Thursday, March 17, 2011

R4H: Meet the Beneficiaries

Globe Run For Home 2011 will now have 4 beneficiaries. They are Gawad Kalinga, Habitat for Humanity, Haribon Foundation and Virlanie Foundation. R4H has five (5) distance event. Registration fees are pegged at P650 for 3k, P750 for 5k, P850 for 10k, P950 for 15k and P1,050 for 21k. Your P50 will go to your choice of beneficiary.

Apart from sharing a portion of the race proceeds to 4 beneficiaries, this year's R4H is also putting up a platform close to its heart in order to generate more donation for its partner-organizations. Through Globe GCash, runners participating to this year's R4H can encourage their respective circle of riends, families and loved ones to support their run by donating to their beneficiary of choice. To know more about GCash and to register for an account, Globe and TM subscraibers may simply call 2882 free from their mobile phones or log on to

To donate, text DONATE AMOUNT MPIN INSTITUTION CODE and send to 2882. Institution codes are GK for Gawad Kalinga, HABITAT for Habitat for Humanity, HARIBON for Haribon Foundation and VIRLANIE for Virlanie Foundation. Donors have to make sure that they have enough GCash credits in their account to be able to push through with the donation.

Kagawad Kalinga -

Haribon Foundation -

Virlanie Foundation -

R4H Gun Start:

21k - 5:00am
15k - 5:15am
10k - 5:30am
5k - 5:45am
3k - 6:00am

Runner's On A Mission (R.O.A.M)

This is where your donation will go at Night Fest Run.

Craig and Michelle Logan have been serving with Arise and Shine Philippines for over 22 years. In 2001 they adopted Justin, who has special needs. Justin had bacterial meningitis when they got him as a baby. The couple spent many months in the hospital that first year fighting to save Justin’s life.

Team Logan/R.O.A.M. - Michelle, Justin and Craig

Through it all, Craig and Michelle’s prayer was that Justin’s life would make a difference and fulfill the purpose that God intended for him. After his recovery, the couple started Justin in physical and occupational therapy at home, and thus was the start of Justin’s long road to recovery.

It was while talking with the therapists during the many hours of Justin’s therapy that Craig and Michelle realized there were so many other children out there that did not have access to therapy. There are so many needs that a special child has and this can be overwhelming for parents who may not even have enough for basic needs.

Craig and Michelle had a desire to help other families and children with special needs but did not know how they could help since Justin’s own needs were quite overwhelming. Over the years, Justin has been blessed by others donating standing frames, wheel chairs, braces and many other items to help with his therapy needs.

R.O.A.M. and NRA (Never Run Alone)
All the therapy has definitely paid off for Justin. He may not be able to walk or talk but he has come a long way. He loves to smile and to hug and kiss anyone who comes near. So the question became…How can the Logan family share all the blessings they have received with others? That’s how the idea for “Runners On A Mission” was born.

Team Logan first came on the scene in 2006. At first the “team” consisted of Craig and Justin until Michelle was inspired to join the team and make it a family affair. Team Logan started out just joining a few of the bigger races, not knowing of any others. In 2008, they joined and found that they could run in more races than their feet could take them!

Running had become a popular sport in the Philippines. Team Logan’s desire has always been to inspire other families with special needs children to realize their child’s full potential. They have met others along the way that have that same desire. Some have even brought their children out to join races.

Along the way, Team Logan realized that it’s through their running that they can help meet the needs of other special needs children in the Philippines. That is where “Runners On A Mission” comes in.

Team Logan/Runners On A Mission have teamed up with Dr. Francis Xavier Dimalanta, a Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrician here in the Philippines. He is the President of Cerebral Palsy Philippines Inc. and started his own therapy center in 2003 called “A Child’s D.R.E.A.M. Foundation” in his hometown of Baguio City.

Dr. Dimalanta’s desire to help children is deep as he has spent years of his life sharing with and encouraging parents and children who are in desperate need of his help.

Photo credit to Craig Logan

Night Fest for R.O.A.M.

Night run again is back! Don't you missed it? Remember the Kenny Roger's Night run? This was my first night race i did and now! the Night Fest! is bringing again the night run with the new route.

When is this happening? April 9, 2011.

What are the distance offer? You can choose 5k or 10k

Where is the venue? Filinvest, Alabang.

Run Route

How much is the registration fee and what's included?

Registration fee is Php650.00. Includes race kits, tech fit shirt and the Php50.00 from your registration fee will donate to runners-on-mission-roam.

Dri Fit Shirt

For first 500 registrants, you will get a Free Skechers SRR T-Shirt which you can claim on the race day.

SRR T-Shirt

Where can I register?

You can register at Skechers Stores (Festival Mall, Glorietta 5, Market Market, Trinoma and Robinson's Ermita)

What will be the hydration offered?

Magnolia Pure Water, Magnolia Life Drink and Pocari Sweat will be offer to all runners but wait there's more! after crossing the finish line, you can have a shot of GSM Blue! isn't it great?! hahaha!

Why Night Fest?

It will be a festive run. There will be Dance showdown by Skechers, DJ Music by GSM Blue, Barbeque party at Php100.00 BBQ Meal and Photo Booth.

So, I bet you don't want to miss this!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

All Women’s Run by Women’s Health

In celebration of Women’s Month this March, Women’s HealthPhilippines and Athena Milk for Women team up to stage their first-ever All Women’s Run, happening on March 19, Saturday, 5:00 A.M. at SM Mall of Asia (across IMAX Parking Lot), Pasay City.

While the run is open exclusively to women ages 16 years old and above, girls below 16 years old may register, as long as they are accompanied by a registered female adult running in the same category. Participants may choose among the 3K, 5K, and 10K race categories.

Race Course:

Registration for the Women’s Health and Athena Milk for Women All Women’s Run is ongoing until March 19, 2011. The registration fees for the respective categories are: P500 for 3K, P600 for 5K, and P700 for 10K. The race bag includes goodies from Women’s Health and Athena Milk for Women, and a specially-designed Women’s Health-Athena Milk For Women racer-back singlet that participants must be wearing as they cross the finish line in order to win and qualify for the finisher’s bracelets.

Eco-friendly Race bag

Racer-back singlet

Finisher's Bracelet for all 5k and 10k

The celebration of Women’s Month also continues after the race! Visit the All Women’s Run Festival Area and take part in exciting activities from our sponsors.

For more registration details, grab a copy of the March issue of Women’s Health or become a fan of Women’s Health on Facebook via

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