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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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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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Registration FeesAPPROVED 711 run 1k finishers shirt vr6

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)

Rexona Run singlet

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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2014 Run United Philippine Marathon






2014 Run United Philippine Marathon will be held on October 5, 2014 with Growee 500m,
Enervon HP 10km, Alaxan FR 21km and Enervon Activ 42km race categories. All categories will
have a start and finish at the Seaside Boulevard, Mall of Asia.




In-venue registration to be held at Greenfield District Central Park, Mayflower St. Greenfield
District, Mandaluyong City from 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM August 15 to 17 only.
In-store purchase of the prepaid cards will be available at the following stores, from 12:00NN to
8:00PM Monday to Sunday starting August 22, 2014.

•B1 Bonifacio High St. The Fort, Taguig City

Toby’s Galleria
•3F Robinson’s Galleria, EDSA cor. Ortigas Ave., Ortigas Center, Pasig City

Toby’s SM North
•SM North – The Block G/F, North Ave. cor. EDSA Quezon City

Toby’s MOA
•SM Mall of Asia, G/F Entertainment Hall, Roxas Blvd, Manila



Note: Additional P200 will be charged for race kit delivery for Online & Prepaid card registrants: P150 delivery & processing fee & P50 web admin fee.


FOR RACE EXPO and IN-STORE REGISTRANTS: complete race kit will be given upon registration for runners participants. Singlet sizes will be on a first-come, first-served basis. No additional fees will be applied.





  • Registration is on a first-come, first served basis, and may end earlier than the announced
    deadline. Race slots may run out before September 14, 2014.
  • Runner participants who register at the stores will receive their complete race kit upon
    purchase. A Valid ID must be presented upon registration.
  • Those who will be registering for their friends must buy a prepaid card. The singlet will be
    given upon purchase of the prepaid card. The rest of the race kit shall be delivered.
  • Singlet and finisher’s shirt size availability will be on first-come, first-served basis.
  • Singlet and finishers shirt sample sizes will be available for fitting at the registration centers.
  • D-Tag will be provided to every participant to get the runner’s accurate time result and
    must be surrendered to claim the finisher’s item after the race.
  • No BIB, No D-TAG, NO RACE.



For online and in-store registration inquiries:

  • Landline (+632) 703 1736 or (+632) 463 4814
  • Mondays to Fridays, 9am to 5pm only, except holidays.
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