Thursday, August 30, 2012

Run for Mama Mary 2 on September 30, 2012

Date: Sept. 30, 2012
Assembly Area: Fatima Jubay, Liloan, Cebu
Gun Time: 5am

Race Categories: 3k, 5k, 10k
Registration Fee: P230.00 for all categories

Registration Venues:
- Liloan Municipal Hall look for Vivian Zapanta
- Yuson Ceramics factory Jubay liloan. Look for Bebe or Malou

* Singlets available first week of September
* Registration: until Sept 15,2012

For more information you may contact:
424-9369, 424-9389, 09283723640, 09224294307

1st Race for Faith Fun Run organized by Oasis of Love in Cebu

Date: September 9, 2012
Race Categories: 3K, 5K, 14K

Registration Areas:
  • RUNNERS Ayala
  • CCSC- Abellana
  • CCTN
Registration Fees:
  • 14K- P280.00 w/ singlet (t-shirt) & race bib
  • 5k – P250.00 w/ singlet (t-shirt) & race bib
  • 3K- P250.00 w/ singlet (t-shirt) & race bib
All categories w/o singlet (t-shirt), w/race bib P150.00

Deadline for Registration:
September 4, 2012 (w/ singlet & special sizes of shirts i.e. XS,XL,XXL)
September 6, 2012 (w/out singlet)

* Fun Run organized by Oasis of Love-Cebu
* Inviting all Oasis of Love members, Singles for Christ, Couples for Christ, other Religious Groups/Community, and running enthusiasts to join and participate on this event

KIA Motors
JJ&J Construction & Gen. Supply
Gonzalodo Enterprises
ANA Construction
Edanna Construction
Lourdes Food Products & Catering Services

Friday, August 24, 2012

Columbia Eco Trail Run 2012 on September 16, 2012

Date: September 16, 2012
Place: Liloan, Cebu.   The route will start at Brgy. Cabadiangan.
Distance: 14k

Registration Fees:
Php 500 (new)
Php 400 (old)***

*** Participants that have join the previous leg.
*** Old participants can only register at SM Columbia, Just bring your I.D.

Registration Period:
August 11, 2012 to September 14, 2012

Registration Sites:
ROX Ayala Mall and Columbia store at SM Cebu

1. 1st 50 Registered participants will avail the free jersey / singlet.
2. Participants who could provide P3000 and above receipt from August 15 - September 14, 2012 can avail free registration.

Y101 Armscor Run 2012 - Cebu on August 26, 2012

Date: August 26, 2012
Assembly Area: Gaisano Countrymall, Banilad
Gun Time:

Distances: 5k, 10k, 21k

Registration Fees:
- 5k/10k -   P350
- 21k - P500
* Only the first 500 regular priced registrants will be provided with singlets

Download the form from here then fill it out and send it via email to or you can also submit it at the Y101 Studios 2nd Floor Gaisano Countrymall, Banilad, Cebu city.

For payments you have the option to pay it online i.e. PayPal (please include payment receipt details with the filled out form via email), you can also deposit it via BPI Account Name: GVM Radio/TV Corp. Account Number: 1021-0124-71 and present the deposit slip as proof of payment."

Visit  for more details.
Medals, cash prizes and Armscor products like Tanfolio pistols will go to the top male and female finishers in each category. 
The best female finisher in the 21K will get a .22 caliber pink pistol, while the top male runner will get a .22 caliber black pistol. The 10K and 5K winners will have Armscor airsoft rifles and pistols, aside from the cash prizes. 
Non-podium winners can also look forward to the raffle prizes, which will include two Zongshen motorcycles. Other products to be raffled off are personal audio products, cellular phones from JV Shop, gift certificates for an overnight stay at the Cebu City Marriott Hotel and Cebu Parklane Hotel. 
Armscor might also be giving a .45 caliber or 9mm pistol for the grand raffle prize
for all participants to have a chance to win.

“I believe this is the only run where the runners who don’t win get more prizes than those who win,” said Jack Jakosalem of Y101.

Night Race for the Flood Victims: I Ran My Part 2012 on August 25, 2012

Date: August 25, 2012
Assembly Area: Cebu Doctor's University, North Reclamation, Mandaue City
Gun Time: 8:00pm

Distance Categories : 3k/6k

Registration Fee: Php 300 (all categories)
Registration Sites:
Run for Sight Office: Cebu Doctor's Hospital
Monday to Friday (1:30 PM to 5:30 PM) and Saturday (11:00 AM to 1:30 PM)

For online registration, visit
RUN for Sight Chairman Doctor Potenciano “Yong” Larrazabal III is appealing to runners to take part in the Night Race for the Flood Victims this Saturday at 8 pm, at the Cebu Doctors University Grounds.  
Registration is P300 for both 3K and 6K categories and runners can still sign up at Run for Sight Headquarters at CDUH. Organizers will also welcome walk-in participants an hour before the race. 
A turnover of proceeds to the Luzon flood victims will follow right away after the benefit run with the presence Leo Lastimosa, who will represent the ABS-CBN Kapamilya Foundation. 
The best finishers in each category will be awarded with gift certificates but no cash prizes will be given. 
“We try to minimize the cost to maximize the results,” Larrazabal added.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Run for 100% Smoke-Free Environment 2 on August 26, 2012

Run for 100% Smoke-Free Environment 2

Date: August 26, 2012
Assembly Area: Talisay City Hall
Assembly Time: 4:00 A.M.

Distances: 5k/10k/21k

Registration Fees:
  • 5k - Php 250
  • 10k - Php 300
  • 21k - Php 350
Registration Sites:
  • Talisay District Hospital
  • Talisay Sports Commission
  • RUNNR, Ayala Center Cebu 
For more infomation, contact the following numbers:
  • (+6332) 512-5987
  • 0923-6556127
  • 0923-7332304
The race is organized by Talisay City Runners Cebu.

VCMC Value Charity Make A Change Run on Sept. 2, 2012

To help raise funds for its charity patients, the Visayas Community Medical Center will be staging the VCMC Value Charity Make A Change Run on September 2 at Parkmall in Mandaue City.

Date: September 2, 2012
Assembly Area: ParkMall, Mandaue City
Gun time: 4 A.M.

Race Categories: 3K, 6K, 12K, 21K

Registration Fees:
  • 3K – 250php
  • 6K – 250php
  • 12K – 300php
  • 21K – 500php
* Registration rates without the shirt are 100php less on all categories.

Registration Venues:
  • RUNNR Ayala Center Cebu
  • Ice Castle SM City-Cebu
  • Raintree Mall
  • VCMC
For more information, contact:
Dr. Kaye Eribal
253-1901 or 0922-8259587


Cobra Ironman 70.3 Philippines Results

Top 5 Finishing Teams:

  1. 04:01:16 Nike Park Team A
  2. 04:20:02 First Endurance-CPK Tri Team
  3. 04:25:13 IMC-PAF Triathlon Team
  4. 04:29:48 Nike Park/SMEG Team B
  5. 04:46:17 Meralco Tri Team 1
Team Results Full List 
Top 5 Finishing Athletes:
  1. Pete Jacobs - 04:07:38
  2. Cameron Brown - 04:09:01
  3. Mathieu O'Halloran - 04:19:32
  4. Caroline Steffen - 04:20:48
  5. Erich Felbabel - 04:27:24
Full List of Athletes

Friday, August 3, 2012

Cebu will be hosting Ironkids and Ironman competitions this weekend!

‘Cebu’s ambassadors’
On Sunday, the streets from Lapu-Lapu all the way to Talisay City will be filled by more than 1,600 of the Cobra Ironman 70.3 and organizers expect the crowd to lineup the streets as well.
“We expect the crowd to cheer with genuine enthusiasm and use positive and kind words,” said race director Guy Concepcion, who added the locals will serve as the ambassadors of Cebu and should be in their best behavior.
“It’s best for public to watch along Punta Engaño road during the run because they can have a clear sight of participants. especially celebrities,” said Rodriguez. 
Local fixtures Piolo Pascual, Matteo Guidecelli, Erwann Heusaff, Kim Atienza, Senator Pia Cayetano, Gilbert Remulla, Drew Arellano and Jennylyn Mercado will also be attending.

Cebu’s young triathletes ready for Ironkids

Some of Cebu’s young triathletes are geared up for this Saturday’s Alaska Ironkids Triathlon at the Shangri-la Mactan Resort and Spa. 
This will be a tough race for the young participants because this will be the first time that the swim leg will be held in open water. 
Alaska IronKids is the junior counterpart of the world-renowned triathlon event IronMan.

Smart to field team in Ironman
For the first time, wireless services leader Smart Communications Inc. is sending a delegation to the IronMan 70.3. 
Fifteen Smart employees, all members of the company’s newly formed Triathlon Club, have been participating in swim-bike-run simulations since May to prepare for the event.

1st PHILSAN Fun Run on September 16, 2012

The Philippine Society of Animal Nutritionists (PHILSAN)-VISMIN Chapter, in cooperation with Central Visayas Pork Producers Cooperative (CEVIPPCO), will hold its 1st Fun Run on September 16, 2012 in The Terraces Ayala, Cebu City. Theme of the event is “We Love Our Local Meat”

This is to support our local industry players and promotes awareness to consumers.

When: September 16, 2012
Where: The Terraces Ayala, Cebu City
Gun Time: 3:30am

Route Map (click to enlarge):

Race Distances: 3k, 5k, 15k, 25k

Registration Fees:
  • 3k - Php 300 
  • 5k - Php 350 
  • 15k - Php 550 
  • 25k - Php 700
Fees include race singlet, race bib and finisher’s medal for 25k. 

August Zumba Fitness Party at The Terraces

Thursday, August 2, 2012

100 Beginner Running Tips

The Complete Running Blog Network has compiled a list of helpful tips for beginner and even veteran runners.  The list includes helpful pieces of advice of different aspects of running including: Apparel , Manners, Motivation , Nutrition, Prevention, Safety, Racing Tips, Shoes, Training and Weather Tips.

Some of my personal favorites include:

  • Wear spandex shorts under your regular running shorts so you don’t chafe “down there.”
  • Cotton socks will only lead to blisters; invest in socks designed for running.
  • Always try to balance running with the people you love by making a schedule that involves and is considerate of everyone.
  • Find a committed running partner. It is much harder to skip a run when you have someone else depending on you.
  • Hydrate. Make it a habit to drink water throughout the day. 
  • To aid recovery the most crucial time to eat and drink is in the hour immediately after you run.
  • Use Vaseline or BodyGlide wherever things rub. They will help prevent blisters and chafing (guys don’t forget the nipples). 
  • Don’t stretch before a run. Warm up by walking briskly or jogging slowly for several minutes.
Racing Tips
  • Race day is not the day to try new shoes, eat new foods, or wear brand new clothing.
  • Do not try a marathon as your first race.
Shoe Tips
  • Try shoes on in the afternoon when your feet are bigger.
  • Doubleknot your shoe laces so they will not come undone when you run.
Training Tips
  • If you are breathing too hard slow down or walk a bit until you feel comfortable again.
  • There’s no shame in walking.
Check out the complete list here:

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Fitness-related News: Forget prizes, just run; Bitbit's Triathlon Dream; and Rochelle Tan's Ironman Bid in Jeopardy

Forget prizes, just run 
Run for Sight Foundation’s Dr. Peter Mancao, a veteran runner who has joined the New York Marathon, said some people have forgotten the main purpose of running, which is to adapt a healthy lifestyle.
“The main reason why we introduced running is to encourage people to run, give them an avenue to do a road run every Sunday so that they can compare their performance every weekend,” said Mancao.
 “Karon nag focus na ang mga tawo sa cash prize and usahay mureklamo pa gyud ngano gamay ra,” he said.

 Trauma hampers Bitbit’s triathlon dream
Former Southeast Asian Games mountainbike gold medalist turned duathlete Marites Bitbit is still fighting over her swimming phobia after her near-drowning experience more than 30 years ago in a lake in Baguio City.
The childhood experience hinders her interest to join the 2012 2nd Sogod Mayor Moonyeen Durano Triahtlon Cup this Saturday at the Alegre Beach Resort,Sogod,Cebu.

Ironman Bid in Jeopardy

Philippine Under 23 team member Rochelle Tan of Cebu’s chances of securing one of the three top spots in the upcoming Cobra Energy Drink Ironman 70.3 Philippines are starting to blur after the up -and-comer injured herself in the Rebel Trails Duathlon at the Danao Adventure Park in Danao, Bohol.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Top Finishers for Pinoy Run for Glory - Cebu Leg

Men's 21k
  • Adonis Singson - 1:25:23
  • Paul James Zafico - 1:27:24
  • Leo Abello - 1:30:47
Women's 21k
  • Sandra Soliano - 1:42:14
  • Madelyn Carter - 1:44:10
  • Tessie Escariñas - 1:57:55
Men's 16k
  • Michael Largo - 1:03:21
  • Alvirg Busa - 1:13:33
  • Jovanie Bordado - 1:15:52
Women's 16k
  • Merlita Arias-Dunkin - 1:17:03
  • Sheena Gacayan - 1:24:43
  • Hannah Galo - 1:35:10
Men's 12k
  • Robert Daang - 45:09
  • Sebuente Codera - 48:22
  • Ricky Abalayan - 50:14
Women's 12k
  • Virgita Soco - 1:13:33
  • Coleen Digmaan - 1:15:22
  • Rose Caballero - 1:24:43
Men's 5k
  • Joel Delposo - 17:23
  • Jobert Carolino - 17:24
  • Chobie Dunas - 18:11
Women's 5k
  • Angele Lawas - 24:30
  • Maria Fe Hernan - 27:32
  • Yumiko Takamuto - 28:51
Men's 3k
  • Rosell Ardiente - 11:46
  • Lancer Mancera - 12:27
  • Jesus Rodrigo - 12:35
Women's 3k
  • Mary Joy Loberajes - 14:47
  • Catherine Palo (20:20) 
  • Genera Lupay (23:23). 
Around 1,000 runners joined the race.

Top Finishers for New Balance 10k Run

Men's 10k

  • Joshphat Kiptanui - 32:51
  • Francis Kakui - 33:56
  • Douglas Mwiti - 34:02
Women's 10k
  • Mary Joy Tabal - 39:09
  • Christy Tutor - 42:36
  • Madelyn Carter - 47:18
Top finishers for the 10k run receives Php7,500 (first place), Php5,000 (second place), and Php2,500 (third place).

Men's 5k
  • Abrahan Missos - 16:21
  • Jobert Carolino - 16:46
  • Joel Delposo - 17:28
Women's 5k
  • Mary Grace Delos Santos - 19:53
  • Lovely Andrin - 21:18
  • Jhean Andrin - 21:31

Friday, July 6, 2012

Banning Kenyans from Local Runs a Form of Discrimination?

Original articles written by Cheska D. Geli
The ban, introduced mostly in races handled by Joel Baring, started in the Integrity Run early this year and was also enforced in the Mapfre Run and this month’s the Sonshine Radio Half Marathon. 
Race organizers who proposed this policy said they want to help the local runners who rely on running as a source of income. 
“Wala may discrimination kay makajoin man sila pero dili sila entitled sa prizes kay we want to give chance to local runners. It’s only a fun run ra man sad. If dagko na runs kay we will put a separate category for them,” said Joel Baring. 
But the Kenyans, some of who are already based in Cebu. believed otherwise and said it’s a form of discrimination. 
“Yes we feel it, I can imagine if that also happens in Kenya (against Filipinos), they will feel bad. Everywhere, discrimination is not good at all,” he said. 
He also denied the allegation that they can’t be beaten by local runners. In fact, he was beaten by Filipinos in the last Philippine National Games in Dumaguete. Kiptanui was beaten in the 10,000-meter run by Julius Sermona and by Eduardo Buenavista in the 5,000-meter run.

In February 13, 2012, veteran runner Dr. Yong Larrazabal III, who has organized races in Cebu City, said that limiting Kenyans from joining races is a form of discrimination. 
“Lisod man gud mudiscriminate against them. I’ve been to different races in the world and it’s all open to everyone,” said Larrazabal, who organized the SM2SM Run last Sunday. 
Instead of barring the foreigner runners, Larrazabal suggested that the best possible solution for this is to put up more categories and more prizes or to give incentives to the best Filipino finisher. 
“I think there can be ways where we can find a solution to the problem even without discriminating these foreign runners,” said Larrazabal. 

Do you think Kenyans should be banned from local runs? Or is this a form of discrimination?


July Weekend Workout at The Terraces, Ayala Center Cebu for July 2012

Zumba Fitness Party by Holiday Gym & Spa
Where: The Terraces, Ayala Center Cebu
When: All Fridays of July (July 6, 13, 20 and 27)
Time: 7:30 P.M.

CITIGYM Core Workout Series (Yoga, etc)
Where: Zen Garden (Across Belo Med), Ayala Center Cebu
When: All Saturdays of July (July 7, 14, 22 and 28)
Time: 4:30 P.M.
Bring your own yoga mat.

Both events are free. Enjoy!

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Alaska Ironkids Triathlon in Cebu on August 4, 2012

Date: August 4, 2012
Assembly Area: Shangri-La Mactan Resort 
Age Categories: 6-8 years old, 9-10 y/o, 11-12 y/o and 13-14 y/o racing through 3 events -Swimming, Cycling and Running 

Race Details per Age Category:
  • 6 to 8 yrs - Swim 100m / Bike 3km/ Run 1km
  • 9 to 10 yrs - Swim 200m/ Bike 6km/ Run 1.5km
  • 11 to 12 yrs - Swim 300m / Bike 10km / Run 2km
  • 13 ro 14 yrs - Swim 400m / Bike 12km / Run 3km
The competition is open to kids who are new to the sport and those who have already joined other triathlon events.

Registration Fee: Php 850.00 (non-refundable and non-transferable)
Fee includes:
  • Bib Number. (2 set bibs: Runner and Biker only)
  • Swimcap.
  • Timing Chip and Chip Strap. (must be returned when the participant crossed the finish line).
  • Helmet and Bike Sticker.
Please prepare NSO Registered birth certificate or Passport for the kid/s joining to ensure proper age category assignment.


Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Timex Run - Cebu on August 19, 2012

Date: August 19, 2012
Assembly Area: Osmeña Blvd in front of Cebu Normal University
Finish area: Cebu City Sports Center
Gun Start:
  • 5k - 5:40 A.M.
  • 19k - 5:30 A.M.
  • 16k - 5:15 A.M.
Distances: 5k, 10k and 16k (click to enlarge image)
Official Race Course/Route Map:

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

7th Cebu Doctors' University Run (Three-Bridge Challenge) on August 19, 2012

Date: August 19, 2012
Assembly Area: Cebu Doctors University, Mandaue North Reclamation
Gun start:
  • 25k :4:30am
  • 13k (12.8k) :4:45am
  • 6k : 5:15am
  • 3k: 5:30am

Distances: 3k, 6k, 13k (12,8k) and 25k
Runners will have to conquer three bridges before they get to the finish line. Aside from the old and new Mactan bridge, they will also pass by Cansaga bridge. 

Red Cross Cebu's 5th Humanity Race on July 29, 2012

RED Cross Cebu Chapter will host its fifth Humanity Race this month!

Date: July 29, 2012
Assembly Area: Sumilon Road, Cebu Business Park, Cebu City

Distances: 4k, 8k and 16k

Registration Fee: Php350 (with singlet), Php150 (without singlet)
Registration Sites
  • Runnr, Ayala Center Cebu
  • Tony's Sports, SM City Cebu
  • Philippine Red Cross-Cebu Chapter
Prizes for 16k Top Finishers:
  • 1st place - Php 5,000
  • 2nd place - Php 3,000
  • 3rd place - Php 2,000
Race proceeds will be used for the Red Cross Cebu Chapter's programs on disaster-preparedness, social service, blood-letting,  nursing, community health, and Red Cross Youth.
For details, contact (032) 253-9793 or (032) 412-4140.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Cebu Ultra Runners Club 100K Run: First Leg Race Results

Men's Class
  1. Jieter Bada (10:38:00)
  2. Welmar Saavedra (11:17:00)
  3. Rodulfo Mediquillo (12:08:00)
  4. Sergio Escasiñas III
  5. Ronan Gonzales
  6. Vincent Hermosilla
  7. Andy Toniacao
  8. Carmelo Ouano
  9. Armando Limoran
  10. Joseph John Dejoras
Women's Class
  1. Virgie Parajenog (13:43:00)
  2. Analisa Dacayana (14:13:00)
  3. Rhodora Oporta (17:28:00)
The ultra run was supported by local government units of Pinamungajan, Toledo, Naga, San Fernando, Carcar, Barili and Aloguinsan.

The run had a total of 120 registrants but only 110 checked-in. There were 94 runners who made it within the 20-hour cutoff but 109 finished the race.

Go Run for Road Safety Race Results

Congratulations to the top finishers and to everyone who joined!

Women's 12k Division
  1. Mary Joy Tabal - 47:44
  2. Christy Tutor - 50:46
  3. Jennylyn Nobleza - 51:59
  4. Madelyn Carter - 54:13
  5. Mary Jane Beboso - 54:47
  6. Joeyry Lee - 55:34
  7. Marichu Luterte - 56:12
  8. Sandra Solaino - 57:29
  9. Rochelle Tan - 1:02:38
  10. Emeralde Heromislla - 1:02:40
Men's 12k Division
  1. Jeson Agravante - 40:06
  2. Jobert Carolino - 41:46
  3. Adonis Singson - 42:30
  4. Michael Largo - 42:33
  5. Riez Enriquez - 42:40
  6. Elmer Bartolo - 43:02
  7. Noel Tillor - 43:18
  8. Sherwin Managil - 45:05
  9. Prince Joey Lee - 45:08
  10. Jodel Batarilan - 45:29
6k Women's Division
  1. Lovely Fe Andrin
  2. Crizel Diongson
  3. Kisha Delechos
6k Men's Division
  1. Joel Delposo 
  2. John Daryl Manos
  3. Robert Daan
3k Division
  1. Jessa Suaybaguio
  2. Juri Ycong
1k Division
  1. Mary Joy Loberanis
  2. Kharl Borinaga
200-meter Dash
  1. Aquileos Garcia
  2. John Clement Racho
  3. Kyel Dizon
  4. Jonell Palmis
  5. Gabby Carvajal
100-meter Dash
  1. Dimedes Capol
  2. Natalie Ceniza
  3. Domenice Fegario
  4. Noelle Roa
  5. Josh Dizon

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Ironman 70.3 Philippines in Cebu on Aug. 5, 2012

An estimated 5,000 people (local and foreign athletes and spectators) are expected to gather in Lapu-lapu City, Cebu on August 5, 2012 to join in on the fun that is Cobra Energy Drink Ironman 70.3.

Shangri-la Mactan Resort and Spa has been chosen as the starting and end point of the competition.

Check out the race map below:

For more information, visit

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Milo Marathon National Finals or Prycegas International Marathon?

This year, two major races are going to be held one week apart from each other: the Milo Marathon National Finals in Manila on December 2, 2012 and the Prycegas International Marathon in Cagayan de Oro on December 9, 2012.

Milo Marathon has been a staple major race in the country and this year, the organizer have included a special category for locals to prevent stronger foreign runners from garnering all the major awards.  The top finisher for the Open category will receive P300,000, the second placer, P250,000 and the third placer P200,000. The Local category champion will bag P50,000.

Meanwhile, Prycegas has also offered good options for runners with attractive cash prizes that is said to amount to P1 million for top finishers in 42K (P100,000), 21K (P60,000) and 5K (P20,000) distances. The rest of the Top 10 finishers for each of the categories will also receive cash prizes.


Increased Fees Reason for Fewer Races in Cebu City?

Writer, John Pages, explores questions regarding the new running ordinance in Cebu that increased the permit fees from P1,800 to P7,000 for races with 10k distances and P15,000 for half-marathons. 
 "Since the new ordinance was implemented in February, fewer runs are being organized in Cebu City. Many have moved to Talisay or Lapu-Lapu or Mandaue.
While I agree with the one-race-a-day policy (though organizers can still hold simultaneous events in other cities), there are plenty of questions to ask:
Where does the P15,000 payment go? Does it help the run? Or does it help the city run these events?
This amount (for the 21K) excludes the thousands (for overtime pay) that must be paid to Citom. This amount, if I’m not mistaken, will not even go to the personnel of the Department of Public Services because, according to the new rule, the organizers themselves have to clean all the garbage. 
No doubt this ordinance has plenty of good. But, four months after its implementation, it appears to have one bad outcome: fewer Cebu City races. 
As an organizer/sponsor, why pay P15,000 when you can pay P500 for a Mandaue City-located run in Parkmall?"


Monday, June 25, 2012

Race Results: Hunat Sugbo 2

Congratulations to everyone who joined Hunat Sugbu 2 last June 24, 2012. Here are the top finishers for the major races:

Women's 21k:
  1. Mary Grace Delos Santos -  1:37.14
  2. Christy Tutor - 1:37:41
  3. Madelyn Carter - 1:43:26
Men's 21k:
  1. Joshphat Kiptanui (Kenyan) -  1:12:32
  2. Abraham Missos (Kenyan) -  1:14:51
  3. Adonis Singson -  1:16:54
"Riez Enriquez overpowered Kenyan Francis Kakui to the finish line to win the men’s 12K open."

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Decline of Runs in Cebu City due to Running Ordinance

Races held in Cebu City have decreased in number due in part to the relatively new ordinance implemented which dictates a One-Race-a-Day Policy and an increase in permit fees from P1,800 to P7,000 for races with 10k distances and P15,000 for half-marathons.

From Sunstar Cebu:
Most of the runs held the previous months were outside Cebu City, including those that used to be staged here. 
"Ang uban dagan naa gawas Cebu City kay mas barato man ang permit fee," said running coach Philip Duenas. 
Last month, some municipalities in the province hosted races such as the Columbia Ecotrail Run in Carmen, Highlands Run in Argao and the Kawasan Falls Marathon in Badian. 
Even those who organized annual runs moved to Mandaue like the Run for BB, which used to be in the Chong Hua Medical Arts Building, and the DYAB Kapamilya Run, which used to be in Cebu IT Park. Both transferred to Parkmall this year. 
“Usually, the ones that can afford these rates are corporate-backed runs,” said Uytiepo.


Saturday, June 23, 2012

R.O.X. Outdoor Fest - Trail Adventure Run, HABAGAT Paddling Tour, Wall Climbing and Bloggers' Talk on July 22, 2012

Date: July 22, 2012

R.O.X. Trail Adventure Run
Assembly area: Liloan, Cebu
Registration Fee: Php 650. Fee includes singlet, race bib and timing chip.
Registration Period: June 23 to July 18, 2012
Registration Site: R.O.X., ActiveZone, Ayala Center Cebu

Please bring your own hydration bottle. Usage of plastic cups is not encouraged.

HABAGAT Paddling Tour
Assembly area: Papa Kits, Liloan, Cebu
Registration Fee: Php 1,100. Fee includes kayak unit, life vest (PFD), entrance fee and instructor's fee.
Registration Period: June 23 to July 18, 2012
Registration Site: R.O.X., ActiveZone, Ayala Center Cebu

R.O.X. Wall Climbing Competition
Categories: Speed Climbing and Difficult Climb
Venue: Ayala Center Cebu

Dispatch Travel Talk
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R.O.X. Cebu Outdoor Fest: 10K Bike-Out, Outdoor Yoga and Wall Climbing on July 21, 2012

Date: July 21, 2012

Columbia Bike Out
Registration fee: Php100
Registration period: June 16, 2012 to July 18, 2012
First 500 registrants will get a FREE Columbia singlet.

ZEM Outdoor Yoga
Register at R.O.X. now as number of participants are limited. Registration is free of charge.

R.O.X. Wall Climbing Competition
Categories: Speed Climbing and Difficult Climb
Venue: Ayala Center Cebu

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St. Ignatius Run 2012 on July 28, 2012

Date: July 28, 2012
Assembly Area: Insular Square Mall, Brgy. Basak, Mandaue City
Gun Time: 5:00 A.M.

  • 3k - for SHS, ADC Community only (Alumni, Students, Parents, Faculty and Staff)
  • 6k - Open and Alumni Team (4 alumni runners per team)
  • 16k - Open category
Registration fees:
  • 3k, 6k - Php 300 for SHS-ADC Community members, Php350 for non-SHS-ADC members
  • 16k - Php 400
Registration sites:
  • Insular Square
  • SHS-AdC in Canduman, Mandaue City
  • Coffee Bean outlets
3k finishers - P2,000; P1,500 and P1,000 for top three; and P200 from 4th to 10th top finishers
6k finishers - P2,500, P2,000 and P1,500 for top three; and P300 for 4th to 10th top finishers 
6k team finishers - P3,000, P2,000 and P1,000
16k finishers - TBA

Foreign runners especially the Kenyans are allowed to join, but only under the 16K division to give the locals a chance to take home prizes.
For more details, contact SHS-AAA Office at (032) 422 4378.

Friday, June 22, 2012

New Balance Run Series Cebu Leg on July 8, 2012

Date: July 8, 2012
Assembly Area: the Terraces of Ayala Center Cebu
Assembly Time: 4:30 A.M.
Gun Start: 5:00 A.M.

Race Distances: 5k and 10k

New Balance Run Route Map (click for higher res)

Registration Fees:
- Php 450 for the 5k
- Php 550 for the 10k

Fees are inclusive of the following:
  • specially-designed NB technical shirt worth P2,200, given to the first 1,000 participants
  • a waterproof race bib of international standard
  • a timing chip 
  • some giveaways (e.g. discount coupons from Planet Sports and The Athlete's Foot).
Goodies will be raffled off during race day.

Register at Active Zone in Ayala on June 6, 2012 - July 1, 2012 from 12nn to 8:00 pm.

For more inquiries, contact (032) 232-8518 to 19.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Halad Dagan Sa Buhisan Alang Kang Sr. Sto Nino on July 1, 2012

Date: July 1, 2012, Sunday
Assembly Time: 4:00AM
Gun Time: 5:30 AM
Assembly Area: Basilica del Sto. Nino Pilgrim’s Center

Corporate Contingent Run (15.5k)- start at the Basilica and will finish at Cebu Grand Hotel grounds

Technical Course
- 15.5K technical run that will start at the Basilica’s Pilgrim Center to the Basilica through Osmena Boulevard past Fuente Osmena, to Capitol, to M. Velez, turn right to V. Rama Avenue, go around to Guadalupe Church, towards spillway, ending up at the Toong Barangay Hall for the finish.
- This is the first time that the route will be used for a running competition. It will have punishing climbs but rewarding views.
- The terrain will be difficult but it will have a scenic view with thick forest foliage and mountain ranges. It’s route is basically a mix of concrete, asphalt and dirt. The elevation has a maximum of 748 feet above sea level.

Registration Fee:: P1,000.00

Registration Sites:
- RUNNR Ayala Center Cebu
- Ayala Active Zone

PrizesThe race will award the top 10 in the men’s and women’s division

0400 – Mass for the environment at the Basilica
0530 – Start of race
0930 – Arrival of groups at Buhisan Dam, distribution of seedlings
1000 – Program starts at Tisa Filter plant
Opening of exhibits of environmental groups
Claiming of freebies
Raffle starts
1400 – End of activities

For inquiries, pls call Ricky at 0933.3253.117 or you may contact the following numbers:
  • 0917-6339-159
  • 0917-6208-293
  • (032) 4066138

MAPFRE Insular Go Run for Road Safety on July 1, 2012

"The Go Run for Road Safety' campaign is the company's initiative in collaboration with the Department of Education to encourage individuals and groups, including the youth especially schoolchildren, to directly contribute to raising awareness about the importance of road safety."

Date: July 1, 2012, Sunday
Assembly Area: The Terraces of Ayala Center Cebu
Organizer: MAPFRE Insular Cebu

Race Distances:  1K/ 3K/ 6K /12K

Registration Fees:
P250 – 1K
P250 – 3K
P300 – 6K
P300 – 12K

Special Discounts:- Group discounts will be given for early registrants.
- Group of five plus one for those who register from May 1 to 31 and group of 10 plus one for those who register from June 1 to 25

Where to register?
  • MAPFRE Insular-Cebu Branch office
  • RUNNR at Ayala Center Cebu
  • Toby’s at SM City-Cebu.
Champion Men and Women 12K – P10,000.00
Second – P7,000.00
Third – P5,000.00
Fourth – P3,000.00
Fifth – 2,000.00

Top Finishers 6K Men and Women - P5,000.00
Top Finishers 3K Men and Women - P3,000.00

*Corresponding prizes have also been allocated for the fastest entries in the 1K action and the 200m and 100m dash for elementary pupils. Those who will make it to the top 10 will all receive consolation prize.

For more information, contact:
Neil J. Ceniza: 
T: +6332.266.8811 local 3888
F: +6332.266.0404

Gemma B. Baguio
T: +6332.266.8811
F: +6332.266.0404


Run for Pinoy Glory (Cebu) on July 7, 2012

The run is aimed to raised funds for the country’s bid to win its first ever Olympic gold in London.

Singlet for the Manila race, might change for Cebu leg of the race
Date: July 7, 2012, Saturday
Assembly Area: Fort San Pedro Grounds, Cebu City
Gun Start: 4:30 AM

Race Distances:3K / 5K / 12K / 16K and 21K /  Special 3K category for Person-With-Disability (PWD’s) in wheel chair

36th National Milo Marathon on Oct. 7, 2012

For every runner who joins the National MILO® Marathon, a portion of the registration fee will be allotted to the advocacy of given thousands of MILO® running shoes to underprivileged children. And the money raised will be used to produce running shoes that will be donated to different public schools selected by the Department of Education in the areas where the 35th National MILO® Marathon will be held.

Date for Cebu Elimination: October 7, 2012
Metro Manila Finals: December 9, 2012

Entry fees for Provincial Races:
21-K Half Marathon Elimination Race - P 500.00
10-K Run - P 500.00
5-K Fun Run (Adults) - P 100.00
3-K Kiddie Run & 5-K Fun Run (Students) - P 50.00

Singlet Designs for 3k, 5k, 10k 21k 42k, and 42k Finishers. Click to view higher res pics.

10k, 21k, 42k
42k Finishers

Sonshine Radio Half Marathon on July 22, 2012

Date: July 22, 2012, Sunday
Time: 4:30 AM
Venue: The Terraces, Ayala Center Cebu
Categories: 3K / 6K / 12K / 21K

Registration Fees:With Singlet – Without Singlet
3k – Php 300 – Php 200
6k – Php 300 – Php 200
12k – Php 350 – Php 200
21k – Php 600 – Php 450

- There will be Finisher's Medal for the 21k Category
- Cash Prizes and medals for the top finishers and other exciting surprises

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Danao Highland Races II - Rebel Trails Duathlon on July 8, 2012

Danao Highland Races II - Rebel Trails Duathlon
Race Date
: 08 July 2012 - 6AM
Race Kit Distribution Date: 07 July 2012 at Danao Adventure Park

There will be 3 categories:
  • 10km RUN - 30km BIKE - 10km RUN
  • 5km RUN - 20km BIKE - 5km RUN
  • Mad Scrambler River Race - a 3km Wahing River Coastering with limited slots and special prizes

TO REGISTER, please contact:
Yahman Jeanjaquet - 09097811186 | 09227651420
Mark Moreng - 09392118002 | 09236413025
Marvin Mariano - 09284080609
or email: for registration forms request.

Registration forms are also available in Habagat SM City Cebu branch, TNF SM City Cebu branch or any of your local bike shops in Cebu. You may contact any of the numbers above for registration forms.

How to get to Danao, Bohol?Nearest Sea Port : Tubigon & Jetafe - w/ hourly fast craft trips from Cebu Pier 1 & 3 (Star Craft fast ferries, Kinswell, Jadestar)
Nearest Airport : Tagbilaran City - daily flights from Cebu Pacific, Zest Air & Air Phil Express

Park accommodations, pension houses & homestay accommodations are available in Danao, Bohol. You may contact 09499840730 for accommodation inquiry & reservation.

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Hunat Sugbo 2 on June 24, 2012

Registration Areas:
Parklane Hotel - April 27, 2012 - June 22, 2012

For inquiries call (032) 234-7000 local 7255.

Route Maps:

For 3k and 6k routes

For 12k and 21k routes

Registration form: 
Right click and Save Link As.. to download.

For inquiries call (032) 234-7000 local 7255.
* LIMITED SLOTS for 21K runners*