Like running? Yeah, me neither.
Unfortunately, running has become all the rage here in the Philippines, with marathons and running events for the benefit of different foundations, organizations and institutions, being held almost every weekend around Metro Manila.
These days it would be hard to find a yuppie who can’t say he hasn’t run the length of the EDSA-Buendia Flyover on some 10k run.
So, for all you running enthusiasts out there who can’t get enough of running, or for all those, who, like me, are
forced motivated by friends and loved ones to run along all the major roads and highways around Metro Manila, here’s a list of major marathons and running events for the rest of the year. (List courtesy of Runner’s World Magazine and various websites linked to):
April 30 – The North Face 100 Philippines – Camarines Sur (100k)
May 1 – Forbes Park Earth Run– Forbes Park, Makati (3k,5k,10k)
May 1 – FrontRunner’s Labor Day Coast-to-Coast Ultramarathon – Cebu (50k)
May 1 – PCP Run: Run with Doctors – SM Mall of Asia (3k, 5k, 10k)
May 7 – Run as One – Bonifacio Global City (3k, 5k, 10k)
May 8 – PhilStar.com Celebrity Run – Bonifacio Global City (3k, 5k, 10k)
May 8 – iRun for Our Lady of the Poor Parish – Army Grandstand, Taguig (5k)
May 15 – 2nd Highlands-Mizuno Run – Tagaytay Highlands (3k, 5k, 10k)
May 29 – Greenfield City Run – Greenfield City, Sta. Rosa, Laguna (500m, 3k, 5k, 10k, 21k)
June 10 – King of the Mountain – Baguio City (145 miles)
June 11-12 – Chris Sports Epic Replay – Subic Bay (250k Relay)
June 12 – Philippine Independence Day Half-Marathon –Bonifacio Global City (3k, 5k, 10k, 21k)
June 19 – Run for Humanity – Marikina City (3k, 5k, 10k)
June 24 – Manila International Marathon – Luneta Park, Manila (5k, 10k, 21k, 42k