MANILA – A group of 18 Filipino runners, all qualifiers from the recently held Run 7-Eleven Philippines 2023 last February, are set to embark on another international running race.
The group, also known as the “Team 7-Eleven Philippines 2023”, is scheduled to fly to Thailand to compete at the upcoming Pattaya Marathon 2023. This year's group presents a diverse and talented mix of qualifiers. Competing for the top spots in Thailand on Sunday, July 23, 2023 are:
Among the eighteen participants, ten are repeat qualifiers, two are returnees, and six have qualified for the first time.
“It is always an honor for us, especially the 7-Eleven Run Series team, to provide our runners with the opportunity to compete internationally and showcase their running skills. Bringing pride to our country, our runners have the chance to excel on the international stage, and we are delighted to be a part of their journey.", said Ms. Michelle Saludes, 7-Eleven Run Series Project Head and Section Manager for Exclusives and Events.
The Pattaya Marathon is an annual race held in the scenic city of Pattaya, Thailand, renowned for its beautiful beaches. Thousands of runners, both local and international, gather to participate in this prestigious event. For our runners, it presents the perfect opportunity to exhibit their exceptional talent and proudly represent not only 7-Eleven Philippines but also our country, the Philippines.
“7-Eleven Philippines remains committed to its grass-roots program, dedicated to nurturing and supporting Filipino runners. Our goal is to provide them with opportunities to represent the country in international races, fostering their talent and contributing to the development of competitive running in the Philippines.", shared 7-Eleven General Merchandise Division Head and Managing Director for Digital, Mr. Jose C. Ang Jr.
This year’s Team 7-Eleven Philippines is set to fly to Thailand on Friday, July 20, 2023. The delegation will compete, all expenses are paid for, with pocket money, and their needs are taken care of. Apart from this, runners who successfully finish in any of the top three overall spots in their respective category will not only bring home the race prizes but also receive a bonus cash prize from Philippine Seven Corporation.
This undertaking was made possible through the efforts of Philippine Seven Corporation together with the valuable support of Anta as Official Sportswear Partner, Selecta, Cornetto, Pocari Sweat, SIP, Nature Spring, Le Minerale, Kopiko Lucky Day, Cali, Pepsi, Gatorade, Mt. Dew, Summit, Absolute, Cobra, C2, Nova, Refresh, Coca Cola, Minute Maid, Wilkins, Motivo, Smart, TV5, and One Sport.