Friday, July 21, 2023

Team 7-Eleven Philippines All Set to Conquer the Pattaya Marathon 2023

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.

Thursday, December 8, 2022

Team 7-Eleven Philippines Ready for the Ho Chi Minh City Intl Marathon in Vietnam


After two years of being relegated to a virtual race format due to the pandemic, the 7-Eleven Run Series had its much-awaited big comeback via the in-person/physical race format last September 25, 2022, at the Filinvest City in Alabang and in Cebu Business Park and SM City Davao for the Cebu and Davao legs, respectively.

This 2022 race series was very much anticipated by both recreational and competitive runners because apart from providing a very challenging but well-organized run, 7-Eleven Philippines, the run series' prime mover, and with the support of their various sponsors has always prepared awesome post-run treats for everybody.

Out of the total 35,000 participants for all three legs, the top overall Filipino male and female runners from the 42k, 32km, and 21km categories will be given a chance to compete in an international race event. This year, the race will be the 5th Techcombank Ho Chi Minh City International Marathon in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

Seeing action this December 11, 2022 in Ho Chi Minh City are the following qualifiers: 

Out of the 16 qualifiers, six are having their international race debut courtesy of 7-Eleven Philippines. Those who qualified for the first time are Florencio Lapiz ( 42km, 3rd overall male), Arlan Arbois and Jerome Casinillo (32km, 1st and 2nd overall, respectively) Rosalyn Tadias and Stephanie Cadosale (32km, 2nd and 3rd overall female, respectively), and Roy Laudit (21km, 3rd overall male).

Since its inception last 2013, The Run 7-Eleven Series became a channel for Filipino elite runners to show their skills and talent as runners and prove that they have what it takes to compete with runners from all over the world through an international race. The delegation will travel and compete, all expenses 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 7-Eleven Philippines.

This is the first time that Philippine Seven Corporation will be sending a Team 7-Eleven Philippines delegation to an international race again after taking a two-year break due to the COVID-19 pandemic.” 7-Eleven Philippines will continue with its grass-roots program to nurture and support our Filipino runners who aspire to get the chance to represent the country in an international race,” shared 7-Eleven General Merchandise Division Head and Managing Director for Digital, Mr. Jose C. Ang Jr.

The delegation, composed of the 16 Filipino elite runners together with executives from Philippine Seven Corporation, is scheduled to leave for Vietnam on Friday, December 9, 2022. This gives the runners enough time to get settled and prepare for the race on Sunday, December 11, 2022.

Monday, November 28, 2022

Run Ortigas 2022: Second Race during pandemic

The Covid-19 pandemic forced many people to delay participation in fitness, sports and other physical activities. The closure of fitness facilities, gyms and recreational venues plus the Covid-19 restrictions and locked down on common spaces, kept people from being sporty and active. During those times, I missed the feeling of running a race or joining a funrun.

Luckily, last November 20, I was able to join Run Ortigas 2022. Thanks Ms Vimz for the complimentary racekit! This happened to be my second official run during pandemic (are we still in?) after 711 Run 2022, and perfect timing for my Runrio Trilogy Run Asia - Leg 1 happening on December 4. 

Congratulations to "Ortigas and Co. Ltd Partnership" and Runrio for staging this race. Around 1,300+ runners joined the event. Very fun and organized one!

Here are some of my race observations:

  • Route - unusual venue for the race/run, but who I am I to complain since it is walking distance from home? 😄 Unlimited uphill specially along J. Vargas part. I hope more races to be staged in Ortigas considering the proximity to my residence
  • Logistics - lots of race marshals and security along the route, race route directions and kilometer markers are visible. 
  • Hydration - no cups these time since most of the runners brought their gatorade hydration bottle, an option would be a bottle of mineral provided on hydration stations.
  • Finisher's medal - for a 10km run, not a bad one!
  • Activity Village - Zumba!!! looks like runner
  • Pets on the Run - cutie doggos 😍
My strategy for this race was just to finish it since I slipped in the toilet a day before the run. I still manage to clocked at 1:14.

Sharing my photos below. Nice to reconnect to familiar faces again on the event.

Reunited bloggers 💓

Before the race 😀

Started late for the 10km category

Pandemic gains! lol 😂

thanks sir Dennis for the shot!

with Banjoe and Koi!

with Ms Vimz!

Finisher's medal

Hope to see you on the next race! 

Friday, September 9, 2022

7-Eleven Run 2022 happening on September 24-25, 2022

Hi Runners!

Good news! Yes, it's true. 7-Eleven Run Series is back to the road (no longer virtual).  Register now for 7-Eleven Run 2022 at

Read on for more details below. Hope to see you in person on the race day!


After two years of running virtually, the 7-Eleven Run Series is finally back on the road.

The leading convenience store is bringing back the fun and thrill of running together with its 10th installment and 5th simultaneous event in Manila, Cebu, and Davao. To celebrate the grand comeback of the two-day physical event from September 24 to 25, 7-Eleven is preparing exciting cash prizes, major freebies from sponsor brands, and a chance to run in an international competition.

There are nine (9) distance categories to choose from: 3KM, 5KM, 5KM Buddy, 10KM, 10KM Buddy, 16KM, 21KM, 32KM, and 42KM, with medals and cash prizes ranging from P2,000 to P25,000. The top three (3) overall male and female Filipino winners from the 21KM, 32KM, and 42KM will get a chance to run and represent the country in an international marathon competition.

Participants can do a quick grocery run with the amount of freebies they can grab from over 30 sampling booths courtesy of 7-Eleven’s brand partners. On the two-day simultaneous event, specifically in Filinvest, Alabang for the Manila leg, Cebu Business Park, Ayala Center for the Cebu leg, and SM City Davao Ecoland, Davao City for the Davao leg, partner brands will offer their favorite snacks, drinks, daily essentials, and more for FREE.

Participants can register to join for FREE by collecting 15 e-stamps through the CLiQQ App to redeem one (1) registration code for their chosen category. 30 e-stamps are required to redeem a registration code for each buddy run category.

A P100 minimum purchase of participating items is needed to get one (1) e-stamp. This also entitles the customer to one (1) e-raffle entry per e-stamp, for a chance to be one of the 3,000 winners of products from the run’s major sponsors. This includes freebies from Cornetto, Pocari Sweat, Kopiko Lucky Day, Nature’s Spring, Gatorade, Summit, Del Monte Fit N Right, Le Minerale, Cali, C2, Coca-Cola, Absolute, Nova, Pepsi, Re Fresh, Cobra, Mountain Dew, Wilkins, Nutri Boost, and Selecta.

Participants can also opt to register by paying the corresponding fee per run category starting at P500 each. Once paid or the required number of e-stamps are collected, the participant can claim their Race Kit at their chosen 7-Eleven store.

Registration period is until September 13 only. It doesn’t matter if one is a newbie, a pro runner, or just joining for fun alone, with a friend, or a group, everyone’s welcome to join and run as one community.

 Run to the nearest 7-Eleven store or register online at to join!


Friday, October 15, 2021

Columbia Sportswear Unveils the Gold Standard in Warmth with New Omni-Heat™ Infinity Technology

Columbia introduced Omni-Heat Infinity technology, which is the next evolution of thermal-reflective warmth. A new pattern of gold dots reflects more of your body heat, delivering instant warmth without compromising breathability.

Read on the details below for the Omni-heat sportswear by Columbia. Check out latest and available items at


Portland, Oregon –Columbia Sportswear (Nasdaq: COLM) is excited to unveil Omni-Heat™ Infinity – the next evolution in thermal-reflective warmth. Building upon Columbia’s uber successful and award-winning Omni-Heat insulation platform, Omni-Heat Infinity debuts a striking new gold metallic lining material in a pattern scientifically engineered to optimize warmth and breathability. Inspired by the reflective technology used by NASA, the enhanced pattern of gold metallic dots reflect and retain natural body heat, delivering instant and lightweight warmth without compromising breathability or adding bulk. The new patented technology will be available this fall in more than 80 styles of jackets, boots and accessories, making it one of the largest technology launches in company history.

To celebrate the release of “the gold standard in warmth,” Columbia has debuted a series of ads that reflect an entirely new take on the role that gold plays in the outdoors.  The new spots launched on October 1 and are distributed globally across broadcast, audio, out-of-home, and print channels throughout the winter. Columbia will also promote Omni-Heat Infinity across various social platforms, and will leverage brand athletes, ambassadors and other social media personalities to drive strong engagement among fans and followers throughout the season.

“Omni-Heat Infinity expands upon our best-selling platform of patented technologies and we’re looking forward to showcasing this revolutionary innovation in what will be Columbia’s largest campaign in our 83-year history,” said Joe Boyle, President of the Columbia Brand. “The campaign injects Columbia’s signature light-hearted style but makes it clear that there is a new gold standard in warmth.” 

Columbia’s fall technology launch comes at a time when outdoor participation is on the rise. The sweepstakes and other efforts this fall are part of Columbia’s mission to help keep people warm and comfortable as they enjoy the benefits of spending time outdoors.

The inaugural season of Omni-Heat Infinity features an array of technical jackets, winter footwear, hats, and gloves for men and women.  Available in the Philippines at and select retail locations, key Omni-Heat Infinity pieces include the Men’s Outdry Ex Gold II Down Jacket Jacket, which features a fully waterproof seam-sealed jacket that protects you from harsh conditions of wind chill and rain, yet keeps you warm with the Omni heat Gold thermal reflective technology, priced at Php 18,990. The Infinity Summit Double Wall Down Jacket is product available which boasts the warmth benefit with a double wall insulating construction, 800-fill down power, yet fully packable and practical. Check out the other products with Omniheat Gold Infinity technology at, and  Columbia SM Mall of Asia, Columbia Trinoma Mall, Columbia SM Baguio, Recreational Outdoor eXchange at Bonifacio High Street Taguig, and other Columbia Sportswear Stores Nationwide.


About Columbia

Columbia, the flagship brand of Portland, Oregon-based Columbia Sportswear Company, has been  creating innovative apparel, footwear, accessories and equipment for outdoor enthusiasts since 1938. Columbia has become a leading global brand by channeling the company’s passion for the outdoors andinnovative spirit into technologies and performance products that keep people warm, dry, cool and protected year-round. To learn more, please visit the company's website at

In the Philippines, Columbia Sportswear is exclusively distributed by Kendrich International Distribution Company, under the Primer Group of Companies.

Friday, July 12, 2019

The Great UP Run - Sundown Race on August 11

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).

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.

NoWhereToGoButUP Foundation will also stage a concert featuring homegrown UP artists immediately following the awarding of the winners of the run.

Read on the details below.

August 11, 2019
UP Diliman, Quezon City

Registration Details
ONLINE (June 10 - July 29)

IN-STORE (July 23 - August 10 / Race Day)

  • Olympic Village - Trinoma, Fairview Terraces, Market Market, Alabang Town Center
  • UP Diliman - College of Human Kinetics

Race Inclusions

Assembly, Gun Start and Cut Off Times

Singlet Design

Finishers Shirt

Finishers Medal

Draw Sting Bag

Monday, January 21, 2019

Cobra Energy Drink brings Vitamin C Variant forUltimate Immunity Defense

Cobra Energy Drink brings Vitamin C Variant forUltimate Immunity Defense


MANILA, Philippines (January 2019) – In line with its commitment to foster innovation in its category and continue to be an icon of true Filipino strength, Asia Brewery Inc. launches Cobra +Plus Vitamin C.

Cobra +Plus Vitamin C Defense focuses on health and productivity as Filipinos today aspire to pursue and achieve more in a day. Packed with 700mg of Vitamin C and a delicious orange taste that makes the perfect combination to match your daily grind, this variant was developed with the satisfaction of Filipinos’ daily energy fix in mind.

This is the ultimate immunity defense in an energy drink bottle, served to strengthen the body for the daily hustle while one actively pursues its passion in the best health condition possible.

As active lifestyle becomes a more popular choice among today’s busy individuals, sustained energy and immunity defense become top priorities when choosing a daily partner drink.

This is what Cobra Energy Drink is committed to be as they launch Cobra +Plus Vitamin C Defense – the perfect partner for every Filipino that assures they are in their best shape, as they pursue an active lifestyle.

“Earning the titles best-selling and number one energy drink is both a milestone and motivation for us. For years, we have continuously strived to cater to the market’s different energy needs and strived to be better at giving Filipinos the value they deserve. We continue to offer products that we believe can enhance their daily activities and, ultimately, add significant value to their lives,” Marketing Manager- CSD Dan Ong shares.

The country’s best-selling and number one energy drink Cobra has three other variants that serve the Filipino’s varying energy needs – Cobra Original and Cobra Berry for instant energy, Cobra Fit with ActivBurn technology plus L-Carnitine to burn calories and Cobra Smart with ginkgo biloba for instant brainergy.