Chicago Marathon 2015

This is really a super late post.

The Expo

The expo was held at Chicago’s McCormick Place. As with other races I’ve joined in the US, there were a lot of exhibitors and free items. The really cool thing in the expo is the electronic board where you can have your picture taken with your name and the hastag #OWNCHICAGO.


I went home with a bag full of energy gels and bars, new pair of Thorlos Xperia socks and bunch of photos.

Getting to the Starting Line

Since I was staying at Bryan’s place in Lisle, we have to wake up early and take the 5AM train to downtown Chicago. It was really cold that morning but the weather forecast last night that it was going to be hot. I just couldn’t related the word “hot” with Chicago fall weather. Anyway, when we boarded the train I felt a sense of marathon excitement as the train was full of runners and their supporters. Despite being early, everyone was in a good mood and eagerly anticipating the day.


Before Gun Start

I was wearing my Run United Marathon 2015 singlet and it acted like a magnet as I walked around the corral, Filipino runners would say hi and ask me if I am based in the US or in the Philippines. I did even met runners wearing Greenhills Running club shirts. I imagined there must be a lot of Filipinos running that day.


The Marathon

At the starting line, I positioned myself behind the 5:25 pace group. Not because I was targeting sub-5:30 but because I wanted to start the first half strong so that if need be I can walk the second half. You see I wasn’t able to prepare for this marathon as much as I wanted to. I blame it to a new project I’m handling plus adding the factor that I started working the graveyard shift a month before this marathon.


Half way through, I managed to clocked 2:49. Not bad for somebody whose longest run was only 21K. But then, the heat (it was already around 80F) and lack of training started to take its toll on me. By kilometer 30, I couldn’t keep up anymore with the 5:25 pace group and I started to take walking breaks. To make the long story short, I finished with a time of 6:33. Not my worst marathon time but definitely something to be proud of considering the circumstances I’ve faced.

Enervon Activ We Got Your Bike Promo


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Promo runs from June 15, 2015 – October 15, 2015. Entries can be submitted up to October 15, 2015 at 11:59pm only. For more details, visit

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Run United Philippine Marathon 2015

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R U ready to complete the trilogy? Unilab Active Health and Runrio bring you this year’s Run United Philippine Marathon. The Mall of Asia grounds has played host for the first 2 installments of Run United. This time One Esplanade will be the starting and finish line and will feature a 42KM exclusive finish line inside One Esplanade.


I won’t be running the full marathon this year as I will be doing the Chicago marathon the week after but I will be running the 21K. Register now as slots might run out soon.


5km Php 750 Active Health Singlet with Chaf-Reduc Technology, Race Bib with D-tag Active Health Ventilation Bag and Drinks
10km Php 850
21km Php 950 Active Health Ventilation Bag, Finishers’ Medal, Finishers’ Shirt and Drinks
42km Php 1,350
*Plus P150 for delivery fee
Register before August 16 to get a guaranteed singlet and 21km/42km finishers’ shirt size.
Priority Online Registration

(for 21km RU1 & 21km & 32km RU2 registrants only)

June 12 – 18, 2015 Runners have an option to have their kits delivered or picked up during the Race Kit Claiming Expo in One Esplanade Plus P150 for the delivery & processing fees
Online Registration June 19 – Sept 13, 2015
In-Store Prepaid Card Selling for Actual Runners only June 19 – Sept 18, 2015 Selected Toby’s and Runnr Stores Runners must claim their kits during the Race Kit Claiming Expo at One Esplanade None for actual runners


RUNNR Store BHS B1 Bonifacio High St. The Fort, Taguig City 12:00NN to 8:00PM from Monday to Sunday
Toby’s Sports Robinsons Galleria 3rd Level, Robinsons Galleria, Ortigas Ave, Ortigas Ave cor EDSA, Quezon City
RUNNR Store Trinoma G/F EDSA – North Ave. Terminal Proj 6 Quezon City
Toby’s Mall of Asia SM Mall of Asia, G/F Entertainment Hall, Roxas Blvd, Manila
Toby’s Arena Glorietta 2 3F Glorietta 2, Ayala Center, Makati City
Toby’s Robinsons Metro East 3F Robinsons Place Metro East, Marcos Hiway, Brgy. Dela Paz, Santolan, Pasig


Event 2015 RUPM Race Kit Claiming Expo
Date October 1 – 3, 2015
Venue One Esplanade, Mall of Asia
Time Oct 1 & 2 Start: 10:00 AM Close 8:00 PM

October 3 Start: 10:00 AM Close 5:00 PM


  • All registrations will be done ONLINE by logging on to
  • Register before August 16 to guarantee your singlet (for all categories) & finishers’ shirt size for 21km and 42km finishers
  • Prepaid cards will be sold in store on a per person basis only.
  • Online registration via credit card/ Paypal will end September 3, 2015.
  • Prepaid cards must be registered on or before September 18, 2015.
  • Online registration and prepaid card selling is on a first come first served basis.
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Century Tuna Inaugural Ironman 70.3 Triathlon

Century Tuna stages its inaugural half-Ironman distance (Ironman 70.3) on March 8, 2015 after 3 years of supporting the 5150 Triathlon and Subic Bay will be the event venue. Subic Bay has been chosen as the venue for its calm waters and well maintained but challenging bike and run routes.

The course includes a 1.9 kilometer swim, 90 kilometer bike ride which will include portions of SCTEX and 21 kilometer run to the finish line. I’ve already experienced biking on SCTEX and I could attest that it will be tough because of elevation and inclines.

Over 20 professionals of various nationalities are expected to arrive headed by three-time Ironman World Champion and two-time Ironman 70.3 World Champion Craig Alexander. Other professionals that would be gracing the event includes Luke Mackenzie and Caroline Steffen.

Here are some photos of the media launch event held at the New World Hotel Makati:

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7-11 Run 1500

Missed running the Skyway? Here’s your chance. Join the 7-11 Run 1500 on March 15, 2015.

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Official Press Release

7-Eleven will be holding RUN 1500 this coming March 15, 2015, the latest installation to its successful Run series.

The first ever 7-Eleven fun run, RUN 800, was held last 2012, and attracted over 10,000 participants. It was then followed by RUN 1000 and attracted close to 18,000 runners and was the largest paid race in the country in 2014. Traditionally, the 7-Eleven Run Series is also held to celebrate store opening milestones: RUN 800 to celebrate 800 stores in the Philippines, RUN 1000 to celebrate 1000 stores and this year, RUN 1500 in anticipation of opening its 1,500th store in the country.

What’s New?

RUN 1500 promises to be bigger and better, featuring new categories as well as new venue partners, Skyway and Filinvest City.

Now a full marathon, the race now includes a 42KM category, a 10KM buddy run and a 500M fun run for kids. Runners joining the 10KM, 16KM, 21KM, 42KM categories and 10KM Buddy Run will enjoy the course set along the Skyway. Those joining the 500M, 3KM and 5KM categories can look forward to an organized race course in Filinvest City.

What to Expect?

People can enjoy a fun, organized race made more convenient with 7-Eleven’s system. Runners can easily register online and pay at the nearest 7-Eleven store and claim their race kits there.

The registration system also allows participants to choose their wave starts to allow them to run with those of the same skill or speed, or with friends or family.

Race Category Fees
500M Kids P400
3KM P500
5KM P600
10KM P700
10KM Buddy Run P500 each
21KM P1,000
42KM P1,500


Race Categories, Fees and Inclusions

All finishers in each category will receive finisher shirts and medals. Top 3 for each category will also receive cash prize.

Another tradition in the 7-Eleven Run Series is to give Filipino runners opportunities to be more competitive. Each Run, 7-Eleven sends top Filipino placers of the 21K category to represent 7-Eleven Philippines and compete in an international marathon, all expenses paid.

7-Eleven Run Series winners have been sent to the Angkor Wat International Half Marathon in Cambodia and Seoul Race in South Korea where Pinoy pride was well represented. Following in the footsteps of Janette Agura (2nd place winner in Angkor Wat), were our RUN 1000 delegates who dominated the Seoul Race last 2014. Mary Joy Tabal, won 1st  place in the women’s 21KM, while Mario Maglinao and Elmer Sabal won 1st and 3rd place, respectively for the men’s category.

This year, 7-Eleven will be sponsoring the top 3 Filipino males and females of 21KM and 42KM to join the Laguna Phuket International Marathon in Thailand.

Join Now!

Runners can expect tons of fun and freebies at the event, thanks to 7-Eleven’s generous event partners.

Register online at and pay the fees at any 7-Eleven store within 24 hours. Registration is until February 23, 2015 only!

7-Eleven Run 1500 is in partnership with Skyway and Filinvest City and is brought to you by: Safeguard, Selecta, Pocari Sweat, Gatorade, Nature’s Spring, Del Monte, Powerade, Bacchus, and 7-Connect, official footwear and apparel sponsor, Saucony and media partners: Solar Sports, CNN Philippines, and

Like 7-Eleven Run Series for updates:  and remember to use the hashtag #711Run1500!

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Rexona Run 2014 – Run To Your Beat

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I had a blast running inside the laser light tunnel with matching live party music in last year’s Rexona Run. This year, Rexona is bringing back the party atmosphere in running with this year’s edition of the Run To Your Beat. Instead of one, Rexona is introducing three tunnels with varying themes – Retro, HipHop and EDM. 5K and 10K runners will go through two tunnels while 21K runners will experience all three.

Race Information

  • Date: October 26, 2014
  • Venue: Mall of Asia Open Grounds
  • Distances: 5km, 10km and 21km
  • Gun Start:
    • 5km – 3:45 AM
    • 10km – 3:30 AM
    • 21km – 3:00 AM
  • Registration Fees:
    • 5km – P700
    • 10km – P800
    • 21km – P900
  • Registation Venue:
    • Online from September 8 to October 12 – store:
    • In-store from September 12 to October 19:
      • Toby’s MOA
      • RUNNR Store or Move in Bonifacio High Street
      • Toby’s SM North EDSA, The Block
      • Toby’s Robinsons Galleria
  • Race Route

5k Route

10k Route

21k Route

  • Singlet and Finisher’s Shirt (21km)

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Rexona Run finsher shirt

For more information, visit

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Filinvest City Endurance Weekend 2014



Endurance MTB

  • Date: November 8, 2014 (Saturday)
  • Time: 6AM – 6PM
  • Gun Start:
    • 12 Hour Category: 6AM
    • 6 Hour Category : 12NN
  • Event Venue: Filinvest City, Alabang Muntinlupa
  • Race Distance: 3km/Lap
  • Endurance MTB Categories

MTB Category

  • Minimum number of laps to qualify as a finisher (Solo and Team Categories)
    • 12 Hour: 20 Laps
    • 6 Hour : 12 LapsEndurance Trail Run
  • Race Pack Inclusion:
    • Race Bib with RFID
    • Bike Number with RFID
    • Event Shirt
    • Lunch Meal (For 12 Hour Category)

Endurance Trail Run

  • Date: November 9, 2014 (Sunday)
  • Time: 6AM – 6PM
  • Gun Start:
    • 12 Hour and 3 Hour : 6AM
    • 6 Hour : 9AM
  • Event Venue: Filinvest City, Alabang Muntinlupa
  • Race Distance: 3km/Lap
  • Endurance Trail Run Categories

Trail Run

  • Minimum number of laps to qualify as a finisher (Solo and Team Categories)
    • 12 Hour : 18 Laps
    • 6 Hour : 9 Laps
    • 3 Hour : 5 Laps
  • Race Pack Inclusion:
    • Race Bib with RFID
    • Event Shirt
    • Lunch Meal ( For 12 Hour Category)

Race Route

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Registration Fees

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MTB prize

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Registration Centers

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