May 28, 2010

The Nature Valley Race Traffic Advisory

Three days to go before the Nature Valley Run. All participants are encouraged to arrive at the race venue before 5:00 a.m. so that they can conveniently leave their cars at the parking lots provided near the starting line and avoid missing the gun start.

On May 30, 2010, certain roads within the Bonifacio Global City will be closed from 5:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. to make way for the 2010 Nature Valley Run. Please expect heavy traffic. View the Traffic Advisory map below to see more details.

May 24, 2010

K for K: The Kerygma 2010 Fun Raiser

A new race is happening on May 29, 2010 at 5:30 am. K for K, the Kerygma Fun Raiser, is a charitable event for the benefit of charitable organizations under Bro. Bo Sanchez. There will be a 100-m dash for kids below 9, and those from 9 to 12 years old. The regular event includes a 1Km, 3Km, and a 5Km run. Registration fee is Php100 for the kid's event and Php250 for the regular event.

Head out and join the K for K Fun Raiser at the Mall of Asia grounds and make this day a family affair. Bring out the entire family and join the event and have the opportunity to meet the fascinating people behind the Kerygma and Didache Journals. Let's run closer to God, let's run for those who are in need.

Registration Procedures:
  1. Fill up the registration form. You may download a registration form by clicking the "Download Form" link on the site.
  2. K for K fun raiser packets will be available for pick-up upon paying the registration fee starting April 25, 2010.
  3. Pay your registration fee at the following sites:
  • 2/F Lighthouse, Chicago Street, Cubao, Quezon City from Monday to Friday (9am - 6pm)
  • Lobby, Valle Verde Country Club, Country Club Road, Pasig City every Sunday (8am - 2pm)
Rules & Regulations:
  1. Registration is non-transferable and non-refundable.
  2. Participants below 18 years old must have their entry signed by a parent/guardian.
  3. K for K is a non-timed event except for the 3 top placers for the regular run for both men and women.
  4. The K for K fun raiser will take place rain or shine.
  5. Race numbers will be worn at all times during the race, pinned at the front of your shirt.
  6. All protests related to the results shall be shall be submitted in writing to the race organizer within 30 minutes after the official announcement of winners.
  7. The organizer's decision is final.
Important Details:
  1. The K for K fun raiser packet contains the race number, K for K shirt (for the regular run), certificate and sponsor freebies.
  2. Drinking water will be provided at selected points along the race route. the first aid station will be near the starting area and at certain points of the route through roving representatives.
  3. Toilet cubicles will be available at the site during the race.
  4. Baggage deposit service is available near the stage from 4:30am until 9:00am.
Read on the FAQ here for more information.

May 22, 2010

In The Company of the Rain

I have been missing this moment. Running through the rain. Prodding the wet pavement while the raindrops wash your sweat away. Speed here is unnecessary, but the fun is overwhelming. Although it's difficult to plug-in one's favorite i-Pod, humming-out is a liberty. This is the perfect time to sing Coldplay's "Why Does It Always Rain On Me", or Eurythmics "Here Comes The Rain Again". Kailan kaya ulit bubuhos ang ulan? I could feel that after this sweltering heat, the rain will eventually come.
Classes will start in a few days and Milo Marathon is just around the corner. These events are evident to the looming rainy season.

See you at the starting line, wet and drenched.

May 16, 2010

All Roads Lead to Pagudpud

The beautiful north, home to historical events and patriotic acts. Come August 2010, another event will be written on its pages. Here, let me take you to the jewel of the north, the magnificent scenery to belong with, the warm people, the whistling wind; the fascinating route to be conquered. This is just a teaser, don't be satisfied by just mere viewing, run through it.

The long stretch of undulating road with the view of the
South China Sea. Where salt is plenty and grilled tunas are inviting.

Beyond this bridge closely resembles nowhere,
blue on the left and green on the right.

Somewhere in this road you could see a Pizarro sari-sari store.
And these people are just a few.

Well shaded road leading to Cape Bojeador,
the century old lighthouse that beacons ships from afar.

The magnificent view of the South China Sea from the lighthouse.
Due to the gusting winds, you could hear the rumbling waves here.

A view from the deck of the old lighthouse.
The road lies within the houses at the upper right corner.

The road continues to Bangui, showcasing its zigzag and
hilly terrain. You could enjoy the solitude under the shades.

A breathtaking view of the Bangui windmills from the
view deck of a famous pit stop.

Trail road to Bangui windmills. If only the vinegars and bunch of
garlic being sold here could supplement the hydration needs.

At the other end is the entry to Pagudpud,
beyond the greens lies the gold.

The ups and downs of getting there. They're just slightly inclined.

All roads lead here.

The golden sunset and the glittering sand, invite you to relax and
rest one's badly beaten self. To enjoy and cherish the feat.

And indulge on this rewarding savory jewel of the far north.

The treasure lies within Baldrunner Events. What are you waiting for, the distance is just a few, but the experience is immeasurable.

More pics from my flickr site here.

May 11, 2010

The Neutrogena Run

Chase the Sun at the Neutrogena Run!

A true runner will never let the intense summer heat get in the way of a good workout. But let's face it. It would be a lot safer for her skin if she had something to protect her against damaging UVB rays. On Sunday, May 16, 2010, four thousand runners will finally get the chance to run under the summer sun with maximum sun protection. The Neutrogena Chase the Sun Run in Fort Bonifacio is the first road race organized by a beauty brand. A tribute to the woman who can sport beautiful, summer skin and strut herself as an active runner, the Chase the Sun Run will give runners the chance to experience firsthand how neutrogena takes care of their skin.

Ready to face the heat, runners will follow the Filipino running icon, Coach Rio, as he and his team of experienced race organizers have taken the Chase the Sun Run to exciting new heights. Aside from the timer chip that every runner will receive, the race routes will also pass through new roads that previous races have never before gone through. Runners can register for the 3k, 5k, 10k, or 15k races at R.O.X. in Bonifacio High Street until May 9. Registration fee for the 3k run is P400.00, and only 1000 slots are available. Registration fee for the 5k run is P550.00, and 1250 slots are available. P600.00 is the registration fee for the 10k run, and 1000 slots are open. Finally, P650.00 is the registration fee for the 15k run, and this leg is open to only 750 runners. Assembly time is 5:00AM for the 15k, 5:15AM for the 10k, 5:25AM for the 5k, and 5:35 for the 3k. This run is open to both men and women.

In addition to the Chase the Sun singlet, runners can also look forward to a filled-to-the-brim Johnson & Johnson lootbag and an awesome finishers’ shirt made exclusively by Team Manila. Furthermore, cash prizes await the winners of each distance from the male and female categories. But the gifts don’t stop there! Upon finishing the run, participants, friends, and family members can spend the morning treating themselves to activities and games sponsored by participating Johnson & Johnson brands, Carefree, Modess, Listerine, Johnson’s Body Care, and of course, Neutrogena.

The symbol of beauty and an active lifestyle is the Bull Runner herself, Jaymie Pizarro, who will demonstrate that only Neutrogena Ultra Sheer can give runners the freedom to Chase the Sun, knowing that their skin is fully protected.

For more details, runners may visit or call 703-1736.

May 2, 2010

Men'sHealth All-Terrain Race 2010

In 2008, it was in Timberland Heights, San Mateo, Rizal.
In 2009, it was in Sta. Elena, Sta. Rosa, Laguna.
Now, in 2010, a new trail awaits participants of the 4th Men's Health All-Terrain Race on May 16.The Men's Health All-Terrain Race is the most eagerly anticipated race in the country by both mountain bikers and trail runners. It's also the perfect springboard for new riders and runners to try something new and to push their limit.

For Men's Health Philippines' 5th year anniversary, the Men's Health All-Terrain Race will be taking place in an all-new trail in Nuvali, Sta. Rosa, Laguna on May 16, Sunday at 5am. In this vast and naturally rich site, racers will be running and/or riding on pavements, dirt roads and grass lands. They will also get the opportunity to admire the view from the top of a ravine, and get wet while crossing a river on their way to the finish line.

Participants may choose to run the 6km or 10km trail course, or ride their bikes on the 20km or 40km route. But for those up for the challenge, there is also the option to do both the 10km trail run and 20km bike ride.

Registration is now on-going at Akt!v Sports and Lifestyle Centers in Trinoma and Festival Supermall, R.O.X. and at the Summit Media Office at the 7th floor of Robinson's Cybergate Tower 3, Pioneer Street, Mandaluyong City until May 7, 2010.

Claiming of Race Kits
Participants may claim their race kits from May 1 to May 12 from the centers where they registered. The Summit Publishing Office is open for the claiming of race kits on weekdays, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (Office hours) only.

Race kits include official race number, race singlet and the March issue of Men’s Health Magazine which contains the All-Terrain Race Training Guide.

Training Program
Training Program for the Men’s Health All-Terrain Race 2010 is available in the March issue of Men’s Health Magazine.

Men’s Health Philippines turns five!
After the race, relax, recharge and join us as we celebrate and commemorate Men’s Health Magazine’s five glorious years of helping Filipinos live their best life. Good food, cool music and great company await you!

For more information about the event visit
View some of the photos taken during the dry run here.