Top 5 Reasons: Why You Should Join 7-Eleven Run 800!

Update: 7-Eleven Run 800 has been re-scheduled on October 14, 2012 at the Aseana City in Paranaque. Runners joining the 10k,15k or 21k half marathon will enjoy this new closed-circuit race course set along the coastal road – CAVITEX. Those joining in the 3k and 5k categories can look forward to an organized race course along Macapagal Ave.

To complete registration, runners can pay registration fees at the 7-Eleven a nearest them. Take note of the 7-Connect number and pay at any 7-Eleven store within 24 hours. Race Kits can be claimed on the date indicated on the receipt, and from the same store where payment has been made.

Note: Those who are not available on the new schedule can have a REFUND of their registration fee. You may visit for more details.

Here are my Top 5 Reasons to help you decide and why you too should join 7-Eleven Run 800: Takbo para sa Kalusugan on October 14, 2012 in Aseana Business Park, Pasay City near Mall of Asia.

1. Philippine Seven Corporation Pay’s Forward to the Community through their Advocacy Campaign.

7-Eleven celebrates the opening of its 800th store with Run 800. Aiming to draw in nearly 50,000 runners with a new and scenic race course along the coastal road, 7-Eleven also gives back to the communities it serves with its advocacy “Takbo para sa Kalusugan” wherein cities within Luzon (where 7-Eleven stores are located) have a chance of receiving support for its feeding programs and medical missions.

Three (3) top cities by votes will receive support in kind equivalent to cash prizes to be donated by 7-Eleven – a total of P800,000. First place city will get support equivalent to P400,000, Second place will get P300,000 worth, and Third place will get P100,000 worth of food and medical supplies.

And this is where runners joining in the RUN800 can SUPPORT THEIR CITY. All registrants are required to input the Luzon-located city they want to help. Registration will not push-through without a city indicated. Votes will be tallied daily as registrations are completed. Only paid registrations are counted for the votes. After the last day of payment (August 10, 2012), all votes will be tallied and posted on this site.

Feeding and medical programs to be awarded to winning cities voted for by runners will be facilitated by PhilSeven Foundation, Philippine Seven Corporation’s corporate social responsibility arm.

To know more on PhilSeven Foundation, visit

2. Exciting and New Race Route. The Cavitex Run.

Coastal Road connecting to Cavitex (Photo Courtesy:

Runners joining the 10k,15k or 21k half-marathon will enjoy this course set along the coastal road – CAVITEX, wherein some of its lanes will be closed just for this race.

Click to enlarge.

3. A Never Before Seen Hydration Stations of Sports Drinks.

Race Trivia: This will be the first time different hydration partners have sponsored one running event. Pocari Sweat, Fit n’ Rite, Powerade and Gatorade sports drinks will be on various parts of the race route. Good luck to our tummies! 🙂 I suggest start drinking combinations of this sports drinks available of course in 7-11 Stores. Haha! 😀

4. Register Online and Select Nearest 7-11 Store of your CHOICE.

Registration Fees:

Register Online:

Race Kit:
Kit Contents: (1)Singlet, (2)Race Bib with Built-in Timing chip, (3)Stubs for Drink, Bag, and Finisher’s Shirt (on the Race Bib) **Singlet size availability is on a first-come, first-served basis. No replacement for lost or change size accepted.
  1. Claim Race Kits at the same store where they paid. Claim date is indicated on the receipt
  2. Receipts must be presented in claiming the Race Kits or bring a valid ID with picture.
  3. No claiming of Race Kits at the venue.


  1. No ON-SITE Registration. Registration is solely online thru
  2. Registration is only completed upon payment of Reg Fee within 24 hours.
  3. To pay the Reg Fee, take note of the 7-Connect number shown after online registration and pay at any 7-Eleven store. Receipt looks like below:

Registration Terms and Conditions:

  1. Registrations are non-refundable and non-transferrable.
  2. Once reg fees are paid, changes in the registration shall not be accepted. Downgrade or upgrade of category is not permitted.

5. Finishers in All Categories Will Get Finisher Shirt and Top 3 male and female 21K half marathon can also win a Slot in the Macau International Marathon in December 2012.

Aside from singlet that you can get during registration all finishers of 3K, 5K, 10K, 16K and 21K will get finisher shirt shown below.


  1. Color and design is by race category
  2. Sizes are available but subject to availability

FINISHER’s KIT: (1)Finisher’s shirt in a (2)Bag (3)Drinks
**Surrender Stubs on Race Bib to claim

  • Top 3 of each category will receive cash prizes (mixed top 3 males and top 3 females)

  • Top 3 Filipino males and females of the 21k half marathon will also win a slot in the Macau International Marathon in December 2012, which includes airfare and accomodations.

  • Top 3 of all age groups across all categories will be awarded a medal. Age categories will be announced after registration period.

Race Information: Who can join?

  1. Any age of any nationality
  2. Below 18 years of age on race date (August 26) must be accompanied by a parent. They will receive race kits with parent’s consent form to be signed by legal guardian or parent. Race Kits will not be released without a signed consent form

Wave Start:

Wave Starts have been adapted from the New York Marathon to give runners a better running experience. Here’s how it works: runners of approximately the same caliber are grouped together in a pack of up to 5,000 runners. “Waves” are released at set time intervals. This prevents slamming into other runners caused by crowding especially in high volume races joined by 20,000- 50,000 runners. Being guided with wave start times also help in reducing waiting times.With the 7-Eleven Wave Start system, runners can even choose which wave they want to start in. This gives more flexibility for runners instead of being automatically sorted by the system. Runners can choose to run with their friends or family, or choose to run competitively.See the race start times for the wave you want to join. Some notes:

  1. Arrive 30 minutes early of your wave start time. If you arrive late, you will be bumped off to the last wave.

  2. On the registration page, only Wave Starts with vacant slots may be selected. So register early if you plan to run with people you know (no need to register at the same time).
  3. Definition of Race Groups (specifically for 3k up to 10K): COMPETITIVE – you are going for speed, ADVANCED – you’ve done races before, BEGINNER/CASUAL – its your first or second time to race.

Contact details visit: Email:

What are you waiting for register now, vote your city & enjoy Cavitex Run with 7-11 Run!

The Running Bloggers and Organizers during Media Launch. (Photo Credit: Jojo Pauly)

About Kalongkong Hiker

I am Paolo Mercado for 20 years I've been riding a bike, walking a lot and running a lot. I am Kalongkong Hiker, a trail runner, mountaineer and a biker that can also write a blog of my travels, adventures and places that I visited through walking, running and biking. I write to encourage others to stay healthy and fit. #KeepOnRunning #ShareTheRoad #KalongkongHiker
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5 Responses to Top 5 Reasons: Why You Should Join 7-Eleven Run 800!

  1. Pingback: 7-Eleven Run 800: Claiming of Race Kits Starts August 27, 2012 | Kalongkong Hiker

  2. isaac976 says:

    will you be running? looks like a fun run ..


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