Mornings with Active Health; 2016 Run United 1 Launched

This year’s installment of the Run United Trilogy had officially launched last January 23, 2016 at the Chocolate Kiss Café in University of the Philippines Diliman.  It’s anything but the usual launch so I thought of giving some behind the scenes.

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How about a launch early in the morning for a change? 🙂

It had been quite some time since many of us runner/bloggers were last together in UP Diliman for a more intimate gathering so it was quite refreshing that Active Health brought us back for the official launch of 2016 Run United.  But before all that, Coach Rio de la Cruz led us to some warmup drills just like the old days before the running boom.

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Coach Rio leading the warmup drills

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I also got to try the Berry Mix flavor of Carb Gel

And a warmup is of course just a precursor to something bigger, and that something is an easy two loops around the Academic Oval.  And more than four and a half kilometers and almost half an hour later, we were done and off for some cooldown, again led by Coach Rio.

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Running around the Academic Oval

We then headed to Chocolate Kiss Café where this year’s Run United 1 was officially launched.  Also revealed were the event singlets for the other legs of the trilogy, amongst other details.

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2016 Run United 1
SM Mall of Asia Complex
March 13, 2016

Category Registration Fee* Gun Start
21K ₱950 4:00AM
10K ₱850 5:00AM
5K ₱750 5:30AM

* Does not include ₱50 web admin fee and ₱150 delivery (optional)

You may register online here until February 21, 2016 or at the following sites from January 30 to February 29, 2016 (daily, 12PM to 8PM only):

    • BGC
    • Trinoma
  • Toby’s
    • Robinsons Galleria
    • SM Mall of Asia

Bundle packages are still available for one-time registration for the entire Run United Trilogy:

Bundle Distances (R1, RU2, RUPM) Price
Exceed Full Marathon 21K, 32K, 42K ₱3,700
Half Marathon Perfectionist 21K, 21K, 21K ₱3,200


  • Registration includes an event singlet and race bib with B-tag
  • For an additional ₱100 (₱300 for bundles), you may avail of the ActiveHealth Kit which includes:
    • 5K, 10K, or 21K Exceed Yourself Training Plan by Coach Ani de Leon-Brown to be sent by email
    • Personalized race bib
    • Race belt (for 21K runners only)
    • Sports nutrition solutions containing:
      • One (1) capsule of Enervon Activ
      • One (1) 40g pack of Enervon HP
      • One (1) ActiveHealth Carb Gel Banana flavor
  • Medals and shirts for 21K finishers
  • This year’s finisher’s medal may still be joined with last year’s as it retained the same shape, only differing slightly in design

21K Finisher’s Shirt

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For more information about this event, visit runrio.com.

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