Photo shows (from left): Coach Rio Dela Cruz (Run Rio Trilogy Race); Dingdong Dantes (Event Ambassador and partnership with YesPinoy Foundation); Andrew Neri (Runrio Events, Inc.) and Franco Bambico (Runrio Trilogy Race Series-Mechanics).
Last April 28, 2017, running coach Rio dela Cruz of RUNRIO Events, Inc. announced the start of the race series in the country and promises to be the most exciting ever.
|Coach Rio dela Cruz|
“Because of this, I want to share my love of running with other. You see running is not just a sport. It is also a way of life. When you run, narerelax ka, nagiging clear yung pag-iisip mo. Madaming benefits ang nabibigay ng running. And these are the reasons that motivated us to established the RUNRIO Trilogy race series. Now on its 7th year, I founded the Trilogy series with the idea of helping running enthusiasts to prepare and train for marathons.what many don’t know is that running is a serious sport. A lot of preparation goes into getting ready to run, said of Coach Rio dela Cruz in his welcome remarks.”
“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.
“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.
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.
This year’s RUNRIO Trilogy, will also feature popular actor and running enthusiast, Dingdong Dantes as the event ambassador and the founding chairman of YesPinoy Foundation.
“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.
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.
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.
For more information, visit www.runrio.com or like the official Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/runrioeventsinc/.
RUNRIO INC. was founded by its President Rio de la Cruz, a UP Diliman alumnus, elite and celebrity runner, international marathoner and a sought after running coach, Rio started the business in 2007, under the Entertainer Events and Sports Management, to support his vision to grow and sustain running.
With the growth of the running community, runners were clamoring for more than just a well-planned route. This led the team to invest in innovations that will eventually raise the bar in organized sporting events in the country. Since then, RUNRIO has organized majority of the premier races in the Philippines such as RUNRIO TRILOGY, MILO MARATHON, RUN UNITED, CONDURA MARATHON and many more.
As a result, the advertising value and brand building capability of the company were recognized locally and abroad. Our website, www.runrio.com enjoys an average of 100,000 + hits per month and our Facebook page has reached over 65,000 fans and counting.
With new partners coming in, 2017 is the year that marks the company’s robust plan for expansion, thus changing its name to RUNRIO EVENTS, INC. The company is now gearing up to produce concept runs and organize races abroad that will help put the Philippines in the global running map.
To bring inspiration and innovation to every runner.
To be distinguished as the leading race solutions provider that builds and sustains running, redefining the sport to fit everyone’s lifestyle, providing the finest experience to every runner.