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Rescue Run: Community Run for Sendong Victims

December 26th, 2011 No comments

Rescue Run: Community Run for Sendong Victims is the last organized run of the year. And this is not just another run as the proceeds will help rebuild lives of our fellows in the storm-ravaged CDO and Iligan City.

Registration starts THIS AFTERNOON at ROX and Second Wind Stores! TOMORROW at ARC Manila! There is an on-site registration too.

Venue: Venice Plaza, McKinley Hill, Taguig City

Gunstart: 6:ooam

Registration fee: Php150 (no singlet, no timing chip, no freebies just pure run for a cause)

Hats-off to Greentennial Run for organizing a self-less fun run. If you are free, they are still looking for volunteer marshals and photographers.

Race Route:

5K Race Route

 

Please spread the word. Thank you runners!

For real-time updates, please visit: https://www.facebook.com/greentennialrun2011

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Summit Run for Pinoy Glory: Run for Filipino Olympians!

December 22nd, 2011 No comments

That elusive gold medal dream will continue to be a dream if we don’t join hands together and really do something about it. Glad that Summit Water Philippines is spearheading a run- Summit Run for Pinoy Glory.

Summit Run for Pinoy Glory is a fundraising run for the benefit of Filipino athletes who will compete in the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

The proceeds from this run will provide qualifying athletes with supplementary funding to help them train for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

I’m joining here, running 10K and I want to see you too! Would you run for Pinoy Glory? Let’s join hands together, run for Filipino Olympians!

Summit Run for Pinoy Glory 2012
January 7, 2012 (Saturday) @ 5AM
Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
3K / 5K / 10K / 21K
Organizer: Shadowfax Events

Registration Fees:
3K – PHP 450
5K – PHP 550
10K – PHP 700
21K – PHP 750

Special categories:
5K – P550 (Participants in wheelchair)
10K – P700 (Executives – e.g. CEOs, VPs, diplomats, mayors etc.)

- Singlets will be given to the first 5,000 registrants. There will be no guaranteed size of singlets for late registrants.
- Free shirts will be given to all 21KM finishers.
- Freebies may be given upon finishing the race.

Registration Venues:

CHRIS SPORTS SHOPS: until December 28, 2011
Participating branches: Glorietta 3 Makati; Market Market BGC; SM North The Annex; SM City Manila; Robinson’s Place Ermita; Festival Mall Alabang
CHRIS SPORTS SHOP Megamall: until December 29, 2011

R.O.X. : until December 30, 2011
Bonifacio High Street, Bonifacio Global City

SHOESHARING Project Report and Plans

December 20th, 2011 9 comments

Today I woke up with mixed emotions.

HAPPY because we just finished sending all the running shoes to Bayawan City, Negros Oriental for the SHOESHARING Project and SADdened by the images I continue to see on TV and the internet- the deadly flood crisis in the Southern Philippines (particularly in CDO and Iligan).

But before anything else, I want to thank everyone who took part in this self-less endeavor of sharing your blessings. I would consider this one of the joys since I started blogging.

HAPPY and BLESSED

When I started this blog, I just want to chronicle my first marathon, didn’t expect that 16months after this blog will be used to help the young athletes from Negros Oriental. For taht, thank you Ed Escueta of pixelmanila.net, Christine Fernandez of jovialwanderer.com and Laiza Limpin of Ang Batang Gala for the team partnership!

My forever gratitude goes to my readers who really drove this project to an overwhelming SUCCESS, Philippine Sports Commission who invited me as part of the media team during the Batang Pinoy Games 2011, Snail Runners Alabang (my Running Team) for the surprising support, Accel Sports for the brand new shoes and many others who contributed anonymously.

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Here’s a report:

Slightly used shoes received: 16 pairs (running, trail, trainer and doll shoes). Yes, there are people who gave doll shoes! :)

Total money received: Php 29,395 (You can check the details on SHOESHARING Project).

Expenses:

19 brand new track shoes, 2 timers & 2 whistles: Php11,400 + 2,000

Shipping cost: Php1,515 + Php615 + Php315 (3 batches of shipment via LBC)

Money left: Php13,550

We have shipped a total of 35 pairs of running shoes. Saraaaap sa pakiramdam!

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Here’s a photo essay of the SHOESHARING PROJECT:

 

This snapshot started it all! "Bilisan mo, pahiram ng sapatos. Eto na yung tsinelas."

 

I then posted what I saw on my FB wall

 

The following day, I looked for the 2 runners who are sharing one shoes. Learned that they are actually 3.

 

Not only that, I have seen a lot of barefooters because they can't afford to buy running/track shoes

 

Readers started commenting on my post about it…

After a week, I together with other bloggers decided to launch a full-blast project to help the young athletes.

SHOESHARING Project was launched!

 

Friends, readers, bloggers, running teams joined the cause!

Thank you to the ff who donated: Richard B, April G, Pamela O, Beatrice G, Kathleen Grace dG, Tet M, PEX Runners group, Melai M, Aggy G, Paula O, Chato A, Pie R, Gabz, Mary Grace, Gay E, Anonymous EF, Anonymous O, Anonymous G, and Mr/Ms. Anonymous.

Thanks for the re-post of the Project:

Aziel: http://azialbatanggala.blogspot.com/2011/11/shoes-for-cause.html

April: http://prillyn.blogspot.com/2011/11/share-shoe-no-this-is-not-milo.html

Rose: http://grownupsforaday.blogspot.com/2011/11/shoesharing-project.html

and many more who FB shared, tweeted, talked about the link!

We have received a lot of inquiries and support. The news even reached the high officials of the Philippine Sports Commission.

Friends gave their slightly used shoes…

Jojo & Ed sorting out the donated shoes

 

Branded shoes came- Nike, Adidas, Merrell, Newton, etc

 

After almost a month of raising funds and online meetings, we went to Raon to buy new shoes and gather:

from Shoesharing to Shoeshopping

 

Total Expenses, coach timer and shoes

 

Remember the 3 runners pics? Now they will be wearing these- with the perfect size for each of them

 

from Shoesharing to Shoeshipping

Laiza excitedly blogged the experience of Shoes Hunting and Shoe Shopping

But wait! There’s more…

 

During the Snail Runners Christmas party at Alabang, they gave a BIG cheque!

 

Thank you Snail Runners Alabang!

 

Then I shipped a second batch of running shoes yesterday:

At LBC Market! Market!

2nd batch of shoes (from OK OK and Snail Runners running group)

 

Then I hurriedly went to Accel Shoes Office in Pasig to get the 5 brand new shoes they donated:

Receiving the shoes donations from Sir Jacob, Accel Sports Marketing Manager

 

 

I then shipped the 3rd batch of shoes yesterday at Pasig.

 

In behalf of the team, I now proclaim the SHOESHARING Project SUCCESSFUL!

Here’s the text message I received yesterday when Coach Neal of Bayawan National High School got the 1st batch of running shoes:

“Thanks po talaga. Rest assured, makakarinig po kayo about the development ng mga athletes po natin. DIOS na po bahala sa inyong lahat. Alam po Nya ang bawat isa sa inyo at lahat nng kabutihang ginawa ninyo. Muli, thank you very much po.”

Heart-warming ayt?

I wish we can do this again next year, we will find another team/group who needs our assistance.

How about the Php13,550 balance?

The team donated it to the flood victims of CDO and Iligan (via the Iligan Bloggers Society‘s One for Iligan)…

For everyone who made this possible, thank you! You see, you not only helped the young athletes of Negros Oriental but also shared the blessing to the flood-ravaged cities and municipalities of Northern Mindanao.

Think about them:

Photos from the internet: Flood victims of Typhoon Sendong in CDO and Iligan

 

Let’s continue to inspire the youth and make a difference in our society!

Until the next project?

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From Batang Pinoy Games to London Olympics 2012

December 15th, 2011 4 comments

SURPRISE! SURPRISE!

Who would have thought that joining the Batang Pinoy Games would bring them to the London Olympics this 2012.

YES! You read that right, 5 athletes who joined the Batang Pinoy Games will be given a once in a lifetime chance to go to London for the 2012 Olympic Summer School.

 

PURPOSE

The British Council has partnered with Philippine Sports Commission to bring five (5) young athletes from the Batang Pinoy Awardees to London, UK. This program seeks to (a) raise awareness of the London 2012 Read more…

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Our Best Performance as Our Tribute to our Slain Coach

December 13th, 2011 No comments

Track & Field athletes from the Bacolod Tay Tung High School give their best performance in honor of their slain coach, Rolando Malate.

I was talking to Joebe Panhilanson Jr., a shot put player about the great Read more…

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