Unilab Run United 3, the third leg of the RunRio Trilogy, will happen on September 16, 2012. Run United 3 is for the benefit of Gawad Kalusugan and Children’s Hour.
Aside from the Ceelin 500m dash, 3k, 5k, 10k and 21k race categories, Run United 3 will also offer the 32k category, otherwise known as the “Afroman distance.” According to Alex Panlilio, head of Unilab Active Health , “The 32k Afroman Distance in RU3 can be a preparatory race for the full 42.195km category in the upcoming 1st ever Run United Philippine Marathon slated on October 28.” This category is not offered in other run races.
Coach Rio dela Cruz says new features and surprises await participants of Run United 3, like new routes and different starting and finish lines in the 21k and 32k categories. The 32k runners will also run at 3am, an hour ahead of the 21k runners, and will traverse these routes: Bonifacio Global City (BGC), University Parkway area, Kalayaan Flyover, Buendia, Roxas Boulevard, Vicente Sotto, Diosdado Macapagal, EDSA, Seaside Boulevard and Mall of Asia (MOA).
Online registration for Run United 3 started on August 6 and will last until September 2, 2012. In-store registration started on August 13 and will continue until September 9, 2012. Registration venues are as follows: Riovana in BGC and Katipunan, Quezon City and Toby’s at SM Mall of Asia and Trinoma.
Upon registration, the runners will receive their complete race kits, which contain the following items: Active Health Sun Visor, Singlet, Bib with B-Tag and wrist tag for 500m dash runners.
Fun and exciting activities likewise await runners and their family at the Active Health Village, new and bigger Active Kids Zone, Runners’ Lounge, I-Connect Zone, The Food Pavilion and Health, Sports, & Leisure Zones.
The RunRio Trilogy consists of (1) Run United 1 which was held last March 4, 2012, (2) Run United 2 which was held last June 17, 2012 and (3) Run United 3 which will happen on September 16, 2012. 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.