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For runners out there!  If you think you’ve run it all, well… think again.

Mark the date – 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 with NO SURRENDER, the first of Immuvit’s three-part Fearless Challenge Trail Run 2012 Series.

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.

Last August 14 (Tuesday) at Paul Calvin’s Deli in Forbes Town BGC, Ms. Valerie together with Immuvit brand ambassador and US-educated sports-medicine expert, and athletic-training specialist Coach Jim Saret  explains the mechanics and objectives of the event during the Media Launch of the FEARLESS CHALLENGE TRAIL RUN 2012.

Coach Jim started by explaining the purpose of the event and the importance of the activity to holistic health and in retarding the effects of somatopause in the body.

SOMATOPAUSE – a gradual and progressive decrease in growth hormone secretion that occurs normally with increasing age during adult life and is associated with an increase in adipose tissue and LDL levels and a decrease in lean body mass. (merriam-webster)

“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,”  Coach Jim 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.

IMMUVIT is joined by Without Limits’ Ian Alacar and Coach Joseph Pagulayan, in designing 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.

Ian Alacar, Coach Joseph Pagulayan, Ms. Valerie Tan-Sison and Coach Jim Saret

I have spoken to runners who were present during the launch and have told me that a Trail Run is more difficult than the ordinary race run because of the terrain.  They said that depending on the trail, usually 50- 60% of participants are unable to complete the whole course.  However, Immuvit’s Fearless Challenge Trail Run 2012 will incorporate obstacles in the run making it even more ‘Challenging’ and this will surely increase the percentage of non-finishers.  But as Coach Jim said, the more challenging the course the more ‘effective’ it is in keeping you feeling healthy, active and young.  “The target here is not to run first place but to finish the course, be healthy and to have fun.” he added.

with Coach Jim

Here are some of the important details of the Fearless Challenge Trail Run 2012 Series:

Regular registration period          – August 15 to 23, 2012

5K Obstacle Trail Challenge         – Php 600.00
10K Obstacle Trail Challenge       – Php 800.00

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.

10K Waves

Time

BUS Departure

1

6:00

5:00

2

6:10

5:00

3

6:20

5:00

4

6:30

5:00

5

6:40

5:20

6

6:45

5:20

7

6:50

6:00

8

6:55

6:00

9

7:00

6:00

5K Waves

Time

BUS Departure

1

7:30

6:30

2

7:40

6:30

3

7:50

6:30

4

8:00

7:00

5

8:10

7:00

6

8:20

7:30

  • 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.

Registration Sites:

-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.

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 is on-going and will close on August 23, 2012.

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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