Are you a local university student with an up-for-anything attitude and a great sense of daring? Got two other friends who crave adventure as much as you do? If so, Red Bull wants you for Can You Make It? 2016, an epic journey featuring 165 student teams from more than 50 countries around the globe, traveling across Europe using Red Bull as their only currency.

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Open to teams of three current university students, Can You Make It? invites interested Filipino participants to create a minute-long video explaining why they should be chosen to represent their country while showing their love for adventure and their smarts – a few of the more important attributes that make a winning Can You Make It? team.

Entries should be uploaded to www.redbullcanyoumakeit.com no later than February 14, 2016. Then teams are encouraged to gather as much social media support during the online voting period to make it as finalists. Among them, a panel of judges is set to pick winning teams that will represent their countries and will get a chance to begin their one-of-a-kind, week-long adventure this April 2016 at one of five starting points in Europe: Barcelona, Florence, Berlin, Edinburgh, and Prague.

During its first season in 2014, Can You Make It? had among its roster the Philippines’ own Beasts of the Southeast made up of Dave Agbayani, Red Calayan, and R-jay Esposo from the University of the Philippines. They began their journey in Schwechat, Austria and traded Red Bull cans through Slovenia, Italy, Switzerland, until their final stop with the rest of the international teams in Munich, Germany.

“We were really good friends before [the competition]. But [it] strengthened our friendship even more. We had one major fight during Can You Make It?, and that was it. We learned from it and in a way, realized that there were still things that we didn’t know about each other,” Agbayani shared.

This 2016, you and your friends stand a chance to fly a continent away from home in a Red Bull-driven adventure – made up of Checkpoint Challenges, Adventure List tasks, and Social Following achievements – that is sure to bring you closer together.

For more information, visit www.redbullcanyoumakeit.com.

 

NikeWomen empowers the modern Filipina athlete to take on her biggest challenge yet:

the NRC Women’s Half Marathon MNL 2016

NikeWomen Victory Tour comes to Philippines as the NRC Women’s Half Marathon Manila on May 15, 2016.

After the success of Nike Women’s 10k in 2015, which was the biggest all-female 10km race in Manila with almost 9,000 runners last May, Nike invites Filipina runners to join the NRC Women’s Half Marathon Manila, Nike’s first all-women half marathon in the country. Continuing the tradition and spirit of last year’s race, Filipina participants are invited to register with their best female buddy who is up for taking on bigger challenges and emerging #BetterForIt.

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The NRC Women’s Half Marathon Manila is part of the largest global women’s event series, the NikeWomen Victory Tour, which will see female athletes around the world challenge themselves and experience the power of the global fitness community through a series of one-of-a-kind running and training events.

Nike has prepared a series of training services for registered runners that include Nike+ Run Club sessions and Nike+ Training Club sessions. As a start point, runners can design their training using the Nike+ Running and Nike+ Training Club Apps that are available on both iOS and Android platforms.

Nike challenges Filipina athletes in this year’s Nike Women’s Half Marathon Manila to run hand-in-hand with their best friend in a race that not only inspires but makes them better for it together. This year, we are raising the bar for runners for them to experience a bigger, more challenging, and far more fulfilling race,” says Patrick Reyes, Country Marketing Manager of Nike Philippines.

Women can register online for the NRC Women’s Half Marathon Manila 2016 at http://go.nike.com/0po61h . Registration will open on January 30, 2016 at 1:00 am, Manila time. Registration fee is PHP2,700 per pair payable via credit card or PayPal.

Spotify reveals the world’s most-streamed running songs of 2015. “Run the World (Girls)” by Beyonce led the pack, followed closely with “Chandelier” by Sia and “Uptown Funk” by Mark Ronson. In fact, 7 of the 10 top tracks come from female artists, ranging from current chart toppers to Missy Elliott and TLC.

Top Running Songs in the world:
1. Beyoncé – “Run the World (Girls)”
2. Sia – “Chandelier”
3. Mark Ronson – “Uptown Funk”
4. Wiz Khalifa – “See You Again” (feat. Charlie Puth)
5. Beyoncé – “7/11”
6. Kelly Clarkson – “Heartbeat Song”
7. Missy Elliott – “Work It”
8. TLC – “No Scrubs”
9. Rihanna – “Bitch Better Have My Money”
10. Calvin Harris – “Feel So Close”

If your New Year’s resolution is to get in shape, music may be key to sticking to your goals. A new study commissioned by Spotify** reveals that over 60% of runners report that music helps them run faster and longer — more helpful than a workout buddy, trainer, good weather, or the latest workout gear.

According to the study, over three-quarters of runners rely on music for their workouts, with 88% of those runners reporting that music is important or vital to their run. Additional benefits include:
Music helps runners stay distracted (47%) and keep a steady pace (39%)
Almost half (45%) of runners report that a great soundtrack is the best way to get through the troublesome “runner’s low”
Music is cited as the top training tool for races of all lengths — from a 5K run to a marathon

Despite music’s significance to runners, pain points still exist for runners looking for the perfect soundtrack: top-cited annoyances include music stopping in the middle of a run (38%), song tempo that is too fast or too slow (36%), and playlist boredom (30%).

One way to cure these common ills is Spotify Running – just start running and the app’s sensor will calculate your pace, serving up a non-stop mix of tracks that match your tempo and musical taste. Since launching in May, Spotify Running users have listened to over 5 million hours of music and covered over 34.5 million miles – the equivalent of running around the world 1,386 times.

And if you haven’t yet, don’t forget to check out Spotify Running Originals from Tiêsto, Ellie Goulding and Oliver Heldens. These exclusive tracks are designed specifically for running and can be adjusted to match your tempo – perfect for runners of all speeds.

** Survey polled over 1,500 runners in the US and UK in December 2015.

Defending champion Bradley Weiss seeks to dish out another explosive performance around majestic Mayon Volcano as he banners a stellar field in the XTERRA Albay 2016 on Feb. 7 in the Province of Albay.
Weiss struck gold last year when the prestigious off-road triathlon race had its maiden run in Albay with the South African ace determined to set another coronation for himself with the world’s most perfect cone as backdrop.
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Bradley Weiss of South Aftrica won the XteraaAlbay menspro championship held at Legazpi, Albay.

Out to foil Weiss’ bid are 2015 male pro third-placer Ben Allen of Australia, 2015 fourth placer Brodie Gardner also of Australia, Charlie Epperson of Guam, Joseph Miller of the Philippines and Michal Bucek of Slovakia, who are all returning to Albay.
The women’s pro crown, meanwhile, is up for grabs are 2015 winner Flora Duffy, the world titlist from Bermuda, has opted to skip this year’s event to concentrate on her campaign in the Rio Olympics.
Australians Jacqui Slack, the runner-up last year, and third placer Dimity Lee Duke head the contenders in the distaff side along with Mieko Carey of Guam, who placed fourth last time.
Pros Lizzie Orchard, Taylor Charlton, Cameron O’Neal, and Hsieh Chung Sing are making their debut in the 2016 edition of the event organized and produced by Sunrise Events, Inc. and backed by official venue partners Province of Albay, City of Legaspi, Municipality of Daraga, Bayan ng Sto. Domingo, Official Courier and Logistics Partner 2Go Express, Cetaphil, Columbia, Finisher Pix, Shotz Sports Nutrition, Timex, David’s Salon, Department of Tourism + Tourism and Promotions Board and media partner The Philippine Star.
The race tests the participants in challenging environs in courses around Mayon.
The 1.5K swim starts in the shores of Lidong in Mayon Rivera, where the water is calm and deep and the sands are black.
The 35K bike course features wide and open trails and provides breathtaking view of Mayon. It is a single loop point to point race passing through fire roads, grass roads, sands and rocky trails.
The 10K run follows the ATV route in Mayon passing through rocky and sandy areas, river bed, and grasslands with the finish line set at the famous Cagsawa Ruins.

Philam Vitality Makes Fitness Fun

Posted: January 8, 2016 in My Runs

More and more Filipinos are becoming aware of the importance that good health plays in living a longer and better life. In fact, 44% of the Filipino middle class ranks good health as their top life goal, according to the AIA Middle Class survey. With events like The Music Run™, Filipinos are learning that getting in shape doesn’t mean spending countless hours at the gym or depriving one’s self of good food and fun activities.

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With over 60% of worldwide deaths caused by chronic diseases like diabetes, cardiovascular disease, chronic lung disease and cancer, Philam Life’s goal is to help prevent premature death and incapacity from these illnesses by introducing Philam Vitality to the Philippines. Vitality is the country’s first science-backed wellness programme that rewards members for living and leading healthier lives, helping Filipino’s address three major risk factors: tobacco consumption, poor diet, and physical inactivity.

Vitality, exclusive with AIA for the region, is present in Singapore, Australia and Hong Kong and Thailand. Vitality launches in the Philippines, marking The Music RunTM Manila as one of its first steps to promote a healthy, active and fulfilled lifestyle. Thousands of runners filled the Philippine Arena in Bulacan last November 14 to participate in one of the fastest growing fun runs in the world, and experienced firsthand how Philam Vitality is fulfilling its goal to provide Filipinos with the opportunity to combine the Pinoy spirit of fun and community with the goal of getting fit.

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During the activity, the Music RunnersTM enjoyed dancing to a pre-party set from rock band Sponge Cola (in cooperation with Globe Telecom) and a warm-up Zumba session facilitated by Philam Vitality’s Official Partner Gold’s Gym. After working up a sweat and getting heart rates up, Philam Life CEO J. Axel Bromley signaled for the first wave of Music Runners™ to hit the track.

The Music RunTM, a 5-kilometer track divided into five different soundscapes: Rock, Pop, Old School, Hip Hop and Dance, cranked out crowd-sourced hit after hit, giving participants a fun run experience that was the perfect mix of invigorating exercise mixed with a full sensory party experience. Philam Vitality sponsored the cherry on top of The Music RunTM, a Dance Zone set in the Dance soundscape of the track where runners could step on the disco floor, strike a few poses in the strobe lights, and leave all of their stress on the dance floor.

“Through Philam Vitality, we want our customers to achieve real changes in their health so they could enjoy a full life that is healthy, fun and rewarding. We want to be part of that process,” says Philam Life Chief Executive Officer J. Axel Bromley.

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In line with Philam Vitality’s commitment to helping people live longer and healthier lives, booths that promoted good health and total wellness were available on the grounds for the runners. Financial health check and needs analysis were available at the Real Life Planner booth, and relaxation & wellness activities at the BPI-Philam station. Sports and fitness challenges, on the other hand, were

available at the Philam Vitality station where runners enjoyed invigorating activities and immediate rewards in cooperation with its partners, Toby’s Sports and Garmin.

With the resounding success of the first ever Music Run ManilaTM, Philam Vitality members can look forward to a budding community where they can grow, get healthy, and get real rewards.

To know more on how you can live a healthier lifestyle, visit philamvitality.com, email ask@philamvitality.com, or call 528-2000.

At Nike, innovation is the name of the game. Since its early days, Bill Bowerman, a veteran track and field coach himself, worked towards creating the world’s best shoe, apparel, services, and experience for every athlete.

Nike accelerates innovation in running footwear through the new Air Zoom Structure 19—a stability shoe loaded with dynamic support and Nike’s Zoom Air technology to help athletes speed through the lined-up races this season.

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The Nike Air Zoom Structure has long been known for its reliable support and responsiveness that keep runners going long and fast. This iteration builds on that tradition with updated, thicker Flywire cables in the midfoot for enhanced lockdown, as well as additional yarn in the Flymesh upper for greater structural support without limiting breathability.

Comfortable support meets increased stability with the triple-density Dynamic Support system that supports the foot as it transitions through footstrike, providing stability when it is needed. The Zoom Structure 19 delivers increased stability with highly responsive cushioning with the Nike Zoom Air forefoot unit for a quick, crisp toe-off.

The difference between the greatest runners and those in their wake is measured in fractions of a second. When dreams are realized in milliseconds, the Zoom Air—Nike’s fastest, most responsive cushioning platform—can change how fast an athlete feels in an instant.

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Elite athletes like Mo Farah, Galen Rupp, and locally, Coach Rio Dela Cruz have more in common than their unbelievable speed and unwavering work ethic—when it comes to lacing up, they reach for Nike Zoom Air. The Nike team works closely with the world’s fastest athletes to meet the needs of runners, whether under the global spotlight or everyday runners chasing their personal bests.

Locally, more and more Filipinos are getting into fitness, particularly running. “As race season kicks in, Nike motivates and enables runners to run faster, farther, and further through the new Air Zoom Structure 19. It delivers a fast, snappy, responsive ride that runners don’t fail to notice,” says Country Marketing Manager Patrick Reyes.

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Filipinos can run with Nike’s global community of runners through the Nike+ Running App, which acts as a personal running coach, running buddy, and cheering section all in one. It delivers training programs, real-time audio feedback and tools to track and celebrate progress.

Since its inception in 2006, Nike+ Running has helped millions of athletes track, measure and share their runs, encouraging them to run smarter and run more. The Nike+ Running App is free and downloadable via the iTunes App Store and Google Play.

Amway Nutrilite Health Run 2016

Posted: December 20, 2015 in My Runs

Nutrilite to host 4th Health Run in Manila, CDO and Davao

Nutrilite, world’s No. 1 selling vitamins and dietary supplements brand, will be hosting 4th edition of its annual Nutrilite Health Run, a regional initiative that advocates wellness and healthy living.

This year, Nutrilite aims to gather more than 20,000 runners across the three key cities in the Philippines – Manila, Cagayan de Oro and Davao. “Amway advocates a holistic healthy active lifestyle. Therefore, we are hosting this annual event to encourage more people to eat right, take in the right supplements and be active,” said Leni Olmedo, Country Manager, Amway Philippines.

This year’s Nutrilite Health Run will cover two categories – 5K and 10K respectively, and will kick off in Manila on January 24 at the SM Mall of Asia Grounds, Cagayan de Oro on February 14 at Perla Compania De Seguros Building, Don Apolinar Velez Street, CDO and Davao on February 21, in SM Matina in Davao.

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“This year, we are levelling up the categories to make it more challenging for our regular runners. We are doing away with 1K category, where initially started, because we want to challenge the runners to improve every year and to encourage the healthy active lifestyle sustainability,” Olmedo added.

The registration fee is PHP 350 and it comes with Nutrilite Health Run shirt, race bib and car sticker. Proceeds of the run will go to the Amway One By One Campaign for Children, Amway’s corporate social responsibility program. Registration is from December 8, 2015 until February 21, 2016.

Interested participants can register at any Amway Distribution Centers and via the online registration at Amway’s official microsite: www. amwayhappynings.com or the official Amway Facebook Account: http://www.facebook.com/colorurlife.

Gun time is 5:30 am for 5K, 5:00 am for 10K distances respectively.

Nutrilite is exclusively distributed by Amway Philippines.

REGISTRATION SITES:

AMWAY Distribution Centers
Makati
G/F Ace Building, Rada St, Legaspi Village
Makati City Tel No. 893-0571 / 840 2209
Mandaluyong
Unit 3 Mayflower Building, United Street
Greenfield District, Mandaluyong City
Cagayan de Oro
Davao
RUNNR STORE
BGC
TRINOMA
TOBY’s SPORTS
SM Mall of Asia

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