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Lakbay2Love - A First Biking Feature Film

We don't normally see local movies that features an advocacy, much more about our environment from protection, preservation, to the nurturing, and to re-building those that have already lost its gem.

When I first heard the movie title Lakbay2Love around November last year, I wrongly judged it as another movie genre with a predictable ending of "...and they found each other and lived happily ever-afer..." story. My judgment didn't end there as when I saw the trailer, I dismissed it again as a movie revolving just about love but masked under the hood of biking with the same predictable ending.

Dennis Trillo, Solenn Heussaff, and the Firefly brigade members during Lakbay2Love's Outdoor premier at UP Diliman

I am not much of a movie-goer but I also admit that I seldom watch our local movies aside from those with social relevance such as Juana C the Movie and Erik Matti's OTJ.

Taking back my negative judgments of Lakbay2Love, it defied my stereotype judgment about our local movies. It still has the love story around it yet it is not filled with so much cheesiness and corny lines. The movie's storyline is actually simple, with pivoting love-triangle between Solenn Heussaff (Lianne, videographer), Dennis Trillo (Jay-R, biker/forester), and Kit Thompson (ex-BF/biker). Mind you though as the ending is not what you might expect where the other guy went heart-broken and the other one winning the girl's heart at last!

The whole story was balanced between the journey of love and the joy of biking with some comedic touch from Ms. Patricia Ismael (Monday, Lianne's friend). It will definitely attract the attention of the millennial generation and make them stay at the same time to become aware about what's facing us with the destruction of our forests.

I've watched the movie during its outdoor premier last January 29 at the Ampitheater of the University of the Philippines, Diliman.

Bikers and other viewers at the Concert party before the movie premier

Spearheaded by UP bike share, the premier started with a bike ride around the academic oval led by Dennis Trillo and Solenn Heusaff together with the Firefly brigade members. Journalist Howie Severino who is still limping from his recent bike mishap was also present. The bike ride was followed by a concert from the UP Music Circle and other performers such as Joey Ayala, Gig Manila, ‘lil Noizy, The Ransom Collective, and Oh, Flamingo! Dennis and Solenn also serenaded us with their bike-version of the song "Overdrive" by Eraserheads.

Dennis Trillo and Solenn Heussaff singing their version of "Overdrive"

Different biking destinations in Luzon where also featured in this movie. The La Mesa Forest Reserve at Quirino Highway, in Quezon City; the blue zone and Roxas Loop at Timberland Heights, in San Mateo, Rizal; the Ten Commandments at Camp Sinai in Pintong Bukawe, also located at San Mateo, Rizal; Gungol Rock in Ampucao Ridge, Itogon, Benguet; Bzkleta Classic bikes in Parang, Marikina; the crowded streets in Quiapo, Manila; and several locations in Benguet featuring the Ifugao wooden scooters where our Forest-builder, environment advocate, Cordilleran-biker Mr. JP Alipio was also featured for a few seconds.

The most exciting part was the raffling of the three Trek bikes that were used in the movie by Solenn, Dennis, and Patricia. I think my luck was rubbed-off as I didn't win any of the three bikes, or any of the consolation raffle prizes that were drawn from the start until the end of the premier. The sadness though was augmented with a photo-op with Solenn Heussaff at the backstage.

Last photo-op with Solenn after raffling her Trek bike

Lakbay2Love catches both the attention of biking enthusiasts, the not-so-hopeful romantics, and environmentalists. While for people who are not into biking, or have grudge with bikers, I urge you to watch this movie and understand biking from this viewpoint.

Bikers don't just pedal their lives away because they don't have money to buy a 4-wheeled vehicle, but because of what it can do for the personal health and the zero-carbon footprint of biking. It is a movie where viewers will come to realize that the appreciation of nature must also come with the responsibility of taking care of our environment.

Director Ms. Ellen Marfil narrating what inspired her to do the film

Trip: Lakbay2Love as directed by Ms. Ellen Marfil under Erasto Films is considered the first biking-feature film in the Philippine Cinema, a first also in the "green-carpet" outdoor premier.

The movie will open in Cinemas tomorrow, February 3, 2016.

*Special thanks to Ms. Gay Domingo for the invitation.

Ifugao wooden scooter that were also used at the movie
1 of 10 pure metal Batavus delivery bikes around the Philippines w/rich features such as integrated rear-wheel lock, 3-speed internal hub, RFID security tag, and coaster-brake hubs
The UP bikes
Mr. Joey Ayala, whose bike was stolen long ago, sang his rendition of the Lupang Hinirang
Great young talents of The Ransom Collective - you should hear their piece along with Oh, Flamingo!, Gig Manila, and UP Music Circle

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Mornings with ActiveHealth + Upcoming 2016 Run United

Look how fast time flies! It's already the 7th year of the always anticipated running trilogy of the RunRio and Run United tandem, seventh year of helping runners achieve their goals and as each of the season ends, participants are able to exceed themselves and become a progressive athlete, all thanks to the long-running partnership between RunRio Inc. and Unilab ActiveHealth.

With fellow bloggers during the Mornings with ActiveHealth at UP Diliman (photo by: Rene "JazzRunner" Villarta)

It was a great welcoming year from Unilab during the Mornings with ActiveHealth that was held last January 23 at UP Diliman. Coming together are fellow Bloggers in the running community, where we started the day with a short yet quality training session led by Coach Rio dela Cruz composing with dynamic warm-up, running drills, and an easy 4.4-km run around the academic oval. It was followed afterwards with the unveiling of the 2016 Run United series, and a lecture and discussion about the Runner's trots where some bloggers also shared their personal training regimen.

Let me share to you some of the things that were discussed to us during our short morning gathering with the ActiveHealth team.

The Runner's Trots

Some of us are already familiar with the Runner's trots, or the Runner's diarrhea, also previously termed as the "gingerbread man" -- and why it was called such, I have actually no idea! Most of us, if not all, might have already experienced it once or twice in one of our runs, specially on a mid- or longer distance races, and it's not a pleasing experience even if we can hold it until the finish line.

Our guest oncology Doctor from Unilab also discussed to us how we can prevent this from occurring before, during, or even after a run, be it while on training or in a race. What causes it are also actually controllable and with solutions that are within our reach.

Because running is a high-impact activity, it causes our gastrointestinal tract distress which gives us the immediate urge to defecate, this is true specially to those who are just beginning to run. Our diet also plays an important role. During the Greenfield City Sunset Run way back in 2010, the carbonated hydration drink that was served on the hydration stations caused my stomach upset. Just after this morning's training session, my stomach was also in distress and what caused it is my now being lactose-intolerant from the Chuckie drink I gulped the night before.

So how do we prevent it? Proper training still plays an important role -- that is training ourselves to establish a bowel routine ahead before our big event; watching out for our diet to not introduce new foods (such as foods high in fiber) and/or beverages (carbonated drinks) specially on race day; you may eat foods that are naturally constipating such as banana, although for me banana sometimes causes my stomach to ache specially if that's the only food that I took in the morning.

For a much peaceful run, having a loperamide at hand or in your pocket can greatly ease the runner's trots as it slows the contractions of our intestine. I always do have a few pieces of loperamide Diatabs in the house and even in the office. In my long runs, I also bring a capsule or two just to be on the safe side.

But if all else fails, there's a downloadable prayer that you can chant while on the move.

Run United 2016 Series - the 7th RunRio Trilogy

The 1st leg of the Run United 2016 will take place on March 13, 2016 at the SM Mall of Asia, with the following distances:
  • 5K - *Php 750.00 (5:30 AM gunstart)
  • 10K - *Php 850.00 (5:00 AM gunstart)
  • 21K - *Php 950.00 (4:00 AM gunstart)

Online registration via RunRio has already started last January 23, 2016 and will end on February 21, 2016. In-store registration meanwhile which will end on February 29, 2016 is also ongoing at the following stores from 12:00nn to 8:00pm daily:
  1. Runnr Store BGC
  2. Runnr Store Trinoma
  3. Toby's Sports Robinson's Galleria
  4. Toby's Sports Mall of Asia

The Run United 2016 medals -- an after-sought collection will continue to carry that of last year's introduction of the elegant inter-locking design, with distinction on the markings of course. For me, I still love having these inter-locking medals that I can connect together with the previous RU2015 medals that I have so far collected. Just imagine it hanging at the entire length of your room's wall if this kind of design continues for all the succeeding Run United series!

This year's singlet and finisher's shirt collection still carries the brand and great quality of the ActiveHealth gear. Yet, now on a much lighter color and design that depicts this year's goal for Run United participants -- to have a crystal clear fitness journey be it either to become stronger, much faster, or even to start ditching the couch and get on to a daily routine of physical exercise.

2016 Run United singlets (L-R): RU1 singlet on the Manequin; Franc Ramon for the RU1 Finisher's shirt; Ms. Bards sporting the RUPM 2016 singlet; and CJ for the RU2 singlet

Aside from that, participants also have a much valued registration package with the three (3) different online bundle registration promo for this year's Run United series. For participants who wants to get a training plan from Coach Ani de Leon-Brown, there's also an option to upsize their registrations.

2016 Run United 1 Registration Inclusions:
  1. ActiveHealth Singlet with Chaf-Redux Technology
  2. Race Bib with D-tag
  3. ActiveHealth Ventilation Bag and Drinks
  4. Finishers’ Medal (21K only)
  5. Finishers’ Shirt (21K only)
*Add Php 100.00 on registration fee if you opt to have the ActiveHealth Kit, with the following inclusions:
  1. Exceed Yourself Training Plan by Coach Ani de Leon-Brown (to be sent by email)
  2. Personalized Race Bib
  3. Race Belt (for 21k runners only)
  4. FREE Sports Nutrition Solutions:
    • One (1) capsule of Enervon Activ – Daily for training to help built stamina
    • One (1) 40g pack of Enervon HP – After Work out for faster recovery
    • One (1) ActiveHealth Carbgel Banana flavor – during work out for sustained energy
Bundle Registration:

Kindly visit and/or for more details about the bundle registration and other registration update.

The ActiveHealth Community

We all know that ActiveHealth has gone through many developments since its conception, bringing to us the different sporting events that we are now religiously blocking on our calendars; nutrition needs for a well-rounded athlete; the quality gears from running jerseys to compressions; as well as the training needs that are also optionally packed in our registrations from certified Coaches. Soon, there will be more to be launched for both the running and multisport community!

In relation to this, most of us have already received an e-mail requesting us to update our ActiveHealth profile. I welcome these kind of requests as coming from an IT background, I know how important it is to have an updated and organized record. So if you have also received such e-mail, I encourage you to do the same and be updated about what's coming next from the ActiveHealth community!

Don't get left behind, it's just a few click and tap away from your keyboard!

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Introducing the Nike Air Zoom Structure 19

5:30 pace group with (L-R): Rolly Tolentino, Coach Jasper Tanhueco, Me, and Allan Ray Enriquez

Two weekends ago (November 28, 2015), I was privileged to be invited by Nike Philippines for a test run of the newly launched Nike Air Zoom Structure 19. Graced by the Nike+ Run Crew and other running-bloggers, we were able to try first-hand how the 19th version of the Air Zoom Structure felt and performed on a speed training session at the track oval of the University of Makati.

Present at the test run welcoming us were Country Marketing Manager Mr. Patrick Reyes, Field Marketing Executive Ms. Ally Lim, EKIN (Nike Product Expert) Mr. Andro Torres who introduced to us the architecture and technology behind the shoe, and Nike+ Coaches from De La Salle University track team who led each of our group on a short Saturday eve speed session.

Our group was headad by Coach Jasper Tanhueco targeting a pace of 5-minutes 30-seconds per kilometer. We started with a dynamic warmup to prepare ourselves for the speed interval workouts consisting of 2x200-m, 2x400-m, 2x800-m, and a final cool-down lap of 2x400-m for a total of 3.6-km speed training run.

First impression: the Air Zoom Structure 19 is impressively light despite being considered as a stability shoe having loaded with additional cushioning and arch support. Our track speed workout was also the break-in of this shoe so we were able to try how its structure can really deliver without the need for slow-break-in periods. It is comfortable, properly securing the midfoot thus not causing any rubbing and chafing while at the same time its breathability has not been sacrificed.

Despite having zero-kilometers on my personal mileage for the past 5-months prior to the test run, the responsiveness of the Air Zoom Structure 19 felt as if I am still in good shape, if not better. My quads tightened after our 2nd lap for the 2x400-m but I was still able to push on and chase with the group for the remaining and longer laps.

My previous belief is that speed workouts are much better trained with a race flats (performance) running shoes, but with my first experience with the Air Zoom Structure 19, I'm sure it will be at par in giving the needed speed mileage to anyone who needs additional cushioning and support from their running shoes.

The Nike+ Media Run Crew
Read and learn more about the new Air Zoom Structure 19 from Nike Philippines Press Release:


At Nike, innovation is the name of the game. Since its early days, Bill Bowerman, a veteran track and field coach himself, worked towards creating the world’s best shoe, apparel, services, and experience for every athlete.

Nike accelerates innovation in running footwear through the new Air Zoom Structure 19—a stability shoe loaded with dynamic support and Nike’s Zoom Air technology to help athletes speed through the lined-up races this season.

The Nike Air Zoom Structure has long been known for its reliable support and responsiveness that keep runners going long and fast. This iteration builds on that tradition with updated, thicker Flywire cables in the midfoot for enhanced lockdown, as well as additional yarn in the Flymesh upper for greater structural support without limiting breathability.

Comfortable support meets increased stability with the triple-density Dynamic Support system that supports the foot as it transitions through footstrike, providing stability when it is needed. The Zoom Structure 19 delivers increased stability with highly responsive cushioning with the Nike Zoom Air forefoot unit for a quick, crisp toe-off.

The difference between the greatest runners and those in their wake is measured in fractions of a second. When dreams are realized in milliseconds, the Zoom Air—Nike’s fastest, most responsive cushioning platform—can change how fast an athlete feels in an instant.

Elite athletes like Mo Farah, Galen Rupp, and locally, Coach Rio Dela Cruz have more in common than their unbelievable speed and unwavering work ethic—when it comes to lacing up, they reach for Nike Zoom Air. The Nike team works closely with the world’s fastest athletes to meet the needs of runners, whether under the global spotlight or everyday runners chasing their personal bests.

Locally, more and more Filipinos are getting into fitness, particularly running. “As race season kicks in, Nike motivates and enables runners to run faster, farther, and further through the new Air Zoom Structure 19. It delivers a fast, snappy, responsive ride that runners don’t fail to notice,” says Country Marketing Manager Patrick Reyes.

Filipinos can run with Nike’s global community of runners through the Nike+ Running App, which acts as a personal running coach, running buddy, and cheering section all in one. It delivers training programs, real-time audio feedback and tools to track and celebrate progress.

Since its inception in 2006, Nike+ Running has helped millions of athletes track, measure and share their runs, encouraging them to run smarter and run more. The Nike+ Running App is free and downloadable via the iTunes App Store and Google Play.
About NIKE, Inc.

NIKE, Inc., based near Beaverton, Oregon, is the world's leading designer, marketer and distributor of authentic athletic footwear, apparel, equipment and accessories for a wide variety of sports and fitness activities. Wholly-owned NIKE, Inc. subsidiary brands include Converse, which designs, distributes and licenses casual sneakers, apparel and accessories; and Hurley, which designs and distributes a line of action sports and youth lifestyle apparel and accessories. For more information, NIKE, Inc.’s earnings releases and other financial information are available on the Internet at and individuals can follow @Nike.
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PLDT Home Fibr Brings Unforgettable Tennis Experience to Young Athletes with IPTL Superstars

In its second season, the world-renowned International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) is now in Manila for the second stop of the five-nation tennis tour. Once again presented by the country’s most powerful broadband PLDT HOME Fibr, IPTL kicked off Manila festivities with an exclusive tennis clinic conducted by the world tennis superstars for young Filipino athletes and Fibr subscribers.

The star-studded mentoring session rolled together intensive warm-ups and exhibition games seasoned with valuable first-rate pointers, honing the skills of the young athletes in an unmatched level. Seen in the photo are (back row, L-R): tennis superstars Rohan Bopanna, Fabrice Santoro and Ivan Dodig.

PLDT HOME Fibr subscribers and young tennis players
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World A.I.D.S. Day Run Promo for RunningAtom Followers

With the worldwide observance of World AIDS Day on December 1, Pep Squad Events and Premiere condoms is bringing us the World AIDS Day Run 2015 on the 5th of December, 2015. The race will be held at McKinley West, Taguig City, 5:00 PM for the benefit of Positive Action Foundation Philippines Incorporated (PAFPI), The Love Yourself (TLY) group, and the Project Red Ribbon.

In support of this event, the followers of RunningAtom (either a subscriber of this blog or follower of any of its social accounts -- Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) are entitled to a registration fee discount at any of the registration centers below.

To avail of this limited promo, just drop me a message signifying your interest to run and together with your e-mail address (if you're a follower, then you'll know how to reach me), wait for the confirmation that will be sent to you, and present it upon registration. Deadline is up to December 3, 2015 only.

Registration Centers (until December 4, 2015 12:00NN - 9:00PM):
  1. Runnr Bonifacio High Street
  2. Runnr Alabang Town Center
  3. Toby's Trinoma
  4. Toby's Shangri-La Plaza
  5. Toby's Glorietta
  6. Online thru Premiere's website (until November 29, 2015 only)

For more about the race details, check out or visit and follow their social accounts (@premierecondoms).

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Stephen Curry and Oscar Winner Jamie Foxx Join Forces in New Under Armour Basketball Campaign for the Curry Two

Press Release

Philippines, 30 October 2015 – Global high-performance sports leader Under Armour, U.S. National Basketball Association (NBA) superstar Stephen Curry and actor Jamie Foxx team up again in a new campaign to launch the highly acclaimed Curry Two shoe from Under Armour. The first basketball shoe to feature a full-length Charged Cushioning midsole unit and a UA SpeedForm seamless upper, the Curry Two was first unveiled by Curry during his tour of Asia on the Under Armour Road Show on September 6 in Shanghai, China, and will be available at retail globally on 24 October 2015.

The new spot, created by award-winning agency Droga5 and entitled “Flash,” illuminates Curry’s unparalleled skill set, which continues to transform the game of basketball. Foxx provides a narrative that questions, “How long does it take to change the game of basketball?” The emphatic response is, “.4 seconds,” which is the amount of time it takes for Curry to release a shot, the fastest ever measured. Amidst explosions of light, sparks and smoke, Curry unleashes an array of moves in an explosive sequence, as Foxx narrates his journey to the top and his lasting effect on the sport.

The “Iron Sharpens Iron” Curry Two, the lead colourway for Stephen’s second signature shoe

“Stephen is a generational talent and through hard work and self-belief he’s doing things on a basketball court that is impacting how the game is played, coached and seen by fans throughout the world,” said Peter Murray, Vice President Global Brand and Sports Marketing, Under Armour. “This new story, featuring Stephen in the new Curry Two, showcases his dynamic skill set which is inspiring a new generation of basketball players to challenge the foundation of the game and lead the new era of basketball.”

The spot features the “Iron Sharpens Iron” Curry Two, the lead colourway of Stephen’s second signature shoe. Inspired by Stephen’s relentless commitment and dedication to make his teammates better through his play and leadership, the “Iron Sharpens Iron” Curry Two features a grey upper with a back layer of yellow that pops through perforated patterning, as well as a midsole with orange to yellow fade that incorporates detailed speckles to represent the forging of metal. Stephen’s motto, “Make My Teammates Better,” serves as the foundation for how Stephen mentally approaches the game of basketball. His strength and fortitude serves as a source of strength for his teammates and the team.Additional colourways of the Curry Two will release throughout the season.

Created with a full-length Charged Cushioning midsole unit and a UA SpeedForm seamless upper, the Curry Two is engineered for basketball’s next great game changer.

“The first time I put my foot in the Curry Two, I knew having Charged Cushioning through the whole shoe would be a performance difference-maker,” said Curry. “I’ve been wearing the Curry Two all summer in my workouts, and I'm excited that the design and performance of the shoe will not just enhance my game, but it will provide all basketball players with real innovation that works.”

Video still from “Flash”, the new campaign by Under Armour, Stephen Curry and Jamie Foxx to highlight Curry’s exceptional skills and to launch the Curry Two

Charged Cushioning® System

The full-length Charged Cushioning unit in the midsole absorbs impact and converts it into a responsive burst to enhance Stephen’s first-step and change of direction.

UA SpeedForm® Technology

The UA SpeedForm Technology upper moulds precisely to Stephen’s foot, providing free range of motion and strategic stability so he can stop and go, cut and change speed without restrictions. The perforated engineering in the UA SpeedForm keeps the Curry Two lightweight with durable breathability.

Locked in Stability & Control Technology

The Curry Two’s external heel counter also locks in the foot and eliminates sliding for a secure fit. The rubber outsole with an organic herringbone traction pattern offers supreme underfoot control and multi-directional grip of the court. External shanks in the arch and forefoot provide midfoot and lateral stability. A high abrasion skin on the toe tip increases durability to support Stephen’s quickness and change of pace.

“In the Curry Two, Stephen has freedom of movement, responsive cushioning and strategic stability,” says Dave Dombrow, Vice President of Design, Footwear and Accessories, Under Armour. “What makes Stephen great is that he plays the game like no one we've ever seen, and at any moment he’s going to do something on the court we didn’t think possible. We drew from that to build him a shoe that allows him to play untethered and unpredictable, while staying in complete control of his every movement and speed.”

Curry Two Availability

The “Iron Sharpens Iron” Curry Two will retail at Php 8,995.00 at the Under Armour Bonifacio High Street, SM Megamall and UP Town centre, and selected multi-branded stores of Tobys, Titan, Olympic Village and Planet Sports. Eight additional colour ways will be released over the rest of the quarter, up till Christmas.

Join in on the conversation by following @UABasketball on Twitter, @underarmourph on Instagram, and on Facebook at
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McHappy Day Stripes Run 2015: Run for a Cause with the Whole Family in Davao and Metro Manila

Press Release

Running for fun is guaranteed to make people feel good. Imagine how much better it would feel to know that running can also help Filipino kids in need learn how to read!

At McDonald’s, families can have fun and help other families at the same time through the McHappy Day Stripes Run. This year’s McHappy Day is bigger than ever as it brings the Stripes Run in two key local cities: People’s Park, Davao City on November 28 and in BGC, Taguig City on December 5.

Registration is now open! To join, simply fill-up the registration form available at select McDonald’s stores and online via, settle the registration fee, and claim the race kit right after.

Each race kit includes a McHappy Day shirt, McDonald’s red and white striped socks, stub for a free McDonald’s breakfast meal at the venue, and a race bib.

There’s a distance for every runner and every member of the family with 1K, 3K, 5K, and 10K categories. Exciting activity booths also await participants after the race as they celebrate a fun and fulfilling run.

Help Filipino kids learn and eventually love reading by joining the 2015 McHappy Day Stripes Run. Proceeds from the Stripes Run will be donated to ‘Ronald McDonald Read To Learn’, a flagship program of McDonald’s charity of choice, the Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) Philippines.

Since 2002, RMHC has touched the lives of over 11 million children through its Ronald McDonald Read To Learn program. RMHC Philippines also celebrates its 20th year of making a difference this year.


1K / 3K / 5K / 10K

November 28, 2015 (Saturday)
People’s Park, Camus Corner Palma Gil Streets, Davao City

December 5, 2015 (Saturday)
34th Street Corner 9th Avenue, Bonifacio Global City

  • Catch Hamburglar 1K (8 years and below) – Php 400.00
  • Run Grimace Run 3K Children (15 years old and below) – Php 495.00
  • Run Grimace Run 3K Adult (16 years old and up) – Php 495.00
  • McDonald’s Family Dash 3K (2 kids under 15 years and 2 adults) – Php 1,500.00
  • Early Birdie 5K (16 years old and up) – Php 795.00
  • Ronald McDonald Challenge 10K (16 years old and up) – Php 995.00
  1. McDonald’s Greenbelt, Makati
  2. McDonald’s People Support, Makati
  3. McDonald’s Makati Ave, Makati
  4. McDonald’s Valero, Makati
  5. McDonald’s 32nd Street, Fort Bonifacio
  6. McDonald’s BGC Forum, Fort Bonifacio
  7. McDonald’s Park Triangle Mall, Fort Bonfacio
  8. McDonald’s Bench, Fort Bonifacio
  9. McDonald’s Forbes Town Center, Fort Bonifacio
  10. McDonald’s Eastwood, Quezon City
  11. McDonald’s Quezon Ave., Quezon City
  12. McDonald’s Katipunan, Quezon City
  13. McDonald’s ETON Centris, Quezon City
  14. McDonald’s Greenhills, San Juan
  15. McDonald’s Strata 100, Ortigas
  16. McDonald’s Tycoon, Ortigas
  17. McDonald’s Alabang, Muntinlupas
  18. McDonald’s Pontevia, Las Pinas
  19. McDonald’s Sucat Carita , Las Pinas
  20. McDonald’s Blue Bay, Manila
  21. McDonald’s Jose Abad, Manila
  22. McDonald’s Pioneer, Mandaluyong
  23. McDonald’s Marcos Highway, Marikina
  24. RUNNR BGC, Fort Bonifacio
  1. McDonald’s SM City Davao
  2. McDonald’s Damosa
  3. McDonald’s Matina Crossing
  4. McDonald’s Abreeza
  5. McDonald’s NCCC Mall
  6. McDonald’s Bajada
  7. McDonald’s Davao Pampanga
  8. McDonald’s Sta Ana
  9. McDonald’s Illustre
  10. McDonald’s Bolton
  11. McDonald’s MTS
  12. McDonald’s Gaisano Mall
For more information on the McHappy Day Stripes Run, visit or follow McDonald’s official Facebook page at Sign-up today and tell your family and friends about it! Don’t forget to use the hashtag #McDoStripesRun and tag @McDo_PH on Twitter and Instagram.
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First Ever Gatorade Run Marks Debut on November 22

Press Release

Manila, Philippines – The world’s number one sports drink is finally making its debut in the country’s fast growing running circuit with the launch of the first ever Gatorade Run.

The run will happen on November 22 at the Seaside Boulevard at the SM Mall of Asia in Pasay City. There will be two distances—11 and 22 kilometers gun-starting at 5:00 and 4:00 AM respectively. Race fee is P1,100 for 11K participants and P1,500 for their 22K counterparts. The pre-race kit will include an Adidas race tee, a race bib and a timing chip. Another Adidas shirt, this time a finishers tee, will also await all finishers.

“The Gatorade Run will cap off what has been a historic year for us,” Pepsico Philippines Marketing Manager for Hydration Tony Atayde said. “We just celebrated our 50th birthday; we recently beefed up our line-up with a new variant called White Lightning and welcomed a powerhouse cast of ambassadors; and now, we’re launching the first ever run powered by Gatorade.”

Atayde added, “As a global leader in sports performance, runners can expect that Gatorade will bring its sports science expertise to the fore. More than just a run, this milestone event is a platform for us to reinforce our message of proper hydration.”

The Gatorade Run will feature a hydration station where participants can get pre-race hydration drinks, a post-run hydration test area where they can instantly learn about their hydration status, and a warm-up area where free sessions will be available for those who want a full-on warm up activity before the run.

Registered participants can start claiming their kits on November 16 until November 19 from 12:00 NN to 8:00 PM at their chosen store and schedule upon registration.

Log on to for more information or to register.
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Sold Out Slots: 2016 Cobra IM70.3 APAC Championship

Photo Release
Sunrise Events, Inc. does it again for the Cobra Energy Drink Ironman 70.3 Asia-Pacific Championship 2016 edition!

Regular slots for the Cobra energy Drink Ironman 70.3 Asia Pacific Championship 2016 got sold out in 28 minutes beating its own record of 40 minutes for the 2015 edition. Definitely a heart rising moment for all triathletes who registered at the Cebu Provincial Capitol this morning when they all converged over breakfast sponsored by Alaska Milk Corporation. Watch out for updates as triathletes start their journey to the Cobra energy Drink Ironman 70.3 Asia Pacific Championship 2016 race.

For more information about the IRONMAN 70.3 Asia-Pacific Championship, please visit Follow us on Facebook, @cobraironman703 on Instagram, @CobraIronman703 on Twitter for updates.

Tag us at #cobra703apac; #ironman703philippines; #IM703ceburegistered; #ironmanmorefun; #IM703APAC2016
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The Great Lean Run - Relive the Martial Law Experience

With our Country's rich history from the Colonial Spaniards up to the Martial Law era under the Marcos administration, there has been a lot of unnamed, unsung, or even unwritten histories of great People who have done some great works and contributions for our liberation, freedom, and the democracy that we now enjoy. Leandro "Lean" Legara Alejandro is but one of them (or at least for me) whom I have only heard about just recently.

From the short information from Wikipedia, Lean was an activist in the 1980s, a student leader, nationalist, intellectual rebel, and a critic of then President Ferdinand Marcos who played various key roles in the formation of different national organizations. With those roles that he held, he was assassinated on September 19, 1987 after announced his plans for a major demonstration against the Marcos regime.

Honouring the life of Lean Alejandro, the UP SAMASA Alumni Association will be holding an obstacle run reminiscing the dictatorial rule that will give runners a taste of what it was like during the Martial law years. Obstacle at the UP sunken garden and Academic oval will feature barbed wire, water cannons, anti-riot police, arbitrary arrests and much more. Runners will aim to survive the challenges of the course for a chance to win prizes, not to mention unique bragging rights.

Registration fee is Php 800.00 (Php 300.00 for Students) and included on the race kit is a singlet, race bib, race belt with 3 ribbons (representing life, liberty, and property). This event aims to raise funds for the construction of Liwasang Lean Alejandro in UP Diliman campus.

Registration is ongoing Online via RegOnline or at the Great LEAN Run Facebook page and Chris Sports branches at SM Megamall, SM City North, Glorietta 3 and Metro Marjket Market BGC.

Race Route

For more details, interested participants may contact Irish Vayne Alacar at 0906270646 or via email thru or you may visit The Great Lean Run page of WithoutLimits.

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