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Patricia’s Dream Run (Alabang)

November 5th, 2010 No comments

This is the best time to run and not only run to run but run to HELP.

Alabang Runners are organizing a funndraising run for Patricia, daughter of Vangie and Toto, members of our running community. We support them in these trying times- more than the empathy and prayers.

“A friend always loves, and a brother is born to share trouble”.

Registration Fee (3K or 5K): P150
Race Kit: Bib only, no singlet
Registration: ATC activity Center/ Concierge

All infos from PATRICIA’S DREAM

Important Note: This is a Re-run of Run with the Light and this time it’s for Patricia.

Here’s the story of Patricia: It was afternoon of Oct 30 when 9-year-old Patricia was swept under a car because of a reckless driver. Thus she has to undergo several medical tests and procedures. We have seen the pain she has been through and we believe it is much more painful for her parents, Vangie and Toto. We may not be able to take away the pain as much as we want to but we can do something for the financial provision and we need your support.

Thanks you so much from the Alabang Runners community. Please do share this and continually pray for Patricia.

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Corregidor International Half-Marathon FAQs

November 5th, 2010 No comments

Please read first 10 Compelling Reasons to Join CIHM to whet your appetite

Corregidor International Half-Marathon for Dummies

Q: Is the Php2500 (early-bird rate)/Php3000 (regular rate) too expensive for a race in the Philippines?

A: Not so. Relative to the ever increasing registration fees of races in Metro Manila, the participation fee in CIHM is actually very reasonable, and almost a steal. Sun Cruise’s regular rate per person for a daytrip to Corregidor that includes round-trip ferry, a group-guided tour of the island, and a lunch buffet is Php1,900.00. The CIHM package, excluding the guided tour, offers all participants round-trip ferry, a full lunch buffet on race day, a genuine dry-fit race shirt, race backpack, race bib equipped with an RFID timing chip, a classic Finishers’ Medallion, access to the Carbo-loading Bonfire Party, and a ticket to a mercury-rising after-race bash that is the CIHM Victory Party.

Q: Does the registration fee cover accommodations in the island?

A: No. Accommodations, however, range only from P1600 to P2400 per night per room. A standard room could accommodate three persons comfortably. It may be arranged through Sun Cruises at these numbers: 8346857/8346858 / 5275555 loc 4511 or 4512.

Q: Is there any other option for accommodation if I were to go overnight?

A: Yes. CIHM participants may opt to camp out with their own tent. They only have to make a one-time payment of Php200 per tent to Sun Cruises. The camp site is at the parade grounds adjacent to the South Dock and facing the beach. Those who will camp out need not worry about their lavatory needs. Though spartan in nature, there are more than ample clean washroom and restroom cubicles that are very proximate to the tent grounds.

Q: Still concerning those going overnight, where could they avail of their meals ?

A: Sun Cruises operates Corregidor Inn where CIHM participants may dine out in a welcoming restaurant. Alternatively, there are several kiosks in the island such as that in McCarthur’s Inn where participants may check out other meal options.

Q: Will CIHM participants camping out be allowed to bring camping stoves?

A: Mini camping stove or similar devices that will produce a relatively minimal combustion may be allowed to be brought in by participants who will camp out.

Q: Are bikes allowed to be brought along?

A: Owing to space limitations in and weight restrictions of the ferries, CIHM participants are disallowed to bring along their bicycles.

Q: Will Corregidor be open to regular tourists on the day of the race?

A: No. The island will be exclusive to CIHM participants on Dec 18 and 19. This means that CIHM racers could totally enjoy a traffic-less and urban-nuisance-free race amidst a dramatic backdrop, and that is only in Corregidor.

Q: Where can foreign nationals, residing outside the Philippines, intending to join CIHM get information on Philippine visa requirements?

A: They may check out the tab “Philippine Visa Information for Foreign Participants” in the CIHM website or other veritable websites on the net.

Q: Can registered participants have their own pacers?

A: Yes but only if the pacer is also a registered CIHM participant. The race will strictly adhere to the “No Bib, No Race” policy.

Q: Will there be a sweep time for CIHM participants?

A: None. CIHM participants need not worry about being swept off the race course after a particular time. However, for a participant to finish the race, he/she needs to reach the half-way checkpoint on or before 1hr45min from gunstart. Participants who will be unable to do so, however, will be awarded with a 10K Achiever medal and will be brought to the Finish area onboard the Sun Cruises tranvias. All participants who will successfully finish the 21k distance will be awarded with the CIHM Finishers’ Medallion

Q: How many hydration stations will there be on the race course?

A: There will be 8 hydration stations, including one at the finish area, at 2km interval from each other.

Q: Will there be first aid stations along the race course?

A: Yes. First aid, actually, will be integrated with the hydration stations. Aside from this, a mobile paramedic team will also be in place.

Q: What is the unique selling point of Corregidor International Half-Marathon?

A: It is the idea that all CIHM participants will have the rare opportunity to run on sacred grounds and all their determined efforts will be cheered on by the glorious memory of heroism of our noble predecessors. Then there’s the bonus of an after-race Victory Party where participants could let their hair down to celebrate their achievement.

P.S. If you register online; an alumnus of Corregidor Run or a race finishers, you can still avail of the discounted registration fee. Read more for details.

All Treat, No Trick: Early-Bird Rate for Corregidor International Half-Marathon is Back!

Halloween may be over but the party is just starting for all fans of Corregidor International Half-Marathon. Here’s the treat. All runners who intend to join the CIHM may still avail of the Php2500 early-bird rate through the following conditions:

(1)Register on-line via

(2)Alumnuss of Conquer Corregidor

(3)Wear your Finishers’ Medal from any of the race you have participated in during the year upon personal registration at Second Wind/Runnr on these dates: Nov 6, 7, 13, and 14

So what are you waiting for? No need to grab those long broom sticks to do the trick. Hit that keyboard or the road to your nearest registration center before the race slots quickly vanish in a snap.

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Just Add Water Plus (Jericho Rosales Optional)

November 3rd, 2010 6 comments

Surfers, runners, bikers, health buffs and you who want to lose that extra flab, I think this Water+ is for you

I’m a Zest-O kid, I remember that drink is always partnered with my sandwich during elementary days. Now times has changed and so the makers of Zest-O bring us a revolutionary product called “WATER PLUS.” To better understand its simple Water plus L-Carnitine and Fibersol, flavoured with Apple or Grapes or Lemon &Berries.

L-Carnitine is  an amino acid that helps increase fat-burning properties in the body while Fibersol is a water soluble fiber that help maintain a healthy digestive track. Now you see water in a different light with Water Plus.

Unlike other weight loss drinks, it has zero sugar and zero calories which enables you to burn more fats without  adding extra pounds. For people trying to maintain or loose weight, it is highly recommended that they pair their meal with a bottle of WaterPlus Reduce. The added L-carnitine in WaterPlus Reduce will help them burn calories faster  thus minimizing unwanted calories that turn into fats.

To add (PLUS) to the WATER fun, 3 of the sexiest models are drinking it too.

Grace Lee, Jericho Rosales and Andi Manzano loves drinking WaterPlus.

I’m not a model but I like the “Protect” variant. now, would that make me a model? I hope so. :) haha

Water Plus is available in three (3) variants, Reduce, Smart and Protect. It will definitely quench your thirst and enhance your health.

Also, its cheap for P15/500ml bottle.

Before I end this post, you might want to win a Canon 550D kit or an Apple Ipad or an Ipod Nano just by sending a photo with WaterPlus? Easy right, Visit WaterPlus Facebook Fan Page for more details. Whick reminds me to send my entry na.

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Rave Run #2: “Sweet” Run in La Carlota City (Part 2 of 4)

October 21st, 2010 2 comments

Sweet & Sweat Run at La Carlota City, Negros Occidental

Check out Rave Run #1: Mambukal Resort (1 of 4) before continuing…

I woke up on a rainy morning in La Carlota City, Negros Occidental. I need to have my regular run today so I prayed for a better weather, after some 30 minutes the rain stopped. I wasted no time and laced up. I just need to have some dose of endorphins before I continue my 14-day backpacking trip.

My DailyMile log says, “Nice run, with Indian trees, palms, rivers along the flat route.”

Indeed, It was a nice run, well..Let’s say “SWEET” RUN because La Carlota City is home to a lot of haciendas producing sugarcanes which in turn processed by Central Azucarera into sugar.

Date of Run: July 9, 2010 (Friday)

Route: La Carlota Town Proper to Bangga Patyo (Crossing)

Distance covered: 7 Kilometers

Running Surface: Dead Flat roads, perfect for setting your PR.

Pro’s: Cold and fresh air, Old sugar mill train,  lots of trees and sugarcanes by the road and less vehicles.

Time: 49:00 (6:59/km)

Temperature: 25-26°C or 75-78°F

Running Apparel: Nike singlet, Craft running shorts, black socks and Nike cap.

Shoes: New Balance MR92 (Lightweight Nuetral)

More Pictures during the run:

La Carlota City has a lot of Haciendas producing sugarcanes

La Carlota City Proper: The Starting Line

La Carlota College along the way

Love running on this super flat route

Hectares and hectares of sugar cane as far as the eyes can see

KM.42 : Runners Fave Km

A small river along the way

The Finish Line: Bangga Patyo

Follow the rave runs!

Note: This is the 2nd installment of the 4-part series of rave runs while I was on the road during my 14-Day Backpacking Trip to West Visayas.

If you love travel, backpacking and adventure do visit my TRAVEL BLOG. Thanks a lot!

For more of my out-of-town runs, you can visit my running places page.

Run United 2: 2 Days Means Twice the Fun

October 20th, 2010 2 comments

I enjoyed and had so much fun during the Run United 1. Now comes its twin, Run United 2. A 2-day event? Why not! Bring it on Coach Rio! I will join this one. Sali ka narin!

Run United 2, the 3rd leg of the RunRio Trilogy, will be held on November 20-21, 2010 at Fort Bonifacio, Global City.

This 2-day family event is going to be the biggest of 2010. Boasting of 7 race categories, 500m (for kids), 3K, 5K, 10K, 15K, 21K, and 32K – Run United 2 is the event for you and your family.

Singlet Design:

Finisher’s Medal:

Finisher’s Shirt:

Finisher's Shirt for 3K 5K 10K 15K 21K


Online Registration Period: September 1 to November 17, 2010

You can register online here.

Registration Form can be downloaded Run United 2 Registration Form (274).

Route Maps can be viewed here.

In-store Registration Period: October 10 to November 17, 2010

Registration Sites:
TIMEX Shop, SM Mall of Asia (tel. 02 556 0167);
R.O.X., Bonifacio High Street (tel. 02 856 4638);
New Balance, Shangri-La Mall (tel. 02 634 6137);
New Balance, Glorietta (tel. 02 757 1278);
Planet Sports, Trinoma (tel. 02 916 7451);
Planet Sports, Alabang Town Center (tel. 02 842 2886)
Late Registration Period: November 8 to November 17, 2010 at
TIMEX Shop, SM Mall of Asia;
R.O.X., Bonifacio High Street; and
Planet Sports, Trinoma.

This Running Event is for the benefit of Gawad Kalusugan and Hero Foundation.

You can also download the detailed PDF File here: RunRio 3- Run United 2

Official Website:

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