Saturday, November 17, 2012

36th Milo Marathon National Finals on Dec. 2, 2012

Seems that my December will be loaded with activities, aside from running. I already registered for Nike We Run Manila which will be happening on December 2.

Our company will also be having our annual Feeding Program to the urban poor communities especially in the Mandaluyong City area.

I was not able to run in the last Milo eliminations in Manila due to our yearly out of town vacation and will make up this Milo National Finals!

Time to register, but oohh I still need to get that 1 pouch of 220grams MILO :-)

See you on the road guys! Below are more details of the run.


1. On-line Registration: October 22, 2012
2. In-Store Registration:
Regular Registration: October 29, 2012

Registration Centers:
• BGC, 9th Ave corner 28th Street, Bonifacio Global City  - Mon to Sun, 12PM to 9PM
• KATIPUNAN, 3rd Floor Regis Center, Katipunan, QC (infront of Ateneo de Manila University) – Mon to Sun, 10AM to 8PM
•  SM Mall of Asia, G/F Entertainment Hall, Roxas Blvd., Manila – Mon to Sun, 12PM to 8PM
•  SM The Block, North EDSA – Mon to Sun, 12PM to 8PM

3. Race Fees:

*42km National Finals qualifiers are entitled to the following:
- Free registration fee
- Free running singlets
- Free ticket to the carbo-loading party
*Race entry fee should be accompanied by one empty Milo 220g empty pack
*Students should present a valid ID in order to avail of the Php50 registration fee

4. 42km Qualifiers’ Registration Process:
  • Foreign runners will have 2 ways to qualify for the National Finals
    • Foreign runners with working visa
    • Overseas runners must provide proof of finish in any AIMS/IAAF accredited races dating back at least one (1) year before race day.
  • Overseas runners must submit and present their documents (working visa or proof of finish) via any of the following means:
    • send via email scanned copies of the documents online to
    • submit documents personally to any RunRio staff at Riovana BGC
  • RunRio registration team will verify and validate the documents submitted
  • After 2 working days, registration team will contact them to confirm their participation on the National Finals
  • Overseas runners can claim their race kits during Carbo Loading Party on Dec 6 at Music Hall, SM MOA
5. Valid AIMS/IAAF Proof of Finish documents:
Overseas runners must submit a print-out of race results with website indicated at the back AND ANY OF THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTS:
  • Picture of the runner with race number during event day
  • Race/Bib number of the race he/she joined
  • Race certificate

1. Race Start Times :
3km – 5:30AM
5km – 5:30AM
10km – 5:00AM
21km – 4:30AM
42km – 3:00AM

2. Cut-off Times:
Each race category has an official cut-off time

3. Time Limits:
Runners failing to reach these specific distances within the times specified must stop running and board the official vehicle. They are automatically disqualified and will be taken directly to the finish venue.

4. Runner’s Entitlement:

*Full RACE RESULTS will be posted at Official MILO website two (2) days after the race.


Click HERE to Download the 36th National MILO Marathon Runner’s Handbook


Friday, November 16, 2012

Nike We Run Manila on December 2, 2012

After more than 2 month's of hibernation from running, I will be again hitting the road on December 2, 2012 during the Nike's We Run Manila which will be happening this time in MOA.

Below are the details of the run. See you on the road everyone!


We Run MNL 10K inspires and connects runners globally with Nike+

PHILIPPINES, OCTOBER 2012 – Nike’s We Run race returns to Manila for a second year, to inspire, motivate and connect runners around the world on December 2, 2012. The Nike We Run race series this year will be across 34 cities with an expected participation of 395,500 runners globally. In Southeast Asia, runners in Malaysia and Singapore have conquered their cities on 14 October and 22 October respectively. The We Run torch will be passed to the Philippines from Guadalajara, before making its next stop in Buenos Aires.

Participants of this year’s We Run MNL 10K can also look forward to receiving a We Run race tee. Adapting the global We Run design, and customized for the Philippines, runners are identified globally with the black Nike Dri-Fit race tee with a distinct volt green piping on the collar and a striking graphic in volt green. Runners who complete the run will also receive a finisher’s tee to proudly wear their achievement.

Registration for Nike’s We Run race is now open through and also on-ground at selected retail stores. Registration details are as follows:

CATEGORY / PRICE Philippines
UNDER 25 Y.O. (24 years old and below as of race day) Php 800
25 Y.O. & ABOVE (25 years old and above as of race day) Php 1,200
BUDDY 1+1 UNDER 25 (24 years old and below as of race day) Php 1,400

In-store registration has been extended until November 15, while online registration is until November 25.
  1. Women’s Under 25 – For women aged 24 years and below on the race day
  2. Men’s Under 25 – For men aged 24 years and below on the race day
  3. Women’s Open – Open to women of all ages
  4. Men’s Open – Open to men of all ages
On-ground registrations will also be held at the following Nike stores:
  • Swoosh Park Fort
  • Swoosh Park Trinoma
  • Swoosh Park MOA
  • Swoosh Stadium ATC
  • Swoosh Park Ermita
  • Swoosh Park Galleria
  • Swoosh Forum Robinsons Magnolia
  • Swoosh Park Glorietta 4
  • Riovana Katipunan
  • Swoosh Stadium Rockwell
Nike’s We Run Manila 10K race will energize the streets of Pasay City with the 13,000 high-octane runners expected to make tracks all over the SM Mall of Asia’s grounds. Set against the remarkable view of Manila Bay, the initial stretch of the race will let runners pass through the commercialized area of the Mall of Asia with the SMX Convention Center and the latest icon of the area, the eye-shaped SM Bay City Arena. Runners are set to leave urban commercial scenery and head towards the fields along Diosdado Macapagal Boulevard. Closing in on the halfway point of the race, runners will then pass the upcoming Belle Casino, a gold complex glistening in the morning sun. As they take a turn on Pacific Avenue and race past the same landmarks, runners will come upon the iconic ferris-wheel along Seaside Boulevard that marks the final kilometer to the finish line. The panoramic run would not be complete without an engaging en route entertainment featuring some of Manila’s top musical acts. Runners can expect to relax and recharge from their run with the array of services such as massage booths at the race village.

“Nike’s We Run race is the celebration of running across the world, the culmination of every runner’s dedication and commitment to train harder, defy expectations and push their bodies’ limits. Nike aims to revolutionize the running experience, by allowing runners to inspire, motivate and connect with other runners globally through the Nike+ Technology”, shared Sanjay Gangopadhyay, Marketing Director of Nike South East Asia. “With the second edition of the We Run race in Manila, Nike envisions Filipinos, the youth in particular, to further move the local running scene forward by leading the active lifestyle movement.”

This year, Nike is taking inspiration to a new level as runners will be able to follow one of Philippines most popular lifestyle bloggers, Lissa Kahayon of, who will be embarking on her first We Run race. Follow her We Run journey as she takes on the challenge of preparing for Nike’s We Run MNL 10K race, blogging at each step of the journey, and witness how Nike elevates her everyday running experience with the various product offerings including the Nike+ ecosystem.

To get race-ready, Nike will organize training sessions focusing on proper running techniques and tips. Runners will also be able to test out the Nike+ Running app (available on iOS and Android), and try out the season’s latest running products.

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