Siargao International Marathon: July 23, 2017

Yes, this paradise island is part of Mindanao which is now under martial law as declared by President Duterte since a week ago, where Philippine military troops are still clashing with militants under the terrorist group Maute in Marawi.

However, Siargao Island is far removed from the present going-ons in Marawi and is known to be a peaceful and insurgency-free place with many tourists, both local and foreign trying to strut their wares in what the island is known for, surfing! Aside from hosting several international and local events in surfing, Siargao will also host an international marathon to be held on July 23, 2017.

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The Siargao International Marathon (Run For The Mangroves) 2017 is a fundraising campaign organized by the Municipality of Del Carmen together with Runrio Events, Inc. and Open Space Media Inc. for the benefit of their mangrove rehabilitation in Del Carmen. This is the 1st Siargao International Marathon following the success of the first Siargao It Up! Marathon last year.

I’m very optimistic that this turbulence happening in Mindanao will end very soon and martial law will be lifted way before the event proper. Here’s to peace in Mindanao!

EVENT DETAILS:

Event Date: July 23, 2017 (Sunday)

Event Venue: Del Carmen, Siargao Island

Event Time: 5:00AM – 12:00PM

For on-line registration, please visit:

www.runrio.com/siargaomarathon2017. Online registration is from May 15, 2017 until July 16, 2017.

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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

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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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