Rooting for the Men or the Women? Sept 1 Battle of the Sexes

Sofitel Run Rio Battle of the Sexes Sept 1 2013

Sofitel Run Rio Battle of the Sexes Sept 1 2013

This is one Fun Run that really puts the fun in the run. Whether youre a couple trying to best each other, or a single runner looking for that significant other the Sofitel Runrio Battle of the Sexes is sure to put a soft spot in your heart. Since time immemorial one has pondered which is the better sex? is it the men or the women? In this time of equality in sexes, even among runners and running teams, it is everyones game between men and women.

So allow me if you may as I pose this question “which do you think is the better sex?”

One of my favorite running families, headed by couple PJ and Belle Villegas are in for the game and challenged each other.

Men vs Women!

Men vs Women!

All in the spirit of fun, and a run for a cause (with Virlanie foundation as beneficiary), Sofitel – RunRio will be having the Leg 2 of the Battle of the Sexes happening on September 1, 2013 at SM Mall of Asia.

Sofitel Philippine Plaza announces the launch of the Sofitel-Run Rio Battle of the Sexes Leg 2, a 5 k and 10k Fun Run to be held on the 1st of September 2013 at the SM MOA Grounds, SM Mall of Asia. Luxury prizes from Sofitel is at stake during the fun run including a three night stay at the Sofitel suite, access to Club Millésime, the hotel’s exclusive Club lounge, dining at Spiral, beauty treatments from Le Spa and Vietura, the new Aesthetic Lifestyle Institute. The second run follows the success of its first leg which attracted more than 3,000 runners last March 2013.

RunRio is a series of 10k and 5 K fun runs organized by the Sofitel Philippine Plaza together with RunRio Inc. and headed by the foremost running coach in the country, Coach Rio de la Cruz. The Battle of the Sexes Fun Run’s unique concept of male vs. female is a first in the country with both 10 k and 5k race. Male and female participants will compete with each other in one finish line, one venue, and one distance. Female runners will start the race then the male runners will follow after 3 minutes (5k) and 7 minutes (10k run).

Sofitel Philippine Plaza general manager, Adam Laker says, “We were delighted with the success of our first ever run in collaboration with Coach Rio dela Cruz which attracted more than 3,000 runners. Over PHP 755,000 have been raised and has been used to purchase a van that was recently handed over to the Virlanie Foundation for their activities for the street children of Manila. It is Sofitel Philippine Plaza’s advocacy to create a brighter future for the less privileged children of Manila. Since 2007, the hotel has launched several projects to help raise funds to support the foundation’s benevolent activities in order to reach out to the children and families living in the poorest areas of Metro Manila.

Sofitel – Run Rio Battle of the Sexes is presented to you by Gatorade in cooperation with
Gold’s Gym, World Balance, Rexona, Sky Cable, Prime Power Manpower Services, Eupac
Dole Philippines, Darlington Socks, Johnson and Johnson, Health Express, Delsan Office Systems,
Star Xpo Enterprise, Classica Litho Corporation, Nizoral, Primier Water and Timex. Media partners include Philippine Star, Business World, Manila Bulletin, Wheninmanila.com and ABS-CBN News Channel.

The run officially starts at 5am at the Mall of Asia grounds. Gun starts at 05:30am for 10k and 5:45am for 5k.

Tickets are on sale at Php 500 for the 5K and Php 800 for the 10K, inclusive of the run registration and running kit. Registration sites are at Riovanna BGC and Katipunan and Toby’s Mall of Asia and SM the Block.

For more information on the Run Rio Fun Run, visit http://www.runrio.com or contact and email 0929 7178164 and runrio.racereg@gmail.com.

More on Sofitel Philippine Plaza, this place holds a special place in my heart as well. i had my Graduation dinners here both in my gradeschool and highschool graduation when it still had Abelardos!

Sofitel, World Class Hotels & French Elegance

Sofitel is the only French luxury hotel brand with a presence on five continents with 120 addresses, in almost 40 countries (more than 30,000 rooms). Sofitel offers contemporary hotels and resorts adapted to today’s more demanding and more versatile consumers who expect and appreciate beauty, quality and excellence. Whether situated in the heart of a major city like Paris, London, New York, Shanghai or Beijing, or nestled away in a country landscape in Morocco, Egypt, French Polynesia or Thailand, each Sofitel property offers a genuine experience of the French “art de vivre”.

Sofitel Legend and & Sofitel So are two labels that come to enrich Sofitel Luxury hotels.

Sofitel Legend hotels are iconic and mythical; they are often centuries-old listed heritage buildings: Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi, Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam and Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan.

Sofitel So hotels are new « boutique hotels » characterised by a stylish focus on contemporary design by famous architects and/or embellished by international celebrities from the world of fashion, design or art: Sofitel So Mauritius Bel Ombre, Sofitel So Bangkok and Sofitel So Singapore (2013).

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2013

Venue: SM Mall of Asia grounds

Gunstart:

5km- 5:45am

10km- 5:30am

Registration Fees:

5km – P500

10km – P800

Registration Period:

Online: June 17-August 11

In-store: July 16-August 25

Race Kit Inclusions:

Singlet

Race bib with timing device and raffle entry

Goodies from sponsors

battle of the sexes singlet

battle of the sexes singlet

Registration Venues:

Riovana BGC/Katip (12nn-8pm)

Toby’s MOA and SM North the Block (12nn-8pm)

Sofitel Philippine Plaza
 
Race Mechanics
– For the 10km category, the women will be given a 7-minute head start before the men.- For the 5km category, the head start for women is 3 minutes.They must battle it out to see which gender will prevail.  Only one gender can win for the 5km and the 10km.
 
Age Category:
– 1st place male and a female winner only per age category (10 age categories) per distance
Age Categories per Distance Winner
16 and below One male, one female
17-24 One male, one female
25-29 One male, one female
30-34 One male, one female
35-39 One male, one female
40-44 One male, one female
45-49 One male, one female
50-54 One male, one female
55-59 One male, one female
60 and above One male, one female

WINNER’S PRIZES

A.      Winners for 5K (20)

·         Spiral GC for two persons Valued at P6,000

·         Nike + Ipod sports kit Valued at P 1,700

·         World Balance Shoes Valued nat P2,000

·         Gold’s Gym membership Valued at PHP 5,000 (1 Month free use of gym)

OVERALL WINNER (1)

·         GC Sofitel Deluxe Room with breakfast for 2

·         Nike + Ipod sports kit Valued at P1,700

·         World Balance Shoes Valued at P2,500

·         Gold Gym membership Valued at P60,0000 (1 Year use of the gym)

·         Timex watch valued at P2,500

B.       Winners for 10K (20)

·         Spiral GC for two persons Valued at P6,000

·         Nike + Ipod sports kit Valued at P1,700

·         World Balance Shoes Valued at P2,000

·         Gold’s Gym membership Valued at PHP 5,000 (1 Month free use of the gym)

OVERALL WINNER (1)

·         GC Sofitel Deluxe Room with breakfast for 2

·         Nike + Ipod sports kit Valued at P 1,700

·         World Balance Shoes Valued at P2,500

·         Gold’s Gym membership Valued at P60,000 (1 Year use of the gym)

·         Timex watch valued at P2,500

C.      For 3,000 loot bags

·         Darlington Socks Valued at PHP 120/pair

·         Johnson and Johnson products Valued at PHP 120 (Trosyd and Sinutab)

·         Health Express products Valued at PHP 100

·         Rexona aerosols valued at P75

·         Nizoral samples valued at P100

·         Gatorade valued at P 30

·         Premier Water valued at P 20

RAFFLE:

Luxury Weekend Stay Package

Inclusive of:

1. 3-night stay at the Sofitel Suite with full access to the executive club lounge valued at PHP 20,000/night

2. 5 Spiral GCs valued at PHP 6,000/GC

3. 5 Le Spa GCs valued at PHP 3,000/GC

4. 1 Vietura Aesthetic Lifestyle GC worth PHP 25,000 treatment

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Pinoy Warriors Ready for War in Legend Fighting Championship 10 (Hong Kong)

Manila, Philippines (August 20, 2012) –  As asia embraces the fastest rising spectator sport, MMA, Wushu specialist Ruel Catalan and grappler Rolando Gabriel Dy of Team Full Contact International (FCI) Philippines are ready to make their debut along with returning Muaythai fighter Leonard Delarmino at the  Legend Fighting Championship 10 on August 24, 2012 at the AsiaWorld Expo in Hong Kong.

Catalan will be facing Chinese Sanda champion Ji Xian in 135 lbs. match while Delarmino and Dy will compete in the 145 lbs. against deadly striker Choi Yeong Gwang from South Korea  and BJJ specialist Ev Ting of New Zealand, respectively.

Fighting is in our blood and I personally believe we as a race are gifted with speed, dexterity, strategy, strength and destructive grace that can level an opponent. Let’s hope we get to bag the competition.

Brother Warriors

The younger brother of 4X World Wushu Champion Rene Catalan, Ruelhas won various national Muaythai and Wushu tournaments highlighted by the 2008 World Wushu (Sanshou) Championship where he won the Bronze Medal. With his older brother as his striking coach, he’s been offered to sign up with two established MMA promotions but held out for Legend. “I believe in destiny. I believe I was born to become a Legend champion someday.”

On the other hand, The son of  former WBC Junior Lightweight champion Rolando “The Bad Boy of Dadiangas” Navarette, Gabriel lived a troubled life as a youth and was going the path of his infamous father after he retired from boxing with underground fights and bar brawls as his way of self-expression.  “Then I found Jesus and Martial-Arts.” Not wanting to be associated with his infamous dad, he chose to carry the name of his mother who left his dad and is now based in Spain. With his trademark heavy hands, he trains tirelessly in the gym to improve his ground game.


Leonard was a standout track and field and Tae Kwon Do athlete for his high school before discovering Boxing, ultimately winning the National Amateur Boxing Championship in 2008. He then transitioned to Wushu and Muay Thai before discovering the ultimate form of competitive combat sports: MMA. Although his first two fights in Legend against two very tough Chinese opponents ended up in losses, he gained the support of Legend fans with his never-say-die attitude and ferocious attacking style. His brother Agustin Delarmino, Jr. registered the second fastest KO in Legend history during (42 sec. vs. Taipeh’s Sung Ming Yen) and won KO of the Night bonus for his third round stoppage of Kaiwhare Kara-France of New Zealand in Legend 8. Agustin is set to fight again in Legend 11 on October 6.

 

Formidable Opponents

In spite of his Sanda background and outstanding stand-up skills, Ji Xian has developed a reputation as one of China’s best grapplers. Making the transition from pure Sanda to MMA in 2009, he soon found a home in elite Chinese MMA promotion Art of War, going undefeated in his first year with them. Since then, he has cut an impressive path through some of the most dangerous Featherweight and Bantamweight MMA fighters in China, winning most of his fights by submission, and even taking a gold medal at the 2011 ADCC Asia Trials.

Choibegan training in MMA when he was still a teenager. He saw his first MMA bout on TV and said that he simply “felt something in his heart” which drove him to sign up at a nearby gym immediately. After dominating his opponents at various inter-club tournaments, he was recruited into Spirit MC’s amateur league, where he compiled a perfect 5-0 record. His second fight against Korean juggernaut Nam Yui Chul is still

considered one of the greatest fights in Korean MMA and was critical in putting the MMA on the map for Korean sports fans.

Ev Ting is a perfect representative of Legend’s unique brand of Asia-Pacific MMA. Originally born in Malaysia, Ting is of Malaysian Chinese ancestry and speaks Mandarin as his first language. When he was seven-years old, his family relocated to New Zealand, where he has been living ever since. And it was on the opposite side of the Asia-Pacific that Ting discovered MMA. Although he had always been interested in combat sports, it was an MMA highlight reel on the internet that first sparked his interest in training, and he quickly found a home at Auckland MMA in 2009. Ting turned pro in 2011 and now seeks to proudly represent his Malay roots, his New Zealand home, and his family, team, and himself in the Legend Ring (legendfc.com.)

 

Legend

The Legend FC, the premium MMA fight promotions company based in HK, founded by Michael Haskamp and Chris Pollak, is an MMA contest sanctioned by the South China MMA Association and is conducted under the Unified Rules of Mixed Martial arts. As in previous editions, the fight card in August 24 will consist of 10 bouts featuring 20 Asia-Pacific MMA athletes. What is unique about Legend is that only native fighters from Asia Pacific are allowed to compete.

FCI supports Legend because it treats our fighters well. Legend also provides a great platform for Filipino MMA fighters to be discovered as its fight is watched by over half a billion people in China and over 300 million viewers around the world. The first five matches are streamed live in YouTube while the next five fights are available in PPV.

 Full Contact International

“We are committed in providing the best holistic training possible for the best Filipino warriors not only to make them the best fighters and entertainers but also as great human beings. They are the new breed of sports heroes who can be positive role models for the youth.” said Ed Dames, Managing Director of Full Contact International.

The FCI Team is supported by DTC Promos, Insider Gym, FTX, Taichi, Submission Sports Philippines, Intercare, Empire Gym, Fitness Gym in Palanan, Makati  and Team USA will depart Manila on Tuesday, August 21 and will return on Saturday, August 25. With your support and prayers,  we hope to bring back something for our people to smile about.

For additional details about FCI and its services, contact:  Ed Dames, Managing Director Mobile No: 0920-9543599 e-Mail: edames.fci@gmail.com