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Hello Kitty Run 2017: October 21, SM MOA Complex

Hello Kitty Run Manila 2017
5km / October 21, 2017
SM By the Bay, SM MOA Complex

www.hellokittyrunph.com

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Hello Kitty fans, unite! Spread love and have fun with Hello Kitty on October 21, 2017 through the first ever Hello Kitty Run Manila 2017!

After visiting Japan, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand and Indonesia, Hello Kitty will have fun with family and friends with the fun run’s theme, “Link Love Together!

Hello Kitty will inspire love and share happiness with everyone in the 5km fun run
at the SM By the Bay, SM MOA Complex. To show her excitement to meet all participants, she prepared an exclusive edition Hello Kitty Run Manila 2017 race kit consisting of themed race tee and race bib, with lots of special gifts from sponsors, all in a very cute exclusive Hello Kitty Run Manila 2017 drawstring bag! Everyone who will cross the finish line will also receive a very cute special edition Hello Kitty Run finisher’s medal for their effort!

Hello Kitty herself will meet and greet friends and fans at a special stage program during the event! There will also be lots of activities and booths where you can get exclusive and limited edition souvenirs and merchandise. Early bird tickets has been selling from July 1 until August 15; Standard tickets from August 16 to September 15; and last minute tickets from September 16 to October 15. Register now at www.hellokittyrunph.com !

Hello Kitty Run Manila 2017 is organized by Tokyo Gets Ltd and Ten:22 Business Solutions in partnership with CHERIFER Syrup, along with its official venue partner, SM By the Bay, official media partners; ETC and 2nd Avenue, Manila Bulletin, Philippine Star, Business Mirror and Otaku Asia, major partners Pocari Sweat and Crystal Clear, Toy Kingdom, Skin White, Rizal Park Hotel, Golden Phoenix Hotel, Pascual Creamy Delight, Skechers, Devant, and marketing partners Salonpas, Acer, Banana Peel, Fujifilm Instax, Softex and Healthy Innovations. This event is supported by JLOP (Japan’s Ministry of
Economy and Industry, Contents Division).

Let’s LINK LOVE TOGETHER at HELLO KITTY RUN MANILA 2017!

Cute couple in love since 2011,
Sherdon and Nel ❤ 😀

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7-Eleven Run on February 5, 2017

This shall be our first official fun run of the year – the 7-Eleven Run 2017 happening at the Skyway and Filinvest City on February 5, 2017. Expected number of participants this year is at 15,000, a huge number added from last year’s 12,000. Why the big crowd? There’s that chance to (finally) run at the Skyway and the finisher’s take away are from great sponsors.

Choose your distance
There will be eight race categories. The 42KM, 21KM, 16KM, 10KM, and 10KM Buddy Run categories will run through Filinvest City and the Skyway, while the 5KM, 3KM and 500M Kids Run will be held along Filinvest City.

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Prizes for the top finishers
Three winners in each category will be announced on the race day and will receive cash prizes and medals. In addition to this, the top three Filipino males and females in the 42KM and 21KM categories will be sponsored by 7-Eleven Philippines to compete in an international marathon in Asia, all expenses paid. Finally, the top three organizations with the highest number of registrants will receive a special trophy.

Cash Prize Chart

Loyalty points = free race kit
Runners can also get a chance to earn free race kits through 7-Eleven’s CliQQ loyalty program. CliQQ app users and Every Day! Rewards cardholders can redeem a free race kit by earning Run e-Stamps. Run e-Stamps are earned with every P100 purchase of any participating item from the major sponsors. Every purchase of a booster product also earns one additional e-Stamp. To redeem a free race kit to any race category , customers must earn 50 e-Stamps (except for 10K Buddy Run, where customers must earn 100 e-Stamps).

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Register now
Visit www.run711.com for more info. Registration is until January 18, 2017. Race kits can be claimed on the date indicated on the receipt, from the same store where payment has been made. Aside from the exciting freebies that customers can look forward to on race day, all registrants of Run 2017 will also receive an Asics 20% discount voucher.

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Follow the 7-Eleven Run Series Facebook Page (www.facebook.com/run711) for updates. #711Run2017

See you there! ❤

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Legion Run Set to Conquer The Philippines in 2017

A totally new outdoor experience is set to conquer the Philippines and excite people who love adventure, challenges and the outdoors in 2017. Called the “Legion Run”, this event is a 5km team-oriented run with 20+ obstacles that offers a once-in-a-lifetime experience to people of all levels of physical fitness and ability, due to its non-competitive nature.

The Legion Run, which is to be held for the first time in the Philippines, is an international event where successful runs were held for the past years in different parts of the world such as France, Italy, Poland, Greece, Israel, Bulgaria and more.

The Philippine debut of the event, the second to be held in Asia, is set on March 4, 2017 at the Greenfield City in Laguna, Philippines. There will be elements of mud, fire, ice and barbed wire all throughout the obstacle course and participants are expected to hurdle these by jumping, climbing and crawling.

Finishers complete the experience by conquering all these body and mental challenges, worthy enough for them to be regarded as true-blooded “legionnaires”. Legionnaires can then celebrate their success with food, drinks and various post-event attractions that can be found in the Legion Run Festival Area.

Legion Run is more than just a run or an event. It’s an experience of a lifetime. Everyone participates for a different reason but they finish all the same; “changed”. This isn’t a race and the only prize to win is Pride. Legion Run is about overcoming personal challenges and the thrill of proving to yourself you CAN. But most of all, it’s about getting out there and having FUN again.

To learn more about the Legion Run, follow our social media accounts in Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/legionrun or https://www.facebook.com/IgnitePhilippinesInc
and Instagram, email at philippines@legionrun.com.

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IS LEGION RUN A COMPETITION? Feel free to challenge yourself and your teammates with this course – but it is neither a race nor a competition… We don’t time you at all!

There will be no prizes, no certificates – but we also love doing surprises so who knows.

You will, however, finish with an exclusive “ I Am Legion” shirt, medal, a beer in your hand and an absolute high knowing you conquered quite a feat!

There will also be new friendships, cool images for your social media account, a bruise or a scrape here and there… plus really muddy shoes that you will have to figure out how to clean afterwards!

Who is our audience?

Our participants are:
• Most of them are aged from 21 to 45 years.
• Single or married, with or without children
• mainly working full time
• have an income above the average
We also offer a team building experience, and at least 35% of our participants come from the participation of companies.

Event Details

DATE: MARCH 4, 2017 (SATURDAY)
TIME: 6:00AM onwards
KIT CLAIMING and CHECK IN Starts: 6:00AM
GUN START: 8:00AM waves every 20 minutes with maximum of 175 participants per wave
LOCATION: GREENFIELD CITY, STA ROSA, LAGUNA

Registration Details

ONLINE: November 15, 2016 to February 24, 2017
PREPAID CARD thru Registration Partners: December 16, 2016 to February 24, 2017

Registration Partner

Gold’s Gym
• Muñoz Waltermart
• Katipunan
• Galleria
• BGC
• Glorietta 4

Registration Price

Early Bird
• November 15, 2016 to December 15, 2016
• Php 1500
• Online

Regular Rate
• December 16, 2016 to February 24, 2017
• Php 2000
• Online and Prepaid Cards thru Registration Partner

Door / Event Day Rate
• March 4, 2017
• Php 2500
• Registration Tent

DO I NEED A TEAM TO PARTICIPATE?

It’d be great if you came along with your own group, but for as long as you are willing to help yourself and others, you can participate!

If you don’t have a team though, do not hesitate to buy an individual ticket. You will find that you will not be bored at the event, not even for a minute, even if you wanted to! The obstacles are designed in such a way that each and every participant will be a part of one massive team with one goal.

You will run side-by-side with hundreds of other participants and will most definitely make some spontaneous friendships along the course (yes, just one of the Legion Run course side effects!)

Share your strengths and do not leave anyone behind!

HOW DO I CREATE A TEAM?

All you need to do is pay for the first ticket. During the signup process you will be asked to set up the team name, generate a secret code and voila! Your team has just been created.

People you invite to the team may then join whenever they want by entering the secret team code.

Upon registration everyone pays for their own ticket individually but benefit from the team discount.

• How to join my team?

Just fill in the registration form, add your team name and the secret team code in the appropriate fields. It’s as simple as that!

• How many people can be on a team?

It’s entirely up to you!

However to benefit from the team discount, a minimum number of 25 team members apply.

SHOULD I TRAIN FOR LEGION RUN?

Some follow strict diets and workout routines. Others eat 2 minute noodles and regularly participate in drinking sessions.

Either training plan is fine by us.

What we do require is for you to train yourself to be aware when another person needs your help.

We will soon announce a Team of Fitness Trainer with their contact details.

I CAN’T SWIM. CAN I STILL PARTICIPATE?

Absolutely!

Though we have numerous water obstacles, none of them require basic swimming skills.

All you need is the courage to start and go through with it.

ARE MINORS ALLOWED TO PARTICIPATE?

Our participants may act like grown-up children most of the time, but they all are over 18.

There will be activities for spectators though so children and non-registered adults may enjoy what our partners have to offer outside the course.

We will be allowing 16-18 year old teenagers to participate with their registered guardians (family or relatives).

WHAT DO I RECEIVE AFTER I REGISTER?

You will receive a confirmation mail immediately after registration online. This will include your ticket as well as a waiver form. Please print it, read the attached waiver carefully and then sign it.

Additionally, in the week before the event, we will send you two more emails with useful info such as recommendations, list of must-haves and directions on how to reach us.

I HAVE NOT YET RECEIVED A CONFIRMATION EMAIL. WHAT DO I DO?

Please check your spam folder first.

If you still can’t find the confirmation mail, notify us at philippines@legionrun.com and we’ll fix things up for you.

CAN I TRANSFER MY TICKET TO SOMEONE ELSE/ANOTHER EVENT?

Yes. Changes are possible up to two weeks before the event date. Change fees may apply.

CAN I GET A REFUND?

Refunds will only be done in cases where legion run itself cancels the event.
Under no other circumstances will a refund be allowed.

EVENT DAY

When should I arrive?

We recommend you arrive an hour before the wave you want to participate in starts. the waves will be every 20 minutes with 175 people in each wave.

GUN STARTS at 8:00AM. Kit Claiming and Check in is open starting 6AM.

Allow yourself enough time to park, register, warm up.

Take in the setup of the event grounds and familiarize yourself with it.

This will be a good chance for you to check out the activities with your group as well as shop, eat and get to know the other people joining the fun!

Keep in mind that, if you come late, you may not be able to join your team’s wave and will have to run in the next available wave.

What do I need to bring in order to check in?

Bring a valid government ID (ID card, passport or driving license) plus your printed and signed ticket.

What should I wear?

Anything you feel comfortable wearing while running, jumping, climbing and crawling through mud is fine. Recommended:
• Half-finger training (grip) gloves
• Long tights / compression pants
• Knee high socks
• Sports shoes

During the run, do NOT wear anything that you would not want it to be covered with mud all over. Don’t think so much about looking cool, be practical and wear clothes you won’t be worried about. But if you won’t be worried about wearing a costume, your pyjamas or your favorite dress then by all means go for it for as long as you can do the course in it! It is meant to be fun after all!

How long does it take to run the course?

Finish time depends on you and your team, on whether you are competitive by nature or you are doing the course just for the fun of it. The average finish time is an hour and a half.

Am I allowed to skip obstacles?

Of course! Remember?! This is not a competition, so there are no penalties for bypassing.

In fact, we actively encourage you to skip obstacles if you are even the slightest bit unsure. Feel free to just take photographs, videos or cheer people on if you choose to bypass.

The idea is to challenge one’s self and have fun, not to be terrified and get injured to the point of not having fun anymore!

Will there be food and drinks on site?

Along the course there will be several stations with free water and sports drink for all the participants. There will also be food and drink vendors on site offering something for everyone, so please don’t bring food and drinks with you.

Will there be medical help?

Yes. Several first aid teams will be positioned along the course, ready to assist immediately if medical help is needed.

Medical city south Luzon is also 500 meters away from the event premises.

Will there be any after-party?

Why after?! The whole event itself is a priceless party – there will be food, drinks, music and some happy muddy creatures wandering around.

TRANSPORT, PARKING, FACILITIES

The location map and GPS coordinates are listed on your event page.

Additionally, in the week before the event we will email you the directions to the site. In the meantime, keep an eye on the Facebook page of your event for more news and updates.

Do you offer transport to the event location?

We don’t. However feel free to use the Facebook page of the event to search for or post ride-sharing announcements.

But who knows, surprises are everywhere. So stay tuned.

Will there be parking available at the event?

Yes, Paseo de Sta Rosa. Minimal fee applies.

Will there be showers and portalet?

Yes. Do not expect five-star facilities though. You’ll be able to hose down mud and sweat at the end of the course. We kindly ask all participants to use the shower facilities wisely in order to avoid unnecessary queues.

SPECTATORS

Spectators are surely allowed! The more the merrier!

The fun is definitely worth it!

They will also be able to choose their own activities from the host of event partners on the day!

Do you charge a spectator fee?

No.

Am I allowed to walk the course along with the participants?

Hell yeah! We are among the few in the obstacle course industry that allow spectators to fully experience the event thrill. They are allowed to follow the participants at some of the course and take pictures. But please note that spectators must not get in the way of participants, attempt or complete obstacles.

Am I allowed to take pictures or make videos on site?

As many as you want! But if you represent a media, you need to request accreditation and provide us a copy of the footage afterwards.

Can minors and kids come as spectators?

Sure they can! There will be plenty of activities for them too! If you want to enjoy the Legion Run vibe to its fullest though, we recommend you make sure there is someone else attending to their needs while you are at the course.

Can I bring my dog?

Only k-9 and guide dogs will be allowed at the event.

We’re sure your pets are awesome but we’d like to protect them too from any harm from the event.

HOW TO GET MEDIA ACCREDITATION?

Please email philippines@legionrun.com with your full name, phone number, media organization and role not later than a week before the event date.

DISCLAIMER

Legion Run reserves the right to modify or change its venues, dates, wave times, courses, fees, size of waves, and any other event details, to update website content or policies as needed, without prior notice. By accessing this website or signing up to a Legion Run event you agree to these terms. We update our website periodically so check your event page frequently as it may get updated with more current information than first seen upon registering.

We have some special activities for kids too. So watch out for more of the exciting things we will reveal in the next few weeks.

Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for daily updates:

https://www.facebook.com/legionrun
https://www.instagram.com/LegionRunPH
https://www.facebook.com/IgnitePhilippinesInc

Email us at: philippines@legionrun.com

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Gatorade Run 11.22 on November 27, 2016 at Mall of Asia

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How about YOU wear this cool and bright singlet this November?

The Gatorade Run 2016 is happening on November 27 at the Mall of Asia grounds. You shouldn’t miss this one! It’s unique distance categories will push you a bit higher.

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When you finish, you’ll get these:

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The medal is exclusive for 22km finishers, though. Go sign up for 22!

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  • Registration Venues: Adidas stores
    – Adidas Solenad 3
    – Adidas BGC
    – Adidas Trinoma
    – Adidas Greenbelt 3
    – Adidas SM Megamall
    – Adidas SM Mall of Asia

You’ll be gulping Gatorade along these routes when you sign up:

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Enjoy the race!

Sports

Dragon Boat Festivals on November 2016 in Guam and Puerto Princesa

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The 2016 Guam Thanksgiving Day Dragon Boat Festival is happening on November 18-20, 2016 at Matapang Beach in Tumon, Guam. Thanks to Mindset Events and Production, a Philippine Organization, in partnership with the Guam ACES (Athletes, Communities, Educators, Students) Incorporated, a Non-Profit Organization based in Tamuning, Guam, with the prime purpose of instituting programs for the development of athletes, communities, educators and students in Guam and other neighboring countries for bringing this event to life.

Dragon boating, the second fastest growing sport in the world is on its way to becoming firmly established as a recreational and competitive team sport in Guam. For the past years, Guam held races for the locals and have participated in international events but never hosted one. Races like Commemorative 9/11 Dragon Boat Race brings dragon boat clubs from Guam as a form of recreation and get together of enthusiasts.

The 1st Thanksgiving Day Dragon Boat Festival will comply with IDBF Competition Regulations and will be under the IDBF Rules of Racing and is sanctioned by the Guam Dragon Boat Federation. Guam Dragon Boat Federation will provide technical support and will be inviting the local teams. You may contact Mr. Gordon T.C. Chu, Honorary Life President of the Guam Dragon Boat Federation at + 1 671 6464410 and e-mail at Gordon_Chu@udcguam.com for any clarifications.

Event – 300 m and 500 m
1 Men’s Open – 22 Racers
2 Women’s Open – 22 Racers
3 Mixed – 22 Racers
4 Men’s Open – 12 Racers
5 Women’s Open – 12 Racers
6 Mixed – 12 Racers
7 Junior U23 – 22 Racers
8 Junior U23 Mixed – 12 Racers

Division
Men’s / Women’s Open –There are no restrictions on competitor’s age;
Junior Under 23 – Aged 12 years but under 23 years.

Racing Class
Men – for male crews only including the Drummer and Steerer;
Women – for female crews only
Mixed – 22 Racers: minimum of eight (8) female Paddlers / 12 Racers: minimum of four (4) female paddlers

Distance
300 & 500-meter straight course
Boat – standard boat for all categories.

No. of Competitors:
22 Racers – Maximum 26 competitors
20 Paddlers
1 Drummer
1 Steerer
2 Reserves
1 Team Leader
1 Team Manager

12 Racers – Maximum 16 competitors
10 Paddlers
1 Drummer
1 Steerer
2 Reserves
1 Team Leader
1 Team Manager

Schedule of Events
18th November 2016
Banquet for Paddlers

19th November 2016
Blessing of the Boats
Dotting of the Eye Ceremony
Dragon & Lion Dance
Parade of Teams
Opening Ceremony
Dragon Boat Racing

20th November 2016
Dragon Boat Racing
Closing of Festival & Awarding of prizes

Over 200 paddlers are participating in this event coming from at least five international teams and three local teams.

If you can’t make it to Guam, a similar dragon boat race is happening in Puerto Princesa, Philippines on November 11-12, 2016. This is also presented by the same organizing committee for the Guam Dragon Boat Festival.

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Dragon boat racing go back over 2,000 years to the southern provinces of China. Legend has it that Qu Yuan, a scholar and adviser to the emperor of the Chu Kingdom, jumped into the Mei Lo (Mi Luo) River in despair and protested government corruption. Local fishermen raced out in their boats to save him. They beat drums and pounded their paddles on the river’s waters and threw rice dumplings wrapped in silk into the river to distract the water dragons and keep them from eating from Qu Yuan’s body.

Dragon boating evolved from the reenactment of this legend at annual festivals. Today, Dragon boating is the second fastest growing international team water sport. Each year, race festivals are held around the world in Asia, Australia, Canada, Europe and the United States. The enthusiasm, good cause and media attention are all great marketing opportunities. Source: http://www.chinahighlights.com/festivals/dragon-boat-festival.htm for “Dragon Boating Legend” information.

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Filinvest City Endurance Weekend 2014 Group Rates

I recently posted about the Filinvest City Endurance Weekend this coming November. Here is a 2nd post about the event I think you and your active friends will be interested in.

Filinvest Endurance Weekend 2014 is offering group rates. Refer to the photo above for the details. This is a good deal for you and your teammates who want to ride and run on November 8 and 9 in Filinvest City, Alabang. For other details on this event, you may check this link, Filinvest City Endurance Weekend 2014, or get updates from www.facebook.com/FilinvestCityOfficial.

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Post-race: Ensure Acti M2 Mind & Body Challenge 2014

A week before I went to Laguna for a road and trail half marathon, I had the chance to join Ensure Acti M2 Mind & Body Challenge in Bonifacio Global City. It was a 10k fun run complete with mental and physical challenges.

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We arrived an hour before gun start, enough to take a light meal, take a group photo, and perform warm-up exercises. 10k runners gathered a couple of minutes before the supposed 5am gun start. A zumba warm-up took place, which I find a little too long. Then we were off.

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I couldn’t remember the last time I climbed, rolled, and slid on an inflatable. Thanks, Ensure, for bringing out the child in me even for a few minutes. The inflatable was a lot of fun! Although, I found it chaotic because there was no marshal approaching this first obstacle. Few runners knew it was alright to hurdle just one inflatable, so there was a long line that took a lot of time.

The next obstacles were fun too. There was a tight rope that came after a multiple choice question, a monkey bar, some spot the difference boards, and a maze. Ensure Acti M2 was true to their word that this run will give runners both mental and physical challenges.

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The activity area also made sure that runners enjoy their Sunday morning. Kids were present with their parents and family. Participants excitedly lined up for the Instagram photobooth where they could print their IG photos tagged with #EnsureActiM2MBC. There were also lines at the various booth games and, of course, the loot bag.

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Congratulations to the Ensure team, sponsors, and finishers of Ensure Acti M2 Mind & Body Challenge!

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Filinvest City Endurance Weekend: November 8-9, 2014

en·dur·ance
n.
1. The act, quality, or power of withstanding hardship or stress
2. The state or fact of persevering
3. Continuing existence; duration
– source: http://www.thefreedictionary.com

My endurance will be put to the test in November because I just signed up for the 3-hour trail run category of Filinvest City Endurance Weekend 2014. I think it’s crazy – it’s on a 3-km loop! My sanity and patience will be put to the test, too.

Endurance Weekend 2014 race route

November 8, 2014 (Saturday) – Endurance MTB
Gun start:
12-hour category: 6am
6-hour category: 12nn
Venue: Filinvest City, Alabang, Muntinlupa
Race Distance: 3km/Lap
Race Categories:
Endurance Weekend 2014 MTB categories
Minimum number of laps to qualify as a finisher (Solo and Team Categories)
12-hour: 20 laps
6-hour: 12 laps

All finishers will get a medal!

Race Pack Inclusion:
Race bib with RFID
Bike number with RFID
Event shirt
Lunch (for 12-hour category)

November 9, 2014 (Sunday) – Endurance Trail Run
Gun Start:
12-hour: 6am
6-hour: 8am
3-hour: 3pm
Venue: Filinvest City, Alabang, Muntinlupa
Race Distance: 3km/Lap
Race Categories:
Endurance Weekend 2014 trail run categories
Minimum number of laps to qualify as a finisher (Solo and Team Categories)
12-hour: 18 laps
6-hour: 9 laps
3-hour: 5 laps

All finishers will get a medal!

Race Pack Inclusion:
Race bib with RFID
Event shirt
Lunch (for 12-hour category)

Registration Fees:
Endurance Weekend 2014 registration fees

Registration Centers:
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