Give a smile and hope to street children, join Sofitel-Run Rio Battle of Sexes Leg 2


Virlanie Children's Choir
Virlanie Children’s Choir

Inspiring, delightful and world class performance from children’s choir of Virlanie Foundation as they welcome the media and bloggers in the press launch held last July 24, 2013 at Sofitel Philippine Plaza of the upcoming race event Sofitel-RunRio Battle of the Sexes Leg 2 happening on September 01, 2013 at SM Mall of Asia. Togetherness of one of the top hotels in the hotel industry that provides luxury and excellent hospitality experience andRun Rio Inc. headed by the foremost running icon & coach of the Filipino Running Community, Coach Rio Dela Cruz they formally announced the second leg of male vs female event as the continuation in supporting the Virlanie Foundation by encouraging more people to help the less fortunate children of Manila through benevolent programs.

Virlanie Foundation is a non-government organization (NGO) reaching out to street children. It cares for children in need of special protection: abandoned, abused, exploited, neglected, orphaned, poor… Close to 200 staff and volunteers, supported by a network of donors and sponsors, touched the lives of 1,211 street children in 2011. Founded by French social worker, Dominique Lemay and his Filipino friends, the non-profit foundation celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2012. Since 1992, Virlanie has helped 14,700 children become responsible and self-sufficient adults. http://www.virlanie.org/

In the presence of Sofitel Philippine general manager, Adam Laker proudly shared a short recap about their accomplishments they’ve done last March 2013 ( first leg) wherein more than 3000 running enthusiasts merged in one goal which resulted to raise over Php 750,000 that has been used to purchase a van that was recently handed over to the foundation for their activities for the street children of Manila.

Sofitel Philippine Plaza hands over a PHP 755, 000 support to the Virlanie Foundation L-R: Chevrolet Philippines Managing Director Atty. Albert Arcilla, Virlanie Foundation President and Founder Dominique Lemay, Sofitel Philippine Plaza General Manager Adam Laker and Running Coach Rio dela Cruz
Sofitel Philippine Plaza hands over a PHP 755, 000 support to the Virlanie Foundation
L-R: Chevrolet Philippines Managing Director Atty. Albert Arcilla, Virlanie Foundation President and Founder Dominique Lemay, Sofitel Philippine Plaza General Manager Adam Laker and Running Coach Rio dela Cruz

And for the technical and race mechanics, Coach Rio presented the unique concept of the race. In the usual races all participants unleash in the same gun start time of each distance. This time male and female will compete against each other to reach one finish line in one venue in two race distances, 5k and 10k. Female runners will run first with a head-start of 3 minutes for the 5k and 7 minutes for the 10k who will then be followed by the men afterward. Its our chance to defend and prove who is great between the men and women.

Children of Virlanie re-knocking in your loving heart to support and join on their upcoming event dubbed as Sofitel Battle of the Sexes Leg 2 on September 01, 2013 at Block 16, SM Mall of Asia Grounds. Join and defend your gender!

Note: Proceeds if the ticket selling goes to the Virlanie Foundation.

For further details with regards of registration info please refer below.

Date and Time: Sunday, September 01, 2013, 05:30AM

Race Title: Sofitel – Run Rio Battle of the Sexes Leg 2

Our Goal: To build and sustain the running community in the Philippines by redefining running through the marathon event’s unique concept of of male vs. female as well as he to create a brighter future for the less privileged children of Manila

Our Positioning: Inspire, educate, celebrate and defend your gender!

Our Mechanics: Male and female to compete against each other to reach one finish line in one venue in two given distances of your choice. Female runners will run first with a head-start of 3 minutes for the 5K and 7 minutes for the 10K who will then be followed by the men afterwards.

Owner: RunRio Inc.

Title Sponsor: Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila

Venue: Block 16, SM Mall of Asia Grounds

Start Time: 05:30AM

Race Distance: 5K and 10K

Registration Fee: 5K- Php 500.00 10K- Php 800.00

Inclusions:
Singlet
Race bib with timing device and raffle entry
Goodies from sponsors

Registration Period:
Online: June 17, 2013
Online: August 11, 2013
Online: July 16, 2013

CLICK HERE FOR ONLINE REGISTRATION

In-store: August 25, 2013

Registration Sites:
Riovana BGC
Riovana Katipunan
Toby’s MOA
Toby’s SM The Block

Age Categories:
16 under
17-24
25-29
30-34
35-39
40-44
45-49
50-54
55-59
60 above

Prizes: 5K / 10 Age Categories (1 Male and 1 Female)

1 GC Spiral for two persons
1 Nike + Ipod sports kit
1 Pair of shoes World Balance

10K / 10 Age Categories (1 Male and 1 Female)

1 GC Spiral for two persons
1 Nike + Ipod sports kit
1 Pair of shoes World Balance

OVERALL WINNER FOR 5K AND 10K

10K Race:
1 overall winner (Male or Female)

5K race:
1 overall winner (Male or Female)

Prize for overall winner (both in 5K and 10K)
1 Sofitel Suite GC for two persons with breakfast at Spiral
1 Nike + Ipod sports kit
1 Pair of shoes World Balance

Raffle prize of a “Weekend Luxury Stay Package” consisting of:
3-night stay at a Sofitel Suite with breakfast for four with full access to the Club Millésime
5 Spiral GCs for 2 persons
5 Le Spa GCs
1 Vietura Aesthetic Center GC worth Php 25,000.00

Raffle Mechanics:
To qualify for the raffle, interested participant should:

Bring a VALID PROOF OF IDENTIFICATION during registration. VALID ID can be any of the following:
– Government-issued ID
– Passport
– NSO-issued Birth Certificate
– Participants will be categorized as Male or Female based on the gender indicated on their Valid ID
– Participant’s age group will be determined based on the age/birth date indicated on their Valid ID

Raffle Terms and Conditions:

– This promotion is open to all Filipino and non-Filipino citizens of all ages.
– The runner must provide complete and accurate information upon registration. This includes the runner’s full name, mailing address, correct age, email address and contact number.
– The raffle stub attached to the race bib shall serve as the official raffle entry of all participants. All raffle stubs must be dropped at the tambiolo in front of the stage by 7:00am on race day.
– The raffle draw will be held on September 1, 2013 during the post-race awarding ceremony at the stage of the activity area at the Mall of Asia.
– The winner (1) must be physically present. If the runner is not present, the raffle draw will continue until a physically present winner is chosen, subject to presentation of valid government ID or documents.
– A representative from Sofitel Philippine Plaza shall draw the winner, witnessed by a DTI representative. Acceptance of the prize shall constitute a release and discharge of Sofitel Philippine Plaza from any liability, claims, demands, causes of action, and/or damages which the winner may have, whether known or unknown at the present time, of any nature whatsoever, arising out of or relating to: (i) the contest, (ii) personal injury and/or property

The lucky winner (1) of the Weekend Luxury Stay Package will enjoy the following:
– One (1) complimentary gift certificate with three night stay at a Sofitel Suite with breakfast for four (4) persons at Spiral, valid for 1 year subject to room availability
– Five (5) complimentary gift certificates for Spiral (lunch/dinner).Each gift certificate is good for two persons, valid for one year.
– Five (5) complimentary gift certificates for Le Spa (one-hour massage). Each gift certificate is good for one person only, valid for one year.
– One (1) Vietura Aesthetic Center gift certificate worth PHP 25,000 valid for one year.

  • Sofitel Philippine Plaza will pay taxes of the above-mentioned prizes.
  • The winner will be required to participate in a photo taking session during the issuance of the prize. Pictures may be published in various media outlets.
  • Sofitel Philippine Plaza reserves the right to disqualify any winner/entry, if he/she has been found to have not met the rules and regulations with regards to complete and accurate race registration.
  • Employees of Sofitel Philippine Plaza, Accor Hotels and Resorts, and Runrio, and their relatives up to the second degree of consanguinity or affinity are disqualified from joining the raffle. The organizer’s decision in concurrence with the DTI is deemed final.

Singlet Design:
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Event Sponsors:
Sofitel – Run Rio Battle of the Sexes is presented to you by Gatorade in cooperation with Gold’s Gym, World Balance, Rexona, Sky Cable, Prime Power Manpower Services, Eupac, Dole Philippines, Darlington Socks, Johnson and Johnson, Health Express, Delsan Office Systems

Star Xpo Enterprise, Classica Litho Corporation, Nizoral, Primier Water and Timex. Media partners include Philippine Star, Business World, Manila Bulletin, Wheninmanila.com and ABS-CBN News Channel.

Press Launch venue is Sofitel Philippine Plaza located at CCP Complex, Roxas Boulevard, Pasay City.

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Sofitel is the only French luxury hotel brand with a presence on five continents with 120 addresses, in almost 40 countries (more than 30,000 rooms). Sofitel offers contemporary hotels and resorts adapted to today’s more demanding and more versatile consumers who expect and appreciate beauty, quality and excellence. Whether situated in the heart of a major city like Paris, London, New York, Shanghai or Beijing, or nestled away in a country landscape in Morocco, Egypt, French Polynesia or Thailand, each Sofitel property offers a genuine experience of the French “art de vivre”.

Sofitel Legend and & Sofitel So are two labels that come to enrich Sofitel Luxury hotels.

Sofitel Legend hotels are iconic and mythical; they are often centuries-old listed heritage buildings: Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi, Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam and Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan.

Sofitel So hotels are new « boutique hotels » characterised by a stylish focus on contemporary design by famous architects and/or embellished by international celebrities from the world of fashion, design or art: Sofitel So Mauritius Bel Ombre, Sofitel So Bangkok and Sofitel So Singapore (2013).

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Event Photos:
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