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 today, 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.
The race in Filinvest City, Alabang for the Manila leg and in Cebu Business Park for the Cebu leg both had ten different categories that catered to all types of runners. The categories were as follows:
• 5K Buddy
• 10K Buddy
The race in SM City Davao for the Davao leg, on the other hand, had nine categories excluding 500M.
This year, runners were introduced to new distances as 7-Eleven added the 32K category in all locations. In Cebu, the 500M category was launched this year while the 10K Buddy category was provided as a new option for runners in Davao.
“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.”
Three winners from each category were awarded cash prizes and medals. In addition, the overall top three Filipino male and three Filipino female placers from the 21K, 32K, and 42K categories also qualified to participate in an international marathon in Asia, all expenses paid.
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, Gatrade, Del Monte, Pocari Sweat, Refresh, Kopiko78, San Miguel Beer, Fit n’ Right, Aquafina, Pepsi, Nova, Evian, Le Minerale, Sip, Safeguard, C2, Mogu Mogu, and Magnolia.