Straight from the Inbox: Nike tidbits

Here are a few bits and pieces on what Nike is doing to help runners train and improve their runs. 

Nike has rolled out a series of running clinics, headed by veteran running coach Rio dela Cruz, in universities and key running areas around the metro for both beginner and seasoned runners. Coach Rio will teach participants the proper way of running, monitor their progress, and give expert advice to avoid injuries and help runners maximize their potential in time for the October 24, 2009 Nike+ Human Race 10K. 

Nike Running Training Clinics 
The Nike Running Training Clinics in schools will run from October 7 to 16 in the following schools: UP, San Beda, Adamson, JRU, UST, and FEU. Details to follow. 

Those who will not be able to attend these can still join the ongoing Nike Running Training Clinics scheduled every Tuesday at Ultra and Friday at the Nike Park, Bonifacio High Street at 7pm. 

The 1st First Quezon City Marathon 
To help Running clinic participants apply what they’ve learned, Nike is sponsoring their 10K at the 1st First Quezon City Marathon to be held on October 18, 2009 at the Quezon City Memorial Circle. It’s sort of like a prep run for the Human Race, plus it’s also still a charity run. 

Nike+ members can register for FREE at the Nike Running Training Clinics. To register, simply log on to and sign up to become a member.

The FREE 10K registration is open until Wednesday, October 14, 2009 at Nike Park, Bonifacio High Street.

You can also register and claim your free race kit with a Nike shoe bag, Human Race 2009 shirt and water bottle on Tuesday, October 13, 2009 during the Nike Running Training Clinic in Ultra.

Only 700 free race kits are up for grabs

2009 Nike+ Human Race 10K 
Nike provides an avenue for runners around the world to converge and run in one day through the Nike+ Human Race 10K. By synching their runs onto, runners at any place in the world can compare statistics with other runners by syncing their respective Sportbands any time on the 24th of October. 

Since we are not an official race city, Nike has partnered with Subic International Marathon to provide Human Race participants a venue to run together. Please note that partnering with SIM does not make the Philippines an official race city. Race cities are chosen according to the size of the running community, and running in the Philippines is still an emerging sport compared to the other countries. Hopefully, in the next 2 years, we can be an official race city 

The virtual Nike+ Human Race 2009 will be part of the Subic International Marathon on October 24, 2009, 4 PM. It will be a sundown run, so people can actually drive to Subic in the morning in time for the afternoon race and get home after the race as well. Participants of the 10K leg, regardless if they have a Sportband or a Nike+ kit, will get a limited edition Finisher’s Bracelet to certify their accomplishment of running with the world.

The only thing we require is that they are registered Nike+ users. There will be laptops set-up at the finish line for those who haven’t registered yet so they can register on the spot. 

Please note though that the Nike+ Human Race as part of the Subic International Marathon isn’t free and you still have to register for this through Smart. For the details of the registration, just visit

3 thoughts on “Straight from the Inbox: Nike tidbits

  1. Good information on how Nike is propelling the Philippines to join in the Nike Human Race. The mechanism of setting up free running clinics will definitely increase awareness — not only to their product but also to running as a sport (recreation or competitive level).

    In due time, we will be part of the participating countries. We just need to be patient and keep on running!

    running and synching at nike+ hahaha 😉

  2. nice move for NIKE Philippines! hopefully, we’ll be a part of the worldwide NIKE Human Race.

    It would be fun to be an official race city. But runners do need to rack up mileage and show up at races. They get thousands of runners in other cities and at right now at best we get 5000 for different distances in an event … it will take time. Good thing we are into running for the long haul. hehe

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