Anyway, thanks to Havas Agatep (previously Agatep Associates Inc.) for giving me (and together with Alvin) the chance to loosen my so relaxed muscles and join the first ever Energen Family Fun run (ooppss, ran again without even a quick training)! The event was for the benefit of Bantay Bata 163 simultaneous with the launching of their new Energen Go Fruit flavors, which was proved tasty and likened by my 4-year old son (Aizen, who in a month from now may already be eligible to join 500-m runs).
The fun run which also aimed to promote healthy lifestyle and family bonding through running was well attended with 3,300 runners who participated on different categories from 3K, 5K, 10K, and the 500-m dash for Kids which has become the highlight as it caught the attention of almost everyone who were all cheers to the cute little kids running with their fluffy teddy bears.
|The starting line near BGC's Football field|
Although the event was held at the ever-famous race venue Bonifacio Global City in Taguig, the 10K has some newer route aside from the usual "around BGC" and nth street route. One that I liked was the flyover from Market Market going to C5 where runners took it slow below the flyover for the 6th kilometer inclined U-turn. It was not as long as the Buendia flyover but it has added a short challenge.
Ample water as hydration were available for all the runners, and even the sponsor booths were abound to give samples and free taste. The event was even more made alive by the wit and humor of celebrity-runner Bearwin Meilly who not only gave motivation to the participants, but as well as some mind-provoking thoughts, ideas, and some sermons to newbie and seasoned runners alike (now you know what's the difference between fun run and Marathon is!).
Check out the following photos taken during the event:
Some of the running friends present at the event (Alvin, Beep-beep, TJ and Friend)
|Crowds of Family and Friends gather at the activity area|
|Papa Racs (Marshall mode) running to his station at the 500-m U-turn|
|This cute little boy got the biggest cheer from the crowd|
|Getting a push to the finish line|
|Doncha Niel Yakebete leading and winning the boys' 500-m dash|
|Cyrine Mae Bandolis leading and winning the girls' 500-m dash|
|Together with the new batch of people from Havas Agatep|
Read also the Energen Photo and Winners list from Aktibo Ka Ba?
Distance: 10 km.
Official Time: 00:53:10
Official Ranking: 65th
When: May 26, 2013.
Where: Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
Event: Energen Family Fun Run