National Geographic Earth Day Run 2016 Takes Environmental Race to Five Countries

One of the biggest running events in the Philippines, the National Geographic Channel’s Earth Day Run, will be going international when it marks its 7th year on April 17, 2016.  The event will be happening simultaneously for the first time in 5 cities across the region: Singapore, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Tai Chung, and Manila.
The event has been consistently helping in promoting sustainable living and supporting environmental advocacy utilizing the popular platform of running for 7 years.  This year, in combination of thousands of registered runners from the other countries, Earth Day Run 2016 will be the largest collection of running Eco Warriors in the history of the race.
The beneficiaries of this event are the following:
ENDANGERED SPECIES CONSERVATION – Irrawaddy Dolphin research and conservation in Malampaya Sound, Palawan. These dolphins are critically endangered in the country, with as few as 40 left in Malampaya Sound, Palawan.
CLIMATE CHANGE SOLUTION – The Earth Hour or ‘Gift of Life’ village in Monreal, Masbate is a showcase of WWF solutions. Local villages will receive portable solar lamps, while being trained to construct ‘vertical gardens’ and ferro-cement rainwater harvesters.
WATER – Reforestation efforts for the Ipo Watershed in Bulacan, which supplies Metro Manila with fresh water.
OCEANS – Marine Protected Area (MPA) and coral reef conservation in Apo Reef in Occidental Mindoro.  Apo Reef is Asia’s largest reef and among the most productive marine systems on Earth.
Earth Day Run will be held on April 17, 2016 that will traverse the race route of Bonifacio Global City and McKinley West.  Race categories of this event includes 5k, 10k 21k, and 42k.  Earth Day Run 2016 expects to register 20,000 runners this year and slots are open via online and in-store registrations from March 1 – March 31, 2016 and racekit claiming will start on April 9 – April 11 at SM Aura.
SM Aura In-store registration venue
Race inclusions
Singlets
21k and 42k finisher shirt

finisher medals
For registration and full race details, read HERE
click photo to read the race details
So, let’s go guys!  Join me on April 17, 2016.  Let’s run and help save the earth.  See you there guys!
Last year NatGeo’s Earth Run
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PagmamahaRun – Valentine’s Run – post event review 02/14/’16



PagmamahaRun as it was called is a combined word for “Love” and “Run” and was organized by Runtarantantan and RVMP Events. It was a blast! Not only because it’s valentine’s day and there are thousands of dating couples swarming here and there 😉 


but… I witnessed a unique running event full of LOVE! Yes guys that’s correct! Everywhere you look, you can see happy faces! 
Two days before the run, I got my singlet and 16k race bib. They have me fill up the registration / waiver form.(Thank you Powcast) I was so excited! 


I got to the event about thirty minutes before the starting time. Some people were already assembling at the start line. 

I also notice the “Love Walls” that RVMP Events’ facebook page posted online prior to the event…where people can write what they feel or post for a candid pic.

Before starting the race, there was a mini-program where Bearwin started w/ a brief introduction of how the event was prepared, giving advice and motivation with an input of his own fitness journey. National anthem was played then later on, Kuya Kim led us in prayer and gave a weather forecast: 

With, bad news & good news. According to him, “Amihan” (cool northeast wind) will slowly disappear the following Monday but the good thing was that we still felt it during the run. 🙂

…then a short warm up exercise led by no other than Regine Tolentino. (“Show me whachya got girl!” – moves from New Thang- Redfoo) Weeetwew! 

Exactly 5am… Ready…get set….GO! *gunstart*

The whole course went on smoothly along Roxas Blvd heading towards coastal mall (10k U-turn marker) to Luneta (16k U-turn marker) then going back to CCP complex. Also, they had provided about 8-10 water stations along the route. This helped me a lot, especially because I forgot to bring my own hydration bottle. 😦

Halfway through my course, I bumped into my high-school schoolmate, Chin Fresnido! Haha! So I gotta share this! Right side: She with her friends (Photo Credit: Running Photography)


I loved the route because it didn’t have many turns. It was a bit challenging because we had to go through 2 flyovers twice. It didn’t have markers like some of the runs so if you don’t have anything to use in monitoring your distance like an app., you wouldn’t determine the distance you already ran (3k, 6k, 8k and so on). Not really a biggie though! 

After crossing the finish line, the marshal congratulated me and awarded the medal. Afterwards, I was directed to claim my finisher shirt. The claiming booths are located just nearby so it’s very convenient. Very organized indeed!



Post race program includes Bearwin, Mitoy Yonting, Gene Padilla, Long Mejia onstage. There are some lovers who even chose the event as a way to propose. (Naks!) Check out the proposal videos!:



All finishers got the heart shaped medals with corresponding distance ran/ registered, raffle entries and different freebies from sponsors. So cool!  Right now, I’m recovering from leg muscle sore, but I still feel great. 

Here’s the video teaser released shortly by Runtarantantan’s Facebook page after the event:



For more information:

Facebook: Runtarantantan FB Page– https://www.facebook.com/RUNtarantantan-205803566161817/?fref=ts
Email: runtarantantan@yahoo.com
Mobile: 0916-3485232
or for updated details, kindly visit: RVMP Events FB Page
https://www.facebook.com/rvmpevents/

Written by:
AJ Seradoy
Team Powcast

RUN UNITED 1 2016

EXCEED YOURSELF.
REGISTER NOW For The 2016 RunUnited 1!

The 2016 RunUnited 1 will be held on March 13, 2016 with 5k, 10k, and 21k race categories. All categories will have a start and finish at the SM Mall of Asia grounds.

REGISTRATION SCHEDULE:
Registration Type
Start & End Date
Venue
Kit Distribution
Additional Fees
Online Registration
January 20 – February 21
Runners have an option to have their race kits delivered or picked up
Plus P150 delivery & processing & P50 web admin fee
In-Store Registration
January 30 – February 29
Selected Stores
Race kits will be picked up from March 5 to 11, 2016 at the store you selected when you registered
None for actual runners

PREPAID CARD SELLING VENUES
In-store purchase of the prepaid cards will be available at the following stores, from 12:00NN to 8:00PM Monday to Sunday starting January 30, 2016.
RUNNR Store BGC
•B1 Bonifacio High St. The Fort, Taguig City
Toby’s Robinsons Galleria
•Level 3, Robinsons Galleria, EDSA cor. Ortigas Ave. Quezon City
RUNNR Store Trinoma
•GF EDSA-North Ave. Terminal, Project 6, Quezon City
Toby’s MOA
•SM Mall of Asia, GF Entertainment Hall, Roxas Blvd, Manila

REGISTRATION FEES:

A.  WITH ACTIVEHEALTH KIT
Category
Registration Fee
Kit Inclusions
Pre-Race
Post-Race
5k
PhP850*
ActiveHealth Singlet with Chaf-Redux Technology, Race Bib with B-tag; Active Health Kit**
ActiveHealth Ventilation Bag and Drinks
10K
Php950*
21K
Php1,050*
ActiveHealth Ventilation Bag, Finishers’ Medal, Finishers’ Shirt and Drinks

*Fees shown above include the ActiveHealth Kit
**ActiveHealth Kit includes the following:
·         5k, 10k or 21k Exceed Yourself Training Plan by Coach Ani de Leon-Brown to be sent by email
·         Personalized Race Bib
·         Race Belt (for 21k runners only)
·         FREE Sports Nutrition Solutions
o    One (1) capsule of Enervon Activ – Daily for training to help build stamina
o    One (1) 40g pack of Enervon HP – After work out for faster recovery
o    One (1) ActiveHealth Carbgel Banana flavor – During work out for sustained energy
·         Registration is until February 14, 2016 only

B.  WITHOUT ACTIVEHEALTH KIT
Category
Registration Fee
Kit Inclusions
Pre-Race
Post-Race
5k
PhP750
ActiveHealth Singlet with Chaf-Redux Technology, Race Bib with D-tag
ActiveHealth Ventilation Bag and Drinks
10K
Php850
21K
Php950
ActiveHealth Ventilation Bag, Finishers’ Medal, Finishers’ Shirt and Drinks

Note: Additional P150 will be charged for race kit delivery.

For online (credit card) registrants who chose delivery: complete race kit will be delivered on or before March 7, 2016. Singlet/Finishers’ shirt sizes will be available online on a first-come, first-serve basis.

For online (credit card) registrants who chose pick up: complete race kit will be given during the race kit claiming period of March 5 to 11, 2016 at the chosen store when you registered. Singlet sizes will be on a first-come, first-serve basis when you register online.

For in-store registrants: complete race kit will be given during the race kit claiming period of March 5 to 11, 2016 at the chosen store when you registered. Singlet sizes will be on a first-come, first-serve basis when you register online. 

THE RUN UNITED EXCEED YOURSELF BUNDLE PACKAGES


A.  WITH ACTIVEHEALTH KIT
BUNDLE PACKAGE
(FOR ONLINE CC REGISTRATION ONLY)
COMMITTED RACE CATEGORIES
BUNDLE COST
PERKS & REWARDS
RU1
RU2
RUPM
Online
HALF-MARATHON PERFECTIONIST (21km/21km/21km)
The authority in 21k distance who wants to exceed their previous half-marathon performance.
21KM
21KM
21KM
P3,500.00
Secure slot and one time registration
One time web admin fee
Customized race bib with runner’s name
Dedicated village lounge for the finishers kit claiming
Special assembly area at the starting line
Acknowledgment during the satellite stage program
EXCEED FULL MARATHON
(21km/32km/42km)
For progressive runners who level up a category higher every RU starting at 21km and eventually a 42km
21KM
32KM
42KM
P4,000.00
CUSTOMIZED
Runners may choose or mix and match from any of the categories per Run United series.
5KM/
10KM/
21KM
5KM/
10KM/
21KM/32KM
5KM/
10KM/
21KM/
42KM
Will be computed based on the chosen registration category.
*Fees shown above include the ActiveHealth Kit
**ActiveHealth Kit includes the following:
·         5k, 10k or 21k Exceed Yourself Training Plan by Coach Ani de Leon-Brown to be sent by email
·         Personalized Race Bib
·         Race Belt (for 21k runners only)
·         FREE Sports Nutrition Solutions
o    One (1) capsule of Enervon Activ – Daily for training to help build stamina
o    One (1) 40g pack of Enervon HP – After work out for faster recovery
o    One (1) ActiveHealth Carbgel Banana flavor – During work out for sustained energy
·         Registration is until February 14, 2016 only
B.  WITHOUT ACTIVEHEALTH KIT
BUNDLE PACKAGE
(FOR ONLINE CC REGISTRATION ONLY)
COMMITTED RACE CATEGORIES
BUNDLE COST
PERKS & REWARDS
RU1
RU2
RUPM
Online
HALF-MARATHON PERFECTIONIST (21km/21km/21km)
The authority in 21k distance who wants to exceed their previous half-marathon performance.
21KM
21KM
21KM
P3,200.00
Secure slot and one time registration
One time web admin fee
Customized race bib with runner’s name
Dedicated village lounge for the finishers kit claiming
Special assembly area at the starting line
Acknowledgment during the satellite stage program
EXCEED FULL MARATHON
(21km/32km/42km)
For progressive runners who level up a category higher every RU starting at 21km and eventually a 42km
21KM
32KM
42KM
P3,700.00
CUSTOMIZED
Runners may choose or mix and match from any of the categories per Run United series.
5KM/
10KM/
21KM
5KM/
10KM/
21KM/32KM
5KM/
10KM/
21KM/
42KM
Will be computed based on the chosen registration category.
Note: Bundle cost is INCLUSIVE of P450 delivery & processing & one-time P50 web admin fees for online registrants using credit card.

Delivery of race kit will be on or before March 7, 2016.

Singlet and finisher shirt size availability is on a first come, first served basis. Deadline of registration is on February 14 or until slots last. Limited bundle slots only.

INCLUSIONS:

21k finisher medal
ASSEMBLY AND GUN START TIMES:

Race Category
Assembly Time
Gun Time
21km
3:00am
4:00am
10km
4:00am
5:00am
5km
4:30am
5:30am

 During the Morning with Active Health and Media Launch with coach Rio dela Cruz, some of the RU pacers and Active Health Team at UP Diliman.

REMINDERS:
       All registrations will be done online by logging on to www.runrio.com thru the Active Network link)
       Registration deadline is on February 29.  Singlet sizes and finishers’ shirt sizes will available on a first-come, first-served basis online.
       Singlet and finishers shirt sample sizes will be available for fitting at the registration centers.
       Prepaid cards will be sold in store on a per person basis only.
       Prepaid cards must be registered on or before February 29, 2015.  Validity expires beyond the date indicated at the back of the card.
       Online registration and prepaid card selling is on a first come first served basis.  Registration may end earlier than the announced deadline.
       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.

RACE RESULTS:
·         For Timing and Race Results concerns: feedback@runrio.com

CONTACT DETAILS:
For online and in-store registration inquiries:
·         Landline (+632) 463 4813

·         Mondays to Fridays, 10am to 6pm only, except holidays.


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PagmamahaRun – Running for Love – 02/14/’16

Can love and running coexist? A big YES! “Never underestimate the power of PAG-IBIG!” This is the slogan of the PagmamahaRun event that’ll happen on February 14, 2016 (yes it’s a Valentine’s day guys!). Come join us at CCP Complex, Pasay City! It definitely is a date!

You and your loved ones (may it be with your partner, special someone or even friends) can choose from 3K, 5K, 10K & 16K event distances! Please see picture above for the pricing, gun start time, sponsors & venues to register! Registration Venues: (Jan 7 – Feb 7 | Thurs – Sunday 1-8pm)

With caption “#umiibig” at the back, this is the event singlet:

3k, 5K &10K finishers will get this white finisher shirt with “#MayForever” at the back:

…while 16k finishers will get this cool black dri-fit finisher shirt with 16k finisher at the back:

cool heart shaped medals, anyone?

Additionally, this event organized by Runtarantantan and RVMP Events will also help the project “Piso Para Sa Kolehiyo” for scholars who are victims of typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) so not only you will get the inclusive items (Singlet, Race Bib, Finisher’s Medal, Raffle, Freebies, Entertainment, and Dri-fit shirt), you also get the chance to provide them with an opportunity to finish High School & College degrees!

For more information:
Facebook: Runtarantantan FB Page– https://www.facebook.com/RUNtarantantan-205803566161817/?fref=ts
Email: runtarantantan@yahoo.com
Mobile: 0916-3485232
or for updated details, kindly visit: RVMP Events FB Page
https://www.facebook.com/rvmpevents/

Written by:
AJ Seradoy
Team Powcast

PSE BULL RUN 2016

PSE Bull Run 2016!

The 12th Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE) Bull Run: Takbo para sa Ekonomiya will be held on January 10, 2016 at the Bonifacio Global City in Taguig starting at 3:00AM (assembly time). 

This annual fun run hopes to “create awareness about the significant role of the stock market as an engine for growth of our economy and the importance of investing stocks.” as quoted by PSE President/CEO Hans Sicat.

Runners may choose from 5K, 10K, 16K and 21K categories. Here are the registration details:

Gun Start time:
21K Challenge: 4:00 AM  
16K Trial: 4:30 AM
10K Race: 5:15 AM
5K Dash: 5:20 AM

All registrants will receive race packet that includes a singlet, race bib and a RFID shoe tag and all finishers are entitled to a finisher certificate. Here’s the sample singlet design:


Finishers from 5k and 10k will get this finisher’s shirt:




…while finishers from 16k and 21k will get one finisher’s shirt & a medal based on race category:


Entries may be submitted at the following locations:
  • 27/F PSE PLAZA, AYALA TRIANGLE, AYALA AVENUE, MAKATI CITY (Tel. No. 688.7539)
– Regular registration started last December 11, 2015. Race kits will be given upon registration.
  • CHRIS SPORTS OUTLETS:
– CHRIS SPORTS GLORIETTA 3 (Tel. No. 519.8569)
– CHRIS SPORTS SM MEGAMALL (Tel. No. 633.1659)
– CHRIS SPORTS SM NORTH EDSA ANNEX (Tel. No. 441.1889)

Registration has started on December 11, 2015 (Schedule: Monday – Sunday, from 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM). Race kits will be given upon registration.


Shipping fee cost P100.00 for Metro Manila orders and P150.00 for provincial orders but you have an option to pickup onsite which is at the first location above. Adevents will inform the runners through SMS for the claiming date.

Deadline for registration shall be strictly followed on January 8, 2016, or until supplies last. Sign up now guys! 

For advisory, instructions & race routes, please go to:
Other details will be posted at www.adeventsmnl.com and www.facebook.com/adeventsmnl
You can also contact Tel. Nos. 366-9367 & 3646201 for other information.

Written by:
AJ Seradoy
Team Powcast

Andok’s Pambansang Fun Run Review


Andok’s Pambansang Fun Run was held on December 6, 2015 at SM By The Bay, SM Mall of Asia Grounds, Pasay City. Andok’s in cooperation with Runtarantantan organizers celebrated their 30th anniversary to promote healthy lifestyle. All registered runners were able to get a singlet, medal, raffle entry and freebies. My brother registered early for the both of us at Toby’s SM MOA branch so we got the sizes that’s just right for us.

Registration fees were very affordable! Andok’s has organized their anniversary event to be budget friendly for everyone! Check the above poster for the registration details with prices, sample singlet, finisher shirts and medals.


To top it up, Andok’s gave away Dri-fit finisher shirt to the first 100 finishers of featured 4 race categories: 3K, 5K, 10K, and to all finishers of 16K. 

Here’s a sample 5k finisher shirt:



Okay, so what’s our take and other runner’s comments?

Negative:
  • There’s no assurance that all first 100 finishers of 3k, 5k & 10k deserve to have the finisher shirts. (Some runners even started on the first gap and did not finish the first U-turn slot- there were no markers yet on that route)
  • There were gaps on the median strips wherein no marshals were stationed. (So there’s a lot of undisciplined runners doing shortcuts- well, they’re just cheating themselves anyway 😉 )
  • Others claimed that they saw some runners running ahead of their gun start time. 3k division running at 5k gun start. (Oh c’mon guys, really?!)
Positive:
  • Cheap! Cheap! Cheap! Very affordable compared to other fun runs held on the same day. Andok (Lots of freebies too!) 
  • All for FUN! Non-competitive event! 
  • Entertaining performances after the run. (esp. the Zumba Fiesta show! *wink* )
  • Easy to register! (RUNNR Trinoma & ATC, Move Store in Megamall + TOBY’S Glorietta & SM MOA)
some of the traffic enforcers, marshals, photographers & runners who participated 





Here’s the highlight of the event:



Overall, the Andok’s fun run was still good and fun. Considering that all events like this have their downsides. Hopefully they can improve on their opportunities. I’d still recommend Runtarantantan organized events to people who are into healthy living and at the same time having fun.

Nutrilite Health Run 2016 by Amway

Event Title : NUTRILITE HEALTH RUN 2016
Race Owner : AMWAY Philippines
Brand Presentor : Nutrilite
Organizer : Cosmic Gate Innovations Co.
RACE DATES:

  • January 24, 2016 – SM Mall of Asia Grounds, Pasay City
  • February 14, 2016 – ADC CDO Perla Compania De Seguros Bldg., Don Apolinar Velez St., Cagayan De Oro City
  • February 21, 2016 – ADC Davao Unit A Lim Bldg., cor. Quimpo Blvd. and Tulip Drive Ecoland, Matina, Davao City
REGISTRATION FEE:
PHP 350 inclusive of a shirt, race bib and car sticker

REGISTRATION SITES:
  • AMWAY Distribution Centers:
    • Makati – G/F Ace Building, Rada St., Legaspi Vill. Makati City / Tel No.: (02) 893-0571 / 840-2209
    • Mandaluyong – Unit 3 Mayflower Building, 88 United St., Greenfield District Mandaluyong City / Tel. No.: (02)475-8255
    • Davao

    • Cagayan de Oro
  • Runnr Store – BGC
  • Runnr Store – Trinoma
  • Toby’s Sports – SM MOA
REGISTRATION PROMOS:
  • 5+1 RUNNERS PROMO
    • Get ONE (1) Nutrilite Health Run Race Kit for FREE when you register together with your FIVE (5) friends (ABO or Non-ABO)
  • DOUBLE X DOUBLE UP PROMO
    • Get ONE (1) Nutrilite Double X 6-Day Foil Pack for FREE when you sponsor a new ABO and activate with P1,500 worth of Nutrilite products.
    • Promo Period is until February 28, 2016 only
    • Promo is on while supplies last basis only
RACE FINISHERS WILL GET:
  • Nutrilite Drawstring Bag
  • Nutrilite Pen
  • FREE sign-up for non-Amway Business Owners
  • PHP500 Gift Voucher for ABO Finishers

RAFFLE PRIZES:
  • PHP 10,000 product coupon
  • iPad Mini
  • iPod Touch
  • Consolation prizes
RACE ROUTES:



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SMDC Run 2016

SM Development Corporation in cooperation with LeadPack is coming up with their very first SMDC Run to promote healthy lifestyle among their SMDC community.
The event will be held on February 28, 2016 at Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City.  You can choose from 5K, 10K, or 21K categories.  All participants will get cute singlet and designated racebibs.  All finishers will be given lootbags and medals.  All 21K finishers will be given finishers shirts.
Here are the registration details:


Here are the race routes:

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