TNF 100: Top 10 Reasons Why You Should Join

Having established itself as one of the Philippines’ premier off road ultra running events, the 2015 TNF 100 Philippines is set to attract participants from across the world that will come to compete alongside fellow runners on this new spellbinding route.

TNF 100 Philippines’ main attraction is that all main trails have never been used in past races and as with previous TNF 100 events, you get to challenge climbing on mountain passes located in Tagaytay and Batangas. They traverse the foothills, ridges of mountains and climb atop the crater of Taal Volcano so all participants will be able to enjoy the views of the mountains, lake and vistas surrounding it.

The Taal Volcano which is often described as one of the smallest volcanoes in the world, is actually one of the largest. The entire Tagaytay ridge is the crater’s edge and the Taal Lake is the caldera of the volcano. The little ‘volcano’ you see in the centre of the lake is merely a ‘vent’! It is unique because Taal volcano is known as the largest island within a lake on an island within a lake on an island! –

As with past TNF 100 Philippines events, there will be a high level of support and hydration stations en route.

Here are 10 reasons why you should join this year’s TNF100 Philippines which will have its starting area at Nuvali, Sta. Rosa, Laguna:

1. Previous years’ wins do not define this year’s race.#TOP1Asia’s 1st and Longest Running Ultra Trail Marathon Series now spans 9 countries. Be part of the global community that breaks all boundaries and never stops exploring!

2. Pain is temporary pride is forever. #TOP2As early as now, we congratulate all #TNF100Ph2015registrants. See you on the trails. Let’s make a legendary history on June 12-13. Break all boundaries!

3. See Taal Volcano like never before. #TOP3#TNF100Ph2015 prides itself for bringing participants to previously unexplored terrain. Get a unique vantage point of Taal as a bonus! Get your slot now.

4. Another reason to join #TNF100Ph2015? It’s historical. A surprise landmark from the 70’s appears from the fire roads at KM 16. You can’t miss it! Registration still ongoing. Visit any TNF stores today! #TOP4

5. Don’t come back with just words to tell. Share your experience at the trails as it happens. Re-discover yourself at KM 68 with wilderness as the background? Only at #TNF100Ph2015!

6. Match your words with actions. You say you conquer trails? #TOP6#TNF100Ph2015 is your chance to prove it. Register online via or visit any TNF stores near you. “Early bird” registration ends on May 15. Hurry!

7. Strength is the product of struggle. #TOP7The long running tandem of  #TheNorthFace Athletes, Coach Gado and blind runner Aga Casidsid, challenge the limit of human potential as they plan to conquer their first 100KM trail run. How about you? Will you conquer #TNF100Ph2015  too?

8. Represent the country! #TNF100Ph2015 gunstart happens on Independence Day—June 12. #TOP8 Showcase Pinoy endurance against nationalities from the world over and break boundaries all together.

9. True to being innovators in the industry#TNF100Ph2015 will be the 1st Ultra Trail Marathon to offer real time tracking through your own mobile phones! #TOP9Now your family, friends and supporters can see your progress real time as you conquer the trails!

10. Be the first to explore the trails! #TOP10 Hardcore pioneers got first dibs at Nasugbu, Clark, CamSur and Baguio—Benguet, the new course of#TNF100Ph2015 Nuvali—Tagaytay—Batangas is the most accessible yet. Don’t miss the chance to claim, “I am one of the firsts!”

Dare to Break All Boundaries
The North Face 100 2015

Press Release

On its 7th year, The North Face 100, Asia’s 1st Trail Running Ultra Marathon Series and the Philippines’ mother of all trail runs continue to break boundaries and challenge everyone to Never Stop Exploring.

After 3 years of high altitude running and massive elevation gains, 215 ushers in a “fast course” where speed and multi –terrain adaptability play much bigger roles. This provides a welcome opportunity for ultra road runners to try and experience the trails in a more accessible, controlled yet still challenging environment.

The outdoor pioneers have shown that with fundamental skills, proper training, and reliable equipment extreme trails can be conquered, now we challenge the greater majority to level up their game, be counted among the ranks of trail runners and be one of The North Face in Breaking All Boundaries.

So whether you are an aspiring trail running beginner or a seasoned racer looking for new challenges, unparalleled experience is offered in each competition of this season’s largest trail running series.

Break All Boundaries, and Never Stop Exploring!

The North Face 100 was made possible in partnership with NUVALI, SEDA Hotel Nuvali, AXN, Gatorade & Summit as it’s official hydration sponsors, the Primer Group of Companies, R.O.X., Department of Tourism, LGUs of Laguna, Cavite and Batangas, Tagaytay Highlands, Municipalities of Canlubang, Tagaytay and Talisay . Thanks also to our media partners Business Mirror, Business World, Philippine Daily Inquirer, The Philippine Star, Manila Bulletin, MB Sports Digest, Speed Magazine, and Men’s

The North Face is exclusively distributed in the Philippines, Indonesia and Malaysia by the Primer Group of Companies.

Energizer Night Race Manila: June 27, 2015

The Energizer Night Race Manila 2015 will again illuminate the streets of Filinvest City in Alabang with the staging of their first ever OPEN LOOP RUN where runners take the challenge to finish as many 3K loops as they can within 2 hours. The running event will be on June 27, 2015.

For every 3k loop that the runners will run, P100 will be donated to Bantay Bata 163 as part of its operation and medical treatment funds. With about 3,000 expected runners, the Energizer Night Race Manila 2015 aims to raise P1,000,000.00!

Here are the details of the run:

Event Details:

  • Energizer Night Race Manila 2015
  • Date : June 27, 2015
  • Venue : Filinvest City, Alabang
  • Race Type : 2-hr Open Loop Run
  • Assembly : 5:30 pm
  • Gun Start : Gun start at 7pm
  • Race Fee : PHP 700.00 (any distance)
  • Timing Partner: RUNNING MATE
  • Official Media Partner:ABS-CBN

Registration Details:

Registration Fee: P 700 / registrant (any distance)

This fee will cover a race kit: race singlet, race bib, Energizer headlight, Energizer cap, free Schick Xtreme 3 razor, and access to the pre and post-race activities.

Registration Period: Online – May 23 to June 21; On-site – May 29 to June 21

Registration Sites:

  1. Reebok Trinoma
  2. Reebok Megamall
  3. Royal Sporting House Glorietta
  5. Reebok Filinvest

Registration Sites On-Line:

Race Kit Includes:

  1. Energizer Headlight*The Energizer headlight shall be worn by the runner all throughout the race. A briefing on how to use the Energizer headlight will be conducted prior to the race.
  2. Energizer Cap*The Energizer cap shall be worn by the runner all throughout the race.
  3. Energizer Headlight*The Energizer headlight shall be worn by the runner all throughout the race. A briefing on how to use the Energizer headlight will be conducted prior to the race.
  4. Single* Singlet sizes will be subject to availability and must be worn by the runner all throughout the race.
  5. Race Bib with RFID Tag*The race bib must be printed in front of the singlet and must be visible during the race. Race bibs are non-transferable.
  6. Route Map Runners must follow the route indicated in the route map. Use the route map as reference.
  7. Complimentary Schick Razor*Note: Runners NOT wearing the Headlight, Cap, Singlet & Race bib during the race will be disqualified from it.

Proponents of the race with Ms. Clarissa Ocampo, Managing Director of Bantay Bata 163, beneficiaries of the race.


Energizer is set to launch its first open run on June 27, 2015 where over 3,000 runners are expected to light up the streets of Filinvest City in Alabang. This is part of Energizer’s ongoing commitment to share positivenergy with the children of Bantay Bata 163.

According to Claire Guevarra, senior brand manager of Energizer, the company’s partnership with Bantay Bata 163 allowed them to further their thrust in giving back to the community.

“”It is important to put self-improvement as your daily goal in life, but stretching your arms to further help others is one of the best indicators that we have lived fully. With our partnership with Bantay Bata 163, we were able to realize this, and we will continue to engage ourselves in a partnership that nurtures both the brand and the beneficiaries it embraces.” said Guevarra.

As an open run, the participants are encouraged to keep going and run as far as they can within the 2 hours given time.

According to Vincent Lizo, Energizer Philippines’ business director, the first open run bears truth that no competition is needed if we want to help improve the lives of children.

“Being generous is all about benefiting others more than yourself”, Lizo said. “For its part, Energizer, as a company, will recognize every runner of this event as a winner since no medal nor any form of special recognitions are needed to fulfill our responsibilities to the community,” added Lizo.

Meanwhile, MJ Tiquia, Energizer brand activations manager, shared that the company will offer a different running experience to its loyal participants. This year’s race kit is priced at 700 pesos covering any distance, which includes a race singlet, race bib, Energizer headlight, Energizer cap, and Schick Xtreme 3 Razor. It will also provide access to pre and post race activities, which will feature different bands to provide fun and entertainment.

“”The runners’ time will be monitored through the radio frequency identification (RFID), which tracks every 3k loop a runner makes. Kilometer markers in the race route are available to serve as the runners’ references,”” Tiquia said. “”For this event, runners will have to run as many loops as they can to keep on going for positivenergy.”

A battery meter will light up every time a runner finishes a three-kilometer run. This battery meter will compile all the three kilometer runs every runner makes until it reaches a one million target. This will be put on view through an LED-display onstage, and in the start and finish arc.

“”We would like this year’s night race to be the participants’ source of fulfillment since they are able to radiate positivenergy to the people involved,” Tiquia said.

That’s friend Ms. Marj Dayrit (2nd from right) of Pep Squad, race organizers.


She added, “”Truly, this will not only be a venue of fun and excitement, but more importantly, a source of hope for the children of Bantay Bata 163.”

“”We are inviting everyone to come and join us in this event. This is a good venue to bond with families and friends through a healthy activity, and at the same time help in the common cause for the children of Bantay Bata 163,” Guevarra concluded.

Registration includes both online and through official registration sites Reebok Filinvest, Trinoma and Megamall, RUNNR BGC and Royal Sporting House Glorietta. Online registration and details of event are through Energizer’s official website at,, and race partner


Health Matters TV: Just For Run Join The Fun on June 7, 2015

Don’t be put off by the generic title of this event as Health Matters TV, a life-style and health show at ANC is dead serious in getting us on the road to a healthy lifestyle by organizing this 3k, 5k and 10k Run for the benefit of the Pedro E. Diaz High School and Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Muntinlupa. This run aims to create an annual event that is both health- and value-oriented and will deliver impact in the community, specially for the youth.


Health Matters TV is a block-timer lifestyle and health show in ANC (ABS-CBN News Channel), aired on Saturdays at 8 PM hosted by Paolo Abrera with a replay on Sundays at 11 AM. Season 2 – pilot episode was aired last May 16, 2015.

In one of the episodes this 2nd season, Health Matters, partnered with B99 Event Management in organizing JUST FOR RUN, JOIN THE FUN. This fun run aims to promote healthier lifestyle and to encourage everyone to experience a fun-filled run.

But it’s not all about the fun. Every step helps! Be part of a cause and support JUST FOR RUN, JOIN THE FUN – A fun run for the benefit of Pedro E. Diaz High School and Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Muntinlupa. Join the run on June 7, 2015 in Filinvest City, Alabang.

Everyone can join. You can choose from the following categories

Race shirts are available in the following sizes (XS, S, M, L, XL) for the following categories: 3k – Blue / 5k – Yellow / 10k – Red

Race bibs have the following detachable stubs: 1. Raffle 2. Medal 3.Baggage


Join the Run! Register in the following venues.

1. Toby’s Alabang Festival Mall (April 1 – May 27)
2. Toby’s Arena Glorietta (April 1 – May 27)
3. Runnr Alabang Town Center (April 1 – May 27)
4. Just for Run Booth 2nd Floor, Alabang Festival Mall (May 1 – 27)
5. Bioessence Skin Care Clinics (April 1 – May 27)
a. Greenhills
b. BF Homes Paranaque
c. SM Southmall
d. Molino
e. Sta. Rosa
f. Calamba
g. Lipa
h. San Pablo
i. West Ave
j. Sta. Lucia East Grandmall



Register now and receive a limited edition button pin.

Join the run and receive loot bags from our sponsors on June 7. Approach our sponsors’ tents; join the special games they prepared and win gift certificates and other prizes.

This event would not be possible with the help of generous sponsors. Special thanks to (Major sponsors) Hotel Sogo, Belleieshua Collagen Peptide, Toby’s, Runnr, Festival Mall, Filinvest City, (Minor sponsors) Uratex, Hawk Backpacks, Nyogi, Ok Quench, Aquabest, Walter Bread, Blackview, and Bioessence.  Media Partners include, Health Matters TV,, and, and our official photographers, Running Photographers.

Online registration is extended until June 3, 2015. Register here:

Post-Race :

Refreshments, finisher’s medal for all will be provided after the event.  Raffle will start at 6:30 am.

Event Photo:

Take your best selfie and groufie run shots, post it on our Facebook page and be the lucky pick to win the best event photo and a price.

Information Tent and Baggage:

We will provide info tent and sponsor’s booths once you’re in the race area.

Health Matters TV Healthy Weekend:

Alongside with the Just for Run is the biggest natural food and organic products, health  and wellness expo in the South on June 5 – 7, 2015, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Alaska World Milk Day Family Run: May 31, 2015

Alaska World Milk Day Family Run 2015
May 31, 2015
SM Mall of Asia
10K / 5K / 3K / 3K Family / 1K / 100m

Registration Fees:
100 M – P150.00
1 KM – P250.00
3 KM – P550.00
3 KM Family – P1200.00
5 KM – P650.00
10 KM- P750.00

World Milk Day is celebrated annually in many countries worldwide, providing an opportunity to focus attention on milk as a global food central to health and well-being across cultures and nations, and to highlight the contributions connected with milk and the overall dairy industry. To celebrate this, Alaska will have a running event with four (4) categories: 3KM, 3KM Family, 5KM and 10KM.

The Alaska Family Run celebrates family bonding of going out and enjoying fun activities together like running. Aside from the run, Alaska will launch the Milk Hour (6am) in four different locations: Manila, Baguio, Cebu and Davao which aims to promote proper nutrition for kids. Popular personalities, health advocates and sports enthusiasts will also take part. beneficiary of the run will be the Children’s Hour.




Subic International Marathon: November 21-22, 2015

The Organizers of the Subic International Marathon (SIM) officially announces the schedule of this popular running event, now on its 10th edition. Being one of the longest running full marathon (42.195km) race in the country, SIM will celebrate its 10th edition by holding its premium full marathon and half-marathon categories (42.195km and 21km, respectively) in the early evening of November 21, 2015, Saturday at the Subic Bay Freeport Zone, Zambales.

Subic International Marathon (Legacy Edition Run)
November 21-22, 2015
Remy Field, Subic Bay Freeport, Zambales

Registration Fees:
42K – P1,250.00
21K – P900.00
10K – P400.00
7K –    P300.00
5K –    P200.00
3K –    P150.00

Gun Start:
November 21, 2015 (Saturday)
42KM – 5PM
21KM – 6PM

November 22, 2015 (Sunday)
10KM, 7KM, 5KM, 3KM – 6AM

The night run will give the unique feel and experience to the runners who will race the scenic and challenging course of SBMA. Those who previously ran this marathon truly enjoyed this course as it gives you a real taste of the different areas of Subic Bay Freeport Zone – ocean fronts, city centre and parks.

The course is a combination of flat stretches with  portions of slight to moderately long uphills. With X-Tribe as race organizers, expect the organization to be very good! The Olympic style start and finish will still be at the Remy Field. Lots of refreshments afterwards including a nice medal and race singlet.

For those looking for a shorter and more relaxed run, the event also offers a 10km, 7km, 5km and 3km no-frills fun run on Sunday morning, November 22.

With the expected 5,000 runners, SIM organizers, with the support of SBMA expects a festive and fun event by incorporating an outdoor concert and food fair at Remy Field on Saturday night (November 21).

Registration for the event will open in August. Details on how to register will be announced in their soon to be created official Facebook page at

With the SIM race proponents


Subic International Marathon Celebrates in 2015, A Legacy Edition

The Subic International Marathon (SIM) will be celebrating its 10th year “running” with the SIM Legacy Edition on November 21-22, 2015. The two-day event, happening inside the scenic Subic Bay Freeport Zone will showcase a night race (42k and 21k distances) on Saturday, November 21 and an early morning fun run (10k, 7k, 5k and 3k distances) the following day, Sunday.

This event will serve as a grand kick-off activity to Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority’s Anniversary celebration on November. The SIM Legacy Run, organized by PNP General Samson Tucay (Ret.) last 2008 was then a night marathon event for an intimate number of participants. It was a symbolic nod to continue and uphold the advocacy of running as a tool to transform lives.

At the launching of the Subic International Marathon 2015 at Max Restaurant

PNP General Samson Tucay (with mic), founder of the SIM Legacy Run addressing the media/press, bloggers

This year, on its 10th anniversary, SIM organizers decided to bring back the Legacy Edition and give tribute to a decade of running for fun and transformation.

Capping this SIM Legacy Edition in November 2015, will be a festive celebration at the Remy Field Oval, the start and finish venue of the race event. Live bands and banchetto-styled booths await the general public and the heroic finishers of the 21k and 42k races, spilling well into the morning for the attendees of the fun runs.

Runners participating in this Legacy Edition will cement themselves too as part of SIM’s Legacy– a commitment to make a difference to the life of others through running. Portion of Registration fees goes directly to SIM’s beneficiaries: (1) Dilaab Foundation, Inc., a non-profit organization working on reintegrating lost, abandoned an unloved street children to becoming positive citizens of society, (2) Bless Our Cops Foundation, a foundation creating a program that reignites the passion, discipline and God-fearing productivity of our Policemen, and (3) Bukas Loob Sa Diyos Covenant Community, a Subic-based group that holds constant seminars and activities that create meaningful impact to the lives of the community.

GO GIRL Expo: May 30-31, 2015

Go Girl Ambassador Vanj Endaya

“I feel the need to surround myself with like-minded individuals for support and additional motivation” — Vanj Endaya

Successful career woman, rockstar age-group triathlete and an icon for beauty and wellness– these are qualities that best describe Ms. Vanj Endaya. She’s relentless in her pursuit of excellence in her multi-sport, she’s beautiful in and out and she perseveres to balance her activities with her career both in her work and as a mom. And this is why she is one of the Go Girl Ambassadors that represent the true calling of what a Filipina should be… active and empowered to pursue her dreams in the right path!

I was able to attend the launching of Go Girl Expo yesterday at Greenbelt 5 an event that empowers an active and healthy lifestyle that will culminate in the Go Girl Expo at the Rockwell Tent, Makati on May 30-31, 2015! Aside from Vanj Endaya, other notable Go Girl Ambassadors present were Jaymie Pizarro, Ruby Gan, Bea Azcuna, Marga Marty, Clang Salindong, Jieneb Kho and Althier Alianza, among others.

Ms. Bea Azcuna with Allan Enriquez, host of the GoGirl Launch

Ms. Ruby Gan

This event should cater to every Filipina of all persuasion who wants to shop for the latest products and services and will consist of vendors in fashion, beauty services, fitness demos, health, nutrition, massages, motivational talks, food and drinks and much more!

If you are considering exploring new horizons, learning about new opportunities or skills in the field of health and sports but are unsure on how to proceed, these Go Girl Ambassadors should be able to give you a head-start into your dreams of an active and productive lifestyle.

Ms. Althier Alianza

Ms. Marga Marty


GO GIRL! EXPO: In Pursuit of Healthy and Active Filipino Women

In a study conducted by the World Health Organization, more women in the Philippines are considered inactive whether in occupational, non-occupational, or leisure-related activities (WHO 2010). The same study also reveals that women are more active in domestic activities than men more than ever. Furthermore, physical inactivity may contribute to coronary diseases, diabetes, and obesity.

This is the reason why Jump Start, Fondo Manila and Yabang Pinoy are working together to bring the very first GO GIRL! EXPO- Empowering Healthy and Active Filipinas. It is by promoting a holistic well-being among women— healthy and active Filipinas— that we can achieve a healthy and active Philippines. We further define a “GO GIRL!” as a well rounded Filipina who balances life, work , play, adventure, sports and more importantly – knows how to have fun.

GO GIRL! EXPO will be held on May 30-31, 2015 at Rockwell Tent, Makati City. This event will be a celebration of every Filipina’s pursuit and women’s success and empowerment in different fields. The expo will feature faces of healthy and active Filipinas from different walks of life- from the working Filipina to moms, from outgoing women to social women. Furthermore, the expo will be a collection of products and services from different companies and industries who cater to the needs of a healthy and active Filipina.

Ms. Jieneb Kho

Ms. Clang Salindong

The expo will also be an avenue for women’s inspiration—tapping Filipinas who are considered “Go Girl!”. These women will share their impassioned stories of both success and struggle, how they got to where they are now, and what keeps them active despite the daily routine this age has to offer. Their stories will be shared via different platforms at the event.

L-R: Redg Candido, Tonette Nicholas, Bea Azcuna, Vanj Endaya, and the Jazzrunner

With Bea Azcuna

GoGirl and Yabang Pinoy CEO Patrick Joson (R), Launch Host Allan “The RFM” Enriquez and bloggers Redg, Franc, Banjo and Roselle

With Ms. Jieneb Kho

GO GIRL! EXPO is co-presented by GET GO- The Lifestyle Rewards Program of Cebu Pacific. This event is sponsored by Ever Bilena,, Bo’s Coffee, Zalvaje Eyegear, Sappe Beauti Drink,, Belle De Jour Power Planner, Dan’s, Lifthard Philippines, Fitness Gourmet, Fitness First, O2 Space Solutions and FiliSUP. Special thanks to our media partners: ANC (The ABS-CBN News Channel),,,,,,, Circuit Magazine, Health Junkie, YES!, Clavel,,, Breakfast Magazine and Grid Magazine.

Come and be part of this milestone that will encourage Filipinas to shift from being ordinary women to being a GO GIRL!.

adidas Marvel Avengers Collection: Now on Sale

Have you watched the latest of the Marvel Avengers’ Age of Ultron? I did and i’m still in awe with this latest movie of my marvel heroes: great action, non-stop suspense, vast entertainment and is tops just like the previous Avenger blockbuster movies!

Captain America, The Hulk, Iron Man, Black Widow and Tony Stark never ceases to amaze me and while sitting, glued to my seat watching sequence after sequence of non-stop action, it was the kids seated beside me who were constantly screaming and swooning whenever these super heroes would do their impossible feats to stamp out the villain, Ultron!

Well, these are the great characters that make up Marvel’s Avengers, favorite of both kids and adults. They also love to wear anything associated with them so adidas has come out with apparel and footwear versions of these superheroes so kids, teens and adults alike could show off their favorite Avenger characters!

Here’s  where you can get them:

adidas Marvel Avengers footwear collection

adidas teams up with Marvel’s Avengers to launch unique kids and adult collections

This spring adidas will introduce a new collection of kids footwear and apparel inspired by three superheroes of the new blockbuster Marvel Studios film, Avengers: Age of Ultron, which hit theaters worldwide last April.

The adidas Avengers collection will feature exciting new designs reflecting the unique personalities of three of the film’s superheroes: Hulk, Iron Man and Captain America. Both lines, which cover infants, little kids and youth boys alike, offer full head-to-toe outfits including tees, shorts and accompanying shoes and accessories with matching colours to ensure a wardrobe with fresh new looks for every true Avengers fan!

May’s kids collection will be complemented by adult running shoes in four matching designs. The adult line includes a silver-green adidas adizero Prime BOOST™ that will be featured in the film with an exciting new Avengers character. For the biggest fans and a united look this colour-way will be a key feature within the kids’ collections!

The new adidas Avengers collections go back to the classic roots with footwear inspired both by the original comics’ style and the graphics of the movie. Various models include running silhouettes for adults and kids as well as low and mid cut multipurpose silhouettes specifically designed for kids. This includes the Response BOOST Ltd that features adidas’ premium BOOST™ technology paired with Marvel’s greatest superheroes design as the primary source of inspiration.

adidas apparel for kids

adidas BOOST is a breakthrough technology that provides the highest Energy Return of any foam cushioning in the running industry. Along with BOOST foam cushioning, adidas adizero Prime BOOST upper consists of adidas Primeknit, a digital knitting technology using the latest engineering methods to develop an upper that is lightweight and fits like a second layer of skin, providing added performance benefits. Each section of the adidas Primeknit upper is carefully engineered to provide a precision fit for a secure, comfortable run.

The collection is available on

Li-Ning Manila Run 2015: June 28, 2015

The Li-Ning global sports brand have decided to “make the change” in Manila as they launch the 1st Li-Ning Manila Run, a 5k, 10k and 21k race to be held on June 28, 2015 at Seaside Boulevard, the Mall of Asia grounds.

This race, which expects to create a splash for its running gears and apparels is expected to draw no less than 3,000 runners and allows you the chance to experience the anticipated fun atmosphere of the Li-Ning brand at the MOA grounds!

For every registration center, there are corresponding singlet designs and colors which you may choose from, for free.

Check out the details of this race:

Li-Ning Manila Run 2015
June 28, 2015
Seaside Blvd., Mall of Asia
21k-4:30am/ 10k-5:30am/ 5k-5:45am

Category and Race Inclusions:
5k- Php 700.00 = inclusive of Race Kits, Bib, Timing Chip, Raffle Stub, Finisher’s Medal and Li-Ning Quick Dry Singlet
10k- Php 800.00 =inclusive of Race Kits, Bib, Timing Chip, Raffle Stub, Finisher’s Medal and Li-Ning Quick Dry Singlet
21k- Php 1000.00= inclusive of Race Kits, Bib, Timing Chip, Raffle Stub, Finisher’s Medal, Li-Ning Quick Dry Singlet and Li-Ning Quick Dry Finisher’s Shirt

Registration Sites:
Juego Trinoma
3/F Trinoma Mall
EDSA corner North Ave., Quezon City












Juego Market Market
4th Level, Market! Market!
26th St. corner C5,
Bonifacio Global City, Taguig











Juego Greenbelt4
2nd Level, Greenbelt 4
Makati Ave corner Dela Rosa St.,
Ayala Center, Makati












Li Ning MOA
2/F South Entertainment Mall
Mall of Asia











Juego Alabang Town Center
3/F Alabang Town Center, Muntinlupa City











Li-Ning Manila Run 2015

Li-Ning is a fast-growing global sports brand which has a strong presence around the world. Founded in 1990, the company has signed up important sports superstars like Ngoni Makusha (athletics), Marin Cilic (tennis), Chen Long (badminton), and Evan Turner and Dwyane Wade (basketball) into its fold. The brand offers a wide array of revolutionary products in various sports discipline.

In the Philippines, Li-Ning is currently available in Li-Ning store located at SM Mall of Asia, all Juego Sports Outlets, selected Olympic Village and Royal Sporting House stores. With the continuous growth and increasing demand of the brand, Li-Ning will also be accessible to the sports aficionados in Toby’s Sports, Landmark Department Stores, Sports Central, and SM Department Stores. The brand will furthermore expand its nationwide reach by putting up Li-ning stores in major malls like TriNoma, Greenbelt, SM Iloilo, and Solenad in Sta. Rosa, Laguna, this year.

Come June 28, 2015, Li-ning affirms its support and commitment to the growth of the sport of running in the Philippines by launching the first “Li-Ning Manila Run”. The event will have its check-in area at Seaside Boulevard corner Palm Coast Avenue, Mall of Asia, Pasay City starting 4:30 am. This run includes the following categories: 5k, 10k and 21k with registration fee of Php 700, Php 800 and Php 1,000 respectively.

Registration starts on May 1, 2015. Awesome Li-Ning quick-dry singlets, freebies, and prizes await the participants.


Li-Ning representatives during the launch


NIKE Women’s 10K Manila 2015: A Short Review

Fireworks mark the start of the 2015 WeRun Manila All-Women’s 10k Race!

Saturday evening was supposed to be a regular rest or chill night for me but that didn’t happen as i was invited to don on non-running gear and pick up my camera to witness and document the first ever NIKE We Run Manila All Women’s 10k Race as part of the media/blogger contingent for NIKE and that presented an opportunity to be a part of everyone else’s excitement!

Whether one was running as an elite to take center stage or a newbie running a 10k for the first time, Race Director Coach Rio Dela Cruz sure knows how to put together a grand event uniting 8,692 strong women to physically and mentally challenge themselves and even inspire us to watch from the sidelines their limitless energies to break the tape at the finish line!

Top triathlete and Nike Ambassador, Monica Torres (L) gracing the occasion

Like all the NIKE races in the past, this all-woman version of the race was very well-organized, notwithstanding the big crowd of runners that took off in 5 wave starts, at 2-minute intervals. The start was so efficient that it caused no congestion even when some runners stopped to take selfies while crossing the starting lines. Coach Rio made sure that all runners were moving in and out of the corrals to give way for the next wave of participants to their starting positions.

It was an eye-opener for me to be a witness to things runners have to go through which i assumed was only normal, being a long-time participant of race events–the excitement, suspense, thrill of waiting at the starting line, i found a new appreciation for what exactly a race represents.

At the Race Village

2/f Race Village

Almost all roads leading to the starting area were closed to the public but we were fortunate enough to be brought near the starting area on a media van. We then alighted and brought to the race village by Nike’s media relations group, EON.

With friends, Avhic and Doc Minnie

With long time teammates, Glo and Lenz

The race village is actually a huge multi-level car park converted to a runners’ haven where you find booth set-ups, freebies claim area, baggage counters, crossfit competition areas and the most awesome part, the roof-top deck where you get the extra freebie shirt if you came among the first 500 runners. Present too was up and coming DJ Jess playing some vibrating pop music, a massage area for the finishers (which i availed to give my aching back and shoulders some rub-down) and a hair saloon for those having bad hair moments after the finish!

Also at the grand parade ground was a huge air-conditioned dome where one could sit down and relax to enjoy the projected images above the ceiling which Nike had set up.

Runner showing her fitness prowess!

DJ Jess Milner

From the starting line, i immediately went back to the finish line to watch the fastest females break the tape as i wanted to see who were the fastest of them in the local running scene. First place finisher was from my Soleus Team, Cris Jaro who clocked in at 39 minutes, not too fast by local standards but one who just a week before finished the Borneo International Marathon in about 3:10 hours, placing in the top 5 amongst women!

Getting a brief rub-down for my aching back and shoulders. Thank you, Ate!

The NIKE Dome

Images atop the ceiling of the dome

Runners viewing the images or just chilling out inside the dome (C) Running Atom

It was a vibrant evening just seeing all these runners cue up to take pictures in front of the Nike walls and i was content on taking their pictures too where i saw old and new friends giving them a pat for a job well done.

The biggest take away for them is probably the feeling of accomplishment, specially for the newbie runners who proved that they could finish their first 10k if they commit the time and energy into it! I saw other runners congratulating and hugging each other while some were in tears while crossing the finish line. For them, it didn’t matter what their finish times were and it didn’t matter who came ahead of whom. What mattered was that everyone had shared an experience, whether in pain or in glory and it’s hard to beat the energy of a women’s race!

All things good about NIKE!

Many thanks to Elise, Janessa, Therese, Nina and to the rest of the EON PR Team for inviting us to one of the most spectacular all-women events of the year! Thank you Nike!

The lovely ladies of EON Stakeholder Relations Firm group with bloggers Cheryl and Queenie

ROX Outdoor Festival’s “Get Outside” A Success!

Great to know that the ROX Outdoor Festival 2015, a week-end sports festival held last April 18 and 19, 2015 was a resounding success!
This outdoor festival was aimed at promoting outdoor adventure sports and is a showcase for the hardcore as well as new-comers to take part in various adventurous sports while an equally good opportunity to learn more on the ins and outs of  having an enjoyable experience outdoors.
This event hosted a bouldering competition and a bike track competition. Apart from these, the festival also hosted fun, recreational activities where one can indulge in many challenges like the Pump Up the Track Challenge, Mountain Athletics Challenge, Trying Stuff Challenge, Outrun the Road Challenge, Strider’s competition for kids, and other competitions.
R.O.X. Outdoor Festival Welcomes Everyone Outside
(Press Release)
Adventure’s doors are officially open.
R.O.X. celebrated the best of the outdoors with the R.O.X. Outdoor Festival, held from April 18 to 19, 2015 at Bonifacio High Street. Attended by outdoor enthusiasts and converts of all kind, this two- day event marked the culmination of R.O.X.’s Get Outside campaign, which encouraged people to turn to a life of non-stop adventure.
Competitions, games, challenges, booths, shows, and workshops at the event kept excitement at a permanent high, as participating outdoor brands and organizations introduced people everything the outdoors had to offer.
One of the event’s big features was the R.O.X. Zero Gravity Bouldering Competition, sponsored by premier wall-climbing group PowerUp in partnership with the Sport Climbing Association of the Philippines, Inc. (SCAPI), where bouldering champions from all over the country fought for the top title and a round-trip airfare for two to Kota Kinabalu by Cebu Pacific Air.
A more grueling kind of challenge met participants of Mountain Hardwear’s Last Man Standing competition, staged on the first day of the festival. Fourteen hardy participants fought to stay on each of their 3-foot columns for nearly five hours as they endured various physical challenges on top of the heat of high summer. The winner took home the complete outdoor treatment: an all-expense paid trip to Coron, Palawan courtesy of Cebu Pacific Air and The Funny Lion Inn plus a complete set of gear by Mountain Hardwear.
Event-goers also proved eager to take on the rest of the festival’s activities, including Fox’s Pump Up the Track Challenge, The North Face’s Mountain Athletics Challenge, Columbia’s Trying Stuff Challenge, Salomon’s Outrun the Road Challenge, Strider’s competition for kids, and other high-octane pursuits.
For people new to the outdoors, the event also offered opportunities for them to get started. Various outdoor brands, service providers, groups, and communities packed Bonifacio High Street with booths for people to jumpstart their adventure.
Those interested in niche outdoor experiences found sound advice from the event’s talks and workshops, such as Liliane Cobiao’s introduction to traveling around the world, Tamara Benitez and
Mike Eijansantos’ guide to filming the outdoors, Carla Grino’s lecture on exploring the outdoors with your kid, and other highly useful topics by outdoor professionals.
Come evening, the festival switched on a more entertaining and relaxed vibe with performances by Lucille and Indio I at the amphitheater and big screen film viewings for families and groups of friends sprawled on the grass.
Without actually taking people up mountains, across open seas, or into a long and winding trail in the wild, the R.O.X. Outdoor Festival proved that the road to adventure is easy to find. It only takes a brave heart and a desire to Get Outside.
R.O.X. Outdoor Festival is sponsored by the Primer Group of Companies, The North Face, Columbia Sportswear,
Eddie Bauer, Sea to Summit, Fox, Telic, Nalgene, Roxy, Quiksilver, DC, Timbuk2, Poler, O’Neill, Volcom, Sanuk, Native, Mountain Hardwear, Hurley, Stance, Healthy Back Bag, World Traveller, Spyder, OtterBox, Goal Zero, Nivea, CORE, GoPro, Dan’s, Specialized, Strider, Amorita Resort, Cyburban, Planet Zips, Cebu Pacific Air, Costa Pacifica, The Funny Lion Inn, Garmin, PowerUp, Gatorade, Magnavision, Krispy Kreme, Syoss, the Department
of Tourism, and Tourism Promotions Board Philippines.
This event is also supported by the following media partners: Business Mirror, Malaya, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Philippine Star, Rappler,,, Writer’s Block,, View Magazine, 2.0 Magazine, Explore, PowerPlay Magazine, Speed Magazine, Endurance, Travel Now, Travelife, Clavel, GRID, Asian Journal, Adventour Magazine, and MultiSport Magazine.
See all the thrilling highlights of the R.O.X. Outdoor Festival by following @roxphilippines on Facebook and @rox_philippines on Instagram.
Gear up before you Get Outside. Visit R.O.X. at Bonifacio High Street, MarQuee Mall, Camp John Hay, Ayala Center Cebu, Centrio Mall Cagayan de Oro, and The District North Point Bacolod.
R.O.X. is owned and operated by Primer Group of Companies,
Asia’s next retail giant!
(Photos courtesy of ROX Philippines’ FB Account)