RUNRIO Trilogy returns in 2017 with a unique progressive format from half-marathon in the series opener to full marathon in the finale.
The trilogy fires off on June 25 with a 21-kilometer race around Okada Manila in Paranaque City.
The second leg on August 13 will feature Rio’s own Afroman distance of 32 km at the same venue, before providing the toughest test in the series finale on October 1 with the 42.125-km run.
The 32K is an ideal tuneup for runners preparing to complete their very first full marathon, according to De la Cruz.
Runners who complete the main race in each leg will be honored at the RunRio Trilogy Awards Night.
The first leg will also have 10K and 5K races, while the second and third legs will feature 21K, 10K and 5K events and organizers expect an average of 12,000 participants each leg.
The first Runrio Trilogy was held in 2010 to provide a progressive program for distance runners and this year the event is also being held to help generate funds for YesPinoy Foundation.
“This year marks the seventh year of Runrio Trilogy, whose main objective is to educate runners to train and race progressively,” said actor and running enthusiast Dingdong Dantes, the event ambassador.
Runrio also looks to soon add more races including trail running and obstacle runs.
“This unique running series will definitely provide runners a chance to train and prepare properly as they progress with their running distances” said Dela Cruz.
Runners can register online, while onsite registrations are set up at Adidas Greenbelt 3, Adidas Trinoma, Adidas Solenad 3, Adidas BGC and Toby’s SM MOA. The event is also being backed by Gatorade and Okada Manila and supported by Active Health, Summit Water and Garmin Philippines.