Run for the Mountains on May 21

Run for the Mountains

In Bonifacio Global City, the area of McKinley Hill and McKinley West is one of the more secluded yet challenging places to run, thanks to its rolling terrain. On May 21, 2017, McKinley West will be the site for Run for the Mountains, a benefit run for our indigenous peoples and the children of Smokey Mountain.

Organized by JCI Manila, the Run for the Mountains will feature 3K, 5K, and 10K distances as well as a barbecue cookout with inflatable parks. There’s something for every member of the family.

During the race you’ll be running with Smokey Mountain football player scholars. Post-race, Mangyan, Igorot, and Aeta athletes will showcase their skills in a “Ninja Warrior” type atmosphere.

Proceeds from the race will go to the improvement of the Smokey Mountain Community Field of Dreams. JCI Manila will also be building water pipes for the IP groups.

(Last year, JCI Manila’s beneficiary for their charity run event was the L.I.F.E. Foundation to pay for the treatment of children with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia.)

10K is priced at P750, 5K at P600, and 3K at P500 inclusive of singlet, race bib, loot bag, and entry to post-race raffle. Each loot bag will contain a Mega Fiber cookie bar, Pocari sports drink, Jamba Juice free upsize voucher, Gu gels, and Pringles. Because most proceeds will be donated, medals will only be awarded to the Top 3 finishers. Raffle prizes include Curves 1-day pass, Brooks shoes, and many more.

Register online through this link: Run for the Mountains online registration. You may pay through BDO, BPI, Security Bank, MetroBank, DragonPay, or credit card (via Paypal). Race kits will be shipped to your listed address.

This is a pretty great cause to run for.

Race: Run for the Mountains
Date: May 21, 2017
Venue: McKinley West, McKinley Hill, BGC
Reg Fees: P500 (3K) / P600 (5K) / P750 (10K)
Official Website: Run for the Mountains Facebook page
Online Registration: click here

SKYathon 2017 Boracay Beach Run on April 22

If you still haven’t planned your summer beach outing, or if you plan to be in Boracay between April 19 to 23, you should definitely put the SKYathon 2017 Boracay Beach Run on your schedule. Happening on April 22, 2017 starting from the Station 2 beachfront, this is a fun run with a noble cause.

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Skyathon 2017 Boracay Beach Run on April 22

While earlier editions of the annual Boracay Beach Run focused on beachfront cleanup, since last year SKYathon has focused its efforts on helping restore the famous island’s coral reefs by raising funds to purchase reef nurseries in partnership with Boracay Foundation’s Coral REEFurbishment project. This is part of SKY Cable’s corporate social responsibility program. Continue reading “SKYathon 2017 Boracay Beach Run on April 22”

Yakult 10-Miler Run on March 5

The Yakult 10-Miler returns again! This classic race has been around far longer than I’ve been a runner, and I’m so glad Yakult continues to hold it (almost) every year. They do this in line with the principle of Yakult’s founder Dr. Minoru Shirota, who believes that good health should be made available to all. They want to motivate people to be fit and healthy, and believe that running as one of the most democratic sports available is the perfect avenue to do so.

This year the Yakult 10-Miler Run is organized by Proactive Sports (yes, they of the Color Manila Run series) with distances of 3K, 5K, 10 Miles, and 21K starting and finishing at the CCP Complex on March 5, 2017. With an expected turnout of 3,000 runners, expect registration to sell out soon!

Yakult 10-Miler Run on March 5, 2017

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Road to SuBIT, Week 1: #BalikSubit

January’s almost over, and I’ve already decided on what are going to be the big races for me this year. While I wouldn’t rule out a destination marathon later this year, I’m building my year-round fitness on getting triathlon-ready.

I’ve missed two Subic Bay International Triathlon races in a row, so I decided to sign up for it. SuBIT happens on April 29-30, 2017 in the country’s tri capital, Subic Bay. I took advantage of the early bird rate, which ends on February 16. Sign up now!

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Clark Animo Marathon on March 12

If you’re now looking of a unique race to join in the next few months, take a look at the Clark Animo Marathon set for March 12, 2017. With distances from 2.5K to 42K, there’s something for every fitness level.

Clark Animo Marathon

Organized by the De La Salle Alumni Association – Pampanga Chapter, this is the 7th edition of the race, previously named the Clark Animo Run. It’s the third year featuring a marathon distance. This will also be the second year to feature a route passing through the Clark International Airport grounds. (With more flights departing from and arriving into Clark in the coming years, this is going to become a more rare occurrence. Run here while you can ;D)

The gunstarts are quite early, so I recommend taking your family or friends to Clark for the weekend, arriving the day before. Pampanga and especially Clark has some really great restaurants for food-trippers. Kids will have a ball at the Fontana waterpark (even if the casinos are temporarily closed; sorry, grownups!). Nayong Pilipino is also in the area, as are a few other Clark tourist attractions.

The race is expected to host at least 4,000 running enthusiasts, making it one of the biggest running events in Pampanga. Registration ends on February 1, 2017. Marathon and half-marathon participants will receive finisher medals, while marathon participants will also get a finisher shirt.

The Clark Animo Marathon has always supported charitable causes. Its theme this year is “A Green Run for a Green Cause”, with proceeds from the event benefiting the Angeles City Watershed.

For more information, log onto their Facebook Page – Clark Animo Marathon.

Race: Clark Animo Marathon
Date: March 12, 2017
Venue: Clark Freeport Zone, Clark, Pampanga
Reg Fees: P400 (2.5K) / P550 (5K) / P700 (10K) / P900 (21K) / P1600 (42K)
Online Registration: onelasallepampanga.org
In-Store Registration: New Balance (Marquee Mall and Trinoma);Β Nepo Mall Angeles; Northern Brew Coffee Shop, Angeles;Β  Francis D’s All In Burgers, San Fernando, Pampanga; Cycles & Brew by Hubble, Clark.