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.

Next Race: Ho Chi Minh City Run on 15 January 2017

Coming home from Challenge Vietnam, I found myself wishing I could have seen more of Saigon or Ho Chi Minh City, as it’s officially known these days.

Well, in January I’ll get my wish: I’m heading back for the Ho Chi Minh City Run on January 15, 2017. With 5K, 10K, 21K, and 42K distances as well as a kids dash, there’s something for everybody.

HCMC Run: The City Marathon
the Kids Dash

I’m aiming for the half-marathon as it puts something on the table for me to train for without overtaxing my body. A half-marathon is also a great way to see the highlights of a city without completely killing the legs for more sightseeing in the afternoon. Lastly, it burns enough calories so I can indulge in pho bo, banh mi, and my favorite ca phe sua da (Vietnamese coffee). Continue reading “Next Race: Ho Chi Minh City Run on 15 January 2017”

Heroes for Children Run 2016 – Registration Extended

Last year I ran the Heroes for Children Run alongside UNICEF celebrity advocate Anne Curtis, who did her first 21K at the event. This year I won’t be on course, but you can still join her!

Registration for the 21K has been extended until September 1 — that’s tomorrow, folks. Register now at Chris Sports SM Megamall, SM North EDSA, SM BF Homes, Glorietta, Market! Market!, Robinsons Place Manila and UP Town Center!

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Heroes for Children Run 21K registration extended

Anne is in training for the New York City Marathon and, knowing her, she will be putting her best foot forward on Sunday. Just like last year, the Heroes for Children Run will benefit UNICEF’s First 1000 Days programme that aims to provide prenatal and early childhood interventions to prevent undernutrition, including quality care for mothers, proper nutrition and complementary feeding, and life-saving treatment for severe acute malnutrition. The effect of good health and nutrition lasts well into adulthood and is a key ingredient in breaking the cycle of poverty.

The Heroes for Children Run is one of many activities slated in 2016 as UNICEF commemorates its 70th year helping to build a better world for every child.

If like me you can’t run on Sunday, you can still support the cause by donating on Anne’s personal SimplyGiving fundraising page at simplygiving.com/event/HeroesforChildrenRun2016.

UNICEF Heroes for Children Run 2016
Anne with UNICEF Philippines Country Representative Lotta Sylwander and Coach Rio dela Cruz