The world’s number one sports drink, in partnership with Runrio, will once again hit the road for the second year of the Gatorade Run.

It will be held on November 27, 2016 at the SM Mall of Asia in Pasay City. The run will have two distances—11K and 22K.

More than 6,000 runners registered in last year’s run which featured hydration stations where participants got pre-race hydration drinks, a post-run hydration test area where runners instantly learned about their hydration status, and a warm-up area where free sessions were available for those who wanted a full-on warm up activity before and after the run. Gatorade ambassadors Jeron Teng, Jaja Santiago, Chris Banchero, Jett Manuel and Ara Galang were among those who were present to support the runners.

This year’s run promises to be more exciting, while still focusing on the importance of pre- and post-run hydration. Pepsico Marketing Manager for Hydration Tony Atayde said, “Gatorade is a global leader in sports performance and we’ll definitely bring that expertise to the run. Learning the benefits of proper hydration is crucial for runners and we look forward to reinforcing that message through the Gatorade Run.  We’re excited to show runners how, whether in sports hydration or a unique consumer experience, NOTHING BEATS GATORADE.”

Registration for the Gatorade Run 2016 will start on September 12. Log on to for updates and to register.
I know it was so scary to know that DOH have already confirmed that the Zika virus is now here in our country. For sure there are lots of Filipinos who don't know or perhaps don't have knowledge about this kind of virus that can be spread out.

We should be more cautious to our surroundings. As they say, "It's better to prevent than to cure!" But what if, there is no vaccine against the virus, like Zika? In fact, One in four people infected with Zika only develops symptoms while a very small portion of people may suffer complications after contracting the virus. 

What is Zika?

Zika is a kind of virus that being transmitted by the Aedes Aegypti, the same mosquito that transmitted Dengue and Chikungunya Virus. It could be symptomatic or asymptomatic.

What are the Symptoms?

  • Mild Fever
  • Skin Rash
  • Joint Pain
  • Conjunctivitis Fatigue
  • Headache

What to do if symptoms appear?

  • Treatment varies depending on the symptoms.
  • Do not self-medicate. Consult a doctor.
  • If symptoms worsen or other complications develop, seek medical attention immediately, you could be at risk.
  • Wear clothes that cover your arms and legs.
  • Have plenty of rest and sleep.
  • Take plenty of fluids.

How to prevent the risk of Zika, Dengue, or Chikungunya Virus infection?

  • Prevention starts at home.
  • Eliminate breeding sites such as flower pots, old tires, bottles and any other recipients where water can accumulate.
  • Cover all household water tanks and container to ensure that mosquitoes cannot get into them.
  • Prevent the accumulation of rubbish, dispose it in sealed plastic bags and use covered bins.
  • Keep drains clear to prevent stagnant water from accumulating.
  • Use insecticide-treated mosquito screens or curtains to cover windows and doors.
  • Wear long sleeves, long trousers and hats.
  • Use insect repellents recommended by health authorities
  • Share this information.

If you find it informative and may help concern people, now is the time that you share this article to all your friends and love one.

Source: International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies