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Elite runners Eric Panique and Luisa Raterta conquered the 42K division race of the 37th National MILO Marathon Manila

July 29, 2013 Leave a comment
Elite Runners Eric Paniwue and Luisa Raterta blew the competion away at the 42K division race of the 37th National MILO Marathon Manila Qualifying Leg

42K Champs Luisa Raterta and Eric Panique

** PRESS RELEASE **
Manila, Phimilolippines, July 28, 2013 – Elite runners Eric Panique and Luisa Raterta blew the competition away at the 42K division race of the 37th National MILO Marathon Manila qualifying leg Sunday at the SM Mall of Asia Grounds, Pasay City. A record-shattering 42,214 runners joined the country’s premier footrace, marking the largest number of participants in a single race in the history of the MILO Marathon.

Along with other 42K qualifiers, Panique and Raterta each took home a cash prize of Php 50,000, a trophy and a coveted spot at the National Finals in December for their respective victories. To increase the level of competition this year, MILO will sponsor this season’s MILO Marathon King and Queen to the 2014 Paris Marathon next April.

28-year old Panique settled the score towards the finish line and clocked in at a swift 2:30:20.51, beating Condura Skyway Marathon 2013 Filipino champion Irineo Raquin (2:30:20.73) with just 22 milliseconds to spare. Last year’s MILO Marathon Manila Eliminations champion Jeson Agravante placed a distant third with a time of 2:41:55.

Eric Panique outlasts Irineo Joaquin in heated bid for the 37th National MILO Marathon finale post

22 milliseconds separated eventual 42K Winner Eric Panique and 2nd placer Irineo Raquin

Panique, who only started joining the National MILO Marathon in 2004, has since received numerous awards and accolades, including the 36th MILO Marathon Bacolod eliminations crown. The elite runner recounts his close call against a tough rival at the finish line. “I beat Raquin by a mere inch and I feel very fortunate to have done so. We had kept a close distance since the 25th kilometer and maintained our pace until the last second,” he said. Panique said he has yet to decide whether he will be competing at the 37th MILO Marathon National Finals or at the Southeast Asian Games in Myanmar.

In the distaff side, Raterta crossed the finish line at 3:14:17, way ahead of 2012 MILO Marathon National Finals 42K women’s second runner-up Jennylyn Nobleza (3:23:27) and Geralden Sealza (3:32:40).

Female Winner Luisa Raterta crossed the finish line in 3 Hours, 14 Minutes and 17 Seconds

Women’s 42K Champ Luisa Raterta

“I’ve kept a fast pace from the first few hours until the last 10 kilometers of the track. It was a very challenging race, not only in terms of route, but also because I was running alongside some of the country’s finest runners,” said Raterta. As a mother of three, she shares that her fervor for running has kept her family close. “My husband is a former elite runner who shares the same passion for running that I have. We also try to encourage our children to be active in sports and to always be humble and level-headed.” Raterta’s daughter Leonalyn placed first in today’s 3K division race at an impressive 11:12.

In the 21K race, Richard Salaño (1:14:36) and Monica Torres (1:29:57) won their respective divisions and each received a cash prize of Php 10,000, a trophy and a spot in the finale. Actress, singer and fitness advocate Angelika Dela Cruz also ran in the 21K track, while local celebrities Aubrey Miles, Troy Montero, Karylle, LJ Reyes, Carl Guevarra, Arthur Solinap and Carlo Gonzales took part in the 5K and 3K divisions earlier today.

“MILO is very proud of surpassing our target headcount for the Manila qualifying leg, as well as of inspiring more runners, particularly the youth, to lace up their running shoes and take on the challenge of a marathon race,” said Andrew Neri, MILO Sports Executive. “The rise of local talent among the 42,214 marathoners in today’s race launches bright possibilities for the finale. We are looking forward to seeing an all-Filipino finish in December to bring pride to our home soil at the Paris Marathon next year.”

With the invaluable support of MILO Marathon runners and partners, the Help Give Shoes advocacy, a program initiated by MILO in 2010, provides pairs of running shoes to underprivileged students from public schools across the country. A total of 1,000 pairs were delivered to beneficiary schools today in Manila, bringing the total shoe count to 27,200. Manuel Quezon City Elementary School, San Diego Elementary School QC, Dagat Dagatan Elementary School Navotas, Hulo Elementary School Mandaluyong, Fourth Estate Elementary School Paranaque, North Bay Blvd. Elementary School Navotas, East Rembo Elementary School Makati, Amado Reyes Elementary School Mandaluyong, Cayetano Arellano High School and La Paz Elementary School Makati were among the advocacy’s beneficiaries.

Sea of 5K runners! (photo courtesy of Coach Rio)

The qualifying race will commence in Iloilo on August 4, before advancing to Dumaguete (August 11), Tagbilaran (September 15), Cebu (September 22), Cagayan de Oro (September 29), Butuan (October 6), Davao (October 13), General Santos (October 20), Baguio (November 3), Dagupan (November 10), Tarlac (November 17) and Angeles (November 24). The 37th MILO Marathon National Finals will then be on December 8 at the SM Mall of Asia grounds.

The 37th National MILO Marathon Manila race is made possible by Timex, the Bayview Park Hotel Manila, Reebok, SMART, Gatorade, Sennheiser, and SM Mall of Asia, along with endorsements from the Department of Education, Philippine Sports Commission and the Philippine Olympic Committee. For more information on the race and its advocacy, visit the MILO marathon website or access the MILO Philippines fanpage on Facebook. Follow MILO on Twitter (@MILOPH).

42K Male and Female Winner with MILO Executives at the Manila Eliminations of the 37th National MILO Marathon

42K Male and Female Winner with MILO Executives at the Manila Eliminations of the 37th National MILO Marathon

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About the National MILO Marathon
The National MILO Marathon is an annual marathon event open to amateur and professional runners. From its humble beginnings in 1974 as a single marathon race in Metro Manila attended by 747 participants, the National MILO Marathon has grown to be the biggest, longest, grandest national running event in the country attracting more than hundreds of thousands of runners across the country. The race is organized by RunRio, Inc.

Winners of the 37th National MILO Marathon Manila Leg

July 29, 2013 Leave a comment

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The 37th National MILO Marathon Manila race is made possible by Timex, the Bayview Park Hotel Manila, Reebok, SMART, Gatorade, Sennheiser, and SM Mall of Asia, along with endorsements from the Department of Education, Philippine Sports Commission and the Philippine Olympic Committee. For more information on the race and its advocacy, visit the MILO marathon website or access the MILO Philippines fanpage on Facebook. Follow MILO on Twitter (@MILOPH).

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About the National MILO Marathon
The National MILO Marathon is an annual marathon event open to amateur and professional runners. From its humble beginnings in 1974 as a single marathon race in Metro Manila attended by 747 participants, the National MILO Marathon has grown to be the biggest, longest, grandest national running event in the country attracting more than hundreds of thousands of runners across the country. The race is organized by RunRio, Inc.

11.25.12 | BGC RUN 2012

October 25, 2012 Leave a comment


EVENT : BGC RUN 2012

DATE : NOVEMBER 25, 2012

VENUE : BGC (Bonifacio Global City)

REGISTRATION CENTERS:

* In-Store Registration: Oct 14, to Nov 18 , 2012

  • Riovana Store
    • BGC – 28th St. cor. 9th Ave., Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City (Mon-Sun : 12nn to 10pm)
    • Katipunan – 3rd floor Regis Bldg. Katipunan, Quezon City. Across Ateneo and Beside KFC (Tues-Sun : 10am to 8pm)
  • Toby’s Sports
    • SM Mall of Asia – G/F Entertainment Hall, Roxas Blvd., Manila (Mon-Sun, 12nn to 8pm)
    • TRINOMA MALL – Ground Floor North Avenue, EDSA (Mon-Sun, 12nn to 8pm)

* Online  Registration: Oct 14, to Nov 11 , 2012

RACE CATEGORIES :

SINGLET DESIGN :

03.25.12 – FIC RUN 2012 (BGC)

February 24, 2012 Leave a comment

WHAT
FOX INTERNATIONAL CHANNELS (FIC) RUN

WHEN
MARCH 25, 2012

WHERE
BONIFACIO GLOBAL CITY

CATEGORIES | FEES
500m FOX Costume Run | Php 150
3K STAR Movies Lifestyle Run | Php 550 
5K STAR Movies Lifestyle Run | Php 650 
10K NATIONAL Geographic Run | Php 750 

REGISTRATION SITES
RIOVANA, BGC
RIOVANA, Katipunan
ATHLETE’S FOOT, Robinson’s Galleria
TOBY’S, MOA


visit www.runrio.com for more details


WAIT!!!! Don’t close it yet… more race details below!!! 
Also check out my first DKK (Dagdag Kaalaman Korner) at the bottom. 😉

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Fox International Channels (FIC) provides a bit of each TV channel’s flavor and a whole lot of fun in the FIC Fun Run on March 25, 2012 at the Bonifacio Global City. Participants can play dress up, *hobnob with celebrities and support a worthy cause.
The event gives runners the opportunity to choose and participate in any of the four races organized by FIC featuring different lifestyle themes representing its four key channels. It will have four race categories that include an advocacy marathon run aimed at raising funds to support the various projects of partner non-government organizations (NGOs).
Participants may register in the 500m Fox Costume Run, 3K Star Movies Blockbuster Run, 5K Star World Lifestyle and the 10K Nat Geo Run For a Cause. Those who are interested to join may register either via online or phone, at RunRio stores (BHS and Katipunan) and event partner stores. Each race (except for the 500m) category has its own singlet design.
Come dressed in your favorite character and run alongside fellow enthusiasts and sponsor mascots in the 500m Fox Costume Run. Fifty runners in costume will compete and make a dash for the finish line. Limited edition Fox DVD will be raffled off after the race.

Star Movies rolls out the red carpet for movie aficionados in the 3K Star Movies Lifestyle Run where writers, film producers and movie directors are expected to show their support to the event. For a bit of a movie trivia and a tad of inspiration, popular quotes from movie characters will be setup along the course. A home entertainment system is up for grabs in the raffle draw.

According  to the print at back of the singlet…
you can be a PRODUCER, a WRITER, a DIRECTOR!

Run with *panache – this is the battle cry of lovers of fashion and fitness when they run the 5K Star World Lifestyle Run featuring a red carpet along the route to mimic the paparazzi scene. Brush elbows with models, celebrities and other prominent personalities expected to show up in their running shoes. If you’re feeling lucky, you might just bring home gift certificates for a shopping spree at the end of the race.

Be a CELEBRITY, a FASHIONISTA or a MODEL

Have fun while reaching out to others in the 10K National Geographic Run for a Cause. The race is in partnership with 10 select non-government organizations and seeks to raise awareness for their respective advocacies. Among the partner NGOs are Physicians for Peace, ICANSERVE Foundation, Virlanie, Greenpeace, Philippine Red Cross, Habitat for Humanity, World Vision and Gawad Kalinga. The first 500 registrants will compete in the name of their advocacy.

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DKK – Dagdag Kaalaman Korner
words below are found in the article. these are words that caught my attention and in my own opinion are rarely used . word definitions are taken from http://www.thefreedictionary.com
  • hobnob [ˈhɒbˌnɒb]
    • vb -nobs, -nobbing, -nobbed (intr; often foll by with)
    • “Participants can play dress up, HOBNOB with celebrities and support a worthy cause.”
    • 1. to socialize or talk informally
    • 2. Obsolete to drink (with)
    • [from hob or nob to drink to one another in turns, hence, to be familiar, ultimately from Old English habban to have + nabban not to have]
  • panache [pəˈnæʃ -ˈnɑːʃ]
    • n
    • “Run with PANACHE
    • 1. a dashing manner; style; swagger he rides with panache
    • 2. (Clothing & Fashion) a feathered plume on a helmet
    • [via French from Old Italian pennacchio, from Late Latin pinnāculum feather, from Latin pinna feather; compare Latin pinnāculum pinnacle]

03.04.12 – RUN UNITED 1

February 14, 2012 Leave a comment
 

WHAT

RUN UNITED 1


WHEN
MARCH 4, 2012


WHERE
SM MALL OF ASIA


RACE DETAILS


CASH PRICES



REGISTRATION DETAILS

  • Start of ONLINE registration – http://www.runrio.com (Jan. 30 – Feb 19, 2012)
  • In Store Registration Partners (Jan 30 to Feb 26, 2012)
    • Riovana Store BGC (Mon-Thurs: 11am to 9pm | Fri-Sun: 10am to 10pm)
    • Riovana Store Katipunan (Mon-Sun: 10am to 8pm)
    • Toby’s, SM Mall of Asia (Mon-Sun: 12nn to 8pm)
    • The Athletes Foot, Robinsons Galleria (Mon-Sun: 12nn to 8pm)
  • Unilab Special Registration until Feb 17, 2012
  • Discount Scheme 10% discount for series registration

REGISTRATION INCLUSIONS
All categories will receive a Singlet, ULAH Race Bib Holder, Bib w/ Timing Chip, Riovana 10% Discount Stub, Finishers Bag & Drinks, Race Analysis, Free Pics
*Only 21K finishers will receive a medal and shirt

Kids Singlet


Adults Singlet


UNILAB Active Health Race Bib Holder
21K Finishers Shirt
21K Finishers Medal



MAPS (click on the images to see a larger view)







SHUTTLE SERVICE

  • RunRio/Unilab Active Health will be providing a SHUTTLE SERVICE for 21km participants. The service will have the SM Mall of Asia as its pick-up point and will bring the 21km runners to the 21km starting line at the BGC.
  • Why SM Mall of Asia as pick-up point? The race owners and organizers considers those 21km runners who may have other members of the family who will be running a shorter distance so SM Mall of Asia is a more feasible originating point. Besides, there are more available parking areas there than in BGC.
  • More details and mechanics for the Shuttle Service will be posted once available.

BAGGAGE AREA/SERVICE
Baggage Services will be available at the BGC race area in the form of ROVING BAGGAGE SERVICE VANS which will be on standby prior to race start and will move to the SM Mall of Asia to bring these checked-in baggages to the designated Baggage Claim Areas.

SAUCONY – Back! Finally!

February 4, 2012 Leave a comment

My first running shoe was a Saucony. And this was way back in the early 80’s when other shoe brands were busy focusing on developing basketball shoes. I don’t know what happened but Saucony suddenly disappeared from the local market.

Fast forward to 2009 when I started joining fun runs. I saw a few people wearing the shoe with the “S” and 3 dots logo. Sadly the shoe can only be bought overseas.

But today, SAUCONY is back in the Philippines!!! Finally!!!

Saucony’s new line of performance running gear
is finally in the Philippines
The long wait is over! Global athletic brand, Saucony, is finally here in the Philippines to power up the running experience of Filipino athletes and runners with its latest line of innovative footgear.

Filipino runners used to get their pair of Saucony shoes from the United States. But with the arrival of this industry giant to the country, they can now easily lace up a pair of Saucony shoes and further understand why athletes and hard core runners from all over the world are raving about it.

In fact, some of the world’s best athletes such as professional American sprinter Porscha Lucas, 2008 U.S. Olympian Magda Lewy Boulet, top US road-racer Jason Lehmkuhle, and Olympic athlete and two-time World Championships gold medalist Wallace Spearmon, recognize the positive impact of Saucony shoes in their respective fields of sports.


“As we bring this global brand into the Philippines, we encourage our runners to try out our new products and experience maximum performance and efficiency in running.” according to Quenie Ganancial, Concession Coordinator of Saucony.


Saucony is recognized for combining performance, innovation and style in all its array of technical footgear for running, trail running and racing.


For technical running, Saucony introduces the ProGrid Kinvara 2 and Hattori – both are minimally constructed, lightweight and responsive for enhanced movement.


ProGrid Kinvara 2 features a 4mm heel-to-toe drop that encourages more of a mid-foot strike and is made of light and breathable mono mesh material for a comfortable sock-like fit and support. The Kinvara was awarded “Best Debut” by Runner’s World Magazine.


On the other hand, Hattori mimics the barefoot running feel but with just the right amount of protection from the elements of the road. It features a 0 mm heel-to-toe drop allowing runners to take a more balanced running form.


For trail running, there is Saucony ProGrid Peregrine, which has won the coveted “Editor’s Choice” award also by Runner’s World magazine.  It allows runners to not only run the trail, but connect with it, thanks to its ultra-flexible, low-rider profile. 



For runners who tend to over pronate, Saucony offers ProGrid Omni 10 – a stability shoe that helps lock the foot into the platform, thereby, providing excellent support for a more controlled and stable transition.


Saucony running shoes come in vibrant colors that echo the vim and vigor of zealous runners.


As Saucony debuts in the Philippines, it is launching a new brand campaign, “We know … Because we run.” This campaign celebrates Saucony’s authenticity and emotional connection with runners everywhere by capturing the defining moments of the running community.


By creating the best shoes and gear on the planet, Saucony strives to inspire every runner, on every run, on everyday.


To test and experience the innovative technology of Saucony’s latest footgear, visit RUNNR in Bonifacio Global City and Trinoma; and Riovana in Bonifacio High Street and Katipunan. Saucony is also available in SM Department Stores: Fairview, Makati and soon to open in Manila and North EDSA
Check out Saucony in Facebook: www.facebook.com/SauconyPhilippines.

RIOVANA – Run With Your Receipts Promo

January 31, 2012 Leave a comment

Below is the promo mechanics of RIOVANA Store’s on-going promo:

1. Customer will need to accumulate Php5,000.00 receipts in Riovana Bgc & Katipunan from January 28 – February 28, 2012
2. Customer will receive Riovana Gift Certificate amounting to Php500 pesos.
3. GC is not convertible to cash.
4. This Promo is not in conjunction with any other promos
5. Riovana Gift Certificate is valid 1 year upon issue
6. Redemption is valid 60days afrter promo period.
7. Participating Stores- Riovana BGC and Katipunan