Whats new with Run United 2 2012

Whats new with Run United 2?

One thing is certain.. its going to be one fun race runners are going to  look forward to.  In Unilab ActiveHealth’s continuing efforts to promote an active and healthy lifestyle among families,2012 Run United will have its second leg on June 17, 2012 at SM Mall of Asia.

But lets check out the essential race details first

RACE DATE: June 17, 2012 (Sunday)

VENUE: SM Mall of Asia and Bonifacio Global City

Where the 21km runners will be treated to a one way run, starting line at Bonifacio Global City (BGC) and the finishline is at SM Mall of Asia (MOA)

Kids 500m/3km/5km/10km Race Categories Start and Finishline is at SM Mall of Asia

CATEGORIES: Kids from age 5 to 12 years old can join the Ceelin 500-meter dash to jumpstart their journey to fitness. Moms, dads and older siblings can choose from the different race categories like 3km, 5km, 10km, and 21km.

ASSEMBLY AND GUN TIME:

Race Category Assembly Time Gun Time
Ceelin 500m dash for kids 6:00am 7:00am
3k 4:30am 6:00am
5k 4:30am 5:45am
10k 4:30am 5:30am
21k 4:00am 4:30am

REGISTRATION

On-line registration: April 16 to May 27, 201 at  www.runrio.com

Online registrants will receive their complete race kit including the singlet during the Race Expo. More about the Expo will be explained later.

In-Store registration:

Exclusive Early Registration for RU1 21k Registrants – April 16 to April 29, 2012

Regular Registration – April 30, June 3, 2012

Registration centers:

Riovana Store BGC28th St. cor. 9th Ave., Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City Mon-Thurs : 11am to 9pmFri-Sun : 10am to 10pm
Riovana Store Katipunan3rd floor Regis Bldg. Katipunan, Quezon City. Across Ateneo and Beside KFC Mon-Sun : 10am to 8pm
TobysSM Mall of Asia, G/F Entertainment Hall, Roxas Blvd., Manila Mon-Sun, 12nn to 8pm
TobysSM North The Block Mon-Sun, 12nn to 8pm

REGISTRATION FEES

Top reasons why 21km Runners should run 2012 Run United 2

1) One of a kind and motivating 21km run route. You start off at Bonifacio Global City.. run through the course until they arrive at SM Mall of Asia.! Its a one way route run.. no looking back.. no turning back! Motorists will also smile on race day as we runners dont get to hog the road in the makati area as there is only one way run route for us and no turning back. So goodbye to grumpy party-till-its-6am-palang-to-go-home motorists.. specially at the intersection of makati ave and buendia, you may now cap of your gimmick in peace. Run United 2 2012 21km Run Route

2) The medal. Of all the running medal’s out here, this has to be the holy grail of medals. You get to be Indiana Jones to get one of these and really work for it. It was all planned out by Coach Rio de la Cruz, as part of the series which leads up to the full development of the runner by racing two (2) 21km, one (1) 32km afroman distance and finally a full 42Km marathon… the full one ha…not the 5km marathon. So you each race forms a puzzle, and the full puzzle is cool enough and large enough to be a buffet plate Run United 2 Medal. Shown here forming part of the Big Puzzle Medal for the Run series..

Run United 2 Medal. Shown here forming part of the Big Puzzle Medal for the Run series..

3) That world class experience. It was always Coach Rio’s dream of bringing world class run racing event to the Philippines. One of them like I said is the run route which is one way, this takes the runners to experience a shuttle bus ride. Unless you’re non eco friendly enough to bring a car and driver to shuttle you from /to BGC / MOA.. its fine but living rich could be a bitch if you miss out on the fun bonding experience with fellow runners on the bus. Run Rio will be taking action on improving logistics in distributing Bags from runners that deposit their bags in BGC. REMINDER… if you started to arrive in MOA (leave your car in MOA and shuttle to BGC) just leave your belongings at the Baggage tent in MOA and dont bring it anymore to BGC.

Run United 2 EXPO .. Architectural awesomeness of Gleaming white 50meters of air filled, and fun filled goodness! most races abroad feature an EXPO, this year Race KIT Claiming will be held at the EXPO, wherein registered runners will claim their race kit June 13 to 16, 2012. 21KM runners may claim on ll days but EXCLUSIVE 21KM category kit claiming will be on June 13.  Managed by Team Bike Botique (the team behind IronMan events) it is the best event merchandise company in the Asia Pacific. In the EXPO, runners can check out the latest merchandises, shoes and apparel top local and foreign brand companies can offer. This way these top brands can showcase in detail their functional and technical specs of their products. Runners can also bond and hang-out with fellow runners and running coaches, and probably on occassions with runninghost as well. (naks)

4) The finishers shirt. The 21km finishers shirt will be as follows:

A Great Event for Runners in All Categories

RUN FOR A GREAT CAUSE

 The 2012 Run United 2 is for the benefit of Gawad Kalinga and Children’s Hour. For more inquiries, check out www.unilabactivehealth.com and ww.facebook.com/unilabactivehealth. As in Run United 1. Kids will have their own singlet as well in the 500m dash for kids (ages 6 to 12years old)!

“Active Health delivers Unilab’s vision of providing active health solutions for Filipino families,” Unilab Active Health Head Alex Panlilio said. “We encourage families to start or continue leading active lives through our events like Run United. Active Health Sport Events Executive Lester Castillo said, “As we have always done in the past, we continuously improve Run United series to give runners a better experience and encourage them to keep running. Through our partnership with Coach Rio dela Cruz, Run United has become one, if not the best, running event in the country.”

As a testament to the level of commitment that Active Health brings to the runners, it has brought in the Team Bike Boutique, the official merchandise partner of Ironman races worldwide, to organize the RunUnited Race Expo happening on June 13-16, 2012 at the BGC Grounds near Mercato.

The race expo completes the active health experience by gathering runners, sports enthusiasts and their families in this four-day event. Runners can hang out with their friends while checking out the coolest and latest sports apparel. Fitness and athletic brands also present their latest products and services, including gadgets, running gear, among others.

Coach Rio dela Cruz said the race expo brings Run United to a whole new level. “Major international marathons like the ING New York Marathon and Chicago Marathon hold their own expos days before the event. Together with UNILAB Active Health, we look at some of the best practices from international races, and apply them to the Run United Series to further enhance the race experience of the Filipino running community.”

Speaking of singlets here are the latest designs..

Did you enjoy your race belt from Run United 1? You didnt think they’ll give you the same belt did you? Check this Run United 2 Belt Bag.. it can fit in your Camera, Cellphone, keys, gel, towel, money, tissue,your girlfriend or boyfriend’s photo, sunblock, shades, armsleeve, and light snacks.. di lang pang running pang hiking pa. What I like about the design is that if worn fit, its not the type that would jiggle like other belt bags. Its not too small nor too big. Its extremely functional.

Run United 2 belt bag

Run United 2 Belt Bag Run United 2 belt bag

Run United 2 Belt Bag

That shoe bag in Run United 1 was great. For some reason just incase you decide to fuse office and schoolwork with your activelifestyle.. you can now do so with this… Run United 2 Sling bag, half chic / half sporty = definitely functional

Run United 2 Sling bag, half chic / half sporty = definitely functional

Does this look familiar? This will be the timing chip for Run United2.For those that are doing running clinics with runrio on weekdays you can re-use and wear these timing chips to check your time as well.

Run United 2 Timing Chip

Run United 2 Timing Chip

REGISTER NA!!! Specially for the 21km runners .. slots are only limited.

REMINDERS:

Race Kits may run out before June 3, 2012, therefore registration may end earlier than announced deadline. Run United 2 had provided slots for the 4,000 that ran in Run United 1, plus around 1,000 more for those that were not able to run and wish to run 21km this time. Unfortunately as of April 28 2,500 slots were already filled for the 21km and getting filled on the hour by the hour AS YOU READ THIS.

A Valid ID must be presented upon registration.

For group registration, a photocopy of any valid ID & picture must be presented by the representative.

Singlet size availability will be on a first come first serve basis.

A timing device will be used by all participants during the race.

For in-store registrants, keep your registration receipts. You need to present it to claim your Race Kits at the Expo.

For online registrants, kindly print and present yourconfirmation e-mail to claim your Race Kits at the Expo.

Race results will be available within three (3) days after the race in the following websites: http://www.runrio.com

http://www.unilabactivehealth.com

In-Store Registration:

Globe – 0916 5709220

Smart – 0929 7178164

Landline – (632) 703-1736

Timing and Race Results: feedback@runrio.com

Other concerns and Feedback: info@runrio.com

Here as some of the photos during the launch!

Unilab Active Health’s Lester Castillo. Longtime triathlete and also my TBR (The bull runner )Marathon batchmate.

Runninghost with Kulitrunner! Vimz Mendoza

Runninghost with Kulitrunner! Vimz Mendoza Some of the bloggers during the launch. I had such a great time hosting.

Some of the bloggers during the launch.

The energetic and positve people around me were just great to hand around with. See you at Run United 2!!!!

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