"…i am not a religious man… but my body is my temple… the pavement is my church… every step, a grace from God… every breath, a silent prayer … every distance, a holy blessing… every run, a fervent worship…" ;-P

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Filipina Ironwoman to Compete at Challenge Roth Triathlon in Germany

Philippine Ironman record-holder Ani De Leon-Brown aims to be first Filipina finisher

                Ironwoman Ani De Leon-Brown will make a bid to be the first Filipina to finish DATEV Challenge Roth—the world’s biggest long-distance triathlon event, in Germany on July 20. Brown joins around 3,500 individual starters and 650 relay teams from over 60 countries.

               “I am so excited to join Challenge Roth. This race will be quite historic for me as it has some parallels with my quest in 2008 to be the First Filipina to finish in the Ironman World Championships in Hawaii, on the race’s 30th anniversary. It is the 30thyear anniversary of Challenge Roth this year also,” said Brown, who has completed at least 10 Ironman distance races here and abroad.

Prior to the upcoming Challenge Roth, Brown competed at the Ironman Melbourne in March this year, where she set the Philippine Ironman Record with a time of 11:08.

“My record-setting finish at Ironman Melbourne was a great way to mark my 20th year as a triathlete. I am hoping and praying that I will be able to pull off a sub-11 finish at DATEV Challenge Roth. That would really be a feat for me!” said Brown, who is a member of Unilab Active Health Triathlon Team.

From her days as a member of the swim team of the University of the Philippines (UP) to her joining her first Ironman Distance Race in Matabungkay in 2002, Brown has become popular in the local triathlon scene as a coach and athlete. Thus, her bid at DATEV Challenge Roth interests both her supporters as well as fellow triathletes.

“I am thankful for all the encouragement that I am getting from my family, friends and fellow triathletes. My supporters and sponsors have also been very generous. I am blessed and honored to represent our country at DATEV Challenge Roth,” said Brown.

Since its first race in September 1984, DATEV Challenge Roth is considered as the “heart of the triathlon” and is expected to attract over 220,000 spectators this year. The competition will start with a 3.8 kilometers swim in the Main-Donau-Canal, followed by a 180 kilometers bike race and a final marathon of 42 kilometers.

Maximum finish time is 15 hours for single starters and 13.45 hours for relay teams. The current world record, which was actually established in Roth, is 7:41:33 by Andreas Raelert in 2011.

 

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See revised singlet, fin. shirt and fin. medal designs for the Sofitel Manila Half Marathon:
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See also below the details of the special room rates promo exclusive for registered runners:
SPECIAL ROOM RATE FOR REGISTERED RUNNERS:

Sofitel Philippine Plaza is happy to announce that they are giving  all our runners at the Manila Half Marathon 2014 on August 17, 2004 a chance to avail a  special room rate package for those who will be checking in on August 16, 2014 (Saturday).

SUPERIOR ROOM

Room only                                                                          : PHP 5,500 Net

Room with breakfast for two at Spiral                     : PHP 6,500 Net

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

 

1.       Advance booking coursed through Sofitel Room Reservation (551 55 55) is required. No walk-in reservation is allowed.

2.       Reservation must be guaranteed through credit card or cash deposit.

3.       Upon check-in, registration receipt must be presented at the Front Desk.

4.       Twenty four cancellation policy will apply prior to date of check-in.

5.       Breakfast is from 630am until 1030am only.

For more information, click this link:

Sofitel Manila Half Marathon is back!

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Beginning this coming 2015, race participants to both Corregidor Marathon and Corregidor International Half-Marathon will only be paying for the race itself.

Team Run Corregidor is giving back to race participants the option to choose their mode of transportation to the island.

 The race registration fees will have four schedules:

Distance Advance Registration(Jul 7 – Aug 20) Regular(Aug 21 – Oct 31) Late (Nov 1 – Dec 31) Last-Minute(Jan 1-11, 2015)
42K P2000 (USD 45) P2500 (USD 55) P3000 (USD 65) P3500 (USD 75)
5K P900 (USD 20) P1000 (USD 22) P1250 (USD 28) P1500 (USD 33)
21K P1250 (USD 28) P1500 (USD 33) P1750 (USD 39) P2000 (USD 45)
10K P1000 (USD 22) P1250 (USD 28) P1500 (USD 33) P1750 (USD 39)

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Sofitel Philippine Plaza to revive the Sofitel Manila Half Marathon

Manila, June 3, 2014 - Sofitel Philippine Plaza announces the revival of the Sofitel Manila Half Marathon, last staged in 2008. The Sofitel Manila Half Marathon 2014 will feature 5k, 10k and 21k categories, and will be held at the Mall of Asia grounds.  Cash prizes and luxury prizes from Sofitel are at stake for the top three male and female winners of category.

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“The Sofitel Manila Half Marathon aims to be at par with other international marathons such as the Boston Marathon or Singapore Marathon.  Aside from this, the greater aim of the event is to contribute to the upliftment of the lives of the street children of Manila through Virlanie Foundation, the beneficiary of the marathon.  In the last year, we have raised over Php 1. 5 million through the two runs we have organized – a part of the proceeds had been used to purchase a van that was handed over to the foundation for their activities. This year we are targeting to have over 6,000 runners and for better success in terms of fund raising. ” says Sofitel Philippine Plaza General Manager Adam Laker.
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