Run United Philippine Marathon 2014 All Set



I can’t say enough good things about the Run United Philippine Marathon, having ran the 42k distance the last 2 years. Amazing race support, more than enough hydration stations, adequate medical aid, bling medals, nice finishers’ shirts and a lot more! And it’s happening again on October 5, the last of the trilogy series for this year.

To those running the 42k, it you ran the 32k RU2 a few months ago, the route will more or less be the same, starting and ending at the Mall of Asia this time instead of KM O. It will pass along the major thoroughfare of Roxas  Blvd and proceed again to Cavitex and back.

Looking back, the past marathons i ran here were all memorable and this final race of Unilab should not be missed!

Here’s the heads-up of the marathon in full:

The 2014 Run United Philippine Marathon will be held on October 5, 2014 with Growee 500m, Enervon HP 10km, Alaxan FR 21km and Enervon Activ 42km race categories. All categories will have a start and finish at the Seaside Boulevard, Mall of Asia.

Registration Schedule:


In-venue registration to be held at Greenfield District Central Park, Mayflower St. Greenfield District, Mandaluyong City from 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM August 15 to 17 only.

In-store purchase of the prepaid cards will be available at the following stores, from 12:00NN to 8:00PM Monday to Sunday starting August 22, 2014.

  • RUNNR Store BGC, B1 Bonifacio High St. The Fort, Taguig City
    Toby’s Galleria
  • 3F Robinson’s Galleria, EDSA cor. Ortigas Ave., Ortigas Center, Pasig City
  • Toby’s SM North, SM North – The Block G/F, North Ave. cor. EDSA Quezon City
  • Toby’s MOA, SM Mall of Asia, G/F Entertainment Hall, Roxas Blvd, Manila

Registration Fees:


Note: Additional P200 will be charged for race kit delivery for Online & Prepaid card registrants: P150 delivery & processing fee & P50 web admin fee.

RaceKit Delivery SkedFOR RACE EXPO and IN-STORE REGISTRANTS: complete race kit will be given upon registration for runners participants. Singlet sizes will be on a first-come, first-served basis. No additional fees will be applied.



  • Registration is on a first-come, first served basis, and may end earlier than the announced deadline. Race slots may run out before September 14, 2014.
  • Runner participants who register at the stores will receive their complete race kit upon purchase. A Valid ID must be presented upon registration.
  • Those who will be registering for their friends must buy a prepaid card. The singlet will be given upon purchase of the prepaid card. The rest of the race kit shall be delivered.
  • Singlet and finisher’s shirt size availability will be on first-come, first-served basis.
  • Singlet and finishers shirt sample sizes will be available for fitting at the registration centers.
  • D-Tag will be provided to every participant to get the runner’s accurate time result and must be surrendered to claim the finisher’s item after the race.
  • No BIB, No D-TAG, NO RACE.

 Race results will be available within three (3) days after the race at the following and
 Timing and Race Results:

For online and in-store registration inquiries:
 Landline (+632) 703 1736 or (+632) 463 4814
 Mondays to Fridays, 9am to 5pm only, except holidays.


Get a chance to own your very own Active Health branded limited edition Run United Philippine Marathon FORTIVS-S singlets and kits when you participate in the 2014 Run United Philippine Marathon. These special items will forever serve as your badges of participation in this prestigious run where you are encouraged to continuously train and become a better version of yourself.

The Run United Philippine Marathon race kit will contain the following: singlet, 3 pieces of Enervon Activ, bib number, D-tag, Active Health Sun Visor and wrist tags (only for Growee 500m dash participants). Complete race kit will be delivered for online registration and singlet will be given for pre-paid card purchase. For in-venue and in-store registration of “actual runners” complete race kit will be received upon registration. Singlet and finisher’s shirt sizes (for 21km and 42km registrants) will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Singlet and finishers shirt sizes will be available for fitting at the registration centers.


Singlet 42





FINISHERS SHIRT (for 21km & 42km Finishers only)


Finisher Shirt

Singlet and 42k Finishers shirt


FINISHERS MEDAL (for 21km & 42km Finishers only):





Mt. Talamitam Assault Trail Run Challenge



When:   December 21, 2014 (Sunday)
Where:   KM83, Sitio Bayabasan, Brgy. Aga, Nasugbu, Batangas
Race categories:   10 Miles (16kms)
Race owner:   Team Cavite, ESE
Beneficiary:   Mt. Talamitam Tree Planting Project
Target registration:   Limited to 150-200 runners only


Early Bird: August 4 to August 31, 2014 – P 800.00*

Regular:  September 1, 2014 and onwards – P 1,000.00

*For August Early Birds, you can register via online registration in advance, make sure you follow up/secure your payment via BPI-Deposit ( send the validated deposit slip with name/shirt size and contact no) before end of August to confirm your online registration as an early bird registrant. Failure to deposit the reg fee and the end of the month will not count as an early bird registration and will fall out as a regular registration fee.


10+1 Free in effect for Early Birds and Regular Registration.

Mt. Talamitam seems to be a very good introduction to those who wish to explore more trail venues in the CALABARZON area, particularly in Batangas where the other more well known mountain trail have been frequented, Mt. Batulao which is just a few kilometers away.

This coming December 21, 2014, Team Cavite E.S.E. , the group the brought us the highly successful Dash For The Elderly Half Marathon Trail Race in Silang, Cavite last month will now stage the Talamitam Trail Run Challenge, a 10+k assault of Mt. Talamitam having an elevation gain of about 650 MASL located in Nasugbu, Batangas.

While early bird registration had started yesterday, a cap has been placed on this event wherein only 150 to 200 runners will be accepted for this trail race so it’s advisable to register early to gain a sure slot.

From Team Cavite ESE’s FB page (, here’s a brief description on what to expect at Mt. Talamitam:

Mt Talamitam is located at KM 83, Sitio Bayabasan, Barangay Aga, Nasugbu Batangas. It has a maximum elevation of 630MASL. You will encounter a short muddy trail, then a few beautiful river crossings. After that, you will go into a thick vegetation trail path before going up into an open farm field in the middle of Mt Talamitam.

From here, the views are stunning with Mt Batulao on its sight…. moving forward, there are two trail paths going to the summit. One is called the “Matarik” trail (a challenging trail path but not that difficult) and the “Banayad” trail (from its name, you know its easy).

Once you reach the summit, the view of Batangas, Cavite and Laguna can be seen here. Mt Talamitam is a trail runner and hiker friendly. A recommended mountain to visit, it offers a lot of what nature lover is looking for.

Mt Talamitam is a 1 Hour and 15 minutes drive from Uniwide Coastal Terminal via Cavitex/Aguinaldo Hi-way/Tagaytay-Nasugbu Hi-Way without traffic.

Join us and help plant a tree for a better future.

Here’s a sneak peek of the trails as conducted by Race Director JC Igos and the Team Cavite ESE on a recent reconnaisance run along the route. Thanks to Michael Angelo of Team Cavite for providing us some pictures during their recon run!


River en route to Mt. Talamitam

There will be various river crossings

The view from the top

At the crest of Mt. Talamitam

Energizer Night Race: September 6, 2014

The excitement and adrenaline rush one experiences in running this yearly night run, the Enegizer Night Race is like no other with thousand of energetic, happy, smiling runners of all ages, headlamps flickering in their foreheads really get you pumped-up!

This is the the gist of what the Energizer night race is all about and i was one of those who experienced their race last year for the first time when it was held at the Bonifacio Global City. This night race will be back this year and in a new venue, the Filinvest City in Alabang on September 6, 2014 at 5:30pm. It’s noteworthy to mention that this year’s race will be handled by Pro-Active Race Events led by its President Jay Em who has handled successful race events in the past.

At the launch

I was able to attend the launching of the Energizer Night Race last Friday and we once again met with the upbeat organizers of this race, particularly Ms. Cara Tecson, Marketing Manager of Energizer Philippines who welcomed and briefed us on the various agenda of this race.

From Cara’s speech, she explains:

The Energizer Night Race for a Brighter World is a Global series of nighttime running events where participants race by the light of an Energizer headlight to raise awareness for the need for safe, clean solar lighting around the world. First launched in South Africa in 2007, the race has become a well-established event taking place in Argentina, South Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia and of course, Philippines.

The event is a great occasion to engage with our target market (families) in a fun and entertaining way. Not only is this a fun run, the Energizer Night Race has been a venue to spread Positivenergy by contributing to local and international causes as part of our responsibility in making a positive impact around us. 

Here, in brief is the race details:


Following last year’s “glowing race” supported by thousands of runners in the Greater Manila area, people can experience again the one-of-a-kind fun run as Energizer opens Night Race Manila 2014.

For those who love running but do not like the heat, Energizer’s night race, is the perfect fit. Just like the past years, this event in September will also create a night of lights as the runners beam up the race route in Filinvest City Alabang produced by the Energizer 3LED Headlights which is part of their running gear.

L-R: Jay Em (Race Director), Cara Tecson, Todd Montgomerie, Lady Reyes of Energizer Philippines and a representative of GMA Kapuso, beneficiary of this race

With a different venue and route, the race will focus on the basic goals of this year’s fun run enjoying a good run and powering up for “positive energy,” for the 3,000 target participants.

More than just the fun and excitement, the race will also support GMA Kapuso Foundation with various Energizer Lights and batteries to be used for their outreach programs.

Cara Ramirez-Tecson, Energizer Philippines, Inc. Marketing Manager explained the advocacy saying they are offering the run not just for the beneficiaries but for the runners too.

“We would like this year’s run to be a venue of fun and excitement for everyone who will join, so we’re focusing on their enjoyment this time more than anything else,” she said. “Beyond the beneficiaries, we will focus on our goal to provide that “fun” for the runners so we can radiate the positivenergy to everyone “said Tecson.

Though the press kits include a headlight that is worth P499, organizers of the event still made the run more affordable for runners with the price registration ranging from P600 for 3k runners, P700 for 5k and P800 for 10k runners.

“With the prices made very affordable, we are inviting everyone to come and join us in this event. This is a good venue to bond with families and friends as we spread positive energy,” said Lady Reyes, Energizer Philippines, Product Manager for Lights & Specialty.

The registration will start on August 2, 2014 at official registration sites including RUNNR at Bonifacio Global City, Alabang Town Center and Brooks SM North Edsa Annex.  Details of the event registration are also available on Energizer’s website at and (Press Release)