Saturday, February 25, 2012

03.25.12 - FIC RUN 2012 (BGC)


MARCH 25, 2012


500m FOX Costume Run | Php 150
3K STAR Movies Lifestyle Run | Php 550 
5K STAR Movies Lifestyle Run | Php 650 
10K NATIONAL Geographic Run | Php 750 

RIOVANA, Katipunan
ATHLETE'S FOOT, Robinson's Galleria

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WAIT!!!! Don't close it yet... more race details below!!! 
Also check out my first DKK (Dagdag Kaalaman Korner) at the bottom. ;)


Fox International Channels (FIC) provides a bit of each TV channel’s flavor and a whole lot of fun in the FIC Fun Run on March 25, 2012 at the Bonifacio Global City. Participants can play dress up, *hobnob with celebrities and support a worthy cause.

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 run 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. Each race (except for the 500m) category has its own singlet design.

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.

Star Movies rolls out the red carpet for movie aficionados in the 3K Star Movies Lifestyle Run where writers, film producers and movie directors are expected to show their support to the event. For a bit of a movie trivia and a tad of inspiration, popular quotes from movie characters will be setup along the course. A home entertainment system is up for grabs in the raffle draw.

According  to the print at back of the singlet...
you can be a PRODUCER, a WRITER, a DIRECTOR!

Run with *panache – this is the battle cry of lovers of fashion and fitness when they run the 5K Star World Lifestyle Run featuring a red carpet along the route to mimic the paparazzi scene. Brush elbows with models, celebrities and other prominent personalities expected to show up in their running shoes. If you’re feeling lucky, you might just bring home gift certificates for a shopping spree at the end of the race.


Have fun while reaching out to others in the 10K National Geographic Run for a Cause. The race is in partnership with 10 select non-government organizations and seeks to raise awareness for their respective advocacies. Among the partner NGOs are Physicians for Peace, ICANSERVE Foundation, Virlanie, Greenpeace, Philippine Red Cross, Habitat for Humanity, World Vision and Gawad Kalinga. The first 500 registrants will compete in the name of their advocacy.

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DKK - Dagdag Kaalaman Korner
words below are found in the article. these are words that caught my attention and in my own opinion are rarely used . word definitions are taken from
  • hobnob [ˈhɒbˌnɒb]
    • vb -nobs, -nobbing, -nobbed (intr; often foll by with)
    • "Participants can play dress up, HOBNOB with celebrities and support a worthy cause."
    • 1. to socialize or talk informally
    • 2. Obsolete to drink (with)
    • [from hob or nob to drink to one another in turns, hence, to be familiar, ultimately from Old English habban to have + nabban not to have]
  • panache [pəˈnæʃ -ˈnɑːʃ]
    • n
    • "Run with PANACHE"
    • 1. a dashing manner; style; swagger he rides with panache
    • 2. (Clothing & Fashion) a feathered plume on a helmet
    • [via French from Old Italian pennacchio, from Late Latin pinnāculum feather, from Latin pinna feather; compare Latin pinnāculum pinnacle]

Tuesday, February 21, 2012


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Saturday, February 18, 2012

Vaseline Men XTERRA Off-Road Triathlon 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 or visit any RUNNR or ROX store.

The excitement reaches fever pitch on March 17-18 in Liloan, Cebu for the Vaseline Men XTERRA Weekend. Featuring trail run and triathlon races, the event promises to challenge even the most seasoned athletes. This year, XTERRA brings triathletes to the pristine waters and the rough terrains of Liloan, Cebu for a more exciting set of challenges that will surely test the athlete’s strengths and limits. One of the key segments of the triathlon is the ‘graveyard,’ aptly called due to the difficult terrain that it will pose in the mountain bike leg. The Vaseline Men XTERRA Team has exerted all efforts to ensure that the entire race route, including the run leg through the fishing lagoon Papa Kits, will be an interesting yet challenging segment for all participating athletes.

The Vaseline Men XTERRA Weekend in Cebu kicks off with a trail run on March 17 also at Liloan, Cebu. It will feature a demanding trail run in 21, 10 and 5 kilometer categories all with cash prizes both for the male and female categories.

More importantly, top age group finishers for the 21K trail run will qualify for the world championships for the XTERRA Trail Run slated in Hawaii this year. Registration for the March 17 Trail Run is ongoing at and in all Runner Stores nationwide.

The Vaseline Men XTERRA Weekend caps off with two triathlon events on March 18 with the XTERRA Lite and the XTERRA Philippines Championship. The XTERRA Lite involves a 500-meter swim, 30-kilometer bike and a 5-kilometer run. On the other hand, the XTERRA Philippines Championship involves a more grueling challenge with a 1.5-kilometer swim, 30-kilometer bike and a 10-kilometer run. All of these will take place in scenic Liloan, Cebu. Apart from winning exciting cash prizes (total pro prize money is US$15,000), the top age group finishers will vie for 40 slots to the XTERRA World Championships in Maui, Hawaii. Registration for the March 18 Triathlon events is also already ongoing in the Vaseline Men XTERRA Philippines website (
Finally, this remarkable series reaches its climax on November 18 with XTERRA Putik Pare at Clark, Pampanga. Like the Xterra Weekend in Cebu, Putik Pare will also feature trail run and triathlon activities. The literal translation of Global XTERRA Event entitled “Muddy Buddy,” this event is a duathlon relay involving a trail run and mountain bike, ending with a now-famous Putik Pit. Those who have the will to gut it out also stand to win amazing cash prizes from Vaseline Men XTERRA.

So this year, prepare to conquer it all at the Vaseline Men XTERRA Off-Road Triathlon Series. To know more, log on to or visit You can also visit our partner stores – ROX and Runnr for more details.

The Vaseline Men XTERRA Off-Road Triathlon Series is also sponsored by Alaska, Timex, Gatorade, Summit Water, David’s Salon, LBC, AirPhil Express, Prudential Guarantee, 2XU, Dusit Thani Manila and media partners The Philippine Star, Multisport, SBR and Studio 23. Host venues for this year are Timberland Heights in San Mateo, Rizal, and Amara, Porter Marina, and Papa Kit’s in Liloan Cebu.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

03.04.12 - RUN UNITED 1



MARCH 4, 2012




  • Start of ONLINE registration - (Jan. 30 - Feb 19, 2012)
  • In Store Registration Partners (Jan 30 to Feb 26, 2012)
    • Riovana Store BGC (Mon-Thurs: 11am to 9pm | Fri-Sun: 10am to 10pm)
    • Riovana Store Katipunan (Mon-Sun: 10am to 8pm)
    • Toby's, SM Mall of Asia (Mon-Sun: 12nn to 8pm)
    • The Athletes Foot, Robinsons Galleria (Mon-Sun: 12nn to 8pm)
  • Unilab Special Registration until Feb 17, 2012
  • Discount Scheme 10% discount for series registration
All categories will receive a Singlet, ULAH Race Bib Holder, Bib w/ Timing Chip, Riovana 10% Discount Stub, Finishers Bag & Drinks, Race Analysis, Free Pics
*Only 21K finishers will receive a medal and shirt

Kids Singlet

Adults Singlet

UNILAB Active Health Race Bib Holder
21K Finishers Shirt
21K Finishers Medal

MAPS (click on the images to see a larger view)

  • 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.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

03.25.12 - GLOBE RUN FOR HOME 2012


MARCH 25, 2012

Cebu International Convention Center

21K | Php 700 | 4:30am | 5:00am
15K | Php 600 | 5:00am | 5:30am
10K | Php 500 | 5:15am | 5:45am
  5K | Php 400 | 5:30am | 6:00am
  3K | Php 300 | 5:45am | 6:15am

Registration is from February 1 to March 16, 2012

ON-LINE* Registration: (payments via credit card only) at
Note: Online registration is recommended for participants who are based outside Cebu. Deliver fee will be charged on top of the registration fee. Runner's kit will be delivered to the specified address of online registrants on or before March 23, 2012

ON-GROUND Registration Venue: (cash payments only)
1st level, Paseo Ciudad, Ayala Center, Cebu
Runner’s kit can be claimed upon registration on February 1 to March 16, 2012 from 10AM to 8pm at the 1st level, Paseo Ciudad, Ayala Center, Cebu. 

Runner’s kit will be given once the participant has completed the registration process.

Runner’s kit will include the following items:
• Singlet (sizes will be subject to availability
• Timing Chip
• Race Bib Number
• Finishers medal for 21km


Sunday, February 5, 2012

SAUCONY - Back! Finally!

My first running shoe was a Saucony. And this was way back in the early 80's when other shoe brands were busy focusing on developing basketball shoes. I don't know what happened but Saucony suddenly disappeared from the local market.

Fast forward to 2009 when I started joining fun runs. I saw a few people wearing the shoe with the "S" and 3 dots logo. Sadly the shoe can only be bought overseas.

But today, SAUCONY is back in the Philippines!!! Finally!!!

Saucony’s new line of performance running gear
is finally in the Philippines

The long wait is over! Global athletic brand, Saucony, is finally here in the Philippines to power up the running experience of Filipino athletes and runners with its latest line of innovative footgear.

Filipino runners used to get their pair of Saucony shoes from the United States. But with the arrival of this industry giant to the country, they can now easily lace up a pair of Saucony shoes and further understand why athletes and hard core runners from all over the world are raving about it.

In fact, some of the world’s best athletes such as professional American sprinter Porscha Lucas, 2008 U.S. Olympian Magda Lewy Boulet, top US road-racer Jason Lehmkuhle, and Olympic athlete and two-time World Championships gold medalist Wallace Spearmon, recognize the positive impact of Saucony shoes in their respective fields of sports.

“As we bring this global brand into the Philippines, we encourage our runners to try out our new products and experience maximum performance and efficiency in running.” according to Quenie Ganancial, Concession Coordinator of Saucony.

Saucony is recognized for combining performance, innovation and style in all its array of technical footgear for running, trail running and racing.

For technical running, Saucony introduces the ProGrid Kinvara 2 and Hattori – both are minimally constructed, lightweight and responsive for enhanced movement.

ProGrid Kinvara 2 features a 4mm heel-to-toe drop that encourages more of a mid-foot strike and is made of light and breathable mono mesh material for a comfortable sock-like fit and support. The Kinvara was awarded “Best Debut” by Runner’s World Magazine.

On the other hand, Hattori mimics the barefoot running feel but with just the right amount of protection from the elements of the road. It features a 0 mm heel-to-toe drop allowing runners to take a more balanced running form.

For trail running, there is Saucony ProGrid Peregrine, which has won the coveted “Editor’s Choice” award also by Runner’s World magazine.  It allows runners to not only run the trail, but connect with it, thanks to its ultra-flexible, low-rider profile. 

For runners who tend to over pronate, Saucony offers ProGrid Omni 10 - a stability shoe that helps lock the foot into the platform, thereby, providing excellent support for a more controlled and stable transition.

Saucony running shoes come in vibrant colors that echo the vim and vigor of zealous runners.

As Saucony debuts in the Philippines, it is launching a new brand campaign, “We know … Because we run.” This campaign celebrates Saucony’s authenticity and emotional connection with runners everywhere by capturing the defining moments of the running community.

By creating the best shoes and gear on the planet, Saucony strives to inspire every runner, on every run, on everyday.

To test and experience the innovative technology of Saucony’s latest footgear, visit RUNNR in Bonifacio Global City and Trinoma; and Riovana in Bonifacio High Street and Katipunan. Saucony is also available in SM Department Stores: Fairview, Makati and soon to open in Manila and North EDSA

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Saturday, February 4, 2012

02.26.12 - DON BOSCO FUN RUN 2012

DON BOSCO Run Jump Make Noise 60th Anniversary Fun Run

FEBRUARY 26, 2012

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 :
  1. Quirino Grandstand, Manila
  2. Nuvali, Laguna
  3. Clark, Pampanga
  4. San Jose, Nueva Ecija
  5. Naga City
  6. Legazpi City
3K / 5K / 10K | P350 | 6:00AM

Registration is from February 4-24, 2012
Don Bosco Mandaluyong
Don Bosco Makati
Don Bosco Tondo
Don Bosco Naga
Don Bosco Legazpi
Don Bosco Pampanga
Don Bosco Canlubang, Laguna
Don Bosco San Jose, Nueva Ecija
ROX, Bonifacio High Street
Chris Sports, Festival Mall
Chris Sports, SM North Edsa
Chris Sports, SM Megamall
Chris Sports, Glorietta
Chris Sports,SM MOA

Fundraising Activity for a Trust Fund for the marginalized youth

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

RIOVANA - Run With Your Receipts Promo

Below is the promo mechanics of RIOVANA Store's on-going promo:

1. Customer will need to accumulate Php5,000.00 receipts in Riovana Bgc & Katipunan from January 28 – February 28, 2012
2. Customer will receive Riovana Gift Certificate amounting to Php500 pesos.
3. GC is not convertible to cash.
4. This Promo is not in conjunction with any other promos
5. Riovana Gift Certificate is valid 1 year upon issue
6. Redemption is valid 60days afrter promo period.
7. Participating Stores- Riovana BGC and Katipunan