March 17, 2011

Adidas King Of The Road 2011

Adidas Launches Southeast Asia Running Championship

03 March 2011, The Fort, Taguig City, Philippines adidas, a global leader in running, launched its very own Running Championship across Southeast Asia for 2011 titled the adidas ‘King of the Road’ (KOTR). Held in five countries across the region, the adidas KOTR will culminate in an ultimate championship race in its first ever host country, the Philippines, on October 23, at the Bonifacio Global City, The Fort.

The race will make its regional debut in Thailand (May 15), Singapore (August 28), Indonesia (September 25), Malaysia (October 2), and the Philippines (October 23). It is aimed at bringing runners together from across the region as part of adidas’ commitment to the sport.

The event is open to participants across two categories – the ‘Closed’ category (Men/Women) is for local participants and the ‘Open’ category (Men/Women) is for international participants. The winner of each of the other four countries’ Closed categories (Men/Women) will qualify for an all-expense paid trip to compete in the adidas KOTR Southeast Asia Championship in host country Philippines on October 23, with the race commencing from popular running hub Bonifacio Global City, The Fort, in a bid to be crowned the adidas Southeast Asia ‘King of the Road 2011.’

Adidas KOTR, a race that has been held for over 10 years now, sports a new logo this year. KOTR will also feature a different theme each year, beginning with this year’s theme titled ‘Colours’. This is represented through the variety of different coloured adidas singlets participants will don, yet another first for KOTR this year. The multi-colour showcase is meant to demonstrate the vibrancy of the sports scene across Southeast Asia.

With a unique 16.8km route offered this year, the city race is targeted at everyone who likes to run –from the social runner, to the serious athlete.

Registration is online across all countries at the soon to be launched KOTR website. In the Philippines, interested participants may register online from adidas stores located in Alabang Town Center, Eastwood City, Gateway Mall, Glorietta 3, Greenbelt 3, Powerplant Mall, RunnR, The Fort, Shangri-La Plaza Mall, SM Mall of Asia, SM Megamall, SM City North Annex, and Trinoma from June 1 to August 31. Event categories and race fees are 5km for Php1,050.00, 16.8km for Php1,300.00, and 21km for Php1,050. Registered participants gather at the KOTR 2011 Kick-Off Assembly from Oct 10-12 at the NBC Tent, Global City, The Fort, where race kits containing singlet, timing device, and other race paraphernalia will be distributed and a variety of activities await everyone.

For news and updates on KOTR, visit the adidas Philippines facebook fanpage. You may also visit for more information on adidas Running.

adidas Running

Adidas has a long standing history in running and athletics dating back to 1928 when their founder, Adi Dassler, supplied Lina Radke with a handmade pair of spikes to wear during the Olympic Games in Amsterdam. Many more heroes of athletics have followed including Jesse Owens, Emil Zátopek, Al Oerter, Bob Beamon, Daley Thompson, Grete Waitz, Heike Henkel and Haile Gebrselassie. Today, adidas continues its leadership and presence in the running and athletics world as the sponsor of several major global marathons including London, Boston, Seoul, Santiago and Berlin. Most recently, adidas signed an 11-year partnership agreement with the IAAF granting adidas the world-wide sponsorship rights for all IAAF World Athletic Series events until 2019.

March 15, 2011

Racing On Sundays

It feels good to run again at UP Diliman campus grounds. My early sunday mornings are usually spent running at the academic oval, heartbreak hill and the newly constructed rotunda near the science department. With the magnificent sunshine-filtering decade-old trees, I enjoy every loop I make at the oval. The cover that these trees bring give me a relief from the morning sun. It is a sight to witness the sun's rays filtered from the top of the trees as it majestically streak down to the asphalted pavement. The wind is even cooled by the trees that surround me as I pass by them.

I compiled here some pictures to tell them their own story and let you be the witness how beautiful my favorite playing ground is. Enjoy!

Don't be surprised if you can't find me at some of the races, I'm happy and content doing my racing here. I'm racing to beat my favorite upd "taho" before it cool down. Ciao!

March 14, 2011

Hyundai Accent Run

Hyundai to launch first-ever automotive-sponsored eco-fun run to create a new generation of eco-conscious and responsible motorists.

Realizing that cars, people, and the planet can thrive and coexist in one dynamic and sustainable biodiversity, Hyundai Asia Resources, Incorporated (HARI), the authorized distributor of Hyundai automobiles in the Philippines and a leading manufacturer of eco-environmental cars today, calls in all impassioned university students and eco-warriors to join in on its endearing drive for a green tomorrow.

Declaring a new collective advocacy for a greener and more progressive future, HARI will lead the first-ever automotive-sponsored eco-fun run in the country dubbed “The Hyundai Accent Run: An All-New Way to Play” on April 2, 2011 at the Bonifacio Global City in Taguig, converging hundreds of students from Metro Manila’s topmost universities and nature buffs alike in one youth-oriented movement to increase awareness about eco-motoring and promote the companies’ nationwide advocacy for a cleaner and environmentally-stable future.

Exemplifying HARI’s progressive stance for a cleaner environment, participants will get to partake in two (2) race mileages during the running activity – a 5-kilometer race for casual sprinters and a 10-kilometer route for more experienced racers – advancing a new era of eco-conscious motorists among the country’s future leaders.

Road safety awareness activities will also be available during the Hyundai Fun Run to help mould the youth to become safe and responsible drivers. Free seminars and workshops will be conducted to teach young students the meaning and significance of various road signs, markings, rules, and motoring courtesy.

Registration to the Hyundai Fun Run is FREE and will run from March 1 to 23, 2011 at select university campuses in Metro Manila. Register online at For more race info or updates on registration dates and venues, add us on Facebook at “Hyundai Fun-Run.”

March 12, 2011

The 1st Boracay Fun Run

Sali Ako Diyan is an awareness campaign on the present state of our beaches. You can help by running with us and be part of our advocacy on April 23, 2011. Run from Boracay Station 3 - 1 up to the eco villages and discover what's behind the fine white sands of Boracay island.

The categories for the said run are 2.5k, 5k, 10k, and 21k. For the first time the run will not just focus at the beach front but also the back street up to the Eco Village.

Register now at Toby's, The Block, SM North Edsa and make your share in preserving Boracay. Cash prizes await the winners of the 21km category male and female division.

Registration fee:
  • 2.5k -PhP 300
  • 5k - PhP 600
  • 10k - PhP 700
  • 21k - PhP 750
Inclusive of singlet, bib and Tyvec. Experience a fun run, beach football tournament and exhibition and the much awaited evening awarding celebration and club partying in Summer Place Bar exclusive to Sali Ako Diyan Fun Run participants.

Organized by Unlimited Events Inc., the fun run aims to create awareness and start an advocacy in keeping our environment clean. This project is in partnership and supported by NGO in Boracay such as Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) and Municipality of Malay, Aklan.

Each year there are 300,000 people in the island for vacation and to party. With this, we are confident that we will be able to gather more than 5,000 attendees since the event will happen during Holy Week, Black Saturday. After the race during the day we are holding a FREE after party and awarding ceremony celebration at night at Summer Place beach front with an international DJ to entertain the guest.

With the help of the partner LGU and NGO we are expecting 5,000 runners to join the run from its network, our data base tourist and establishments in the island.

The fun run target families and teens aged 13 to 50 years old and above to join the race. The run aims to raise funds for the activities of Boracay projects for its efforts particularly for ordinance number 2001-141, an ordinance banning the extractions and collection of white sand and pebbles in the beaches of Boracay Island.

Sali Ako Diyan Fun Run Help Preserve Boracay Beach is made possible with the support of Business Mirror, 100 Plus Isotonic Drink and Summit Mineral Water, Nature Valley, RUNNR, Toby’s Sports, One Sport Magazine, 99.5 RT, The Philippine Star, Icon Superclub, Dolce Bar, Summer Place Boracay, Municipality of Malay, Aklan, and Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industries (PCCI).

For event ticket and sponsorship inquiry please call 0926-7142270 or (02) 507-8676

March 9, 2011

The G.O.O.D. Run

It's a G.O.O.D. Day to run!

The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists - Philippine Chapter invites one and all to the G.O.O.D. Run on April 3, 2011 at Bonifacio High Streets, Global City. Run 3K, 5K or 10K to raise awareness for G.O.O.D. - Goiter, Obesity, Osteoporosis, and Diabetes and for the benefit of the Power of Prevention Through Fitness and Nutrition Program to teach kids how to eat right and stay healthy. Free blood sugar, blood pressure and other health checks will be offered after the run while supplies last.

Registration Period: February 14 - March 27, 2011

Registration Sites:
  • Runnr, Bonifacio High Street
  • R.O.X., Bonifacio High Street
  • Toby's, Mall of Asia
  • Planet Sports, Glorietta
  • Planet Sports, Alabang Town Center
  • Planet Sports, Trinoma
  • The Athlete's Foot, Robinson's Galleria
Online Registration: February 14 - March 27, 2011 at

For inquiries, call 703-1736 or register online at Cash prizes, raffle prizes and lots of freebies at stake. So run the G.O.O.D run on April 3 and help fight Goiter, Obesity, Osteoporosis and Diabetes.

March 3, 2011

Globe Run For Home 2011

The biggest race to be staged in the first quarter of the year - the Globe Run for Home 2011 - hits the road at the crack of dawn on March 27, 2011 with a sea of humanity expected to fill the Bonifacio Global City, each eager not only to breast the tape but to take part in an endeavor that will benefit the less fortunate.

With the registry books already filling up after the online registration via which started in February 21, 2011, the Globe Run for Home 2011 is once again starting to fulfill its promise that racing in a fun-filled environment could be transformed into a more fulfilling event - both in body and heart.

Each participant pays a registration fee with a modest amount going to the various partner - institutions for the race. Compared to the previous two races, Globe Run for Home 2011 will now have 4 beneficiaries. They are Gawad Kalinga, Habitat for Humanity, Haribon Foundation and Virlanie Foundation.

Registration fees are pegged at
  • P650 for 3k
  • P750 for 5k
  • P850 for 10k
  • P950 for 15k
  • P1,050 for 21k.
The registration fee entitles runners to their race singlets available in various sizes, D-tag race chip, race bib number, runpix analysis, downloadable photos and finisher's medal (21k category). And just like in its past two stagings, the Globe Run for Home 2011 will again use singles made of 100 percent recycled PET plastic bottles. No other running event in the country has done that, thus adding the environment as fifth beneficiary.

The people behind the biggest charity fun run of the year

Since running has become a bonding activity among officemates, friends, and barkadas, group runners are also encouraged to join - with a special treat. For groups of four running in the same category, they will be allowed to bring in a fifth member for free.

Apart from the online registration at, participants could also register and pay through cash at the Run for Home 2011 physical registration booth at the 4th floor Cinema Lobby of Greenbelt 3 in Makati City that opened from February 20 to March 20, 2011. Race kits of runners paying in credit card will be delivered to their respective addresses while those paying in cash may claim their race kits at the on-site registration booth from 12 noon to 8 pm.

Gun start for the race categories are as follows:
  • 5:00am for the 21k
  • 5:15am for the 15k
  • 5:30am for the 10k
  • 5:45am for the 5k
  • 6:00am for the 3k
For inquiries about Globe Run for Home 2011, e-mail