Run United Philippine Marathon 2015



Some 12,000 participants hit their target times for the 42K, 21K, 10K, and 5K race categories, thanks to experienced race pacers who guided them to the finish of the Run United Philippine Marathon (RUPM) last October 4. The event was the third leg of this year’s Run United Series sponsored by Unilab ActiveHealth.

Crossing the 42K finish line was made more memorable for the 3,000 marathoners with a red carpet lane that led straight into the halls of SM Mall of Asia’s One Esplanade so they could claim their finishers’ medals and shirts in superstar-style. Welfred Esporma clocked in at 3:14:52 making him the male champion while Anna del Rosario, the fastest female runner finished in 4:30:42. Meanwhile, Steve Clarke and Carly Relf were the top male and female foreign contenders with 3:23:10 and 4:32:32 finish times respectively.

In the runup to race day, Unilab Active Health gathered the country’s top fitness and medical experts to talk about aspects of endurance running: Dr. Carmelo Braganza on overcoming runners’ diarrhea, Jeaneth Aro of Nutrifit on Fuel Demands of Endurance Sports, and Coach Ani De Leon-Brown on Maximizing Your Training Zones.

RUPM was also the venue for the launch of ActiveHealth CarbGel, an energy gel packed with a specialized combination of quick-acting and long-burning carbs to help runners and other athletes sustain their energy during race or training. A product of Unilab, the ActiveHealth CarbGel completes the ActiveHealth nutrition system composed of Enervon Activ, a supplement taken daily to help build stamina and immunity, and Enervon HP, the ideal recovery drink best taken within 45 minutes after a workout. The ActiveHealth sports apparel collection was on display at RUPM.

The Run United Series will culminate in the Run United Recovery Run, ActiveHealth’s final race for 2015 on December 12 at Filinvest City, Alabang.

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