Incoming: 7-11 Run 2017

7-11 Run 2017 is a rare chance to run in the Skyway.  It’s a unique experience of being on elevated terrains appreciating the night view of the cities from Alabang to Makati.  All the running mileage leads us to Filinvest City in Alabang on February 5, 2017. Register, Train and See You in the Skyway!

7-11 Run 2017

Every time I am on the Skyway, I don’t see it as just a road.  I get glimpse of happy memories running the Skyway from the long, painful and endless climb to the sweet rolling terrain of the Skyway.  It’s a run that takes you all the way from Alabang to Makati and back.  It’s also among the more challenging terrains you’ll ever experience. After all, it’s not called Skyway, if it doesn’t involve a lot of elevation challenges.   7-11 Run 2017 gives you another chance to experience the one-of-a-kind experience of being up on elevated grounds crossing towns and cities by the kilometer. 

You get your chance to experience that high too on February 2017. 7-11 brings you Run 2017.  7-11 Running Series has also grown into the most participated running events in the country. The series started with a run at Cavitex before moving to the Skyway a few years ago.  The 7-Eleven Run Series has been gaining momentum since it started in 2013. With more than 12 thousand participants last year, Run 2017 promises to be the biggest and most exciting of the series yet!

Run 2017 will feature eight categories for runners to choose from. The 42KM, 21KM, 16KM, 10KM, and
10KM Buddy Run categories will see participants sweeping through Filinvest City and the Skyway, while
the 5KM, 3KM and 500M Kids Run will be held along Filinvest City.  Three winners in each category will be announced on the race day and will receive cash prizes and medals. In addition to this, the top three Filipino males and females in the 42KM and 21KM categories will be sponsored by 7-Eleven Philippines to compete in an international marathon in Asia, all expenses paid. Finally, the top three organizations with the highest number of registrants will receive a special trophy.  part of the proceeds of the race will also go to Everyday! Play!

Runners can also get a chance to earn free race kits through 7-Eleven’s CliQQ loyalty program.

Promo Mechanics

Promo Duration : November 23, 2016 – January 15, 2017

  1. Cliqq App user or Everyday Rewards cardholder will earn E-stamps for every P100.00 purchase of any participating items from the major sponsors.
  2. For every purchase of a booster item, the customer instantly gets an additional E-stamp. (If item is P100.00 or above was purchase with another participating item, the cardholder gets 2 E-stamps for that transaction.)
    • E-Stamps needed:
      • Earn Fifty (50) E-stamps to redeem the race category of your choice.
      • For 10K Buddy Run, the customer must earn One Hundred (100) E-stamps
  3. Customer will instantly receive the one-time use 7 – Connect Reference Number through SMS or App.
  4. The SMS will show the message “Redeem your RACEKIT & use Ref. # at at any 7-Eleven stores on or before January 10, 2017. Show this message at the counter: 7-CONNECT: 1234-5678-9012”. The 7 – Connect Reference number will be used for the registration of the race category they redeemed.
    • Race Voucher Instructions:
      • Click “I have a promo code” tab
      • Enter the 7-Connect Reference Number
      • Choose what store they want to pick up the free race kit.
  5. Race kit claiming will be in the store nominated by the customer upon registration.

Registration is now open! Visit for more info. Registration is until January 18, 2017.
Race Kits can be claimed on the date indicated on the receipt, from the same store where payment has
been made. Aside from the exciting freebies that customers can look forward to on race day, all
registrants of Run 2017 will also receive an Asics 20% discount voucher.

Race Details

Date and Venue:

  • Date: February 5, 2017
  • Venue: Filinvest City, Alabang
  • Assembly and Gun Start

Race Fees

  • 500 meters – P 400
  • 3K – P 500
  • 5K – P 600
  • 10K – P700
  • 10K Buddy – P1,000
  • 16K – P800
  • 21K – P1,000
  • 42K – P1,500


Race Updates:

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Behind the Scenes at Pinoy Trails #STAR2016

It's time to call it an event.

It’s time to call it an event.

We were so happy with how Pinoy Trails Sierra Trail Adventure Race turned out with a lot of happy experience.  If there was one thing we’d wanted to share it was the beauty of the trail.  It was not an easy road to the staging as we had to go through all the stresses of the rescheduled race and other challenges.

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Sierra Madre Trails

It was our second attempt at exploring the Mysawa Trail last March. Almost a year before, we tried the same trail and ended up going out a different part of Tanay.  Last March, we (Me, Rene and Jun) went back to the Mysawa Trails.  We made the right turn this time but ended up in uncharted regions. We were passing by rivers, mini falls, muddy forest trails and even steep ridges.  We ended up in a more beautiful trail which provided the runners a lot of variety when it comes to trail running. We’d like to showcase this to the runners and we hope we can do it soon as the Mysawa route is slowly being paved already.

We got a chance when we launched Pinoy Trails a few months after.  It started on a high note with the runners giving a warm reception to the event.  Everything was on track until fate threw a curve ball.  There was a typhoon on our race day and we were forced to reschedule the event.  It was a tough call and a hard one at that.  A reschedule would mean incurring all the race course all over again.  We were crushed but deep inside we knew that the right thing to do is use this event to aspire to give an even better STAR2016.  It was one of the lowest moment in our lives.

We had to get help from friends and thanks to Redg, Richard and the other running bloggers were willing to help at a moments notice.  From just passion, it turned to obsession. We wanted the best event for our runners. We had to revisit each of our sponsor to seek more prizes for the runners.  We ended up with a box-ful of premium stuff.  Thanks a lot to our sponsors, Brooks, Oakley, Activehealth Carb Gel, Suunto, Lightwater, Vitamin Boost, C1000, Mega Fiber, Goutritis, Nuun, Bonk Breaker, Runnr, Newton, Amihan, Ahon, Lilys and our official photographers Active Pinas, who not only covered the event for us but also were there to help on the small stuff. We also had some passionate runners who volunteered during the event.

It was a challenging time and there were a lot of learning opportunities along the way.  One thing we’d want to change is that this time, we wanted to enjoy the process.  We had some who were busy and was not around for the restaging but we also had more volunteers.  We didn’t like creating STAR 2016 feel like work. We enjoyed what we were doing so up until the wee hours of the morning of race day, sleep-deprived and all, we were in good spirits.  I came to realize that maybe we were pushed to this date to send a different message. It was December and it meant that it was off season for most runners so it would be a great time to gather teams, friends, family, office mates and others to enjoy the trail and we were confident that Tanay would be a perfect venue.

8K U-turn slot.

8K U-turn slot.

The day before the race we came early to Tanay to setup and it was a less stressful environment. I love how team work was in play from the start from our race logistic team led by Rene, Jham, Arvin, Jun and Mike to those who stayed in the venue to set up (Me, Redg and Jose).  Redg and I also went on to check the 8K route since I wanted to show to her the surprises of the route that the newbie runners would love.  By noon, we were all back to 10 cents to prepare again and by 5 pm, we were all set.  It was just execution the next day.  We opened the claiming a lot earlier before midnight so if there were early runners, they could rest in our area.

The runners came around 2 am and thankfully, we were able to distribute the kits before 5 am.  By 5:15 am, we started the briefing. We had some problems with the sound system so when I was announcing, there were some time when the volume would suddenly go low.  I just made sure that they key items were properly advised to the runners. By 5:45 am, it was gun start and as runners made their way to the course, I knew that it would be a good race for everybody.  Rene, Jham, Mike, Arvin and Jun had the course ready.  Jose was on the timing. Redg and Richard were handling the registration and baggage counter.  Active Pinas also helped in the baggage before taking their spots for their photos.  Aquiz also came in to help with the photos.

As runners were crossing the finish line. We were happy to hear their stories about the race.  We were happy to see teams, friends, family, office mates converge at Ten Cents to Heaven.  The route was hard and came with a lot of surprises. Even those who got lost along the route found it part of the challenge.  All the challenges, the pains and the hard work was worth it upon seeing the runners cross the finish line on a happy note. Thanks to everyone who made the event really successful.

Mission accomplished.

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Brandon Vera and Mark Streigl Wins Again

Brandon Vera In Action

Brandon Vera In Action

Brandon Vera and Mark Streigl, both Under Armour athletes, showed once again their dominance in ONE Championship ring last December 2. 

ONE Championship

Mark Streigl in Action

Mark Streigl in Action

I have followed the careers of both Brandon Vera and Mark Streigl. Both are proud of their Filipino Roots.  Having interacted with them in Under Armour events, they are both down to earth persons who remains grounded despite their success.   It’s no wonder that they have been effective ambassadors of the Under Armour brand and also continue to dominate their fields.

Vera was the honorary guest in the opening of the Bonifacio High Street brand house in the same year, while Striegl has been an Under Armour gear user since he started his professional mixed martial arts career and was enlisted as a brand ambassador since 2015.

Under Armour Philippines supported ONE Championship’s year-end fight card as two beloved mixed martial arts athletes competed at the highly-anticipated “Age of Domination” event on Friday, December 2.  To the delight of Under Armour fans, Brandon Vera and Mark Striegl came out of the 20,000-seater SM Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City with their hands raised in triumph as both Filipino-American fighters scored impressive victories in their respective bouts.

With Brandon earlier this year

With Brandon earlier this year

Vera successfully defended his ONE Heavyweight World Championship, making easy work of previously unbeaten Japanese challenger Hideki Sekine to win by technical knockout just minutes into the first round.  From the opening bell, Vera began to land series of solid blows on Sekine, who surprisingly took Vera’s best shots quite well.  Moments later, a thudding body kick connected for Vera, sends Sekine crashing to the canvas clutching his midsection. Vera then put on the finishing touches with punishing strikes from the top to get the win.

With Mark at Last Year's Earn Your Armour Event

With Mark at Last Year’s Earn Your Armour Event

Striegl persevered through three grueling rounds against Bulgaria’s Sotir Kichukov to win by unanimous decision in a catchweight contest.  Striegl began the match aggressively, using superior speed and angles to stifle Kichukov who struggled matching Striegl’s erratic rhythm. Striegl took Kichukov down to the ground at will, controlling his opponent with a smothering top game.  In the end, all three judges saw the bout the same way with Striegl emerging as the victor.

The most innovative sports apparel in the world today is the official brand partner of ONE: AGE OF DOMINATION.

Share all the action on social media by using the hashtag #ONEFIGHTNIGHT. Also make sure to follow Under Armour Philippines via @underarmourph on Instagram and Twitter as well as Facebook at

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R.O.X. Gift Coach Helps You Find the Perfect Adventure Gifts

It’s a Season to be Jolly… lalalala lalalala… Yes, It’s the most wonderful time of the year once again but with that comes a lot of time-crunching, traffic-bearing, and diet-breaking time for every one.  R.O.X. takes a little stress away from your shopping through their Gift Coach.  They’ll help you find the perfect gift for your adventure buddies.

Gift Coach

Being an adventure junkie myself, Christmas is the best time to pack up your adventure gear.  A lot of people have embraced the life outdoors and a lot more should be enticed by living life to its fullers.   There are so many gift ideas yet so little time to get our loved ones the presents.  From relaxed weekend getaways to an itinerary packed trips with the gang, R.O.X., the country’s biggest outdoor concept store, extends a helping hand in the quest to find the right gifts for our loved ones’ next big adventure!

Introducing the R.O.X. Gift Coach, a holiday campaign which seeks to help shoppers find the right gift/s for their loved ones’ adventures! With R.O.X.’s very own pool of outdoor experts – who have mastered the ins and outs of the outdoors – gift-givers are guaranteed to pick out presents that will make their loved ones’ next adventure a truly memorable experience. The best thing about the R.O.X. Gift Coach? One can easily get in touch with one online.

So how does one exactly enlist the help of the R.O.X. Gift Coach?

It’s as easy as 1, 2,3! Simply send a private message to ROX Philippines on Facebook on weekdays, from 11am to 4pm and you get a wealth of advises about well-suited gifts for different kinds of adventures to personalized recommendations based on a person’s favorite outdoor activities, the R.O.X. Gift Coach can certainly cover a wide range of topics.

One may also ask questions regarding outdoor activities as well as the most suitable outdoor products based on different age groups. Once one has decided on a gift, he or she may have the gift reserved for up to three days and pay for the gift/s at the store.

Apart from getting in touch with the R.O.X. Gift Coach on Facebook, one may also approach the R.O.X. Gift Coach in all R.O.X. stores daily, from 11am to 9pm. With the assistance of the R.O.X. Gift Coach, one may easily choose among the wide array of premium adventure and outdoor lifestyle products housed inside the store.

And here’s more…

Exclusively available at R.O.X. Bonifacio High Street are customized cards and gift wrapping to further make one’s gift/s truly special.

From outdoor lifestyle products that will suit your loved ones’ personality to adventure essentials that will make his or her experience smooth-sailing and hassle-free, finding the right gift/s for your adventure-seeking loved ones just became so much easier with the R.O.X Gift Coach!

Check out R.O.X Stores around the Country

You can check out R.O.X. Bonifacio High Street Manila, R.O.X. Solenad 3 Nuvali, Laguna, R.O.X. Marquee Mall Pampanga, R.O.X. Camp John Hay Baguio, R.O.X. Ayala Cebu, R.O.X. Abreeza Davao, R.O.X. The District Cagayan De Oro, and R.O.X. Ayala Mall Legazpi. You can also follow @roxphilippines on Facebook for news and updates on your favorite outdoor brands!

R.O.X. is the only store that lets you in so you can get outside!

R.O.X. is owned and operated by the Primer Group of Companies, Asia’s next retail giant.

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Incoming: Run For The Angels

What’s your New Year’s Resolution? Is it to be fit? Is it to help a lot more people ? Vista Malls and Active Pinas gives you a chance to do both by joining “Run For The Angels” on January 15, 2017 at Vista Mall, Sta Rosa Laguna.  Choose between 2 miles, 5 miles and 10 miles distance and each stride can make a world of difference to the children in an orphanage in Cavite.

Run for the Angels

A simple act of good will can really change a life especially if these lives are kids from the orphanage in need of love, care and affection. You can do that by simply joining the, Run for the Angels at Vista Mall in Sta Rosa Laguna on January 15, 2017. The event is co-presented by Active Pinas and Vista Malls. It is a fun run for a cause that also aims to promote a healthy lifestyle through running. The main beneficiary for this event is a children’s orphanage in Silang, Cavite, where all net proceeds will go.

That would be two things to smile about.  One you get that heartwarming feeling of being able to lift someone up in the orphanage who are the beneficiary of the run.  Next, you also get to start the year on a fitter note. It’s time to say goodbye to those holiday pounds and start 2017 on the fitter side.

The goodwill does not stop there as the event caters to all types of runners, from the newbie runners to the veterans. The distances are 2 miles, 5 miles, and 10 miles. With A child-friendly 2-mile category, this is a great way for families to bond.  It’s your perfect excuse to be with family and friends.

The registration fee for the 2 miles, 5 miles, and 16 miles are Php500, Php600, and Php700 respectively. The race kit includes the race bib, singlet, raffle entry, and loot bag. All categories will also get a finishers medal. Apart from these entitlements, the top three male and top three female winners for every category will be acknowledged, and awarded with a trophy and prizes from the sponsors.

The race start at Vista Mall grounds and will pass through the subdivisions in Sta. Rosa: Belle Revve, Augusta, Promenade, and Georgia. With an entirely new route, runners will surely enjoy the new sights that Run for the Angels has in store for them.

Registration has already started. You can register by clicking on the link here. So what are you waiting for? Register now and see you on the 15th of January next year!

Race Details

Date and Time

  • Date: January 15, 2017
  • Venue: Vista Mall, Sta Rosa Laguna

Fees and Inclusions

  • 2 miles- P500
  • 5 miles- P600
  • 16 miles – P700
    • inclusive of the race bib, singlet, raffle entry, and loot bag
    • All categories will also get a finishers medal.


Race Updates

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The Music Run 2016

Music is a piece of art that goes into the ear and straight to the heart.  The Music Run indeed was a welcome change of atmosphere to the regular runs as thousands of runners went on their way to complete the course being entertained by the different music genre.

The Music Run

With Andro from Brooks.

With Andro from Brooks.

I’ve been either busy or in sick bay for the past few days but good thing I was fit enough to enjoy The Music Run.  It was a great that The Music Run comes at such an easy pace that I didn’t have to worry about over-stressing myself coming from sickness.  It’s among the most fun run concept ever with overflowing music as you enter each station and the super festive after party.  It’s a 5 kilometer run just around McKinley West area, which is developing into an excellent run location with its wide roads and rolling terrain.

The Race

Feeling Wacky with my Oakley Crystal Frogskins

Feeling Wacky with my Oakley Crystal Frogskins

Saturday would be a busy day for me since I was coming from an event in the SM Megamall Area, braving the traffic, park at BGC and walk my way to McKinley West. Short story told, I was able to reach the venue by 3:30 pm, with a 4 pm gun start.  I was able to catch up with some friends before the race.  At gun start, it started drizzling so I made my way to the shade since I’m not on waterproof mode now.  I just opted to start a much later wave when it was no longer raining.  Redg joined me at this wave.

Rock Station

The release of the waves were spaced every two minutes to give runners enough leg room to run and enjoy the route.  We barely noticed the time as there was DJs, live music and some giveaways.  When it was our turn, we were showered by a rainbow of confetti at the Rock station.  It’s time for some rock music to warm ourselves up.  The McKinley terrain is rolling so even at walking pace, it keeps you challenged.

It was nice seeing so many happy faces not only running but even jumping and dancing with the music.  There was even a stretch were people where doing the YMCA in unison.  The beauty of an uphill terrain is that it goes downhill after, that means, it’s time to run!!!

Thanks Manong RJ of Running Photographers for capturing this moment.

Thanks Manong RJ of Running Photographers for capturing this moment.

After weeks of not much activity, it was really great to get the fell of running again and that’s with the mix of music all over the place.

Happy!!! - Photo by Running Photographers

Happy!!! – Photo by Running Photographers

After the sweet descent, we entered the Pop Music area.  After a faster beat at the start, we are now treated to a different beat with several colorful balls and displays to play with at the Pop Area.   Growing up with Pop and Hip Hop as rivaling music genres, Pop was the middle ground.  It was soothing, relaxing and came with a good story.

It was a short and sweet time at the pop area. After we made our turn, we were on our way to the old school area.

I noticed how some music genres have already combined and can already sound similar. Pop, rock, hip hop and dance can mix and match without even noticing it. Old school has its own unique sound that have been held timeless over the passing of time.  That was the fun part of the old school area and also partly being slightly a part of that era too.  Yes, Old School is cool for me.   There was also a stage area where people were performing at this area.

Up next was the hip hop area.  It was another musical genre that has developed a strong following.  It was fun breezing by the hip hop station especially since there was one section where there were dancers dancing to the hip hop beat and it was too tempting not to join them.

4 out of 5 stations and it’s approaching dawn.  It was really nice going slow for this one as each music station has it’s own unique flavor.  Up next was the dance station.

It’s another up-to-the-beat station and we are approaching the end of the race.  Well, we might as well have some fun before we call it a day.

We had to jump around several stacked hula hoops.  As long as they don’t make me do the hula hoop, we’ll be fine. =>  It was really fun to see so many different concept with a race aside from the full blast of music to power your run.  We had a short stop at a dark tunnel with luminous display and character before heading to the finish line.

That was really fun!!! Well, that’s just the beginning as the after-party of The Music Run is way even better. It had food stalls, games, sponsors booth and a lot of music and dancing. Great Job to the team behind The Music Run. ‘Til your next visit.

Solid Jaredsters

Solid Jaredsters

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Fossil Q Brings in their Smartwatches Line

Happy with My Fossil Q

Happy with My Fossil Q

When smartwatches came into the scene, they came with a generic look. Sleek and Sporty.  Fossil Q is the time when the traditional round face watches strikes back.  Fossil is among the first to add the smart watch feature in their elegant watches.  It’s your old-school watch with the most up-to-date features.

Fossil Q

I’ve tried a lot of smartwatches before with activity trackers embedded in them.  I really appreciate how they track every steps, calories and even distance covered but it does have a generic look. Some would look like bands. Some would look sporty.  I wanted it to look like a day to day watch that can go with any outfit and still feel like a traditional watch.  That’s where Fossil Q Smartwatches comes in.  It’s not just a smart watch but it’s your elegant day-to-day watch that can go for all occasions with the smartwatch feature.  Old School is cool especially if they come in with the latest features of a smartwatch. (FYI, I’ll do a more comprehensive post on the Q Founder 2.0)

Fossil Q Hybrid Smart Watches

Q Gazer

Q Gazer

Your next smartwatch may not come in a generic band shape watch.  It could actually come in the elegant looking and fashionable fossil watches.  While it looks like your regular Fossil watch, there’s more than meets the eye with the Q Nate, Q Crewmaster, Q Gazer and Q Tailor.  It’s a symmetry between Analog Design and Smart Connectivity.    The hybrid smartwatches look like ordinary watches, but also provide all of the functionality of a world-class tracker hidden in the sleek style of a traditional timepiece. Features include:

  • Activity tracking
  • Sleep monitoring
  • Custom goal setting
  • Automatic time zone
  • Second time zone
  • Alarm
  • Filtered notifications with vibration & dial animations
  • Q LINK capabilities controlled by bottom pusher
    • Ring my phone
    • Take a photo
    • Control my music
  • Up to 6-month battery life: coin cell battery, easy-change with tool or coin
  • Compatible with Android™ OS 4.4+ or iPhone 5/iOS 8.2+Bluetooth® wireless technologyActivity Integration including Google Fit™, UA Record™ by Under Armour, UP by Jawbone™ and Apple Health app

The new hybrid smartwatches blend analog design with smart connectivity. This wrist essential is always on and always connected with a battery life of up to six months (based on usage). Bluetooth technology allows the hybrid smartwatches to alert you to accomplished fitness goals or incoming smartphone notifications with a vibration or spinning minute and sub-eye hands. Set an alarm, view 24-hour time, compare time in multiple time zones and track everything from steps to calories to sleep. Press the bottom pusher to operate the camera or control music on your phone. You can even locate your phone using the same button.

“We know our customers desire both form and function. They want to stay connected while enhancing their personal style and these new hybrid smartwatches do both,” said Jill Elliott, chief creative officer. “Our new hybrid smartwatches are the ultimate convergence of fashion and technology, bringing together the elegance and simplicity of an analog watch with the most popular alerts and tracking features offered by today’s smartwatches. We pride ourselves on being innovators in the fashion watch space, and we believe that the hybrid smartwatch is the future of fashion watches.”

All devices have limitless options for personalization including interchangeable straps in leather, silicone and stainless steel.

Specifically, the Fossil Q hybrid smartwatch line includes the following:

  • Q Crewmaster:

Q Crewmaster

Q Crewmaster

A brand new platform for those with the boldest style. The Fossil Q Crewmaster fits your adventurous lifestyle with a strong stainless steel and colorful build, and lets you keep track of your fitness and sleep, and it even auto-updates the time based on where you are!

  • Q Nate:

Q Nate

One of Fossil’s best-selling platforms just got smarter! The Fossil Nate’s eye-catching construction and on-the-move functionality play with an urban aesthetic. Made for weekend warriors, the Fossil Q Nate is available in a range of colors on both leather and steel straps.

  • Q Gazer:

Q Gazer

Q Gazer

Incredible smarts packed into an elegant and slim package. Designed for the girl who loves a subtle shine to stand out in the crowd, Q Gazer is the smartwatch that pulls it all together. Dressed up with crystal accents, control your music, ring your phone when you can’t find it, take a selfie,track your fitness … the Q Gazer just does it all!

  • Q Tailor:

Q Tailor

Q Tailor

The beauty is in the details with one of our most loved watches. With a minimalist design taken to the max, Tailor delivers fresh femininity with a classic steel case and luxe colored straps like navy and rich shades of browns, all while letting you keep track of how many steps you take and notifying you of only the things you care the most about.

The new hybrid smartwatches are compatible with both Android smartphones and iPhones and start at P10,300.  All four hybrid smartwatches are available in ALL Fossil and WSI stores and selected L Timestudio and Wristpod.

Touchscreen Fossil Q Watches

Q Founder 2.0

Q Founder 2.0

If you love the Fossil Q hybrid, you’ll love their Touchscreen editions in the Q Wander and Q Marshall.  It’s touchscreen and it gives you greater control of your watches from customizable watch face design up until the interchangeable straps.  It easily pairs with your phone and gives you immediate notification from your phone directly to your watch.

“Q Wander and Q Marshal beautifully marry form and function for a stunning addition to your everyday style,” said Jill Elliott, chief creative officer. “Fossil is known for its quality timepieces and we’re proud of the seamless expansion to our wearables collection. These slim yet highly functional smartwatches reflect the elevated design of a Fossil watch while incorporating a digital experience that’s important to today’s customer.”

While it goes touchscreen on the Q Wander and Q Marshall, it does keep up with the elegance and fashion that Fossil is known for.   It’s a perfect balance of function and fashion, Q Wander and Q Marshal pack the power you need to efficiently accomplish all of your daily tasks in a smaller sleeker package. Feature include:

  • Touchscreen, always-on displays
  • 45 mm case size
  • Notifications with vibration
  • Compatible with Android™and iOS
  • Refined steel and classic leather accents
  • Microphone & Speaker
  • Activity tracking&Step Goal Setting
  • Customizable watch face design
  • Interchangeable straps
  • Automatic Time Zone
  • Magnetic Charger
  • Partner Activity Integration including Google Fit™, UA Record™ by Under Armour, UP by Jawbone® and MyFitness Pal™
Q Wander

Q Wander

Q Wander has a beautiful soft curving, multi-finish case with artfully sculpted wire lugs while Q Marshal has a striking rugged case.  Both devices have limitless options for personalization including interchangeable straps in leather, silicone and stainless steel, and thousands of customizable options per dial choice, including the dial’s color, numbering, hand style and color, and sub-eyes.

Q Marshall

Q Marshall

These smartwatches help you stay on track with timely traffic and flight updates, allowing you to get the information you want, when you need it. Both Q Wander and Q Marshal feature always-on displays and feature a haptic sensor that vibrates when you receive a notification, so you’ll always be aware of important information like time, calls, text messages, emails, and app alerts. When paired with an Android smartphone or iPhone, you can also easily view text messages and emails on your smartwatch. Android smartphone users can also respond to these messages from the smartwatch by tapping the touchscreen or by using voice commands.

This is not your standard-looking activity trackers. Q Wander and Q Marshal stylishly track walking, jogging and running so you can see your progress over the course of seven days.  And with no exposed pins or connectors, charging both smartwatches is a breeze. The back of each smartwatch easily connects to the magnetic charging unit.

Q Marshal and Q Wander are compatible with both Android smartphones and iPhones and start at P 16,000. Fossil Q Marshal and Q Wander is available in all FOSSIL and WSI stores and selected L Timestudio and Wristpod.

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Under Armour Supports Brandon Vera

Brandon Vera is headlining the ONE Championships: One Age of Domination on December 2, 2016.  Under Armour fans get to watch the show live with free tickets with qualifying purchase at their Brand Houses.

Are You Ready to Rumble?

Mixed Martial Arts has become one of the more exciting competitions for the past few years.  Among those making waves in the field is Filipino-American fighter Brandon Vera.  He is headlining ONE: AGE OF DOMINATION, which will be his first ONE Championship heavyweight title defense, against Japanese fighter Hideki Sekine, to take place at the SM Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City on Friday, December 2.  Under Armour, the most innovative sports apparel in the world, is proud to be the official partner for this event.

Of course, Under Armour would want their loyal followers and MMA fans alike to see the thrilling heavyweight title encounter between Vera and Sekine.  They are giving their shoppers tickets to attend the event.

Simply Shop at Under Armour’s brand houses in SM Megamall, Bonifacio Global City, UP Town Center or Trinoma for a chance to watch ONE: AGE OF DOMINATION.

  • Get two (2) General Admission Ticket for a minimum purchase of P2,000
  • Get two (2) Upper Box Ticket for a minimum purchase of P4,000
  • Get two (2) Lower Box Ticket for a minimum purchase of P6,000

To receive their tickets, eligible customers must present and exchange their ticket vouchers at Under Armour Redemption Counter, located at the SM Mall of Asia (Marina Entrance) on Friday, December 2 from 3 t0 5:30 pm.

Get involve in the action on social media by using the hashtag #ONEFIGHTNIGHT.

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Incoming: Color Manila Run 2017

There’s no better way to start the new race year than joining Color Manila Run.  They’ve been giving us the most fun, the most festive, the most colorful run in the country.  Color Manila Year 5 is on January 8, 2017 at the SM Mall Asia Grounds with 3K, 5K, 10K and 21K categories.  Register Now!

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Color Manila Run

4 Years of Color Manila Running

Color Manila Run really gives you a colorful start of the year with an amazing visual display at the color powder ceremony and the color powder stations.  It’s a run that would be perfect for runners fresh out of the couch up until the elite runners.  It’s 100% fun in the race as you get showered by a myriad of colors as you get go from one station to another.  They also have among the most festive after party after the race.

Officially registered for my 5th Color Manila Run

Officially registered for my 5th Color Manila Run

I’ve been running Color Manila Run since day 1 and I’m impressed by their growth.  They recently won the Asia Sports Industry Awards for Best Mass Participation.  They already had more than 100,000 participants since they have started Color Manila Run including other Color Manila Franchises like the Obstacle Run, Blacklight Run, Glitter Run and the Costume Run.  Color Manila Run has gone regional with stops in key cities like Davao, Ilocos Sur, Iloilo, Cebu, Pangasinan, Bacolod, La Union and Isabela.  They also plan to venture to Boracay, Bohol, Rizal, Abra and Cagayan de Oro in 2017.  For the local races, they also partner with Tourism Promotions Board to help use Color Manila as a means to promote tourism.  The grandest plan in 2017 includes going international with plans to enter Dubai, United Arab Emirates and the United States.  They wanted to showcase the Filipino brand of fun and excitement to the rest of the world.

All roads lead to Color Manila Year 5 happening on January 8. 2017 at the SM Mall of Asia. Registration is now open. While waiting for the big one, you can also join the remainder of 2016 Color Manila events with the CM Black Light Run at Clark, Pampanga on December 3 and the CM Black Light Run at Dagupan on December 10. Tickers are still available at or you may visit or for more information.

Race Details

Date and Venue

  • Date: January 8, 2016
  • Venue: SM Mall of Asia Grounds
  • Gun Start:
    • 3K: 6:30 am
    • 5K: 6:20 am
    • 10K: 6:00 am
    • 21K: 4:30 am

Fees and Inclusions

Drifit Shirt (Available for Deluxe and Rockstar)

Singlet (Available for Rockstar Only)

Singlet (Available for Rockstar Only)



Headwear (Available for Rockstar Only)

Headwear (Available for Rockstar Only)

Drawstring Bag (Available for Rockstar and 21K)

Drawstring Bag (Available for Rockstar and 21K)

Pillow (Available for 21K)

Pillow (Available for 21K)

Finisher's Medal (Available for Deluxe and Rockstar Only)

Finisher’s Medal (Available for Deluxe and Rockstar Only)

21K Finisher's Medal

21K Finisher’s Medal

 Color Packet

Color Packet


  • Online via Trackoval
    • Via Credit / Debit Card
    • Via Prepaid Card
      • Toby’s Sports, SM Megamall
      • Toby’s Sports, SM Mall of Asia
      • Toby’s Sports, Glorietta
      • Runnr, Bonifacio High Street
      • Runnr, Trinoma
      • Runnr, Alabang Town Center
    • Via SM Tickets

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UA Women Campaign Culminates at Maximus

Tin Majadillas of UA led the talks of the day.

One Of A Kind Marketing chief Tin Majadillas spearheaded the commercial aspect of the event as she tackled about women entrepreneurship

Under Armour gave another girl-power inspired activity in partnership with Bell De Jour, dubbed “Women in Armour” last November 19, 2016 at Maximus Athletes Shop Cafe in Mandaluyong City. 

Women in Armour

With women empowerment as a theme of the day, Under Armour and Belle De Jour Power Planner held a fitness and health lifestyle activity dubbed “Women in Armour” last Saturday, November 19, 2016 at Maximus Athletes Shop Cafe in Mandaluyong City.   The objective of Under Armour and Belle De Jour’s passion series was to encourage ladies to engage into a healthy and active lifestyle as many women are having difficulties in pinpointing the right exercise or continuing their daily workout routine due to busy work schedules.

As living a healthy lifestyle is a fundamental component to achieving an optimal mental and physical well-being, the event catered an intense circuit training and self-defense seminar.  The express circuit training was led by Under Armour-affiliate trainer “Mama” Kat Geronimo, a renowned celebrity fitness coach who mentors notable film and television actresses such as Marian Rivera, Danica Sotto-Pingris, Melissa Ricks, Megan Young, Bettina Carlos, Anne Curtis and Jessy Mendiola.

On the other hand, Filipina fighter Geli Bulaong supervised the mixed martial arts (MMA) self-defense seminar with 50 women attendees. Bulaong, who made history last November 6 as she became the first-ever URCC women’s flyweight champion by defeating Yan Qui Han via first-round technical knockout, conducted basic MMA drills and several self-defense techniques. Known as an advocate of women empowerment, Bulaong also shared that she donated her entire fight purse to the Philippine Cancer Society to signify her support in increasing awareness and reducing stigma of breast cancer.

Participants of the afternoon affair were in for a special treat as they were given an opportunity to interact and talk to the country’s high-profile fitness connoisseurs.  “The Fittest Woman in Philippine Crossfit” Zoe Pond-McPherson hosted a fitness dialogue to flesh out every essential piece on embodying health and wellness. Meanwhile, Beast House’s Gia Gapay discussed about the amatory art of pole dancing as a beneficial form of exercise for women.

The Fittest Women of Crossfit also gave her insights.

“The Fittest Woman in Philippine Crossfit” Zoe Pond-McPherson hosted a fitness dialogue to flesh out every essential piece on embodying health and wellness

One Of A Kind Marketing chief Tin Majadillas spearheaded the commercial aspect of the event as she tackled about women entrepreneurship, while triathlon Coach Andy Leuterio also shared his expertise on making recreational sports and hobby as a business.   The event culminated by unveiling the Under Armour corner at Maximus Athletes Shop Cafe, which is located at the Sparta Complex, 126 Pioneer Street, Mandaluyong City.

With women playing a huge role in our society, be part of spreading the female empowerment and join Under Armour’s campaign on social media by using #womenofwill #strengthenwomeninarmour and #fiercelyunstoppable.

Follow Under Armour

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