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
Learn from top travel bloggers and photographers as they share their discoveries and secrets. Registration is free of charge.

For more details, visit
Press release:

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

For more information, visit

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.

For more information, visit:

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*

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This blog will bring you all the latest fitness-related events and places in Cebu. Some of the things that readers can expect from Cebu Fitspo include:
  • Running events
  • Gym information and reviews
  • Fresh produce information (e.g. weekly prices of some of the healthiest fresh produce in the city)
  • Sporting goods and sporting shops
  • Health and fitness related news
  • Health-oriented restaurant reviews
  • Healthy recipes with third-world ingredients (quite rare since most healthy recipes on the internet are have imported ingredients)
  • Many more!!
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