World Vision Fun Run

World Vision holds Run for a cause

You run to stay fit. You run for fun. This time, run for a cause — run “Towards Fullness of Life!” Join the very first
World Vision Run on June 24 at the Bonifacio Global City. The Run is for the benefit of poor Filipino children.
Funds raised will support children in communities assisted by World Vision. Through its Child Sponsorship
program, World Vision provides education, healthcare, child protection, and community assistance to children and
their families in need.

The Run is part of World Vision’s 55th anniversary celebration. True to its theme: “Sharing the Joy of Hope”, child-
focused organization World Vision, has been working since 1957 to uplift the lives of children in some of
the country’s poorest provinces. Now on its 55th year, the organization aims to inspire more Filipinos to take
on the collective responsibility of sharing hope and reaching out to help their fellow men in poverty. Today,
World Vision assists more than 112,000 children and their families in 29 provinces.

Bring the whole family and run 500m, 3k, 5k, 10k, or 21k and help raise money for children’s education, values
formation, healthcare assistance, and community support.

Don’t just run for fun. Run for a cause! Run to draw children “Towards Fullness of Life!” Join the World Vision Fun

For details, please contact Nanilyn Yadao at 0917-8142550 or (02) 374-7618 loc. 209. For corporate sponsorships
or group registrations, please call World Vision at (02) 374-7652. You may also log on to
for more information.

Online Registration is available from May 1 to June 20 at
Onsite Registration is available from May 18 to June 22 at the following partner branches:
ROX, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
Reebok, Trinoma Mall, Quezon City
Reebok, Eastwood, Quezon City
Royal Sporting House, Glorietta
Unisilver, Festival Mall.
Unisilver, SM North
World Vision Office, West Ave., Quezon City

It should all end with “Coke Zero”

I was fortunate enough to be invited for the revealing of the new Coca-Cola Zero Brand Ambassador. The event was held at Greenbelt 5 earlier this day. And true enough this witty actress, host, comedienne didn’t fail to entertain us ending almost all of her answer with “It should all end with Coke Zero“. Ladies and gentlemen, meet your new Coke Zero brand ambassador – Toni Gonzaga!

Toni Gonzaga

Press Release:

Have It All with the New Face of COKE ZERO: Toni Gonzaga


One of today’s biggest stars is finally a member of the COKE ZERO family. Yes, she is not your ordinary celebrity. In fact, she’s a total package: a talented singer, a beloved actress and a multi-awarded TV host rolled into one. And did we say she’s oozing with beauty, wit and charm?

She’s the Philippines’ Ultimate Multimedia Star, the one and only, Toni Gonzaga. No question, she does have it all. That is the very reason why no other -person fits just perfectly to be the new face of COKE ZERO. With the same Great Taste and Zero Sugar we’ve loved and enjoyed for years, the world-renowned beverage brand is pumped up to open another exciting chapter with a new ambassador that sets the best example when it comes to living life to the fullest, embodying its refreshed battle cry to the core: Have It All.

“Toni Gonzaga is just the perfect brand ambassador for COKE ZERO. We’ve practically watched her blossom before our eyes and we all admire her for really chasing after her dreams and making it! She’s achieved remarkable things and at the same time, enjoys what she’s doing.. COKE ZERO is proud to have someone like her who does have it all, the same way the brand makes it possible for you to have all you want in a beverage – Great Taste and Zero Sugar,” says Nikki Lee, Brand Manager for Coke Zero.

To officially kick off the exciting surprises this new tandem-to-beat has lined up, COKE ZERO gathered friends from the media, top bloggers, fans and other special guests for a day to Have it All with Toni Gonzaga last May 23, 2012 at The Gallery in Greenbelt 5, Makati City. In this intimate affair, partakers were able to spend a day with the new COKE ZERO ambassador to discover just why COKE ZERO is the beverage for those who, like her, live life to the fullest.

Toni shares her excitement over the new endorsement: “I feel really blessed to be able to represent a brand like COKE ZERO because we stand for the same things: that you don’t have to compromise on the things that make you happy – that you can have it all, for as long as you put your heart into it. Fortunately, when it comes to beverage choices, COKE ZERO gives just that, a chance to have it all: great taste na, zero sugar pa! Ano pang hahanapin mo?” says Toni. Indeed, it’s simply the beverage brand for those uncompromising go-getters who want to have it all.

COKE ZERO and Toni Gonzaga is no doubt a winning combination. Not only does Toni have the looks, the guts and the talent; the multi-hyphenated star is also a testament to what the brand espouses: having it all. However way we look at it, this one seems like a match made in heaven. And we could only look forward to great surprises from this power duo the whole year through.

Who says you can’t have it all? Visit the COKE ZERO fan page ( – for more information on Toni Gonzaga and other exciting treats. You may also follow @CokeZeroPH on Twitter for more updates. COKE ZERO. Great Taste. Zero Sugar. Have It All.

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2012 Run United 2


Posted: 17 May 2012 02:12 AM PDT

Hello Runners!

Here is the MAP to the Run United 2 Race Expo. You will find this useful together with the details you can find in the published RU2 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS.

2012 Run United 2 Frequently Asked Questions

Posted: 17 May 2012 01:50 AM PDT

2012 Run United 2:  FAQs


How can I register for this race?

You can register for 2012 RUN UNITED 2 online or in-store.  To register online, log on to from April 16-May 27.  You will receive your complete race kit with singlet during the race expo.

Registrants who participated in the 21K category for Run United 1 are entitled to exclusive early registration in-store from April 16-29.  Regular registration is from April 30 – June 3.  Kindly present a valid ID.  For group registration, the representative must present a photocopy of any valid ID with picture.

Where are the registration centers?

Riovana Store BGC
28th Street corner 9th Avenue, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
Monday-Sunday from 12nn – 10pm

Riovana Store Katipunan
3rd Floor Regis Building, Katipunan Avenue, Quezon City (across Ateneo, and beside KFC)
Monday-Sunday from 10am – 8pm

Toby’s (starting May 21)
Trinoma, Ground Level
Monday-Sunday from 12nn – 8pm

SM Mall of Asia, G/F Entertainment Hall, Roxas Blvd, Manila
Monday-Sunday from 12nn – 8pm

Is there a fee required for registration?

Yes, the entry fee and inclusions are as follows:


Can I register myself in more than one category?

No.  We do not allow multiple category registration as this may affect or disrupt your timing and for safety purposes as well.

How do I know if I have been officially registered?
For online registration, upon successful registration, the registration confirmation slip will appear on the screen available for print. You will also receive an e-mail with the registration confirmation slip. You must present this at the race expo to claim your kit.

For in-store registration, the store staff will provide a registration receipt. You must present this at the race expo to claim your kit.

After I have successfully registered for the event, can I change my event category?
No. Registration is non-transferable and non-refundable.

Should I choose not to participate after I’ve registered for the event, can I withdraw?
Yes. However, please note our withdrawal policy.

Withdrawal Policy
Participants who choose not to take part in the event after having registered can choose to withdraw. However, please note that there will not be any refund. Race slots are also strictly non-transferable.

Is it possible to make changes to the information I have provided after registration?
Yes. Runners/participants may proceed to the registration center they registered and ask the Registration Assistant for a correction on their records. However changes in the runner’s info may be limited to typographical error and change in address and contact numbers only.

What should I do if I have accidentally deleted my confirmation email?
You may email us at and we will resend your confirmation email to your specified email address.


What are the race categories?

–   500m 5-8 years old, male and female
–   500m 9-12 years old, male and female
–   3K male and female
–   5K male and female
–   10K male and female
–   21K male and female


What are the payment modes?
Participants can choose to either pay by

  • Cash – onsite registration
  • Credit Card (VISA / Mastercard) – onsite & online registration

Is the online registration system secure?
Yes. We use a security system consistent with the banking industry standards in the Philippines.


When and where can I collect my race kit?
All race participants must collect their race kit during the Run United 2 Race Expo.

2012 Run United 2 Race Expo Details

  • Date:  June 12 – 16, Tuesday – Saturday
  • Venue: Block 51, 9th Ave. Corner 26th Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
  • Important: Please bring your Registration Receipt or Confirmation Email when claiming your race kit


Is it mandatory to pick up my race kit?
Yes. As the race kit includes your race bib number and your personalized Runrio timing card (for 21K runners) or bib number with B-tag timing chip (for 500m, 3K, 5K and 10K runners).  For online registrants, your singlet will be claimed at the expo as well.  (A runner that registered in-store will immediately receive their singlet.)

Can someone else pick up my race kit on my behalf?
Yes, you can have someone else pick up your race kit on your behalf should you not be able to make it. However, you’ll need to issue a letter of authorization and a copy of your valid ID (school, employee, SSS, TIN, Driver’s License, and Passport) together with the Registration Receipt or Confirmation Email to the person claiming on your behalf.

Is it possible to collect my race kit on race day?
No. Please claim on the assigned dates at the expo area.

Can I have my race kit mailed / couriered to me?
No. Should you be unable to make it yourself, kindly authorize somebody else to pick it up on your behalf at the race expo.


Where should I line up for the start?
21k participants’ starting line is at 28th Street (near Riovana BGC), Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City.  Shuttle buses from SM Mall of Asia to Bonifacio Global City will be available from 2:30am to 3:30am.

3k, 5k and 10k participants’ starting line is along Seaside Blvd. (near IMAX) in Mall of Asia.

500m dash participants’ starting line is along Palm Coast Ave. (near E-Com Bldg.) Kids tagging will be at the Active Kids Zone inside the Active Health Expo.
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Race Information

Date: June 2, 2012 (Saturday)

Venue: Timberland Heights, San Mateo, Rizal

Race Distances: 5K, 10K, 21K




Race Kit Inclusions

•Timing Chip, Race Bib No., Singlet, safety pins

•Rules and regulations

•Directions to venue

•Shuttle option (optional for participants, with extra charge)


Registration Details

Submit filled-out registration form with your fee from March 12 to May 16, 2012 at the MERRELL CONCEPT SHOPS listed below.


MARKET MARKET                     TRINOMA                       

G/F Space 23-24 Phase 8            Space 2128 M2                 

Gaisano Market Market               Quezon City                      

Taguig City                                  Tel. No. (02) 915-0197     

Tel. no. (02) 836-1560


FESTIVAL MALL                       MARQUEE MALL

2/F Festival Mall                          Nepo Ave. Angeles City, Pampanga

Alabang, Muntinlupa City           Tel. no (045) 304-0654

 Tel. No. (02) 659-3284



Water and First Aid Stations

Hydration stations will be provided at the finish line and along the race route. Medical aid will be available at certain points along the way and at the finish line.


Parking Area

All participants and spectators are required to park their vehicles at the designated parking area.


Baggage Area

All participants are entitled to avail of the baggage deposit area from 4AM to 9AM.


Electronic Timing Chip

Official time will be based on the disposable timing chip provided in the race kit. The chip must be secured by all participants to their shoes prior to the race. No chip, no time. Without the timing chip, participants are not entitled to win any of the top prizes.


Inclement Weather

1 In the event of heavy rain, lightning, haze, fog and other inclement weather or adverse weather condition, the event may be delayed or cancelled.

2 Should bad weather persist beyond 7:00AM or the condition deemed unsuitable, the event will be cancelled.

3 If rain occurs after the race has started, you may continue unless otherwise advised by the designated race official or marshal.


*All Top 3 finishers for each race category for both Male and Female categories each get the cash prize along with a gift bag from our sponsors


– FINISHER’S MEDALS will be given after the race to the Top 50 finishers of 5km & Top 50 finishers of 10km who finish the course before the cut-off time. All runners of 21km will receive a medal upon finishing the race.

– CERTIFICATES will be sent through email within two weeks after the race date to those who finish the course in their specific categories


Suggested Equipment

Trail running shoes, Hydration pack/Bottle belt, Cap, Gloves, Running gaiters and Energy bar or gel, especially for the 21K runners


Rules and Regulations

1 All participants below 18 years old must have their registration forms signed by either a parent or a guardian

2 Race bib numbers and electronic timing chips must be worn at all times during the race.  Bib numbers should be pinned to your singlet (one with detachable tabs in front, the other one at the back), while timing chips must be attached to your shoes.

3 All protests related to the results must be made in writing and submitted to the Race Director within 30 minutes after the official announcement of winners.

4 The organizer’s decision is final.


Timberland Heights (How to get there)

From Quezon Memorial Circle, go northeast via Commonwealth Avenue, past Ever Commonwealth Center.  Turn right before Sandigan Bayan to Batasan Road, then turn right again to Batasan – San Mateo Road.  Cross the bridge over Marikina River, then turn left to Gen Luna Avenue.  After passing Tropical Hut and Mercury Drug, turn right to De Los Santos Street.  When the road begins to slope, turn left to the highway going to Timberland Heights.


Alaska Ironkids

My hubby is an Ironman, and my two daughters are an Ironkids, and I’m just an Ironmom. Being a mom is a big deal, and that is why I salute all the moms these kids have. For nurturing, supporting and believing in what the kids of this day can do. For letting them join the recently concluded Ironkids Run Race last April 29, 2012. 🙂


For those moms out there who want their kids to join in the future Ironkids race just check the Calendar of Races for this year. 🙂



Advance Happy Mother’s Day! 🙂