Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Rico Blanco, Moonstar88 to perform in 'Run United' this Sunday

Something we should look forward besides the race at Run United 2 this Sunday!

OPM icon and singer-songwriter Rico Blanco will rock the stage this Sunday, June 2, with pop band Moonstar88 at Unilab Active Health's "Run United 2013", which will be held at the SM Mall of Asia in Pasay City.

Blanco is known as a pop icon in the local entertainment scene and has been, for years, considered as the face of the popular 90s band "Rivermaya." Moonstar88, on the other hand, immortalized the OPM hits "Torete" and "Sulat."

More than 12,000 have signed up for the second leg of this year's Run United event.  The run features 500m, 10k, 21k and 32k routes which starts and ends on Seaside Boulevard near Block 16 of the mall's expansive parking lot.  The 10k loop trails the Diosdado Macapagal Avenue on to Roxas Boulevard and back, while the 21k loop reaches as far as the Luneta Park (also on Roxas Boulevard) and Uniwide Theater/Movie Hall on Diosdado Macapagal Avenue. The 32k route will take the same path as the 21k's except that it will also reach the opposite end of Roxas Boulevard where it meets the Manila-Cavite Expressway and the NAIA Road.

Although registration for the race is already closed, non-runners are still welcome to participate in exciting and fun-filled health events at the Unilab Active Health Village Areas, which will be situated a few meters from the finish line. The Health Village is divided into five zones namely the Ceelin Playground (for kids); Health, Sports and Leisure zone; UST Physical Therapy zone; Active Health zone and Sports Nutrition zone.

The Ceelin Playground zone includes a giant inflatable playground, a kiddie salon, and henna tattoo, face painting and photo booths.  The other zones offer health lectures, running tips, physical exercises, and an ice pool, among others.

Additionally, three conveniently located areas are designated for the Active Health Apparel shop, Food Pavilion and iConnect booth, which is a social media photo booth where pictures of participants are uploaded in real-time to Unilab Active Health's Facebook fan page.

Run United is an annual running event sponsored by the pharmaceutical giant United Laboratories (Unilab) through Active Health, its advocacy for the Filipino’s health and wellness, in partnership with RunRio, Inc., a race organization company founded by running coach Rio Dela Cruz.

More than 10,000 runners participated in the first leg of the 2013 Run United, which was held on March 17 also at the SM Mall of Asia.  The final leg of this year's Run United trilogy will be held on October 6.  For more information, check out Unilab Active Health's website at

Apart from Run United, Unilab Active Health also sponsors the annual Tri United (a triathlon event) which is organized by Bikeking

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Lose Weight, Get Active… Fight Diabetes! Goes To Davao!

The Philippine Diabetic Athletes (PDAT), a non-stock, non-profit organization that seeks to inspire, educate, and encourage Filipino diabetics to manage their disease through an active and healthy lifestyle, is holding the third leg of seminars titled “Lose Weight, Get Active… Fight Diabetes!” 

The third leg of “Lose Weight, Get Active… Fight Diabetes!” will be held on May 18, 2013 (Saturday), from 10:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. at the Abreeza Mall’s Activity Center. Diabetics, candidates for diabetes, as well as their family members are invited to be a part of this event to gain a deeper understanding of the disease, and learn about lifestyle changes that can help lessen the impact of diabetes in their daily lives.

This event is free to the public.


10:30 am. - 11:30 a.m.    Active Living: The Natural Way to Control Diabetes
Find out how sports and active living can improve your well-being.
Dr. Judy Ann Gatmin - Diabetologist

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.    Proper Nutrition for Diabetics
Learn how to maintain a proper diet for weight loss.
Ms. Teresita Ng

1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.      Myths & Facts of Healthy Living
Get pointers and good habits you can incorporate into your lifestyle in order to control your disease.
Dr. Roy Ferrer - Diabetologist

2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.    The Diabetic Athlete
Participate in sports safely and effectively. Learn how to become a better diabetic athlete.
Dr. Veronica Racho - Diabetologist

3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.     Running Basics
Start running by getting into a sustainable running program.
Coach Saturnino Salazar

4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.    Staying Active in Davao
Explore your options on how to stay active within the Davao community.
Dr. Ricardo Audan – Advocate of Active living

The last leg will be held in Manila in June 2013. Like their Facebook page or follow them on twitter @Triabetics

Philippine Diabetic Athletes, Inc. (PDAT). For more information you may email and look for Ms. Michelle Manait, PDAT Secretariat.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Skechers GOrun2

Skechers Launches Skechers GOrun2
Run Faster with a Mid-Foot Strike

Do you want to run faster, stronger, longer? If you’re a runner looking for ways to enhance your efficiency, speed and overall performance, try looking into your running technique and re-think your shoe choice.

Global footwear leader Skechers launched GOrun2, the sequel of the successful GOrun performance shoe. This updated shoe helps runners run faster with a mid-foot strike, allowing them to achieve their personal best time.

Men's Line

Skechers GOrun2:  Designed for Speed

Skechers has gone the extra mile by helping runners transition to more efficient mid-foot strike running rather than heel striking through its GOrun series. Skechers GOrun running shoes features the M-Strike Technology. Inspired by barefoot running, the principles of minimalism encourages runners to run more naturally by positioning the body for an efficient mid-foot strike in order to run faster, stronger, and longer.

Deemed to be the next generation of serious minimal running shoes, GOrun2 boasts of its GOimpulse sensors which are found underneath the soles. These make the wearer more responsive in running in any surface type. The shoe is made of breathable four-way stretch mesh toe panels and custom fit insole for comfort. The added Resalyte midsole absorbs the impact to prevent injuries.

Skechers GOrun2 features a minimal heel lift at 4mm to keep the foot in a nearly neutral position. The best part is its weight. GOrun2 is as lightweight as can be, allowing the wearer to run faster and more efficiently. Moreover, it comes in striking color combinations.

Womens Line

Accolades from the Elites

Skechers GOrun ambassador, Olympian marathoner and America’s fastest marathon runner Meb Keflezighi attributes his success to his trusty performance shoes of choice.

“Skechers’ new performance shoes change the way I run for the better,” said the number one marathon runner in the United States. “I’ve been a heel runner my entire life, but I am now wearing Skechers to maximize the efficiency of my foot strike. My shoes are my most essential piece of equipment and right now, Skechers has the footwear I need to succeed,” added Keflezighi.

Filipino top age grouper triathlete Martin Lorenzo believes that it is crucial to look for the right lightweight shoe that promotes a mid-foot strike to avoid or lessen injuries and improve on speed and efficiency. He recounted his search for the perfect pair of running shoes to accompany him in his races. The tedious task ended when he found Skechers GOrun 2.

“I bought myself different pairs of shoes and tested each one. What came on top is the Skechers GOrun 2. It is well-designed, lightweight, very comfortable, and well-ventilated for our tropical climate. It exceeded my expectations on every count,” shared Lorenzo, a consistent podium finisher in his age category and a passionate athlete who races in local and international triathlons and marathons. 

Lorenzo added that “Skechers GOrun2 makes a great transitional shoe for runners who are still heel striking.  Adopting the mid-foot strike is important for runners who want to improve on their running technique and speed.   With Skechers GOrun2, no matter how you force yourself to run heel strike, it forces you to land mid-foot for easier transition.”

Available in the following Skechers’ stores: Glorietta 2, TriNoma, SM Mall of Asia, Robinsons Galleria, SM North Edsa-The Annex, Robinsons Place Manila, Lucky Chinatown, Market! Market!, Festival Mall, SM Fairview, SM Dasmarinas, Marquee Mall, SM Pampanga, Ayala Center Cebu – Active Zone, Abreeza Mall Davao, Gaisano Mall of Davao, SM City Davao, and Centrio Mall Cagayan de Oro.

For more information, log onto, visit Facebook page SkechersPhilippines or follow SkechersPH on Twitter.

Saturday, May 4, 2013

adidas King Of The Road 2013 Philippines (KOTR)

adidas King Of The Road 2013 (Philippines)
July 7, 2013
Bonifacio Global City


Registration can be done in two ways:

1. Register online by click on this link: CLICK HERE

    *Online registration is open from May 2 to June 23, 2013.

    *(NOTE: Online registration is not available for the 10K Relay for Students. Students will have to bring a valid student’s ID to offline registration sites to sign up.)

2. Register offline in our registration booths in the following venues:
  • adidas Trinoma
  • adidas Megamall
  • adidas Powerplant
  • adidas Greenbelt 3
  • adidas Two Parkade/BGC
  • Runnr Bonifacio High Street
  • adidas Mall of Asia
For students joining the 10K Relay, please take note of the following important information:

    Each Relay Pair must be made up of one male and one female runner.
    Runners may be from different schools.
    Registration can only be done in the offline registration booths.
    Runners must each bring valid school IDs to the registration booths as proof.
    Runners must be 25 years old or below to sign up in this category.

Offline registration will be open from May 2 to June 30, 2013. Registration booths inside the stores will be open 7 days a week from 12NN-8PM.



Runners who register as groups at the same time & location get the following discounts on the KOTR registration fees:

Group of 10 runners = Php100 off each
Group of 15 runners = Php150 off each
Group of 20 runners = Php 200 off each

NOTE: This discount is only available in offline registration sites.



Sizing Chart:


Click this link here to know more.


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