National Geographic Earth Day Run 2017 #8withEDR

Earth Day Run 2017
April 23, 2017
SM Mall of Asia grounds
5K, 10K, 21K and 42K
All race kits come with LED shoelaces
Prizes for runners in costume made from recycled materials
Advocacy banners above the finish line
Register at from March 1 to April 16, 2017

Another first for me this year as I join the 8th Earth Day Run on April 23, 2017. This is National Geographic’s way of raising public awareness on environmental issues through health and fitness. National Geographic Earth Day Run 2017 is partnered by Cherifer Premium and World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF). The event will be held simultaneously in the cities of Hong Kong, Shanghai, Singapore and Taichung, an initiative that was adopted last year and effectively spread the vision and advocacy of Earth Day Run across Asia.

Eco Warriors — participants from previous Earth Day Runs — can help raise awareness by using the hashtag #8withEDR. They will be welcomed in VIP treatment with special loyalty perks to be enjoyed on the day of the run. Participants from previous Earth Day Runs will be given priority placement in front of the starting line at the beginning of the race and can claim their loot bags and finisher shirt at a special express booth. They can also make use of a special warm-up and cool down tent before and after the race to condition themselves and recover in comfort. I should have joined the previous Earth Day Runs so I get to enjoy these.

Participants may visit the 8 Years of EDR Gallery at the race village and learn about what the event has accomplished over the years, including the environmental and social initiatives it has benefited with the help of its registered runners. Visitors to the gallery will learn how their participation at Earth Day Run has made a significant impact on certain communities in the Philippines as well as how their actions as individuals can affect the environment.

Last year, Earth Day Run participants ran to benefit such causes as saving the Irawaddy dolphins at the Malampaya Sound Research and Conservation Project in Palawan; giving the Earth Hour or “Gift of Life” village in Monreal, Masbate sustainable solutions that reduce carbon footprint; conservation of the Marine Protected Area and coral reef in Apo Reef in Occidental Mindoro; and beefing up reforestation efforts in the Ipo Watershed in Bulacan, which supplies Metro Manila with fresh water. Registered runners at Earth Day Run 2017 will not only experience a fun day of outdoor fitness by joining this year’s event, but will also be doing their part in contributing to National Geographic’s environmental efforts.

National Geographic Earth Day Run 2017 Race Maps


National Geographic Earth Day Run 2017 Singlets

Singlet 1
Singlet 2

National Geographic Earth Day Run 2017 Registration Fee

National Geographic Earth Day Run 2017 Race Inclusion

National Geographic Earth Day Run 2017 Finisher Medals


Run United Exceed 2017 April 2 in BGC

ActiveHealth introduces the new Run United Exceed, a prestigious and exclusive 21km race co-presented by Tag Heuer. This will be held in BGC, Taguig on Sunday, April 2, 2017. It is set to revolutionize the running landscape by introducing world marathon major inspired innovations that will push runners to exceed themselves.

Some of the innovations to help breed next level 21km finishers include: exclusive medal for sub 2.5-hour finishers, FREE UNDER ARMOUR SHOES to the TOP 15 negative split medal finishers. To keep our runners motivated while they push themselves, the course is lined up with cheer stations in key locations, to help boost their moral. To further add to the thrill of the race is the moving cut off banner making sure runners make it in time. All participants are also entitled to discounted privileges from partner merchants and a Run United Exceed Kit inclusive of race shirt, event shirt and other items. Guaranteed slots to Angkor Wat International Full Marathon or Angkor Wat International Half Marathon await 2 lucky finishers. Like any other world marathon major, Tag Heuer is the official timekeeper of Run United Exceed.

The concept is to shatter ones’ perception of time – to go against your greatest enemy, yourself. This race will give birth to the next generation of high performing half-marathoners that have the relentless drive and determination to exceed the time they have set for themselves through proper training and sports nutrition. “We have been doing the progressive races for the past 6 years. For 2017, we believe that it is time to take it to the next level. We want to build a new generation of athletes whose objective is not just to finish, but to EXCEED,” according to Lester Castillo, Brand Manager of ActiveHealth.

ActiveHealth has been in the forefront in providing an incomparable race experience. It is the only race in the country that offers an integrated holistic solution for progressive athletes, grounded by its 4 pillars – training, nutrition, gear and events. Run United Exceed participants are guaranteed that they are well taken cared of in all areas from training, nutrition, gear to recovery. Connectivity to sports experts, running community, performance tracker are just some of the other special privileges provided to participants through the ActiveHealth Community Application.

For more information about Run United Exceed, ActiveHealth and ActiveHealth Community App, please visit and stay connected through and

Run United Exceed 2017


Run United Exceed 2017 online registration

Run United Exceed 2017 event shirt


Run United Exceed 2017 medal

Fitness Training, Running

CrossFit MNL Introduces Run MNL

Quezon City, PHILIPPINES – CrossFit MNL (CFMNL), the pioneer in bringing CrossFit in the Philippines, has proven to be the school of elite fitness. CFMNL has encouraged men and women of different fitness levels to try CrossFit in the country since 2011. From CrossFit, CFMNL has offered different programs such as Bootcamp, FitKids MNL, Strongman and Striking MNL.

CFMNL is bringing yet again, an innovation in fitness. We invite you to join Run MNL, a CFMNL program that will make every mile to be stronger and faster.

Running is considered a solitary sport—it’s you and where your feet may take you. But running with a group feels better and easier. Run MNL aims to make running a daily habit; to push the runner in every individual; to develop serious runners/specialists; and to make every mile you covered stronger.

Run MNL is open to all individuals and enthusiasts. Even for those who would just aim to lose those excess pounds to enjoy their lives longer and healthier. Run MNL is offered primarily in selected CFMNL boxes (i.e., Eastwood, Kapitolyo, San Juan).

Run MNL is a program specifically designed for running. As this is aimed to develop specialists, there will be series of agility drills, speed trials, intense cardio training/HIIT complemented by strengthening and conditioning skills. Run MNL conducts Community Run during weekends in selected areas where anyone can join regardless of their fitness level.

Run MNL also uses the latest feature of Runkeeper app (available on iOS and Android), Running Groups, where anyone can join a challenge anytime, anywhere. Monthly challenges are up such as running weekly or running mileage.



About CrossFit

CrossFit is a fitness program for everyone. It uses exercises from gymnastics, Olympic weightlifting, track and field, kettlebell training and other sports. Most workouts resemble circuit training and are finished in less than 30 minutes.

About CrossfitMNL

A group of passionate athletes from different backgrounds were bored with gym or their usual training routine. These folks wanted to get the best results from a demanding, varied and fun workout. The journey began in 2011, when one member came across CrossFit in the USA and immediately fell in love and got addicted to the sport. Spreading the gospel about CrossFit to athletes coming from various disciplines, they formed CrossFit MNL knowing the benefits of the program and the need for a new sport in the Philippines.

CrossFitMNL Boxes
(Quezon City)
Tuesdays & Thursdays
(02) 720 9135
G/F One Orchard Road Condominium, Eastwood City Cyberpark, Quezon City

(Pasig City)
Mondays & Wednesdays
(0917)579 9292
91-C East Capitol Drive corner Sta. Clara Street, Kapitolyo, Pasig City

San Juan
Tuesdays & Thursdays
(0917)537 2435
Unit C, Harmonia Center 8005 Ortigas Ave., Greenhills West, San Juan City


Heroes for Children Run 2016

It’s not everyday that we get to be heroes for children in need, so why not tie those shoelaces and run with Anne Curtis on September 4, 2016, Sunday, at the SM Mall of Asia grounds?

To mark UNICEF’s 70th anniversary, UNICEF Celebrity Advocate for Children Anne Curtis calls on runners to join the second year of the Heroes for Children Run.

“I was deeply inspired by the support we received during last year’s run. From children with disabilities to serious runners, the public came together for a great cause. This year, I’m inviting everyone once again to be a hero for children. All proceeds will benefit UNICEF’s First 1,000 Days campaign for children’s health and nutrition needs,” says Curtis

“For 70 years, UNICEF has worked to improve the lives of the most disadvantaged, vulnerable, and excluded children around the world. Despite the many gains, the lives and futures of millions of children are still in jeopardy. In the Philippines, one out of three children under the age of five suffers from chronic malnutrition—the effects of which can be permanent, irreversible and even fatal after two years of age. UNICEF believes every child should have a fair chance at life,” UNICEF Philippines Country Representative Lotta Sylwander says.


The First 1,000 Days program focuses on prenatal and early childhood interventions to prevent undernutrition, including quality care for mothers, proper nutrition and complementary feeding, and life-saving treatment for severe acute malnutrition. The effect of good health and nutrition lasts well into adulthood and is key ingredient in breaking the cycle of poverty.

Last year’s run saw more than 3,200 runners raise Php 3 million for the benefit of the First 1,000 Days programme. This year, the event aims to attract more runners to raise funds for the campaign.

“We are grateful for Anne’s dedication and significant contributions in raising awareness and funds for children in need. Anne’s power lies in her sincerity and genuine passion in everything she does. Through her support, we will continue to make a huge difference for children in need,” Sylwander adds.

Fans who want to support Anne but cannot physically run or be present on race day may donate on her personal SimplyGiving fundraising page at Ms. Curtis was appointed as UNICEF Celebrity Advocate in November 2014.

Online registration is ongoing at until 19 August 2016. In-store registration is ongoing until 28 August 2016 at the following Chris Sports outlets: SM Mall of Asia, SM Megamall, SM City North Edsa, SM City BF Homes, Glorietta, Market! Market!, Robinsons Place Manila, and UP Town Center (from August 15 to 28). The run is one of many activities slated in 2016 as UNICEF commemorates its 70th year helping to build a better world for every child.

The Heroes for Children Run 2016 is organized by Anne Curtis and co-presented by RunRio through the support of SM Mall of Asia, Cherry Mobile, Gatorade, Viva Artists Agency Incorporated, Toy Kingdom, Swatch, Eureka Home Appliances, Maynilad, Philippine Star, Good Housekeeping, Female Network, SM Cinemas, Nyxsys Philippines, Chris Sports, F1 Hotel & Resorts, Transprint Corporation, Microtel by Wyndham, Hisense/Devant, and Pacific Cross Insurance.


To know more about the run and UNICEF’s programs, visit or call 758-1000 (Mondays to Fridays, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.).





SOFITEL Manila 2016 Half Marathon




Manila, 27 June 2016 – Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila promotes wellness and a healthy lifestyle as it holds the 2016 Sofitel Manila Half Marathon on the 21st of August 2016. Now on its fourth year, the premier urban destination in partnership with the country’s foremost running event organizer, RunRio, led by Coach Rio de la Cruz, brings the much-anticipated event to a new venue. Now taking off from the CCP Open Field which is next to Sofitel and offers more activity space and private parking for runners, the Sofitel Manila Half Marathon is an annual event held for the benefit of the children of Virlanie Foundation.

“Over 4,300 participants joined last year’s successful run and we continue to encourage more wellness and fitness enthusiasts to participate this year. We were able to raise Php750,000 for Virlanie Foundation, enabling the young, less fortunate children of Manila,” shares Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila’s General Manager, Adam Laker.

The 2016 Sofitel Manila Half Marathon will feature 3 categories at 5K, 10K and 21K with start and end points at the CCP Open Field. The marathon takes runners through a panoramic view of the bay area showcasing the scenic surrounds and promoting a green lifestyle encouraging runners to bring water bottles for refilling at designated hydration stations, minimizing the use of paper and plastic cups.

“We hope to continue engaging runners to join events like the Sofitel Manila Half Marathon that not only is a hub for both amateur and professional runners but also serves a noble purpose—to make a difference in the lives of the children of Manila through the Virlanie Foundation,” shares Coach Rio de la Cruz.

Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila and RunRio invite you to participate in this worthwhile wellness program. Online registration starts on the 27th of June until the 7th of August and in-store registration from the 13th of July until the 14th of August at Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila, Runnr Store Bonifacio High Street, Runnr Trinoma, Toby’s Shangri-La Plaza Mall and Toby’s Mall of Asia.

Registration fees for the available categories are at Php750 for 5K, Php850 for the 10K and Php950 for the 21K. All participants shall receive event race bibs, singlet and finishers’ loot bag. Runners on the 21K category will also receive a finisher’s shirt and medal. An assortment of cash and lifestyle prizes are in store for some of our top running enthusiasts.

This event is co-presented by Cebu Pacific GetGo Card by Unionbank, The Sofitel Manila Half Marathon is made possible by the following sponsors: Gatorade, Timex, GoPro, Althaus Philippines, illy Coffee, Nescafe Ready-to-Drink Coffee, Siyana Sweet, Hygienix, Harvey Fresh, Great Image, Gardenia, Star Xpo Enterprises and Delsan Office Systems. Media partners include: ANC The ABS-CBN News Channel, 2nd Avenue, CT, Jack TV, Fox International Channels, BusinessWorld, Philippine Daily Inquirer and The Philippine Star.

For more information, please visit or email

EVENT 2016 Sofitel Manila Half Marathon
DATE 21 August 2016
TITLE SPONSOR Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila
VENUE CCP Open Field
5K 5:00am
10K 4:40 am
21K 4:00 am


Start 27 June
End 7 August
Start 13 July
End 14 August





1.     Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila

2.     Runnr Store Bonifacio High Street

3.     Runnr Trinoma

4.     Toby’s Shangri-La Paza Mall

5.     Toby’s Mall of Asia


5K Php750 Bib, timing tag, singlet and loot bag
10K Php850 Bib, timing tag, singlet and loot bag
21K Php950 Bib, timing tag, singlet, finisher’s shirt, finishers medal and loot bag
5K 12 winners for male and female
10K 12 winners for male and female
21K 12 winners for male and female






Cash prize for both local and foreign participants

Race results will be available after 2 days at




Registration may end earlier than the announced deadline. Kindly check online at


A valid ID must be presented upon registration. For group registration, a photocopy of any valid ID must be presented by the representative.


Singlet size availability is on a first come first served basis.


A timing device will be used by all participants during the race.


Finisher Shirt




Race Routes

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World Vision Run 2016: June 26, 2016

Run and give kids a healthy start in life

Running is arguably one of the most popular sports today — and the most preferred fitness exercise by Filipinos. It boasts of many health benefits, promotes healthy lifestyle, prolongs life and in some cases, may even save lives.

World Vision Run is an annual charity event that promotes healthy lifestyle through running, while also raising funds to help secure a better future for thousands of Filipino children. When you run for World Vision, you’re not just running for your own health, but for children.

Malnutrition is still the leading health problems among Filipino children. The National Nutrition Survey shows that 2 out of 10 children under 5 are malnourished. Meanwhile, 10 million children die before their 5th birthday every year due to preventable diseases.

For almost 60 years in the Philippines, World Vision has taken huge strides to ensure that Filipino children enjoy the fullness of life they deserve. Proceeds from this charity event will be used to fund nutrition interventions in areas where chronic malnutrition is most prevalent.

Run Rio with World Vision Youth Ambassadors and officials
Nel and Sherdon with World Vision Youth Ambassadors

Now on its 5th year, World Vision Run offers a bigger and more fun-filled activities the whole family will enjoy. The event is happening on June 26, 2016 at the Blue Bay Walk in Pasay City, with an expected 7,000 participants. Race categories include 3k, 5k, 10k, 21k, and a 500-meter dash for kids. The event is co-presented by Run Rio, Inc.

For more information about World Vision Run 2016 and registration details, visit or call 374-8413 and look for Nina or Michelle.

About World Vision

World Vision is an international Christian humanitarian, relief, and advocacy organization dedicated to working with children, families and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the root causes of poverty and injustice.

Now 59 years in the Philippines, World Vision assists more than 100,000 poor children with their families and communities nationwide regardless of religion, race, ethnicity or gender, with nearly 70,000 sponsors locally and internationally; by providing emergency assistance to children and families affected by natural disasters and civil conflicts, working with communities to develop long-term solutions to alleviate poverty and advocate for justice on behalf of the poor.


Race For Life 2015

Real Life Foundation, in partnership with RunRio, will hold a running event on November 30, 2015 at SM Mall of Asia for the benefit of 250 scholars Of the foundation.

Race For Life 2015



3K Php 350
5K Php 600
10K Php 1,000

Inclusive of race shirt, race bib, bagtag, and discount stub.

Assembly time: 4AM

Gun start:

3K 5:45 AM
5K 5:30 AM
10K 5:00 AM


Robinson Galleria
SM Mall of Asia
Robinson Metro East
SM Manila
Bonifacio High Street
Alabang Town Center
Garmin Store
Glorietta 5


Real Life Foundation


Race For Life 2015 medals


Race For Life 2015 3k map
Race For Life 2015 5k map
Race For Life 2015 10k map


Greenfield City Run for Generations 2015

Greenfield City Run for Generations will be held on 18 October 2015 at Greenfield City, Sta. Rosa, Laguna.

Race owner: Greenfield Development Corp.
Organizer: Runrio Inc.
Distances: 500m / 5km / 10km / 21km
Start and end point: Paseo de Sta. Rosa

Registration Schedule
-August 3 to September 30
-Additional PhP 200 fee for delivery and web admin fees
-Automated system (manual for back up)
-August 28 to October 11

Registration Venues
Greenfield City Run for Generations 2015 reg venues

Race Inclusions
Greenfield City Run for Generations 2015 incl

Shuttle Service
Shuttle service is for registered participants only.

PhP 75/head one way
PhP 150/head two-way

Shuttle Service Schedule
Greenfield District, Mandaluyong to Greenfield City, Sta. Rosa, Laguna
Greenfield City, Sta. Rosa, Laguna to Greenfield District, Mandaluyong

Greenfield City Run for Generations 2015 singlet

Finisher Shirt
Greenfield City Run for Generations 2015 shirt

Finisher Medal
Greenfield City Run for Generations 2015 medal

Route Maps
Greenfield City Run for Generations 2015 500m
Greenfield City Run for Generations 2015 5km
Greenfield City Run for Generations 2015 10km
Greenfield City Run for Generations 2015 21km

We are already registered so see you in Greenfield City!

Fire up!