Update: Merrell Trail Run 2013 at Camp Sinai, San Mateo, Rizal

Four days to go before we hop and skid, jump and splash along the trails and rivers of Pintong Bukawe in San Mateo! But hey, don’t let the excitement cause you to forget important things to prepare before this race and the organizers have given these reminders for Saturday’s trail run:

If you don’t have these special equipments above, an empty water bottle will do or any container that you can re-fill water into and grip easily with your hands while running.

Please be reminded to come to the race venue on time, late comers will only be allowed to run if they arrive 10 minutes after the gun-start of their respective categories.

Please take note of the gun start time

I’m seeing many inquiries on the Merrell FB page https://www.facebook.com/MerrellPhilippines regarding where the venue is and where they could take a ride going to the site. If you were not able to avail of their special transport services from Trinoma or BGC, Merrell’s FB page have stated that there will be Jeepneys plying the SM-Masinag to Pintong Bukawe route starting at 3:30am early morning of Saturday.

Here is Merrell’s advisory:

For commuters, there will be provision of jeepneys AT SM MASINAG as early as 3:30 am until 4:00 am only. This service will bring you straight to the venue for a fee of Php 50.00, and will be on a first-come, first served basis. We strongly advice you to take this ride since there will be no public vehicles during this time. 

For non-commuters, going to Mt. Sinai will be via Marcos Hi-way, pass Masinag Market Junction to Brgy Cabading. Please take note that there is no passable route (that will reach Pintong Bukawe) from Batasan and San Mateo.

Shuttle Service

So there!

I am posting the map going to the venue itself and i hope others may find this useful.

Wishing everyone good luck and happy trail running!

Nike We Run Manila 10K: Updates

The Nike shirts are here and they’ll be available for pick-up starting Tuesday!

I kinda like the design.  I’m sure the fabric quality will be the same as that of the iconic 2009 Nike shirts that came out that year and 2 years after, i’m still using it on my runs. Please note that the numbers emblazoned just below the Run Manila shirt will serve as the bib no. of the participants.

The Race map/route pasted below will serve as the final route. It starts and ends at 34th Street in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig.

Nike Men's Race Tee

Nike Women's Race Tee

Nike We Run Manila 10k Race Map

Details of Nike WE RUN MANILA 10K Race Pack Collection

Date: October 11-13, 2011, Tuesday – Thursday

Time: 12pm to 9pm

Venue: Bonifacio High Street (in front of Nike Park), Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City

Important: Please bring your ID and confirmation slip to collect your race pack.

Don’t forget to being your Confirmation Slip.

Bands playing: Sustaining the runners’ high after the 10k run is a live concert to be led by popular Pinoy bands:




Pat Metheny*

*Ha! Just wishful thinking that we had famous Jazz guitarist Pat Metheny jamming with the groups above (hmmm..that would be a disaster!) But Mr. Metheny jazzin’ up the whole place would be a riot!:-)