Yet another race Sunday is coming up — Globe-Ayala Land Run for Home. I’m excited! It’ll be my second 21K. I’m pacing with some of my friends from Takbo.ph: Rico, Timmy, Sid, and Rene for a 2-hour, 20-minute finish. I’ll be the only rose among the thorns, but at least the distance won’t seem so lonely.
I hope you’re running with friends because all the routes are interesting and unique. You might even want to take photos, if you’re not chasing a PR. *wink* I’ve taken the liberty of screencapping these route maps from the Run For Home website for easy reference.
UPDATE (03/17/10): How annoying. They changed the route maps — and they’re pretty drastic changes as well! I’ve updated the screencaps below with the new maps.
The 10K, 15K, and 21K routes will all pass over the Kalayaan flyover, but it’ll be something new because we’ll be approaching it from the other side of EDSA. I for one am really stoked about the sights on our 21K. Ü
Since the race begins and ends at the Ayala Triangle, you’ll have to be very early or very creative with your choice of parking. These parking areas will be open on that day, but slots are limited in the ones closest to the venue. I’m planning to park at Greenbelt, walk to Ayala Triangle, and just stash a change of clothes at the baggage counter.
- Open 4am to 10am:
- De La Rosa 1
- De La Rosa 2
- Valero 2
- Makati Stock Exchange
- 6750 Steel Carpark
- EDSA Carpark
- The Link
- Glorietta 4
Open 24 hours:
Assembly and Gun Start Times
Your race kit should have a list of assembly and gun start times per race category stickered to the plastic containing your bib and timing chip. There’s a lot of wiggle room between the assembly and gun times, so try to be in the area at assembly time to do your warm-ups, stretches, and last-minute trips to the restroom. Don’t be caught with your pants down at gun start!
UPDATE (03/19/10): This is bad. They changed the start times three days before the race! What if you’re someone who doesn’t have regular access to the internet to read these updates? Grrr…
- 21K: assembly at 4:40am, gun at 5:10am
- 15K: assembly at 4:55am, gun at 5:25am
- 10K: assembly at 5:10am, gun at 5:40am
- 5K: assembly at 5:25am, gun at 5:55am
- 3K: assembly at 5:40am, gun at 6:10am
Timing Chip, Facebook Updates, and Live Video Feed
Don’t forget to tie your chip to your shoe! The rule is no chip, no time. And if you haven’t yet, add the Globe-Ayala Land Run For Home ChampionChip Update to your Facebook account so you can get updates posted to your Wall every time you pass a waypoint mat. (NOTE: Don’t just be a fan of it. You have to approve a set of permissions for it.) You can also tell your couch potato friends to watch you cross the finish line through the live video feed on the Run For Home website.
Hope to see you at the starting line!