Runners, bloggers, media, enthusiast, fans who were present at Unilab’s event went wild when the speaker presented what is in store to all 42k participants, red carpet, physical therapy massage, a tent for their supporters and more.
I, for myself is super excited to participate in newest addition to the country’s running calendar that will go on a debut run on October 28, 2012 but I can’t run anymore, much that I wanted too. So sad. But that’s another story. Yes, folks! Runner enthusiast will finally get to experience the 42km distance as the most-popular running series, Run United Philippines goes for a full marathon, as it added to its race categories the 42km distance woooooooooooooooooooot!
Unilab Active Health (ULAH) and its partner race organizer, Runrio, are certainly pulling out all stops to make the first ever RUPM running a success. RUPM, besides being the first marathon jointly organized by ULAH & RunRio, is set to create milestones for Run United Philippines participants.
“The runners clamored for a marathon from us and we also believe that Run United enthusiasts are up to the challenge of finishing a marathon already, so it’s all systems go for Run United Philippine Marathon,” said Alex Panlilio, head of ULAH.
Runners will surely get a memorable start and finish at Run United Philippine Marathon–complete with red carpet, marching bands, exclusive finish arc, colorful balloons, video/photo shots, and the other surprises.
“We want to make sure that participants will not only remember how well organized our events are, we want their participation in our events memorable too by providing them the best race experience possible,” said Panlilio.
According to Panlilio, “We cater to all types of runners, including progressive and elite runners. RUPM is our way of helping them level up to more challenging distances.”
RUPM will also be high on nationalistic touches to celebrate Filipino sportsmanship. Philippine miniature flags will be given to all participants crossing the finish line. The design of the limited edition race singlet also depicts Filipino pride.
There will be separate categories for Filipino and foreign winners, to give credit or recognition to more runners.
The Unilab Active Health Village will also be part of the Run United Philippine Marathon experience. It will be classified in four categories: Active Kids Zone, Health, Sports, & Leisure, Runners’ Lounge and iConnect.
RUPM will also feature short and medium distance categories— the Ceelin 500m dash, Hydrite 3k, Dolfenal 5k, Enervon HP Recovery 10k, Alaxan FR 21k with the highlight, Enervon Activ 42k.
All categories except for 42k and 21k will have start and finishline at the SM Mall of Asia while 42k and 21k will start at Bonifacio Global City and finish at SM Mall of Asia.
42K runners will get to run in three cities: Taguig, Makati and Pasay
Online registration is already closed.
In-store registration is until October 26, 2012 at the following outlets:
RIOVANA BGC – 28th St. cor. 9th Ave., Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
RIOVANA Katipunan – 3rd floor Regis Bldg. Katipunan, Quezon City.
TOBY’S SM Mall of Asia – Ground Floor Entertainment Hall
Registration fees are as follows:
500m – P350
3K – P600
5K – P700
10K – P800
21K – P900
42K – P1,300
The race kit will contain the following: limited edition RUPM singlet, bib number, and wrist tags for 500m dash participants and will be available upon registration.
RUPM is part of the ULAH running series. Run United started off with only 6,000 runners when it was launched in March 2010 and the numbers have steadily grown in succeeding events. An estimated 12,000 runners participated during its previous race at Run United 3.
- Run United 1 started off on March 4 of this year.
- Followed by Run United 2 last June 17, 2012.
- Besides the run races, Unilab Active Health also has a triathlon series, the third leg, Tri United 3, will be held on November 11, 2012 at Ayala, Alabang.