Filipinos’ love for running will be put to a test as Immuvit introduces the first-ever obstacle trail challenge this August, with the Immuvit Series: Fearless Challenge Trail Run 2012.
On August 26, 2012, the La Mesa Nature Reserve will witness the gathering of running enthusiasts putting their love for the sport to the ultimate test. The first of Immuvit’s three-part series is dubbed as “No Surrender” and is set to excite participants with the addition of different variations to the usual running events.
Ms. Valerie Tan-Sison, Brand Manager of Pascual Consumer Healthcare Corp. reaffirms that the Immuvit Series: Fearless Challenge Trail Run 2012 is holding true to the brand’s commitment of encouraging everyone to live a healthy lifestyle. “We have always been an advocate of living an active lifestyle to help reach one’s optimum health and slow down the effects of aging. That’s why we were so excited when Coach Jim Saret conceptualized for Immuvit this first Obstacle Trail Run ever organized in the country. Through this race, which is inspired by the Spartan and Tough Mudder Races in the States, Immuvit aims to offer the growing running community a new and totally fun experience. We are hoping to create that mindset of helping others help themselves reach their goals,” she shared.
Immuvit brand ambassador and US-educated sports-medicine expert, and athletic-training specialist Coach Jim Saret supports this commitment. His years of experience have proven the value of taking a holistic approach towards health. “Stress contributes heavily to how fast a person ages. It can affect an individual even more if their body is physically weak and have low energy levels,” he cautions. “Regular exercise, adequate nutrition and a good multivitamin supplement like Immuvit can help everyone manage or even eliminate everyday stress,” he explains. He further added that people with more energy are able to do more things, regardless of their age.
Under the watch of Without Limits’ Ian Alacar and Coach Joseph Pagulayan, Immuvit wishes to create a new kind of run for the participants. “We hope to foster that spirit of camaraderie wherein the runners deviate from looking at this event as a race. This challenge is not about clocking in your best time, but more importantly helping and encouraging your co-participants to finish the race,” Coach Pagulayan explained.
Participants can opt to join the event for either its 5k or 10k challenges with registration fees of Php 600.00 and Php 800.00, respectively. Each participant will get their kits that will include a singlet, race bib, and barcode. Plus, every finisher will get to bring home a loot bag, finisher’s medal and a certificate. At the end of the race, two winners for each category – one female and one male – who will have the best time will each bring home Php 10,000 cash prize and a winner trophy for 10k category winner and Php 5,000 and a cup trophy for the 5k category winner.
Interested participants may register online via www.withoutlimits.ph or visit Chris Sports Mall of Asia, Chris Sports Glorietta 3, Chris Sports SM Manila, Chris Sports SM North ANNEX, and Fitness and Athletics at 9th Ave. corner Bonifacio High Street. Registration starts on August 10, 2012 and will close on August 23, 2012.
For added convenience, shuttle buses will be provided to bring participants from Quezon City Hall to the event venue, and transport them back after the event. First bus leaves at 4:00 AM. Also, for safety purposes, all participants are requested to bring their own whistle.
The Immuvit Series: Fearless Challenge Trail Run 2012 was made possible with the participation of Chris Sports. Leg 2 “No Excuses”, a Immuvit Metafit Challenge by Coach Jim Saret, will be held on September 15 at the Quezon City Memorial Circle, while Leg 3 “No Turning Back” will be on October 6 in Nuvali, Sta. Rosa, Laguna.
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Fearless Leg 1 Challenge:
Early registration – August 11, 2012 to August 14, 2012
5K Obstacle Trail Challenge – Php 550.00
10K Obstacle Trail Challenge – Php 750.00
Regular registration period – August 15 to 23, 2012
5K Obstacle Trail Challenge – Php 600.00
10K Obstacle Trail Challenge – Php 800.00
Here are more details regarding the Immuvit Fearless Challenge Leg 1 happening on August 26, 2012 at the La Mesa Nature Reserve (La Mesa Dam). Information about the route, shuttle services can be read below.
Is it open to all? Who can join the Challenge?
Participants must have completed at least a 10K road race and submit their best times to participate in the challenge.
Is it road or trail?
It is a TRAIL course with obstacles set every 1.5km.
Will shuttles be provided?
As an add-on service, free bus rides will be provided. Participants are not required to pay the bus ride. Organizers hired these vehicles to assist the participants. Specific waves and schedules are pre-assigned. Bus departure schedules are given during the registration.
Please see matrix as guide:
Bus assembly is at Shell Commonwealth Avenue, near UP University Avenue entrance, across UP-Ayala Techohub.
Participants are advised to be at the assembly station at least 30 minutes before their scheduled bus departures. Bibs will serve as bus stubs or tickets.
Buses will start to load at 15 minutes before departure time. Departure schedule will be strictly followed whether passengers are complete or not.
Can we bring guests?
Non-participants are welcome within the venue provided that they are with a registered participant, however, free transportation does not cover the non-participants. Only participants are allowed to take advantage of this service. No bibs/stubs, no ride.
Will there be parking?
YES, and there will be no parking fees. There are very limited parking slots. Availability is on a first-come-first-serve basis.
Can I get a map of the route?
We will release the route map one week prior to the event. It will be posted online and made available on race day.
Is there a cut-off time?
YES, cut-off are as follows:
5K – 2hrs
10K – 4hrs
Runners who are still running beyond cut-off time may be allowed to finish the course at the discretion of the organizers.
What are the prizes?
Only one winner per category, per gender. (Total of 4 winners)
There will be cash and product prizes from Pascual Consumer Healthcare Corp. and partners sponsors.
10K Male and 10K Female: PhP 10,000.00 + Trophy
5K Male and 5K Female: PhP 5,000.00 + Trophy
Will there be finisher’s shirt and medals?
No finisher’s shirt but there will be finisher’s medals for all 10K finishers and 5K finishers. Non-finishers (DNF) shall receive certificates only.
-Fitness and Athletics, Bonifacio Global City (Active Fun corner 9th and 28th street)
-Chris Sports SM Mall of Asia
-Chris Sports SM Manila
-Chris Sports Glorietta 3
-Chris Sports SM North Annex
Is it true that slots are limited?
YES, the event is limited to 500 participants only. Maximum of 200 participants for 5K and 300 participants for 10K.
When can we claim race kits?
Race bibs are available upon registration; singlets however are available from August 15 onwards.
Hydration & Nutrition
Minimize Disposables. There will be minimal use of plastic/paper cups in any portion of the route. Participants are encouraged to bring any other hydration gear. Belts and packs are also allowed. This is in line with the efforts in promoting a more environment-friendly lifestyle in running.
How many hydration stations will be there?
There will be FIVE (5) water stations along the route with water, and one at the Start/Finish line.
1. YOUR race bibs must be pinned in front of your shirt while participating in the activity.
2. All protests related to the results must be made in writing and submitted to the Race Director within 30minutes after the official announcement of winners. A protest fee of PhP1,500.00 shall be collected for every written protest made. The organizer’s decision is final.
3. Each participant is required to bring their respective whistles and gloves.
Runners’ release will be in waves or batches. Please take note of your wave number and your schedule. Participants are required to check-in 30minutes before their designated wave/release time at the starting point.
4. The Race is not an ordinary trail race and contains challenging obstacles.
5. Participants may opt out from a particular obstacle but they will be given a time penalty of 3minutes for every obstacle missed. Control marshals in the obstacle areas will record this.
6. Trail Route Cutting participants shall be automatically disqualified and considered DNF (Did Not Finish).
7. Cut-off times shall be implemented. If a participant fails to reach the designated point by the time indicated (5K at 2 hours; 10K at 4 hours). He will be given the option of pulling out or continue walking while crew is cleaning up. Anyone along the route who is past cut-off time will have their bibs marked and will not be regarded as a finisher and shall not receive a medal.
8. Participants are not required but are recommended to wear elbow pads, rash guards and trail shoes to ensure safety.
9. All participants shall be getting a Race Finishers Certificate, but only those who complete all obstacles shall be awarded an Immuvit Fearless challenge Finisher’s Medal.
10. Race bibs/numbers are not transferrable.
WATER and FIRST AID STATIONS
1. Drinking water will be provided at selected points along the route but runners are also encouraged to be self-sufficient regarding hydration and nutrition.
2. Medical aid will be available at certain points along the route.
No portalet units will be deployed along the route.
Open shower/Toilets and portalets will only be available at the assembly/activity area.
There are allocated parking areas, however limited. Please do not leave any valuables inside your vehicle. Organizers are not liable for any loss.
Baggage deposit service is available from 4:00AM to 13:00. Organizers will not be liable for any loss.
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