Mizuno Infinity Run: June 11, 2011

It has been more than a year since Mizuno hosted their “Beat Your Own Time” concept. Although i ran their 15k distance last 2009, i only got to run their 5k race last year because they claimed that they had sold-out their 15k race distance packets. I’m looking at their website right now (www.mizuno.ph) and skimming the race results of last year, i doubt if i can beat the time i did with the many distractions and an injury suffered this several months. But who knows…

Infinity Run 10 5K Race Results

Posted: April 22, 2010

372 3009 Rally Laurel 25 M 28:59 5:48
373 5784 Bernie Terrado 32 M 28:59 5:48
374 4075 Rene Villarta M 29:00 5:48
375 4865 Ma.Ysabel Wang 14 F 29:01 5:49
376 5625 Heinrse Ragasa 33 M 29:02 5:49
377 5578 Tracy Kua 21 M 29:02 5:49
378 4025 Josephine Sanga 46 F 29:03 5:49

374th out of  1,163 runners and that race was one of the rare 5ks i did as i was more into the longer distances for most of the past year. I’m not really sure which distance to run this coming June 11 but for sure, they will be limiting again their entries for this race to 5,000 so as registration has already started, be sure to register early, specially for their 21k and 10k distances which will surely close out before deadline.

I was invited at their race launching last Friday and here are the details of the race:

Mizuno Infinity Run 2011

Get Ready for Race Day 6.11.11

This 2011, 5000 runners are expected to go up against their biggest challenge, the challenge of beating themselves.

True to its “Never Settle” philosophy, the Mizuno Infinity Run introduced an idea of a time trial when it started the “Beat Your Own Time” concept in 2009. In 2011 it has returned with a greater challenge for all runners out there. Mizuno shall have its first 21K course, replacing the 15K distance. This seeks to answer the runners’ demand for a longer, and a more challenging distance. Mizuno Infinity Run 2011 presents the “Beat Your Own Pace” wherein distance shifters (from a lower to a higher distance) who are able to beat their previous race’s pace will be rewarded with a Mizuno Prestige Card. For same distance runners, they are also given the chance to win a medal if they are able to beat their own pace from the previous year.

The Mizuno Infinity Run 2011 will be held at Bonifacio Global City on June 11, 2011. Assembly time will be at 4:00 am. Gunstart for the 21K runners will be at 5:00 am. The 10K and 5K distance runners will follow soon afterwards with a 10-minute interval between distances.

Registration has already begun since March 20, 2011 at all Mizuno branches in the Metro Manila area. Runners may also register at the Mizuno Sports Outlet in Paseo de Sta. Rosa in Laguna, and at the Mail and More Convergys’s Branch

Registration fee is priced at 600 pesos for the 5K distance, 750 pesos for 10K and 800 pesos for the new 21K course. All previous participants will also get a 50 pesos discount from registration.

There will be a discount of 100 pesos taken from the registration fee upon purchase of any shoes from the 2011 Running Collection. The race packet will include the race bib, timing chips for 10K and 21K runners, Mizuno discount vouchers, and the claim stub for the official Mizuno Infinity Run 2011 singlet, which can be claimed during the Infinity Run Expo on May 29, 2011.

Mizuno Infinity Run 2011 is presented to you by Gatorade and Nature Valley Crunchy Granola. Other sponsors are Freska Ilonggo Seafood and Inasal, Suunto, Mail and More, Fitness First, Tagaytay Highlands, Malayan Insurance, and Light Water. Media Partners are Takbo.ph, Runner’s World, Men’s Health, Women’s Health, Front Runner, Onesport, and Multisport.

Please visit http://www.mizuno.ph or Mizuno Run Club (https://www.facebook.com/MizunoRunClub) in facebook for more details.

Mizuno Infinity Run: Conquer the Never-ending Challenge.

Mizuno's marketing maven, Jai Cortez, poses (pa-cutesy) before she continues to answer questions thrown her about the upcoming Mizuno race. Lovely, as ever!:-) Race Director Rudy Biscocho is at left and Timmy Sebastian of Mizuno at right.

With Bloggers

The whole blogger and press group after the launch

The Chummy group


 

Mizuno Infinity Run ’10 Launched

Registrations for the Mizuno 10 & 15k “Beat Your Own Time” Infinity Run Challenge is almost full, according to race organizer Rudy Biscocho in last night’s press launching of the April 11 race. If you’ve run the Mizuno race last year, you certainly would want a return visit and beat the time you set out at the 2009 run. While no one asked what prize the runner would get if he or she beats his/her time, i’m sure there would be lots of nice Mizuno stuff to be given to every runner who does.

Last night’s press launching was attended mostly by bloggers and it was a blast that the sponsors would give away pairs of Wave Creation 11 Mizuno shoes, Suunto watches, dri-fit shirts and caps through raffles! Congrats to Sam (The Running Ninja) and Zinnia for winning the Suunto watches! I wasn’t lucky enough to win the major stuff but i got a nice Mizuno cap and a gift pack of Energy bars, thanks to Jai Cortes of Mizuno.

Registration will be open up to next week at all Mizuno store outlets. Here are some pictures from last night’s press launching:

Mizuno race organizers including Jai Cortes and Rudy Biscocho

 

Mizuno beauties manning the reception area

At our table, from left, Bloggers Jet, Rod, Mar and Dhentz

Wuth Race Director, Rudy Biscocho

With Mizuno's Jai Cortes

With Jaymie, The Bullrunner