Bravehearts 2018 – Alapaap Mountain Trail Run

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Another challenging trail race organized by BTR (Be Trail Ready). A new route traversing Alapaap Mountains in Tanay, Rizal. Race is on February 11, 2018. Registration is still open.!

Be Trail Ready Present ::.. Bravehearts 2018

1st Leg for the Grand Slam of the BTR Trail Running Series 2018.

Distance / Gunstart
7km COT 2:15Hrs / 6:30AM
11km COT 3:30Hrs / 6:00AMRegistration Fee
7km (Php 800.00)
11km (Php 1,000.00)

7km Inclusive
Finisher Medal, Finisher Shirt, Personalized Bib Number, BTR Bandana, Environmental Fee and Tourism Fee

11km Inclusive
Finisher Medal, Finisher Shirt, Personalized Bib Number, Bravehearts Special Edition Trucker Cap, Environmental Fee and Tourism Fee

Registration Period: December 15, 2017 – January 19, 2018Registration:https://manilaboxoffice.com/btr/
LIMITED SLOT ONLY!

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GETTING THERE:

** Private Transportation
From Cubao take Aurora Blvd. East Bound and continue straight to Marcos Highway. You will pass by Sta. Lucia Grand Mall, Masinag, and Cogeo. After Cogeo, you will traverse zigzag roads.

You will pass by Palo Alto and Garden Cottages. A few meters from Kilometer Post 51, the Welcome Arch to Barangay San Andres is on the other side of the road (left side). This is actually the place that locals refer to as Batangasan or Batangas.

Follow the road leading down to the valley that is Brgy. San Andres. You will pass through two small bridges. Take the left turn after the Brgy. Chapel. The Brgy. Hall cum registration area is located 30 meters from the main road and just before the covered court. From Batangasan, the Brgy. Hall is more or less 4 kms in distance.

Early morning travel from Cubao to Brgy. San Andres is 1 hour 45 minutes.

** Public Transportation
From Cubao, take a jeep or FX to Cogeo Gate 2. Once in Cogeo, proceed to the jeepney terminal adjacent to the market and take the jeepney going to Sampaloc/Tanay. Tell the driver to drop you off at Batangasan/Batangas. (1 hour travel time).

Hire a habal-habal or tricycle to San Andres
Race Updates:
Facebook Event Page: Bravehearts 2018
Facebook Page: BTR – Be Trail Ready

The event takes place RAIN or SHINE!

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Lagalag Sundown Eco Trail Run

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One of my favorite yearly trail race happening near Metro Manila is once again all set at Timberland Heights, San Mateo, Rizal on March 17, 2018. The Lagalag Sundown Eco Trail Run is  a very well-organized race and is featuring 6km, 12km and 25km distances. Slots are limited so register now!

The 3rd edition of the Lagalag Sundown EcoTrail run will be on March 17, 2018 at the Glades, Timberland Heights, San Mateo Rizal. Participants will have the chance to enjoy running in Timberland’s trail system and at the same time contribute to our event’s beneficiary – WWF’s Tamaraw Conservation Project.

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Registration Sites:
Lagalag Store Manila

Online: https://reg.goorahna.com/event/lagalagsundown

25km: Php 1400
12km: Php 1100
6km: Php 800
*Registration is non-transferable and non-refundable

Gun Start
25KM – 3PM
12KM – 330PM
6KM – 4PM

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Cut-Off Time
6KM- 2HRS at the finish line.
12km – 3HRS at the finish line.
25KM – 4.5HRS at the 18KM mark and 6HRS at the finish line.
(Please take note that only runners with headlamps/flashlights at the 18KM mark will be allowed to continue after 530pm).
Light Requirement (25KM Runners Only)
Headlamp/flashlight is mandatory for night running. 25KM runners arriving at the 18km mark by 530pm will be checked for lighting equipment and those without lights will not be allowed to continue. Runners with no lights anywhere along the course by nightfall will be asked to stop for safety reasons.
It is advisable for everyone to bring lights even if you are a fast runner, this is a trail run and anything can happen. It would sure be handy if you miscalculated your speed or during emergencies.

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HYDRATION
This is a Green Run, there will be several water refilling stations along the route where you can replenish your water bottles/hydration packs but there will be NO DISPOSABLE CUPS. Lets make this a clean race.

LEAVE NO TRACE. Don’t litter. It ruins, not just the environment, but also the experience of other runners. Automatic disqualification for those caught littering.

TRAIL MARKINGS
There will be markers along the trail. Do not remove them. Anybody caught doing so will be automatically disqualified. Let us all be responsible trail runners. Lastly, RUN WILD and HAVE FUN!

SHUTTLE SERVICE
There will be a jeep shuttle service to and from the event, more details to follow.

Going to the venue: You may click on this link for reference

https://www.google.com.ph/maps/place/The+Glades+at+Timberland+Heights+by+Filinvest/@14.6798639,121.1436428,15z/data=!4m8!1m2!2m1!1sthe+glades,+timberland+heights!3m4!1s0x3397bbf18ff2afc9:0x7e0afe98f51ad8d4!8m2!3d14.6820908!4d121.1621349

RACE RULES
1. The Organizers have the right to modify the race course, rules and regulation at any time to ensure the safety and welfare of the participants.
2. Race numbers must be worn in front and must be visible at all times.
3. Runners must follow the marked course and must pass through all the checkpoints of the organizers. Cutting the course will be grounds for disqualification.
4. All runners are required to bring their own refillable bottle and/or hydration bladder and enough trail food for sustenance during the race. There will be no disposable cups in all water stations to minimize trash.
5. Runners who decide to discontinue racing must inform the marshals or race official at the nearest Water Stations. Directions will be given on how to reach the race basecamp safely. Only injured participants will be evacuated.
6. Removing or altering directional signs and trail markers are grounds for disqualification.
7. Any complaints or protests about the results must be made within an hour after the close of the race and must be made in writing, signed and submitted to the Race Organizers for proper action. Any complaints after this period will not be entertained.

Hizon’s Catering: Making Dream Events Come True

Good food, service…with a heart. Hizon’s Catering may be an unknown entity to some but is omnipresent to big parties like weddings, corporate events, baptisms, birthdays, anniversaries, debuts, and many more occasions who cater at these events all over Metro Manila. Hizon’s has built a strong reputation for high quality corporate or private catering for the past 29 years since it first opened. Their dedicated following have given them valuable insights and ideas that inspire their continuous effort to provide better and improved services to a wide set of clients.

Their talented team of event planners, professional chefs and staff all share a passion for delivering an outstanding service no matter whether it is a small private dinner, an event to promote your brand or a corporate event of about 15,000 people. This wealth of experience and an eye for detail ensures that they provide their clientele with an experience second to none. No wonder, they have been named as the country’s no. 1 catering company in the Philippines.

Through the years, they have been working with many high-profile brands, private clients and are very proud that many of their original clients remain loyal customers. Here are some of their most ardent clients:

 

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Just a few days ago, dozens of personalities from the media, (mostly bloggers) were treated a sample of the high-value catering services like corporate catering, private catering, wedding and a children’s party. Held at the Oasis Manila Pavilion, each of the services was showcased and gave us a worm’s eye-view of each event as we leapfrogged from one showcase to another.

Each event were made up of custom menus to suit a particular like or budget. They offered full service including beautifully displayed and delectable dishes as well as beverage, staffing and equipment. The canapés and desserts were delicious and glasses were constantly topped up or replaced with new filled servings. The staff were very polite and showed great initiative and organisational skills.

Leaving you with these pictures that highlighted a short but very fulfilling (and filling) experience with Hizon’s catering.

These four sample events provided a glimpse of how Hizon’s Catering can make your dream event happen. For more information, visit www.hizonscatering.com. You may also email: info@hizonscatering.com or call (02) 9250103 / (02) 9250107.

WEDDING:

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Sample of main wedding reception table

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For the bride and the groom

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Complete with wedding talents

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A sample of their wedding specialty dishes would include:

Wedding Menu

Truffle Mushroom Soup:

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Peach Mango Salad with Candied Walnut and Smoked Salmon:

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Baked Fish Stuffed with Spinach and Tomato:

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Beef Salpicao with Grilled Vegetables and Mashed Potato:

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Chicken Sambal:

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Carving station:  Slow Roasted Beef with Hickory BBQ Sauce and Classic Mushroom Gravy and Thrice-Cooked Pork Belly with Cilantro Salsa:

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SEMINARS:

For small office seminars, the participants will enjoy the Omelette Cooking Station:

Filling choices: mushroom, ham, cheese, tomato, onion, bell pepper, bacon, shrimp, olive, chicken pesto, spinach

Bread (Baguette/Focaccia)

Coffee/Tea

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AWARDS NIGHT:

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Catering for an Awards Night ceremony would include:

Tempura Roll, Argentinian Steak Canape, Candied Bacon Canape, Tomato and Basil Confit in Skewers,

Crispy Beef Ssam Fresh Spring Roll, Smoked Salmon Caviar Crème Pop

Dessert bar: Vanilla Creme Brulee, Sunken Island, Peach Egg Tart,

Flourless Chocolate Cake, Mango Vanilla Pana Cotta

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CHILDREN’S PARTY:

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Bacon-wrapped cocktail hotdogs with BBQ sauce

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Mini Hawaiian Delight Pizza

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Assorted Seafood Balls

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Chicken Fingers with Honey Mustard sauce

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Nachos with Cheese sauce and gound beef

PRESS RELEASE:

Make Your Dream Event Happen with Hizon’s Catering

Hizon’s Catering has been in business since 1987. Chances are you’ve attended an event they’ve catered for or you may have even hired them for your own celebration at some point.

Name the occasion and Hizon’s Catering has been part of it. Personal milestones such as baptism, graduation, wedding, and anniversary? Check! Birthday celebrations? Oh yes, with all sorts of themes to boot, ranging from the usual cartoon character-centered concept for kids and a simple SPArty for the debutante to a musical extravaganza for the rocker in the family and a lavish ball for the golden girl!

On the corporate front, Hizon’s Catering has extended its services to countless product launches, conferences, seminars, and festivities that mark the season like Easter, Halloween, and Christmas.

You want it casual, formal, or something in between? Hizon’s Catering can execute it for you. They can accommodate the meal service of your choice. Buffet is quite popular but they also frequently do cocktails. Sit down service is an option too.

“We have really good food,” guarantees Hizon’s Catering General Manager, Joseph Hizon. “We invest a lot in developing the menu, in the preparation of the food, and in our equipment. We make everything from scratch. As part of our culture, we don’t allow instant food and flavorings in our kitchens,” he adds.

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Joseph Hizon, Hizon’s Catering General Manager.

The biggest event they’ve handled had a whopping 15,000 guests but they can cater intimate get togethers of 50 persons as well. Menu packages start at P450 per person.

“We are not the cheapest but you get a lot for what you pay for, that’s what we’re known for, what we give you is of good value,” shares Joseph. “We take care of everything. Aside from the usual food, tables, chairs and waiter service, we can also handle the amenities. These are the small things that you don’t want to bother with like the bridal car. If you’re looking for a hotel in the area, we can put that in the package too,”. They have a team of event planners headed by Cheska Pineda and an event planner is assigned to every client to coordinate all the details, even the styling. “We don’t mark-up on it, it’s like an added service,” he points out. Having to deal with just one person lessens the headache and makes all the difference.

Hizon’s Catering always goes the extra mile to make your dream event happen. They even help those who are not their clients! Through their website, they are able to share their expertise with everyone. If you log on to www.hizonscatering.com and access the blog section, you will find tips for different types of parties, from conceptualization to implementation. The website also contains a list of churches and event venues, with photos and basic information about each. “We’ve made it easier for you!,” emphasizes Joseph. Incidentally, Hizon’s is the caterer accredited by the most number of venues in Metro Manila.

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The event was made possible with the support of Oasis Manila, Advent Light & Sounds, Sentimental Groove Band, Bars Datiles Design Props, Star Balloon, Enzuno Cakes, The Photoman, Keon Salon, Jerome Yu LED Projector, and Myra Lorenzo who emceed the program.

 

Double Terrain Challenge (10km / 25km) Trail Run: August 6, 2017

Be Trail Ready Presents ::.. Double Terrain Challenge (10Km/25Km)

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10/Km and 25 Km Challenge

The thought of running through forest woods, rocky and muddy uphills and downhills, dirt roads for four or seven hours may not appeal to some, specially those who are still new to trail running but, for all its technicalities, this will be a well-organized and smoothly-run event, thanks to Race Director Dabobong Angeles and his new team “Be Trail Ready (BTR)” Events who has been at the forefront in staging short but challenging trail races near Metro Manila for the past 5 years.

Mountain passes, single track trails, water falls, raffle prizes, free food along the route and at the finish all help create a party atmosphere . And while some consider his longer distance offerings as hard-core and elite, the shorter one (10k) will be easier, manageable and will aim to attract more trail running newbies and other runners hailing from different levels.  The race’s start and finish near the vicinity of Baranggay Cuyambay, Tanay just adds to the “fiesta” factor. A 5am start should see you at the finish line in time for a well-earned medal and breakfast on the foot of this lively mountain municipality of Tanay.

RACE DETAILS:

Distance : 10Km Cut Off Time 4Hours / 25Km Cut Off Time 7Hours

Start Time: 5AM (25Km) / 6AM (10Km)

Starting/Finish Area: Basketball Covered Court at Brgy. Cuyambay, Tanay Rizal

Registration Fee: 10Km (Php 1,000) / 25Km (Php 1,500)

Inclusions: Finisher Medal, Finisher Shirt, BTR Saco Pack, Personalized Bib Number, Raffle and Post Race Meal

Registration Period: June 14, 2017 – July 15, 2017

Registration Procedure:

STEP 1:
Pay the registration fee through:
Rayman D. delos Angeles (BPI S/A No. 3199-1456-56)

STEP2:
Send a scanned/pic copy of the deposit slip to doubleterrainchallenge@yahoo.com with your name, gender and size of finisher shirt . Subject: DTC REGISTRATION and wait for confirmation through email. Please keep and present the deposit slip when claiming the race kit on the race day.

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Race medal 25k

LIMITED SLOTS ONLY!

****** The event takes place RAIN or SHINE! ******

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Part of the route…Tungtong Falls

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GETTING THERE:

** Private Transportation
From Cubao take Aurora Blvd. East Bound and continue straight to Marcos Highway. You will pass by Sta. Lucia Grand Mall, Masinag, and Cogeo. After Cogeo, you will traverse zigzag roads.

You will pass by Palo Alto and Garden Cottages. A few kilometer you reach the welcome arc to Brgy. Cuyambay will be on your right.

** Public Transportation
From Cubao, take a jeep or FX to Cogeo Gate 2. Once in Cogeo, proceed to the jeepney terminal adjacent to the market and take the jeepney going to Sampaloc/Tanay. Tell the driver to drop you off at Brgy. Cuyambay.

Hire a habal-habal or tricycle to Brgy. Cuyambay Basketball Court

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MANDATORY EQUIPMENT

25Km Runners:
Each runner must be self-contained or self-reliant with the following mandatory items:
• Hydration bottle/ pack with least 1.5 Liters of water
• Trail food
• Drinking Cup
• First aid kit
• Whistle
• Fully charged cellphone
• Headlamp/Flashlight

10Km Runners:
Each runner must be self-contained/ self-reliant with the following mandatory items:
• Hydration bottle/pack with at least 1L of water
• Trail food
• Drinking Cup
• First aid kit
• Whistle
• Fully charged cellphone

NOTE: These mandatory items will be check upon checked-in at the starting line and will be randomly checked during the race.

PARKING: Will be available the near the race site.

FOOD: Kindly present your race bib number to the people at the food booth when claiming your free post-race meal.

RACE SHIRTS: Shirts may be claimed at the Secretariat booth on race day. Please present your race bib number to claim. If in cases of unavailability of your shirt sizes, we humbly ask for your kindness as we shall send you your shirt after the race. Our race secretariat will note your name, contact number and email address and we ensure that you’ll receive your shirts at the soonest.

HYDRATION: There will be water and juices available in every aid stations. Note please that we will not provide drinking cups so it’s mandatory for every runner to bring their own cups. Water are for drinking and not for bathing.

AID STATIONS: We will provide food in every aid station which are as follows: chocolates, jellyace, boiled eggs, and the all-time favourite TIPAS HOPIA. If you have any food preference, you are encouraged to bring your preferred trail food.

Salomon XTrail Run 2017- July 23, 2017: Registration On-going

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Salomon, will be having the annual Salomon X-trail Run this year, on July 23, 2017. As like last year, the race will be held again at the Subic Freeport Zone in Subic, Zambales. Participants can expect the trail to have a combination of different terrain surfaces including dirt, rocks, sands, and a little of concrete paths. The 2017 race aims to set a new record as one of the most-attended trail run races in the country.

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Since its inception, the event has grown to be one of the most anticipated trail races in the Country, with participants coming from different regions and Southeast Asian countries alike.

For the past 5 years, Salomon Xtrail Run is reputed as one of the more well-attended trail event, and more than 40 million worth of estimated PR/ad placements. Target number of participants is 1,500. Race categories are Road-to-Trail with 6km & 12km distances and Mountain Run with 24km & 32km distances (a more technical category).

The Salomon Xtrail Pilipinas Race is a GREEN RUN. No disposables will be provided at the hydration stations. All participants MUST bring their own provisions. For the Mountain Run Categories, there will be a Mandatory gear check prior to race start. Mandatory gears include: Hydration pack/belt, and whistle.

Leaving you with some pictures taken at last year’s race which was also held at the Subic Bay Freeport.

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REGISTRATION FEES:

6KM ROAD TO TRAIL

PHP 950.00 per person
The 6km “Road-to- trail” category targets beginners who want to explore the world of trail running. Road runners are very welcome, to experience a different adrenaline rush.
Race Kit Inclusions: Race bib, timing chip, Salomon Xtrail technical jersey, Post-race meal.

12KM ROAD TO TRAIL

PHP 1,100.00 per person
The 12 km “Road-to- trail” nature targets runners with basic trail running experience who wants to level up and experience technical terrain.
Race Kit Inclusions: Race bib, timing chip, Salomon Xtrail technical jersey, Post-race meal.

24KM MOUNTAIN RUN

PHP 1,450.00 per person
Targeted to trail runners who want to take their race to the next level, with technical ascents and varying terrain. This category simulates ascents of Skyrunning races – the arena wherein Salomon dominates.
Race Kit Inclusions: Race bib, timing chip, Salomon Xtrail technical jersey, Salomon Race Cap, Post-race meal. Finisher’s medal for those who finish within cut-off time (5hours).
Mandatory gear for this category: Whistle, Hydration Pack/belt. This will be checked prior to race start and at technical points on the route. No Mandatory gear, No race.
A Medical Certificate is required for this category

32KM MOUNTAIN RUN

PHP 1,600.00 per person
Targeted for advanced trail runners who look forward to adrenaline-filled adventures. This route involves a mixture of different terrains from asphalt, to sand, to rocks, to river crossing & technical ascents. This category simulates ascents of Skyrunning races – the arena wherein Salomon dominates.
Race Kit Inclusions: Race bib, timing chip, Salomon Xtrail technical jersey, Salomon Race Cap, Post-race meal. Finisher’s medal for those who finish within cut-off time (7 hours).
Mandatory gear for this category: Whistle, Hydration Pack/belt. This will be checked prior to race start and at technical points on the route. No Mandatory gear, No race.
A Medical Certificate is required for this category

IN-STORE REGISTRATION

 Salomon Store SM Aura

4th floor, SM Aura Mall, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig

Salomon Store SM Megamall
3rd floor, Bldg D, SM Megamall, Mandaluyong

Salomon Glorietta 3 Store
2/f Glorietta 3, Ayala Center Makati City

Salomon Store SM Annex North Edsa
2/f, SM North Edsa Annex Building, Edsa, Quezon City

RACE KIT CLAIMING

  • JULY 14-15

    For those who registered BEFORE July 10

    JULY 16-18

    For those who registered on July 10 and AFTER

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RACE DAY SCHEDULE

July 23 2017 (Sunday)

Gun Start
32km – 8:00 AM
24km – 9:30 AM
12km – 1:30 PM
6km -1:30 PM
Schedules for race start can change due to weather conditions

Race Cut-off Times
32km – 7 hours
24km – 5 hours
12km – 2.5 hours
6km – 1.5 hours
Cut-off times subject to change, upon discretion of Race Director. Specific areas / control points within the course will also have cut-off times, to ensure you fininsh within the official time.

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PRESS RELEASE:

X-Trail Run Pilipinas 2017: Run the Path of Most Resistance

Committed to push the boundaries of outdoor experience, Salomon, the world’s leading trail running brand, gears up for the return of the highly-anticipated Salomon X-Trail Run this July 23, 2017 at the Subic Bay Freeport Zone. An annual event organized throughout Southeast Asia since 2008 – in countries including Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and the Philippines – the Salomon X-Trail Run instantly gained traction for its exceptional and technical trail routes that never cease to offer runners an unforgettable and fulfilling trail experience each time.

Locally, the Salomon X-Trail Run has been held in various premier venues throughout the Philippines; quickly gaining a reputation for being the most-attended trail running event in local trail running history as it managed to gather over 1,000 participants. For its 6th year, the Salomon X-Trail Run endeavors to deliver another exceptional trail running race that will empower its participants to push the boundaries of
their capabilities.

Aiming to resonate with the brand’s core purpose of inspiring people to play and progress in their chosen outdoor pursuits, this year’s Salomon X-Trail Run is sure to pack a lot of enjoyable yet exhilaratingobstacles ahead. Eyeing at least 1,000 participants, this year’s Salomon X-Trail Run will consist of two race categories, namely, Fun Trail category with 6km and 12km distances and the more technical “Mountain Run” with 24km and 32km distances.

Serving as the ultimate test for the most dedicated trail runners, the Mountain Run at this year’s race will once again simulate the challenging ascents of Skyrunning races – an arena dominated by Salomon. The race starts at 8:00am and 8:30am for its 32km and the 24km categories, respectively, the Mountain Run will witness the country’s top trail runners go head to head in this iconic race.

Positioned as the most challenging category of the race, and created especially for trail runners who want to take their skills to the next level, the 24km and 32km Mountain Run will feature technical ascents and varying terrain. From asphalt, sand, and rocks to river crossing and steep technical ascents, the route for this category is expected to yield an adrenaline-filled adventure for the racers.

The Mountain Run participants will receive a Race Kit which will include a race bib, a timing chip, a Salomon X-Trail technical jersey, a Salomon Race Cap, and Post-Race meal and products from sponsors. Only those who finish within the cut-off time of 5 hours for the 24km, and 7 hours for the 32km, will receive a Finisher’s medal for this category.

Given the demanding nature of these distances, participants of the 32km and 24KM Mountain Run must adhere to the prescribed mandatory gear which includes, a whistle, a hydration pack/belt, with at least 500mL of water. Those with incomplete mandatory gear will not be allowed to participate in the race.

Emergency numbers will also be announced on the race day, for those who will bring their cellphones. This is, however not mandatory.

Designed to accommodate road runners with zero to basic experience in trail running, the Fun Trail race has proven to be an extremely worthwhile experience. Through this category, Salomon aspires to encourage road runners to get out of their comfort zones and head straight into the world of trail running. Meant for runners who wish to experience a different kind of rush, the 6km Fun Trail category is a great
introduction to trail running.

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Launching of the 2017 Race last Tuesday at ROX

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Meanwhile, the 12km Fun Trail category targets runners with basic trail
running experience and are seeking to kick their abilities in technical terrain up a notch. Fun trail runners will receive a Race Kit which will contain a race bib, a timing chip, a Salomon X-Trail technical jersey, and a Post-Race meal and products from sponsors. The estimated gun start for the Fun Trail race is at 1:30pm.

Throughout the event, there will be specific areas and control points located in varying locations within the course to ensure that the participants finish the race within the official time. Moreover, the Salomon XTrail Run will be a Green Race. A pioneer advocacy championed by the Salomon X-Trail Run since its first series back in 2010, Salomon’s Green Race Movement will not permit the use of disposables during
the event. Participants are then required to bring their own water bottles.

Ongoing until July 15, interested runners may register in-store at Salomon SM Aura, Salomon SM Megamall, Salomon Glorietta 3, Salomon SM North Edsa Annex or online at
http://www.salomonxtrailpilipinas.com.ph. The claiming of the Race Kits will be on July 14-15 for those who registered before July 10, while those who registered on July 10 onwards may claim their kits on July 18 in Salomon stores located at SM Aura, Glorietta 3, SM North Annex, SM Megamall, or it will be delivered to their provided shipping address.

Bus provisions will also be available for the first 200 participants for an additional fee of P600. To avail of the service, participants must tick off the appropriate box in the registration form and include the payment together with the race registration fee. Each participant is entitled to a maximum of two seats only. The meeting point for the bus service will be at R.O.X. Bonifacio High Street.

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.