Brooks Running: New Kicks On The Block

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From the ever softest midsole cushioning to the lightest and bounciest energy returns, running shoes have changed dramatically in 2018. And with 2018 in full swing, a new generation of groundbreaking road running shoes have started to emerge, led by the launch of Brooks’ innovative DNA Loft and DNA AMP features.

The new shoes – Levitate 2, features Brooks’ innovative DNA AMP, Ghost 11, and Glycerin 16 features the newest technology of Brooks: DNA LOFT, while Transcend 5 still has SUPER DNA but an updated guide rails and Adrenaline GTS 18 has its original BioMoGo DNA.
DNA Loft – The NEW standard in soft

A finely calibrated mix of EVA foam, rubber, and air, DNA LOFT is the new midsole cushioning in our softest running shoe yet. Engineered for unequaled comfort, EVA Foam puts more “ahhhhh” in every step, making this the softest midsole we’ve ever offered. Also an added rubber means you can stop worrying about your cushion holding up and enjoy the same blissful softness whether it’s your first – or 500th – time lacing them up. Extra air in the midsole ensures that DNA LOFT won’t weigh you down. Because cushioning that’s soft as a feather should be as light as one, too. Get lost in your run with the cushion that’ll keep you comfortable, step after step, run after run.

DNA AMP – The power to outrun yourself  

DNA AMP is a polyurethane (PU)-based cushioning system strategically engineered to provide unparalleled energy return. The foundation of DNA AMP is a PU foam that naturally expands, returning energy as force is applied. To deliver an amplified experience, Brooks encased the foam in a thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) skin that resists horizontal expansion to deliver energy directly back to the runner. The result is an engineered compound that provides exceptional energy return.

Here’s a look at what’s coming up the rest of this year and what we know about Brook’s hottest running shoes. 

Levitate 2 – Maximum Energy Return

The new Levitate 2 returns more energy with every stride, so runners feel like they can run further and faster. Combined with an outsole that moves quickly from heel to toe and a new sleek knit upper, Levitate 2 delivers maximum energy with every stride.

Ghost 11 – The smoothest ride possible gets softer and lighter

After a decade of engineering, the Ghost has more than earned its name. Straight out of the box it’s as comfortable as any shoe you’ve worn for years. And the Ghost 11’s ethereal feel is rivaled only by its responsiveness and durability.

Transcend 5Running’s most advanced support system, served super soft

Offering super soft cushioning and plush comfort, the Transcend 5 features Guide Rail

Technology, an advanced support system that provides holistic support from feet to hips.

Glycerin 16The ultimate in softness and supreme comfort—now even softer

You might be able to outrun our engineers. But when it comes to supreme comfort, super-soft cushioning and mile-after-mile plushness, you’ll never out-engineer them.

Adrenaline GTS 18Perfect balance of soft cushion and support, modernized

Now in its 18th version, the best-selling Adrenaline GTS is better than ever, with the same trusted cushion and support runners have grown to love, plus a new, streamlined look.

Pricing and availability

Levitate 2                     Php 7,495.00

Brooks Levitate 2

 

Ghost 11                      Php 6,495.00

Brooks Ghost 11

Transcend 5                 Php 8,295.00

Brooks Transcend 5

Glycerin 16                   Php 6,995.00

Brooks Glycerin 16

Adrenaline GTS 18       Php 6,295.00

Brooks Adrenaline GTS 18

 

Available in all Runnr Stores, Tobys MOA, Tobys SLP, Olympic Village Glorietta, SM Department stores MOA, North Edsa and Davao.

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 The running bloggers with Brooks Senior Brand Head, Ms. Jerine D. Placido

 

About Brooks Running Company
Brooks Running Company sells its performance footwear, apparel, sports bras and accessories in more than 50 countries worldwide. Brooks’ purpose is to inspire everyone to run and be active by creating innovative gear designed to keep runners running longer, farther and faster. This purpose is supported by Brooks’ Run Happy philosophy, a quest to celebrate and champion the sport of running and all runners everywhere. Founded 1914, Brooks is a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. and is headquartered in Seattle. Visit www.brooksrunning.com for more information or follow us on Facebook (www.Facebook.com/brooksrunningph) and Instagram (http://www.instagram.com/brooksrunningph)

 

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Restaurants Against Hunger

Restaurants Against Hunger is an international initiative of the restaurant industry.  The campaign unites chefs, restaurant owners, and foodies all over the world to channel their passion for food into life-saving impact against hunger and child malnutrition.

Restaurants Against Hunger is being promoted by Action Against Hunger, a global humanitarian organization that takes action against the causes and effects of malnutrition. They are on the front line in nearly 50 countries, helping to reach more children than ever with lifesaving treatment while developing long-term solutions to stop them from becoming malnourished in the first place.

The mechanics of the campaign is simple: Restaurants choose 1 or more special dishes from their menu and for every order of these dishes from October 1 to December 1, 2018, a portion of the profit goes to our projects combating hunger and malnutrition in the Philippines. These dishes are labelled “Dishes That Feed More.” The donation per dish is dependent on the restaurant.

All donations raised during the campaign in the Philippines will only be used for projects in the Philippines.

So far, participants this year are Alba Restaurante Español, Aracama, Azuthai, Café Mediterranean, Calderon, Chef Laudico OK Café, Chelsea Kitchen, Chotto Matte / Izakaya Sensu, Corner Tree Café, Cyma, Friends & Family / Coconut Club, Green Pastures, Grilla, Ikomai, Ilustrado, Kabila, Museum Café, Providore, Saboten, Sangkap, Simple Lang, Sobremesa, Terraz Bistro & Meetings, Terry’s Bistro, The Old Spaghetti House, The Shrimp Shack, Wild Ginger, and The Bistro Group. We hope to sign up more before the program kicks off on October 1.

Diners can be a part of the movement to help provide food to the most disadvantaged children and their families in the country by patronizing the participating restaurants and ordering the featured dish/es which we call “dishes that feed more”. Look for menu items highlighted with a sticker that says “dishes that feed more” or ask your servers about them. Also, you can spread the word and help promote the campaign.

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At the launch of Restaurants Against Hunger with food columnist Margaux Salcedo hosting the event

Action Against Hunger and the Institut de Relations Internationales et Strategiques (IRIS), an international think tank that focuses on geopolitical and strategic issues, released a study titled  “Socio-economy of Chronic Malnutrition in the Philippines: A preliminary key trends analysis by 2030” in 2016 to support strategic action in fighting malnutrition in the Philippines. According to the study, the Philippines ranked 9th among countries with the highest number of stunted children.

The campaign started on World Food Day in France in 1998.  In the Philippines, Restaurants Against Hunger started in 2016 and a total of 103 restaurants have participated in the fight against hunger.

Restaurants Against Hunger has been implemented in Bolivia, Canada, Colombia, Germany, Guatemala, India, Italy, Peru, Spain, United Kingdom, and the USA .

For restaurants to join, all they have to do is go to http://www.restaurantsagainsthungerphilippines.org, click “register” and sign up.  This program is very easy to implement, it doesn’t entail much cost, and it unites the restaurant staff and customers for a life-saving cause. We will support the restaurants by providing all marketing materials needed for the campaign: Posters, table-tops, “dishes that feed more” stickers for the menu and information notes for staff.

The most recent programs the Restaurant Against Hunger made possible are the response to the Marawi conflict where we were able to reach a total of 206,613 individuals. We implemented nutrition screening and distributed emergency food aid and hygiene kits as well as provided access to safe water and sanitation facilities in the provinces of Lanao del Sur and Lanao del Norte.

Through their Water, Sanitation and Hygiene projects in the areas of Masbate, North Cotabato and Maguindanao they have provided rural barangays access to clean water, created tap stands and toilets, and conducted hygiene promotion sessions to combat the spread of diseases that will lead to malnutrition.  A total of 180 Barangays were declared as Zero Open Defecation Communities, positively affecting 738,566 individuals. To maintain the culture of cleanliness, we trained 730 Barangay Health Workers to continue the work we started.

The campaign has also supported our Nutrition and Food Security and Livelihood projects in Zamboanga City for the internally displaced people that were forced to evacuate their homes during the 2013 siege.

Malnutrition is prevalent in the areas Action Against Hunger is working in.  In North Cotabato, there was a 5-year-old child who was practically skin and bones, he was pale and his hair was not growing.  He was suffering from wasting because he was not eating enough food and not having a varied diet. For months he was only eating boiled cassava, banana, and sweet potato.

As mentioned above, the Philippines is at a critical point with regards to stunting.  The numbers  have increased to 33.4% from 30.1% in 2015 and the Philippines ranked 9th among countries with the highest number of stunted children. Stunting is something that we see every day.  It is quite common to see children who we thought were only in Elementary only to find out that they’re already in High School.  These kids are underdeveloped – not only physically, but cognitively as well.  If not treated in the first 1,000 days of a person’s life (from 0 to 2 years old), the effects of stunting is irreversible and will last that person’s whole life.

Nutrition during pregnancy and in the first years of a child’s life provides the essential building blocks for brain development, healthy growth, and a strong immune system. A growing body of scientific evidence shows that the foundation of a person’s lifelong health are largely set during this 1,000-day window.

Restaurants Against Hunger is co-presented by McCormick Culinary.  Sponsors are Foodpanda, Marca Leon, and Mida Food. Supporting the campaign are the LTB Chefs Association Philippines and The Spanish Chamber of Commerce. Collaborators are Acceler8, Digital Out-of-Home Philippines, Nyxsys Philippines, Pitchworks Incorporated, and Summit Outdoor Media.

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Questions answered by Dale Nelson Divinagracia, Fundraising and Resource Development Manager of Action Against Hunger

Website: http://www.restaurantsagainsthungerphilippines.org

Facebook: @RestaurantsAgainstHungerPH and @ActionAgainstHungerPH

Instagram: @RestaurantsAgainstHungerPH

Twitter: #EndHungerPH

Hashtag: #restaurantsagainsthungerPH

 

PRESS RELEASE:

Restaurants Unite to Fight Child Malnutrition

Through the initiative of global humanitarian organization, Action Against Hunger, restaurants have come together to fight child malnutrition.

Called “Restaurants Against Hunger”, the campaign runs from October 1 to December 1, 2018. During this period,  participating restaurants will be donating a portion of the sale of specially marked dishes on their menu to projects combating child malnutrition in the Philippines.

Diners can be a part of the movement to help provide food to the most disadvantaged children and their families in the country by patronizing the participating restaurants and ordering the featured dish/es labelled as “dishes that feed more”.

 

So far, participants this year are Alba Restaurante Español, Aracama, Azuthai, Café Mediterranean, Calderon, Chef Laudico OK Café, Chelsea Kitchen, Chotto Matte / Izakaya Sensu, Corner Tree Café, Cyma, Friends & Family / Coconut Club, Green Pastures, Grilla, Ikomai, Ilustrado, Kabila, Museum Café, Providore, Saboten, Sangkap, Simple Lang, Sobremesa, Terraz Bistro & Meetings, Terry’s Bistro, The Old Spaghetti House, The Shrimp Shack, Wild Ginger, and The Bistro Group.

“We hope to sign up more before the program kicks off on October 1,” said Action Against Hunger Fundraising and Resource Development Manager Dale Nelson Divinagracia. Restaurants that wish to join can simply register at http://www.restaurantsagainsthungerphilippines.org.

This program is very easy to implement, inexpensive, and unites the restaurant staff and customers for a life-saving cause. This was attested during the launch by Chiqui Mabanta, owner and general manager of Corner Tree Café which has been supporting “Restaurants Against Hunger” since year one.

The campaign started on World Food Day in France in 1998 and has been implemented in Bolivia, Canada, Colombia, Germany, Guatemala, India, Italy, Peru, Spain, United Kingdom, and the USA.  In the Philippines, “Restaurants Against Hunger” is on its third year has helped make it possible for Action Against Hunger to implement several programs.

The most recent was their response to the Marawi conflict where a total of 206,613 individuals benefitted from the nutrition screening and distribution of emergency food aid and hygiene kits. The organization also provided access to safe water and sanitation facilities in the provinces of Lanao del Sur and Lanao del Norte. Through their Water, Sanitation and Hygiene projects in the areas of Masbate, North Cotabato and Maguindanao they have provided rural barangays access to clean water, created tap stands and toilets, and conducted hygiene promotion sessions to fight the spread of diseases that will lead to malnutrition.  A total of 180 Barangays were declared as Zero Open Defecation Communities, positively affecting 738,566 individuals. To maintain the culture of cleanliness, 730 Barangay Health Workers were trained to continue the work started. “Restaurants Against Hunger” has also funded  nutrition and food security, and livelihood projects in Zamboanga City for the internally displaced people that were forced to evacuate their homes during the 2013 sieBased on the latest survey conducted by the Food and Nutrition Research Institute of the Department of Science and Technology, more than 3.8 million or 33.4% of Filipino children are stunted.  This number is up from 30.1% in 2015. Stunting, also called Chronic Malnutrition refers to a child who is too short for his or her age.  It is the result of poor nutrition during early childhood.  Children suffering from stunting may never attain their full possible height and their brains may never develop to their full cognitive potential. The effects are irreversible and can last a lifetime. These children face learning difficulties in school, get sick more often, and earn less as adults. The same survey also identified 800,000 or 7.1 percent of Filipino children to be suffering from wasting. Wasting, also called Acute Malnutrition refers to a child who is too thin for his or her height.  It is the result of rapid weight loss or the failure to gain weight due to poor nutrient intake or disease. Children suffering from wasting have weakened immunity, are vulnerable to long term developmental delays, and face an increased risk of death.

“In 2016, Action Against Hunger and the Institut de Relations Internationales et Strategiques (IRIS), an international think tank that focuses on geopolitical and strategic issues, released a study entitled  “Socio-economy of Chronic Malnutrition in the Philippines: A preliminary key trends analysis by 2030” to support strategic action in fighting malnutrition in the Philippines. According to the study, the Philippines ranked 9th among countries with the highest number of stunted children,” revealed Action Against Hunger Country Director, Guy Halsey. “It’s imperative that we take steps to stop the upward trajectory of malnutrition in the country.  Restaurants Against Hunger is a start and everybody can participate. We can all channel our passion for food into life-saving impact against hunger and child malnutrition,” he added.

Restaurants Against Hunger is co-presented by McCormick Culinary.  Sponsors are Foodpanda, Marca Leon, and Mida Food. Supporting the campaign are the LTB Chefs Association Philippines and The Spanish Chamber of Commerce. Collaborators are Acceler8, Digital Out-of-Home Philippines, Nyxsys Philippines, Pitchworks Incorporated, and Summit Outdoor Media.

To know more about the campaign, visit http://www.restaurantsagainsthungerphilippines.org or follow these social media accounts @RestaurantsAgainstHungerPH and @ActionAgainstHungerPH on Facebook, @RestaurantsAgainstHungerPH on Instagram and #EndHungerPH on Twitter. #RestaurantsAgainstHungerPH

GRIT (All Female) 2018 Trail Run: August 5, 2018

If you’re looking for a new trail route and nice scenery, then this all-women’s race might be what you’re looking for . The GRIT (Girls Running in Trails) will be holding its 2nd Trail Run inside the Eagle Ridge Golf & Country Club in Binangonan, Rizal.

The race will feature a 30K, 15k, 6k and two side events: the Kiddie Run and Sub-Sandi Challenge. MEN can join the race by registering on the Sub Sandi 6k Challenge which is a “Beat Sandi Menchi” on the 6k distance! Sandi Menchi Abahan is the beneficiary of this race which aims to raise funds to help her compete in 2018 races which includes the Salomon Ring of Steall Skyrace in Scotland, in September.

 

The second edition of  GRiT – Girls Running in Trails: an All-Women Trail Run will be held at 6 AM on August 5, 2018 inside the Eagle Ridge Golf & Country Club, Binangonan, Rizal.   A bigger and better GRiT offers three race categories:  30K, 15k, 6k and two side events: the Kiddie Run and Sub-Sandi Challenge.  The event also welcomes its male friends as volunteers and pacers or as Sub-Sandi Challengers.

GRiT 2018 is organized by RaceYaya for the purpose of raising funds to help, Sandi Menchi Abahan as she embarks in another big race this year. So, how does it work?  The proceeds of GRiT will support the training and racing expenses of Sandi Menchi Abahan -GRiT Ambassador – which includes the Salomon Ring of Steall Skyrace in Scotland and other activities which aim to promote and support women in the sport.

Last year’s edition gathered five hundred (500) strong women with their family and friends and male volunteers in the trails of Pintong Bukawe, San Mateo, Rizal.  Watch last year’s race here .

The net proceeds from the event helped in the financial support for Sandi Menchi  Abahan’s entry to TDS-UTMB in Chamonix, France where she finished 21st among the female elite runners, and became the first Filipino/Southeast Asian runner to be present in the race leaderboard of TDS-UTMB, not to mention, a race that is mostly dominated by Europeans and Americans; it is considered as the most prestigious trail running event in the world.

And so, the journey continues. This 2018, let’s get our voices heard, let’s all toe the line in support of Sandi. To register and to know more details about the race, just go to:

https://register.raceyaya.com/events/grit-all-female-trail-run

Details:

DISTANCE 30K 15K 6K Kiddie Run Sub-Sandi Challenge
REGISTRATION FEE 1,800 1,200 1,000 400 1,000
INCLUSIONS Event Shirt and Finisher’s Token Special Kiddie Token Event Shirt

 

 

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To everyone who supports Sandi, here’s her personal message for you:

“Running has brought me here, I have to keep going and keep pushing because each step could not only move me and my performance upwards.  Each push can move the people who believe in me to believe that a female Filipino can do it, that she can do it, that we can do it…Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart.”

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(Ladies can choose from three races (30 kms, 15 kms, 6 kms) while the MEN can register for the 6K Sub Sandi Challenge over newly discovered running trails that takes place inside the Eagle Ridge Golf & Country Club, Binangonan, Rizal.. The park offers classic southern terrain, with cypress tupelo swamps, boardwalks, and a variety of greenery and hardwood forests.)

Thousands Of Runners Complete The Inaugural ASICS RELAY Philippines

Thousands of runners have hit the streets in the country’s first-ever night relay race, the ASICS Relay Philippines 2018 at SM By The Bay, Mall of Asia in Pasay City. Hundreds of teams vied for the grand prize, but Team Kenya, Ganda R, and Team LTIMESTUDIO 1 emerged victorious in their respective Full Marathon categories – Male, Female, and Mixed.

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As part of the grand prize, the three champion teams in the Full Marathon category will receive an all-inclusive flight and accommodation trip to run in the next ASICS Relay race in the country of their choice. In addition to the complimentary race slots, the winning teams received cash and product prizes worth over Php 790,000.

ASICS Relay Philippines presents a fresh take on marathon racing as runners are required to race in teams of 4 to complete a half or full marathon distance. Each member of the team in the 21km and 42km category ran a quarter of the total distance to complete the race.

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“We really enjoyed the race,” said Luisa Raterta, one of the members of the Full Marathon Female category winner team, Ganda R. “We were nervous at first of what is going to come when the race started, but we’re very happy with our experience because it was well organized and it had a good route,” she added.

“It was our first time to run in a relay race, so our strategy was to arrange our turns based on our running strengths, and we think our tactic paid off really well” said Kevin Capampangan, member of Full Marathon Mixed category winner Team LTIMESTUDIO 1. “We’re very happy with the teamwork that we’ve built with one another,” said Joida Gagnao one of the members of Team LTIMESTUDIO 1. “It was a good thing for us to establish that kind of camaraderie as it helped us win the race,” she shared.

The ASICS Relay not only promises a competitive, team-bonding race, it also offers unique experiences for runners to enjoy. At the scenic seaside race village nestled in SM By The Bay, participants were treated to music entertainment by local musicians and dancers held on a 360 degree LED stage, fireworks, interactive games, and unique photo booths.

After the Philippines leg, the ASICS Relay 2018 will continue the action on August 4th in Indonesia.

 

Winners list

Full marathon:

Male category – Team Kenya 02:21:55

Female category – Ganda R 02:56:56

Mixed category – Team LTIMESTUDIO 02:37:43

 

Half marathon:

Male category – BRW Team 01:19:17

Female category – Laguna Gazelles 01:37:51

Mixed category – Army Team 01:15:44

 

Visit the following sites for more information

Website:                                    www.asics.com/asics-relay 

Facebook, Instagram:                  @ASICSRelay

Official Hashtags:                       #ASICSRelay

Salomon Xtrail Run 2018: July 22, 2018 @ Subic Freeport Bay

 

JOIN the BIGGEST trail running race in the Philippines! The Salomon X-Trail Run is a series of trail running events in the Asia-Pacific Region. This race is reputed to be a more technical trail running race, with a mixture of different terrain surfaces including dirt, rocks, sand & concrete paths.

WHERE: Subic Bay Freeport on July 22, 2018

There will be 2 categories with 4 distances:

Mountain Run:
32 kilometer: Php 2,300
24 kilometer: Php 2,000
Trail Run:
12 kilometer: Php 1,500
6 kilometer: Php 1,200

Registration Centers:
Salomon SM Megamall
Salomon SM North Annex
Salomon Glorietta 3
Salomon SM Aura

Online Registration:
www.salomonxtrailpilipinas.com.ph

Run beyond boundaries at Salomon X-Trail Run Pilipinas 2018

Five decades since its inception, Salomon continues to elevate outdoor experiences as the world’s leading trail running brand. But beyond its steadfast dedication to superior product innovation, Salomon has likewise come to embrace its role as a pillar of outdoor athleticism. In its bid to push the boundaries of trail running, Salomon is more than thrilled to announce the return of the highly-anticipated Salomon X-Trail Run this July 22, 2018 at the Subic Bay Freeport Zone.

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Conceived in 2008 as an annual event organized by Salomon throughout Southeast Asia, the Salomon X-Trail Run is held in countries including Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and the Philippines. Highly regarded by the trail running community for its exceptional and technical trail routes, Salomon X-Trail Run continues to attract an increasing number of participants among runners, fitness junkies, and outdoor enthusiasts.

In the past, Salomon X-Trail Run Pilipinas has been held in various premiere venues throughout the country and has since gained notoriety for consistently mounting the most challenging yet most-attended trail running events in local trail running history. Now on its 7th year, the Salomon X-Trail Run Pilipinas is back to challenge hardcore trail runners and outdoor adventurers with another grueling and unforgettable trail running experience.

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Atty. Aldean Lim, Salomon Philippines Athlete

Beyond boundaries

Following last year’s widely successful turnout of close to 1,200 participants, this year’s event seeks to attract 1,500 racers from all over the country as it unveils another adrenaline-pumping race across the lush and vigorous forest trails of the Subic Freeport Zone. Similar to past Salomon X-Trail races, this year’s trail running competition will consist of two race categories – the Trail Run category for beginners with 6km and 12km distances and the more technical Mountain Run designed for experienced runners with its 24km and 32km distances.

 

Transcending the boundaries of human capability is a philosophy which ultimately drives the core of Salomon. As such, participants of this year’s Salomon X-Trail Run can expect no less from the trail running authority as it once again simulates the challenging ascents of Skyrunning races.

Particularly, the Mountain Run which is positioned as the most challenging category of the race will feature a heady combination of terrains such as asphalt and rocky trails to rivers, sandy tracks, and steep technical ascents – all of which are designed to test the stamina of the most tenacious runner.

The Mountain Run participants will receive a race bib, timing chip, Salomon X-Trail technical jersey, Salomon Microfiber towel, post-race meal, raffle coupon & products from sponsors. Only those who finish within the cut-off time will receive a Finisher’s medal for this category.

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Path to progress

An advocate of inclusivity, Salomon X-Trail Run also opens its doors to avid runners with basic to no trail running experience with its 6km and 12km Trail Run category. Though slightly less demanding, the Trail Run category equally aims to inspire runners to test the limits of their ability by coming up with a technical terrain that will surely prove taxing for its participants. Trail Run participants will receive a race bib, timing chip, Salomon X-Trail technical jersey, post-race meal, raffle coupon & products from sponsors.

Given the demanding nature of these distances, participants of the 32km and 24KM Mountain Run must adhere to the prescribed medical certificate before registration and mandatory gear before the race which includes, a headlamp, 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.

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 alongside motivational posters and signages to encourage racers. Moreover, the Salomon X-Trail 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.

Interested participants are invited to register until July 8, 2018 at Salomon Stores: SM Aura, SM Megamall, Glorietta 3, SM North Edsa Annex or online at www.salomonxtrailpilipinas.com.ph. The claiming of the Race Kits will be on-site. Alternatively, for online registrants can opt to have the Race Kits delivered via courier for an additional fee.

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For inquiries about the event, e-mail SalomonXtrail2018@extribeinc.com. Also follow us on our facebook page: @salomonphilippines and @SalomonPH on Instagram.

Salomon is exclusively distributed in the Philippines by the Primer Group of Companies.

 

 

Outrun Your Dreams Trail Run: May 27, 2018

Two of our local Pinoy trail runners will be living their dreams as they climb several summits, cross rivers, run over glaciers covering 171 kilometers in 3 countries namely, France, Italy and Switzerland. The 2 are going to run the Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc (UTMB), the World Cup of ultra running and will be their first time to race in the alps of Europe. For Noy Gentoleo and Felmer Sancho Hiponia, they will be with the best field of ultra trail runners all over the world. They will be showcasing their speed, endurance and experience, and aim to finish the race within the cut-off time.

It is with this aim that Team Amihan, in partnership with the UP Night Runners and Pinoy Trails is presenting the “Outrun your Dreams” trail run, a benefit run which aims to help Noy and Felmer raise funds for their Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc (UTMB) quest. The race will start and end at the Wawa Covered Court, San Rafael, Rodriguez, Rizal.

The 6k and 10k routes will cover Mt. Parawagan while the 22k distance will ascent the mountains of Mt. Parawagan, Mt. Ayaas and back.

RACE DETAILS:

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Date: May 27, 2018
Day and Time: Sunday, 4am
Venue: Wawa Covered Court, San Rafael, Rodriguez, Rizal
Race Distances: 21km, 12km, 6km, 2km kids
Registration period: April 1 – May 16

Gun Start:
22km: 4am
10km: 6am
6km: 6:30am
2km kids : 7am

 

Registration & Inclusions
2k kids – P300 (Race Bib, Finisher Medal, Loot)
6k – P700 (Event Shirt, Race Bib, Finisher Medal, Post Race Meal)
10k – P800 (Event Shirt, Race Bib, Finisher Medal, Post Race Meal)
22k – P1000 (Event Shirt, Race Bib, Finisher Medal, Post Race Meal)

Cut-off/ Race Qualifications
22km – 7 hours / Med Cert & completed a 21km trail run (at least)
10km – 4 hours
6km – 2.5 hours
2km kids – 1 hour

DISTRIBUTION/CLAIMING OF RACE KITS AND SHIRT WILL BE ON RACE DAY, MAY 27 AT THE STARTING AREA STARTING AT 2AM.

How to Register
1. Deposit Payment to below Accts:
BPI Account #: 2569-17-8935
Account Name: Maria Vicenta Gado
2. Email the deposit slip to outruntrailrun@gmail.com with below details.
Subject Title: “Outrun Trail Run Registration”
Name of Runner:
Gender:
Birth date:
Distance Category:
Shirt Size (First come first serve basis)
Team Name:
3. You will be receiving an email confirming your registration within 3 business days.

More details here:  https://www.facebook.com/events/1270591792973066/permalink/1304379182927660/

MT. PARAWAGAN:

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Mt. Ayaas Peak

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Double Trail Challenge on June 24, 2018: Will This Be Another Trap?

Perhaps NOT when you’re just running the 6k or the 10k distances.

The Double Trail Challenge Trail Race, another DBB-Be Trail Ready Event is a 6k, 10k, and a 25k trail race to be held this coming June 24 in Baranggay Cuyambay, Tanay, Rizal. Be Trail Ready’s big appeal to trail runners is its stunning views, ever changing terrain, it’s social scene and its epic, “in your face” tough climbs. One doesn’t just accept the fact that this race goes from one “sea of clouds view” to another fool you into thinking we’re just floating in the sky because there will be those moments that you’ll be saying, “it’s-a-trap-why-did-i-ever-join-this race?”

But of course, there will be nothing that a newbie or a veteran trail runner can’t do but to roll with the punches, enjoy the camaraderie, savor the views and finish the race. The RD and his race officials will be greeting you at the finish line and you’ll be receiving your schwags. However, it won’t be that easy.  The hills will always be steep. There will be regular stopping on the ascents to catch your breath, slipping and falling down on slippery slopes that will probably just hurt your ego, more than any physical injury that might occur. But as long as you remember to breathe, you’ll be ok!

We were able to run the 6k and the 10k courses one Sunday morning with trail buddies Jun Santiago and Franc Ramon which starts near the Baranggay Hall of Cuyambay in Tanay. The route took us to the small barrio of Tuuy with its green paths, dirt roads, dense forest, moss, ferns, mountain passes and meanders along a rocky river. It was all good until we reach Tungtong Falls which is probably the highlight for the 10k and 25k distances.

So will it be another of Be Trail Ready’s tough, challenging race? I would say that the 25k distance would be 25k of heaven and hell as it would have big climbs going to Mt. Paliparan. But what’s a trail race without steep climbs? As RD Dabobong has been heard to say, “Just get out there and experience life!”

Here’s a sneak peek of the 6k and 10k routes. For details of the race and to register, follow this link: https://www.facebook.com/events/145819946256251/

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Dirt roads on the first 3 kilometers of the race

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A piece of heaven on earth

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Small river crossing

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More trails on a secluded forest

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Beautiful part of the trail

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Rest for some fresh buco juice

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Mountains going to Mt. Paliparan.

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Start of the long trek along and in the middle of the river

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Final assault towards Tungtong Falls

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Tungtong Falls, finally!

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