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Filinvest City, Inspiring Outdoor Fun!

A couple of times I ran a trail in Nuvali in Sta. Rosa, Laguna, twice in Tagaytay Highlands and as a spectator-photographer at Timberland Heights in San Mateo, Rizal. Those trails are very good for beginners and advanced runners alike and they have one thing in common – quite far from home, considering that I live in the city of Manila. I never thought of running a trail or just even testing it without travelling far north or south. But an invitation from the people of Filinvest City thru Ms. Vimz Mendoza, a.k.a. Kulitrunner in the running community, changed that thinking.

There is a mountain bikers’ haven that also serves as an off-road track for trail runners inside Filinvest City’s untapped tract. A mere 15-minute drive from Makati City through the Skyway, Filinvest City is located in Alabang, Muntinlupa City. It was once used as the starting point for the Condura – Skyway Marathon that was held early this year. And the good news is that they are planning to improve the trail that will eventually integrate it to the landscape of this vast development by commissioning a consultant abroad. I am excited to see how this beautiful place develops into a more fun outdoor event venue  and nature-friendly city.  Enjoy the photos!

Filinvest City mound at SLEX Interchange

Greenscape-Filinvest City 

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Filinvest City Head, Mr. Don Ubaldo (fourth from right) invited us to experience trail running and mountain biking at Filinvest City in Alabang, Muntinlupa City.

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Runners briefing before we run the course at Filinvest City.

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Runner-bloggers gather to test the trail of Filinvest City.

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Mountain bikers who frequent the bike trail in Filinvest City at one of their pitstops.

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KB Runner and Kulitrunner

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I tried biking a small part of the route, and enjoyed it. I wish I have my own MT bike 😦

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TV actor, triathlete and participant in the Xterra-Vaseline Men Tri-outs – Race to Maui, Matteo Guidicelli, is a regular biker in Filinvest City.

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Mr. Rene Villarta, a.k.a. Jazzrunner

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Running Atom and Kamote Runner enjoying the route and sunshine.

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Vener Roldan (RunUnltd), KB Runner and Don Ubaldo

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Some of the friendly bikers along the route.

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Jenny (BilogGirl) leads the pack of bikers on the trail.

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Rikki a.k.a. Cheapanggang Diva

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RodRunner – Rod Apolinario and CruiseControl – Bobby Cruz.

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Trailbiking at The Trails

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Courting Ms. Vimz Mendoza (Kulitrunner) 😉

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Post-run breakfast at The Palms Country Club Restaurant.

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Allan Enriquez (Running Free Manila), during the Q&A.

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Ms. Daphne Sanchez, Marketing Head and Mr. Don Ubaldo, Head of Filinvest City, discuss what the ‘City’ can offer to their community as well as running and biking enthusiasts.

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All smiles for the the photo-op after the event.

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Carless Sundays Map

Download Filinvest City’s Summer Event Series (calendar of activities in PDF) here.

Press release:

FILINVEST CITY, GEARING UP FOR AN ACTION-PACKED SUMMER!

It’s that time of the year when schools close down, the sun rises extra early and sets later than ever. Yes, it’s summer once again and there is no better place to play than in Filinvest City, where action and adventure can be found in every corner!

STRIDE AND RIDE
For its growing running and biking community, Filinvest City gives more reasons to hit the streets as it implements Carless Sundays allowing these enthusiasts to freely use the city’s tree-lined avenues for their favorite workout from 5 am to 10 am. During this time period, The City Loop, running from one side of Corporate, Commerce, Parkway and Filinvest Avenues, will be closed off while the other side of these streets will accommodate two-way traffic.

These runners and cyclists will also be able to experience the unique thrill of conquering the rugged terrain in the newly-expanded 9km bike/run trail within Filinvest City. And to aid running and bike aficionados to take their game to the next level, trail running and biking clinics will also be hosted.

Already, racers are eager to test their mettle against one of the toughest physical trials known to man, the Xterra Mud Run, an off-road marathon that will take place at this newly opened bike/run trail at the end of May.

SUN AND FUN
All these can be experienced in complete safety thanks to round-the-clock security, and can be accessed with relative ease as transportation points are also operational 24/7.

Anyone who’s looking for a summer to remember doesn’t need to go far. At Filinvest City, the action is always sizzling hot and the fun is just yours for the taking!

Thank you to the friendly people of Filinvest City, especially to Mr. Don Ubaldo for inviting us to test their trail. Special thanks also to LeStSkY Runner Photography  for some of the photos I posted here.

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