Posts Tagged ‘Taguig City


Typhoon Ondoy (Ketsana) A Year Hence: DAtE

By Design Against the Elements (DAtE):

It takes only seconds to destroy what takes years to build.  Thousands of Filipinos learned this last year, when Typhoon Ondoy (Ketsana) took lives and homes.  Help reduce the painful cycle of environmental destruction and post-disaster reconstruction through design.  The best donation to a country at risk to the effects of climate change is not just financial aid, but ideas.  This year’s challenge is to prepare communities before the next disaster.

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2009: Year in Review (Part 1: Expense)

2009 was the year running went mainstream—a lot of people are doing it, even celebrities are endorsing it.  With its popularity explosion a lot of events were staged jumping into the bandwagon.  As with the law of supply and demand running became “in-demand” so naturally mean race fees skyrocketed to all-time highs.  Here are some of the net least and most expensive races for the year:

Most Expensive

3. Timex Run (21K)
Location: Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
Overhead: Standard
Race Fee: Expensive

The most expensive race of 2009 (only entry #1 was more expensive in terms of registration fee) in terms of value for money.  It set the bar higher, not in terms of innovation, but in terms of prices.

Value for money: Acceptable

2. The North Face Thrill of the Trail (Trail Run)
Location: Batulao, Batangas
Overhead: Travel to Batangas
Race Fee: Standard

Trail runs normally are second liners in terms of expense since it’s normally held out of town and target participants are normally limited.

Value for money: Excellent

1. The North Face 100 (100K Ultramarathon)
Location: Sacobia, Clark
Overhead: Accommodations (optional), Travel to Clark, In-Race Supplies
Race Fee: Expensive

This comes as a no surprise as ultra-marathons are naturally the most expensive among running events, particularly if it’s multi-day (more than 24 hours cutoff).  The fact that you need to have food, first aid, night gears, etc. adds to the normally out of town costs.

Value for money: Excellent

Least Expensive

3. Kenny’s Open Urbanite Run (Night Run)
Location: Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
Overhead: Standard
Race Fee: Expensive

Its price tag was one of the most expensive overall at P600 but P200 of which goes to charity, another P200 as food stub, netting just P200 for the race which utilized a disposable timing chip.

Value for money: Excellent

2. Mommy Milkshake (Fun Run)
Location: Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
Overhead: Standard
Race Fee: Free

The lone free race for 2009, it can’t get any cheaper than that!  The generous goodie bag adds more value to this race.

Value for money: Excellent

1. Globe Run for Home (21K)
Location: Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
Overhead: Standard
Race Fee: Standard

Standard race fees but in the form of prepaid mobile credits made this race practically free!  Disposable timing chips were also first introduced with this race making this the most value-packed race for the year!

Value for money: Excellent


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

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

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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