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07
Apr
14

Takbo sa Pagbangon ng Leyte

The “Takbo sa Pagbangon ng Leyte,” a benefit run for typhoon Yolanda survivors, will be held on May 04, 2014, Sunday, 5AM at the PNB Financial Center, Macapagal Boulevard, Pasay City.  Spearheaded by the Philippine Deposit Insurance Corporation (PDIC), the run aims to promote public awareness on PDIC and its role in protecting the environment, and to raise funds to build disaster-resilient shelters for families in Leyte in partnership with Gawad Kalinga.

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16
Nov
12

Condura Skyway Marathon Kicks Off 2013 with More Reasons to Run

The premier marathon event in the country, the Condura Skyway Marathon Run for the Mangroves 2013 goes to the starting line on February 03, 2013 in Filinvest City, Alabang.  It will be the curtain-raiser for the new running year of 2013—perfect timing for those who are serious in getting back to form after the long series of holidays and merry-making and for those who finally would like to get off that couch and find the fun and fulfilment in running.

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01
Aug
12

Boracay (Mis)Adventures: A Day in Paradise (Part 2)

Rains have been pouring all over most parts of the Philippines when we arrived in Boracay, but heaven must really be on our side as the dark cloudy skies of the past few days had actually cleared up, and we were basking under the tropical sun of Boracay!  What else to do but enjoy the beach!

Ready to head out! 😀

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16
Jun
10

34th National MILO® Marathon

It was like yesterday when I had my first marathon with the 33rd National MILO® Marathon last year as I remember vividly all the trials and lessons I learned with that wonderful experience of a lifetime.  I remember that it was one of the best races in the country that year outdone only by the MILO® Marathon Finals (which I didn’t qualify for, unfortunately) with the introduction of timing chips.  You haven’t seen a crowd until you see MILO® Marathon’s crowd.  Despite being well attended MILO® Marathon keeps improving itself, and this year a new cause and higher levels of competition are being introduced.

This year MILO® continues to up the ante by introducing a more competitive age group qualifying time.  Previously there were only two sets of qualifying time, one for men and the other for women, regardless of age.  Here are the new qualifying rules:

For the 21K provincial elimination races to qualify for the National Finals competing in 42.195K:

  • Male finishing the race within 1:15:00 and female within 1:35:00 will qualify for an all-expense paid round trip to Manila; or
  • Runners finishing the race within the specified age-bracket and time (all expenses to be covered by the qualifier):
    Age Group Men Women
    18-34 1:30:00 1:40:00
    35-39 1:35:00 1:45:00
    40-44 1:40:00 1:50:00
    45-49 1:45:00 1:55:00
    50-54 1:50:00 2:00:00
    55-59 2:00:00 2:10:00
    60-64 2:10:00 2:20:00
    65-69 2:20:00 2:25:00
    70 & up 2:30:00 2:30:00

For the 42K Metro Manila elimination race, all runners finishing the race within the specified age-bracket and time (all expenses to be covered by the qualifier):

Age Group Men Women
18-34 3:45:00 4:20:00
35-39 3:50:00 4:25:00
40-44 3:55:00 4:30:00
45-49 4:00:00 4:35:00
50-54 4:05:00 4:40:00
55-59 4:10:00 4:45:00
60-64 4:15:00 4:50:00
65-69 4:20:00 4:55:00
70 & up 5:30:00 5:30:00

The number of registration sites has also improved.  Aside from the familiar Ground Floor of Vasquez Madrigal Plaza in Annapolis St., San Juan, Runnr (Bonifacio High Street), and Toby’s (The Block, SM North EDSA; Greenhills; Park Square I) joined the list of registration sites for the Manila Eliminations.  Here’s the complete list of registration sites for the nationwide events.

MILO® Marathon Singlets

As usual one (1) MILO® label (minimum of 300g) must accompany each accomplished and signed Official Entry Form.  Here are the new entry fees:

Provincial Races

  • 21K Half Marathon Elimination Race – P500
  • 10K Run – P500
  • 5K Fun Run – P50
  • 3K Kiddie Run – P50

Metro Manila Races

  • 42.195K Elimination Race – P500
  • 21K Run – P 500
  • 10K Run – P 500
  • 5K Fun Run – P100
  • Student Runners (3K & 5K) – P50

Since its first run in 1974, the National MILO® Marathon is the country’s longest running and most attended running event.  Its nationwide coverage allows “grassroots” talents to be discovered from all around the country from all sectors of society.  If we adults enjoy running for personal reasons, we could only imagine how much joy it brings to children. Joining many races I’ve seen some really talented kids outrunning adults but unfortunately some of these talents don’t have the support they need—some of them don’t even have shoes to wear!  These kids may one day win us that elusive Olympic gold medal, but that vision will remain a dream if we don’t help them now.

“The root of this advocacy lies in our belief that we’re not just giving these children running shoes.  We’re giving them something that they can wear to school, for sports and other activities.  It’s definitely a step to help them reach their true potential and be the best that they can be.”

MILO® realized this potential and as such a portion of each participant’s registration fee (P5 to be exact) will be donated to the Run-For-A-Cause which in return, MILO® will donate an equivalent amount to the total fund raised.  The money collected from all the participants will be used to produce running shoes that will be donated to selected public schools in the areas where the 2010 MILO® Marathon will be held.  Here are the complete details of the cause.

The Manila Eliminations is on July 04, 2010 and the National Finals is on December 12, 2010, both starting at Km 0, Roxas Blvd., Luneta Park, Manila.  Here’s the complete race schedules nationwide.

Race routes (click to zoom)

For more information about the 34th National MILO® Marathon visit the official website at milo.com.ph.

08
Jun
10

Boracay Adventures: Realization (Day 3)

Coming to the third day of our Boracay trip I realized something—three days are not enough! There’s just so many things you can do in this lovely island that three days are simply not enough.

Third day in Boracay, time to say goodbye (for now)

Our return flight to Manila takes us to the Kalibo International Airport about an hour and a half away from the island so we had no choice but to leave fairly early.  Travelling from Caticlan Port to Kalibo was my least favorite part of the travel as the long winding road was rough despite being paved, and it was in fact longer time-wise than our flight to Manila.  Good thing I brought along some sleep to help pass the time.

Kalibo International Airport

With so many things to do in so little time I was glad to be able to at least have a taste on why tourists flock this lovely island.  Aside from having one of the finest beaches in the world, Boracay is also one of the most tourist-friendly locations in the country.  The people are friendly, there are so many good food to choose from, and everyone’s bound to find something they’d like in the island.

Caving in Crystal Cove

Banana Boating

Personally I really loved all the activities we did particularly reef walking as for a short moment in time I was in another world—makes you feel like an astronaut (aside from looking like one!).  It was a truly different perspective seeing marine life go about from the sea floor.

Visitor from the above water world

Thank God for giving the Philippines a truly wonderful gift that is Boracay.  I hope that the island remains the same for a long time and for us tourist we too are part of the effort to maintain its natural beauty.  I’ve seen quite a handful of litter in some areas of the beach that obviously are due to man’s activity and can easily be avoided by simply throwing your trash in the right places.  I’ve never found a perfect place for me to run barefoot and I don’t want to lose it to trash.  And I sure hope that the island’s rapid development won’t sacrifice nature.

Boracay Skyline 🙂

Crystal Cove

Paraws of Boracay

Chill

Now that I saw the island I’m craving for more!  I promised myself that I’d be back soon to take “revenge” on some activities I wasn’t able to do.  Among these are parasailing, skimboarding, bar-hopping, touring via ATV, etc.  Of course next time around I’ll be sure to run White Beach edge to edge, barefoot of course.  I can’t wait to return to your shores, Boracay!

I ♥ Boracay

11
Aug
09

Kenny’s Urbanite Run Registration Ends Today

If you still haven’t registered for this run today, August 11, 2009 is the last day of registration.  Race kit may be claimed from August 13-14, 2009, 3:30PM – 11PM in Bonifacio High Street in front of Nike Park.

In case you’re still undecided on which distance to run race routes are now available, courtesy of Kenny Roger’s Roasters Online:

For more information about this race including the registration process visit http://www.kennys.com.ph/kour_index.php.  You may download the registration form here also courtesy of Kenny Rogers Roasters Online.

You may also read about my notes regarding this race.

05
Jun
09

Botak Paa-tibayan 100K Route

Crazy for an ultramarathon?  Botak Paa-Tibayan Takbo 100K to be held on June 28, 2009 would be one of the first road ultramarathon race in the country.  The ultra race would have a 100K solo, 100K relay (2x 50K), and a 50K solo category.  Here’s the route for the 100K:

Botak Paa-Tibayan 100K Route

Botak Paa-Tibayan 100K Route

There are also sub-marathon distances like 10mi, 5mi, and 1mi.  You may register at:

  • ROX (Recreational Outdoor Exchange)
  • Fitness First, Bonifacio Global City
  • Second Wind Running Store, Teacher’s Village, Quezon City
  • Al Terra Bike Shop, Club 650 Libis, Quezon City,
  • ROC, Bahay ng Alumni, UP Diliman
  • Paul Calvin’s Deli, the Fort
  • Botak Sports Shop, 131 Kamuning Road, Quezon City.



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