The country’s go-to convenience chain, 7-Eleven, officially marked its seventh year of promoting health among its consumers through a fun-filled sports and wellness activity, the 7-Eleven Run.
7-Eleven Run 2019 brought together professional and recreational runners from different parts of the country into a nationwide gathering, where they showcased their love for the sport while spending time with friends and family. The event took place in Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao last February 3, 2019.
This is the second year that the company held the 7-Eleven Run simultaneously throughout the country. In 2018, over 25,000 participants joined the event as they vied for a podium finish.
Races were held at Filinvest City, Alabang, Cebu Business Park, and SM Davao. The race in Manila and Cebu both had 10 different categories that catered to all types of runners: 500M, 3K, 5K, 5K Buddy, 10K, 10K Buddy, 16K, 21K, 32K, and 42K. On the other hand, the race in Davao, had only 9 categories, excluding 500M.
The overall top 3 Filipino winners from the 42K, 32K, and 21K categories will be participating at the Phuket International Marathon in Thailand from June 7 to 10, 2019.
42K CATEGORY WINNERS:
|42K MALE||OFFICIAL TIME||42K FEMALE||OFFICIAL TIME|
|1st: Bryan Quiamco (Davao)||2:39:43||1st: Maricar Camacho (Manila)||3:20:05|
|2nd: Anthony Nerza (Manila)||2:40:16||2nd: April Rose Diaz (Davao)
|3rd: Richeel Languido (Davao)||2:43:08||3rd:Cinderella Lorenzo (Manila)
32K CATEGORY WINNERS:
|32K MALE||OFFICIAL TIME||32K FEMALE||OFFICIAL TIME|
|1st: Azlan Pagay (Cebu)||1:56:53||1st: Ruffa Sorongon (Cebu)||2:22:01|
|2nd: Rafael Poliquit (Cebu)||1:57:56||2nd: Raterta Luisa (Manila)||2:25:31|
|3rd: Joerge Andrade (Manila)||1:59:11||3rd: Jocelyn Elijeran (Manila)||2:32:08|
21K CATEGORY WINNERS:
|21K MALE||OFFICIAL TIME||21K FEMALE||OFFICIAL TIME|
|1st: Prince Joey Lee (Cebu)||1:12:22||1st: Mary Joy Tabal (Cebu)||1:24:39|
|2nd: Richard Salano (Manila)||1:13:11||2nd: Christine Hallasgo (Davao)||1:27:47|
|3rd: Jerald Zabala (Davao)||1:14:32||3rd: Christabel Martes (Manila)||1:28:48|
Unfortunately, no one was able to take home the Php 500,000 cash prize since the current Philippine National Record for the 42K category men’s (2:18:44) and women’s (2.43:00) was not broken by any of the overall top Filipino placers.
“The 7-Eleven Run series is regarded as one of the most anticipated marathons in the country today,” Jose Victor Paterno, President and CEO of Philippine Seven Corporation said. “This year, we’ve made it more interesting by adding more categories to better fit the demand of every type of enthusiast—from the recreational runner to the professional athlete. We believe that by doing a sporting event like the 7-Eleven Run, we can contribute to the growth and development of Filipino sportsmen who are well on their way to bring pride to our country.”
7-Eleven Run 2019 was held in partnership with Filinvest Alabang, Cebu Business Park, and SM City Davao. Official timing partners: Soleus and L Timestudio. Official media partners: ESPN 5, PLDT, Smart, and Cignal. Official sportswear partner: Under Armour.
The event was also brought to you by Selecta, Cornetto, Nature’s Spring, Summit, Gatorade, Del Monte, Pocari Sweat, Refresh, Kopiko 78, San Miguel Beer, Fit n’ Right, Aquafina, Pepsi, Nova, Evian, Le Minerale, Sip, Safeguard, C2, Mogu Mogu, and Magnolia.