"…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

So after joining several riding/biking events for the past couple of years, my one and only favorite niece Paige tells me, “Tito Ben, sunod sali naman tayo running!”

Of course, I’m only happy to oblige. It took a while to find the right event. Finally, I got her registered to the McHappy Day Stripes Run that happened last Saturday in BGC.

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The race kit came with a red shirt and striped socks. Bought her a new pair of Nikes too.

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And lots of McMoney for the game booths

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En route at 5AM and our runner takes a quick nap

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Paige is all geared up and ready for her first fun run – a 3K!

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Mandatory golden arches shot at the starting line.

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All roads lead to the Ayala Alabang Country Club in Muntinlupa when Alaska Milk holds the biggest and most eagerly awaited football tournament in the country the 2014 Alaska Football Cup this weekend, Nov. 29 and 30.

Football players of all ages, from as young as six years old, participate in this annual event organized by Alaska Milk.

The annual Alaska Football Cup is the one football tournament that young players from all over the country look forward to every year.

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Teams representing schools and football clubs from all over the Philippines including Masbate, Baguio, Negros Occidental, Cebu, Davao, Palawan, Legaspi, Laguna, Batangas, Bukidnon, Zambales, Pampanga, Tarlac, Ilocos, Bicol, Romblon, Davao Sur, Compostela Valley, Quezon, Cavite, Albay, Pangasinan, Bacolod, Iloilo, Mindoro and Metro Manila will participate.

The annual football event, which started in 1995, holds its 19th edition this year with over 300 teams of more than 4,500 players competing in the different categories. The two-day event will be played over more than 750 seven-a-side games, in 30 football fields, and officiated by over 120 game officials.

The Alaska Football Cup is one of the country’s most successful grassroots development program in football.

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Alaska believes that sports play an important role in instilling the value of determination, discipline, hard work, team work and sportsmanship among the youth. Sports help them achieve the “winning form” which is Alaska’s goal for the children.

The National Nutrition Survey of the Food and Nutrition Research Institute (FNRI) revealed issues on health that are best addressed by adopting an active healthy lifestyle and by regular consumption of nutritious food such as milk. Programs such as the Football Cup reinforces Alaska Milk‘s thrust in promoting a healthy lifestyle not just by drinking milk but also by engaging regularly in physical activities such as football. Alaska seeks to engage all Filipinos, especially the youth, in sports.

It is in line with Alaska Milk’s program and dream to be part of the lives of more children in the Philippines and encourage these young champions to embrace a healthy and active lifestyle through football.

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The tournament develops the athletic skills of participants to the fullest because they compete against athletes of the same age as well as physical and mental development.

Alaska does not just sell milk products. It promotes community development and nation building by nurturing positive values of teamwork, cooperation and fair play through sports activities like the 2014 Alaska Football Cup. Alaska promotes a healthy lifestyle, especially among children, through regular sports activities and proper nutrition.

Watch the best young football players from all over the Philippines this weekend as they compete in various categories. Admission is free.

For more information on the Alaska Football Cup please visit the Website http://alaskapowercamp.com/football/2014/ or follow on twitter: @ALASKAsportshub.

Click then link below to view the list of winners:

19th Alaska Football Cup Winners

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Today marks the first ever National Bike Day in the Philippines.

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Six riding events will be held simultaneously today across the country. Alongside these events is the BGC Cycle Philippines.

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My niece Paige and I attended last year’s Kid’s Ride but sadly had to miss this year’s activities due to prior engagements. We may ride out on our own later in the neighborhood to commemorate this historic event.

Now if you have a bike and are close by wherever you are, it’s not too late to join. If you can’t make it to these events but can make time today on your own, please do take the time to take your bike out and ride around. It’s about time we do our part. As the National Bicycle Day’s slogan goes:

“Shifting Towards A Bicycle Friendly Philippines.”

For more information, click this link: It’s National Bicycle Day in the Philippines!

For everyone joining the National Bike Day events in the six key cities in the Philippines and those attending BGC Cycle Philippines, Happy National Bike Day everyone!

Speaking of BGC Cycle Philippines, last Friday’s Press Launch saw the first day of race kit claiming for registered participants, a press conference with several cycling elites and a bike expo held at The Mind Museum in BGC.

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Missing in action due to personal reasons were Sunrise Events CEO Fred Uytengsu and Sprectrum CEO Chris Robb but they recorded welcome messages for the press conference.

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On hand for the Q&A are the organizers, guest elites & partners.

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Fellow bloggers hobnob with the elites post-conference .

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Run United 2014 participants, you’re not done yet! We’ve got one more Run United event for you! After exceeding yourselves at Run United 1, 2 & 3, it is time to recover. Join the Run United HP Recovery Run 2014 exclusive to you finishers!

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The Run United HP Recovery Run is a non-competitive run designed to help progressive runners embrace the value of recovery and how its proper application can help them establish future personal records. It will be held on December 14, 2014 with 5km, 10km & 21km race categories. All categories will have a start and finish at the 34th St. The Fort, BGC.

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All finishers will learn more about the proper application of various recovery regimens at the Enervon HP Recovery Village. Each activity has been developed in partnership with the University of Santo Tomas, College of Rehabilitation Sciences, Sports Science and Physical Therapy Departments.

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To register online, go to:

www.runrio.com

PREPAID CARD SELLING VENUES:

In-store purchase of the prepaid cards will be available at the following stores, from 12:00NN to 8:00PM Monday to Sunday starting November 17, 2014.

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RUNNR Store BGC

  • B1 Bonifacio High St. The Fort, Taguig City

Toby’s Galleria

  • 3F Robinson’s Galleria, EDSA cor. Ortigas Ave., Ortigas Center, Pasig City

Toby’s SM North

  • SM North – The Block G/F, North Ave. cor. EDSA Quezon City

Toby’s MOA

  • SM Mall of Asia, G/F Entertainment Hall, Roxas Blvd, Manila

RACE SINGLET

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  • REMINDERS:
    • Exclusive to 2014 Run United finishers.
    • Limited slots only. Registration is on a first-come, first served basis, and may end earlier than the announced deadline. Race slots may run out before November 30, 2014.
    • Participants are encouraged to wear any of their 2014 RU singlet/finisher shirt, no singlet will be provided.
    • Runner participants who register at the stores will receive their race bib with D-tag upon purchase. A Valid ID must be presented upon registration.
    • Those who will be registering for their friends must buy a prepaid card. The race bib with d-tag will be delivered on or before December 7, 2014.
    • Finishers’ shirt sample sizes will be available for fitting at the registration centers.
    • All finishers will receive a limited edition HP Recovery Tech Shirt.
    • D-Tag will be provided to every participant to get the runner’s accurate time result and must be surrendered to claim the finisher’s item after the race.
    • No BIB, No D-TAG, NO RACE.
    • BLOGGERS NIGHT
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    • Lester Castillo of Unilab, Reilvinard Espino of UST & Ani de Leon-Brown, Traithlete discuss the benefits of recovery.

    RACE RESULTS:

    CONTACT DETAILS:

    For online and in-store registration inquiries:

    • Landline (+632) 703 1736 or (+632) 463 4814
    • Mondays to Fridays, 9am to 5pm only, except holidays.

Holiday Sale Promos

Rudy Project brings you its much anticipated Annual Holiday Sale! Right in time for your Christmas Shopping run, get your hands on the latest in Technically Cool gear with ridiculously low prices and jaw dropping deals! Mark your calendars for this huge sports blow out happening on November 16 to 21 at the Tektite Tower, Ortigas Center.

A few Holiday Treats you can look forward to are: Free Special Edition items; Additional 5% off for BDO Credit Card holders; Free Gift Wrapping; Buy 1 Take 1 deals on Rudy Project Rydon Eye Wear; Free Donuts from November 17 to 21; 40% off on all ORCA items; Special Promos on Rudy Projects Helmets and Bags; Buy 2 Get 1 offers on EFX bracelets; and a 20/20 Promo on Rudy Project Eyewear! 

Enjoy Huge Discounts and get Big Savings in the best Holiday Sale in sports gear from a brand trusted by both athletes and sports enthusiasts. It’ll be a very Merry Christmas, indeed!

Rudy Project Technically Cool, for more information check out their website www.rudyproject.com.ph

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