Actress Meg Imperial and TV host and model Rovilson Fernandez join Coach Rio dela Cruz as they lead thousands of runners in a race for charity in Run WIth Me X, Resorts World Manila’s annual celebrity led charity fun run.

Running enthusiasts with charitable hearts can now register online and join Coach Rio, Meg Imperial, Rovilson Fernandez, and other celebrities in Run With Me X, Resorts World Manila’s (RWM) annual celebrity charity run which will be held on August 25, 2019.

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Meg Imperial, Rio dela Cruz, Rovilson Fernandez

Now on its fourth year Run With Me X promises to be the biggest yet, as RWM celebrates its 10th year as the country’s first integrated resort.

Television and movie actress Meg Imperial first joined Run With Me in 2017 as a celebrity team leader, where she and her team emerged as the champions.

“I was happy and proud to win Run With Me 2017, of course,” Meg, who again joins Run With Me X as a celebrity team leader, says. “But beyond the physical achievement, the experience was made more meaningful knowing we helped people in need by doing something we loved. It was also a lot of fun to run alongside my friends from the showbiz industry and of course, the fans.”

Joining Meg in her return to Run With Me as a celebrity team leader is TV host and model Rovilson Fernandez who has joined Run With Me every year as a team leader since it was opened up to the public in 2017.

“I’m an active guy, and getting me to sign up to endorse an activity that encourages people to get fit would have been easy enough,” says Rovilson. “The fact that we raise millions for charity makes it a no-brainer. Run With Me is the sort of event that deserves people’s time and energy, because just by signing up, you’re already a winner because it means you’ve already helped someone.”

Celebrity running coach Rio dela Cruz who is best known for helping popularize the sport of running in the Philippines has also been working with RWM from the very first Run With Me when it was just an RWM employee-exclusive event in 2016.

His running organization RUNRIO has been RWM’s event partner for Run With Me, helping the company with race logistics and even providing expert advice to race participants with the Run With Me Run Clinics in the months leading up to the race.

“I’ve always advocated running as a sport and hobby, and I’m happy that so many Filipinos are now into running,” Coach Rio says. “We’ve helped organize hundreds of races over the years, but Run With Me holds a special place in my heart because it lets us give back to the community through the millions we raise for charity.”

RWM, through Run With Me and two smaller employee charity runs in 2014 and 2015, has raised nearly P10 million pesos for charity, with nearly 10,000 total runners. Beneficiary charities over the years include HERO Foundation, YesPinoy Foundation, ERDA Tech Foundation, Right Start Community Development, Inc., Tzu Chi Foundation Philippines, EPCALM Adult Leukemia Foundation of the Philippines, Empowering Brilliant Minds Foundation, and more.

Interested runners may register online through http://www.runwithme.ph and run alongside Run With Me X celebrity team leaders Meg, Rovilson, Coach Rio, and other celebrities for a day of camaraderie and charity.

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NoWhereToGoButUP Foundation in partnership with RUNRIO Events Inc., presents the inaugural The Great UP Run to be held on August 11, at the UP Diliman, Quezon City. Designed to be an annual event, the race is set to kickstart the upcoming season of the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP).

On its first edition, the event is targeting to attract 3,000 runners participating in any of the race’s 3km, 5km, 10km or 21km categories. Also expected to take part are all U.P. Varsity athletes, U.P. Students and faculty from all campuses, the rejuvenated U. P. Alumni, and all family, friends and supporters of the UP Community.

Registered runners from all categories will receive, as part of their race kit, a singlet, a race bib, timing chip and a loot bag. Apart from these entitlements, registered 21km runners who will successfully finish the race will receive a finisher’s shirt and a finisher’s medal.

Online registration for this race has already started. Interested participants can visit the The Great UP Run page on the RUNRIO Events Inc. website (https://www.runrio.com/race/registration/the-great-up-run) to register. Online registration is available until July 29.

As the race is part of NoWhereToGoButUP’s thrust of supporting the varsity teams of the University of the Philippines, proceeds of the race fees will go to the UP Athletes through the NoWhereToGoButUP Foundation.

Race fees are Php1,100, Php800, Php700 and Php600 for the 21km, 10km, 5km and 3km categories, respectively.

The Great UP Run is a sundown race, with gun start scheduled at 4:30pm for the 21k category,  4:45pm for the 10k category, 5:00pm for the 2km category and 5:05pm for the 3km category.

All roads that form part of the race route will be partially closed during the conduct of the race but will be re-opened after the set cut-off for each race category – 4 hours after the official race start for the 21km category, 2 hours for the 10km category and 1 hour for the 5km category.

Top race category winners will receive awards from the organizers and its sponsors. Right after the awards ceremony, as a kickoff to Season 82, Nowheretogobutup Foundation will be holding a concert featuring homegrown UP artists.

For more details about this race, visit https://www.runrio.com/race/the-great-up-runor check out the RUNRIO Facebook page.

Now on its fourth year, Resorts World Manila’s (RWM) award-winning annual celebrity-led fun run for charity Run With Me is about to become bigger and better as it opens registration for the August 25 event at the SM MOA concert grounds.

Coinciding with celebrations of the integrated resort’s first decade in the industry, this year’s Run With Me X will again open four race categories at 32K, 21K, 10K, and 5K distances, with organizers expecting over 8,000 runners to participate.

Registration period is open until August 10, with corresponding rates at Php1,600 for 32K; Php1,400 for 21K; Php1,200 for 10K; and Php1,000 for 5K. All race kits will include singlet, race bib, timing chip, and hydration bottles. Race kits will also include finisher shirts and RWM commemorative finisher’s medals for 21K and 32K runners. 10K runners will likewise get an RWM commemorative finisher’s medal.

Five charity beneficiaries will share portions of the proceeds from the five celebrity-led teams. Last year, the charity event raised Php3.5 million for YESPinoy Foundation, HERO Foundation, Right Start Community Development, Inc., Empowering Brilliant Minds Foundation, ERDA Tech Foundation, and EPCALM Adult Leukemia Foundation. Over 5,000 runners showed up for the 2018 race.  

“We’re very thankful to RWM because it is really a big help for the orphans’ education,” said General Victor Bayani, Executive Director of HERO Foundation of last year’s run. “We were able to increase the stipends we provide for the elementary and high school students,” he added.

“I’m very grateful to RWM for having included us in the 2018 Run With Me charity race. This is a tremendous help to a lot of poor kids who want to finish their studies and get jobs after,” said Mark Magsalin Principal of Fr. Pierre Tritz, ERDA Tech Foundation in Manila, another charity beneficiary from last year.

Interested parties may register online via www.runwithme.ph, via the RWM Mobile App, selected Olympic Village branches, or at Sportshouse Mall of Asia.

Visit www.rwmanila.com for more on Resorts World Manila’s 10th anniversary celebrations.

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About Resorts World Manila (RWM):

RWM is the first integrated resort in the Philippines that features recreational thrills, world-class performances, unique events, and exciting lifestyle options.

Conveniently located across Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3, with a direct connection via the RUNWAY MANILA footbridge, RWM is an instant gateway to the renowned Philippine hospitality. It is home to seven diverse hotel brands, (MAXIMS Hotel, MARRIOTT Hotel Manila, HILTON Manila, SHERATON Manila Hotel, HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS Manila Newport City, BELMONT Hotel Manila, and SAVOY Hotel Manila) with one more hotel (HOTEL OKURA Manila) currently under construction. Totaling around 3,600 rooms, the eight hotels will make Resorts World Manila the integrated resort with the highest room key count in the Philippines.

Also home to RWM is The NEWPORT Mall which features international luxury brands, state-of-the-art movie theaters, the Newport Cinemas, an award-winning, ultra-modern Newport Performing Arts Theater (NPAT), and a cozy, 24/7 entertainment hub at Bar 360. Dine in one of almost 70 restaurant outlets offering a diverse selection of local and world cuisine, prepared by top Filipino and foreign chefs and paired with a wide selection of the finest wines and popular liquors.

Amp up all the thrills offered exclusively by Resorts World Manila by becoming a cardholder! Membership at RWM is free and provides an instant pass to numerous discounts, freebies, and exclusive invites to RWM events.  RWM cardholders can maximize their membership with the RWM Mobile App, which is available for free download at the AppStore and GooglePlay, by syncing their membership ID to receive on-the-go updates and exclusive offers and coupons.

Resorts World Manila— Nothing Compares.

How to be bigger than any challenge life gives you

Enduring daily traffic and long hours at work, taking responsibility for the whole family even at a young age, constantly building and rebuilding whenever in the face of calamities – over and over again, Filipinos have proven themselves to be resilient and steadfast amidst challenges. We remain strong and persevering, and in return, even make inspirational success stories out of them.

These are stories that are motivated by Filipinos’ sheer will and determination; values that are ingrained to reveal the true definition of strength.

#AngatAngLakasMo with Cobra

Through its recently launched campaign, Cobra Energy Drink highlights the importance of finding one’s true strength and encourages more Filipinos to elevate themselves and be bigger than any of life’s challenges.

“As the country’s number one energy drink, we continuously make efforts to give you the value you deserve. We are in high hopes we exemplified and elevated the strength of every Filipino especially as we celebrate Labor Day through the Cobra #TitanChallenge that serves as an avenue to prove how we conquer life’s challenges,” Marketing Manager- CSD Dan Ong shares.

Cobra #TitanChallenge

With actor, director, film producer and brand ambassador Coco Martin, Cobra Energy Drink celebratesthe launch of the Titan campaign this April– tapping on key personalities and influencers who shared their own larger than life experiences on social media and even as erected along Edsa-Balintawak – Coco Martin taking on the challenge.

Find out how Filipinos rise above and be bigger than their challenges – the Cobra way with our official hashtags #AngatAngLakasMo #TitanChallenge. Winning entries will be announced on May 3, 2019 on Cobra’s Facebook page.

Cobra Energy Drink is now available in 5 variants: Cobra Original; Cobra Berry for instant energy; Cobra Fit with ActivBurn technology plus L-Carinitine to burn calories; Cobra Smart with ginkgo biloba for instant brainergy; and the all-new Cobra +Plus Vitamin C Defense for stronger immunity. For more information: check Facebook.com/cobraphilippines

Allianz Philippineshas announced during a press briefing last March 31 that it will support the pursuit of five young Aetas until they make it to the Philippines’ obstacle course race (OCR) national team training pool.

Yugyug finished without penalty in the top 15 of the race composed of 20 obstacles. Official results of the whole race will be available by Wednesday, according to organizers. A participant needs to land in the top 5 to secure a slot in the national team.

It was a tough race for the five Aeta youths– Gellyann B. Soria, 17, Ivy O. Pelayo, 16, Danilo B. Yugyug, 19, Miracle D. Lansang, 21, and Jacob D. King, 22 — of Villa Maria Integrated School (VMIS) in Porac, Pampanga as they competed for the 5K Elite Male and Female categories in the recen tAllianz OCR Sunday held at Filinvest, Alabang last Mach 31.

“Allianz is supporting the quest of the five Aeta youth from Villa Maria in Pampanga to be part of the national team pool. We are not putting a timetable, but what’s important as of this point is they get the training they need. We are giving them a chance to excel in the sport and the life skills to discover new opportunities along the way,” said Allianz Philippines chief marketing officer Gae Martinez.

“Last December 2018, we brought 25 Aetas to join the Allianz Conquer Challenge in Clark. We were surprised at how the Aetas excelled as they went through each obstacle without prior training. But as our Aetasathletes explained, these obstacles are quite similar to what they go through in their daily lives,” she said.

She related that with the help of Conquer Challenge, Allianz Philippines’ partner for the Allianz OCR Sunday, they were able to identify the five Aetas who competed in the 5K Elite Races.

National team members are provided with trainings here and abroad. The team is currently training at Pretty Huge Obstacles, Asia’s first and largest multi-level obstacle sports facility with a 2,000 sqm floor area located at the Civic Center, SM Aura Premier in BGC, Taguig.

According to Atty. Al Agra, POSF president, Allianz OCR Sunday was the first of a series of four National Team Qualifier events supervised by the Pilipinas Obstacle Sports Federation (POSF) and organized by Conquer Challenge. The POSF is recognized by the Philippine Olympic Committee, Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) and World OCR (Obstacle Course Racing).

Earlier, Agra announced the training of the national team in the USA Olympic Training Center in Colorado in time for the SEA Games, where OCR is expected to have a debut as a medal sport or as an exhibition games.

Breaking bad nutrition and fitness habits can be complicated. Through constant repetition, they become part of our lives. Furthermore, when you add pleasure to those unhealthy habits –like how good pizza tastes– the pleasure centers of the brain will create the cravingto repeat that stimulus.

Following a brief, scientifically referenced discussion of the widely accepted psychological principles of behavior change, several published studies from third-parties and independent from Herbalife Nutrition underpin social support in weight management. These studies were held over varying time periods and with various groups but all suggest that when it comes to weight management, the combination of two approaches is most likely to work for substituting bad habits with healthy ones: behavior change strategies reinforced by social support.

Habits are, essentially, patterns of behavior, so by tackling a pattern, you are working on breaking the habit itself. Scientific literature stresses three specific behavior modifications techniques that work when trying to manage weight:

1. Self-monitoring-It’s not about accuracy, but about being aware of what you eat and how much you exercise. Research has consistently demonstrated that self-monitoring is associated with improved treatment outcomes, and patients report that it is one of the most helpful tools in weight management.

2. Stimulus control-Identifying and modifying cues associated with overeating and inactivity can make it easier to maintain healthy habits. Controlling cues associated with overeating or a sedentary lifestyle can be helpful for long-term weight maintenance because exposure to these triggers may cause weight regain.

3. Stress management-Stress is a primary trigger for overeating, Deep breathing, muscle relaxation and meditation are proven stress reduction techniques and can reduce distraction from stressful events which can interfere with the adoption and maintenance of new behaviors.

Social support can make a difference when trying to lead a healthier and happier life. We know that good habits are tough to establish, so having a community around you for support, guidance and encouragement can be critical.

Several independent studies show that higher levels of social support are associated with greater success in achieving and maintaining weight loss. A key finding is that groups do not need to be primarily oriented toward weight management. Peer support can help people to become more self-accepting, develop interpersonal skills or new ways to manage stressful situations, all of which, in turn, might help with weight management objectives as a secondary positive consequence.

It’s also important to note that nowadays, social support comes in different shapes and sizes. It can be exercising with a friend, joining a supervised attendance program, engaging on weekly e-mails with tailored feedback and lessons, or even posting regularly on social media. High online activity, positive votes or likes received per post and engagement in discussions that might provide social support are associated with greater weight loss.

While more research is needed in this area, these initial findings are promising. Whatever the motivation to be in better shape may be, engaging in a weight management journey entails many positive outcomes, such as having more energy to be with your loved ones, better overall health and getting to know like-minded people. That is why this important decision should be undertaken with discipline, joy and any tool for behavior change that can be helpful. Remember: no effort is too small or dismissible.

International Athletes across and beyond Asia and from around the nation will converge and test their mettle at Clark, Pampanga as the inaugural TRI-Factor Asian Series Run￾Bike-Run 2019 duathlon event will launch there on March 31.

In this qualifying race for the 2019 Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games) co-presented by Clark Development Corporation (CDC) Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA), participants will test their racing skills through courses of Standard Distance
(10 Km run – 40 Km bike – 5 Km run), Sprint Distance (5 Km run – 20 Km bike – 2.5 Km run) and Super Sprint Distance (2.5 Km run – 10 Km bike – 2.5 Km run). The run segments will be held at Clark parade grounds while the cycling will take place along Clark Speedway.

We have been working with the athletes, coaches both private sports brands and Sport government institutions, for more than a decade already and so we would like to propel our advocacy of creating values for them thru building the sports and creating opportunities for our Swim Bike Run communities and now we are happy to take part in supporting SEA Games venue Clark w the vision of CDC Clark Development Corporation of having Clark PH as Duathlon Capital in Asia, added Christine Majadillas, Tri-factor PH VP for Marketing. We will ensure that they will have a One of A Kind experience in this race. added the founder of One of A Kind Marketing founder Tin Majadillas.

“We are happy for the strong reception we got from the local swim bike and run communities of athletes who signed up to participate in our inaugural event. This partnership with the TRAP will create innovative initiatives in building triathlon sports in the country as we exchange the best practices in triathlon across the region. We thank our partners, TRAP, the media , the trip community and other contributors who helped us establish TRI-Factor’s presence here in the Philippines,” said One of a Kind Marketing COO and TRI-Factor Philippines Country Director Allan Majadillas.

“We are excited to welcome the alliance with TRI-Factor as we work together to grow and improve our exciting sports of triathlon and duathlon. This partnership will surely widen the base of our participants with the tremendous following of triathlon all over Asia,” TRAP president Tom Carrasco stated.


Registration is now open the rates will be $67 USD / 3,495 PHP (Elite and Standard), $63 USD / 3,295 PHP (Junior), $57 USD/2,995 PHP (Sprint) and $45 USD / 2,295 PHP (Super Sprint). Effective March 8 to March 15, the rates will be $76 USD / 3,995 PHP (Elite and Standard), $72 USD / 3,795 PHP (Junior Elite), $66 USD / 3,495 PHP (Sprint) and $54 USD / 2,795 PHP (Super Sprint). The fees entitle participants to exclusive event t-shirts, a race kit. And now NEW Category is opening for Freshmen/ FRESH-

ATHLETES Category which will open on March 12,2019 12nn. This category is only
limited to 200 slots. And first 100 registrants shall get an exclusive Trifactor Care Kit. For more information please subscribe to TRI-Factor Philippines FB or call Ms Belle at 09053162845.