Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Mizuno Infinity Run 2011

Get ready this coming June 2011 as Mizuno will bring once again the Mizuno Infinity Run 2011 : Conquer the Never Ending Challenge.

Last Friday, May 20, 2011, a media conference was held at Freska Starmall, EDSA-Shaw to discuss the upcoming Mizuno Infinity Run, participated by Ms. Jai Cortes and  Mr. Timmy Sebastian, Marketing team for Mizuno and Mr. Rudy Biscocho, the race director. It was well attended by the press and fellow runners cum bloggers.
Rudy Biscocho, Jai Cortes and Timmy Sebastian
True to its “Never Settle” philosophy, the Mizuno Infinity Run introduced an idea of a time trial when it started the “Beat Your Own Time” concept in 2009. In 2011 it has returned with a greater challenge for all runners out there. Mizuno shall have its first 21K course, replacing the 15K distance. This seeks to answer the runners’ demand for a longer, and a more challenging distance.

The Mizuno Infinity Run 2011 will be held at Bonifacio Global City on June 11, 2011. Starting point at Federacion Drive near NBC.

Assembly and Gun Start Times
Race Category Assembly Time Gun Start
21K 04:00AM 05:00AM
10K - 05:10AM
5K - 05:20AM

Registration has already begun since March 20, 2011 at all Mizuno branches in the Metro Manila area. Runners may also register at the Mizuno Sports Outlet in Paseo de Sta. Rosa in Laguna, and at the Mail and More Convergys’s Branch  

Registration Fees
Race Category Registration Fees Race Features
21K Php 800.00
Race packet (Bib, Timing chips); Mizuno discount voucher; Gatorade stub; Photobooth stub; Singlet claim stub

Race Packet (Bib, Timing Chips); Mizuno discount voucher; 
Gatorade stub; Photobooth stub; Singlet claim stub
5K Php 600.00 Race packet; Mizuno discount voucher; Singlet claim stub
Race Singlet
  • - Php50 off for Infinity Run 2010 participants upon registration.
  • - Php100 off of registration fees upon purchase of any shoes from the 2011 Running Collection. 
  • - Mizuno Infinity Run 2011 singlet, will be claimed during the Infinity Run Expo on May 29, 2011.
  • - Online registration at http://mizuno.shopinas.com
  • - Distance shifters from a lower distance who beat their own pace will automatically get Mizuno's Prestige Card (21K).
  • - Finisher shirt will be given. 
5K Route

10K Route

21K Route
    Everyone is also invited this coming Sunday, May 29, 2011 for Mizuno Infinity Run 11 Expo at BMG Centre, Paseo de Magallanes, Makati from 10:00AM to 07:00PM.

    Mizuno Infinity Run 2011 is presented to you by Gatorade and Nature Valley Crunchy Granola. Other sponsors are Freska Ilonggo Seafood and Inasal, Suunto, Mail and More, Fitness First, Tagaytay Highlands, Malayan Insurance, and Light Water. Media Partners are Takbo.ph, Runner’s World, Men’s Health, Women’s Health, Front Runner, Onesport, and Multisport.

    Saturday, May 14, 2011

    Men’s Health All-Terrain Race 2011

    It's been more than a year when I had my first trail run along with my usual running group from takbo.ph in Sta Rosa Laguna. Hmmm, I remember the cardiac hill, the breathtaking view of Laguna mountains, the fresh air that has blown through us, the BJ, and the off-road dirt and rocky pathways which surprised us. It was fun and everybody enjoyed it absolutely thus I haven't had a chance to try it again.
    I know how boring a road race can be (except for ultramarathon which i really love) and sometimes we are looking for more extreme and exciting race. This is it pancit!

    Bikers and runners unite!, get ready to hit the dirt as Men’s Health brings you one of its most highly-anticipated events of the year—the Men’s Health All-Terrain Race. Now on its fifth year, this year’s Men’s Health All-Terrain Race will be held on June 5, 2011, Sunday, 5:00 A.M. at Nuvali, Sta. Rosa, Laguna.  
    This morning, I joined my fellow runners and we did the 5K trail test run while the hardcore bikers had their 20K bike ride to test the course. This was followed by a simple breakfast and media conference. 
    with coach mar

    donna, me and mar
    There were some points raised.
    • - Transportation to bring the participants to Nuvali, Sta Rosa Laguna to be confirmed.
    • - 2.5 hours cut-off time for 16K trail run. Runner beyond the cut off time will be pulled out and sweep.
    • - Water stations will be provided but runners are encourage to bring their own hydration pack.
    • - Finishers medal for 16K Trail run and 40K bike ride.
    Participants may choose to run the 5-kilometer, 10-kilometer or 16-kilometer trail courses, or ride their bikes on the 20-kilometer or the 40-kilometer route. For those who are up for a challenge, the Run and Bike option will have participants doing the 10-k run and the 20-k bike.  
    the race shirt and bib
    Registration is ongoing at ROX Bonifacio High Street, 360 Fitness Club, all Sabak Bike Centers, all All-Terra Cyclery Bike Shops and at the Summit Media Office at the 7th Floor of Robinsons Cybergate Tower 3, Pioneer St., Mandaluyong City.  But starting May 25, registration will be available only at ROX, Summit Media Office and all Sabak branches. Deadline of registration is on June 1, 2011. Limited slots are available, so register now!

    This year’s Men’s Health All-Terrain Race is made possible by our major sponsors Bo Athletics and Emperador Light Brandy, official sports drink Gatorade, official venue partner Nuvali, and official race partner Leadpack. Special thanks to our registration partners ROX, Club 360 Fitness, Sabak Bike Shops and All Terra Cyclery and to media partners Magic 89.9 and Takbo.ph

    *photos  by donna fuentes