The second installment of Runrio Trilogy which is the Run United 2, held last Sunday at the SM Mall of Asia Grounds in Manila, completed with over 8,000 runners that crossed the finish line. The number of runners participated in the 21 KM and 32 KM distances were overwhelming. I was there to document in photos a sports drink brand and the pictures I’m posting here are the side shots I took during the said event. The atmosphere that morning was festive and the weather was just right with the sun shined so bright considering that almost everyday we’re experiencing some drizzles in the late afternoon, at night, and sometimes in the early morning.
It seemed that the longer distance runners passing through hydration stations were endless that made my hand painful due to almost non-stop pressing of the camera shutter button.
At the finish line and post-race area, people were seemingly ecstatic finishing their race and getting their loot bags filled with some goodies and finisher shirt. Gulping a bottle of Gatorade followed by another bottle of water, made them utter “ahh!” and instantaneously smiled in front of my camera. 🙂 See you again runners at the World Vision Run!
ActiveHealth 2016 Calendar of Events
Sharing the details for Run United 2, on-line and in-store registrations will start today, April 28, 2014.
2014 Run United 2 will be held on June 1, 2014 with 500m, 10k, 21k and 32k race categories. All categories will have a start and finish at the Zero Kilometer, Roxas Blvd.
|Registration Process||Participant||Start & End Date||Kit Distribution||Additional Fees|
|Priority Online Registration||For RU1 21km registrants only||April 21 – 28 only||Race kits will be delivered||Plus P150 delivery & P50 web admin fee|
|Online Registration||Open to all participants||April 28 – May 16|
|In-store Registration||For those buying for friends||April 28 – May 16|
|In-store Registration||For actual runner||April 28 – May 16||Runners will receive race kit at the store||None|
Two weeks ago, running bloggers were very fortunate to be invited to a one-of-a-kind product promo and race event launch. We were requested to come at 6 o’clock a.m. to the University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City, with our running attire. Energetic people from Unilab Active Health (ULAH) and Runrio, Inc., also geared up for the event, greeted us cheerfully upon our arrival at the lobby of Bahay ng Alumni, U.P. Campus. Some booths were setup for this small venue, hinting that the event will cater to a small to medium gathering. I was refreshed and a bit energized after drinking their product sampling of Enervon HP and I-On Energy Drink, since I haven’t taken my breakfast yet. Later, we learned from ULAH people that Enervon HP is a great recovery drink after intense activity or workout, while Enervon Activ’s special formulation for athletes and for those who exercise a lot, if taken regularly can improve physical performance and endurance. On the other hand, I-On Energy Drink, unlike the ordinary, can boost and sustain performance, with no side effects, unlike those energy drinks overloaded with caffeine.
That morning was not just for ULAH and Runrio to promote their products and race event, but for us to experience its first ‘Mornings with Active Health’ – a running clinic conducted by no other than celebrity running coach Rio dela Cruz. I felt that it was an awesome experience for most who attended it since the venue is very conducive for running and biking enthusiasts – the campus oval is lined with large, old trees. Too bad I was not able to participate in the activity due to sore muscles after my Filinvest City trail run a week before this. I remembered that I did not have any stretching and warm-up before the run, nor doing it after. I tried running a bit but the pain had intensified, so I just got my camera and kept it clicking until the end of the event.
A night before this, I had difficulty finding a running shirt only to replace it with the singlet provided by Unilab Active Health that morning, but I have no regrets! Because the singlet they gave to all the attendees are cool and comfortable to wear, and of high-quality, dri-fit material. Topped it with an ULAH sun-visor, all for free! 🙂 The new Run United 2 singlet and finisher shirt were also on display with improved design and fabric.
Kudos to ULAH and Runrio! I hope that there will be more to come.