Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Taped! by Rocktape!

When was it in style on using the elastic therapeutic tape by athletes or by ordinary people? Perhaps it is being used in the hospital by physical therapists without us knowing that taping can be also beneficial to athlete’s performance especially if they have an injury, swollen, tender or soreness muscles.  According to history, the popularity of therapeutic tape happened in 2008 Beijing Olympic when USA donated 50,000 rolls to 58 countries and being seen applied in the athletes who participated.

Let INTERCARE take care of You

What is Intercare? 

INTERCARE was founded October 1993 and is now an international healthcare service center specializing in pain management, sports medicine and injuries and functional fitness. Intercare’s philosophy of integrating different disciplines to come up with treatment programs which are patient focused, complete and comprehensive has provided half a million services to over 250,000 patients in 20 years. This has given us the clinical expertise and experience to move people to a state of dis-ease to optimum functionality.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Subic Int'l. Marathon, Jan. 27, 2013

Event Venue: Subic Bay Freeport Zone (SBFZ)
Start-Finish Line Area: Remy Field
Schedule of Gun Start
January 26, 2013 (Afternoon Run)
5 KM - 4:30 PM
3 KM - 4:30 PM
*Fun Run Activities
January 27, 2013 (Early Morning Run)
42 KM - 4:30 AM
21 KM - 5:15 AM
10 KM - 6:00 AM

Official Registration Sites/Centers:
New Balance Stores
EDSA Shangri-la
Marquee Mall
The Outlet Square
(SBFZ, near The Meatplus Cafe)

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Philippine National Museum and Beyond

How many of us have ever been visited our National Museum? I've been to many museums in our country and in some foreign museums but I must confess, I am one of those who have not been to our National Museum.

I once watched on television the GMA7's TV documentary about National Treasures. I thought to myself, why I haven't visited the National Museum of the Philippines ever? Curiosity got me and I told myself that one day I will  go and check what's inside. Opportunity came when the National Museum administration announced that for the whole month of October, the museum will be  open to public for FREE. This opportunity should not be missed. 

On October 26, 2012, I visited the National Museum of the Philippines and the Luneta which I discovered for the first time that there was a big Magellan's statue in the park (lol!) and the actual execution site Dr. Jose P. Rizal. (pasens'ya, tao lang. limitado ang kalaalaman sa sariling bayan, hahaha!)

National Museum Building

Friday, October 26, 2012

BGC Passionfest 2012

Passionfest is an annual event of Bonifacio Global City to unites the community and come together to enjoy the passion for arts, music, fitness, food, pets and explore. Last year passionfest was a success! So, don't missed out the fun on November 23 to 25, 2012. Bring your whole family! 

Run BGC: Ready. Set. Explore!

Run BGC, Bonifacio Global City’s (BGC) annual running event, is all set to make footrace buffs challenge themselves anew in a race to cross BGC’s epic finish line.

This year’s Run BGC has four categories, offered with male and female classifications: 500m Kiddie Race, 5K Special Route with Fun Tasks, 10K, and 15K. The race for children is sub-divided into 5-8 years old and 9-12 years old categories.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

What's New at RUPM?

Unilab Active Health and Runrio, Inc. are bringing you to the next level of run race. On Sunday, October 28, 2012, you will be experiencing an exciting different race. Run United is going to a full marathon, the Run United Philippine Marathon. (last day of registration tomorrow, Oct. 26. 21km category is closed).

In-store registration at the following outlets:
- RIOVANA BGC – 28th St. cor. 9th Ave., Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
- RIOVANA Katipunan – 3rd floor Regis Bldg. Katipunan, Quezon City.
- TOBY’S SM Mall of Asia – Ground Floor Entertainment Hall
- TOBY’S Trinoma

Registration fees are as follows:
500m – P350
3K – P600
5K – P700
10K – P800
21K – P900
42K – P1,300

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

2nd FUNd Run, the ULTRAlympics 2012

FUNd Run is its 2nd year. This year, the run is benefiting Tapulang Foundation, Inc. Tapulanga Foundation, Inc., is a non-profit charitable organization that helps provide educational, healthcare and micro-credit assistance to farm communities in Silay City and neighboring areas.

Let’s give the kids from poor communities a chance through Sports. 
Let’s help build their Sports facilities and equipment.
Who knows? These kids might be our future Olympians.

Race Details ~

Date: Nov 30Time: 4:30am
Venue: ULTRA – PhilSports Arena, Pasig City


16 km/ 8km (with Barefoot Category) 
3pm Fun Run and GroupParade (with the Phil. National Athletes 
400m dash for Kids 

Monday, October 8, 2012

Livestrong Day Philippines: Believe in Life

In the Philippines, cancer is the third leading cause of death. Yet there are very little cancer prevention programs or consciousness programs. What does this mean? With little awareness or concern, for your relative, friend, officemate or you, this may mean, recognizing it too late, diagnosing too late or less chances of surviving. In the Philippines, cancer survival rates are low.

Team Philippines Benefitting LIVESTRONG works to change these facts because we know we live in a society where change can easily be done. But we just need your support. In our society, spreading knowledge is about creating the numbers, coming together as one group of individuals who empower each other, and demand change.  Think about your friend or family member, or that story you heard from someone else – those people who have faced cancer, are fighting cancer or whose lives were forever changed by cancer. They are the people we are coming together for. 

Friday, October 5, 2012

Running Man on Nov. 17!

Running Man – The Party Run at the Venice Piazza, McKinley Hill on November 17.

A 5k uphill run at Venice Piazza, McKinley. Running Man  is brought to you by Megaworld. It will be highlighted by a unique 6-stage obstacle course. 

Finishers will receive finisher's medals but only the top three per wave will receive gold and special loot bag.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Unilab Activehealth 2013 Calendar of Events

Plan ahead and make your training be in the right place. 

Putik Pare! Feel the Putik Pit!

The Putik Pare happening once again, this time in Clark Freeport, Pampanga on November 18, 2012, Sunday.  This is the third staging of the Xterra Putik Pare in the Philippines, after its successful events in Nuvali, Sta. Rosa, Laguna.

How the Putik Pare works?  It's a two-man team duathlon. With one member starting the race running and the other member biking. The two will then switch disciplines - the person who was biking in the first course, will run for the second course and vice versa.

For this year´s XTERRA PUTIK PARE, a new taste and feel as we discover Pampanga's best attractions! We promise you that the course will be both fun and challenging for newbies and experts alike.

The main highlight of this event, the Mud pit, where participants crawled to get to the finish line, Mud pit will be back with a fresh set of unique challenges and surprises.

Mud Pit
Registration Details:

  • Registration Fee at Php3,500.00 each participant
  • Inclusive of Finisher's Shirt and Finisher's Medal for each member
  • Register online at  http://www.xterraphil.com/ or  http://www.facebook.com/vaseline
  • Or register in the following stores: R.O.X in BHS, Secondwind, Ortigas 

Monday, September 17, 2012

Who is Angelo Ortiz?

I had no plan of going out on a gloomy Saturday. It's nice to just stay at home but I need go out to register for KOTR. So, I get up and pulled my butt in the bed and went to Greenbelt 3 where the nearest store of adidas is located. After I registered, I feel hungry. I was craving for lutong bahay and I end up in Sentro. I tried their vegetable kare-kare. It was good but the bagoong was  slightly overcooked ;) hehehe! But over all the food was fairly good.

I was so full and decided to take a walk for a couple of minustes. My legs brought me to G5. I heard a live music playing inside the mall. It was not an ordinary music we usually hear, it was a symphony concerto. I saw a guy on the middle at the piano and on his side were the wind symphony orchestra players. I stopped for a moment to watch and listen, anyway it's free. I took a couple of pictures of the show. I finished the whole performance together with a few people who love classical music. I would not be surprised why I love watching them. Music runs in the family. I have a sister who's a graduate of BS Music. Anyway, she used to perform in front of us especially if my deceased lola requested for her favorite classical music "Poet and Peasant" by Franz von Suppe. (don't you miss playing this sister? :-) 

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Updated RU3 21k and 32k Race Route

Are you excited for the afro distance and completing your pie medal this coming Sunday?  Review the route before the race!

See on Sunday!

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Break all boundaries. Never Stop Exploring™ ~ TNF100 Thailand 2013

The first in Asia Pacific series of 2013 The North Face 100. 

The second edition of Thailand's Ultimate Trail Running Challenge, The North Face 100® Thailand, will take place in the natural surrounds of Khao Yai on 02 February 2013, offering a unique and adventurous trail running experience.

Dubbed the 'Ultra Marathon', The North Face 100® Thailand includes a number of distances: 100km Solo, 100km Duo, 50km Solo, 25km Run, 10km Run, with age and sex categories.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Run for the Pasig River: 25K River Warrior Run

Run for the Pasig River is an annual advocacy run that serves as a fundraising and information campaign for the ongoing rehabilitation of several esteros. 

Following the success of last year’s 11.20.2011 Run for the Pasig River, ABS-CBN Foundation’s Kapit Bisig para sa Ilog Pasig will be staging its fourth advocacy run with the “09.30.2012 Run for the Pasig River” on September 30, 2012. This year’s run will bring to fore the clamor for cleaner rivers and esteros in Metro Manila, while the funds raised will be used to rehabilitate the waterways of Quezon City-San Juan-Mandaluyong.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

The Toughest Men's Health Urbanathlon

The Philippine edition of Men’s Health, the largest men’s lifestyle magazine, will hold its annual Men’s Health Urbanathlon & Festival event on Sunday, October 14 at SM Mall of Asia from 5:00am – 10:00am. Celebrity host, Rovilson Fernandez, will be at the helm of the event. On its 6th staging, the country’s original obstacle laden race is expected to be significantly tougher, bigger and more intense this time around. Designed to test the urbanathlete’s fitness level, the event now has a 21km distance aside from the usual 5km and 10km categories. The city-based, multi-disciplinary race requires more than just perfect running form as this also tests the racer’s endurance to withstand a mix of 7 uniquely engineered obstacles that all increases in difficulty in each race categories. 

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Fox Internation Channel (FIC) Run

On March 25, 2012, Fox Channel will bring you the TV channel’s flavor and a whole lot of fun in the FIC Fun Run. The event gives runners the opportunity to choose and participate in any of the four races organized by FIC featuring different lifestyle themes representing its four key channels. It will have four race categories that include an advocacy marathon aimed at raising funds to support the various projects of partner non-government organizations (NGOs).

Participants may register in the 500m Fox Costume Run, 3K Star Movies Blockbuster Run, 5K Star World Lifestyle and the 10K Nat Geo Run For a Cause. Those who are interested to join may register either via online or phone, at RunRio stores (BHS and Katipunan) and event partner stores. Participants may choose their singlet according to the channel and label they wish to run with.
Come dressed in your favorite character and run alongside fellow enthusiasts and sponsor mascots in the 500m Fox Costume Run. Fifty runners in costume will compete and make a dash for the finish line. Limited edition Fox DVD will be raffled off after the race.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Conquer your limits! with The Vaseline Men XTERRA Series

Vaseline Men, the fastest growing men’s skin care brand in the Philippines with a comprehensive range of products designed for men like facial wash, moisturizer, lotion and body wash and Sunrise Events, Inc., invite you to conquer your limits in the world’s premiere off-road triathlon event with the Vaseline Men XTERRA Off-Road Triathlon Series. Consisting of three legs, Pang Rave Run, XTERRA Weekend and Putik Pare, each activity promises to deliver a challenging yet enjoyable experience for all hard core runners, athletes, sports enthusiasts and adventure-seekers.
Kicking off the Vaseline Men XTERRA Off-Road Triathlon Series is the Pang Rave Run, a trail run slated on February 26, 2012. The event will have an exciting course with magnificent views at the Timberland Heights in San Mateo, Rizal. It will feature a demanding trail run in 22- 10- and 5-kilometer categories all with very exciting cash prizes up for grabs. Online registration is already ongoing at the Vaseline Men XTERRA website. To register, log on to www.xterraphil.com or visit any RUNNR or ROX store.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Run! Jump! Make Noise! on Feb. 26!

The Don Bosco group of schools have been part of the landscape of Philippine education since the 1950’s. Their very strong advocacy for the youth is what makes the school stand-out and stand still after 60 years.
In celebrating the Salesians presence in the Philippines and all the good they have seeded, there will be a simultaneous Fun Run in six (6) areas :
  • Quirino Grandstand, Manila
  • Nuvali, Laguna
  • Clark, Pampanga
  • San Jose, Nueva Ecija
  • Naga City
  • Legazpi City
Gunstart will also be simultaneous at 6:00AM on February 26, 2012. The Fun Run, dubbed from Don Bosco’s famous adage, “Run, Jump, Make Noise: Celebrating 60 Years of Don Bosco’s Presence in the Philippines” is a fundraising activity to create a trust fund for the eight (8)Don Bosco Technical -Vocational Education and Training (TVET) centers.
The TVET centres are the main advocacy of the Don Bosco schools. It trains and forms the marginalized youth into able, upstanding citizens and allows them to be in the workforce of the technically-skilled. Their employability rate is in the 90 percentile with car manufacturers, technical offices, and more. On top of free education for these out of school youths, Don Bosco also provides their basic needs such as food, shelter, clothing, as well as hospital care when need be. Forming a boy into an upstanding adult is not easy, nor is it inexpensive. But it is an advocacy worth pursuing for it is essentially an advocacy for life and in this case… of lives.

Something New @ Run United 2012!

What do we expect for this year's Run United series?

For RU1, your race kit comes with -

Race belt

2. You'll get the 1st piece of the medal puzzle

3. Point to point Start and Finish

RunRio/Unilab Active Health will be providing a SHUTTLE SERVICE for 21km participants. The service will have the SM Mall of Asia as its pick-up point and will bring the 21km runners to the 21km starting line at the BGC.

Why SM Mall of Asia as pick-up point? The race owners and organizers considers those 21km runners who may have other members of the family who will be running a shorter distance so SM Mall of Asia is a more feasible originating point. Besides, there are more available parking areas there than in BGC.
More details and mechanics for the Shuttle Service will be posted once available.

Baggage Services will be available at the BGC race area in the form of ROVING BAGGAGE SERVICE VANS which will be on standby prior to race start and will move to the SM Mall of Asia to bring these checked-in baggages to the designated Baggage Claim Areas.

On-line registration: January 30,2012-February 19, 2012 @ www.runrio.com
In-Store registration: January 30,2012-February 26, 2012

Registration Site :

Riovana Store BGC
28th St. cor. 9th Ave., Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City

Riovana Store Katipunan
3rd floor Regis Bldg. Katipunan, Quezon City. Across Ateneo and Beside KFC

SM Mall of Asia, Pasay City

The Athlete’s Foot
Robinsons Galleria

Discovery Channel Vertical 10k Run

The 1st Discovery Vertical Marathon was held at the E -Services Building in BGC on November 27, 2010. The theme race was Run and Climb for the Environment – Take the Stairs.

This year, the beneficiary is the Earth Hour 2012.

Top winner will represent the country in the vertical marathon at the Swiss Hotel the Stamford Singapore on November 2012.

All finishers will get a finisher's shirt according to their finish distance.

The Venue

Stamford Executive Residences for Vertical 10K,
Venice Piazza Mall, McKinley Hill, Taguig City

The Race Route

Registration sites: Runnr, ROX, selected Aquabest branches,

Registration Fees: 3K – P500, 5K – P650, Vertical 10K – P1000

Update for RUNEW 2012

All 21k Finishers of the Runew 2012 will receive a Finisher's Shirt and Medal!

Also the 10k finishers can have their finisher's shirt! How cool is that?!

Much more, registered runners can avail of a free bus ride.

Runners can register at Riovana BHS or by sending PM at Runrio Facebook account starting Thursday, February 2.

Present complete name and bib/ bib number to qualify. Limited slots only !

Pick up point on race day will be at Riovana BHS.

Assembly time is 3:00. The bus will leave at exactly 3:30am.

Bus leaves Alabang by 8:30 am.

Don't miss the chance to run inside Ayala Alabang Village where the hill of Country Club Drive is known for triathletes.

Registration still on going.

Registration venues:

Asian Hospital & Medical Center

MOB Lobby, Alabang


BGC 28th St. cor. 9th Ave.

Bonifacio Global City

Riovana Store

Katipunan 3rd floor Regis Bldg.

Katipunan, Quezon City

Tobys Sports,

SM Mall of Asia

The Athletes Foot

Robinson's Galleria

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Let's Run with Piolo!

I was fortunate to get invited to Timex Run 2012 blog and press con. The last time Timex Run had their event was in 2009.

Piolo and Coach Rio

Timex is one of the premier races here in the Metro. Last 2009, I was there to support as pacer and photographer to my friend who did her first pikermi. I remember back then when we were in our way back to Kalayaan flyover, we hear the siren and in a few minutes here it was, Piolo running his first official 10k and Coach Rio was beside him. That day, the sub-Piolo born. Piolo's time in Timex 2009 made as a benchmark by a lot of runners. Until now, his time is still a benchmark.

At the presscon, Piolo admittedly that he was pressured when he learned that a lot of runners made his time as a benchmark. He wasn't sure if he can beat his personal best this year but he will try :) For Piolo, running is a lifestyle. He is also into multisport. This year he is set to do the bike leg in Cobra IM 70.3 in Cebu. He is also be doing his first full marathon this year. Where? I know and it is in my bucket list also.

Why you don't wanna missed the Timex Run? You will get a chance to run with Piolo side by side. You will have a chance to push yourself to do better. You'll get a chance to win a TIMEX watch and a lot more!

Get a chance to win Timex watch

So, Let's run with Piolo this Sunday!

Personal message of Piolo to yours truly =)

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Better Bones Project ~

What is this Better Bones Project?

A group of individuals whose most of the founders are from aNR-BHS Storm Chasers. A group coming from different industries who wants to make a difference for the common good for our country. This group of individuals believes that for us to have a better country, every child should have the right to be given a chance to live a better life and live their dreams. But how can a child live a better future if a child doesn't have physical strength to achieve those dreams? Better Bones Project born. The project aims to help orphanages with their milk requirement, which is not included in their monthly budget, even for a month.

The Better Bones Project was put together with the goal of providing orphanages with milk supply to sustain the daily needs of a growing child. One 2.2kg of milk can provide 65 kids with a daily glass of milk. This project aims to raise 45 cans of milk each month for a specific orphanage beneficiary. But more importantly, we would like to find donors that will sustain at least a can of milk each month for these orphanages.

For the month of January, the group choose Asociacion de Damas de Filipinas,Inc. in Paco, Manila for their first try to raise the much cans of milk they needed.

The Asociacion de Damas de Filipinas, Inc. was founded on September, 1913. In 1919, Settlement House was established and had its first site on a building at Avenida Rizal St., Manila. It was used as a temporary shelter to indigent aged widows and orphans. Services to care of babies and small children were extended. In 1925, settlement house permanent site was established at 815 Canonigo St. Paco, Manila, now known as 1451 Pres. Quirino Ave., Paco, Manila.

Settlement House

With this, the group would like to seek for any kind of help from your kind heart. Let us open our hearts to fill these orphanages with happier and healthier kids.

You are also invited to join the Better-Bones-Project during the orphanage visits to cheer up these abandoned children.

For your donations, please contact Mark Leonard Manalo at +63 908 6491981 and
Racs Salcedo at +63 927 7732319.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Grace to the Finish!

Happy New Year Runners!

Here's a race in the South! Grace to the Finish on its second year! The Fundraising Run of the Singles Apostolate of the St. James the Great Parish Renewal Movement.

When: January 29, 2012
Where: Cuenca Park, Ayala Alabang Village
Categories : 3k / 5k / 10k
Registration Fees: Php500.00 Dec. 19 onwards

Registration Sites:
  • The Athlete's Foot - Alabang Town Center
  • Kopl Rod - Pergola Mall, BF Homes, Pque.
  • Second Wind - Ortigas Home Depot, Teacher's Village
  • R.O.X. - BHS
  • Renewal Office St. James the Great Parish

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