Archive for September, 2010

Got Rice? Run 4 Ur Rice! Extra Rice!

September 30th, 2010 No comments

Another Fun Run is set to happen in UPLB. More buko pies? This time, its more rice!

Run for Ur Rice

This is a fun run in celebration of PhilRice 25th anniversary and National Rice Awareness Month (November).

Date: November 28, 2010 (Sunday) at 6:00AM

Venue: Baker Hall, UP Los Banos

Route Course: Flat cemented road (perfect for PR) inside UPLB and IRRI. You can view some of the sceneries here.

Official Facebook Fan Page: Run 4 Ur Rice: Save Rice. Save Life.

Singlet Design:

Run 4 your Rice Singlet

3K students/open:   P200/300
5k students/open:   P200/350
10k open only:         P400
for students (college level and lower), please present school ID upon registration

October 15-November 20, 2010 (may change; limit is 1700 runners)
Late Registration: November 28, 2010 (+ P50 reg fee)


SM Mall of Asia
SM Mega Mall
SM Sta Rosa, Laguna
Festival Mall Alabang
Glorietta 3
Market! Market!

2. PhilRice Liaison Office
3F ATI Bldg, Elliptical Rd, Diliman, QC
(02) 920 5129 or 0920 906 9052

3. PhilRice Los Banos
Pili Drive, UPLB Campus, College Laguna
(049) 501-1917

4. Planet Sports
Robinson’s Town Mall Los Banos, Laguna

Vicky Lapitan 0917-7000826
Jewel Cabardo 0917-9917180
Noriel Angeles 0919-8112689

Run with the Light Fun Run on October 30

September 30th, 2010 7 comments

Don’t just run, run for a cause! Inviting all runners in Alabang Area, South Manila and the nearby provinces to join “Run with the Light Fun Run.”

Run with the Light Fun Run is a benefit for House of Light Foundation. They house and send to school orphaned and abandoned children through primary and now secondary schooling.

We want to raise financial support for them so they can live a life fitting for young kids that would be, in the very near future, adults contributing to society. All proceeds will be going to the beneficiary.

“Run with the Light” offers 3K, 5K and 10K run.

Date: October 30, 2010 Saturday / 5:30am

Race Venue: Alabang Town Center

Registration Fee: Php35o until Oct.24 & Php400 for late registration

Race packet includes: Running singlet (optional: add P50 to customize with team name at the back), race kit (race bib with pins and race route), and give-away loot bags from sponsors (free item and samples, product and subscription discounts and privilege cards) to be given after the run.

Singlet design:

Run with the Light singlet

To register, please contact the race organizer:

Alvin Sabino Mendoza
Race Organizer / Volunteer
Mobile: 0927-8982534 and 0915-9589793

You can also proceed to Planet Sports Alabang Town Center for registration. Race packets are now ready for pick up!

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Runner’s Profile: Celma Hitalia

September 29th, 2010 11 comments

Before we end this busy, busy month of blogging and races, let me present to you our 3rd Runner’s Profile. Again, allow me to let you know that the purpose of this blog is to share stories of triumph and hopefully learn from others as well. Without further ado, here’s to a strong lady runner.

Name: Celma C. Hitalia aka “Mamita”
Hometown: Muntinlupa
Age: 40ish (she actually says, “it’s just a number”)

Training Ground (fave route for training): Everest Memorial Park in Muntinlupa for uphill/downhill training and Daang Hari for LSD

Years into Running: First race was 19 July 2009, 10k Globe Run for Home 2009 – 1 year and 3 months

Favorite Race(s): Globe Run for Home 2009- 10K because it was my first race (1:07)
The Bull Runner’s Dream Marathon because it was my first marathon (4:51:55, 4th place female)
Takbo Para Kay Kristo (10k) because it was my first podium finish (3rd place female)

Marathon PR: 4:42:24 Milo Marathon 2010 (22nd place overall female)
How many marathons have you finished: (2) The Bull Runner Dream Marathon and Milo Manila Elims
Half-marathon PR: 1:53:15 (9th place overall female) Unilab Run United for Wellness
Best 5K Time: 0:24:30 (Triple A Aquathlon, 2nd leg run)
Best 10k Time: 0:51:55 (Lactacyd All Women Run)

Fave running shoes: Adidas  and Nike
Running gears: Cap / Shades / Bib Holder

Unforgettable Moment in Running: The push, the cheer and the support from your friends and fellow runners and of course, crossing the finish line!

Reason for running: Before, I ran to be fit and sexy. Now, running is one of my passions!

Fave Running Quote: Walk if you must, crawl if you must, but never ever quit.” – Dean Karnazes

Worst injury: None so far (hope none in the future too!)

Post-race food: I crave for ice cream

Additional info: I’m a former badminton enthusiast.

My Podium Finishes:
3rd place Female 10k Takbo para kayKristo
5th place Female 16k Men’s Health All Terrain Race
2nd place Female 10k Camaya Coast Extreme Trail Run
3rd place Female 21k Biodiversity Run

I am into multi-sports too:
Powerade Duathlon 2nd Leg (6k run-30k bike-3krun) 1st place female – age category
7-Eleven Tour 500 (Alabang to Tagaytay 60k Biking) 4th place female overall – road bike
Triple A Aquathlon (2.5k run – 400m swim – 5k run) 1st place female overall – light division

Biggest Dream: Join Ironman 70.3 on 14 August 2011

Additional questions:
James: If there is one tip that you want to share to newbie runners what will it be?
Mamita: Have fun and enjoy all your runs.

James: What do you do when you are not running?
Mamita: Sleep, Bond with my kid and pamper myself: massage, foot spa, parlor thing

James: Do you do any crosstraining?
Mamita: Before, I always go to the gym and attend boxing class but since I ventured into multi sports then I have to switch and cross-train for biking and swimming.

JourneyingJames with Mamita at Mt. Makiling Trails

I met Mamita during one of the ANR Alabang Runs at Madrigal Business Park. That’s is why they call me “Baby James,” Mamita is my “mom” in the running scene. I am very much amazed on where Mamita gets all her energies- indeed dedication and discipline to the sports that we love pays off! Congrats Mamita to more of your victories and podium finishes!

10 Reasons to Run Corregidor International Half-Marathon

September 29th, 2010 29 comments

This December 19, RUN along the RUINS, HONOR our HEROES, and SETTLE the SCORE at CORREGIDOR.

Be ready to validate all your races this year at the


Run for All, All for Twenty-One.

Hardly would I recommend a race, but Corregidor International Half Marathon (CIHM) is a must-run for all serious runners out there! With only one distance to train for: 21K or Half-Marathon, this surely is every runner’s dream. I recommend this too all runners.

10 Compelling Reasons Why You Should Not Miss CIHM:

We are having FUN out of town

10. Out-of-town race. I love traveling and who’s not? Why trap yourself to ‘common’ race venues. C’mon give your running career a break. Go to Corregidor. Honor our heroes in this  historic island by giving your best shot.

The Killer Uphells

9. The Route. 60% paved, 40% trail, 101% challenge plus unforgiving uphills (read as UPHELL). As a fellow blogger, said, this is not for the faint of heart. When we tried some of the race route, I was saying to myself, “Why did I joined this test run?” But hey, it was fun and the scenery was amazing too! Have you seen the Caraballo? If not, register now to CIHM.

Mile Long Barracks

8. The Mile Long Barracks. Oh they say that they see ghosts here. Whether you see them or not, try to run as fast as you can when you pass this marker.

Carbo-Loading Bonfire Party

Solidarity & Victory Party

7. Before and After Partehs. Yes, there are 2 parties: Carbo-Loading Party the night before the race and the Victory Party the night after the race.

Edward Kho leads the test runners

6. The Race Organizer is a Runner himself. I have bad experiences on joining races. The reason behind the failure- the race director/organizer is not a runner. I would assure you that this is a run organized by runners for runners.

5. The Runner’s Backpack. It has a packet for you race bib, running shirt and shorts and your running shoes has its own niche. How cool this backpack is. Imagine everyone boarding the Sun Cruise Ship with uniform bags.

I want those while walking with my VFFs

4. The Running Jersey. So you can’t flaunt your singlet in the mall? Now you have all the bragging rights of finishing not just another HM while wearing this limited jersey. Only 800 runners has this.

Add this Medallion to your Collection

3. The Medal, rather the Medallion. 3 inches in diameter and 10mm thick. But only those who crossed the 10K mark before the cut-off time of 1-hour and 45-min. Those who cannot will be given a 10Km Achievement Medal and will be brought back to the starting line. Train hard and add this to your collection friends!

2. Validate your Progress. This will be a race to validate all your races for the past year. Since the route is a mix of trails, dirt, cement and uphills it will really test what you are really made of as a runner.

1. Make new friends. I love out-of-town races because I get to meet new running friends. The camaraderie, bonding and friendship of runners is something else. I don’t know the exact reason why. Don’t run on your own, make friends and be excited to run at CIHM. See you at Corregidor!

Ready to Fight?

Registration Details

Registration Fee

P2,500 – October (early bird fee)
P3,000 – November (late entry)

Race Pack Inclusions

  • Round-trip ferry to and from Corregidor Island
  • Full lunch buffet on race day
  • Race bib with RFID timing chip
  • Race shirt
  • Race backpack
  • Finisher’s Medallion (or a 10k Achiever Medal)
  • Runner’s Briefing on (Dec. 4 and 11)
  • Carbo-loading Bonfire Party (Dec. 18, Saturday Night)
  • Victory Party
  • Finishers will get a personalized printed Certificate with their name and official finish time.

Registration Venue and Period:

  • all weekends (Saturday and Sunday only) of October and November, subject to slot availability
  • RUNNR (BHS), Saturday & Sunday, 2pm to 9pm
  • Second Wind (Maginhawa), Saturday, 1pm to 6pm
  • Second Wind (Ortigas Home Depot), Sunday, 1pm to 6pm
  • Online registration facility (for participants residing abroad and outside Metro Manila) will be up on Oct. 9

Registration Requirements

  • Properly filled-out registration form, open for ages 18-70.
  • Any valid ID indicating date of birth
  • Proof of participation in 21k race (during the last 3 months prior to registration) or a full 42k marathon (during the last 6 months prior to registration)
  • If the above requirements are not available, a doctor’s certification of fitness to participate 21K run should be presented.

Hurry up, this run is limited to only 800 runners. Will you be one of the 800?

Registered Participants may call 527-5555 loc. 4511 or 4512 for inquiries on hotel bookings at Corregidor.

Photo Credits: Raymund Flickr Photostream

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Blue Water Day Spa Fun Run: Innovating Wholeness

September 29th, 2010 6 comments

Want to run with him?

"Boy Next Door" Sam

Me, I want to keep pace with her?

The Hottie Mikaela Lagdameo-Martinez

Or better yet run with all of them?

Coach Rio, Karylle, Boom, Fabio & Daniel

Well, this is exciting my feet and I want to run to the nearest registration site. How about you? Lace up, practice and get that invest for your personal and familyhealth- and oh yes, get that sexy and healthy body you always dream of.

BLUE WATER Day Spa Fun Run: Innovating Wholeness

Race Distances & Reg Fee: 3K (P500) / 5K (P600) / 10K (P700)
Date: October 17, 2010 at 5:00am
Venue: SM Mall of Asia Grounds
Race Kits include: Singlet, Towel, Race Bib, Race Map, drawstring bag and lots of freebies.

Registration Sites: Blue Water Day Spa Branches- Ortigas (724-0426), Makati (817-3126), Eastwood (702-8290), Capitol Hills (473-0455) & Tomas Morato (486-5594); R.O.X. BHS; Timex (MOA and Glorietta); Columbia (Greenbelt 5); Res Toe Run (Gateway); and Urban Luxe (Alabang).

Online Registration: Blue Water Day Spa Official Site

Race Map can be viewed here: 3K / 5K / 10K

But wait there’s more. BlueWater Day Spa encourages participants to join the ‘Jazz Up Your Singlet’ contest. As part of BlueWater Day Spa’s celebration of beauty and wellness, the ‘Jazz Up Your Singlet’ contest enables runners to channel beauty into their own singlets by being able to design it themselves. They can unleash their creativity in a lot of artistic ways like drawing, painting, or putting sequins or buttons on it, provided that the BlueWater Day Spa logo remains untouched.

Registered participants are all welcome to join the contest. One singlet is equivalent to one entry.

Contest winners will get special gift certificates from BlueWater Day Spa and they will have the chance to model their singlets in the fitness catwalk. Consolation prizes are also up for grabs to 100 finalists.

For more excitement, please watch the video:

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