post-run results and analysis on Globe's website, so you can see how you and your pals did and relive the moment you powered past the finish line.

And in the very worthy cause of providing Filipinos with affordable housing, with Globe and Ayala Land donating a portion of the race proceeds to Habitat for Humanity, and Globe adding an additional P200 for every Globe Platinum subscriber who joins the run, Globe-Ayala Land Run for Home 2010 is now this year's top human race.

Registration for Globe-Ayala Land Run for Home 2010 is now open and continues until March 5 at participating Globe stores; runners can also register online at globe.com.ph/run or call (02) 730 1000.

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February 10, 2010

The Amazing Kidney Race

Event Profile

The Amazing Kidney Race will have four event categories. There is the 15K relay race limited only to 50 teams. Each team shall be composed of 5 members who will correspondingly complete the 1k-2k-3k-4k-5k race distances to complete a total of 15 kilometers. Adding twist to this race category are the baton passing and challenges that must be met by the relay runners in the handover zones to complete transition.

Then there is the heart-warming 2.2K Parent-Child Tandem Run especially allocated for Mom/Dad-Child team-ups. During the race, participants and spectators will get a touching sight of a parent egging on and encouraging her/his child who is determined to give his/her all.

There is also the 5K UP FLCD Circle Challenge, a banner event of event-partner UP FLCD Circle, particularly catered to beginner runners or veteran racers who have the need for speed.

And finally there is the centerpiece event, the 15K Eliminator Pursuit, where race participants will get an adrenalin rush as they negotiate UP Diliman campus' best kept running course secret - the Heartbreak Route. 15K racers will get to know first-hand why it is called as such. And as if the route is still not inviting, all participants who meet the 45-minute half-way mark or 1h45m finish point cut-off times will receive a Finisher's medal.

Both 15K and 5K solo race events will have MD and Open categories and subsequent male and female divisions. Top three individual and group finishers in all events and categories will be awarded with medals and certificates of achievement.

The Amazing Kidney Race is presented with the support of Activelink, in cooperation with event partners RunRadio @NU107FM, RunnerSpeak @QTV11, Second Wind Running Store, ROX, and the exclusive on-line media partner, the bullrunner.com.