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Monday, September 5, 2011

Nike We Run Manila 10k | 15 Oct 2011 | BGC

Manila. It's YOUR city. RUN it. Manila... REPRESENT! We are now part of Nike's Annual Global Running Program!

This race is so special that NO RACE BIBS will be issued.  Instead, RACE NUMBERS ARE PRINTED ON THE SHIRT!

Plus: NEW 10k Route!

Just so that I won't miss a single detail of this very exciting event, allow me to simply post Nike's Press Release below.

Nike We Run Manila 10K Set in October
Run Offers Runners the Platform to Connect, Inspire, Share and Motivate Others to Own the Sport of Running

Manila, September 2011 – Witness the fusion of running, music and Manila's night urbanscape come to life as Nike Philippines launches We Run Manila 10K. We Run Manila 10k pays homage to runners and aims to connect Manila’s running community even further by celebrating the concept of We Run – where runners connect, motivate and inspire each other. Furthermore, We Run Manila 10K takes pride by being the first-of-its-kind run that invites Filipino runners to gather and celebrate their love for the sport, music and the country.

“If you have a body, you are an athlete,” Nike co-founder Bill Bowerman, defining how he viewed the endless possibilities for human potential. In the same tone, we pay tribute to our runners who routinely push themselves and motivate others to achieve that extra step, pace or mile and ultimately be the best runner they can be.

The race is part of the Nike We Run City 10k races happening in multiple cities such as Seoul (South Korea), Monterrey (Mexico) and Santiago (Chile) that promises a unique run experience combining running and music. The 8,000 runners from Manila will be part of the 150,000 runners from cities across continents to run in this year’s Nike We Run City 10k runs. Manila is the 3rd city in Southeast Asia and one of the 15 cities around the world participating in the Nike City 10k races from now until the end of the year.

This night run will happen on October 15 and will take the runners traversing the heart of the city’s rising business and lifestyle district – Fort Bonifacio Global City in Taguig. At the end of the race the runners will be treated with performances by Chicosci, Parokya ni Edgar.

“With Nike’s very first 10k run in Manila, we want to harness the energy of runners and celebrate their individual and cumulative achievements and motivations as we usher in a new season of running,” shared Nike Philippines Marketing Manager Mae Dichupa. “We all have experienced coming to that point in our run when that extra step or mile is a little harder but we feel that adrenaline kick in when we visually register another runner keep pace or pass us on our running route and once conquered, we feel better motivated and more in tuned with ourselves and other runners. We Run Manila 10k is all about just that – it’s the best avenue for runners to relinquish their love for the sport and place it a notch higher by appreciating it against the vibrant culture of urban Manila.”

The registration for Nike We Run Manila 10k race will commence on September 5 (Monday) at Nike Park Fort, RunnR Bonifacio High Street and Shangri-la Plaza, online through Nike Running PH Facebook page and in select universities. Registration fees and categories as follows:

Age Entry for 1 Person Entry for 2 People
Under 25 yrs oldPhP 750.00PhP 1,300.00
25 yrs old & abovePhP 1,000.00PhP 1,300.00

A special discount for registered runners will also be available at select Nike stores.


  1. Women's Under 25 - For women aged 24 years and below on the race day 
  2. Men's Under 25 - For men age 24 years and below on the race day 
  3. Women's Open - Open to women of all ages 
  4. Men's Open - Open to men of all ages 

School Challenge
When registering for the race, you can choose to run for your school by selecting the appropriate category which your school is classified under and then selecting your school from the drop down list in the online registration form.

The school in each category that has the most number of registered runners completing the Nike WE RUN MANILA 10K race will win.

Run Buddy Run Nike+ Challenge

In the spirit of WE RUN, Nike will launch the Run Buddy Run Nike+ Challenge to celebrate the motivational aspect of running with a buddy! Running has long been referred to as a personal endeavour, but despite the individual nature of the sport, running is an intensely communal pursuit too. The Run Buddy Run Nike+ Challenge takes on the idea of run clubs, training groups and community to broaden the appeal of physical running into the virtual world. Driven through Nike Running Philippines Facebook page and the Nike+ platform, the challenge will see pairs of run buddies race it out to win a VIP Race Day Experience at the We Run Manila 10K, and other Nike prizes.  To join Run Buddy Run Nike+ Challenge:
  1. Visit Nike Running Philippines Facebook page and check out the WE RUN MANILA 10K tab. 
  2. Click on RUN BUDDY RUN and sign up with your run buddy. 
  3. Once you’ve joined the challenge with your run buddy, lace up your running shoes and hit the road! 
  4. Sync your KMs to Nike+ and follow the daily leader board updates on the Nike Running Philippines Facebook page. 

Join us at the Nike We Run Manila 10K race to run for yourselves, for buddies, for fitness and for fun and when it’s all done, join us at the Race Village for a host of music and entertainment to celebrate being a runner.

Here's a tip: register with a friend! It will only cost you and your friend Php 650 each!

For more information, check out their FAQs, visit their Facebook page or follow them on twitter via @NikePH.


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