Posts Tagged ‘Megatrade Hall

21
Oct
09

The Yins and Yangs of adidas KOTR

When adidas decided to release the race kit during its running expo it was a “make or break” situation—it was the first time that a race event held a running expo (similar to races abroad) giving a chance to the company to “make” a good impression, but at the same time being a first there was a lot of chance to “break” their reputation.

Day One, “Yin:” Last Saturday’s distribution of race kits by adidas during the first day of its running expo at the SM Megamall Megatrade Hall 2 drew a lot of bad remarks from runners, and that was putting it lightly.  It was an utter mess!  Runners have to be on queue much longer than they would run their races with turn-around time of four to six hours!  Other race organizers also had problems like these during distribution but none of them can compare with what happened with adidas.  I was there personally to claim my kit and for the 20 minutes I was on line it only moved about a foot.   Call me impatient but my time is important so I had to walk out without having my kit (I still had my claim stub anyways).  It was literally hours before QCIM so I don’t have the luxury of time and just went home empty handed—I can’t imagine how people who waited six hours must’ve felt.

The queues of day one

Day Two, “Yang:” Sunday, the last day of the expo.  After my six-hour-full-marathon-pacer-duty at the QCIM (to be posted later) I prepared myself to be standing in line for two hours.  After all the post run regimens I headed off to the expo and was delightfully surprised on how organized it was—far-fetched from the day before!  Everything was easy, smooth, and fast, although the food stub issue seemed to persist—thankfully they made it easy to fix.  In just a few minutes I was able to get my kit and food, and was seating conveniently near the stage for the program while eating (too bad I wasn’t able to connect to the mall’s WiFi for a “live” blogcast).  I even got to join the contest and won some prizes from Gatorade.  It was a complete turn-around and made me feel pity for those who endured the previous day’s chaos.

The much smoother process of day two

...with hardly any queues

...with hardly any queues

Coach Ani de Leon for Running 101

All in the name of adidas KOTR singlets?!

Because every runner is different

Because every runner is different

It’s highly likely that there were more exasperated runners than those who are not judging by the volume of runners during the first day so it’s only natural that adidas receive a lot of condemnation from the community in general.  As such the organizers issued a public apology to those concerned and in fairness to them they did acknowledge the problem and acted aptly to fix the problem.  With the problems that the organizers encountered with the distribution all of us can only hope that they’ve learned their lessons and it would translate into a better race.  Until then we can only wait and hope for the best.

13
Oct
09

adidas King of the Road Running Exposition

Here’s the latest from adidas King of the Road!  Below is the schedule for the King of the Road Running Exposition scheduled this Saturday and Sunday, October 17 – 18 at the SM Megatrade Hall 2:

October 17 and 18
Whole Day: Registration and distribution of singlet and race packet

October 17

11:00AM – 3:00PM adidas Fashion Show
Cardio Exercise
101 Hydration
101 Carbo Loading
101 Raffle Draws and Games

Hosted by: Eric Tipan of Jam 88.3

3:00PM – 8:00PM adidas Fashion Show
Cardio Exercise 101
Hydration 101
Carbo Loading 101
Raffle Draws and Games

Hosted by: Lia Cruz of BTV

October 18

11:00AM – 3:00PM adidas Fashion Show
Running 101 by Jojo Macalintal
Cardio Exercise 101
Hydration 101
Carbo Loading 101
Raffle Draws and Games

Hosted by Gellie Victor of RX 93.1

3:00PM – 8:00PM adidas Fashion Show
Cardio Exercise 101
Hydration 101
Carbo Loading 101
Running 101 by Ani de Leon
Raffle Draws and Games

Hosted by Rico Robles of RX 93.1

07
Oct
09

Race Updates: adidas King of the Road ‘09

If you still haven’t registered for this year’s adidas King of the Road (KOTR) it is currently ongoing in 14 sites within Metro Manila.  The race will be held on October 25, 2009 at Bonifacio Global City in Taguig City with a registration fee of P500 for all events, namely, 5K, 10K, and 21K.

adidas Running Clinic

Renowned tri-athlete and coach Ani De Leon will offer free running clinics in preparation for the adidas King of the Road.

Ani De Leon believes that running, like any other sports, requires training and preparation to avoid any unnecessary injuries or health risks especially if you are a first-time runner or someone who has health-related risks maybe due to age.

You can enjoy running at its fullest if you train and prepare for it and through adidas, Miss De Leon will train you for your run for free!

Free running clinics are scheduled every Tuesday and Thursday, 6PM-8PM from October 06–22 at the PSC (Ultra) Track Oval.  To join, simply send an e-mail expressing your interest including your contact details to adidas_kingoftheroad_2k9@yahoo.com.

mi adidas Discounts

Want a 50% discount on your next mi adidas pair?  The first 100 KOTR registrants at adidas flagship store in Greenbelt 3 will be given discount coupons (there may still be a few more left and in case it ran out a 30% discount will still be given).  Click here to find out more about mi adidas.

adidas Running Expo

For the first time, adidas will conduct a Running Expo on October 17 to 18, 2009 at the SM Megamall Megatrade Hall from 10AM–8PM for all KOTR participants.  Carbo-loading, exhibits, seminars, distribution of singlets, race bibs, presentations and a lot more surprises await all KOTR runners.

KOTR E-Group

Get the latest from adidas about the King of the Road.  Search for adidas Running Philippines in Facebook or join the e-group at http://sports.groups.yahoo.com/group/adidas_kingoftheroad_2k9/.

For a Good Cause

The King of the Road is for a good cause as this year, the HOPE Worldwide Philippines, Inc., an organization which upholds children protection and welfare will be its beneficiary.




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