Lagalag Sundown Eco Trail Run 2018

Last call for participants! You only have until March 3 to sign up for the Lagalag Sundown 2018 – Run Wild with WWF. Register at the following Lagalag stores:
• SM City North EDSA
• SM City Dasmariñas
• Casa Vallejo, Upper Session Road, Baguio

You can also register online at Go on, we know you want to 😉

Greetings trail runners!

The 3rd edition of the Lagalag Sundown EcoTrail run will be on March 17, 2018 at the Glades, Timberland Heights, San Mateo Rizal. Participants will have the chance to enjoy running in Timberland’s trail system and at the same time contribute to our event’s beneficiary – WWF’s Tamaraw Conservation Project.

Registration Sites:
Lagalag Store Manila


25km: Php 1400
12km: Php 1100
6km: Php 800

*Registration is non-transferable and non-refundable
* Early bird registration is until FEB.15, 2018 only
* End of registration: March 3, 2018

Race kit inclusions:
Finisher’s shirt and bib
Race belt (for early bird registrants only)
Gun Start
25KM – 3PM
12KM – 330PM
6KM – 4PM

Cut-Off Time
6KM- 2HRS at the finish line.
12km – 3HRS at the finish line.
25KM – 4.5HRS at the 18KM mark and 6HRS at the finish line.

(Please take note that only runners with headlamps/flashlights at the 18KM mark will be allowed to continue after 530pm).
Light Requirement (25KM Runners Only)

Headlamp/flashlight is mandatory for night running. 25KM runners arriving at the 18km mark by 530pm will be checked for lighting equipment and those without lights will not be allowed to continue. Runners with no lights anywhere along the course by nightfall will be asked to stop for safety reasons. 

It is advisable for everyone to bring lights even if you are a fast runner, this is a trail run and anything can happen. It would sure be handy if you miscalculated your speed or during emergencies.

This is a Green Run, there will be several water refilling stations along the route where you can replenish your water bottles/hydration packs but there will be NO DISPOSABLE CUPS. Lets make this a clean race.

LEAVE NO TRACE. Don’t litter. It ruins, not just the environment, but also the experience of other runners. Automatic disqualification for those caught littering.

There will be markers along the trail. Do not remove them. Anybody caught doing so will be automatically disqualified. Let us all be responsible trail runners. Lastly, RUN WILD and HAVE FUN!

There will be a jeep shuttle service to and from the event, more details to follow.

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1. The Organizers have the right to modify the race course, rules and regulation at any time to ensure the safety and welfare of the participants.
2. Race numbers must be worn in front and must be visible at all times.
3. Runners must follow the marked course and must pass through all the checkpoints of the organizers. Cutting the course will be grounds for disqualification.
4. All runners are required to bring their own refillable bottle and/or hydration bladder and enough trail food for sustenance during the race. There will be no disposable cups in all water stations to minimize trash.
5. Runners who decide to discontinue racing must inform the marshals or race official at the nearest Water Stations. Directions will be given on how to reach the race basecamp safely. Only injured participants will be evacuated.
6. Removing or altering directional signs and trail markers are grounds for disqualification.
7. Any complaints or protests about the results must be made within an hour after the close of the race and must be made in writing, signed and submitted to the Race Organizers for proper action. Any complaints after this period will not be entertained.


An eco-trail run featuring the breathtaking sunset view of San Mateo, Rizal for the conservation of the world’s rarest buffalo will be held on March 17 at the Glades of Timberland Heights.

Now on its 3 rd year, the Lagalag Sundown Eco-Trail Run has partnered with the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Philippines to help raise awareness and funds for the iconic Philippine Tamaraw, the country’s largest and
rarest endemic land animal.
WWF-Philippines’ Western Mindoro Integrated Conservation Program ties in tamaraw research and improved park management initiatives with existing efforts to conserve Apo Reef and the rich marine habitats off the coast of Sablayan to increase the dwindling population of the tamaraws.
Registration can be done at the Lagalag Store Manila located at the Lower Ground Floor, Main Building, SM City North EDSA or online at


RunRio Trilogy Awards and 2018 Trilogy Race Schedule

Manila, Philippines – February 7, 2018 – RUNRIO Events, Inc., the country’s premier organizer of running events, recently held the RUNRIO Trilogy Awards at the Grand Ballroom of the Okada Manila in Pasay City.

The main highlight of the event is the RUNRIO Trilogy Awards. This is intended to recognize the last year’s runners who completed the 2017 RUNRIO Trilogy Series where they completed the three-leg race series namely, 21k, 32k, and 42k that happened last June 25, August 31 and October 1, respectively. The awards will not only recognize the participants but will also honor the fastest and the oldest finishers. All awardees will receive a limited edition medal hanger.

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“The RUNRIO Trilogy Awards is our way of showing our appreciation to all those who participated and gave everything they’ve got fueled by their #HeartToFinish strong,” said Andrew Neri, RUNRIO Events, Inc. Managing Partner.

Moreover, the evening will also be an opportunity for RUNRIO to present YesPinoy Foundation with a PhP500,000.00 donation. Founded in 2009, the foundation in partnership with Taclob, produces emergency bags made by survivors of Typhoon Yolanda. The aim is to provide hooded cloak backpacks with emergency kits and learner’s materials to young people in vulnerable public schools particularly those in areas affected by Typhoons.

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Aside from the Trilogy Awards, RUNRIO also announced the scheduled of races for 2018 as the RUNRIO Trilogy Race Series expands its presence in Cebu. This year, the first leg of the race series will be held on March 4 in Cebu and on March 18 in Manila. The second leg will be in Cebu this time on May 6 and again in Manila on June 3. The last leg will be on August 19 and again on September 23 in Cebu and Manila, respectively.

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Running enthusiasts can also look forward to more exciting running activities in store for everyone. First is the 5k Family Run. For this race, teams must consist of two adults and two kids. Each kid must be 15 years or below to qualify. The 5k Barkada Run, on the other hand, is open to four adults each of whom must be 16 years of age or older. There is also the 10k Buddy Run which, is also for participants 16 years old and above.

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As an added incentive for runners, participants who register in groups are entitled to a substantial discount on the registration fees.

“This year promises to be exciting for us and for all those who want to join our runs,” said Coach Rio Dela Cruz, RUNRIO President and CEO. “Running enthusiasts can look forward to the 2018 RUNRIO Trilogy not only as an avenue to push their limits but also to spend quality time with friends and family.”

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The RUNRIO Trilogy was made possible by its other partners, namely, Gatorade, Maynilad, Garmin, SM Mall of Asia, Nyxsys, Inside Manila, Fitbar, KitKat, Efes, Nizoral, Salonpas, and Milcu Deodorant Powder.

For more information on the registration fees and the online registration schedule, visit

Siargao International Marathon: July 23, 2017

Yes, this paradise island is part of Mindanao which is now under martial law as declared by President Duterte since a week ago, where Philippine military troops are still clashing with militants under the terrorist group Maute in Marawi.

However, Siargao Island is far removed from the present going-ons in Marawi and is known to be a peaceful and insurgency-free place with many tourists, both local and foreign trying to strut their wares in what the island is known for, surfing! Aside from hosting several international and local events in surfing, Siargao will also host an international marathon to be held on July 23, 2017.

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The Siargao International Marathon (Run For The Mangroves) 2017 is a fundraising campaign organized by the Municipality of Del Carmen together with Runrio Events, Inc. and Open Space Media Inc. for the benefit of their mangrove rehabilitation in Del Carmen. This is the 1st Siargao International Marathon following the success of the first Siargao It Up! Marathon last year.

I’m very optimistic that this turbulence happening in Mindanao will end very soon and martial law will be lifted way before the event proper. Here’s to peace in Mindanao!


Event Date: July 23, 2017 (Sunday)

Event Venue: Del Carmen, Siargao Island

Event Time: 5:00AM – 12:00PM

For on-line registration, please visit: Online registration is from May 15, 2017 until July 16, 2017.

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Run For The (Smokey) Mountains 10k / 5k / 3k: May 21, 2017 at McKinley Hill, BGC

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The Run For The Smokey Mountains is to raise funds and instill community awareness for the kids of the Smokey Mountain Community in Tondo, Manila. Organized by a non-profit organization, Junior Chamber International (JCI) Manila, the Run for the Mountains will feature 3K, 5K, and 10K distances, the kiddie entertainment area, and another area to interact with the Indigenous People. Something for every member of the family.
This run will start and finish at McKinley West, McKinley Hill, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig on May 21, 2017.
Race: Run for the Mountains
Date: May 21, 2017
Venue: McKinley West, McKinley Hill, BGC
Reg Fees: P500 (3K) / P600 (5K) / P750 (10K)
Assembly Time is at 5:00am

To register please click link: or you can visit our on-site store partners:

Toby’s Mall of Asia
Toby’s Megamall
Toby’s Glorietta
Toby’s Trinoma
Runnr BGC

Registration Fees are inclusive of singlet, race bib, loot bag, and entry to post-race raffle. Each loot bag will contain a Mega Fiber cookie bar, Jamba Juice free upsize voucher, Gu gels, and Pringles.
Because most proceeds will be donated, medals will only be awarded to the Top 3 finishers. Raffle prizes include Curves 1-day pass, Brooks shoes, and many more.
Post-race, Mangyan, Igorot, and Aeta athletes will showcase their skills in a “Ninja Warrior” type atmosphere which include archery, javelin throwing, blow pipes, storytelling, and native song and dances. Other proceeds from the race will go to the improvement of the Smokey Mountain Community Field of Dreams. JCI Manila will also be building water pipes for the IP groups.

(Last year, JCI Manila’s beneficiary for their charity run event was the L.I.F.E. Foundation to pay for the treatment of children with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia.)
Register online through this link: Run for the Mountains online registration. You may pay through BDO, BPI, Security Bank, MetroBank, DragonPay, or credit card (via Paypal). Race kits will be shipped to your listed address.
This is a great cause to run for.
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ma Tibay Miles: A Benefit Run on April 9, 2017 at Guagua, Pampanga

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Once again in unity we are called upon to help save a baby’s life name Stevie Arghie M. Garcia or popularly known as “Baby Tibay”, who was diagnosed by a rare and fatal disease called “Biliary Atresia”. A condition that only a “Liver Transplant Operation” can cure, which costs 4.5 million Php.
Baby Tibay’s Parents are just simple ordinary people who make enough just to raise a family and raising this kind of amount is a great burden for them. But, as any loving Parent would do, they will not give up and will fight and find ways to raise this kind of amount in order for their child to go on living and grow up to see the beauty what our God has given to us in this world.

So, on April 9, 2017, tell your family members, friends and neighbors to merge on this one meaningful event to help save a life of an angel called “Baby Tibay”. Let us all exploit this rare opportunity that was given to us to give life to a child.
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Thank you and here are the details below:
WHAT: maTibay Miles (A benefit run to save Baby Tibay from Biliary Atresia)
WHEN: April 9, 2017
WHERE: Plaza Burgos Guagua, Pampanga
10 Miles –  P750.00 (Event Shirt, Race Bib, Finisher Medal, Donation to the Beneficiary, Freebies from the Sponsors, Free Breakfast)
6 Miles –  P650.00 (Singlet, Race Bib, Finisher Medal, Donation to the Beneficiary, Freebies from the Sponsors, Free Breakfast)
3 Miles –  P550.00 (Singlet, Race Bib, Finisher Medal, Donation to the Beneficiary, Freebies from the Sponsors, Free Breakfast)
2 Miles –  P400 (Singlet, Race Bib, Finisher Medal, Donation to the Beneficiary, Freebies from the Sponsors, Free Breakfast)
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– SM North Edsa
– SM Pampanga
– SM Clark
– Marquee Mall Angeles, Pampanga
GUNTIME will be as followed:
10 Miles 5:00 am
6 Miles   5:30 am
3 Miles   5:45 am
2 Miles   6:00 am
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Race Medal

– Go to
– Click Sign in Google/Facebopok
– Click on the event “maTibay Miles”
How to pay through online registration:
– Go to “My Races” located on the upper most left part of the screen
– Then click “Pay Now” and follow the instructions
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Sample Race Bib

Run For Jared: February 25, 2017 at BGC

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Three days ago, our dear friend, runner and blogger Jared Baliguat (Running Suplado, Supladong Irish Runner) suffered a Nervous Breakdown while at work and was rushed to Medical City Hospital in Pasig, where he is currently confined. He has been having seizures and is suffering from memory loss with fits of abnormal behavior. He has difficulty remembering things, recognizing people whom he knows well and worse, couldn’t even remember his own name.

As such, Jared’s prolonged stay in the hospital is necessary as he is still under observation as more tests will have to be conducted. He is currently living alone in Manila, a breadwinner to his Mom and sibling who are both residing in Antique. Jared’s office mates are now raising funds in order to bring his mother and sibling here in Manila.

In the meantime, runner-blogger friends are taking turns in caring for him at the Medical City. Jared has been only working for 5 months in his current job and still has no medical benefits. His friends from the running and blogging community are already making arrangements to raise funds and help in their own ways to help Jared ease his ordeal.

The Community Run For Jared is being held this coming Saturday, February 25, 2017 to help defray his ballooning medical expenses at the Medical City Hospital. All proceeds and registration fees will go directly to Jared and his family.

If you personally know Jared and would like to help, a bank account has been established, care of Mr. Rikki Suarez. You can make your cash donations to:

BPI Savings Bank Account

Name: Lino N. Suarez Account No.: 0069-5169-04

Thank you very much and please do not forget to say a prayer for Jared.

Soleus Launches Signature Series Watch Collection in the Philippines

Running has always been a relief and a sanctuary—something that makes me feel good, both physically and mentally. For me it’s not so much about the health benefits. Those are great, but I believe that the best thing about running is the joy it brings to life.” –Kara Goucher

I have always followed Kara Goucher’s’s amazing feats as she is one of the most accomplished American female distance runner for the past 15 years. The two-time Olympian is mostly described as tough because of her awesome achievements, her ability to come back after a series of injuries during her peak years. Lately, Goucher is continuing her extreme gift of marathon running into a balance of training, rest, healthy eating and more training… inspiring others to do the same.

Her major accomplishments:

Marathon PR: 2:24:52 (Boston, 2011)

Best trials qualifier: 2:30:24 (Los Angeles, 2016)

Most recent marathon: 4th, 2:30:24, 2016 Olympic Marathon Trials

Residence: Boulder, Colorado

Age : 38

Previous Olympic trials results: third, 2012 marathon; second, 2008 10,000 meters; first, 2008 5,000 meters

Celebrating the pursuit of the Rio Olympics 2016, Kara in collaboration with other Soleus Elites, Alysia Montano, and Nick Symmonds, has debuted a special edition collection designed Soleus watches.

While the Soleus GPS One is a minimalist watch, “it has everything you need and nothing you dont”, as its catchphrase suggests. It’s a simple watch with not much frills but delivers what it does best, accurately track your speed and distance. And what better way to maximize it’s potential than to collaborate with elite sponsored American athletes on a signature series collection that is designed by elite runners for world-class and newbie runners.

The Soleus Signature Kara Goucher GPS One has a stunning red, white and blue interface with Kara’s signature at the back that represents the American flag. The Soleus GPS One has all the technology many runners need..a reliable GPS provides you via a simple user-interface with accurate pace and distance information. Moreover, this watch is water resistant, and comes with a rechargeable battery.

Though it doesn’t upload data, you still can keep an old-fashioned work-out diary which Kara does. Aside from pace, distance and speed, it also measures calories burned, stores lap data and has a 100-hour chronograph capabilities.

After several years of constant use with various Soleus GPS watch models, the Sara Goucher GPS One Signature series packs the usual important features of a GPS watch; an accurate recording of average pace and run distance, long battery life and now a great color design which is plenty suitable for all-day wear. Great running watch at a very low price of P4,950.00 available at all L-Time Studio Stores and TIMEGEAR Boutiques!






You can get these special signature series at all L-Time Studio Stores and TIMEGEAR Boutiques!