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McHappy Day Stripes Run

More than believing kids can stay active and have fun at the same time, McDonald’s also encourages parents to be their kids’ own play mates. With that, McDonald’s is once again inviting families to put on their running shoes and enjoy a one of a kind play date with the entire family at the 2014 McHappy Day Stripes Run.

This year’s stripes theme and race categories, named after the lovable McDonaldland characters, are sure to be a hit among kids, families and even seasoned runners.

Special addition to this year’s race kits are McHappy Day Money to enjoy in the different Family Fair activities, and a pair of Ronald McDonald striped socks. Runners are encouraged to wear the socks on December 6 in support of this year’s beneficiary, the Ronald McDonald Bahay Bulilit, a flagship program of Ronald McDonald House Charities Philippines (RMHC), which builds day care centers for kids in low-income areas.

Go out and play with the family at the 2014 McHappy Day Stripes Run! See event details below:

2014 McHappy Day Stripes Run
06 December 2014 Saturday, 5:00 AM
34th St., Bonifacio Global City
Ronald McDonald Bahay Bulilit

Distance Category, Registration Fees and Gunstart:

Inclusions: Race bib, a McHappy Day Stripes Run shirt, a free breakfast meal, a baggage claim stub, and McHappy Day Money

Registration Sites and Schedule (until November 30, 2014 only):
  • In-Store Registration at Runnr Store, Bonifacio Global City
  • In-Store Registration at the following McDonald's Stores:
    1. Bonifacio Global City - 32nd cor 5th Ave.; ForbesTown; BGC Forum; Bench
    2. Manila - Adriatico; Jose Abad
    3. Alabang
    4. Pasay - Blue Bay
    5. Quezon City - Eastwood; Eton Centris; Katipunan; Quezon Avenue
    6. Pasig City - Shell Emerald, Ortigas
    7. Makati - Greenbelt; People Support;
    8. San Juan - Greenhills
    9. Mandaluyong - Pioneer Alliance
    10. Parañaque - Sucat Caritas
    11. Rizal - Marcos Highway
    12. Muntinlupa - Pontevia
    13. Cavite - Southwoods
You may visit McHappy Day for more details and further race updates.
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Run United Enervon HP Recovery Run

Unilab launched last night (December 13) their newest and last running event for the year. As titled, this running event is not going to be a race -- no winners will be declared and instead, pacers from the ULAH Elite Team will be clearly marked to lead the runners with non-competitive target finish times, exclusive only to 5,000 2014 Run United series finishers.

5K Runners will be paced between 40-minutes to 50-minutes finish time; 10K Runners will be paced between 1-hr and 20-minutes up to 1-hr and 50-minutes finish time. The 21K Runners on the other hand will be given cut-off finish time of up to 4-hours but they are highly advised to run it as just an easy LSD (long-steady-distance) run to cap off a full season of long distance running for the year.

Runners who will go ahead from their pacers will be declared DNF (kidding).

This unique event is so designed to help progressive runners (remember Citius, Altius, Fortius from 2014 RU1 to RUPM?) embrace the value of recovery and how its proper application can help them establish future personal records.

All finishers will learn more about the proper application of various recovery regimens at the Enervon HP Recovery Village. Each activity has been developed in partnership with the University of Santo Tomas, College of Rehabilitation Sciences, Sports Science and Physical Therapy Departments.

The village will be divided into key zones: Physical recovery; Sports nutrition recovery; and Mental recovery. Some of the activities will feature hot and cold treatment, flexibility exercises, self myofascial release, and periodization counseling.

Run United HP Recovery Run 2014
14 December 2014 Sunday, 3:30 AM
34th St. cor. 9th Ave., Bonifacio Global City

Assembly and Gun-Time:
  • 21K Easy Run - 3:30 AM / 4:30 AM
  • 10K Recovery Run - 4:30 AM / 5:30 AM
  • 5K Recovery Run - 4:30 AM / 5:40 AM

Distance Category and Registration Fees:
  • 5K - Php 750.00
  • 10K - Php 850.00
  • 21K - Php 950.00

Registration Sites and Schedule (until Nov. 30, 2014):
  • 1,2Online Registration via / ActiveGlobal.
  • 2In-Store Registration (selected stores only).
  • 3In-Store Prepaid card purchase (12:00 NN to 8:00 PM):
    1. Runnr Store - Bonifacio Global City
    2. Toby's Sports - Robinson's Galleria; SM North; SM Mall of Asia
1Additional Php 150.00 for the delivery fee and Php 50.00 for the web admin fee
2Race bib with D-tag will be received upon purchase. Valid ID must be presented upon registration.
3Race bib with D-tag will be delivered on or before December 7, 2014.

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Please visit Unilab Active Health for further race updates and other details. You may also call the following landline (+632) 703 1736 or (+632) 463 4814 from Mondays to Fridays, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM only except holidays.
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Making Love Before an Athletic Competition is A-Okay

by: Dr. Gabe Mirkin, M.D.

Image from Bjorka Oddities
Muhammad Ali would not make love for six weeks before a fight and some football players won't make love on the night before a game. Coach Glenn Hoddle told his players to avoid sexual relations during the month-long 1998 soccer World Cup, However, an article in the Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness (Sep 1995;35(3):214-217) showed that sexual relations on the night before competition have no effect on endurance to exhaustion on a treadmill, strength, the ability of the body to transport oxygen to muscles, or the amount of blood pumped by the heart.

Lovemaking is not a very demanding exercise. The most aggressive people burn about 250 calories an hour or 4 calories per minute while making love, and the average person makes love for about five minutes and burns about 25 calories. That’s less energy than it takes to walk up two flights of stairs. If you think that you shouldn't make love on the night before a game, you shouldn't participate in pre-game warmups; they are much more demanding than [love making].

Not Making Love Can Hamper Athletic Performance

On the day before competition, most athletes usually reduce their workouts and have extra energy. If they don't make love, they spend the night tossing and turning and wake up exhausted. Casey Stengel, the former manager of the New York Yankees, said “it’s not sex that wrecks these guys, it's staying up all night looking for it.”

The Buffalo Bills football players were rumored to have been separated from their wives before four straight Super Bowl games (1991-1994). You know their record: zero and four. The Minnesota Vikings also lost four Super Bowl Games (1970, 1974, 1975 and 1977). The directors of the 2012 Olympics in London knew better. They handed out 150,000 condoms to the 10,500 competing athletes.

The Scientific Data

Making love has been shown in scientific studies to have no effect on power or endurance (Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine, October 2000;10(4):233-315). Sexual relations do not weaken muscles (J Sex Res 1968; 4:247–248), and do not decrease endurance by reducing maximal aerobic power or oxygen uptake (J Sports Med Phys Fitness 1995;35:214–217).

However, it is possible that the emotional effects of making love may calm the athlete so much that he could lose some of the aggressiveness necessary for successful athletic competition. Nobody has measured the psychological effects that making love could have on athletic performance. We do know that making love can raise blood testosterone levels, and testosterone increases aggression to make an athlete more competitive.

Should You Make Love Before Competition?

It depends on what you believe. If you think that lovemaking will harm an important [game or match], don’t do it. On the other hand, if you believe that lovemaking has no effect on athletic performance, go for it. At least your partner won’t be disappointed with you.
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Race Entry Raffle - QCIM Night Run

For more than a month now, the four legislative districts of Quezon City has been holding their activities in celebration of the 75th Jubilee anniversary of the previous National Capital and the largest City by area in the Metro.

One of the concluding activities of this Jubilee celebration is the very first Night Run to be held just a day after my becoming human in this world ;). And to give you a chance to participate in this celebration, I am raffling not one, but two (2) race entry for the first Quezon City Night Run.

Just follow the mechanics below and keep posted starting November 13 to see if you're one of the two lucky winners who will party the whole night long on November 29 at Quezon Memorial Circle.

1. Post a comment in this blog about any Facts or Fun Trivia about Quezon City, its local government, establishments, geography, and etc. (*tip: I have already mentioned two in this post. If you can't think of one, the world wide web is your friend)

2. You may post as many facts or trivia as you like, but without repetition, and without copying previously posted fact/trivia of other contestants.

3. Fill-up your personal information at the Rafflecopter widget below to have your entry counted.

4. The contest will end on November 12 at 11:59 PM and winners will be drawn via RaffleCopter and announced within three (3) days.

So easy right? What are you waiting for?

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AyosDito Launches #SportsKoAyosDito Campaign

Bikers and Triathletes, make good use of your old or pre-loved bikes by posting it at

In line with its commitment to provide customer experience that goes beyond selling and buying, AyosDito has launched a campaign called “#SportsKoAyosDito” to help beginners pursue and level-up their passion for sports.

Triathlon Coach Miguel Lopez and Drew Arellano for #SportsKoAyosDito

Partnering with celebrity triathlete Drew Arellano and triathlon coach Miguel Lopez, AyosDito will help selected triathlon beginners (Jeffrey Calayag and Maridol Yabut) to gear up and train for their first triathlon competition. With “#SportsKoAyosDito”, the biking community will be able to sell their pre-loved road bikes for the triathlon beginners until November 8, 2014. Drew and Miguel will choose and buy the right road bikes from lucky sellers for the triathlon trainees. Chosen sellers will receive exciting surprises from AyosDito and will have a chance to meet Drew Arellano on November 10, 2014 and learn firsthand about his passion and experience in sports.

“At AyosDito, we are committed to provide customer experience that goes beyond selling and buying. The site has a unique role in helping people pursue their passions. With the ‘SportsKoAyosDito’ campaign, we strive to help not just individuals but the sports community at large by creating an environment where athletes can hand down their pre-loved gears that enable enthusiasts or beginners to try something new, and AyosDito fuels this cycle. For this campaign, we are highlighting triathlon but the message applies for all sports and hobbies such as surfing, mountaineering, boxing and many more,” shared Rebecca Ricalde, Marketing Manager for AyosDito Philippines.

Triathlon athlete and coach Miguel Lopez said, “I am glad to be part of the campaign because this resonates with me, and allows me to stand up for an idea I truly believe in. Personally, I started triathlon with a second-hand bike and platforms like AyosDito enable athletes and enthusiasts to fuel and sustain their passions, and connect easily with the sports community.”

Below is the full promo mechanics:

Simply post pre-loved sports bikes on! Make it easier for Drew to buy your item with these two steps:

1. Put “#SportsKoAyosDito” on your ad title and ad description.

2. Tweet @DrewArellano and @AyosDito_PH your ad, with #SportsKoAyosDito hashtag to help make your ad stand out.

It’s very easy right? Don’t let your pre-loved road bikes gather dust. Give them a bigger purpose by sharing your passion now! Sell now on! You might even score running, biking and swimming tips with Drew Arellano and Coach Miguel Lopez!

For more information, follow AyosDito on Instagram @AyosDito_PH and Twitter @AyosDitoPH.
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