RUNRIO Trilogy at Okada, Manila: Leg 1, June 25, 2017

Now, it’s back! Runrio Events, Inc., headed by Coach Rio Dela Cruz together with Andrew Neri and Dingdong Dantes is re-introducing the original Runrio Trilogy and other exciting running events for 2017 which will provide all runners, veterans and newbies alike, with the opportunity to take on their next running challenge.

The Trilogy series which will be held at Okada Manila, (near Aseana) Paranaque City, aims to inspire anyone to reach their own personal goal and is focused on supporting participants on every step of this Trilogy race journey. And like its previous iterations, runners who complete the highest distance of all 3 races will be honored at the RUNRIO Trilogy Awards Night to be held at Okada Manila.

Aside from Coach Rio’s Trilogy, other races are lined-up for this year, including the nationwide Milo elimination races, New Balance and Amway. As we all know by now, Coach Rio’s races personifies what makes his races stand out… great over-all organization, sufficient hydration, exclusive lanes for runners, adequate bananas for those running the longer distances and a promise for more medical personnel scattered all around the race course as its utmost aim is to ensure the safety of all runners!

Registration Fees:

Leg 1 (Half Marathon)
Registration Period: April 28 to June 11, 2017
5k – Php 1,100 |  Race bib, B-tag, Race shirt & lootbag
10k – Php 1,400 | Race bib, B-tag, Race shirt, Finisher’s medal & lootbag
21k – Php 1,800 | Race bib, D-tag, Race shirt, Finisher’s shirt, Finisher’s Medal & lootbag


Registration Sites:

Online registration HERE

In-store Registration and Prepaid cards available on May 6, 2017 at the following stores.

Adidas Stores
– Greenbelt 3
– Trinoma
– Solenad 3

Toby’s Sports
– SM Mall of Asia




RUNRIO Trilogy Series 2017 promises to be the most exciting ever!

Manila, Philippines – April 28, 2017 – Running coach Rio dela Cruz of RUNRIO Events, Inc. announces the start of its running series in the country – the RUNRIO Trilogy 2017 at the Okada Manila in Paranaque City.

The series is expected to attract an average of 12,000 running enthusiasts per leg from all over the country.   The first of the three legs is set for June 25 and features a half-marathon run including 10Km and 5Km race. This will be followed by the second leg on August 13, where it will showcase Rio’s very own Afroman distance which is a 32Km run, with shorter distances – 21Km, 10Km and 5Km. The 32Km is considered by runners as the ideal race for first-timers who aim to finish their very first full marathon.

The third and final leg will cap the series on October 1 with a full marathon of 42Km that also includes 21Km, 10Km, and 5Km race distances. Runners who complete the highest distance of all 3 races will be honored at the RUNRIO Trilogy Awards Night.

The very first RUNRIO Trilogy was held in 2010 with the primary purpose of providing a progressive running program for those who want to finish a full marathon.  This year’s RUNRIO Trilogy, will also feature popular actor and running enthusiast, Dingdong Dantes as the event ambassador.

“We are excited to launch the RUNRIO Trilogy race series because there are many running enthusiasts out there who are looking forward to this event. This year marks the 7th year of RUNRIO Trilogy, whose main objective is to educate runners to train and race progressively,” said award-winning actor Dantes. “Aside from this, part of the proceeds of this year’s race series will go to YesPinoy Foundation to support the organization’s philanthropic works” added Dantes.

Dantes is the founding chairman of YesPinoy Foundation.

The announcement of the RUNRIO Trilogy series is part of RUNRIO Events, Inc.’s expansion program that will bring more running activities to the public in the coming months.

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Runners can also expect bigger and more exciting races from the country’s premiere running events company as it looks to add more races in its portfolio such as trail running, obstacle runs, just to name a few.

RUNRIO will also be launching its new campaign “Heart to Finish”, which is expected to become the participants’ mantra for all RUNRIO races.

“We at RUNRIO understand that people join races not just to run. It’s more because of their desire and passion to be able to finish their 21k, 32k or 42k races with different motivations. We believe that if you run with your heart, anything is possible” said Coach Rio dela Cruz, President of RUNRIO Events, Inc.

One of the highlights of the media launch was the opening of the online registration while onsite registrations will be open starting May 6, 2017, at Adidas Greenbelt 3, Adidas Trinoma, Adidas Solenad 3, Adidas BGC and Toby’s SM MOA.

“I would like to invite all those who like running to join the RUNRIO Trilogy 2017. This unique running series will definitely provide runners a chance to train and prepare properly and a chance to show how far they can go when they run with their heart,” said Coach Rio dela Cruz, RUNRIO Events, Inc. President.

RUNRIO Trilogy is made possible by Adidas, Gatorade & Okada Manila. Adidas is the official RUNRIO Trilogy apparel. The most awaited race series of the year is also supported by Active Health, Summit Water and Garmin Philippines.

For more information, visit or like the official Facebook page,




RU3: A Quest For The Last Piece

On September 16, over 4,500 runners will congregate at the starting line at 28th Street and strut their wares up on still dark roads towards the finish line at Mall of Asia. I’ll be one of them, together with the 32k runners and followed shortly by the 21k’ers.

I’ll be running side by side with my buddies, hopefully in sync with them in less than 4 hours (fingers crossed) and get that last piece of the medal puzzle of the Run United Trilogy.

My RU3 32k bib, singlet and visor

Thanks to Alfred, the Running Atom for getting me registered during the last hours when the 32k slots were down to its last dozen. So now, i’m in the final stretch of this Afroman distance (32k) training and will be doing my final long run tomorrow, with Team 90% at UP.

After tomorrow’s run, we’ll be heading to Tonet’s home where she’ll prepare a simple breakfast of eggs, pande-manila bread and brewed coffee.

All i want is the last piece!

Here’s hoping that all of you too are gearing towards a good run tomorrow and the rest of the week. Let’s all taper well to make sure the legs are well rested and rarin’ to go come RU3 race day!


Run Rio Trilogy Awards Night

It wasn’t as glitzy and Hollywood-esq like last year but this year’s Runrio Trilogy Awards Night at the Decagon Theater in Silver City, Ortigas retained its classy and vibrant vibe to it, very well-attended as well, a greatly-organized gala dinner!

It had all the right ingredients to make the gala night not only meaningful and enjoyable but to give honor and prestige to the efforts of all the awardee-runners who painstakingly completed the Run United Trilogy Series in completing the 21k-21k and 32k trilogy runs. (I did the 10k-21k-32k but even if you ramble those numbers, it won’t count!)

Whether you were a speedster or a plodder didn’t matter as all completists were honored in the same stage which Coach Rio no less, giving the medallions and finishers shirts. There were huge smiles as photos of runners were taken on stage with a big screen on the back magnifying their well-deserved awards.

What more can you say when you run 3 fabulous races, be awarded for it and then get to eat and drink the night away with other runners! I’m starting anew for this year’s Trilogy! See you on Sunday for the first Run United 21k Race!

The stage

The evening's host Tricia Chiongbian and Anthony Suntay

The early birds

At our table

Coach Rio with runner awardee, Daves Espia

With the lovely Coach Zinnia of Multisports


We should be the ones hanging those medals on them, right Pedz?:-)

With L-R: Vener, Jet, moi, Bro J, BR and Baby

RunRio Blogger of the Year, Banjo Assidao (photo by Dennis, RunningPinoy)

Philippine All-Stars (Photo by RunningAtom)

With Nora (on my left) who we haven't seen for a while

The ladies goofin' around..L-R: Mommies Let, Vimz, Jaymie and Gigi

Group picture

Run United-1, 2012 All Set

One of the most successful running series held last year, the Run United Race Series will once again hug the limelight with the staging of Run United-1, 2012. and will be held on March 4, with 500m, 3k, 5k, 10k and 21k race categories. All categories except for 21k will start and finish at the SM Mall of Asia while 21k will start at Bonifacio Global City and finish at SM Mall of Asia.

Runrio and Unilab have promised to make this year’s series more enjoyable and organized. Here are the details of the race:


The Run United 1 21km Finisher’s Medal is a unique medal by itself and at the same time is a unique part of a 3-piece puzzle made up of medals from the RunRio Trilogy/Run United Series legs. Register and Finish the 21km/21km/32km of legs 1/2/3 respectively and form the medal puzzle which is the 2012 unique RunRio Trilog/Run United Series Trilogy Puzzle!


10k Route

5k Route

21k Route.


The organizers will be providing a SHUTTLE SERVICE for 21km participants. The service will have the SM Mall of Asia as its pick-up point and will bring the 21km runners to the 21km starting line at the BGC. Why SM Mall of Asia as pick-up point? Consideration was given to 21km runners who may have other members of the family who will be running a shorter distance so SM Mall of Asia is a more feasible originating point. Besides, there are more available parking areas there than in BGC.

More details and mechanics for the Shuttle Service will be posted once available.


Baggage Services will be available at the BGC race area in the form of ROVING BAGGAGE SERVICE VANS which will be on standby prior to race start and will move to the SM Mall of Asia to bring these checked-in baggages to the designated Baggage Claim Areas.

Race Registration:

(Thanks to Bee Yen Soberano for the “love” poster)