The Mizuno Infinity Run 2010 and More

Mizuno Infinity Run 2010

The Mizuno Infinity Run is one of the most anticipated races in the metro. Since 2008, About 10,000 runners have already showcased their grits as their adrenalines left footprints all-over Fort Bonifacio. To add to the excitement, Mizuno unveiled its twist by announcing the June 2009 Mizuno Infinity Run race Day 2010 as the first-ever race to banner the “Beat Your Own Time” Challenge.

1. What: Mizuno Infinity Run 2010
5k, 10k, 15k
Open Category, Age Category, “Beat Your Own Time” Category

2. When: Sunday, April 11, 2010
4:00 AM – Check In
5:30 AM – Start of 15k
5:45 AM – Start of 10k and 5k
6:00 – 9:30 AM – Raffle
8:30 – 10:00 AM – Awarding

3. Where: Global City, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City

4. Starting Point: Federacion Drive (Near NBC Drive and The Fort Strip)

5. Non-Refundable Entry Fees:
PHP450 for 15k
PHP400 for 10k and 5k
* PHP50 discount for Infinity Run 2009 participants
* With race packet which includes a special edition Mizuno Infinity bag and a finisher shirt

6. Prizes:
Cash prizes & Mizuno items for OPEN CATEGORY
Medals & Mizuno items for AGE CATEGORY
Mizuno items, Suunto watches, Oakley eyewear for “BEAT YOUR OWN TIME” CATEGORY

7. Registration:
Jan 10 – April 4, 2010. Available in all Metro Manila outlets except for Makati Golf. You can also download registration forms. Fill it up and kindly bring them to any Mizuno outlet in the Metro Manila region.

8. Downloadables:
Infinity Run 2010 Online Registration Form
Infinity Run 2010 5K Route Map

Infinity Run 2010 10K Route Map
Infinity Run 2010 15K Route Map

9. Other Activities to watch out for:

– Infinity Run 2010’s Carbo Loading Promo: March 26 to 27, 2010

Mizuno Infinity Run 2010 CLP

– Highlands Fun Run Challenge: April 25, 2010 at Tagaytay Highlands
– Mizuno Run Club Ayala Alabang Edition

a race at Tagaytay Highlands and a run club at Ayala Alabang

– First ever race/run in Ortigas
– Mizuno Trail Shoes soon to be available in the Philippines

UNILAB Run United for Wellness

GET STARTED ON FITNESS AT
UNILAB RUN UNITED FOR WELLNESS

Starting a healthy lifestyle is made easy with Unilab Run United for Wellness at the Bonifacio Global City, Taguig on March 7.

Unilab Run United for Wellness is a health and wellness event for the family with running as the core activity. Aside from the 3 km, 5 km, 10 km, and 21 km categories for adults, there’s also a 500-meter dash for kids to help parents get their children started on a fitness lifestyle.

Family members can have free consultations with running coaches and fitness experts at the Unilab Wellness Village, divided into health zones such as Men’s Health, Women’s Health, Children’s Health, Seniors’ Health, and General Adults’ Health to cater to the specific needs of each family member. Aside from free consultations, the health zones also have interactive games and activities that family members can enjoy.

Runners and their families can register online at www.unilabwellnessevents.com.ph until Feb. 15 or through in-store registration at Runnr store at Bonifacio High Street, New Balance branches at Shangri-La and Glorietta, Planetsports outlets in Trinoma, Alabang Town Center, and Rockwell from Jan 30 to Feb. 21. From Feb. 22 to 28, registration is only at Planetsports Trinoma and Runnr store at Bonifacio High Street,Taguig.

Registered participants can get 20% off on New Balance items. Top finishers can win cash prizes, Unilab gift packs, and New Balance gift certificates worth P5,000. Finishers in the 21 km category will receive a finisher’s medal. The first1,000 finishers in the 21K can also bring home a finisher’s shirt.

Unilab Run United for Wellness is brought to you by Unilab, the country’s largest and leading pharmaceutical and healthcare company that’s behind trusted brands like Alaxan, Ceelin, Enervon, Myra E, Skelan, and Solmux, among many others.

Organized by Finishline and renowned running coach Rio Dela Cruz, Unilab Run United for Wellness is undertaken for the benefit of Children’s Hour and K.I.D.S. Foundation.

The Amazing Kidney Race

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The kidney is one of the vital organs that make the complex and crucial body processes possible. As an acknowledgement of the kidneys’ amazing role in human physiology and in celebration of World Kidney Day 2010 with the theme “Amazing Kidneys”, the Philippine Society of Nephrology (PSN), in cooperation with UP Family Life and Child Development Circle, is staging a rare race event dubbed as “The Amazing Kidney Race.” To be held in the scenic and breezy campus of UP Diliman, “The Amazing Kidney Race” promises to give beginner and seasoned runners alike a unique and exciting racing experience.

Institutionalizing the humanitarian dimension of running and race events is what the PSN aims to accomplish in staging “The Amazing Kidney Race.” Proceeds of this race event will be used mainly for supporting the kidney disease awareness campaign of PSN and the operation and treatment of kidney patients, and partly for the UP Child Development Center. Likewise, this race is among the platform events of PSN adjunct to the global celebration of World Kidney Day.

As PSN aims to pull off a fun yet challenging race, “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 centrepiece 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 1hour45minutes finish point cut-off times will receive a Finishers’ 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 @ NU107 FM, RunnerSpeak @ QTV11, Second Wind Running Store, ROX, and the exclusive on-line media partner, thebullrunner.com.

15k Finishers' MEDAL (updated)

winners' medals (Gold, Silver and Bronze, respectively)

singlet - revised design

Conquer Corregidor Race Registration Updates

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As advised by the race organizer, as of this post, roughly about 150 slots remain open for registration for the Conquer Corregidor Race which happens on December 6, 2009 at Corregidor Island, Bataan. In addition, please take note of the following updates so that you can avoid getting inconvenienced if and when you go to the centers for registration. 😉

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 Nov 18, 20, 22, 23, 25, 26 and 29 ; 6pm to 10pm

 

 

2ndwind

Ortigas Branch – Nov 17, 19, 24, and 26 ; 2pm to 5pm

 

 

2009 TIMEX RUN UPDATES

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LATE REGISTRATION UPDATE:

Please be advised that we will continue to accept registrations with the complete race kit and event freebies but minus the singlet and with P100 discount starting today Nov. 2, 2009.  Late registration will be centralized at Nike Park at Bonifacio High Street, Timex Shop at SM North Edsa, and The Trion Towers Site Showroom at Fort Bonifacio Global City from November 2 to 9 or until supplies last, which ever comes first.  Only a maximum of 5,000 participants will be accepted so hurry before stocks run out! 
We are also inviting all the participants including their friends and family to serve as volunteers to help repack and distribute the relief goods to the selected barangay halls and/or evacuation centers in Marikina scheduled a week after the event.  Exact schedule of relief operation to follow.

For inquiries, please contact the Finishline secretariat at 7031736.

ADDITIONAL 5KM RACE KITS NOW AVAILABLE:

Due to insistent public demand, we have decided to produce additional 5km race kits so that more runners, especially those who are new to the sport, will be able to experience the fun and excitement at The 2009 Timex Run.  The additional 5km race kits are now available at Timex Shop SM North Edsa, Nike Park BHS, and The Trion Towers site showroom at Bonifacio Global City, Taguig.  Hurry and grab your kits while supplies last!  See you all on race day!

REVISED START/FINISH AREA:

With the holidays fast approaching, more and more events are being scheduled in Bonifacio Global City.  Based on our recent meeting with Fort Bonifacio Development Corporation, we have been advised that fun run events scheduled in the next coming months will have to be slightly relocated in order to accommodate other events.  In line with this, we would like to inform everyone that there will be some minor changes with regards to the location of the start/finish area and the 3km race route of the 2009 Timex Run.  Please take note that the start/finish area has been moved from 8th Avenue to 28th Avenue.  This is the same set up as the Adidas King of the Road held last October 25.  Rest assured that although there will be some rerouting with regards to the 3km race route, this minor adjustment will not greatly affect that of the other distances.  To view the updated route maps for 3km, 5km, 10km, and 21km, please visit www.runrio.com <http://www.runrio.com/> .

Our apologies for any inconvenience this might cause.  Thank you for your kind understanding.

SPECIAL AWARDS UP FOR GRABS:

More prizes and awards to be given away at the 2009 Timex Run!  A total of 26 Timex watches will be raffled off and given away as prizes for online games and special awards.  Visit www.timexwatches.com.ph to join “Guess the Bib No. and Finish Time of Piolo Pascual” online game for a chance to win a fabulous Timex watch.  And aside from the 24 category winners of the 3k, 5k, 10k, and 21k distances, we will also be awarding the youngest runner and the oldest runner registered for the event.  They will each receive a Timex watch and a gift pack from Nature Valley Crunchy Granola Bar.  The largest group/club/team/company delegation will also receive 5 Timex watches as their prize.  Christmas just came earlier this year!  See you at the 2009 Timex Run!

WATCH THE PACQUIAO-COTTO FIGHT AT THE 2009 TIMEX RUN:

The fun and excitement never stops at the 2009 Timex Run!  As a participant of the coolest race to hit the running scene, not only do you get a chance to run and take souvenir photos with running coach extraordinaire, Coach Rio, and every girl’s dream boy, Piolo Pascual, but you also get a chance to watch the Pacquiao-Cotto fight LIVE on an LED screen ABSOLUTELY FREE courtesy of Cignal Digital TV and Smart Communications.  And for only P500 per person, you can enjoy a sumptuous eat-all-you-can brunch buffet while waiting for the title fight in the comfort of an air-conditioned tent, courtesy of Paul Calvin’s Deli.  Tables and seats inside the tent are reserved for those who avail of the brunch buffet so buy your tickets ahead of time and get a head start so you can still pick the best seats.  Only 500 meal tickets will be available for pre-purchase by Friday, November 6, at Nike Park, Bonifacio High Street until supplies last.  Feel free to invite your friends and loved ones but those who prefer to eat elsewhere are free to stay and watch the fight as long as they don’t mind the “standing room only” policy for non-diners who will have to watch the fight outside the tent.           
 
This is just the tip of the iceberg, a mere taste of things to come at the 2009 Timex Run.  More surprises await you on race day!

Sincerely,

Coach Rio

Conquer Corregidor 10-Mile Island Run Challenge

“What’s your mettle made of? An island once a battleground for gallant men, now becomes a hallowed arena for daring runners to measure their speed, endurance and grit. Set against a breathtaking landscape and an unforgiving terrain, contenders will get the unique chance of becoming part of a race in reclaiming a glorious past. A heroic legacy rests in a distant bygone. The hardest race of the year looms in the distance. One history. One goal. Conquer Corregidor!”

The above-quoted statement can be read on the Conquer Corregidor event poster. If this doesn’t fuel your interest for this much-awaited running challenge, I don’t know what else will. Read on for the finalized details of this much-awaited running challenge.

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EVENT PROFILE:

Corregidor, also known as The Rock, was dubbed as the last bastion of the Allies during World War II. It holds a distinct place in the nation’s dynamic history as it played a vital role in holding off the advancement of the invading forces then. Situated west of Manila, it served as a vital fortress at the mouth of Manila Bay.

What now serves as a moving memorial for the courage, gallantry, and heroism of its defenders may soon become a touchstone of ultimate running athleticism as Hypehouse Production Company and Sun Cruises bring “Conquer Corregidor!”. Set to fire off on December 6, “Conquer Corregidor!”  is expected to thrill, surprise, and challenge, all at the same time, seasoned and amateur runners alike as it will test their mettle on all running terrains. The race route, covering 10 miles, will encompass a demanding combination of paved uphills and downslopes and intermittent segments of dirt trails. But what would really set apart “Conquer Corregidor!” from the usual running experience of avid runners is that it will exceptionally transport the race participants to key historical hotspots of the remarkable isle. Right at the start of the race, the runners will experience at once an adrenaline rush as they zoom past the full length of the Malinta Tunnel. The exhilaration continues to unfold as the runners exit the tunnel’s west access en route to the interior of the atoll. The thrilling highlight of the race surges as the runners negotiate the tricky span of a thickly foliaged trail draped in rays of sunlight, culminating in a run along the rocky cliff of the island with a breathtaking view of Manila Bay, to dramatically finish at the south dock breakwater facing the vast South China Sea. 

“Conquer Corregidor!” will be an extraordinary opportunity for passionate runners to set new norm for personal achievement as finishing the race will be akin to recapitulating a fortress that is home to the resilient and valiant.

PROJECTED PROFILE OF PARTICIPANTS:

Owing to the foreseen difficulty of the terrain and the logistical challenge of the venue, the slots for participation in the race will be limited to 750 only, with a possible 250 additional slots for last-minute registrants.

Based on the foregoing participation levels of previous major races held in Metro Manila, it is anticipated that “Conquer Corregidor!” will attract a wide-spectrum of participant-runners, ranging from the intermediate recreational to the hardcore runners, majority of which are urban professionals and the so-called “weekend-warriors”. The level and caliber of participants may be further boosted with the expected entry of elite racers.

In terms of demographics, it is estimated that around 80% of expected participants will be male, while a good 20% will be comprised by female runners. Majority of the runner participants are anticipated to come from the ABC socio-economic stratum. The age of participants is projected to range between 20 to 40 years old. However, this does not discount the high probability that “Conquer Corregidor” may also draw in participation from a number of fit teenagers and groups of masters-category runners.

REGISTRATION DETAILS:

Registration Period:
November 9 to 29, 2009 (store hours: 10am to 9pm)

Registration Venue:
Second Wind (Maginhawa St., UP Village)
R.O.X. (Bonifacio High Street, Taguig City)

Registration fee: Php 1,000.00
Inclusive of:
-Round trip ferry transportation (Manila-Corregidor-Manila)
-Corregidor entrance fee
-Race Singlet
-Lunch

DOWNLOAD REGISTRATION FORM.

Conquer Corregidor Race Singlet

A limited edition, CONQUER CORREGIDOR Souvenir T-Shirt is also available for sale at PHP 300. Here is how it looks like:

limited edition Conquer Corregidor tee

For inquiries regarding the event please contact our committee heads listed below:
Over-all Chairman:          
JP DEMONTAÑO – 409-2948 / 0918-3582017
Race Director:                      
EDWARD KHO – 0915-9990187
Hotel and Ferry:                  
KRISTINE CASTRO – 527-5555 ext 4512 to 13 / 0917-8681762 

DOWNLOAD PRESS RELEASE
DOWNLOAD CONQUER CORREGIDOR FACT SHEET

OTHER IMPORTANT DETAILS:

schedule
transpo
accommodations

 

THE CORREGIDOR MAP:

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Piolo & Rio Sprinting Towards the 2009 Timex Run

Piolo and Coach Rio

Fresh from the triumph of prized athletes it backed up in the very first Ironman triathlon held in Camsur recently, Timex, world renowned makers of high quality time gears, will once again help fun-loving sports enthusiasts defy their limits, prove its dominance and create history as it launches its very first running event, The 2009 Timex Run

With the gun start set to fire on November 15, 2009 at the Bonifacio Global City in Taguig, the race which is co-presented by Robinsons Land and marathon organizer Runrio aims to gather runners from all walks of life, to spark up competitive athletic spirits and to unleash hardcore rivalries. In fact to make the running event even more exciting the 2009 Timex Run brings together two of the country’s most loved icons in the world of entertainment and running respectively: heartthrob and sports enthusiast Piolo Pascual and multiple champion runner and coach Rio dela Cruz

Piolo Pascual and Coach Rio dela Cruz

In a press conference held last October 20, 2009 in Max’s Restaurant in Glorietta 2 Makati City, the two Timex ambassadors formally announced before the press that they will be among the very first ones to arrive at the race grounds and dash to become fit and healthy. Both Piolo, a first-time runner who admitted being so excited to join the run and Rio who studied Human Kinetics in the University of the Philippines and is a well-known running coach of some of the country’s well-known celebrities and business tycoons will be joining in the 10K category. All ready and set to go, this race will give enthusiasts the chance to run side-by-side with Piolo and Rio and try their luck to challenge and to get past them.

Divided into four race categories, athletes, race fanatics, and casual runners can choose from the 3, 5, 10 or 21 kilometer half-marathon event and begin the dynamic chase to make and break records in a test that is sure to measure their strength and endurance. The 2009 Timex Run, just like its reliable time gears assures participants of accuracy in timing and a host of other novel innovations. One of which is the disposable “champion” chips, timing devices attached to shoe laces specially designed to let runners monitor their starting in finishing times with stern accuracy. Functioning only soon as the runner steps on the designated ground matting, the recorded time is sure to be precise.  Another is the Runpix analysis which is a record of interesting running statistics unique to each individual who ran. This will be available after the race at http://www.runrio.com and http://www.timexrunning.com. Photovendo also makes the run more fun by giving runners a full view of the experience as it will be providing run shots which will be available online for viewing and optional purchase.

Aside from the breathtaking action set to unfold in the race track, those joining can also expect a finish line filled with great prizes. While all finishers will take home Nature Valley loot bags, those who will emerge on top of the pack will get cash prizes and their very own Timex watches, activity and time-tracking gears that gives wearers nothing less than the optimum when it comes to style and functionality. A total of 50 watches shall be given away, 24 for the winners and 26 for the raffles. Top three finishers in every category will also get gift certificates/gift packs from Nike and other sponsors. Timex partnered with companies such Nature’s Valley Granola Bar, 100 Plus Isotonic Drink, Summit Distilled Drinking Water, Finish Line, Photo Vendo, Nike, Fitness First, Flojos, Nesvita, Men’s Health Magazine, Women’s Health Magazine to make this anticipated race possible.

One of the Timex watches to be given away to victors during the competition is the Timex Ironman Race Trainer Digital Heart Rate Monitor, the latest time gear meant to be every dynamic individual’s ideal running mate. A huge hit among Ironman Triathletes since it was launched, this one of a kind heart rate monitor boasts of a superior quality functions that aid in an athlete’s everyday training matched with uncompromising sleek and slim styling. This runner’s favorite is incredibly comfortable on the wrist and unlike others, is very simple to use. The heart rate monitor wirelessly transmits its wearer’s heart rate performance while one does his activity to the Ironman watch. Timex Ironman Race Trainer HRM incorporates all the features that fans have all become accustomed to with Timex sport watches, including an Indiglo night light, 10 work-out memory, 50-lap chrono with average heart rate per lap, and five interval timers with individual heart rate target zones. Other features including a countdown timer and three alarms are still included as well.

With the brand that ultimately understands the desires and expectations of true athletes organizing a race only for the country’s active and most competitive sports enthusiasts, one can expect high energy and passion flaring as each battle for the win and for a chance to be of help to our fellowmen as part of the 2009 Timex Run’s proceeds shall go to the Timex-UNICEF school in Masbate and victims of typhoon Ondoy.

Only the first three thousand to register  will be given event singlets. So hurry and register at selected Timex shops, located at SM North Edsa, SM Megamall, SM Mall of Asia, SM Southmall, Glorietta 3, Nike Bonifacio High Street, Robinsons Land Showroom, The Trion Towers Showroom or online at http://www.runrio.com. Regular registration is from October 4 – November 9, 2009 while late registration is from November 2-9, 2009. For more information, call 7031736 or visit http://www.timexwatches.com.ph.

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