7-Eleven recently announced that it will be holding RUN 1500 this coming March 15, 2015, the latest installation to its successful Run series.
The first 7-Eleven fun run, RUN 800, was held in 2012 with over 10,000 participants.
RUN 1000 followed in 2014 with close to 18,000 runners and dubbed as the “largest paid race” in the country that year.
Traditionally, the 7-Eleven Run Series is also held to celebrate store opening milestones: RUN 800 celebrated 800 stores in the Philippines, RUN 1000 celebrated 1000 stores and this year, RUN 1500 will be held in anticipation of opening its 1,500th store in the country.
“RUN 1500 promises to be bigger and better, featuring new categories as well as new venue partners, Skyway and Filinvest City,” 7-Eleven statement said.
Now a full marathon, the race will include a 42KM category, a 10KM buddy run and a 500M fun run for kids.
Runners joining the 10KM, 16KM, 21KM, 42KM categories and 10KM Buddy Run will enjoy the course set along the Skyway. Those joining the 500M, 3KM and 5KM categories can look forward to an organized race course in Filinvest City.
What to Expect?
7-Eleven said: “People can enjoy a fun, organized race made more convenient with 7-Eleven’s system. Runners can easily register online and pay at the nearest 7-Eleven store and claim their race kits there.
The registration system also allows participants to choose their wave starts to allow them to run with those of the same skill or speed, or with friends or family.”
Race Categories, Fees and Inclusions
|10KM Buddy Run||P500 each|
All finishers in each category will receive finisher shirts and medals. Top 3 for each category will also receive cash prize.
Another tradition in the 7-Eleven Run Series is to give Filipino runners opportunities to be more competitive. In each Run, 7-Eleven sends top Filipino placers of the 21K category to represent 7-Eleven Philippines and compete in an international marathon, all expenses paid.
7-Eleven Run Series winners have been sent to the Angkor Wat International Half Marathon in Cambodia and Seoul Race in South Korea where Pinoy pride was well represented.
“Following in the footsteps of Janette Agura (2nd place winner in Angkor Wat), were our RUN 1000 delegates who dominated the Seoul Race last 2014. Mary Joy Tabal, won 1st place in the women’s 21KM, while Mario Maglinao and Elmer Sabal won 1st and 3rd place, respectively for the men’s category,” 7-Eleven said.
This year, 7-Eleven will be sponsoring the top 3 Filipino males and females of 21KM and 42KM to join the Laguna Phuket International Marathon in Thailand.
The company statement said: “Runners can expect tons of fun and freebies at the event, thanks to 7-Eleven’s generous event partners.”
Interested runners can register online at http://www.run711.com/ and pay the fees at any 7-Eleven store within 24 hours. Registration is until February 23, 2015 only!
7-Eleven Run 1500 is in partnership with Skyway and Filinvest City. Sponsors also include Safeguard, Selecta, Pocari Sweat, Gatorade, Nature’s Spring, Del Monte, Powerade, Bacchus, and 7-Connect, official footwear and apparel sponsor, Saucony and media partners: Solar Sports, CNN Philippines, and WhenInManila.com
7-Eleven Run Series is on Facebook at facebook.com/run711 (Hashtag: #711Run1500)