Unilab Active Health’s Run United 3 of the Runrio Trilogy 2012 is happening on September 16, 2012
Last year’s Run United 3 had an estimated participants at over 14,000! Wow!
Run United 3, the third leg of the Run Rio Trilogy, has always been much anticipated because it offers what is dubbed as the ‘Afroman distance’ or 32k category—not usually included in other run races.
Other race categories are:
- Ceelin 500m dash
The 32K runners will have a gun start at Bonifacio Global City (BGC) starting at 3am, an hour ahead of the 21k runners. They will be led from BGC to take their first 10k in University Parkway area, then move up to Kalayaan Flyover. Then, they will go all the way down to Buendia, take left at Roxas Boulevard, turnaround taking the roads of Vicente Sotto, Diosdado Macapagal and on to EDSA before finally turning left at Seaside Boulevard for the finish at the Mall of Asia (MOA).
For 21k runners:
The 21k will have an earlier gun start at 4am compared to Run United 2’s 430am. They will have the same route as the 32k runners, but instead of going to EDSA they will turn right after Macapagal Avenue, turning right at Seaside Boulevard and then all the way to the finish line in MOA.
“Run United 3 runners will get to run across three cities— Taguig, Makati and Pasay. Based from the feedback we got from them, they really enjoyed the experience and the new routes. The earlier gun start of both race categories will give runners a safer route as well,” said Coach Rio of RunRio Inc.
Online registration for Run United 3 started on August 6 until September 2, 2012.
In-store registration started on August 13 and will be up till September 9, 2012.
Registration venues: Riovana in BGC and Katipunan, Quezon City; and Toby’s at SM Mall of Asia and Trinoma.
Some important things to note:
The runners will receive their complete race kits upon registration (Active Health Sun Visor, Singlet, Bib with B-Tag and wrist tag for 500m dash runners).
The wrist tag for 500m dash kid’s runner which is usually given on race day will now be included in their race kits upon registration.
Run United 3, which is for the benefit of Gawad Kalusugan and Children’s Hour, is part of the ULAH running series.
A bit of history on Run United:
Run United started with only 8,000 runners when it was launched in March 2010 and the numbers have steadily grown in succeeding events. An estimated 14,000 runners participated during its last offering— at 2012 Run United 2.
Run United 1 on March 4 started off this year’s RunRio Trilogy, followed by Run United 2 last June 17. Runners who completed all the longest distances (21k-21k-32k) in all of the three Run United races will be recognized at the RunRio Trilogy Awards Night.
Don’t forget to drop by these fun and exciting activities centers:
- Active Kids Zone
- Runners’ Lounge
- I-Connect Zone
- The Food Pavilion
- Health, Sports, & Leisure Zones.