Sofitel Manila and RunRio, Inc. Present the Battle of the Sexes Fun Run 2013

Join Sofitel Manila and RunRio, Inc. Charity Fun Run this January 26, 2013 and help the Virlanie Foundation.

Pasay City, Philippines, January 06, 2013 --( Sofitel Philippine Plaza, in partnership with RunRio, Inc., announces the launch of RunRio – Battle of the Sexes, a 10k evening Fun Run to be held on the 26th of January 2013 at the SM Mall of Asia Grounds in Pasay. There will be ten (10) age level categories that runners can join. The Battle of the Sexes Fun Run will have one overall winner who will win an overnight stay at a Sofitel Suite with breakfast for two at Spiral. Also, each category will have one male and one female top winner where each winner will win an overnight accommodation at a Superior Room at Sofitel Manila with breakfast for two at Spiral. As an added bonus, all runner participants will have the chance to win over 1 million in luxury prizes from Sofitel Manila. One lucky raffle winner will get a chance to win the “One Million Luxury Stay Package” which includes a three night’s stay at the Imperial Suite, ten gift certificates of lunch/dinner buffet for two at Spiral and five gift certificates at Le Spa, Sofitel Manila’s luxury spa center. The raffle draw will be held after the race.

RunRio is a series of 10k fun run organized by RunRio, Inc., headed by the foremost running coach in the country, Coach Rio de la Cruz. This January, RunRio, Inc. is partnering with Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila, the only French luxury hotel in Manila, to organize their first fun run for the year. The Battle of the Sexes Fun Run’s unique concept of male vs female is probably a first in the country. Male and female participants will compete with each other in one finish line, one venue, one distance. Female runners will run first then after 7 to 10 minutes, male runners will start the race.

Sofitel Philippine Plaza General Manager, Goran Aleks says, “We have partnered with track and field coach, Rio de la Cruz who is an icon of the youth for espousing fitness in order to promote the importance of health and fitness to the Filipinos. In addition, all the proceeds of the RunRio will go to Virlanie Foundation to help alleviate the plight of the street children in Manila.”

There will be in-store registration at Toby’s MOA, Toby’s SM The Block, Riovana BGC, Riovana Katipunan and Sofitel Philippine Plaza. Tickets can also be purchased through online at

For more information on the Run Rio Fun Run, please log on to or call Sofitel Philippine Plaza at 551 5555 loc. 7789.

To discover Sofitel Manila, please go to the official website at

The Battle of the Sexes is presented to you by the following major sponsors: Chevrolet Philippines and Gatorade, along with 7 Aces Manpower Agency, MPlus Printing and Century Tuna. Media partners include: Business World, Philippine Star and Manila Bulletin

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