"…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


I’m a gadget runner. I’m hardly ever without my phone, my gps watch and especially my music player whenever I go out for a run. Running with music has always been my thing and always will be. So when a fun run like this that celebrates music and running came along, I said “I’m in!”

The Music Run Manila 2015 is here!

Brought to the Philippines by Philam Life, A purely fun 5k run with five different music zones representing the following music genre: Rock, Pop, Old School, Hip Hop and Dance, known collectively as the Sound Track. No strict cut-off time for the run because it’s really just a party!

The event starts at 4PM so be there by 3PM at the Philippine Arena. The party ends at 9PM. Five hours should be plenty of time to run a 5K, dance to your music genre of choice and party right? And at the Finish Line, you get a medal!

Not only that, there are free shuttle buses offered to all Music Runners! Just say so when you get your tickets to the event so you can get listed. You also have two choices of pick-up points: in Market Market BGC or Trinoma.

Let’s run with music every step of the way!


What: The Music Run Manila 2015

When: 0400PM Saturday November 14 2015

Where: Philippine Arena



Register from August 27 to September and get an Early Bird discount of 20%!

Standard – Php 700 (Early Bird)/ Php 850 (Normal)
Rockstar – Php 1200 (Early Bird)/ Php 1400 (Normal)

Register as Standard and get these:

The Music Run 2015 Standard Event Pack.

A Dri-Fit Tee, Music Runner Beat Band, Live The Beat Sticker, and a Temporary Tattoo.


Register as a Rockstar and get these:

The Rock Star Event Pack

has everything the Standard Event Pack has, plus a Live The Beat Phone Case, Live The Beat Baseball Cap, and Rave Shades.


To register at Ticketworld online, click here:

Ticketworld – The Music Run Manila 2015

To get your tickets at Ticketworld outlets, check their locations here:

Ticketworld outlets

All finishers get this medal!







MANILA, PHILIPPINES – Registrations are now open for The Music Run™ by Philam Life Manila, a truly immersive and rocking 5km fun run that is bringing the beat to the Philippines for the first time. Having toured Asia and entertained over 50,000 participants or Music Runners™ from Singapore, Bangkok, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur and Yangon, The Music Run™ by Philam Life promises to deliver a brand new experience to participants on Saturday 14th of November at the Philippine Arena.


Set over 5km, The Music Run™ by Philam Life takes Music Runners™ through an exciting odyssey of sound with five different Music ZonesRock, Pop, Old School, Hip Hop and Dance. Concert quality speakers will line the entire course or “Sound Track”, creating a truly immersive and rocking music experience which ends with live performances from local artists at the Finish Zone Music Festival.

The Music Run™ has partnered with Spotify to build a bespoke digital music selection mechanic that enables crowd sourcing of music providing a true social voice to the event. With the tagline Your music, Your beat™, Music runners™ can stake their claim on the music in rotation by voting for their 5 favourite tracks in each music genre on the website www.themusicrun.com.ph. The five most popular tracks from each genre will then be selected to form music zone playlists for the actual run.

Unlike other marathons and themed running events, The Music Run™ by Philam Life has no time clock which means anyone of any fitness level can join in the fun and complete the run at his or her own pace. It is not about who has the fastest time, but simple who has the most fun. All Music Runners™ will be awarded with a medal at the Finish Line.


Manila is just one of 20 cities in eleven new countries experiencing The Music Run™ for the first time in 2015. The Music Run™ is one of the fastest growing fun running events in the world and the Manila leg of the hugely popular series is expected to draw 10,000 fun seekers, runners and music lovers. Music Runners™ may start signing up via the Ticket World website or at Ticket World outlets from August 27 onward. A limited number of early registrants also get a special 20% discount.

For more information please visit The Music Run The Music Run Manila website, The Music Run Manila 2015 facebook page or The Music Run Manila Youtube Channel.

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Press release courtesy of takbo.ph


Sign Up for the 500m WALK FOR WISHES.

Make-A-Wish ® Foundation Philippines benefits from Takbo.ph Runfest through optional participant fundraising.

Make-A-Wish grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength, and joy.

When you support Make-A-Wish, you share in the power of a wish-come-true.

Frequently Asked Questions:

1. How much is the registration fee?

We request for a donation of P500 for each volunteer. The entire amount will go to help fund the operations of Make-A-Wish Philippines as we grant wishes of kids with life-threatening medical conditions.

2. What distance will we cover?

You will walk a very short distance of 500 meters with us and our Wish Kids. If you want to run longer distances, Takbo.ph offers 5k, 10k, and 21k legs.

3. How do I register?

Simply click on https://regonline.activeglobal.com/Runfest2015MNL to register. Or at selected Chris Sports outlets and at 100 Miles Cafe in BGC. See the list of registration venues below.

4. What will I get in exchange for my registration fee?

Prepare to receive a life-changing experience of walking with kids to spread strength, hope, and joy! Volunteers will also receive a commemorative race-bib and a token from Make-A-Wish Philippines. We will also be raffling off amazing prizes at the end of the event!

5. Is there an age limit?

No, there is no age limit to joining the Walk for Wishes event. You can invite your family and friends!

6. Can our company join this event?

Yes, definitely! We welcome employees to walk with us. You can even wear your company shirts for photo-opportunities. Please email please info@makeawish.org.ph for your inquiries.

7. How do I grant a wish on that day?

Groups, families, and companies with a minimum of 20 participants will be assigned a wish kid. Your group will walk with the wish kid and his/her parents, and your group’s representative will be given a chance to go up on stage to award the kid’s wish immediately after the event!

What’s more, your group is then free to spend time or have brunch with the Wish Kid and his/her family (with the supervision of a Make-A-Wish trained volunteer) after the awarding ceremonies.

If you have more questions, please email info@makeawish.org.ph and we will get back to you soon.

Register now at https://regonline.activeglobal.com/Runfest2015MNL


Selected Chris Sports Branches (during mall hours)
– Chris Sports – Market Market
– Chris Sports – SM Megamall
– Chris Sports – SM North EDSA
– Chris Sports – SM Mall of Asia
– Chris Sports – Glorietta
– Chris Sports – Festival

100 Miles Cafe (Mondays to Saturdays only. Close on Sundays)
2/F Fort Pointe II
28th St., Fort Bonifacio
Taguig City, Taguig
Mon-Fri: 10AM – 9PM
Sat: 9AM-8PM
Sun: Closed


Team Kamote Runners will be five years old on Takbo.PH Runfest 2015. TKR as we call ourselves started as Volunteer Team 6 in 2010. The team while largely quiet lately have always been around, still friends and still running. We’ll be celebrating our fifth at the Runfest. Are you ready for us?


The Runfest will actually have several events this year starting with the Manila leg at BGC on July 12 2015. There will be a Cebu and a Bacolod later in the year plus a Takbo.ph Ultrafest 2015. What that’s about I don’t know yet but I’m already excited and I’m in!

But first, let’s get together at BGC on July 12, shall we?

Check out the registration details below:


Check out the Takbo.ph Runfest 2015 Singlet:


Register early and get your name printed on your race bib! Take note that your race kit won’t be ready at registration. There’s a kit claiming period at 100 Miles Cafe on June 18-20. Only early registrants get this lucky so get on it!

Read here to know how to claim:

Takbo.ph Runfest 2015 Race Kit Claiming procedure

Missed the early registration? Not to worry. You can still register but your race bib is no longer personalized. However, you can already get your kit upon registration.

Wanna register online? Click here:

Takbo.ph Runfest 2015 Online Registration

How about registering onsite?

Selected Chris Sports Branches (during mall hours)
– Chris Sports – Market Market
– Chris Sports – SM Megamall
– Chris Sports – SM North EDSA
– Chris Sports – SM Mall of Asia
– Chris Sports – Glorietta
– Chris Sports – Festival

100 Miles Cafe (Mondays to Saturdays only. Close on Sundays)
2/F Fort Pointe II
28th St., Fort Bonifacio
Taguig City, Taguig
Mon-Fri: 10AM – 9PM
Sat: 9AM-8PM
Sun: Closed

And here’s the singlet and finisher shirt!


This event is brought to you by:


For more information:

Runfest 2015 BGC 5/10/21K

Takbo.ph Runfest 2015 BGC (facebook event)



As I wobbled my way through the Natgeo Run 2015 42K last Sunday, I felt a little lonely seeing too few of the runner friends I used to either follow behind or literally run into along the route.


I loved the event, mind you. Natgeo Runs are always a favorite and the 42K route is an old, tried and true, Milo Marathon inspired route that spans the MOA to BGC and back roads and flyovers that I’ve grown to know and love.


I just miss seeing familiar faces. I told my fellow Kamote Sheryll Quimosing about this and she, too, felt a bit sad that the names and faces of friends and running teams that we used to bond with before, during and after racing events seem to have moved on to bigger and better things.


Granted many of them have leveled up to triathlon events, some are organizing their own races. Some have moved on to other athletic disciplines. The rest I guess have simply retired from the sport altogether.


With Team Kamote Runners turning five years old in July, i’m waxing nostalgic I suppose. While I’m rallying my team to get together at the takbo.PH Runfest for our fifth anniversary, I hope to see you guys again, the familiar faces especially clad in their running team uniforms and waving their banners.


Forgive me, it’s a Thursday and I’m having a throwback moment.

By the way, if I miss any teams, forgive me. My memory is not the way it used to be.


Photos courtesy of the respective team’s facebook pages.

adidas announced the launch of the new Climachill™ apparel range, headlined by a black training t-shirt that features intuitive body heat management technology to cool athletes in hot conditions. Perfect for the warm and humid climate in the Philippines, the adidas ClimachillTM is designed to deliver maximum cooling benefit without compromising comfort or design.

 Jeremy LinJeremy Lin

“The body’s core temperature can increase by 3 degree Celsius when we are exercising. To maintain a stable temperature, your body needs to work a lot harder to lose excess heat. This may result in impaired physiological functions, which will ultimately affect performance,” explained Dr Maarten Hupperets, Director of Future Sport Science at adidas. “When it comes to performance, every degree matters. The Climachill™ apparel is the smartest and most advanced sporting product and can provide maximum cooling experience.”

 Simona HalepSimona Halep

For athletes who desire sophisticated solutions in order to regulate body temperature and remain cool in adverse conditions, the innovative Climachill™ apparel is their answer. In this cross-category collection, adidas has also launched training shirts in the most unconventional colour for athletic apparel – black – to showcase the process of the ClimachillTM technology.

 Gareth BaleGareth Bale

Employing industry-first 3D aluminium-cooling spheres, the Climachill™ apparel provides an instant cooling sensation upon contact. In addition to the aluminium dots, the ground-breaking SubZero flat yarn also contains titanium and is woven throughout the inside of each Climachill™ jersey to deliver more cooling capacity.

 Octavious FreemanOctavius Freeman

Filipino athletes don’t have to be afraid of wearing black for fear of heat and they can now train harder, run longer and compete better.

The Climachill™ product range will be available locally from 1st April 2015 at leading adidas Sports performance stores, adidas online store (http://shop.adidas.com.ph) and sports retailers nationwide.



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