A race to remember with Derek Ramsay and Century Tuna

It’s not that often that I get to be invited in an upcoming race’s Press Conference, and I was fortunate enough to be invited to one. It’s Coach Rio’s first leg of his RunRion Trilogy, the Century Tuna Superbods Run 2010. The Media Launch was held last Thursday, January 28, 2009 at the National Sports Grill. Eager and not wanting to be late, I left early for the venue, since I’m not that particular at Makati Area. I arrived a minute early, saw friends and bloggers at the site.

Here are some details about the run:

WHAT: Century Tuna Superbods Run 2010 – the year’s biggest and most star-studded celebration of health and fitness

WHEN: February 21, 2010

WHERE: Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City

DISTANCE: 3K, 5K, 10K and 21K

PRIZES:

21K, 1st place = P42,000; 2nd place= P21,000; and 3rd place= P10,500

10K, 1st place = P20,000; 2nd place= P10,000; and 3rd place= P5,000

5K, 1st place = P10,000; 2nd place= P5,000; and 3rd place= P3,000

3K, 1st place = P6,000; 2nd place= P3,000; and 3rd place= P1,500


“The Superbods Run, organized in collaboration with the country’s top running coach Rio de la Cruz of RunRio, promises to be a most exciting way to get fit and healthy! Participants will get to run with the country’s hottest celebrities, win great prizes, raffle treats, freebies and a lot of other surprises! “

According to Angela Gamboa, Century Tuna senior product manager, this year’s event is a great way to communicate to consumers that fitness is a way of life that one can adopt regardless of the season and setting. “This year, we decided to hold the Superbods event in Manila to prove that being fit and healthy is a choice, no matter where we are. We can all choose to be fit the whole year through, not just during summer, whether we’re at the beach or in the city.”

On top of the big cash prizes, all top finishers will receive special prizes from Century Tuna, Nike, Timex, and Nature Valley, plus RunRio Finisher’s shirts and medals.

A highlight of the Run is the Superbods Go-See, where race finishers 18 years old and above with fit and healthy bodies can get a chance to become Century Tuna’s next image models. Two males and two females will be picked as the new Century Superbods and win P100,000 each.

Exciting activities such as capoeira and yoga exhibitions await the runners after the race. Everyone can also enjoy delicious Century Tuna recipes and try out the delicious corned beefy taste of Century Corned Tuna.

The event will also feature a raffle-for-a-cause, where participants who present as many Century Tuna labels at the drop-off areas at registration venues and at the event itself get to win big prizes. For every label dropped, a corresponding donation will go to the UNICEF and the WWF.

So run for health and for a good cause! Join the Century Tuna Superbods Run 2010 at the Bonifacio Global City. Registration is until February 8, 2010 at the following venues: Timex Shops at SM Southmall, SM Mall of Asia, and SM Megamall; Nike Park at Bonifacio High Street; and Second Wing Running Store at 88 Maginhawa St., Teachers’ Village, Quezon City. Special registration is also held every Tuesday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Nike Running Clinic at Ultra. Late registrants are welcome from February 9 to 15, 2010 only at Nike Park Bonifacio High Street and Second Wind Running Store. You may also register online at  Century Tuna Superbods website or Coach Rio’s Website “until February 7, 2010 only. For questions, call the Century Tuna Superbods Run Secretariat at (02) 703-1736.

Some pictures taken at the Launch:

Derek Ramsay,  Superbods 2009 winners Theresa Fenger and Van Victor Leaño and Kaye Lopez.

Kulit Runner with Derek

Me (all smile) with Derek

Running Diva with Derek

With Running Diva

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