Sunday, May 15, 2016

COLOR MANILA: The Blacklight Run 2016

Change is coming! The famous slogan of the president-elect Rodrigo Duterte which was pretty much imbibed in millions of Filipinos who voted for him in the recently concluded National Election. So, you want change in the society? How about starting it within yourself – A life style change!

CM Blacklight Run is on May 28, 2016, at the running circuit of Filinvest, Alabang, Muntinlupa City...
With a thriving and growing running community here in the country, many are now living into the healthier side of social life. But as far as runners are indeed increasing in numbers, many are still busy finding excuses not to exercise. Either their too busy at work, too fat or can’t wake up early in the morning, these people will never run out of reasons not to run. 

@ P1,500, The Rock Star Race kit has more accessories for a more in the running event...
Color Run Manila, is a different kind of running event that have successfully re-invented running rules. For one, at the finish line, there are no podium winners but everyone will be given medals just by finishing the course. Everyone are encourage to stop, do selfies and throw color powder along the race routes. These running event will encourage newbie or going to be runners to engage in running minus the “competitive” factor of the race.  

Categories are 3k, 5k, and 10k...
For almost four years, the Color Manila running events never fails to come up with new concepts that continues to bring more fun in fun runs. It started out as a regular fun run event where variety of colored powder are scattered to all participants. And last 2012, I had the opportunity to be part of their first ever running event that was held at BGC. 

Mr. Jay Em and his Girl Friend Cindy started CMR in 2012...
 After the successful Color Manila Run, they introduced the Color Manila Run Challenge where my wife and son joined in to a 5 kilometer “careless” running with some cool obstacles along the course that made the event extra crazy. And of course, for the second time, Color Manila Black Light Run which is going to be held again at the Filinvest Complex, Alabang, Muntinlupa City this coming May 28, 2016. 

Everyone will get to wear this cool luminous glow in the dark shirt...
I remember when I was just starting to join running events almost six years ago, short distances such as 3k and 5k have the most number of registrants and only few in the 10k and 21k categories. Only after a few years, the numbers is quite the opposite. The most number of runners in any running event are the long distance categories. It only shows the how many runners are maturing fast over the short number of years or months of running. 

Jonathan Lizarondo of Color Manila Foundation...
But as much as this scenarios are very encouraging, running advocates and running events need to bring up new set of runners as newbies and Color Run Manila is just one of the few organizers who are promoting the fun runs. It is also one of the very few organizers that is making a difference in the lives of the marginalized  of some indigenous people in Mindoro and Tanay Rizal. That is why a big part of the proceed of the event will go to Colo Manila Foundation. 



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