The Skechers Performance Run 2019 is back for a bigger and better run! Last August 11, 2019 Global athletic footwear and lifestyle brand Skechers held its second Skechers Performance Run at SM by the Bay, Mall of Asia Complex. Headlined by its ambassadors, celebrity athlete Gerald Anderson and Sanya Lopez, the event highlighted the brand’s slogan to “Go Like Never Before” and its mission to make a fit and active lifestyle more accessible and enjoyable for more people.
The event was presented by Takbo.ph and Leadpack. Together with Gerald and Sanya, others who participated in the run were Skechers ambassadors like Kim Manginsay and Mike Jiang and Lexi Noval who were the hosts during the event. TV personalities like Nash Aguas, Tim Yap, CJ Jaravata, Patricia Javier, Hannah Ledesma, Brent Valdez, reality teen stars Yong Muhajil, Zonia Mejia, and Thia Thomalia. Athletes and fitness enthusiast s such ash Jeff Lo of Pinoy Fitness, Jackie Go, Rubie Gynn, Beef Cuts, siblings Joanne Villablanca, Jose Villablanca, and Carla Piscoso, Marline Capones and partner Mauro Lumba, social media persanlity and vlogger, Kimpoy Feliciano also came and had fun at the run.
The Skechers Performance Run’s 5k, 10k, 21k run distances and the newest category, the 3k walkathon attracted both beginners and seasoned runners.
Excitement was palpable during run day where as early as 1:30am, some runners were already warming up at the race grounds. At the end of the event, 3 champions emerged with impressive times; Jomer Argus bested the 21k category with a chip time of 01:18:36, while Isidro Perpetula lead the 10k category in 36 mins and 11 seconds.
After completing the race, participants enjoyed a cool down session led by the Flexfit PH girls. After that, to keep the audience pumped up for the treats and prizes, the 5-time UAAP Cheerdance Competition Champion, the National University Pep Squad performed a special number for the audience. Participants also enjoyed several interactive booths and installations, exciting activities, and fabulous prizes from Skechers and its partners. The competitive and curious ones went for the Skechers Performance Treadmill Challenge where they ran their farthest distance in 30 seconds wearing the brands new Go Run 7 running collection. A special treat was given to all Skechers wearers and for all particiapants wearing Go Walk at the event where they got a pick a premium prize ranging from Skechers Performance headbands, cooling towels, sunglasses, Beep cards and more. The photo opportunities were seemingly endless as runners took turns taking snap at the finisher podium area, the stage LED screen and the giant 3D Skechers Performance logo.
In tandem with run event, Skechers Performance has just released its newest and most advanced running shoe collection to date which received rave reviews from runners who have already gotten and ran in their new pairs, as well as those who tried them on at the Skechers Performance booth that day. Similarly, Skechers also launched its newest, Go Walk 5 collection for the 3K Walkathon, which received praises from the participants and wearers.
With a collection of shoes to suit all types of runners, Skechers Performance introduces its latest line of outfitted with all-new Hyperburst midsole technology.
The HYPER BURST midsole has led the brand to bag international awards this year for its winning material in what has been dubbed as the “Foam Wars” in the running shoe world. Recent awards include Gear of the Year by Outside Magazine and the highly prestigious Editor’s Choice award from top running publication Runner’s World, both for the GO Run Razor 3 Hyper sporting the HYPER BURST technology. On the new Hyperburst, Gerald says “pinaka favourite ko talaga yung Skechers Go Run 7 kasi napakagaan, napakacomfortable, kahit sa mga long runs super supportive siya. And also dahil sa Midfoot Strike mas bumilis ang speed ko, ang masasabi ko this is the best shoe.” The HYPERBURST midsole foam technology is completely different from any other foam Skechers Performance has ever made and released. HYPERBURST delivers a mechanical foaming process that creates thousands of spherically-shaped cells in a very tight format. This makes the shoes easily and quickly rebounding after being compressed. Its long-wearing durability is a great upgrade for pro-runners and fitness enthusiasts who need high-performing shoes for their work-outs and runs.
Designed for speed, Skechers Performance has just released the GORun 7 in our stores. Responsive, supportive and lightning fast, the GORun 7 features the award-winning HYPER BURST™ midsole foam technology, the brand’s lightest and most resilient yet.
GO RUN 7
Gerald Anderson wore the Go Run 7 which propelled him to finish the 5km category. Meanwhile, Sanya Lopez ran the 10km category wearing the Go Run Fast in Mauve. This sleek and lightweight neutral trainer is designed for maximum speed, sporting a breathable nearly seamless compression knit upper for a snug and sock-like fit. The Go Run 7 definitely delivers on its promise of speed and comfort as the top placers
can attest. Lastly, the Go Run 7’s reflective detail accents doubles as a sleek design aesthetic and a safety feature in low-light environments
GO WALK 5
With Skechers Go Walk’s long hailed as the best walking shoes, the new Skechers Go Walk 5, features Ultra Go technology, a lightweight and responsive cushioning midsole which gives the shoe its bounce. Air Cooled Goga Mat insoles make for a comfy and breathable experience for your feet regardless of the weather. It also has dual density Comfort Pillars visible on the outsole to provide custom support exactly where it’s needed. When slipping on or holding a pair of the Skechers GOwalk 5, one can immediately feel the amazing comfort it delivers. One more major innovation with the latest iteration is that the Go Walk 5 is machine-washable!
The Sunday morning of the Skechers Performance Run 2019 was a fun-filled one for all the runners who not only got some exercise in, but also came together as a community, inspiring each other to be fit and to GO LIKE NEVER BEFORE.