Maxicare Run: July 9, 2017 at BGC

Maxicare Health Care Corporation has been a by-word in health care services in the Philippines but my knowledge about healthcare providers has been limited until long-time friend, runner and Fitness Coach Ms. Jackie Gutierrez who works for the company enlightened me on its functions and many benefits.

As the leading Health Maintenance Organization in the country, Maxicare provides primary care services to Filipinos that are based on a partnership between the patient/members and the health provider. Their main focus as care service providers are a tool for engaging people to live a healthy lifestyle, according to Jackie. “Our present implementation and account management specialists has now provided access to its services through TeleConsult and TeleMedicine, both of which are 24/7 services, that has allowed our members to access healthcare services anytime, anywhere… where we can show you ways to create an onsite health center that meets your health and wellness objectives”, she said.

Moreover, their medical services focus on preventative care and encourage good lifestyle habits with their patients, contributing to healthier, more fulfilling lives.

To commemorate their 30th Anniversary in the healthcare industry, Maxicare has a running activity lined up, the Maxicare Run 2017 this coming July 9, 2017 at the Bonifacio Glocal City! It features a 16k, 10k, 5k, 3k and a 200 meter run for kids!

Here are the race details:

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IN-STORE REGISTRATION will start TODAY,
May 22, 2017 at selected Chris Sports branches (up to 7pm ONLY).

Registration Venues: CHRIS SPORTS

Glorietta
Market Market
SM Megamall
SM North Edsa
SM MOA
SM BF Paranaque

ALL FINISHERS will get a MEDAL.

This event is for the Benefit of Bahay Aruga – ” A free halfway house for Pediatric Cancer Patients”.

Online Registration is ONGOING.

https://regonline.activeglobal.com/register/checkin.aspx…

 

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MAXICARE RUN 2017 A celebration of fitness for 30 strong years in the Healthcare Industry

Makati, Philippines: This year marks a milestone for the entire Maxicare Healthcare Corporation family as they are celebrating their 30th Anniversary!

The past three (3) decades have been truly eventful for Maxicare and all of its Members, Employees, Partners and Providers. Delivery of the finest healthcare services have been made possible thru and for these stakeholders.

What started out as a brainchild of a group of premier doctors and esteemed businessmen with the aim to provide quality health care to the Filipinos, Maxicare Healthcare Corporation has become the consistent leading Health Maintenance Organization* in the country in its 30 years of providing healthcare at its finest. (*According to Business World’s Top 1000 Corporations annual list)

Maxicare continuously exerts effort to offer superior services and tailor fit products at a valuable cost to its members, and has set the standards in the HMO industry. Moreover, Maxicare has been an innovation trailblazer in its industry, ably meeting the evolving needs of its over 1.1 Million customers. It has started to transform the business to a fully digital and IT – enabled enterprise.  There are also the fast ways to secure a Letter of Authorization for their needed medical availments: via the website – based Member Gateway portal, Self – Service Kiosks stationed in some major hospital facilities and Member Account company sites, and the mobile application DocHUGO.

Sustaining trust, ensuring reliability, providing convenience and unceasing innovation are the main thrusts Maxicare upholds in its conquest to deliver its commitment to its members.

Maxicare is truly a leader, not just because of sheer number, but due to the lives it has touched. To put things into perspective, just last year, Maxicare handled four (4) Million availments, 150,000 pediatric cases, 47,000 dengue cases, 133,000 inpatient confinements, 341 angioplasties and related procedures, and has helped augment lives via 147 organ transplants.

To quote Christian Argos, President and CEO of Maxicare Healthcare Corporation, “I am proud of our past, of our history, of our accomplishments and, most definitely, I have confidence in what the future will unfold and that Maxicare Healthcare Corporation will remain the Number One HMO in the Philippines”.

Thus, to commemorate their 30th Anniversary in the healthcare industry, Maxicare has a roster of activities lined up, enjoining all to partake in their achievement. One of the highlighted events is the Maxicare Run 2017 this coming month of July. Maxicare desires to impart that they are with their Members not just when they are sick, more so, they want them to be healthy and live worry – free. As truly, there is no better way to delight in the health of their members other than with a celebration of fitness and wellness.

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RACE ROUTES:

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This activity is in partnership with one of the most recognized run organizers in the country, LeadPack, and is for the benefit of Bahay Aruga, a free halfway house for Pediatric Cancer Patients.

Featuring five (5) categories: a 200m dash for 4-8 year olds kids, the easy 3k, the amicable distance of 5k and the competitive 10k & 16k, the run is expected to excite newbie runners and seasoned runners alike as it is geared toward engaging and uniting everyone for a single goal: fitness. Short distance run is offered to inspire members to be involved in a fitness activity and encourage healthy lifestyle. Race route will be attainable enough even for those with zero experience in running and still enough to get the sweat flowing for the pros.

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Moreover, to differentiate itself from all other fun runs, all finishers will feel like a winner as they will all receive a medal. There will also be an extensive “Wellness Village” where the runners and their families and friends can dine, relax and enjoy activities that Maxicare’s partner brands have prepared.

With this benefit run, Maxicare wants to offer the complete experience of advocacy, athleticism and celebration.

With all that it has packed in its design, the Maxicare Run 2017 has set itself to be a gamechanger in the running and moreover in the fitness community.

RUNRIO Trilogy at Okada, Manila: Leg 1, June 25, 2017

Now, it’s back! Runrio Events, Inc., headed by Coach Rio Dela Cruz together with Andrew Neri and Dingdong Dantes is re-introducing the original Runrio Trilogy and other exciting running events for 2017 which will provide all runners, veterans and newbies alike, with the opportunity to take on their next running challenge.

The Trilogy series which will be held at Okada Manila, (near Aseana) Paranaque City, aims to inspire anyone to reach their own personal goal and is focused on supporting participants on every step of this Trilogy race journey. And like its previous iterations, runners who complete the highest distance of all 3 races will be honored at the RUNRIO Trilogy Awards Night to be held at Okada Manila.

Aside from Coach Rio’s Trilogy, other races are lined-up for this year, including the nationwide Milo elimination races, New Balance and Amway. As we all know by now, Coach Rio’s races personifies what makes his races stand out… great over-all organization, sufficient hydration, exclusive lanes for runners, adequate bananas for those running the longer distances and a promise for more medical personnel scattered all around the race course as its utmost aim is to ensure the safety of all runners!

Registration Fees:

Leg 1 (Half Marathon)
Registration Period: April 28 to June 11, 2017
5k – Php 1,100 |  Race bib, B-tag, Race shirt & lootbag
10k – Php 1,400 | Race bib, B-tag, Race shirt, Finisher’s medal & lootbag
21k – Php 1,800 | Race bib, D-tag, Race shirt, Finisher’s shirt, Finisher’s Medal & lootbag

RUNRIO TRILOGY 2017

Registration Sites:

Online registration HERE

In-store Registration and Prepaid cards available on May 6, 2017 at the following stores.

Adidas Stores
– Greenbelt 3
– Trinoma
– Solenad 3
– BGC

Toby’s Sports
– SM Mall of Asia

RUNRIO TRILOGY 2017

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RUNRIO RE-LAUNCHES ITS RUNNING TRILOGY IN THE COUNTRY

RUNRIO Trilogy Series 2017 promises to be the most exciting ever!

Manila, Philippines – April 28, 2017 – Running coach Rio dela Cruz of RUNRIO Events, Inc. announces the start of its running series in the country – the RUNRIO Trilogy 2017 at the Okada Manila in Paranaque City.

The series is expected to attract an average of 12,000 running enthusiasts per leg from all over the country.   The first of the three legs is set for June 25 and features a half-marathon run including 10Km and 5Km race. This will be followed by the second leg on August 13, where it will showcase Rio’s very own Afroman distance which is a 32Km run, with shorter distances – 21Km, 10Km and 5Km. The 32Km is considered by runners as the ideal race for first-timers who aim to finish their very first full marathon.

The third and final leg will cap the series on October 1 with a full marathon of 42Km that also includes 21Km, 10Km, and 5Km race distances. Runners who complete the highest distance of all 3 races will be honored at the RUNRIO Trilogy Awards Night.

The very first RUNRIO Trilogy was held in 2010 with the primary purpose of providing a progressive running program for those who want to finish a full marathon.  This year’s RUNRIO Trilogy, will also feature popular actor and running enthusiast, Dingdong Dantes as the event ambassador.

“We are excited to launch the RUNRIO Trilogy race series because there are many running enthusiasts out there who are looking forward to this event. This year marks the 7th year of RUNRIO Trilogy, whose main objective is to educate runners to train and race progressively,” said award-winning actor Dantes. “Aside from this, part of the proceeds of this year’s race series will go to YesPinoy Foundation to support the organization’s philanthropic works” added Dantes.

Dantes is the founding chairman of YesPinoy Foundation.

The announcement of the RUNRIO Trilogy series is part of RUNRIO Events, Inc.’s expansion program that will bring more running activities to the public in the coming months.

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Runners can also expect bigger and more exciting races from the country’s premiere running events company as it looks to add more races in its portfolio such as trail running, obstacle runs, just to name a few.

RUNRIO will also be launching its new campaign “Heart to Finish”, which is expected to become the participants’ mantra for all RUNRIO races.

“We at RUNRIO understand that people join races not just to run. It’s more because of their desire and passion to be able to finish their 21k, 32k or 42k races with different motivations. We believe that if you run with your heart, anything is possible” said Coach Rio dela Cruz, President of RUNRIO Events, Inc.

One of the highlights of the media launch was the opening of the online registration while onsite registrations will be open starting May 6, 2017, at Adidas Greenbelt 3, Adidas Trinoma, Adidas Solenad 3, Adidas BGC and Toby’s SM MOA.

“I would like to invite all those who like running to join the RUNRIO Trilogy 2017. This unique running series will definitely provide runners a chance to train and prepare properly and a chance to show how far they can go when they run with their heart,” said Coach Rio dela Cruz, RUNRIO Events, Inc. President.

RUNRIO Trilogy is made possible by Adidas, Gatorade & Okada Manila. Adidas is the official RUNRIO Trilogy apparel. The most awaited race series of the year is also supported by Active Health, Summit Water and Garmin Philippines.

For more information, visit www.runrio.com or like the official Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/runrioeventsinc/.

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Run For The (Smokey) Mountains 10k / 5k / 3k: May 21, 2017 at McKinley Hill, BGC

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The Run For The Smokey Mountains is to raise funds and instill community awareness for the kids of the Smokey Mountain Community in Tondo, Manila. Organized by a non-profit organization, Junior Chamber International (JCI) Manila, the Run for the Mountains will feature 3K, 5K, and 10K distances, the kiddie entertainment area, and another area to interact with the Indigenous People. Something for every member of the family.
This run will start and finish at McKinley West, McKinley Hill, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig on May 21, 2017.
Race: Run for the Mountains
Date: May 21, 2017
Venue: McKinley West, McKinley Hill, BGC
Reg Fees: P500 (3K) / P600 (5K) / P750 (10K)
Assembly Time is at 5:00am

To register please click link: https://goorahna.com/#/event/runforthemountains/register or you can visit our on-site store partners:

Toby’s Mall of Asia
Toby’s Megamall
Toby’s Glorietta
Toby’s Trinoma
Runnr BGC

Registration Fees are inclusive of singlet, race bib, loot bag, and entry to post-race raffle. Each loot bag will contain a Mega Fiber cookie bar, Jamba Juice free upsize voucher, Gu gels, and Pringles.
Because most proceeds will be donated, medals will only be awarded to the Top 3 finishers. Raffle prizes include Curves 1-day pass, Brooks shoes, and many more.
Post-race, Mangyan, Igorot, and Aeta athletes will showcase their skills in a “Ninja Warrior” type atmosphere which include archery, javelin throwing, blow pipes, storytelling, and native song and dances. Other proceeds from the race will go to the improvement of the Smokey Mountain Community Field of Dreams. JCI Manila will also be building water pipes for the IP groups.

(Last year, JCI Manila’s beneficiary for their charity run event was the L.I.F.E. Foundation to pay for the treatment of children with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia.)
Register online through this link: Run for the Mountains online registration. You may pay through BDO, BPI, Security Bank, MetroBank, DragonPay, or credit card (via Paypal). Race kits will be shipped to your listed address.
This is a great cause to run for.
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Soleus Cross Country Challenge 2: July 9, 2017

With the spiraling cost of race entry fees these days, one has to literally shop around for cheap races with main considerations being… value for money, right scheduling and a well organized race. But for me, other important aspects of a must-have in races are the scenery and camaraderie, all of which are present in trail running races.

Me and a lot of others have found to like the smaller, intimate races more and you pay a lot less in registration fees that you would in running those mega races in the metro. I like the laid back thing and that for me is definitely more fun!

One trail race this coming July 9, 2017 is the 2nd SOLEUS Cross Country Challenge which will have 21k and 12k distances at very reasonable fees. I was able to run the inaugural race last year and based on my experience, i can thoroughly recommend this great trail run. Starting from the Mt. Sinai Ten Commandments wall in Pintong Bukawe, San Mateo, Rizal, the hilly route travels virtually along mountain passes, river crossings, small villages, pristine greenery— usually bathed in glorious sunshine!

If you’re up for spectacular scenery and varied terrain, then this trail race will not disappoint! The race’s impressive start and finish on top of a mountain over-looking the vast Sierras will definitely add to the wow factor!

Here are the details of the race:

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SOLEUS CROSS COUNTRY CHALLENGE 2

July 9, 2017

Mt. Sinai, Pintong Bukawi, San Mateo, Rizal

Categories and Fees:
12K Early Bird P900.00 – April 27 – May 31, 2017 | Regular P1,100.00 (June 1 to 30 2017)
21K Early Bird P1,100.00 – April 27 – May 31, 2017 | Regular P1,250.00 (June 1 to 30 2017)
* Inclusive of Event Shirt, RFID Tag, Race Bib, Finisher Medal, Snacks

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Registration Venues:
On-Site: L Time Studio Branches at:
SM Mall of Asia – Ground Floor-In Front of IMAX
Trinoma – 2nd Floor- Near Food Court
Market Market – 2nd Floor
SM Megamall – 3rd Floor, Mega A

Via Bank Deposit:

Bank: Banco De Oro*
Account Name: Mirjam Ann G. Del Rosario
Account Number 0039-8019-6644

*Kindly fill up downloaded registration form, write the name and distance on the deposit slip then email scanned copies to sccchallenge2017@gmail.com. An email confirmation will be sent once validated and received.

Assembly Time:   5:00am

Gun Start Time:  21k  —  6:00am  /  12k  —  6:20am

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SCENES from the inaugural race last year:

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Start and finish

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DBB Rockstar*

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One of the highlights of the run

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With trail running friends

Holy Week Trail Running @ the City of Pines

It can’t be all a visit to Mines View Park, a stroll along Session Road, shopping at the public market, a banca ride at the Burnham Lake, nor church visitations that you do when visiting the City of Pines during Lenten week… and though I witnessed all these activities when I visited Baguio City last weekend with my running team, it was a whole new chapter when you’re with like-minded runners.

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Burnham Lake

Often flooded with tourists during Holy Week, what I did was to initiate a trail run along the pristine trails inside Camp John Hay, a favorite running haven for those in the know where you can enjoy peace and solitude, away from the hustle and bustle of the city, for a change.

My team, not used to a lot of trail running, were also looking forward to a break from their road run trainings back home, and this was a great opportunity to show them what the trails in this mountain city had to offer. This was their first time to explore the area and what a fabulous way for them to experience running the Blue and Yellow trails inside CJH.

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At the start of the Blue Trail

The Yellow and Blue Trails provides an oasis for runners, and hikers. Good thing that majority of this trail is now off limits to horse-back riding as they have been confined only up to the trail-head.

Betty and I readied our cameras to catch snaps of our run-hike and just put our minds to auto-pilot and let the undulating trails take us through hard-packed single track trails, groves of pine trees, glimpses of mountain tops, pine top needles, ravines and flowering ridges. Despite a sprinkling of occasional hikers, it was amazing how serene these trails could feel.

It’s one of the most beautiful places to run in Baguio City and a great destination for trail runners who would like to explore a short but exhilarating run inside Camp John Hay.

Leaving you with some pictures we took along the route. Happy trail running!

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With Tita Betty

 

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With trail running champ, James Telias

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Burnham Park

 

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Strawberry Taho

Philippine Red Cross Million Volunteer Run 3K / 5K: May 13, 2017

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Make a difference in the lives of those in our community who are of the greatest need — Run the Million Volunteer Run of the Philippine National Red Cross (PNRC) 3K and 5K at the Quirino Grandstand, Rizal Park on May 13, 2017.

Now on its 4th year, this event, through its volunteers nationwide will help the Philippine Red Cross on its various services like disaster preparedness, response, and recovery, social assistance, as well as protection for poor and marginalized communities. The PNRC is also tasked to promoting good health, provide sufficient clean water and sanitation, blood donor recruitment, food and nutrition.

Join now and get involved!

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Php 500.00 Registration Fee will include a PRC Bronze Membership Card, Singlet, Race Bib and Runner’s Card.

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Php 350.00 Registration Fee will include a Singlet, Race Bib and Runner’s Card.

 

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FLANAX and Regine Tolentino’s Dance Fitness Concert

Pulsating is the word! Regine Tolentino is one of the most versatile and creative fitness instructor in the local scene for the past 15 years. The actress, dancer and licensed Zumba instructor grew up in the States and is known as an energetic and passionate individual who was a High School Cheerleader and attended dance classes. The moment she went back to the country, she set up her own dance studio and throughout the past years, Regine has loved and enjoyed every moment of teaching classes, hosting ZIN sessions, sharing choreography, and supporting the ever-growing Zumba family of high-profile co-celebrities like Julia Montes, Bea Aonzo, Gerald Anderson, JC De Vera, among others plus students, instructors and enthusiasts around the country.

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Regine Tolentino (C) with bloggers

She is a professional thespian and her rigorous dance workouts are fun and entertaining.  It is obvious from the minute she starts her dance routines, she gets you pumped-up and her dynamic and magnetic personality is simply contagious.  She’s one great coach mixed with wonderful energy and a really fun sense of humor. Her passion, love for dance and people shines through wherever she goes!

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Next week, you’ll be able to see her and dance with her live to celebrate Flanax’s(R) 35th year in the market, as the company is initiating a huge dancefitness-concert “Subok Ko Na Yan” to be attended by over 1500 participants on April 08, 2017 at the PICC Forum 2 and 3 from 4:00 to 7:00 PM. This event is to be led by 2 of the famous personalities in the entertainment industry namely Richard Yap the Chinito hearthrob and Regine, of course!

“Subok Ko na Yan” is a 2-hour high-energy dance fitness party. Regine Tolentino will kick-start the program along with Madelle Paltu-ob, a world-class performer and Zumba Education Specialist (ZES) plus dozens of instructors from all over the country. There will be special performances of Richard Yap, UPeepz, the winners and finalist of Bilbiling Mandaluyong. Not to mention, the highlight of the event is the launching of Regine Tolentino’s dance fitness album with instructional easy to follow video produced by Flanax.

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To get access to the event, buy a Flanax 9+1 promo pack worth Php100 at all leading drugstores near you. (Mercury Drug, Watsons, South Star Drug and Rose Pharmacy).

What’s included: Event T-shirt, Regine Tolentino Dance Video CD, plus gift pack from participating brands.

A jam-pack PICC forum 2 and 3 is expected, members of the men in uniform are supporting namely the BFP, MMDA, PNP, NCRPO with the NCRPO Fitness team. Some attendees are flying all the way from Visayas and Mindanao to witness and to be a part of this. This is to promote and prove that dance-fitness is for everybody! Regardless of your age, gender and size.

Event management is powered by 4.0 Events Management + RT Studios, a powerhouse production and event management companies known for organizing health and fitness activities.

Let’s make this event trend, please use the official hashtags #subokkonayan #winagainstpain #flanax in all your posts and future posts related to this event.