OVER 4,000 Pinay runners paired up to conquer the NRC Women’s Half Marathon NikeWomen Victory Tour early Sunday morning in Manila as part of the culmination of the NikeWomen Victory Tour.
The 21-kilometer race began at Blue Bay Walk in Macapagal Highway in Manila and ended at the Island Cove resort in the town of Binakayan in Cavite that served as a race village for the runners.
At the race village, participants were treated with an array of services that included massages and stretch-downs by professional therapists and trainers. Runners also re-fueled with healthy energy food and cooled down by the pool. To celebrate their achievement, runners were tasked to compose personal notes to their race buddies as well.
Nike+ users who accumulated more than 250 kilometers on their Nike+ Running app also received special access to post-race analysis with N+RC coaches and shoe cleaning services.
“Every aspect of the race, since the registration through the training journey, encouraged women to be better for it. And today, we saw how they went the extra mile to become better versions of themselves” said Patrick Reyes, Country Marketing Manager for Nike Philippines.
“As we continue to enable women to achieve their personal bests with Nike innovations and services, we hope that our runners today recommit themselves to be on this journey to be #BetterForIt in every facet of their lives,” he added.
To help the runners prepare for the run, their training was complemented with the Nike+ Run Club 12 week training program, a physical training journey through the Nike+ Running app and the Nike+ Running Club sessions held twice weekly in locations such as High Street at the Bonifacio Global City.
The training program helped race participants maximize their efforts on race day through a variety of training that included improving speed, endurance, recovery and also Nike+ Training Club (N+TC) workouts.
The NRC Women’s Half Marathon Manila is part of the largest global women's event series, the NikeWomen Victory Tour, which saw female athletes around the world challenge themselves and experience the power of the global fitness community through a series of one-of-a-kind running and training events.