The NRC Nike Women’s Half-Marathon (21K) Manila

The NikeWomen Victory Tour comes to the Philippines as the NRC Half Marathon Manila to be staged at the CAVITEX on May 15, 2016!

Following the highly successful staging of the Nike Women’s 10K last May, Nike invites Filipina athletes to its first all-women half marathon in the country. Similar to the previous race, runners are invited to register with their best female buddy. Registration opens today, January 30, 2016.

The NRC Women’s Half Marathon Manila is part of the largest global women’s event series, the NikeWomen Victory Tour that will see female athletes around the world revel the power of the global female fitness community through a series of one-of-a-kind running and training events. Be #BetterForIt Together with your best buddy in this first ever NikeWomen 21K in Manila!

Online registration for the Nike Women’s 21k Manila is now available. Participants can pay online via credit card or PayPal at http://go.nike.com/0po61h. Registration fee is PHP 2,700.00 per pair.

WHAT: The NRC Women’s Half Marathon MNL 2016

WHEN: May 15, 2016

WHERE: Cavitex

GUN START: 4:30 AM

REGISTRATION ON-LINE: http://go.nike.com/0po61h or https://www.nike.com/events-registration/event?id=32321

REGISTRATION FEES: P 2,700.00 per pair

Registration for the NRC Womens Half Marathon Manila includes:

· A place in the NRC Womens Half Marathon Manila L race

· An exclusive NRC Womens Half Marathon Manila Tee

. A timing chip, the D-tag

. A race guide with additional information about the race

· Finisher’s entitlement for participants who finish the race on Race Day.

After the success of Nike Women’s 10k in 2015, which was the biggest all-female 10km race in Manila with almost 9,000 runners last May, Nike invites Filipina runners to join the NRC Women’s Half Marathon Manila, Nike’s first all-women half marathon in the country. Continuing the tradition and spirit of last year’s race, Filipina participants are invited to register with their best female buddy who is up for taking on bigger challenges and emerging #BetterForIt.

The NRC Women’s Half Marathon Manila is part of the largest global women’s event series, the NikeWomen Victory Tour, which will see female athletes around the world challenge themselves and experience the power of the global fitness community through a series of one-of-a-kind running and training events.

Nike has prepared a series of training services for registered runners that include Nike+ Run Club sessions and Nike+ Training Club sessions. As a start point, runners can design their training using the Nike+ Running and Nike+ Training Club Apps that are available on both iOS and Android platforms.

“Nike challenges Filipina athletes in this year’s Nike Women’s Half Marathon Manila to run hand-in-hand with their best friend in a race that not only inspires but makes them better for it together. This year, we are raising the bar for runners for them to experience a bigger, more challenging, and far more fulfilling race,” says Patrick Reyes, Country Marketing Manager of Nike Philippines.

Women can register online for the NRC Women’s Half Marathon Manila 2016 at http://go.nike.com/0po61h . Registration will open on January 30, 2016 at 1:00 am, Manila time. Registration fee is PHP2,700 per pair payable via credit card or PayPal.

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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

NIKE Women’s 10K Manila: A Buddy Run on May 9, 2015

The NIKE 10k Manila will be held this May 9, 2015 at Filinvest City, Alabang

The past NIKE running events were one of the most sought after races in Manila. They’re very well organized, a pampering event that has the best vibe and environment for a runner. This year however, the NIKE 10k Manila will cater exclusively to an all-womens race and will be held this coming MAY 9 at Filinvest City in Alabang!

Runners are required to register in twosomes with either a buddy, sister, mother, daughter or best friend and encourage them to run together to make things a lot more fun! Registration is through on- line at http://gonike.me/WeRunMNL

Here are the details of the race:

NIKE WOMEN’S 10K MANILA

REGISTRATION:

Online (via credit card):  http://gonike.me/WeRunMNL
March 15, 2015 to April 12, 2015
In – Store ( via Prepaid Cards)
March 15, 2015 to April 12, 2015
PAYMENT MODES:
Participants can choose to pay through Credit Card
OR
Purchase prepaid cards at the following venues:
Nike Park BGC
Nike Women’s Trinoma
Nike Park Mall of Asia (MOA)
Nike Stadium Shangrila
Nike Forum Greenhills
Nike Stadium Glorietta 2
Nike Stadium Alabang Town Center
RACE PACK includes:
The race pack is an exclusive event pack, which consists of
  • A Nike Women’s 10K RunTee
  • A Nike Women’s 10K Run Race Pack
  • Timing chip (D-tag)
  • A range of other goodies
All race participants must collect their race pack during the Nike Women’s 10K Run Race Entitlement Pack collection from April 20, 2015 to May 3, 2015.
Details of Nike Women’s 10K Run Race Entitlement Pack Collection
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Online Registrants:
Claim race pack at the Nike store chosen during registration
Packs will be distributed from 12 noon to 8pm.
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Prepaid Registrants:
Claim race pack at the store where you bought the prepaid card
Packs will be distributed from 12 noon to 8pm.
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Important: Please bring your ID and confirmation slip to collect your race pack.
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PRESS RELEASE:
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RUN WITH THE FIRST-EVER NIKE WOMEN’S 10K MANILA

Nike Women’s 10k Manila enables and connects women to celebrate the power of sport

  • MANILA, PHILIPPINES, 16 March 2015 — Filipinas now have the opportunity to be part of a global community of sport that motivates, inspires, and connects athletes around the world with the inaugural Nike Women’s 10k Manila (#WeRunMNL) on 9 May 2015. Coming from the insight that Pinays love to run and train with a partner, the Nike Women’s 10k Manila takes on a unique twist by requiring participants to register with their best female buddy and enjoy the experience with the rest of the growing community of strong, beautiful women who are motivated to achieve their personal running goals. Set to take place in Fillinvest, Alabang, there are 10,000 slots available.
  • The Nike Women’s 10k Manila is part of the global Nike Women’s Event Series, which includes the Nike Women’s Race Series and N+TC Tour. The global event series will see more than 200,000 women around the world celebrate and experience the power of sport through a series of one-of-a-kind, high-energy training events.

  • To help prepare women achieve their personal bests, participants can get access to elite Nike Run Club training sessions in the weeks leading up to the Nike Women’s 10k Manila. Race registrants also get free access to a variety of fitness classes such as yoga, Pilates, barre, HIIT and an exclusive NTC Live (Nike Training Club Live) event on 25 April 2015 at Valkyrie, Manila’s largest nightclub. Participants can also train and prepare for the race through the Nike+ Running and Nike+ Training Club Apps, available for free on iPhone and Android. These best-in-class apps combine the power of Nike’s 65-million-women strong social community with the expertise of Nike’s top trainers.
  • “Women in the Philippines today, and all over the world, are increasingly engaged in fitness and sports and we are excited to launch the inaugural Nike Women’s 10k Manila. From the time they register with their best friend, they will be inspiring each other and the community around them – whether it is through training, or race day”, says Patrick Reyes, Country Marketing Manager of Nike Philippines.
  • Online registration for the Nike Women’s 10k Manila is now available. Participants can pay online via credit card or via prepaid cards available at select Nike stores to complete their online registration. Registration fee is PHP 1,800 per pair.
  • For more information, visit http://www.nikewomen10kmnl.com.

NIKE We Run Manila: Pre-Race Release and Event Reminders

Here’s some last minute pre-race reminders for those joining Sunday’s NIKE We Run Manila, 2012!

WE RUN MANILA 10K – RACE DAY
December 2, 2012 (Sun)
4:00 am Assembly
5:30 am Gun Start
Starting point: Seaside Boulevard cor. Bayshore Ave, Mall of Asia activity area (see map below)

*Late comers who arrive at the starting line after 5:45 am will not be allowed to race.

PROGRAM FLOW
4:00 am             Baggage Depository Opens
4:30 am             Race Village Opens/Start Pen Opens
5:00 am             Runners Warm-up and Stand-by
5:30 am             Gunstart
6:30 am             Race Village Elements Open (Concessionaires, Massage, Photo   Booths)
8:00 am             Runners have to finish by this time to qualify for the Finisher’s Entitlement
8:15 am             Program Begins
– Host Opening Spiels
– Never The Strangers Set
– Sponge Cola Set
9:15 am             Prize Presentation for Individual Categories
9:45 am             Prize Presentation for School Category
10:00 am           Chicosci Set
10:30 am           Host Closing Spiels
11:15 am           Closing

13,000 Runners to Own Manila in the Nike We Run MNL 10K

Race kit collection from November 27 to 30, from 10 am until 10 pm at Bonifacio High Street

PHILIPPINES, 26 November 2012 –(Press Release)

On Sunday, 2 December, close to 13,000 runners will be up bright and early to take part in the Nike We Run MNL 10K race. It will flag off at the SM Mall of Asia activity area, at the corner of Seaside Boulevard and Bayshore Avenue. The runners will be part of Nike’s global We Run race movement which will see a total of 395,000 runners from 32 cities participating, forging a new global community of runners through Nike’s most connected race series yet with innovative Nike+ technology.

Nike’s We Run MNL 10K race will bring the streets of Pasay City to life with 13,000 high energy runners expected to make tracks all over the SM Mall of Asia’s grounds. Set against the remarkable view of Manila Bay, the race will see runners pass through the commercialized area of the Mall of Asia with the SMX Convention Center and the latest icon of the area, the eye-shaped SM Bay City Arena. Runners are set to leave the urban commercial scenery and head towards the fields along Diosdado Macapagal Boulevard, before taking a turn on Pacific Avenue to race back to the finish line.

At the finish line, runners can look forward to completing their Nike experience at the race village located at Seaside Boulevard, connecting with fellow running enthusiasts and athletes to celebrate their running achievements. Runners can also recharge and relax at the massage booth, as well as enjoy the refreshments from the juice bar.  There will be a concert, hosted by Nike influencers Drew Arellano and Mia Bayuga, featuring bands such as Chicosci, Never The Strangers and Spongecola to keep the adrenaline pumping after the run.

All finishers will receive a Finisher’s T-Shirt to commemorate the event and their running experience. Adapting the global We Run design, and customized for the Philippines, runners are identified globally with the black Nike Dri-Fit race tee featuring a distinct volt green collar piping and a striking graphic in volt green. Runners who complete the run will also receive a finisher’s tee to proudly wear their achievement.

In line with this, the race kit collection will be on November 27 to 30 from 10 am until 10 pm at the Bonifacio High Street activity grounds in front of Nike Park Fort, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig. Runners are reminded to bring their IDs and a printed copy of their confirmation slip to collect their race packs.

The Nike We Run race series is Nike’s most connected race series yet with innovative Nike+ technology. The race series kicked off on September 1 in Prague Czech Republic, and will conclude on December 15 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

For more information, visit: www.facebook.com/NikeRunningPH or follow us on twitter via @NikePH.