Run For Home – Phil. Running History-in-the-Making

This is actually reveal #2 from our post dated June 3 entitled “Mark Your Race Calendars” of then still secret races from Finishline:

On July 19, Globe-Ayala Land and Finishline is taking us a notch higher as they give us the first race of its kind in the Phils.  This will be the first time that Filipino runners will experience the benefits of a champion chip (disposable electronic  timing chip) without needing to fly-off to foreign shores for a race.  Exciting!!!

Technology will really invade this race.  On-site blogging, twitter, pixlink, free and downloadable race pics… Who else can pull this off but an entity like Globe?

Furthermore,  we’re going to be given a new and another exciting race route.  How about Ayala Avenue for starters?  Whoa!

This race promises to be something else.  As Angelo Yaneza, Globe Events Manager, painstakingly explained to us the other night at the press launch,  Globe wants this to be a venue for everybody to start getting fit and try out running.  So there will be a 3k, 5k, 10k and 21k events — a sufficient mix of distances to quench everyone’s thirst for a good run.

All types of runners are encouraged to join.  Walkers and runners, the young ones and young once alike are all welcomed.  This is designed for everybody and anybody who wants to be fit and/or start a fitness program, lose weight, support a definitely good cause like Habitat for Humanity or those who just wants to have plain, good, old fun!

Angelo Yaneza of Globe giving a brief of the race

Vince Mendoza of Finish Line giving us a heads-up on what to expect at the race

Runners and other fitness bugs happy and all ears during the briefing

Another first is Run Analysis for each participant exactly like the one we enjoyed at the  Singapore Marathon where we can all  view our standing and compare it with other finishers.  More than finding out how well or how pathetic ( ha ha) we did at the race, this is really a cool way of just finding out how we did vis-a-vis our friends, acquaintances, our running targets  or even the elite runners.  I think I’d have a blast (or shall I say, laughs?) just knowing where I was when the first runner finishes.  This might just push us  to run faster… ha ha ha  I wish I could get as many friends to run this race.  This will be so much fun and for an excellent cause at that!

Registration is from June 19 to July 14, 2009 only, through Globe website or at any Globe business centers in Metro Manila, Fitness First (Metro Manila branches only)  and at RUNNR, Bonifacio High Street, Taguig City.   Race routes for all distances may be viewed also at the Globe website.

Claiming of Race kits and disposable timing chip will start on July 16 to July 18, 2009, three days before race day at BHS in front of ROX.

Be part of running history!  Register now and we’ll see you there!!!

Girls posing the Krissy way. The guys, ala James? 😉

with Marc, Taki, Tiffin, Mariel, Queenie and Angelo

Runners high with the prospect of another great race.


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