Hoka One One Partners with Ironman Philippines

International shoe brand HOKA One One made a splash a year ago when RUNNR and Toby’s Sports Stores introduced the Hoka brand trail and road running shoes in the country. It had made big strides from there, making the shoes one of the popular trail running shoes in the country today. And now, to make its presence more felt, it is emerging in the Philippine triathlon scene and will be a special edition for one year only.

Quorum International Inc., the parent company of leading sports retailers RUNNR and Toby’s Sports, and the official distributor of HOKA ONE ONE in the country, today announced that it has partnered with Sunrise Events Inc., the organizer of IRONMAN Philippines, to make HOKA the official shoe of the first full-distance IRONMAN in the country. The race, which will be held in Subic Bay on June 3, 2018, will be a special edition for one year only, marking the 10th anniversary of Sunrise Events.

HOKA, the award-winning running shoe brand that is making significant global strides with its maximalist shoe design, has seen worldwide popularity among triathletes over the years, both locally and internationally. Last year, HOKA was the number one shoe brand worn at the 2017 IRONMAN World Championships in Kona, Hawaii, which was participated by 2,455 of the best triathletes from around the world.

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Toby Claudio, (left) President of Quorum International Inc. and Founder of RUNNR and Mr. Roberto Claudio, CEO of Quorum International.

“IRONMAN has met such incredible fanfare in the Philippines, and the same can be said about HOKA ONE ONE, which was the fastest growing running shoe brand in the country in 2017, making this partnership a big deal in the running and triathlon community,” said Toby Claudio, President of Quorum International Inc. and Founder of RUNNR. “As the leading sports organization in the country, we continue to partner with companies that best represent our advocacy of promoting sports and fitness to Filipinos nationwide. Sunrise Events, a premier organizer of world-class sporting events in the Philippines, definitely fits the bill.”

“We are very happy to partner with Quorum International and HOKA for our first and only full-distance race this year in celebration of our 10th year Anniversary.  Quorum and Sunrise have been long-time partners and will continue to be.  Together we will promote a healthy lifestyle and grow the multisport community,” said Wilfred Uytengsu, Founder of Sunrise Events.

The first full-distance IRONMAN Philippines sold out its first 1,000 slots within 24 hours.

Introducing the 2018 “FLY” Collection

 RUNNR has also unveiled HOKA’s new “FLY” collection, three new performance running models that offer versatility and a pleasing aesthetic alongside their utility as serious running footwear.

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HOKA’s FLY collection premieres sleek, lightweight, performance footwear aimed at a growing group of fitness-minded runners who take their workouts seriously, but simultaneously care how their shoes look and feel as well as how they perform at a variety of tasks in and out of the gym. The FLY collection introduces three new shoes to HOKA’s line designed to empower fitness runners who will enjoy HOKA’s ride characteristics along with a cleaner, simpler visual.

Elevon

Hoka ELEVON

Cavu

Hoka CAVU

Mach

Hoka MACH

All three FLY models offer protection as well as propulsion with HOKA ProFLY technology in their midsoles. They feature a softer heel for a more forgiving landing – characteristic of high-cushioned HOKA models – as well as a firmer, more responsive forefoot for more propulsion and quicker turnover.

 

 

RUNNR: Now Open In Alabang!

Located at the 2nd Level, Garden Wing, Alabang Town Center

This is going to be one great news for runners living in the south, particularly those from Alabang, Muntinlupa; Sucat in Paranaque; San Pedro, Laguna, Las Pinas City, Zapote and other outlying towns within the area. RUNNR Running store has just opened its doors at the Alabang Town Center (ATC) to cater the needs of these runners living near the area which saves them time from going further north at their store in The Fort, Taguig City.

Mr. Toby Claudio, RUNNR Founder and President located his store at the Garden Wing of ATC. It’s in a very good location, well within an affluent residential area (Ayala Alabang) and Mr. Claudio expects about 30 to 50% of business will be from standard mall traffic but will continue to be a destination store for runners looking for more specialized shoes and accessories.

I was fortunate enough to be invited to their launching last week and their store opening was marked by a running clinic they themselves organized with lectures coming from Takbo.ph head, Jinoe Gavan and a lecture on running technique by US-certified running coach Jay Valencia.

RUNNR President and Founder Toby Claudio giving the opening remarks during the store's launching

Takbo.ph's Jinoe Gavan giving his lecture on the basics of running

With shops firmly established at their Bonifacio High Street Main Branch, Trinoma and Ayala Center in Cebu which i had recently visited, RUNNR Alabang will continue to provide outstanding service and merchandize knowledge, the works in technical clothing and accessories and a hard to beat shoe selection at competitive prices.

Clearly, this new shop in Alabang Town Center is worth a run to the mall!

Certified U.S. running coach, Jay Valencia on proper running techniques

At the store's opening

A sizable crowd inside

Press Release:

RUNNR INVADES ALABANG TOWN CENTER

THE footrace fever in the country remains high as all roads lead to the south of the metro with RUNNR formally opening its doors in Alabang Town Center on Saturday, March 3, 2012.

RUNNR, the country’s first world-class running specialty store, and Ayala Mall’s Store of the Year in 2010,  brings state-of-the-art technology and a complete selection of  running brands to the premier business and residential area south of Manila, which has recently become the new favorite venue for running and other endurance events.

The revolutionary Footworx system –a combination of Footprint Analysis, High-speed Video Gait Analysis and Custom Insole Moulding services–has benefited a huge number of athletes since RUNNR brought the technology to the Philippines three years ago. Now with the new RUNNR at ATC, more running enthusiasts will get the help they need for improved performance and injury prevention.

The custom-fitting system helps runners identify the best shoe to match their foot type and stride, which helps them run longer and more comfortably. RUNNR carries several topnotch brands including Newton shoes–the choice of some of the world’s best triathletes–and CW-X compression wear.

RUNNR also offers other world-class brands such as Brooks, Adidas, Nike, Vibram Five Fingers, and New Balance. All the guesswork in picking and fitting the proper shoes are eliminated by the Footworx system and RUNNR’s highly-trained staff. Another huge plus is that everything that a runner needs, from sophisticated heart rate monitors to hydration equipment, are available at all RUNNR outlets.

“We want to inspire people to get into the running lifestyle by helping them find the right gear and teaching them the basics that will help them become better runners.” RUNNR is staffed by dedicated and skilled staffs who are runners themselves. They can help find the right shoe for each person’s specific Footype and even teach proper running form and training methods. Also available at RUNNR are world-class running gear and accessories from Polar, Smith Optics, Fuelbelt, Nathan, GU, CEP, Spenco, and Equipe.

The formal launch of RUNNR ATC was highlighted by an inspirational talk from Jineo Gavan of takbo.ph and a lecture on running technique by US-certified running coach Jay Valencia. Also present at the event were radio and television host Sam YG, actor JC De Vera, RUNNR Founder and President Toby Claudio and COO Jojo Claudio.

This March, RUNNR offers a special P1000 pesos off on footwear priced P4,995 and above when donating running singlets of any brand and from any fun run to RUNNR stores at Alabang Town Center, Bonifacio High Street, Trinoma, Ayala Center Cebu, and RUNNR corners in Toby’s Arena stores in Shangri-la Plaza, SM Mall of Asia and Abreeza Davao.

Donated running singlets, which will be given to the communities of Smokey Mountain, should be in good running condition. The RUNNR Alabang Town Center launch is presented by RUNNR and Alabang Town Center in cooperation with Newton, Brooks, CW-X, Smith Optics, Moving Comfort, Nike, Adidas, New Balance, and Zoot.

The newly opened RUNNR is located at the second level of The Garden in Alabang Town Center. For more on running and world-class running gear, visit www.runnr.com.ph, facebookcom/RUNNRPhils or newtonrunning.com or follow RUNNR on twitter.com/RUNNRStore.

RUNNR Alabang Opens March 3, 2012: Free Running Clinic and Singlet Promo

FREE RUNNING CLINIC
Calling all runners specially those from the south!

On March 3, 2012, Saturday, RUNNR will launch its ATC outlet store through a heart-pumping afternoon filled of activities and information on the sports of running. This will be held at the Alabang Town Center Activity Center at 5PM.

To co-incide with the opening, RUNNER will conduct a FREE running clinic, entitled “START RUNNING”.
This event is presented by Alabang Town Center and RUNNR, powered by Newton & Brooks. Enjoy a free clinic from top running experts:
  • Getting started into Running – An inspirational talk by Takbo.ph Jinoe Gavan
  • Natural Running – a lecture on running technique by US-Certified Natural Running Coach Jay Valencia
Event is on SAT, March 3, 2012, 5:00-7:00pm, at the Alabang Town Center Activity Area. FREE REGISTRATION. Limited seats only (100 maximum seating capacity). First come, first served.   Come and visit RUNNR’S newest branch in the 2nd level of the Garden Wing in Alabang Town Center.
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RUNNR DONATE A SINGLET PROMO
In addition, they’ll also be having a unique summer promo entitled “RUNNR DONATE-A-SINGLET PROMO.” Get P1,000 off on your shoes when you donate your old singlet!
Here’s the mechanics:

  1. Bring in your old running singlet (sleeveless or shirt-type race apparel) to RUNNR stores in Bonifacio High Street, Trinoma, Alabang Town Center, Ayala Center Cebu and RUNNR corners in Toby’s Arena stores in Shangri-la Plaza, SM Mall of Asia, and Abreeza Davao, and exchange it to get P1,000 OFF upon purchase of regular-priced shoes worth Php 4,995 and up.
  1. One (1) old running singlet is equivalent to one (1) discount transaction. Each discount value is applicable for only one item purchased. Bring in as many old running singlets to get discounts on as many new shoes.
  1. They will only accept athletic running singlet of any brand, fun run or races, in adult male or female size. Kid’s size shall not be accepted.

Donated old running singlet should be in decent condition and is still wearable.

  1. All collected running singlets will be donated to the communities of Gawad Kalinga’s Paradise Heights Smokey Mountain.
  1. This promo is not valid in conjunction with any other promos. Promo runs from March 2 to April 1, 2012.

Hope to see you all this Saturday!