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Salomon X-Trail Pilipinas 2015 Preview

For the past few years, Salomon has been on the love-and-hate-and-love relationship with the Participants of its xTrail races as it has proved to be a formidable and tough trail and mountain racing event in the Country, specially its 24K and 32K distance categories.

Anvaya Cove
This years xTrail edition will be staged at a new venue and premier development of Ayala Land -- The Anvaya Cove Resort in Morong, Bataan where the "mountains meet the sea". The race course will have a more forgiving route this time as compared to last year as assured by Salomon Philippines Brand Manager - Janice Tañada. But of course, the technicality which Salomon xTrail Run is known for will still be there, so there will still be ropes for the mountain climbs, loose gravels and sand on the beach side, probably dusts or muds on the trail portions, and crossings on bridge and rivers.

In contrast from these, the route will still bring you to a splendid panoramas of the topography of abundant forests and stunning seascapes to the inviting Asian Tropical design of the neighborhood houses and elegant fairways of the golf course.

The race will start and end on a paved-road with a separate road access from the gate. From here the route will lead to the new trails being developed exclusively for this event. The trail network will feature the rugged and sophisticated course inside Anvaya Cove, the impressive cliffs and views atop the indigenous Kanawan Aeta community, the stunning long-stretch of Pawikan-conserved beach, a peak at adjacent areas of Mt. Natib and the surroundings of the Vietnamese Refugee Camp.

As Salomon race is always a green event, there will be no paper or plastic cups at the hydration refilling stations so it is best to have a hydration vest or bottle that will carry an ample load of your hydration for about 3 to 4 kilometers apart.

Enjoy some of the photos I took during our brief recon at a short portion of the route from the finish line to the beach club.

Bloggers (L-R): Me, FrancRamon, JazzRunner, RunnerIshi, RunAdoboKing, RunningDiva

That's Sir Rene briefing us about the Vietnam War history
More photos may be found at my Facebook Album.

Salomon x-Trail Pilipinas 2015
25 April 2015 Saturday, 4:00 AM
Anvaya Cove, Morong, Bataan

  • 32K - 5:00 AM
  • 24K - 5:30 AM
  • 12K - 8:00 AM
  • 6K - 9:00 AM
Distance Category and Registration Fees:
  • 32K Mountain Run
    - Php 1,600.00
    - Targeted for advanced trail runners who look for more adrenaline-filled adventures. This route involves a mixture of different terrains from asphalt, to sand, to rocks, to river crossing & technical ascents. This category simulates ascents of Skyrunning races – the arena wherein Salomon dominates.
    - Mandatory gear for this category: Headlamp, whistle, Hydration Pack/belt. This will be checked prior to race start. No Mandatory gear, No race.
    - Registration Inclusion: race bib, timing chip, Salomon Xtrail technical jersey, Salomon water bottle, Post-race meal. Finisher’s medal for those who finish within cut-off time (7hours).

  • 24K Mountain Run
    - Php 1,400.00
    - Targeted to trail runners who want to take their race to the next level, with technical ascents and varying terrain. This category simulates ascents of Skyrunning races – the arena wherein Salomon dominates.
    - Mandatory gear for this category: Headlamp, whistle, Hydration Pack/belt. This will be checked prior to race start. No Mandatory gear, No race.
    - Registration Inclusion: race bib, timing chip, Salomon Xtrail technical jersey, Salomon water bottle, Post-race meal. Finisher’s medal for those who finish within cut-off time.

  • 12K Road-to-Trail
    - Php 1,100.00
    - The 12 km “Road-to-trail” nature targets runners with basic trail running experience who wants to level up and experience technical terrain.
    - Registration Inclusion: race bib, timing chip, Salomon Xtrail technical jersey. Post race meal will also be served.

  • 6K Road-to-Trail
    - Php 850.00
    - Targets beginners who want to explore the world of trail running. Road runners are very welcome, to experience a different adrenaline rush.
    - Registration Inclusion: race bib, timing chip, Salomon Xtrail technical jersey. Post race meal will also be served.

Registration Sites and Schedule (until 20 April 2014):
  • *Online Registration via Salomon x-Trail Pilipinas website.
  • *In-Store Registration:
    1. Salomon SM Aura
    2. Salomon SM Megamall
    3. Salomon Glorietta 3
    4. Salomon SM North EDSA Annex
    5. R.O.X. Bonifacio High Street
*Distribution of Racekits are at ROX BHS, starting April 10 to 23 (c/o Runners'Runner Booth); Valid ID must be presented upon registration and claiming of race kit;

Shuttle Bus
Add Php 600.00 for back and fort Shuttle bus from R.O.X. Bonifacio High Street to Anvaya Cove - only first 300 participants. To avail, please click on the tickbox in the registration form & include payment with the race registration fee. Each registrant may avail of ONLY 1 additional seat in the bus (maximum of 2 seats per race participant). Please save the Bus Stub in your registration form/waiver. This will be surrendered upon boarding the bus on race day.

Special Rates of Partner Hotels of Anvaya, will be available at the website (to be announced). For accommodations inquiries & reservations, please email Leave your contact number and We will call you the soonest.

Event Jersey/Singlet Design

Finisher's Memorabilia/Token

Route Map and Elevation Profile

You may visit Salomon xTrail Pilipinas or their Facebook Page for more details and further race updates. You may also send an e-mail to for your other concerns and/or inquiries.

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Run With The First-Ever Nike Women's 10K Manila

Nike Women's 10K Manila
09 May 2015 Saturday, 9:00 PM
Filinvest City, Alabang

Assembly and Gun-Time:
  • 10K - AM / AM
Distance Category and Registration Fees:
  • Women's 10K Buddy Run - Php 1,800.00
Registration Sites and Schedule:
  • 1,2Online Registration via
  • 1,3Prepaid Card Purchase:
    1. Nike Park BGC
    2. Nike Women's Trinoma
    3. Nike Park BGC
    4. Nike Park Mall of Asia
    5. Nike Stadium Shangri-La
    6. Nike Forum Greenhills
    7. Nike Stadium Glorietta 2
    8. Nike Stadium Alabang Town Center
1All race participants must collect their race pack during the Nike Women’s 10K Run Race Entitlement Pack collection from April 20, 2015 to May 3, 2015, 12:00 noon to 8:00 PM. Please bring your ID and confirmation slip to collect your race pack.
2Claim race pack at the Nike store chosen during registration.
3Claim race pack at the store where you bought the prepaid card.

Event Jersey/Singlet Design

Finisher's Memorabilia/Token

Route Map

For questions, kindly visit or download the Frequently Asked Questions.

Press Release:
MANILA, PHILIPPINES, 16 March 2015 — Filipinas now have the opportunity to be part of a global community of sport that motivates, inspires, and connects athletes around the world with the inaugural Nike Women’s 10k Manila (#WeRunMNL) on 9 May 2015. Coming from the insight that Pinays love to run and train with a partner, the Nike Women’s 10k Manila takes on a unique twist by requiring participants to register with their best female buddy and enjoy the experience with the rest of the growing community of strong, beautiful women who are motivated to achieve their personal running goals. Set to take place in Fillinvest, Alabang, there are 10,000 slots available.

The Nike Women’s 10k Manila is part of the global Nike Women’s Event Series, which includes the Nike Women’s Race Series and N+TC Tour. The global event series will see more than 200,000 women around the world celebrate and experience the power of sport through a series of one-of-a-kind, high-energy training events.

To help prepare women achieve their personal bests, participants can get access to elite Nike Run Club training sessions in the weeks leading up to the Nike Women’s 10k Manila. Race registrants also get free access to a variety of fitness classes such as yoga, Pilates, barre, HIIT and an exclusive NTC Live (Nike Training Club Live) event on 25 April 2015 at Valkyrie, Manila’s largest nightclub. Participants can also train and prepare for the race through the Nike+ Running and Nike+ Training Club Apps, available for free on iPhone and Android. These best-in-class apps combine the power of Nike’s 65-million-women strong social community with the expertise of Nike’s top trainers.

“Women in the Philippines today, and all over the world, are increasingly engaged in fitness and sports and we are excited to launch the inaugural Nike Women’s 10k Manila. From the time they register with their best friend, they will be inspiring each other and the community around them – whether it is through training, or race day”, says Patrick Reyes, Country Marketing Manager of Nike Philippines.

Online registration for the Nike Women’s 10k Manila is now available. Participants can pay online via credit card or via prepaid cards available at select Nike stores to complete their online registration. Registration fee is PHP 1,800 per pair.

For more information, visit

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Borlain Sisters Rule Alaska IronKids Triathlon in Subic

Tara and Samantha Borlain again finished one-two in the same category (Girls 11-12) during the 2015 Alaska IronKids Triathlon held in Subic over two weeks ago (March 8, 2015). Open to children 6 to 14 years old, Alaska IronKids is the local junior version of the international triathlon series, Ironman.

Tara trailed Sister Samantha in the swim and bike part of the race but relied on her strong finishing run to prevail. Other 1st place winners in the girl category are Nicole Danielle Eijansantos (13-14), Alison Ann Noble (9-10) and Justicia Mariearl Tan (6-8).

Brent Valelo also relied on a strong run to rule the Boy 13-14. Other 1st place winners in the boy category are Juan Francisco Baniqued (11-12), Mark Grist (9-10) and Dayshaun Karl Ramos (6-8).

Christine Levi Gaspar and Una Janus Sibayan placed second and third in the Girls 13-14. Everly Janarie Macalalad finished third in the Girls 11-12. Patricia Tolentino and Ana Maria Mempin placed second and third in the Girls 9-10. Franchezka Borlain, youngest of the Borlain sisters, and Caitlin Gaw finished second and third in the Girls 6-8.

Sabino Czar Manglicmot IV and John Caleb Barlin placed second and third in the Boys 13-14. Jose Manuel Arao and Karl Rafael Pamakid placed second and third in the Boys 11-12. Matthew Thomas Alumbres and Juan Miguel Tayag placed second and third in the Boys 9-10. Jabrielle Marcos Delizo and Reggeal Victoria placed second and third in the Boys 6-8.

Four races are lined up for 2015 — two aquathlons and two triathlons. The next races will be the Alaska IronKids Aquathlon Apr. 19 at The Village Sports Club; the Alaska IronKids Aquathlon in Subic Bay; and the Alaska IronKids Triathlon Aug. 1 in Cebu.

The races will have three categories: Race Category (with Podium Medals) with four age groups; Play Category (with finisher’s medal but no age categories) with short and long distances to promote outdoor play and increase participation for non-competitive participants; and the Relay Category (with Podium Medals) with two mixed age groups.

Alaska Milk Corporation President/CEO Wilfred Steven Uytengsu said he is ecstatic with the huge turnout.

“It’s really nice to see the parents supporting their kids promoting a healthy lifestyle, a lot of kids today spend a lot of time on their iPads or playstations. It’s important to develop your technical skills but you also have to be physically fit,” said Uytengsu.

Alaska IronKids Philippines is an annual sporting event that aims to promote the healthy and active lifestyle among children through the winning combination of proper nutrition and physical activity. The Alaska IronKids Race Series is just one of many sports development programs that Alaska conducts yearly to engage children to come out and play.

Pioneering athletic programs like the Alaska IronKids Philippines Triathlon has managed to take children away from their video game consoles, cellphones and cable TV remotes and out into the sun to swim, bike and run in triathlon races. Alaska’s sports programs hope to encourage children to get into organized sports while learning positive values like hard work, discipline, determination and teamwork. The program for 2015 will continue to bring excitement as it helps future athletes realize their dreams.

Become an inspiring athlete too and join Alaska’s sports programs now! NUTRITION. ACTION. CHAMPION.

For general information about the Alaska IronKids please visit; Alaska Milk Corporation visit; and for live Twitter updates follow @ALASKAsportshub and #AlaskaIronkids.

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Brooks' Features Ben Alves: "Why Do I Run?"

Why do you run? Most of your friends might have asked you this already. Our answer varies because we all have different reasons from health, meet great people, gain more friends, gain fitness, or even just for fun.

Now let Brooks Running Philippines celebrity Athlete Benjamin Alves tells you about how running fuels him through the day. Watch this short video below, be inspired and run happy!

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Watsons Color Manila Challenge

Live. Love. Run. Challenge yourself!

Jump on rainbow tires, crawl on coloured sand, get a burst of colour on your favourite station, roll as long as you want and so much more! Color Manila, together with Watsons, bring you the most colourful fun run in the metro with a twist - the Watsons Color Manila Challenge will be colouring the streets of SM Mall of Asia with fun obstacles for all ages!

Watsons Color Manila Challenge 2015
19 April 2015 Sunday, 4:30 AM
SM Mall of Asia, Pasay City

Assembly and Gun-Time:
  • 10K - 4:30 AM / 5:30 AM
  • 5K - 5:00 AM / 5:50 AM
  • 3K - 5:00 AM / 6:10 AM

Distance Category and Registration Fees:
  • 3K - Php 850.00
  • 5K - Php 850.00
  • 10K - Php 850.00

Registration Sites and Schedule:
  1. *Online Registration via
  2. *SM Tickets Nationwide
  3. *Prepaid Cardss
    • Toby's Sports - Glorietta
    • Runnr - Bonifacio High Street; Trinoma; Alabang Town Center

1Race kit claiming schedule will be from April 9 to 11, 2015 (Friday to Sunday), 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM at SM Mall of Asia.

Runner's Memorabilia/Token

Route Map

You may visit the Color Manila Run for more details and further race updates.

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