Thursday, April 25, 2013

Marikina's 2nd Del Run slated on April 28

Marikina takes it fight against flooding, literally, one step at a time with the  upcoming Del Run (Save the Marikina Watershed) on April 28, 5:00 a.m., at the Marikina Sports Park.  

Del Run is a fun run open to all with categories 5K, 10K and 21K, organizers said in a press release distributed to media outfits.

Marikina Mayor Del R. De Guzman said the project, which is on its second year, aims to raise funds to restore the 27,000-hectare Marikina Watershed. At its current state, there are not enough trees to prevent soil erosion which caused the Marikina River to become shallow and cause flooding in the city.  

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Organizers beef up Earth Day Run security against marathon bombing copycats

Organizers of the much-anticipated Earth Day Run 2013 announced a week prior to the event set on April 28, 2013 at the Bonifacio Globacl City that it is beefing up the security in light of the Boston Marathon bombing.

"In order to assure participants a safe and pleasurable running experience, National Geographic Channel is taking the necessary steps to address safety concerns and secure the race route. Hundreds of members of the police force and K9 units will be deployed at the venue, and National Geographic Channel is employing dozens of additional race marshalls along with increasing its medical staff and ambulances on call. They are also putting up more barricades and more water stations to protect the runners and help them stay in top condition during the course of the race," said the National Geographic Channel in a press statement released to the media.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Energizer Night Race Manila 2013

I greatly enjoyed my first Energizer night race in 2011 held inside the Bonifacio Global City in Taguig.

It was a night to remember, although it was not my first night race.

The memories are still vivid. How can one forget the runners rushing out of the starting line with their lighted head gears?

At that instance, I remember my childhood when fireflies still roam the night and provide glittering almost hypnotic lights.

And on May 4, 2013, on the same venue, I will be reminiscing my childhood with fellow runners rushing out of the starting line like fireflies, providing the glittering light of the 5th Energizer Night Race Manila 2013.