Showing posts with label Running Event. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Running Event. Show all posts

Friday, June 23, 2017

Robinsons Supermarket's 10th Fit & Fun Wellness Buddy Run, For the Whole Family

10:45:00 PM

One of the best exercise is running and the better way to do this is with a friend or loved one. This brings more fun and exciting to achieve a healthy lifestyle. It's always best to have someone to remind or push you to your goal. Just like what Robinsons Supermarket did with their annual Fit & Fun Wellness Buddy Run. They made sure that participants will have a running partner, it won't be called Buddy Run if only one.

For how many years, we've always been one of the avid participants of this running event and this year is a little bit different because we were joined by our adorable little ones. Yes, Kwento Ni Toto (Daddy Marco) and Mommy's Mag Life (Mommy Angelyn) were joined by the Kids On The Go (Maki and Gelo). But of course the little ones is still on their starting point so we just phased our run or rather walk-run.

For this year there were plenty of participants who joined. This is Robinsons Supermarket's 10th Fit & Fun Wellness Buddy Run which happened at the Parade Grounds of Camp Aguinaldo in Quezon City. To make sure that we will be on this event we woke up really early.

In line with Robinsons Supermarket’s wellness campaign to continuously encourage more people to choose and live healthier lifestyles, the Fit & Fun Wellness Buddy Run gave everyone an opportunity to partner with friends and family, and run together towards the finish line.

“Through the years, the Fit & Fun Buddy Run has been a much-anticipated event for a lot of people. It’s our kick-off as we celebrate with the nation, Wellness and Nutrition month. It provides a fun gateway activity for fitness newbies who are just about to start their wellness journey and loyal runners,” said general manager of Robinsons Supermarket, Mr. Jody Gadia.

This year's run were Hosted by volleyball superstar and TV personality, Gretchen Ho, the event also featured exciting booths with lots of freebies from Nestle Philippines, Johnson & Johnson, Fonterra, Unilab and Wyeth Nutrition, Unilever, International Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (IPI), Procter & Gamble, Abbott Nutrition, Getz Bros, Ecossential, Del Monte, Foodsphere Inc., and Philusa.

Coaches Jim and Toni Saret prepped-up the runners with a short work-out and invited them to register on-site for the Fit Filipino 1 Million Pounds National Weight Loss Challenge, the biggest on-ground and online wellness program in the country which aims to encourage everyone to pledge and lose weight.

The Fun Run is just one of the programs this July. Robinsons Supermarket is also giving away Healthy You snack platters for a minimum purchase of Php 3,000 inclusive of Php 500 worth of participating items of the Wellness Festival.

Aside from the fun that each buddies gained while running together, there were also treated with some goodies after the run but of course buddies should finish together in order to have it completed.

There were also other booths that participants can visit and win some prizes.

Well we are hoping to join again next year and hopefully we would able to achieve our goals next year.  Thank you so much Robinsons Supermarket!

Robinsons Supermarket's commitment to wellness campaign extends to providing Filipinos with delicious and healthy food options and alternatives. Check out their Facebook page or website to see what's good for you.

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Thursday, July 10, 2014

Celebration of Health at the Robinsons Supermarket's 7th Fit & Fun Wellness Buddy Run

12:35:00 AM
Finally, Kwento Ni Toto is back to running!  To celebrate that comeback Kwento Ni Toto was invited to join a running event which was initiated by Robinsons Supermarket, it is the 7th Fit and Fun Wellness Buddy Run which aims for a times two of fun and running.  A healthier and fun way for buddies to enjoy the run.

Last July 6, 2014 at the Bonifacio Global City in Taguig, Kwento Ni Toto together with running buddy Jonel enjoy an incredibly fun and healthier run with Robinson's Fit and Fun Wellness Buddy Run which is an annual activity that encourages people to engage in healthier activities.  Dubbed as I Love Wellness the campaign promotes the benefits of staying in shape and of course all participants in the run are encourage to finish the race with their buddies.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Run With Piolo At The SUNPIOLOGY Sunset Color Run

9:32:00 PM

Kwento Ni Toto hasn't been to any run lately so perhaps we can join the SUNPIOLOGY Sunset Color Run hopefully but for now let us share what transpired during the Press Launch at Max's Restaurant in Scout Tuazon, Quezon City last October 14, 2013. 

Highlighting during the press launch was the SUNPIOLOGY Color Run and of course charities that will benefit from the run.   The run will be on November 23, Saturday at Bonifacio Global City.  To make the coming holiday much brighter and bigger the Sun and the Stars once again align for a good cause as Sun Life Philippines alongside Star Magic Celebrities collaborate for the  2013 Sunpiology Color Run.

Friday, September 27, 2013

One Run, One Philippines: A Call to Save

11:13:00 PM

Kwento Ni Toto will be participating this coming October 6, 2013 in a prestigious and well known advocacy call of ABS-CBN Foundation's Kapit Bisig Para sa Ilog Pasig (KBPIP) together with the Regional Network Group (RNG) and The Filipino Channel (TFC) as they asked the people once more to heed the call of saving the environment.  Hoping for thousands of participants ABS-CBN's "One Run, One Philippines" will proceed with their plan and prayerfully nothing will go wrong.

ABS_CBN Foundation's Kapit Bisig Para sa Ilog Pasig (KBPIP) together with Regional Network Group (RNG) and The Filipino Channel (TFC) will commence the "One Run, One Philippines will invade Quezon City, Cebu City, Bacolod City, Davao City, and Los Angeles (USA) to clamor for the protection of different environmental advocacies.

As usual encourages participants to be mindful of the cleanliness and orderliness. The Quezon City leg or the fifth "Run for the Pasig River" will be held at Quezon Memorial Circle (QMC) with 6:00 AM gunstart for both 3k and 5k categories.  I just hope that this time I will be able to join the fun run.  If it will pursue this will be my first ever fun run.   The said run will have its starting line at Technohub overpass straight along Commonwealth Avenue then head to QMC for the finish line.

Of course, preparation will be made for this event in which they will close portions of the Commonwealth avenue for the runners but will still have lanes for the vehicles.  There will also be parking zones located at Philcoa, Department of Agrarian Reform, Department of Agriculture, Department of Environmental and Natural Resources, sugar Regulatory Commission, Trinoma, Wildlife, Quezon City Hall, National Housing Authority, and side streets of University Avenue, Visayas Avenue, North Ave, Quezon Avenue, East Avenue and Kalayaan Avenue.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Tiktakbo 6: Water Dash, The First Water-Themed Fun Run

9:00:00 PM

Calling all runners, running enthusiasts or just those who wants to join!  Kwento Ni Toto shares another running event this month of September.  It may be the start of the ber months but the TIKTAKBO 6: WATER DASH will still splash away.  Be part of the first-ever water-themed fun run in the country!  This pioneering fun run will take place on Sunday, September 22, 2013 at the Academic Oval of University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City.

Though I don't know what will happen to this running event but according to them waves of excitement begin as the showers of the Hydro Race Arc open to signal the start of the race.  It will be sure a lot of fun.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Running Man: Serious Run, Serious Fun

6:14:00 AM

A few weeks ago I've received an invite with the term Running Man which reminds me of the movie in the 80's entitled Running Man.  I got curious about it so I said yes to the event that I'll be there.  Unfortunately, I was a bit preoccupied in my work that I wasn't able to ask for a leave that day.  So, I requested one of my correspondent to be there in behalf of me.

So, she was there and met with the organizers and other bloggers.  Here's what it is all about and what it is all about.

Are you the Running Man?  Futuretainment Inc. redefines running at Venice Piazza Mckinley Hill, Bonifacio Global City Taguig City on November 17, 2012.  The event will be a sunset run that will start at 4PM and will continue until the evening.  Imagine traversing the rolling terrain of Mckinley Hill then hurdling a thrilling 6 stage obstacle course located in a dedicated lot within Mckinley Hill and designed by only the most exacting adventure enthusiasts. The Peak Attack is sure to give you a kick-start, quite literally, as you scale a mound of earth.  If it isn't a strong grip, leg strength should get you to the next challenge.

Next you have to lift yourself enough to grab the Monkey Bars, all the while keeping a firm hold to keep you from falling into muddy water.  This should take you back to your childhood days at the playground, though the feat is far more than child's play.  If you survive the Monkey Bars, you'll feel the thrill to the finish drawing closer at the Tunnel Crawl.  Conquer your claustrophobia and try to get ahead of the game.  The fun trail continues to the Wall Balance, where your balance will be put to the test as you'll find yourself negotiating a perilous edge, towards the Log Hurdles.  Simulating military boot camp, this obstacle should reveal how much time you've spent working on your legs at the gym, more than just biceps and chest.  Your agility and flexibility are also put to the test.  For the finale, the Net Crawl shall get you inching your way through, between an unwieldy net.

Runners will be grouped in waves to ensure that everyone will be able to comfortably experience the obstacles.  All participants who finish the race receive finisher's medals, but only the three fastest per wave will receive a gold medal.  Your race bib also entitles you to raffle prizes, with one lucky winner receiving the GRAND PRIZE of fifty thousand pesos (Php50,000.00) cash.  And as the event draws to its peak compliment it with the perfect music for that, with the console concoctions of Deuce Manila's Dj's Patty Tiu and Kat De Jesus and the mash up mixes of DJ Funk Avy.

Be 13 years old at least to register at, and, from now until November 10.  Secure a medical clearance from your doctor if you have serious medical condition, and submit a proof of parental consent if you are below 18 years old upon registration.  Then you can run until you've had the most fun of all on November 17, 2012.

For more information, log on to or visit Chris Sports SM North, SM Megamall, SM Mall of Asia, Glorietta, Bonifacio high Street, and Festival Mall in Alabang for a registration form.  Like our Official FB Page, and get FREE, week to week training from our race director, Reijo del Prado.  Prepare to get fit, and have the best time yet!

The Running Man supports the Gabriel's Symphony Foundation Inc.  Watch out for more exciting announcements on and follow us on Twitter @futureupdate.

Friday, August 17, 2012

The Immuvit Fearless Challenge

7:24:00 AM

Fears?  Have you test your fears?  Well, here's something to test your fears as Immuvit announces the Fearless Challenge Trail Run 2012 that will commence this August.

One of my correspondent Jefferson was fearless enough (I think) to witness the media launch of the Immuvit Fearless Challenge last August 14 at the Paul Calvin's Deli.  There the whole leg of the challenge was presented to the media.

Here's a press release of the challenge.

Monday, June 25, 2012

FILA and Athletes in Action Run for School Rooms

5:59:00 PM

Recently, I was able to get invited in an event regarding the launch of FILA and Athletes in Action (AIA) Schools Run for School Rooms.  It is an advocacy program which aims to take part in solving the nation's greater woes.  The two organization join forces to bring the biggest advocacy run to help raise funds for the rehabilitation of the classrooms in Iligan City, which were badly hit by Typhoon Sendong back in 2011.  

Numbers of bloggers were present during the event to witness and learn about the programs and undertakings of FILA and Athletes in Action, especially with this project that they are all involve with.  Hosted by one of the endorser Mr Tim Yap and together with the coaches and people behind the advocacy run, they were able to address to the bloggers the need and the importance of this upcoming event.  This run will not only benefit the schools and students of Iligan City but will also benefit the runners as well, physically!    

With 15,000 runners who have signed up to date and still expecting for more, the Schools Run for School Rooms (SRSR) marathon will be gathering student-runners from major colleges and universities, to bring a glimmer of hope to Iligan city, where eager students have to do with makeshift classrooms as the school year starts.

With just a few weeks of the the event hopefully people get to notice and participate in the run and try to share the blessings.

Since 1911, FILA traces its roots from Biella, a province set at the foot of the Italian Alps. Unbeknownst to many, this small town brand is big on corporate social responsibility. At the recently concluded 2012 FILA Polo Cup, project “500 for 500” was launched by FILA President Butch Albert to help Typhoon Sendong victims once again by donating 500 pesos to 500 families for every purchase of Skele-Toes. Skele-Toes is FILA’s latest line of revolutionary active footwear that is fast raising many eyebrows and causing the curious to utter #whattheheckisthat? For us at FILA, it’s simply a shoe that changes the game. Rock at the gym or at the party, Skele-Toes is just about the only shoe that fits – and Tim, Georgina, and Borgy all agree!

Since people will be running on this advocacy run it is high time that people should try FILA's  newest line of running shoes, Swerve and Flow. FILA Swerve boasts of a Dynamic Landing System through a lightweight foam at the midsole and V3 techonology inserts at the heel. This gives you the proper support that you need in every step, without compromising style and design.

FILA Flow is perfect for the outdoor dweller with its heavy duty outsole, making every shock and bump a breeze. This one will surely go with you to countless victories and finishes.

Whether you prefer a classic or a rocking pair of rubbershoes, it’s high time to give your tiresome trainers a break and take the Skele-Toes, Swerve, or Flow out for a spin. With your purchase of a pair of Skele-Toes and participation at the SRSR marathon, it’s definitely more fun to help with FILA!

Tickets and registration forms are available at SM Ticketnet outlets ( Singlets and race bibs can be claimed at Fila Stores in Metro Manila.

For exclusive updates, follow us on Twitter (@filamanila) or be a fan on Facebook (FILAPhilippines).

Monday, June 18, 2012

Rain Or Shine, Run United 2 Go!

10:53:00 PM

Another great running event organized by Unilab Active Health and RunRio Inc., The Run United 2. It is the second leg of the trilogy and runners who've joined the first run would have already completed two thirds of the pie medal.

Early dawn of June 17, 2012 came a bed weather. As much as I wanted to stay in bed and curled under the sheet, duty calls, plus I wanted to see this well anticipated running event. Rain starts to shower when I left the house, then it pours a bit harder while travelling off to SM Mall of Asia.

The Start and Finish Line
The road was wet and the whole venue were still dripping with rain water. Though the weather was not good, still, runners are coming in and piling up for this running event. Some were still with sleepy eyes and some are already eager to run. It was around past 5 AM when runners started looking for their category areas. Great that the whole venue are well mapped out with signs and banners to easily locate category areas.

Runners looking for their category area.
Runners getting ready for the run'

Few minutes before 5:30 AM, runners for the 10K Category run started to gather in the starting line and they were given a little warm up and some few reminders before the run. Then the gun fire was shot. Bang! And they're off.  Few minutes after, it was time for the 5K Category run.  Everyone lined up in front of the starting line and as a routine runners need to get warmed up before engaging to a run.  Everyone pump up their joints and ligaments with the beat of the music.  Runners settled and waited.  Then the much awaited gun shot fired! The 5K Category run has most number of participants which took time before the area was cleared.  As much as I wanted to join the run, I'm well aware that I wouldn't catch up with the fastest runner and I might not catch the winners crossing the finish line. So, I've stayed behind and waited.

It's the right decision to stay behind and waited because just a few minutes after they've been off to run, the fastest runner for the 10K Category run was already visible from the finish line. Few more seconds and he reached the finish line. Followed by the fastest runner from the 5K Category.  Two of the 5K Category runner were Filipinos and the other one is a foreigner.  They are just minutes away from each other.  Panting for their breath, marshals placed an ID tag on them to indicate that they were the top three fastest runner for the 5K Category Run.  Top three fastest female runner for the 5K Category run were also given an ID tag for proper distinction.  Few more minutes and most of the runners already crossed the finish line, mostly are 5K Category runners.   Different runners, different styles and different tricks to attract attention but they all have one common goal... to cross that finish line.

Runners finishing one by one.

Great way to celebrate FATHER'S DAY with Dad!
Since the 5K Category run has the most number of participants, runners built a traffic in getting their loot bags.  Thanks to the marshals it was immediately addressed and avoided longer build up of traffic.  Some of the runners who runs the 5K Category is the Father and Son tandem (see the picture above) in which the son is proudly wrote "MY DAD" and a line pointing to his father on his chest.  He sure was aware of the Father's Day.

After covering the runs it was time to roam around the event area. Get to try different facilities and brand booths. Most of the brand booths were engaging enough for the runners, kids and parents. It is indeed a great place to enjoy by the whole family, especially in a very good weather. While doing round ups with the booths I was able to interview different runners and get their insights about the entire event. Three of whom I've interviewed were first timers who take down the challenge of running the 5K Category run and two were a couple who happens to be celebrating their wedding anniversary that day. They enjoyed the run and they assured that they'll be joining again on the next run. I was able to interview other runners who have joined the first leg and they were very happy to have completed the second leg and they are looking forward for the next leg of the run. All of them agreed that it was a great running event, though there were some recommendations raised. Some of the recommendations were:
  • To have more tables and staff in providing loot bags and giveaways for the runners. 
  • To have more kilometer marker.

John, first time to join a run.
Sweet couple, first time to join a run.
After an hour of booth hopping and interviews it was time for the announcements of winners. The first few awarding was enjoined by Zoren Legazpi and Carmina Villaroel together with their kids. Trophies, medals, and other prizes were given to the winners. In between of the awarding, participants for the Cheerdance Competition does their routine. Here are the winners of Run United 2 in different categories.

21k Male Category Winners
1st Place Dancan Samuel
2nd Place Benjamin Kipkazi
3rd Place Jackson Chirchir

21k Female Category Winners
1st Place Esther Kipserem
2nd Place Christabel Martes
3rd Place Aileen Breen

10k Male Category Winners
1st Place Elliud Kering
2nd Place David Kipsang
3rd Place Juluis Kimuge

10k Female Category Winners
1st Place Nhea Ann Barcena
2nd Place Genevieve De Lapena
3rd Place Merlyn Lumagbas

5k Male Category Winners
1st Place Allen Santiago
2nd Place Andy Pope
3rd Place Joseph Odhuno

5k Female Category Winners
1st Place Ana Jane Tamayo
2nd Place Catherine Bristol
3rd Place Miscelle Gilbuena

3k Male Category Winners
1st Place Micheal Bacong
2nd Place Wenlie Maulas
3rd Place Elquin John Quinto

3k Female Category Winners
1st Place Mercedita Fetalvero
2nd Place Miz De Vera
3rd Place Mary Grace Dela Torre

500m Female Category Winners 5-8 yrs old
1st Place Princess Tayrus
2nd Place Hannah Malilim
3rd Place Julianne Wednesday

500m Male Category Winners 5-8 yrs old
1st place Jerico Empreso
2nd Place Luigi Ballester
3rd Place Thomas Marco Perez

500m Male Category Winners 9-12 yrs old
1st Place Lee Andrie Alvarez
2nd Place Joshua Gonzalez
3rd Place Bertino Otinez

500m Female Category Winners 9-12 yrs old
1st Place Abby Viscara
2nd Place Allenase Castillo
3rd Place Angelie Froyalde

Winners in different categories.

Great that the weather cooperated with the event which enables the runners and organizers (Unilab Active Health and Ranrio Inc.) to make the entire activity a success. What I like about the event is the whole shebangs. They were able to grasp the interests of runners not only during the run but also after. The thirst are not only quench but also the hunger for fun and exciting activities.

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