Tuesday, May 2, 2017

RunRio Trilogy Series 2017: Dingdong Dantes Joins the Most Premiere Running Series in the Country

Wazzup Pilipinas!

What's new with RunRio Trilogy series? 

Well, joining Coach Rio Dela Cruz and Andrew Neri is GMA-7 Kapuso talent Dingdong Dantes of the DongYan popularity. His better half, my favorite and crush ever since she started her acting career Marian Rivera, is not there but since they are husband and wife, what's his' is hers and I'm sure she will totally support him with this latest endeavor. Dingdong is also the founder of the Yes Foundation which also forms a partnership with RunRio.

Though Dingdong admits he is not a runner, and he may or may not join the any or all of the three runs since his schedule as a celebrity may not allow it, and we also have top be extra careful in running since there has been deaths reported probably due to excessive physical exertion. 

Honestly, you are not advised to run, especially the longer routes, if you have no sleep or have been very physically drained from other activities. Life of a celebrity would most of the time require actors to be on the set for several hours and even more than 24 hours a day due to shooting demands limited by the availability of the actors.

With the presence of Dingdong, I'm sure it will be extra star-studded as he would surely invite his colleagues from showbiz to join the runs. Coach Rio already has a huge fanbase especially runners who idolize him since his roots are very inspiring as he aims to motivate runners in the proper way to achieve their athletic and fitness goals.

Coach Rio recalls his life moving forward throughout the years as he keeps his dream to help others, especially the youth, to run in a marathon. His life story would make all hopefuls totally inclined to follow his path.

At an interview, he relates his story. Please do watch it at our social media channels in Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and other channels.

What's new is that they've partnered with the Adidas brand thus their race shirts are from Adidas. However, the finisher shirts will be from RunRio merchandise. 

With Okada Manila as another partner, the start and end of race will be at Okada Manila. The media launch was also held at Okada Manila.

First leg is on June 25, second leg on August 13, and the last leg is on October 1. 

Other sponsors are Gatorade, Summit Water and Active Health.

Below is the official press release of the event so you can get more information about the race.

Running coach Rio dela Cruz of RUNRIO Events, Inc. announces the start of this year’s most premier running series in the country - the RUNRIO Trilogy 2017 at the Okada Manila in Paranaque City.

The series is expected to attract an average of 12,000 running enthusiasts per leg from all over the country. The first of the three legs is set for June 25 and features a half-marathon run including 10Km and 5Km race. This will be followed by the second leg on August 13, where it will showcase Rio’s very own Afroman distance which is a 32Km run, with shorter distances - 21Km, 10Km and 5Km. The 32Km is considered by runners as the ideal race for first-timers who aim to finish their very first full marathon.

The third and final leg will cap the series on October 1 with a full marathon of 42Km that also includes 21Km, 10Km, and 5Km race distances. Runners who complete the highest distance of all 3 races will be honored at the RUNRIO Trilogy Awards Night.

The very first RUNRIO Trilogy was held in 2010 with the primary purpose of providing a progressive running program for those who want to finish a full marathon. This year’s RUNRIO Trilogy, will also feature popular actor and running enthusiast, Dingdong Dantes as the event ambassador.

“We are excited to launch the RUNRIO Trilogy race series because there are many running enthusiasts out there who are looking forward to this event. This year marks the 7th year of RUNRIO Trilogy, whose main objective is to educate runners to train and race progressively,” said award-winning actor Dantes. “Aside from this, part of the proceeds of this year’s race series will go to YesPinoy Foundation to support the organization’s philanthropic works” added Dantes.

Dantes is the founding chairman of YesPinoy Foundation.

The announcement of the RUNRIO Trilogy series is part of RUNRIO Events, Inc.’s expansion program that will bring more running activities to the public in the coming months.

Below are all the RunRio races so you are assured you don't miss when you are able to join. However, it is advisable never to over-stress yourself by joining every run. Since there are many other race organizers, others who are obsessed in running tend to join every fun run out there. We highly discourage to go beyond your physical capabilities.

Runners can also expect bigger and more exciting races from the country’s premiere running events company as it looks to add more races in its portfolio such as trail running, obstacle runs, just to name a few.

RUNRIO will also be launching its new campaign “Heart to Finish”, which is expected to become the participants’ mantra for all RUNRIO races.

“We at RUNRIO understand that people join races not just to run. It’s more because of their desire and passion to be able to finish their 21k, 32k or 42k races with different motivations. We believe that if you run with your heart, anything is possible” said Coach Rio dela Cruz, President of RUNRIO Events, Inc.

One of the highlights of the media launch was the opening of the online registration while onsite registrations will be open starting May 6, 2017, at Adidas Greenbelt 3, Adidas Trinoma, Adidas Solenad 3, Adidas BGC and Toby’s SM MOA.

“I would like to invite all those who like running to join the RUNRIO Trilogy 2017. This unique running series will definitely provide runners a chance to train and prepare properly and a chance to show how far they can go when they run with their heart,” said Coach Rio dela Cruz, RUNRIO Events, Inc. President.

RUNRIO Trilogy is made possible by Adidas, Gatorade & Okada Manila. Adidas is the official RUNRIO Trilogy apparel. The most awaited race series of the year is also supported by Active Health, Summit Water and Garmin Philippines.

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