Featured Event: The Skywalker Run – A Run for Samboy Lim

The Skywalker Run will be held on July 17, 2016 at the Blue Bay Walk, Pasay City!
Avelino “Samboy” Lim is a legendary PBA player who bore the moniker “The Skywalker”.  Known for his acrobatic, high-flying, and dangerous above-the-rim plays that set him apart from other players during his time, Samboy Lim have held the sport in a different level of play throughout his career. Even after his retirement from the professional league, he remained active by setting basketball clinics for the younger generation and engaging in various sports activities. 

Some of the proceeds of the “Skywalker Run” will aid the continuous medical care and therapy for Mr. Avelino Lim.

EVENT DETAILS

RACE CATEGORY AND FEE:

            3 KM  Category – Php 550

            5 KM Category– Php 650
            9 KM Skywalker Category – Php 750

DATE: July 17, 2016 (Sunday)

VENUE: Blue Bay Walk, EDSA Corner Macapagal Avenue, Pasay City

GUN START:

            3 KM – 5: 25 AM
            5 KM – 5:20 AM
            9 KM – 5:15 AM

           
RACE KIT INCLUSIONS: 

3 KM Category:
            Samboy Lim Jersey Singlet, Bib Number, Finisher’s Medal, Dri Fit Skywalker Thank You Shirt, Raffle Stub, Sponsor Freebies, Entertainment, and Meet-and-Greet with PBA stars
 5 KM Category:
Samboy Lim Jersey Singlet, Bib Number, Finisher’s Medal, Dri Fit Skywalker Thank You Shirt, Raffle Stub, Sponsor Freebies, Entertainment, and Meet-and-Greet with PBA stars
       
9 KM Category:
Samboy Lim Jersey Singlet, Bib Number, Bigger Finisher’s Medal, Dri Fit Skywalker Thank You Shirt, Raffle Stub, Sponsor Freebies, Entertainment, and Meet-and-Greet with PBA stars

REGISTRATION VENUES:
In store registration opens on May 26 to July 10 or until supplies last. Thursday to Sunday at 1 – 8 PM only.


                   RUNNR Trinoma
                   RUNNR Alabang Town Center
                  Toby’s Sports Mall of Asia
                  Toby’s Arena Glorietta
                  Move Store SM Megamall

JERSEY SINGLET


 RACE MEDALS


RACE BIB

DRI-FIT SKYWALKER THANK YOU SHIRT


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

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

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.