Color Manila Paradise Run on 7 January 2018

I’ve joined very few races this year, so each of them stands out quite strongly in my memory — especially the colorful and happy ones run by Color Manila! So I’m already thinking of how to start my 2018 off with a bang, and the Color Manila Paradise Run on January 7, 2018 at the Mall of Asia Grounds sounds like a good one to go with. Continue reading “Color Manila Paradise Run on 7 January 2018”

Road to Angkor Wat: Race Week

Well, I can’t believe it. Race week for the Angkor Wat International Half Marathon is here!

I fly out tonight on Cebu Pacific, which has the sole direct Manila-Siem Reap flights. This cuts the journey down to three hours in the air, although there are only four Cebu Pacific flights a week. Other flight itineraries include stopovers in Ho Chi Minh or Kuala Lumpur. The other option is to fly to Bangkok then take a six-hour bus trip (which is how backpackers get around in Asia anyway — but I digress).

As part of Team Manulife, my schedule is pretty full from breakfast on for the next three days. Continue reading “Road to Angkor Wat: Race Week”

TRI-Factor Philippines on December 2

Looking for that last-hurrah triathlon before the brunt of the Christmas season descends on the country? Want to experience the thrill of the finish line without spending all day on the race course? Or maybe you’re searching for the thrill of being offroad?

You’ll find all those things at TRI-Factor Philippines happening on December 2, 2017 at La Luz Resort, Laiya, San Juan, Batangas. Continue reading “TRI-Factor Philippines on December 2”

Justice League Fun Run in Cebu and Manila November 2017

This is my favorite time of year — not only because it’s gotten cool enough to run comfortably in the mornings, but also because so many awaited films come out around the holidays. Ever since Wonder Woman wowed audiences earlier this year (later on breaking records as the highest-grossing superhero origin film), I have been waiting for Justice League with bated breath. So when November rolled around, I was like, “It’s Justice League month!”

In line with the worldwide premiere of Justice League on November 16, Global Procurement Inc. is staging the Justice League Fun Run on November 19 in Cebu (SM City Cebu) and November 25 in Manila (SM Mall of Asia). This fun run offers 3K, 5K, and 10K distance categories.Β  Continue reading “Justice League Fun Run in Cebu and Manila November 2017”

Last Chance to Register for Color Manila Glitter Run on October 22

When it comes to fun, pressure-free runs, I always turn to Color Manila’s roster of events. Their upcoming CM Glitter Run this Sunday, October 22 at the SM Mall of Asia Grounds is bound to be another good one featuring their latest spin on the fun run: a glitter station!

Color Manila Glitter Run on October 22

With 3K, 5K, and 10K untimed distances, runners will go through a glitter shower spree as well as a foam station on top of the usual color stations that are the signature for Color Manila runs. Post-run, don’t go home just yet because the party is just getting started with the Color Festival, an extravaganza of color powder and music.

Color Manila VP Justine Cordero says, “Just when you think you’ve seen and experienced it all, CM Glitter Run comes in and combines everything that you’ll ever love to have in a fun run. Glitter, foam, color powders, retro music, and more!”Β  Continue reading “Last Chance to Register for Color Manila Glitter Run on October 22”

Takbo Contra AbuZo on November 19

It was the International Day of the Girl yesterday, and this reminded me of the importance of raising young women in a nurturing, supportive environment so they can reach their full potential. One of the avenues to do so is to ensure girls grow up safe, free from violence. We have come a long way in the fight for women’s equality, but there is yet more work to be done.

Zonta Club of Pampanga, an NGO which advocates Anti-Violence Against Women and Children will hold the first Takbo Kontra AbuZo on November 19 at CDC Clark Parade Grounds, Pampanga. This fun run aims to raise funds for the advocacy, raise awareness to end violence against women, and of course promote health and wellness. Continue reading “Takbo Contra AbuZo on November 19”