Cycle Asia is finally here in the Philippines

BGC Cycle Philippines 2013

Really!!! No need for me to go to Singapore or Malaysia to experience Cycle Asia events. This year, Cycle Asia has just added Cycle Philippines in its event 2013 calendar in partnership with Sunrise Events Inc. dubbed “BGC Cycle Philippines” to be held on November 15 to 17, 2013 in Bonifacio Global City (BGC), Taguig City.

BGC Cycle Philippines will follow the same format as all Cycle Asia’s other premier events. Categories will be The Tricycle Ride, The Kids’ Ride, The Community Ride (20km), The Challenge (40km) and various Criterium.

Tricycle Ride Individual 100 meters 2 to 3 years old
Tricycle Ride Individual 500 meters 4 to 5 years old
Kids Ride Individual 5k 5 to 9 years old
Kids Ride with accompanying adult 5k 5 to 9 years old
Junior Challenge Individual 10k 10 to 12 years old
Community Ride Individual 20k aged 10 and above
Community Ride Student 20k aged 10 and above
Community Ride Group of 4 20k aged 10 and above
Community Ride Student Group of 4 20k aged 10 and above
Foldies Community Ride Individual 20k aged 10 and above
Foldies Community Ride Student 20k aged 10 and above
Foldies Community Ride Group of 4 20k aged 10 and above
Foldies Community Ride Student Group of 4 20k aged 10 and above
The Challenge Individual 40k aged 14 and above
The Challenge Student 40k aged 14 and above
The Challenge Group of 4 40k aged 14 and above
The Challenge Student Group of 4 40k aged 14 and above

Fees and Inclusion

Tricycle Ride Individual 550 650 750 850 FELT T-Shirt, timing, finisher’s medal, Firefly Brigade leg band
Kids Ride Individual 650 750 850 950 FELT T-Shirt, timing, finisher’s medal, Firefly Brigade leg band
Kids Ride with accompanying adult 950 1,050 1150 1250 FELT T-Shirt, timing, finisher’s medal, Firefly Brigade leg band
Junior Challenge Individual 750 850 1,000 1,250 FELT T-Shirt, timing, finisher’s medal, Firefly Brigade leg band
Community Ride Individual 1,350 1,600 1,850 2,100 FELT T-Shirt, timing, finisher’s medal, Rudy Project Shades, Firefly Brigade leg band
Community Ride Student 1,250 1350 1,550 1,750 FELT T-Shirt, timing, finisher’s medal, Rudy Project Shades, Firefly Brigade leg band
Community Ride Group of 4 4,050 4,800 5,550 6,300 FELT T-Shirt, timing, finisher’s medal, Rudy Project Shades, Firefly Brigade leg band
Community Ride Student Group of 4 3,750 4,050 4,650 5,250 FELT T-Shirt, timing, finisher’s medal, Rudy Project Shades, Firefly Brigade leg band
Foldies Community Ride Individual 1,450 1,700 1,950 2,200 FELT T-Shirt, timing, finisher’s medal, Rudy Project Shades, Firefly Brigade leg band
Foldies Community Ride Student 1,350 1,400 1,650 1,850 FELT T-Shirt, timing, finisher’s medal, Rudy Project Shades, Firefly Brigade leg band
Foldies Community Ride Group of 4 4,350 5,100 5,850 6,600 FELT T-Shirt, timing, finisher’s medal, Rudy Project Shades, Firefly Brigade leg band
Foldies Community Ride Student Group of 4 4,050 4,200 4,950 5,550 FELT T-Shirt, timing, finisher’s medal, Rudy Project Shades, Firefly Brigade leg band
The Challenge Individual 1,550 1,800 2,100 2,300 F2P Bike Jersey, timing, finisher’s medal, Rudy Project Shades, Firefly Brigade leg band
The Challenge Student 1,450 1,600 1,850 2,000 F2P Bike Jersey, timing, finisher’s medal, Rudy Project Shades, Firefly Brigade leg band
The Challenge Group of 4 4,650 5,400 6,300 6,900 F2P Bike Jersey, timing, finisher’s medal, Rudy Project Shades, Firefly Brigade leg band
The Challenge Student Group of 4 4,350 4,800 5,550 6,000 F2P Bike Jersey, timing, finisher’s medal, Rudy Project Shades, Firefly Brigade leg band

Community Ride Tee

Community Ride Tee BGC_Cycle Philippines_FRONT

Community Ride Tee BGC_Cycle Philippines_BACK

Foldies and The Challenge

BGC Cycle Philippines Jersey

Finisher’s Medal

BGC Cycle Philippines - Finishers Medal

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Rebisco@50: The Gold Rush

Rebisco50 The Gold Rush
Bonifacio Global City

Distances: 3K/5K/10K
Date: April 7, 2013

Race Registration (February 15-March 31, 2013)
Chris Sports Outlets

  • Festival Mall
  • Glorietta
  • SM MOA
  • SM Megamall
  • SM North EDSA

Fitness and Athletics in BGC

Online registration at www.rebiscorun.com and www.takbo.ph

Race Routes

Rebisco @ 50: The Gold Rush - 3K

Rebisco @ 50: The Gold Rush – 3K

Rebisco @ 50: The Gold Rush - 5K

Rebisco @ 50: The Gold Rush – 5K

Rebisco @ 50: The Gold Rush - 10K

Rebisco @ 50: The Gold Rush – 10K

Rebisco@50 will be giving away X-Sports Band for 5K and 10K runners to be claimed at following The Bead Shop participating outlets:

  • SM Megamall
  • SM North Edsa
  • Glorietta
  • Power Plant Mall
  • Robinsons Place Manila
Rebisco @ 50 The Gold Rush - X-Sports Band

Rebisco @ 50 The Gold Rush – X-Sports Band

For more information, please visit www.rebiscorun.com for more details.

New Balance Power Run 2012

New Balance Power Run 2012

Please save the date now!!!! as in now na!

New Balance invites runners to join the “New Balance Power Run 2012″ on November 11, 2012 that is happening at BGC, Taguig City.

Online Registration: September 15 – October 21, 2012
Store Registration: October 1 – November 4, 2012

Check their website at www.newbalance.com.ph

Details to be posted soon.

65th AFP Anniversary Run

The Philippine Air Force Officers Ladies’ Club (PAFOLC) will hold a fund raising run dubbed as “Takbo sa Karunungan, Kinabukasan ng Kabataan” on 24 June 2012 at the Venice Piazza, Mckinley Hill, Taguig City. The activity includes a 3km, 5km and 10km fun run which is open to ALL AGES.

The proceeds of the event will go to the scholarship program intended for the dependents of PAF Personnel who were either Killed-in-Action or totally incapacitated while in line of duty. Our soldiers, civilian employees, military dependents and civilians, both young and old will join the said activity.

Check out the Registration areas at ROX in BGC, Riovana in BGC Branch, Riovana in Katipunan Branch, Venice Piazza, Mckinley Hill, Taguig. On site registration will be set up and open by 3AM.

Please check the link to check route maps: 3K, 5K, 10K

For more information regarding this event, please contact:
A1C Joar Calavadores
09266829312
Air Force Special Services Group
853-52-28
afssg_odo@yahoo.com

65th AFP Anniversary Run - Singlet

Who Beat Coach Rio?


Safeguard Active hosted a very unique event dubbed “Beat Coach Rio” at Terra 28 Park, Bonifacio Global City, near Riovana last June 5. Coach Rio challenged the runners to beat his best time 2.30 seconds in a 20m dash and someone actually beat him, he was JP Sabido, Asian and World Taekwondo champ. The winner got Php20,000 GC from Riovanna and top 5 runners with best time got a brand new Go Pro Hero 2.

Go Pro Hero 2 model

How to beat Coach Rio? I provided a short video I took at the event and watch how a sprint runner ran with virtual Coach Rio in a 20m wide projector screen.

Rain didn’t stop the runners and spectators to see the event and challengers. Some photos here.

Their faces said "I can beat you Coach Rio"

Bearwin Meily, comedian actor took the challenge

Photo by @AllyMLim at Instagram

Photobooth by Pose and Print

P&G Safeguard Active Hosts

Just wondered what will be the next title of Safeguard Active event, would it be “Who Beat JP Sabido?” Well, why not! Congrats Taekwondo Master JP Sabido.

Ensure to Endure Run 2012

Ensure to Endure Run 2012

May 20, 2012

Bonifacio Global City

Registration is FREE just simply buy Ensure Fiber and Ensure Gold from April 16 – May 17, 2012 and present your official receipt at the following registration area.

CATEGORIES

5K - For every P700 worth of Ensure products in a single or accumulated receipts entitles 1 FREE registration for 5k

10K – For every P800 worth of Ensure products in a single or accumulated receipts entitles 1 FREE registration for 10k

15K – For every P900 worth of Ensure products in a single or accumulated receipts entitles 1 FREE registration for 15k

REGISTRATION AREA

  • Toby’s Sports, SM Mall of Asia – G/F Entertainment Hall
  • Toby’s Sports, SM The Block – 3/F SM The Block North Edsa
  • Riovanna Bonifacio High Street – G/F Active Fun Building
  • Riovanna Katipunan – Unit 305 Regis Center Building
Event Distances Assembly Time Gun Start
5K 0500 0540
10K 0500 0530
15K 0430 0515

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Earth Day Run 2012

National Geographic Channel

presents

Earth Day Run 2012

April 22, 2012

Bonifacio Global City

Categories: 3K/5K/10/21K

REGISTRATION DETAILS
Registration Period: March 12, 2012 to April 15, 2012
ONLINE Registration: http://www.natgeorun.com/2012/
ONSITE Registration: Greenbelt 3, Ground Floor, Left Wing

Bikes for the Philippines

I was invited by Joel Uichico, founder of the program Bikes for the Philippines for a simple dinner and get together at Sentro in Taguig City last February 9. And finally met the personalities and supporters behind, Athena Beltran-Mendoza, Bans Mendoza, Mark Martirez (Mountain Bike Philippines – MTB.PH), Mia Bunao and Tina Dela Cruz (Firefly Brigade), Gene De Guzman and Lotus Postrado (DepEd), Jo Grant (Bikes for the Philippines – USA) and Yvette Hess (Bikes for the World), Carrie Tharan (Synergeia), AJ Dimarucot, Elvis Gutierrez, Alexa Uichico, Adrien Uichico and Jake Uichico. Photo by Mia Bunao

I am sharing to you short video made for BfP and how the the program started.

The Bikes for the Philippines (BfP) program was established to reduce the dropout rate of school children who have to walk long distances to school, and reach out to dropouts to complete a high school equivalency program.

Partnerships were established with Synergeia (www.synergeia.org.ph) and Bohol Local Development Foundation (www.povertycafe.org/bldf/ ) to establish metrics to monitor the program, as well as logistical support.

How can we help?

We can help Bikes for the Philippines in many ways. It could be a VOLUNTEER WORK donating our old cycling accessories like blinkers, gloves, helmet and clothing, shoes; by purchasing the Bikes for the Philippines jersey may help to sustain the program, please check this link http://bit.ly/wKKyWP and cash donation may be forwarded to the following accounts:

Account Name: Synergeia Foundation Inc.

PESO
BPI CA 3241 015792 (San Francisco Del Monte Branch)

DOLLAR
BDO SA 490 001 6503 (Rockwell Branch)

Synergeia Foundation Inc helps is accepting donation in behalf of Bikes for the Philippines. Once the deposit have been made, please email the deposit slips to mail@synergeia.org and indicate the amount and purpose of your donations specific to Bikes for the Philippines.


Bikes for the Philippines
Room 405 Evekal Buiding
855 A. Arnaiz Ave, Legaspi Village, Makati City
Tel +6328928205

Riovana Run with your Receipts Promo

Want to know the latest promo at Riovana Store?

Here is the promo mechanics:

1. Customer will need to accumulate Php5,000.00 receipts in Riovana BGC & Katipunan from January 28 – February 28, 2012
2. Customer will receive Riovana Gift Certificate amounting to Php500 pesos.
3. GC is not convertible to cash.
4. This Promo is not in conjunction with any other promos
5. Riovana Gift Certificate is valid 1 year upon issue
6. Redemption is valid 60days afrter promo period.
7. Participating Stores- Riovana BGC and Katipunan

Fore more details, please visit their Facebook Fan Page: Riovana Philipines or send your tweets @RiovanaPH

Happy shopping!

Discovery Channel’s Vertical Run 10K

Discovery Channel

presents

Vertical Run 10k

McKinley Hills, Taguig City

February 12, 2012

I’m very excited and looking forward to this vertical run in Stamford Executive Residences on February. This is stairs running!!! Rock on.

For the first timers in vertical running like me, I am sharing to you some stair training I got from Mark Verstegen of http://coreperformance.com

Here it goes:

The Ascent

On the way up the stairs, think “more power.” Climbing every other step is terrific, but focus on actively extending your leg and driving your foot down into the top of the step as if you were taking off for a lay-up or dunk. This produces the greatest force and creates a far superior triple extension of your hips, knees and ankles, meaning you’ll generate more power.

Also, pull your toes up toward your shin on the lead leg. If you’re landing on your toes with your heel way up off the ground, you’ll like suffer shin, knee, hamstring, hip flexor or back problems sooner or later. Keep your toes up with the weight on the ball of your foot and push through your leg.

The Descent

The trip down is where pain most often occurs. Here’s how to avoid it.

Absorb the impact with your butt.
On the way down, there is a tendency to have “knee dominant absorption” instead of “glute dominant force reduction.” This simply means that most people absorb the impact with their knees instead of using their hips. The force that’s created by your body weight dropping the distance of 1-2 steps compounded by gravity and poor biomechanics can cause muscle soreness or exacerbate tight areas, leaving you more prone to injury.

Be aware of the your alignment.
Try to keep your knee in line with the second toe. And don’t forget to use your hips. The tendency is to hike your hip on the opposite side or swing your hip out to the side instead of keeping it behind you. If you’re having a hard time controlling this posture on the way down, use a hand railing if there is one.

Use your recovery strategies.
Reduce aches and pains with self massage using a foam roll, massage stick, or Trigger Point kit. Key areas include a small muscle called the tensor fascia latae, (start at your hip bone and work down the side and front of your thigh), your piriformis (on the back of your hip where your wallet would be) and your lateral quadriceps (down by the outside of your knee).

Stair Workouts

Keep making progress on the stairs with a planned progression. For any readers who have never tried stair training, simply start by walking up and down the stairs. Then use the progression below to slowly increase the intensity and effectiveness of your training:

Jog up and walk down.
If using bleachers, jog up, walk across the top, then walk down.
When you get in better shape, instead of walking across the top of the bleachers, just come down (less rest makes it harder).
Run up, run down, rest, and repeat. Depending on the length of stairs, you can continually challenge yourself by increasing your speed and the number of repetitions you do (going up and down once equals one rep).

If you’ve already been doing stair training, step it up a level:
Level 1: Run up for 6-12 seconds, then slowly walk down. That’s one repetition. Repeat for 6-12 reps.
Level 2: Sprint up for 8-12 seconds, then walk down. That’s one rep. Do one to two sets of 8-12 reps.
Level 3: Run up for 12-20 seconds, then walk down. That’s one rep. Do two to three sets of 8-12 reps.