Although Derek Ramsay might not draw as much following as those of Piolo Pascual or Dindong Dantes, his athleticism still stands out unmatched than the latter two. Derek was a former rugby player and at present is a top notch Frisbee player. Now, he is entering the world of running.
How he turns out as a runner remains to be seen however, as knee problems has bogged him down for several years now. He has stopped playing rugby because of this disability although the non-contact sport of frisbee has been his present passion to maintain his physical fitness.
I was able to attend the press launch of the Century Canned Tuna Superbods Run 2010 which was attended by principal endorser Derek and two Century Superbods 2009 winners Van Victor Leano and Theresa Fenger. The run, which they claim will be one of the biggest and most star-studded celebration of health and fitness will be held on February 21, 2010 at the Bonifacio Global City in Taguig.
Derek declared that he will be running the 5k category of the event.
From their press release, the details of the run are as follows:
The Superbods Run will feature four race events: 3km, 5km, 10km, and 21km. Male and female top finishers of each category will go home with big cash prizes plus special prizes from sponsors.
For the 21km race, the 1st place winner receives P42,000; 2nd placer gets P21,000; and 3rd placer gets P10,500. For the 10km race, first, second and third prize winners will win P20,000, P10,000 and P5,000 respectively. Winners in the 5km race will bag P10,000, P5,000; and P3,000. Lastly, 3km winners get P6,000, P3,000; and P1,500.
On top of the big cash prizes, all top finishers will receive special prizes from Century Tuna, Nike, Timex, and Nature Valley, plus RunRio Finisher’s shirts and medals.
A highlight of the Run is the Superbods Go-See, where race finishers 18 years old and above with fit and healthy bodies can get a chance to become Century Tuna’s next image models. Two males and two females will be picked as the new Century Superbods and win P100,000 each.
The Superbods Run, organized in collaboration with the country’s top running coach Rio de la Cruz of RunRio, promises to be a most exciting way to get fit and healthy! Participants will get to run with the country’s hottest celebrities, win great prizes, raffle treats, freebies and a lot of other surprises!
The Century Tuna Superbods Run 2010 is also a fundraising activity for the benefit of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), an international non-governmental organization working on issues regarding the conservation, research and restoration of the environment.
Registration is until February 8, 2010 at the following venues: Timex Shops at SM Southmall, SM Mall of Asia, and SM Megamall; Nike Park at Bonifacio High Street; and Second Wing Running Store at 88 Maginhawa St., Teachers’ Village, Quezon City. Special registration is also held every Tuesday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Nike Running Clinic at Ultra. Late registrants are welcome from February 9 to 15, 2010 only at Nike Park Bonifacio High Street and Second Wing Running Store. You may also register online at www.centurysuperbodsrun.ph or www.runrio.com until February 7, 2010 only. For questions, call the Century Tuna Superbods Run Secretariat at (02) 703-1736.
Here are some pictures taken at the Press/Bloggers Launch: