Riovana’s Grand Launch!

Finally, Coach Rio’s Riovana Running store had a grand launch and its fixture at the Bonifacio High Street will be one runners will be visiting often in the years to come!

I’ve blogged about Riovana before, here and here–> recovery center and it was time for Coach Rio dela Cruz to have a grand send-off of his two stores (the other located along Katipunan Avenue in Quezon City). The grand inaugural was held last February 17 and the BHS store showcased its line of footwear and accessories in a fashion show-like setting replete with the latest gadgets and live ramp models showing them off.

Within the four walls of Coach Rio’s store lies an impressive inventory of running shoes with even newer models expected to come in very soon. His stock includes some of the newer models from Saucony, Brooks and Nike. The store also carries the latest on GPS watches, apparels like jog bras, tops and shorts, compression gear, socks and even cellfone/mp3 cases.

With a whole gamut of independent and chain sports retailers vying for the loyalty of the running community, Riovana has to do a better job than its competitors to keep its sales receipts up. To that end, the store offers special services like running clinics and coaching from its team of coaches, handles registration for numerous races and most importantly, it has set up a sports recovery clinic with several sports doctors on hand or by appointment to treat runners help manage their injuries or get a sports massage by their able therapists.

Here are some pictures and a press release from the event:

The party/launch just in front of the BHS store

Coach Rio on hand to welcome the guests

Fashion models showcasing sports apparels sold at Riovana

Nice models but do they run?:-)

One of the attractions wearing a Zoot tank and shorts

Men have their own fashion too


A heightened experience welcomed the members of the media and other guests during the grand launch of Riovana held last February  17, 2012. Owned by the running industry’s frontliner Coach Rio De La Cruz, the event demarcated the formal unveiling of this one-stop-shop that provides a different high to runners and enthusiasts alike by enlightening them about the right tools, techniques and other know-hows regarding running so they can transcend from being ordinary to extraordinary runners.

Guests were given a tour of Riovana to introduce them to the various areas within: Sole Running, where the perfect pair of shoes for an individual depending on his fitness level: gold-for speed work, interval trainings and the race day, silver – for intermediate training and bronze for beginners, are determined via the Gait Analysis – the shoes; Sole Searching, the lounge area where members can interact with other runners as they build lasting friendships over races and Sole Healing, a revolutionary recovery center that focuses on pre and post running treatments.

Apart from the tour, there were also raffle draws which paved way for lucky guests to win exclusive items from Riovana. Another highlight of the evening was the fashion show which featured the 2012 collection of some of the brands which Riovana carries.

Visit Riovana at the Ground Floor of Active Fun Building 9th avenue corner 28th street at the Bonifacio Global City, near Honda BGC and at the 3rd Floor of  Regis Center Building, Loyola Heights, Quezon City in front of Ateneo De Manila University.

For more details, please visit Like us on facebook: RiovanaPhilippines and follow us on twitter RiovanaPH for the latest updates.                                                     

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Goofin' with the runningfitmom, Gigi

With Runrio boss, Angelo and blogger Banjo

Rio and fiancee, Nicole with Vimz Mendoza and bloggers inside Riovana BHS

Riovana Katipunan Branch

As TIMEX Goes By

It was great running the TIMEX Run 16k yesterday, almost identical to the festive mood i had running the 21k Go Natural Run the week before. Two back-to-back races organized by Run Rio and both were challenging and tough, although yesterday’s race required a bit more effort for me to run that i had nothing left of a finisher’s kick at the last straight before the finish.

There were a few odd things about yesterday’s run. For starters, there were already a sizable crowd of runners milling around the race area when i arrived at 4:00am. You don’t see that much crowd gathered as early as 4 when the first race, the 16k event starts at 5:10am. Maybe, the presence of heartthrob Piolo Pascual piqued many to come this early?

Secondly, Riovana was already buzzing with customers even before i arrived and you’d think that there was a post-Christmas sale going on inside as the store was nearly jam-packed! Thirdly, the run started going towards 5th Avenue instead of towards Serendra, a nice change of direction.

Early visitor at Riovana (Photo by Timex Sports)

Lastly, it was nice seeing the friendly Chinggay Andrada, professional fitness trainer of Pinoy Biggest Loser fame doing the warm-up exercises. I met her during one of Skechers’ shoe launching a few months back and she was just so warm, friendly and chummy that she immediately recognized me at the press tent during the awards ceremony yesterday.

Yesterday morning’s weather was pleasant, not so cool but not humid either. Piolo was up stage to fire the starting gun and as he went up the podium, shrieks and screams were heard, which was expected from the crowd. The starting line was abuzz with runners trying to shake off all stiffness in them. When the gun was fired, we were off and i settled of nicely and was with a bunch of runners who were trying to overtake the slower ones.  This was just a 16k race so i thought of revving it up a little bit too and go on with the flow.

Piolo firing off the 16k runners (Photo by Timex Sports)

I finally settled into a more relaxed rhythm and as the route was a familiar one, it was just my mind and body getting into sync while enjoying the festive aura surrounding me. I didn’t see Piolo along the route although i knew that he was running the shorter 10k distance with Coach Rio, i was still hoping that we would cross paths and get a glimpse of his running…form, cadence and all. He was trying to go below his standard 10k time of 47:53 something which i found out later that he was able too accomplish.

Before i knew it, we reached the turn-around mark along Buendia, just before reaching the corner of Ayala Avenue and at that instance i really felt awful already, struggling to keep pace with the runners i was pacing with. Before that, i even saw running buddy Betty who was in good form and ahead of me by a few hundred meters. Reaching the base of the Kalayaan bridge going back BGC, i was able to coast along the whole uphill span without stopping and those hill training at Meralco might have done a lot of good.

Cruising along Rizal Drive, i saw i sign that read last 2 kms and was skeptic at first because i knew that we were going to turn right when reaching 5th Avenue and that would be a few hundred meters more. Turns out that we would skip that part and turn left instead on the way to the finish.

I crossed the finish line, looked on top for the time and read 1:48. Not exactly a good time but one that i can live with.:-)

Note: Seems that i did a 1:50 according to the official race results which you can find here:

Near the finish (Thanks to ARC and to Noel C for tagging)

It has been a great 2 weekends of running for me and the start of the year seems to be steps in the right direction. Big kudos to Gemma Pagsibigin of Timex for a great race and to Coach Rio for a job well done!

A quick glimpse on the press tent in pictures:

Lucky for you who won a Timex watch!:-)

Chinggay Andrada (2nd from left) with Gigi, Lara Parpan and Jaimie

Coach Rio and friends at the tent

Riovana: The SOUL of Running

I was suppose to blog the upcoming Run BGC 2011 for November 27 but thought about writing something on Coach Rio’s newest venture first, his new running store cum cafe cum shower room, cum everything else, the RIOVANA. There will be a soft opening this afternoon, the affair will be low-key and will showcase many running products not readily available at other running stores.

The first of many shops Coach Rio plans to open is located along 28th Street, corner 9th (near Honda) at BGC, site where many races start their runs and based on the interiors which was being hastily spruced up last night, it looks spacious and swanky that will surely attract runners when it comes to life.

Riovana will surely be the next gathering of runners. Consider that every Thursday evening at 6:00pm anywhere from 50 to 60 runners gather at A Running Circle (ARC) along Roxas Blvd. and not just to buy shoes and gear. ARC is the starting point for a weekly 5 to 15k runs so think about the BHS running crowd with the hundreds of runners training around the BGC at any given day (or night). It will be the ideal meet-up of running groups, an information or registration center for races and when buying your shoes, you get the knowledge of experts who’ll give advice to your every need as a runner.

I heard that they’ll provide locker rooms and shower facilities for runners who want to freshen-up after a run, for a fee, of course. It will also be a venue for running clinics and race launches and those who want to take a quick bite, they’ll serve some coffee, drinks and other delectable snacks.

With Jaimie Liu and Cooach Rio

The store’s tagline reads, “The Sole of Running”. But there’s more than putting pun out of a tagline. Coach Rio has been serving the needs of runners through the mostly excellent races he organizes, to running clinics that he conducts and to the products that he endorses which says a lot about his credibility and the trust people put into him. A top flight runner himself, he’s always in the offensive line of running success and serves in just about any imaginable capacity to keep the local running community going strong.

The guy with the afro hair is the core of the present running community. He is the SOUL of running. Peace, brother!

It's raining at Riovana!

Globe Run For Home: March 27, 2011

This is going to be another blockbuster run in the offing and the Globe Run For Home 2011 will mark Globe’s third year in staging this race. Last year’s edition, held at the Makati Central Business District breached the 8,000 runners-mark and this year, it aims to surpass 10,000 participants.

It was one of the best races i participated in last year and i would expect the same, well-organized race for this year with no less than Rio dela Cruz organizing the event. This year’s race will be held on March 27, 2011 at the Bonifacio Global City.

At the Press/Bloggers launching of the race held last Tuesday at the Filipinas Heritage Library along Makati Avenue, a summary was presented to us by the race organizers, sponsors as well as representatives of the four beneficiaries of this year’s race namely, Gawad Kalinga, Habitat For Humanity, Haribon Foundation and Virlanie Foundation where proceeds will go and help build housing projects, shelter for girls/teenagers with special needs and conservation of our eco-system.

Registration can be made on-line at and at the physical registration booth, 4th floor, Cinema Lobby of Greenbelt 3 in Makati City.

Here’s the organizer’s press release:

Globe to hold biggest charity fun run of the year

THE biggest race to be staged in the first quarter of the year—the Globe Run for Home 2011—hits the road at the crack of dawn on March 27, 2011 with a sea of humanity expected to fill the Bonifacio Global City, each eager not only to breast the tape but to take part in an endeavor that will benefit the less fortunate.

With the registry books already filling up after the online registration via  which started in February 21, 2011, the Globe Run for Home 2011 is once again starting to fulfill its promise that racing in a fun-filled environment could be transformed into a more fulfilling event – both in body and heart.

Each participant pays a registration fee with a modest amount going to the various partner-institutions for the race. Compared to the previous two races, Globe Run For Home 2011 will now have 4 beneficiaries. They are Gawad Kalinga, Habitat for Humanity, Haribon Foundation and Virlanie Foundation. Registration fees are pegged at P650 for 3K, P750 for 5K, P850 for 10K, P950 for 15K and P1,050 for 21K.

The registration fee entitles runners to their race singlets available in various sizes, D-tag race chip, race bib number, runpix analysis, downloadable photos and finisher’s medal (21K category). And just like in its past two stagings, the Globe Run for Home 2011 will again use singlets made of 100 percent recycled PET plastic bottles. No other running event in the country has done that, thus adding the environment as fifth beneficiary.

Apart from sharing a portion of the race proceeds to 4 beneficiaries, this year’s Run for Home is also putting up a platform close to its heart in order to generate more donations for its partner-organizations. Through Globe GCASH, runners participating to this year’s Run for Home can encourage their respective circle of friends, families and loved ones to support their run by donating to their beneficiary of choice. To know more about GCASH and to register for an account, Globe and TM subscribers may simply call 2882 free from their mobile phones or log on to

To donate, text DONATE <space> AMOUNT <space> MPIN <space> INSTITUTION CODE and send to 2882. Institution codes are GK for Gawad Kalinga, HABITAT for Habitat for Humanity, HARIBON for Haribon Foundation and VIRLANIE for Virlanie Foundation.  Donors have to make sure that they have enough GCASH credits in their account to be able to push through with the donation.

Since running has become a bonding activity among officemates, friends, and barkadas, group runners are also encouraged to join—with a special treat. For groups of four running in the same category, they will be allowed to bring in a fifth member for free.

Apart from the online registration at, participants could also register and pay through cash at the Run for Home 2011 physical registration booth at the 4th Floor Cinema Lobby of Greenbelt 3 in Makati City that opened from February 28 to March 20, 2011. Race kits of runners paying in credit card will be delivered to their respective addresses while those paying in cash may claim their race kits at the on-site registration booth from 12 noon to 8 p.m.

Gun start for the race categories are as follows: 5:00 a.m. for the 21K, 5:15 a.m. for the 15K, 5:30 a.m. for the 10K, 5:45 a.m. for the 5K and 6 a.m. for the 3K. Participants who will miss the start will forfeit their chance of winning but could still run in the race.

Cash prizes will be given to top finishers. For 3k, 1st place gets P3,000, 2nd place gets P2,000 and 3rd place gets P1,000. For 5k, top finishers get P5,000, P3,000 and P2,000 for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place respectively. For 10k, top placers get P7,000, P5,000 and P3,000 for 1st, 2nd and 3rd placers respectively. For 15k, 1st place gets P10,000, 2nd place gets P7,000 while 3rd place gets P5,000. For 21k, top place gets P15,000, 2nd place gets P10,000 and 3rd place gets P7,000.

For inquiries about Globe Run For Home 2011, e-mail


Yoly Crisanto

Head, Corporate Communications

Globe Telecom

Tel. No. 730-2627

Fax no. 739-3075


Here are pictures from the Press launch last Tuesday:

The race organizers and beneficiaries of Run for Home


Race organizer, Coach Rio discussing the mechanics


The bloggers with Coach Rio


Registering at Greenbelt 3


The registration Center at Greenbelt

Grazilda’s Cinderella at the CIHM

The Race of Rock-stars

What do the Afroman, Cinderella, and the country’s top social entrepreneur have in common? December 19 holds the answer. On that date, the three notable personalities from equally exciting yet distinct fields will head to one destination: Corregidor. And they will not just do a tour of the island, but will do more than that. They, together with close to 400 gritty and elite running aficionados, will rock the island and run in the inaugural Corregidor International Half-Marathon (CIHM).

Top race organizer and running coach par-excellance Rio dela Cruz, also known as the Afroman of the Philippine running community, has confirmed his participation in the CIHM, billed the last major race of the year. Rio, fresh from his blistering finish at the New York Marathon, is eyeing the top spot in the CIHM to become its first ever champion.


Gwen Zamorra, GMA Talent Center’s newest and fast-rising sweetheart, who’s endearing a throng of fans with her role as Cinderella in the top-rating telefantasia Grazilda, will see action in CIHM. Unknown to many, Gwen has been into running for almost two years to date, with a 15k and a half-marathon under her belt already. But in CIHM, she is out to prove that she is not a frail damsel in distress. On the contrary, she may just unwittingly cause distress to male participants whom she might outrun in the race.


Then, there’s the country’s prime social entrepreneur Illac Diaz who is deadset to bring one of his advocacies to the running community and at the same time prove that his mountaineering stamina is no fluke. Illac is excited to be part of CIHM as he sees the race’s design akin to his ecological advocacy and a perfect venue to measure his remarkable fitness level.

With the participation of these three interesting personalities, the anticipation for the first Corregidor International Half-Marathon is fast approaching its fever-pitch climax. Close to 400 runners, and still counting, are rushing to register for this historic footrace on the hallowed grounds of Corregidor, known as The Rock. The composition of participants is nothing but out of the ordinary. From age to professional background the race looks remarkable. The youngest participant is 18 while the oldest, so far, is 67 years old. The professions of registered participants paint an interesting picture. Participants vary from lawyers, physicians, dentists, IT specialists, human resource practitioners, engineers, and even band artists.

Likewise, a huge number of runner bloggers will see action in the race, with no less than Jinoe Gavan, the top honcho and moderator of the country’s biggest running forum and blogsite will make his mark on the race course of CIHM. Surprisingly, the number of female contenders almost approximates the number of their male counterparts. Definitely, it will be interesting to find out how the gender war will be played out in the race.

And to further escalate the excitement of CIHM, Session Road, one of the country’s sought after bands, will rock it out for the Victory Party of CIHM, in the evening of December 19 at the island. During the party itself, exciting prizes will be raffled off for participants. Lucky participants stand the chance to run away with a gift certificate for a 2-night & 3-day stay at Two Seasons Hotel Boracay, Holster Jelly Sandals, trendy running shoes, Sun Cruises gift certificates, and cool items from Coleman.

Registration has been extended to December 4 and will run daily from 4pm to 8pm (beginning Monday, November 29) at ROX in Bonifacio High Street. For more race details, visit

Rexona Run: Finishing Rem’s Race

Remembrance for a runner

One of the principal marks why running is enduring is because of races like last Sunday’s Rexona Run. Coach Rio has become a great eminence as a Race Director, surviving lapses in his past races and now, the innovations he brings to the sport like the I-Pad registration, Registration ID and the D-Tag to name a few, have brought running to a higher level.

I had highly anticipated this race and i wanted to get an appraisal on my level of fitness by running another half-marathon. I had about 6 hours of sleep the night before which was enough considering i would be waking up at about 3:00am to meet up with my group later. So we arrived at the Mall Of Asia at about 4:45am. Betty, Mel, Tonette, myself and another running friend, Marsha used the remaining half-hour warming up, taking care of other business as everything was in place–an air of fun and tension greeted us 21k runners.

L-R: Marsha, Tonette, Betty and Mel

The group after the race

A few minutes before the start, a friend from, Captain Tere approached me and Mel. She gave us a black armband and tied it into our biceps. Written on it were the words “Run 4 Rem”, a tribute to a runner who collapsed while running the 21k Milo race last month and died two days later. I don’t know Remus personally, but i’m sure he would have ran this race were he still alive today. The armband was a nice token of a tribute.

The start and finish area

When the gun was fired off at 5:15am, it took us nearly a minute to cross-over the starting line as we positioned at the very rear of the pack, then settled into our paces once we had passed the start line. The route itself was now familiar to us, having ran it 2 weeks prior although there were last minute changes as we were told that we couldn’t enter Pacific Avenue anymore (it’s the road where my 2 “Katipunera” friends had an argument with a guard who wouldn’t let us in initially).

With this advantage of knowing the route before hand, we settled into a comfortable pace and typical of Rio’s races, the water stations were plentiful and spaced at just 1.5km intervals so you never really worried when the next water station would be. The Powerade drink was cold and overflowing at each station.

With Betty and Marsha. The arm band has slid down my wrist.

With Darryl Panado who came in 33rd over-all

I had to occasionally adjust the armband as it was now sliding down my wrist as if i am constantly being reminded of Remus. I am not superstitious nor prone to believe in spectral occurrences but i really felt like a spirit was running with us looking at our pace and even hearing our breathing and wanting to say “you’re doing good, keep it up”!

The last 1.5 kms was the most difficult as we had to take the same U-turn along Seaside Blvd before heading to the finish. However, i felt a big pull during this time and at the last 100 meters, Marga of even ran with me up to the finish! I finished the half in 2:17:43 (chip time) and bested my time from my 2 previous half-marathons, the Earth Run and the Nuvali Greenfield Run where i did identical 2:21’s. A four-minute improvement and a big one for me! Mel, who paced Betty all throughout were not far behind and they checked-in at 2:19, a PR for Betty!

While getting our loot bags, i asked Mel what he thought about the race and he said one word, “Remus”. He said he felt a simmer of his presence, like somebody was watching our every move—exactly how i felt too. I wasn’t alone.

This day, we both felt his spirit and finished his race!

A bagfull of sachets!

Camsur Marathon 2010 Launched


It’s one of the biggest press launches i have ever attended on a running event and the lead organizer, led by Governor LRay Villafuerte of Camarines Sur pulled out all the stops for the staging of another international event, the Camsur International Marathon on September 26, 2010. 

The press launch was a big event in itself, where luminaries in the field of sports, politics and entertainment graced the occasion at the Dusit Thani Hotel in Makati yesterday afternoon. 

Big in its ambition to stage another international event after the Cobra Energy Drink Ironman 70.3, World Wakeboard Championships, Asian Wakeboard Championships and the International Dragon Boat Festival, the Camsur Marathon has been envisioned to be one of the biggest marathons in Southeast Asia, according to Gov. Villafuerte. 

With a total cash purse of about US$50,000.00, and the full back-up of the local government of Camarines Sur, Smart Telecommunications, Summit Water and other big sponsors, their efforts would seem to pull through given the success of their previous events.

Here are some highlights of yesterday’s press conference:

The crowd at the Cam Sur Marathon Presscon

With Emcees Marc Nelson, Tricia Chiongbian and Dawn Zulueta

Sen. Pia Cayetano giving her welcome remarks

Tony Meloto of Gawad Kalinga, the marathon's beneficiary

Tessa Prieto-Valdez lightens up the occasion

Actress Iza Calzado, who'll run the 10k

TV Host Dianne Castillejo

From left, Coach Rio, Cynthia Carreon, Gov. Lray Villafuerte, Sen. Cayetano, Tony Meloto

Our press table

Bloggers at the presscon

From their Press Release:


With the much sought after CamSur Watersports Complex (CWC) and its world-class wakeboarding facilities as its centerpiece, it’s not at all surprising why the province of Camarines Sur or simply CamSur was voted as the number one tourist destination in the country in 2009.

Venue for some of the most prestigious international competitions such as the Ironman 70.3, World Wakeboard Championships, Asian Wakeboard Championships, and the International Dragon Boat Festival, CamSur’s equally famous Caramoan Islands have also become home to several franchises (France, Bulgaria, Serbia, Israel, Turkey and Sweden) of the long-running show, Survivor.

This September, CamSur is once again the site of another world-class sporting event – the first-ever CamSur Marathon 2010 “Race to Rebuild the Nation”. “As part of our continued efforts to pursue nation-building, the CamSur Marathon 2010 aims to be the premiere running event in the country to gather over 20,000 parti cipants,” declares Camsur Governor Lray Villafuerte. “The Camsur Marathon will feature elite runners from all over the world amidst the setting of mountains and greeneries.” Designed to be included among the ranks of the New York, Vienna and Boston marathons, the local government of Governor Lray Villafuerte is vying for the international accreditation of CamSur Marathon 2010.

Race Director Coach Rio dela Cruz shares, “After close to a year of preparation, our dream of organizing a bona- fide international marathon here in the Philippines has finally materialized. This historic running event aims to attract local and foreign athletic delegates, running celebrities, and runners of all fitness levels. The Camsur Marathon is sure to be race worthy and of international stature.”

With 3K, 5K, 10K, 21K and 42K runs, the magnificent scenery in Camsur will surely entertain the participants while they toil away under the sun. Utilizing the same electronic timing device used in the New York City Marathon called the D-Tag, this race event is a cut above the rest, with standards comparable to those of prestigious international marathons. Race Director Rio dela Cruz shares, “Participants can expect a fast and flat course, an equally fast release of race results courtesy of Chronotrack Timing Systems, adequate hydration in water stations located every kilometer, and accurately placed kilometer markers to help runners pace themselves.”

“Aside from the many physiological benefits we get from sweating it out on the road or on the treadmill, running is easy on the budget – all you really need is a good pair of running shoes and a comfortable running outfit and off you go!  Plus, anyone can run since it’s an innate human ability. More and more people, especially in our generation, are realizing the value of regular exercise and see running as a means to achieve a work-life balance,” explains Race Director Rio dela Cruz.

With its handle, “Race to Rebuild the Nation,” the Camsur Marathon is intended to mainly benefit Gawad Kalinga, a nation-building organization founded by Tony Meloto that builds houses for poor communities and aims to empower poverty-stricken Filipinos through dignity restoration and values transformation. This marathon is also for the benefit of the Organ Donor Card awareness drive. Headed by Director Enrique Ona of the National Kidney Transplant Institution (NKTI), the Organ Donor Card has amassed numerous supporters including Aga and Charlene Muhlach, Dawn Zulueta, Mikee Conjuangco, Martin Nievera, Derek Ramsey, Angelica Panganiban, Karylle, Iza Calzado, Carla Abellana, Gerald Anderson and many more. Another

beneficiary is the K.I.D.S Foundation as supported by Diether Ocampo which aims to uplift the standards of living of the youth. Villafuerte says, “The vision of these organizations serve as inspiration for the Camsur Marathon.”

One of the highlights of the CamSur Marathon 2010 is the Gawad Kalinga “Bayanihan Run” category. Here, participating groups will race as a team of 15 and commit to pledge to raise funds to build GK communities for the poorest of the poor, with at least a minimum of one house to building an entire Legacy Village for a period of three months from June 24 to September 24.

The CamSur Marathon 2010 is also presented by the Department of Tourism with Summit Water and Smart Communications as major sponsors. Other sponsors are Timex, 100 Plus, Nature Valley and the Philippine Star. 

The dynamic young governor promises a wonderful time at CamSur for all local and international participants of the CamSur Marathon 2010. “Our world-class sports amenities and accommodations will entice you to stay a little longer,” Governor Villafuerte confidently assures. “Our secret hideaways await your discovery and we are certain that you will want to explore the nooks and crannies of fascinating Camsur.”

Join and express your desire to rebuild the nation with Camsur. Visit for more details.  

Run With Fafa Rio


Move over, Fafa Piolo! Fafa Rio, the new heartthrob of running is ready to steal the hearts of colegialas, matronas and those in between from the hottest hunk icon, Piolo Pascual. No, Rio and Piolo are not doing any movie together but are collaborating in a run to raise funds for a school in Masbate.

The 2009 Timex Run is a 3k, 5k, 10k and 21k race which will start and end at the Bonifacio High Street, Taguig on November 15, 2009. Regular Registration will start on Ocober 4 and end on November 9, 2009.

Registration Centers: TIMEX Shops at SM: North, MOA, Megamall, Edsa North, Southmall and at the Glorietta 3.

According to Rio, only 3,000 registrants will be accepted so with Fafa Piolo running this event, i’m sure slots will be filled up in two to three weeks time so i suggest you register early!

Timing chips will be used in all categories and finishers medals will be given to all 21k finishers.

Hope to see you there!