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The Search is on for The Amazing Race Asia Season 5

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Sony Pictures Television (SPT) Networks, Asia is bringing back The Amazing Race Asia for a fifth season.

Hosted by Allan Wu, The Amazing Race Asia Season 5 is looking for couples or pairs (with pre-existing relationships) who are ready to face different challenges as they race around the world.

Contestant Requirements:

1. Aged 21 years old above

2. must have valid passports

3. must be a citizen or resident of Asia

4. Physically and mentally fit

5. must be outgoing, adventurous and socially savvy
6. At least one member must have a driver’s license and can drive automatic transmission and manual transmission

The site is now open for application and this can be found at: www.axn-asia.com/TARA

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Interested applicants would need to fill up the online application form on our website and will have to submit a 3 minute audition video online. Deadline of submission of entries is on June 12, 2016, 11:59 pm Singapore Time.
Be part of the action
AXN was home to the previous four seasons, with the most recent edition concluding in 2010, and will now air season five. The show will debut in its fifth run on AXN in late 2016. Ten teams chosen from across the Asia-Pacific region will compete for a chance at the winning crown and US$100,000 in cash.
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Press kit and photos courtesy of AXN Asia, Sony Pictures Television and The Amazing Race Asia production.
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Make Manulife DaNang International Marathon Your Next Marathon Destination

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I have been on the lookout for marathon destinations since 2011. I only had one international marathon and that was way back 2011 and 2014 at Singapore with the Standard Chartered Singapore International Marathon. It was one hell of a ride but the tour of Singapore is something you will enjoy. This year, I am fortunate that I will be running Da Nang International Marathon.

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Slated on August 6, 2016 the DaNang International Marathon will give you a scenic tour of Da Nang, Vietnam!

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The Manulife Da Nang International Marathon is an annual event held in Da Nang’s coastline. This is the first professional Marathon in Vietnam certified by IAAF – AIMS. The number of participants racing the event each year demonstrates the success of this race.

Here are a couple of reasons why Da Nang should be in your must-race marathon list:

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Da Nang has one of the most scenic marathon race courses in region.

Da Nang’s 30-kilometer coastline is renowned for pristine beaches with white sand, crystal-clear blue water and is also popular destination for fishing, water-skiing, diving, and yachting. Da Nang got itself listed as a first class city, and has a higher urbanization ratio than any of Vietnam’s other provinces because of its green environment, hardly any pollution, and traffic restrictions. It is considered to be the most livable city in Vietnam.

The run route of the Manulife Da Nang International Marathon will allow you to experience a beautiful coastline, the surrounding mountains, and a city with beautiful bridges that cross the poetic Han River. With all the amazing sights and sounds around you and the fresh air you will be breathing in as you take each stride on your run, it will certainly be one of the most memorable races you’ve done. So come and experience Vietnam and let its alluring beauty be the usher to one of your life’s running milestones.

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Experience the city wake up while you run through.

You will have an amazing experience running through Da Nang while the whole city is still sleeping. Starting at 4:30am give runners a chance to enjoy the dreamlike nights and then catch peaceful sunrise on the coast. Things you may see while running through Da Nang: locals doing their exercises on the bridges, men in motorbikes loaded full of stuff rushing to the market, an old lady sweeping her front yard while doing tai chi exercises, and many more activities of the city’s citizens that you can only see during the early morning.  One thing Da Nang is known for is its friendly citizens. Do not be surprised if you run past a house and be stopped and offered a cold drink, a biscuit, a banana, etc., to fuel up. Where else you can experience all that just in one run?

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Have an awesome vacation in one of the best travel destinations in Vietnam

We recommend that you arrive a bit early for the race or leave a bit later because there are so many things to do which you may not want to miss.

One place you may want to consider visiting is Son Tra, (called Monkey Mountain by US soldiers) located 10km from the northeast of Da Nang, with its peak of 693m above sea level, it is an area still largely covered with a dense rainforest and amazing wildlife, it is home to the rare Red Shanked Douc. To the west of Da Nang, you may want to visit the My Son ruins, it used to be the capital and religious center of the Champa kingdom but badly damaged by bombing raids in the 1960s, it was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1999. There are many more places to visit such as Marble Mountains – a rocky limestone mountain jutting out of the beach in the south, Ba Na Hill – the mountain resort located in Truong Son Mountains with 5km cable car to its peak at 1487m above sea level. Do not forget to visit Hoi An ancient town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site located 30km from Da Nang. Here you will be transported to a time long gone as you walk around the town. To the north of Da Nang, a 100km road trip throughout Truong Son Mountains will give you a tremendous view from the top and will take you to the charming and peaceful city of Hue, the Imperial of Nguyen Kingdom. Just getting there is an experience already, but the destination is worth the trip!

Da Nang is not only famous for its scenery and people; it also has its own delicious homegrown dishes such as Cao Lau, Bun Bo Hue, Quang noodles, and not mention all the fresh seafood you can get your hands on.

Ms. Carroll, a runner from Australia shared with us: “The Da Nang Marathon/Half Marathon is an event which allows you to not only run 42.2km or 21.1km but also an opportunity to explore an exciting part of Vietnam. I totally enjoyed my two visits to Hoi An. The Vietnamese people are extremely friendly and race organization is faultless.”

If you still in doubt, let’s see some of the best moments of the race

Video of 2015 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z1lukVVfLWs&feature=youtu.be

This will truly be a race that you will never forget.

Are you ready to join the Manulife Da Nang International Marathon this summer?

Race date: Saturday, 6 August, 2016

  • Start line: Bien Dong Park, Vo Nguyen Giap Str., Da Nang city
  • Register fee:
    • 42KM: 110 USD
    • 21KM: 90 USD
    • 10KM: 40 USD
    • 5KM charity: 2.5 USD

Register at: www.rundanang.com

Press materials and photos courtesy of Manulife Da Nang International Marathon organizers and from Google. Credits go to the owners of the photos.

Under Armour Opens House in Cebu

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Calling our friends in Cebu, your favorite sports apparel is opening in your neighborhood and invites you this Sunday, May 22 for a challenge!

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Performance footwear, sports gear and apparel innovator Under Armour (UA) continues to expand its reach in the Philippines with the opening of a brand house in Cebu City on May 22.

The first in southern Philippines the 164 square-meter UA brand house is conveniently located on the ground level of Ayala Center Cebu. This ups the number of exclusive UA outlets in the Philippines to four, further underscoring the importance of the country as a growth area for the Baltimore-headquartered firm. Customers can browse and purchase a range of innovative, quality merchandise the company has been famous for since its inception 20 years ago.

“We are extremely grateful for, and humbled by, the incredibly warm reception from our Filipino customers. We believe that UA’s success is a direct offshoot of the worldwide trend towards an active lifestyle, and how the brand values reflected in our products have successfully promoted such,” said Triple Pte. Ltd. CEO Michael Binger. The company holds the exclusive distribution rights for UA across Southeast Asia. “During his visit to the Philippines, UA founder, chairman, CEO Kevin Plank had described Asia Pacific as one of the linchpins for truly defining UA as a global brand. Indeed, our upward business trajectory here exemplifies that, and increasing our presence should further enable it,” he added.

Highlighting the opening of UA’s new brand house is the Armour Challenge – open to male and female participants 18 years old and above on a first-come-first-served basis. The competition, to be held at the Ayala Center Cebu’s Activity Center, consists of three physical challenges: mountain climbers, squats, and burpees. The fastest to complete the exercises will win a UA tank or sleeveless top and a discount coupon. All other participants automatically receive discount coupons as well. Famous husband-and-wife fitness coaches and UA brand ambassadors Jim and Toni Saret will be on hand to give valuable fitness and and training advice to participants and the general public. A former national athlete, Jim was educated here and in the US on sports science and is the founder and training director of APEX (Athletic Performance Enhancement) Sports Training, Inc. Like Toni, he was one of the trainers in the Biggest Loser Philippines television program. The two presently host MetaBEATS, a fitness show on the Lifestyle Channel.

Interested participants can send their full name and mobile number to ua.instoremarketing@benchtm.com. Slots are limited. More details will be e-mailed to registrants.

Under Armour’s other brand houses are located at BGC, Megamall and UP Town Center. Also available in multi-branded sports houses, such as Tobys, OV, Planet Sports, Rustan’s and major stores in key cities. Visit www.underarmour.com.ph for more information.

Image and press material courtesy of Under Armour Philippines and One of a Kind Marketing.

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World Vision Run Gives Kids A Healthy Start in Life

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Running is arguably one of the most popular sports today — and the most preferred fitness exercise by Filipinos. It boasts of many health benefits, promotes healthy lifestyle, prolongs life and in some cases, may even save lives.

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World Vision Run is an annual charity event that promotes healthy lifestyle through running, while also raising funds to help secure a better future for thousands of Filipino children. When you run for World Vision, you’re not just running for your own health, but for children.

Malnutrition is still the leading health problems among Filipino children. The National Nutrition Survey shows that 2 out of 10 children under 5 are malnourished. Meanwhile, 10 million children die before their 5th birthday every year due to preventable diseases.

For almost 60 years in the Philippines, World Vision has taken huge strides to ensure that Filipino children enjoy the fullness of life they deserve. Proceeds from this charity event will be used to fund nutrition interventions in areas where chronic malnutrition is most prevalent.

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Now on its 5th year, World Vision Run offers a bigger and more fun-filled activities the whole family will enjoy. The event is happening on June 26, 2016 at the Blue Bay Walk in Pasay City, with an expected 7,000 participants. Race categories include 3k, 5k, 10k 21k, and a 500-meter dash for kids. The event is co-presented by Run Rio, Inc.

For more information about World Vision Run 2016 and registration details, visit worldvision.org.ph or call 374-8413 and look for Nina or Michelle.

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Daloy Dance Co Wants You to Dance!

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Daloy Dance Company is back with new workshops to make you express yourself through music and through dance.

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SUMMER INTENSIVES AT ADMU!

Learn to move and get to know your body with Daloy’s movement workshop specially created for the Ateneo Fine Arts department. The workshop will be a combination of basic dance techniques as well as centering, creative movement, movement meditation, and physical theater exercises. Open to both first-timers and experienced movers. We don’t just teach people to dance, we help people to move more and more like themselves. Schedule: May 24 – June 3 (Tues-Fri), 2pm-5pm, Gonzaga Dance Hall (3rd floor) Rates: Php 800 walk-in class Php 2,500 for 1 week Php 3,000 for 2 weeks (Slots: 20)

For inquiries and reservations please call the office of the Ateneo Fine Arts at 4266001 local 5330 – 5331. EARLY BIRD RATE: BOOK BEFORE MAY 18 and get Php500 off any package! CHEKOV WORKSHOP + DALOY WORKSHOP = Php1000 off!

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OPEN TO ALL BACKGROUNDS, ages, genders, bodies of shapes and sizes — just bring yourself! Be yourself. Learn and Dance CONTACT IMPROV with DALOY! May 27 7-830pm Improv Jam MIRROR STUDIO THEATRE 8463 Kalayaan Avenue, Makati City

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Contact improvisation is allowing contact, touch and sensitivity to flow into movement — a celebration of all bodies and the present moment.

 

 

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Daloy Dance Company in partnership with The PARC Foundation and Next.Ep is back with various classes! Basic Jazz Advanced Jazz Contemporary Creative Movement Movement Mediation Jazz Funk Urban

Choose your own vibe and try each class for free!

THE PARC MANILA 494 Lt. Artiaga St. Corazon De Jesus, San Juan City City, Philippines

 

 

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Come and join the fun of learning and dancing with Daloy Dance Company’s Ea Torrado (Improvisation Class) and Zyda Baaya (Contemporary Class) in DANCE.MNL INTENSIVE WORKSHOPS on June 14-26, 2016.

 

 

 

 

 

For more information, visit www.dancemnl.com, email info@ballet.ph, call (02) 551-1003, or check out the official Facebook page: www.facebook.com/Dance.MNL.