Preview: Philippine Marine Corps Marathon On November 15, 2015

The Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) in the United States, first staged nearly four decades ago is currently the 3rd biggest marathon in the U.S., with about 35,000+ runners joining last year (2014) and is the 9th largest in the world. The MCM has spread it wings to other American bases in Europe and the Middle East with military facilities organizing their own races in honor of their marines.

And now, our own Philippine Marine Corps will be launching its first Philippine Marine Corps Marathon (PMCM) with the theme “KATUNGKULAN: Takbo Para sa mga Kawal”. The 42.2 km race, which will have side events in the 5km, 10km, and the special 25km “Kaybiang Challenge”, is scheduled for Sunday, 15 November 2015 at the Marine Barracks, Gregorio Lim, Ternate, Cavite.

But while the mission of the MCM is  to promote physical fitness, generate community goodwill and showcase the organizational skills of the United States Marine Corps, the Phil. Marine Corps Marathon is for the benefit of troops deployed in the disputed Kalayaan Islands and for the Marines’ Wounded Warriors Program.

Not known to many, the Marines have been deployed in harsh and problematic areas, including the coral triangle, not only to neutralize threats that can destabilize the country but also to protect the area where the best maritime environments of the world thrive. The Marine Corps has gone beyond its traditional mission and has dedicated part of its service to the preservation of a sustainable ecosystem. Senior Marine Corps generations claim that the once abundant aquatic resources between these islands are sadly and slowly dwindling.

Let us now dedicate this run to our unsung heroes and invite other runners to this first-time event which is earmarked for projects and programs that will raise morale of troops in the Kalayaan Island Groups who continue to answer the call of duty. It is in this spirit that we invite all to get involved and do their part!


5k: Php 650 – Gun Start: 6:00 A.M. (Inclusive of Race bib, Singlet, Finisher’s Certificate)
10k: Php 850 – Gun Start 5:30 A.M. (Inclusive of race bib, Singlet, Finisher’s Certificate)
25k Kaybiang Tunnel Challenge: Php 1,100 – Gun Start: 4:30 A.M.
(Inclusive of Race Bib, Singlet, Finisher’s Dog Tag, Finisher’s Shirt)
42k: Php 1,300 – Gun Start: 4:00 A.M. Cutoff: 4 hours @ 21k / 8 hours @ Finish Line
(Inclusive of Race Bib, Singlet, Finisher’s Dog Tag, Finisher’s Shirt)

Registration venues:
Registration period: September 15 to October 30​, 2015
BHS, Taguig CityRUNNR
TRINOMA, Quezon CityTOBY’s Store and RUNNR
SM Mall of Asia100 MILES CAFE
2F Fort Pointe Bldg., BGC, TaguigCamp Aguinaldo Badminton Court
Quezon CityMCSSO in front of JURADO HALL,
Bonifacio Naval Station, Taguig City

Kaybiang Tunnel

For registration thru bank deposit:
1. Pay race fees on/before October 30, 2015 via China Bank Savings Account
Name: Philippine Marine Corps Spouses Association, Inc.
Account No.: CA #3510-0119-13

2. Write your name, distance category and contact number on deposit slip.

3. Email a copy of your deposit slip together with filled up and signed registration
form to (with the Subject: PMC Marathon) before the registration deadline.

4. Wait for confirmation that your email was received.


R​ace Kit Claiming Period:
November 9 to 12, 2015 at registration venues.Facebook event page:

All registrants are entitled to the following:

*Post-race boodle fight at 12:00 Noon
*Free entry to Boracay de Cavite Beach Resort
*Goodies from event sponsors
*Free shuttle from Philippine Marines Headquarters to the venue and back.
*For those coming from the south, pick up point will be at Ternate Municipal Hall.

Route profile:
Elevation Profile

Total Ascent: 1730 m
Uphill: 18.18 km (42.8%)
Downhill: 17.82 km (42.0%)
Flat: 6.45 km (15.2%)

Steepest Uphill: +53.3% (at 30.84 km)
Longest Uphill: 0.99 km (at 30.00 km)

Steepest Downhill: -53.3% (at 11.55 km)
Longest Downhill: 1.26 km (at 18.72 km)


Marine Base Gregorio Lim, Ternate, Cavite



Marine Base Gregorio Lim, Ternate, Cavite

November 15, 2015

The first Philippine Marine Corps Marathon (PMCM) was officially announced this afternoon at the Marine Headquarters in Taguig. Since news first spread on social media earlier this month, the upcoming race has sparked the interest and excitement of the public.

Registration has been robust for the inaugural race. And expectations are high that the PMCM will rival if not surpass its American race counterpart in scope in the future.

“We are encouraged by the support and solidarity,” said Col. Temoteo Ferdinand Blasco, assistant chief of staff for civil military operations as he addressed the Marines, runners and the media during the press conference. “Hirap ang mga kawal sa Kalayaan Islands at ito ay para sa kanila. Ang pondo mula sa marathon ay makakatulong sa mga tropa doon.

(“Life is hard for our soldiers in the Kalayaan Group of Islands and the funds that we raise from the marathon will certainly help them.”)

The race is for the benefit of troops deployed in the disputed Kalayaan Islands and for the Marines’ Wounded Warriors Program. Cavite was the unanimous choice for the race venue. As the “Historical Capital of the Philippines”, the cradle of the Philippine Revolution and the site of the signing of the Philippine Declaration of Independence Cavite would inspire and rally support for the marines protecting and fighting for Philippine sovereignty.

The PMCM is a pioneering partnership between the Philippine Marine Corps and frontRUNNER, a leader and prominent race organizer behind the formidable but internationally-acclaimed King of the Mountain (KOTM) race series and successful Valley Trail Challenge.

“Just like the Marines, frontRUNNER is hardcore. And since the Marines are always first to fight, why not partner with thefrontRUNNERs?” Col. Blasco said.

“All these years, our vision has always been to honor the Filipino runner by organizing world-class race events. It is our privilege to honor the Filipino soldier by setting up the first-ever Philippine Marine Corps Marathon,” Race Director and frontRUNNER magazine Editor-in-Chief Jonel Mendoza said. “Isa itong pagpugay at pagsuporta sa ating mga tropa na sinisiguro na pagbangon natin sa umaga ay Pilipinas pa rin ang ating Bayang kagigisnan.

The race is open to all runner types who can choose from the 5km, 10km, 25km and 42.2km events. According to PMCM organizers you can expect a unique race experience whether you are a novice or a seasoned runner. “The marine base is normally closed to the public but on this rare occasion you will be able to see how our marines live and train,” Mendoza added.

Runners will be transported from the marine headquarters in Taguig to the Start Line on M35 military trucks; a shot from a 105 Howitzer will signal the start of the race; during the race, sweepers will ensure that everyone will finish and when they reach the End each one will receive a finisher’s dog tag and a free pass to the “boodle fight” – Philippine Military Academy slang for “eating combat” or “attack the food” that’s usually laid out on banana leaves or newspapers- on the beach of Boracay de Cavite located inside the Gregorio Lim Marine Barracks.

The special 25km “Kaybiang Challenge” in particular will take runners through the Kaybiang Tunnel, the country’s longest underground highway tunnel, where they will emerge to a breathtaking view of the blue beaches of Nasugbu with Corregidor and Carballo Islands on the horizon.

Gasgas na ang MOA, Buendia, Roxas Blvd., etc. From a course director’s standpoint, Cavite is an ideal venue for a road race,” RD Mendoza said. “The course spans both the hilly and coastal areas of Cavite which are scenic, sparsely populated and unpolluted. There is a fair amount of ascents/descents which are offset by the cool sea breeze. It will be rigorous yet rewarding.”

For race details please visit:

Preview: UNICEF Heroes For Children Run on October 25, 2015

The UNICEF Heroes For Children’s Run to be held on October 25, 2015 at the Mall of Asia grounds aims to attract at least 2,000 runners to provide life-changing health opportunities to feed children and nourish them through the crucial first 1,000 days of their lives and even beyond.
The run which is spearheaded by young actress-celebrity Anne Curtis, who is also UNICEF’s appointed Celebrity Advocate for Children hopes to gather funds to improve the lives of children coming from poor families; wean them away from malnutrition, giving maternal care for their mothers, helping them access to safe drinking water and sustain their medical and feeding programs.
The run at the SM Mall of Asia will feature 21k, 10k and 5k distances, as well as a 500-meter dash for children below age 12. Anne, herself will attempt to run and finish her first 21k distance at the event.
Since its inception, UNICEF has promoted the rights and well-being of every child, and has helped feed millions of the hungry poor in all countries around the world. They have provided emergency relief assistance, clean water, medicines, educational materials, laws against child abuse, support for orphans, with donations going directly to programs that help the poor, specially the children.

Anne Curtis (r) signing the joint agreement with Unicef’s Country Representative, Ms. Lotta Sylwander during the event launching at Discovery Suites in Ortigas center last September 17, 2015

Here are the details of the run:
UNICEF’s Celebrity Advocate Anne Curtis to Run for Children
(Press Release)

17 September 2015 – UNICEF Celebrity Advocate for Children Anne Curtis launches the ‘Heroes for Children Run’ for the benefit of children most in need, especially in their first 1,000 days of life.
The run, slated for 25 October 2015 Sunday, at the SM Mall of Asia grounds, is the first major fundraising initiative by Anne Curtis since UNICEF appointed her as Celebrity Advocate last March. “I am very much invested in health and fitness. I thought a benefit run that demonstrates health and wellness is a great way to raise resources to support children to have the best start in life! Proceeds from the run will help fund UNICEF’s ‘1,000 Days of Life’ campaign,” said Curtis.

The Jazzrunner with Anne Curtis

UNICEF and partners launched the ‘1,000 Days’ campaign through a series of legislative advocacy forums with the House of Representatives and the Senate last July. The central theme is, ‘Ensuring the Right Start to Life through Optimal Maternal and Child Nutrition: Building a Stronger Nation’.
“In the Philippines, at least 3.4 million Filipino children are stunted. Undernutrition accounts for over half of the 95 daily under-five child deaths. The ‘1,000 Days’ campaign will focus on much needed health and nutrition support in the critical first thousand days of the life of a child: from conception through pregnancy, to childbirth, and through to the child’s second year and beyond,” said UNICEF Country Representative Lotta Sylwander.
“UNICEF greatly appreciates Anne’s initiative to raise funds to support the critical needs of young children’s health and well-being. She is personally leading this event and has mobilised her own networks and resources to make it happen.” Added Sylwander, “I accompanied Anne on her first field visit with us. She is committed not only to learn, but also to contribute in changing the lives of the Filipino children for the better. Her popularity and large fan base is an asset in drawing due attention to the needs of Filipino children.”
The run will feature a 500-metre dash for kids (age 12 and below); 5k, 10K, and 21K.
Online registration for the Heroes for Children Run is open at until 11 October 2015. In-store registration will run from 23 September to 21 October 2015 at the following Chris Sports outlets: SM Mall of Asia, SM Megamall, SM City North Edsa, SM City BF Paranaque, Glorietta, and Market! Market!
Organised through running partners Leadpack and, the Heroes for Children Run is presented through the support of SM Mall of Asia, PSBank, Double Dragon Properties Corporation, Enervon, SM Accessories, Belo Essentials, Cherry Mobile, Jack ‘n Jill, Toy Kingdom, SM Cares, Philippine Star, Nyxsys Philippines Inc., Chris Sports and Discovery Suites.
To know more about the run and UNICEF’s programmes, visit or call 758-1000 (Mondays to Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.).



What is the Heroes for Children Run 2015?

Heroes for Children Run 2015 is a fundraising campaign organized by Ms. Anne Curtis for the benefit of UNICEF Philippines.

What is the date of the Heroes for Children Run 2015?
             It will take place on October 25, 2015.

Where will the event be held?

The event will be held at the SM Mall of Asia grounds.

How can I register/ join?

For online registrations, please visit

For in-store registration, you may visit any of the following selected Chris Sports outlets:

  1. SM Mall of Asia – 2nd level, Entertainment Mall, Seaside Boulevard,Pasay, Metro Manila
  2. SM Megamall – 3rd level, Building B, Edsa corner J. Vargas Avenue, Mandaluyong City
  3. SM North EDSA – Ground floor, North Avenue corner EDSA, Quezon City, Metro Manila
  4. SM BF Homes – 2nd level, A. Santos Avenue, Parañaque, Metro Manila
  5. Glorietta – 2nd level, Glorietta, Makati
  6. Market! Market! – 4th level, McKinley Parkway, Taguig, Metro Manila

When can I register?

Online registration starts on September 11 until October 11, 2015.

For Chris Sports stores, registration starts on September 23 until October 21, 2015.

How much are the registration fees?

For store registration, fees are as follows:

500M – P100 (for 7 years old and below and 8 to 12 years old)

5K – P650

10K – P750

21K – P950

For online registration, additional fees will apply.

Payment Gateway Fee: P25-P65 (varies with race category)
Web Admin Fee: P75

Delivery Fee: P150

Is there a discount for students or senior citizens?

There is no discount for students or senior citizen since this is a fundraising event.

Who can participate?

Children 12 years and below can participate in the 500 meter run.

Adults may choose from any of the 3 categories – 5K, 10K and 21K.

What are the inclusions of the registration fee?

For the 500M category – race bib, lootbag

For 5K and 10K – singlet, race bib, loot bag, RFID timing chip, finisher medal

For 21K – singlet, race bib, loot bag, RFID timing chip, finisher medal and finisher shirt

Note: Finisher medals and shirts will be given at the finish line.

What is the time of Assembly?

For 21K, participants should be at the Mall of Asia Grounds by 3:00AM.

For 5K and 10K, participants should be at the Mall of Asia Grounds by 4:00AM.

For 500M, participants should be at the Mall of Asia Grounds by 6:30AM.

What is the time of Gun Start?

For 21K, the gunstart is at 4:00AM

For 10K, the gunsart is at 5:00AM

For 5K, the gunstart is at 5:10AM

For 500M, the gunstart is at 7:00AM.

For online registrants: When will my race kit be delivered?

For those who register online, the delivery of kits will take place two weeks upon registration.

For In – store registrants: When can I get/ redeem my race kit?

For those who register at the Chris Sports stores, you can get your race kits right away.

How does the singlet jersey look like?

You may go to to view the design of the jersey and finisher shirt.

May I see the race route?

Kindly wait for further announcements on the race route.

Should I have other concerns, how do I contact you?

Call the UNICEF hotline at 758-1000 (Mondays to Fridays from 9:00AM to 6:00PM).

Or visit our website or

For corporate packages, kindly contact Ms. Marga Baula, Corporate Alliances at 9010158.

Nike Prodigy Young Athletes Store Launched @BGC

I was privileged to be invited to Nike Philippines’ first ever Nike only retail store launch dedicated to the athletic needs of Filipino children last Saturday, September 12, 2015. It’s a cute little NIKE Boutique for kids at the newly opened Ayala Park Triangle Building where you can purchase kids’ version of Nike apparel, from running or basketball shoes to Dri-fit shirts, shorts, caps and a lot more accessories, at kids sizes!

The Nike Prodigy Young Athletes retail store is not only a first in the country, but also a first in the whole of South East Asia.

Inside the kids store

The ribbon cutting ceremony was lead by PBA Players Mike Cortez and Larry Fonacier with their sons Mikey and Liam, Nike Country Manager Loulette Quinio with her grandson Viggo Herce and PBA Player and Gilas Pilipinas star Gabe Norwood’s sons Orion and Cash.

Gone are the days when parents would have to outsource athletic wear for their kids from other countries and kids settling for athletic apparel and footwear that is either too small or too big for them. As Nike Philippines Marketing and Product Specialist Andro Torres said “Exposing kids at a very young age to sports is critical for a child’s development. Not only do they develop their motor and physical skills, but they also get the values that come with sports.

With that said, Nike Prodigy Young Athletes will be a big help to parents and children in the Philippines since we all know the importance of getting the right athletic products is very vital in optimizing sports performance; especially in the developmental stages for kids.“

A great number of kids ages 13 and below arrived with their parents to be part of the grand launch of the Nike Prodigy Young Athletes flagship store.  The festivities were kicked off by PBA Anchor Aaron Atayde along with Patricia Hizon, also a mom of two active boys highly involved in sports.

These kids were treated to a fun and activity filled afternoon. Participants were supplied with a special edition I Am the Future t-shirt care of Prodigy Young Athletes Store. These shirts were customized to be able to put the name of the participating child.

While wearing their limited edition tees, all kids were able to participate in a series of sports challenges to test their basketball, football and running abilities. Aside from their parents cheering them on, special guest coaches were there to help guide the kids and hone their skills.

UAAP Analyst and Ateneo Blue Eaglets Coach Marco Benitez lead the basketball skills challenge, for football, Simon McMenemy, Manager of the UFL team Loyola Meralco Sparks and for the running and fitness, triathlete and running enthusiast Hector Yuzon and Nike Training Club Trainer Katz Salao.

Aside from providing superior product innovation for sports, Nike also provides inspiration for the youth with athletes such as Lebron James, Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant and others. Larry Fonacier echoed this saying, “My son Liam really looks up to the NBA players and tries to emulate their moves and swagger on the court.”

I really like this little store! Super artsy sporting clothing for kids. It’s exactly the type of store that represents NIKE well! All-around, creative sports attire and they also represent the NIKE brand ambassadors–totally a brand for all ages and abilities!



It can be very difficult for parents here to find Nike products for their children, oftentimes they would resort to finding ways of sourcing these from countries abroad. But now that is no longer the case as the Nike Young Athletes Stores, the first and only Nike Youth Stores in the Philippines and in the entire South East Asia region have just opened their doors.

Owned and operated by Nike Prodigy, an official retailer of Nike Philippines, these highly anticipated Nike Young Athletes stores are the first Nike stores specifically designed to cater to the athletic gear requirements of children aged 0-13 years old. A very unique Nike retail concept, these stores are 100% dedicated to the youth and only offer youth sizes – there are no adult sizes available here, and instead there are Infant/Toddler, Pre-School, and Grade School size ranges.

Nike Young Athletes Stores are also the only Nike stores that have the complete youth size product assortment for all major sports and athletic endeavors, making it the best place to get the most advanced Basketball, Running, Football, and Sports Lifestyle Footwear and Apparel especially developed for young athletes.

Sporty and active parents alike will be happy to see that their kids can now match them and wear their favorite Nike products alongside them, with the Air Jordan, Air Max, Roshe, Lebron, Kobe, and KD lines all being available in these stores in the complete youth size ranges.

Finally, the demand for a place where parents can get the complete range of the best sports gear for their children has been heard, the Nike Young Athletes stores have finally arrived.

There are currently 3 Nike Young Athletes stores and they are located at Ayala Fairview Terraces, Ayala Solenad in Nuvali Sta Rosa, and the newly opened flagship store at the Kidzania Park Triangle Building in Bonifacio Global City. Customers can follow their social media accounts on Facebook (Prodigy PH) and Instagram (@Prodigy_PH) to get instant updates on the latest products and promotions.

Somerset Millennium Makati: A Home Away From Home


You’d hardly know you were in the heart of Makati’s Business District once you’re inside the Somerset Millennium’s Service Apartments. The moment i walked in to the reception area i was immediately greeted and given fast service in a very homey atmosphere!

The Somerset has a wide variety of room choices from spacious studios to 2-bedroom residences. I was billeted in a one-bedroom apartment and it was elegantly appointed with all the amenities you need, very classy, spacious and very clean with the bed being large and very comfortable – same view on the bathrooms – large and clean.

The woodsy-toned, spacious apartments are well equipped for self-catering, but hotel luxuries such as free wireless internet and TV/DVD players were also in place.

Somerset Makati’s facade

At the lobby

Located along Aguirre Street, Legazpi Village in Makati, Somerset is tucked in a maze of corporate and business institutions, but the place is wonderfully quiet during week-ends and once you stray outside, you’ll discover everything from small boutiques and exquisite restaurants to major shopping centers (Greenbelt, Glorietta, Landmark, SM) that are within a short drive or walk from the residences. There’s even a convenience store beside the Apartments in case you want to buy those little amenities that you forgot at home.

The living room

A closer look (shot using a Meizu Note2 smartphone)

The bedroom

Dog-shaped towel on my bed

Each of the 147 serviced apartments is self-contained with a comprehensive kitchen for most residences, home entertainment system, and stylish modern decor. The room was clean and tidy and a decent size family room. The staff were exceptionally friendly, very welcoming. They provided all of us with refreshments when we first arrived.

I was given a special Wi-Fi password to use inside the room and the signal was excellent. Towering 30 storeys over the business and shopping districts, it offers a panoramic view of the vibrant metropolis below. To top all of this, there was a complimentary treat of almond crunch placed in a special tin can (top picture above) with a letter also informing me that a carton of milk was waiting inside the refrigerator. Sweet!

The apartment’s restaurant, the Opa and grooming saloon, the John Barbers are much praised. On the 10th floor of the building, there’s a swimming pool and fitness center. Guests won’t feel alone when checking in solo due to unusually friendly service with hotel staff always acknowledging your presence with a greeting and anticipating any request that you have with immediate dispatch. The staff at the desk, the door, and the bellmen were extremely welcoming and friendly every time we walked by. Friendliest hotel ever!

The view from my room

The view from the top room floors

Great meals here

The OPA Restaurant on the 2nd floor

Sinful delights from the restaurant (Pressed Pork Belly)

Grilled Chicken Tapenade

Getting groomed inside the John Barbers Saloon

Reception Area of Saloon

Indoor swimming pool

View of the pool from the other end

Recreational Area

The Gym

Part of their gym equipment

One of the nice things about the hotel location is the proximity to the Legazpi Sunday Market where you can find a bevy of great food stalls offering mouth-watering food and delicacies, some of the best Pilipino cuisine has to offer. However, the market is only open every Sunday but just in case you’re staying on a week-end, check the place out!

A side trip at the Legazpi Sunday Market

If you are looking for a fantastically placed location in Makati at a very reasonable price, this hotel ticks the boxes. I would recommend this hotel to anyone wanting a comfortable, great value for money for business or pleasure while staying in Metro Manila.

And if there’s one thing that stands out at this hotel, it’s the warmth and sincerity of the staff. They really seem like they enjoy doing what they do, and take pride in that. When i travel to places, the rooms always feels like just another room…a big space to crash on. But at Somerset, it feels like you are home away from home… a place you can relax, and be ready for the adventures of your business or pleasure trip in the heart of Manila.

Somerset Millennium Makati is located at No. 104 Aguirre Street, Legazpi Village, Makati City, Tel. Nos. (63-2) 7507888 / 7511111 or you can check them out at


3-Time Ironman World Champion Mirinda Carfrae To Join Bataan International Triathlon

All eyes in the triathlon world will be looking at November 28-29, 2015 when 3-time female and reigning Ironman World Champion Mirinda “Rinny” Carfrae is set to join the Bataan International Triathlon (Bi3) at the picturesque Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar in Bagac, Bataan.

F&F International Events Group, Inc. announced on Monday, September 7 that 3-time Ironman World Champion Mirinda “Rinny” Carfrae will be competing in this years edition of the Bi3. It will be Rinny’s first race in the Philippines and it is the first time ever that a reigning women’s Ironman World Champion will be racing here in the country. As Bi3 does not have a separate professionals division, Rinny will share the starting line with other pro athletes, Filipino elites, and age groupers. This gives Bi3 participants a chance to race alongside their idol.

Rinny’s triathlon career started when she represented Australia at the ITU Triathlon World Championships from 2001-2005, where she bagged silver medals in the years 2002 and 2003. In 2009, she landed in second place in her first ever appearance at the Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii – considered the most prestigious triathlon event in the world.

Since then, Rinny has landed in the podium in all her appearances at the World Championships. In 2010, she dominated the women’s field and took first place, repeating this feat in 2013 and 2014. She owns the Ironman World Championship women’s course record at 8:52:13 and women’s marathon run record with a time of 2:50:38.

On top of her athletic athletic career, Rinny is also involved in charitable initiatives such as the programs of World Bicycle Relief, which aim to provide bicycles to residents of rural Africa and connect them with education, healthcare and economic opportunities.

She brings this same charitable heart to the Philippines as she will help launch the Batang Tri Grassroots Program, a program that aims to fight poverty in Philippines and Asia through multisport.


After winning the 2014 Awards Race of the Year (below 600), the  Bataan International Triathlon (Bi3) comes back with the promise of an even bigger and better eco-heritage triathlon festival.

The homegrown race that boasts of being truly Filipino, is set once again in the picturesque Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar in Bagac, Bataan on November 28-29, 2015, where participants will race past Filipino heritage homes and buildings. It features unique race  distances – the Largo (1.5km swim-55km bike-11km run) and Rapido (750m swim-30km bike-5.5km run) – in which participants have the option to race individually in the Solo category, as buddies in the Amigo category or as part of a Relay team (only available in Largo).

Aspiring young athletes are also expected to make waves in the Junior Aquathlon events where kids from 6 to 16 years old will race in the swim-run event. Participants in the 6 to 8 and 9 to 12 age groups can participate individually or in the unique parent-child category where they can race alongside their parent. Those in the 13 to 16 age group will participate as individuals.

The Largo and Rapido categories will be held on a Saturday (November 28), while the Junior Aquathlon is set on Sunday (November 29), giving the participants more time to enjoy the venue with families and friends after the race.  Bi3 promises a weekend full of activities, which includes heritage tours, cultural shows, a post-race fiesta and a whole lot more.


The Batang Tri Grassroots Program is an initiative by CEO and President of F&F International Events Group, Inc. and restaurateur Raymund Magdaluyo. It started as a small-scale CSR of the Blackbeard’s Seafood Island Group in partnership with coach Jojo Macalintal, wherein part of the proceeds from the sales of Jomac Boodle, a meal created by coach Jomac, are used in buying bicycles for young individuals that want to enter the world of multisports but do not have the capacity to do so.

With the young athletes of the Batang Tri Grassroots Program

This year, Batang Tri Grassroots Program is set to expand to new horizons as coach Melvin Fausto of the Triathlon Association of the Philippines and Carlos De Guzman of join Raymund Magdaluyo and Jojo Macalintal to combat poverty through the help of multisports. The renewed program aims to acquire more bicycles and funds for different training programs for deserving young individuals.

Standing in middle is Coach Jojo Macalintal and on extreme right is Carlos De Guzman of Swim, Bike, group.

One hundred special slots for the Bataan International Triathlon will be open to the public wherein a part of the proceeds will directly go to the Batang Tri Grassroots Program.

CEO/President of F&F International Events Group, Inc. and restaurateur Raymund Magdaluyo.

Mirinda Rinny Cafrae

Preview: Greenfields City Run For Generation 2015

Don’t miss the much awaited and the MOST EXCITING HALF MARATHON in the booming Greenfield City, Sta. Rosa Laguna – The GREENFIELD CITY RUN FOR GENERATIONS 2015!

“Greenfield City Run For Generations 2015” will happen on October 18, 2015 at Greenfield City, Paseo, Sta. Rosa, Laguna. Organized by the most creative and dynamic race organizer in the country today, RUNRIO, this event features four (4) race categories: 21k, 10km, and 5km & 500m run (for children 5 to 12 years old).


Event Name: Greenfield City Run for Generations
Event Date: October 18, 2015
Venue: Greenfield City, Sta. Rosa, Laguna
Time: 4am to 9am
Race Owner: Greenfield Development Corp.
Organizer: Runrio Inc.
Distance: 500m / 5km / 10km / 21km
Start & End Point: Paseo de Sta. Rosa


    • August 3 to September 30
    • Additional PhP 200 fee for delivery and web admin fees
    • Automated system (manual for back up)
    • August 28 to October 11

During the launch of the Greenfields Run For Generations 2015


  • Shuttle service to and from Greenfield City, Sta. Rosa, Laguna will be available for registered participants only.
  • A fee of PhP 75/head per way will be charged to the participant. (PhP 150 for 2-way)
  • Shuttle Service Schedule is below:
    • Greenfield District, Mandaluyong to Greenfield City, Sta. Rosa, Laguna
      • 12:30am
      • 1:00am
      • 1:30am
    • Greenfield City, Sta. Rosa, Laguna to Greenfield District, Mandaluyong
      • 8:30am
      • 9:00am
      • 9:30am

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Preview: CDO Run For Odyssey On November 8, 2015

CDO Run for Odyssey
Bonifacio Global City
5K, 10K, 21K

5K – Php 550
10K – Php 650
21K – Php 900

Included in the registration fee are the singlet and race packet (bib, timing chip). Finishers will get lootbag, finishers medal and shirt (21K).

Registration period is on Sept 11 – October 30.

Chris Sports at Glorietta/ SM Megamall/ SM North Edsa/ SM MOA/ SM BF HOmes/ Market Market


ONLINE REGISTRATION – August 30- September 15 ONLY

IN-STORE REGISTRATION – starts September 11-October 30 or until supplies last.

Get your assured Finisher Shirt size for the Half Marathon category when you register ONLINE or IN-STORE until September 30 ONLY.

Only 1000 slots for the 21K.

Race Director Jinoe Gavan during the launch

The Run For Odyssey is an event organized by Foodsphere, Inc. and has become a tradition of celebrating fun and good health. Run For Odyssey is a CDO way and expression of loving and caring for others. Proceeds of this exciting run convention go straight to the Odyssey Foundation, a non-profit organization created to formally continue providing individuals new hope into their lives by giving aid and assistance.

Therefore when you run for Odyssey, you not onle get up to the challenge of proving yourself in your chosen run category but you also help nourish the life of thousands of needy children and families in the country.

Run with a meaningful purpose! Run for Odyssey!