Hi everyone! I am very much pleased to share with you my first ever experience in joining an official fun run here in our city. My employer, Metrobank, held its Eighteenth (18th) Annual Metrobank Purple Hearts (CDO chapter) Fun Run for a cause, with 5km and 10km coverages, this morning, the 3rd of December.Being a noob, I originally planned to take on only the 5km run, but my boyfriend convinced me to go for the 10, because he said that doing the 5km tantamounted to circling Centrio Mall for like five times or so. So, 10km it is.
The program proper started at 4:30 ante meridiem, with a whole lot of participants coming from different companies, LGUs and private organizations. The event was largely facilitated by Circle Productions, a well-known non-profit organization which hosts running events here in the city. There was a Zumba exercise conducted for 10km runners 30 minutes before 5AM, the official starting time for the said distance coverage.
Here are some of the snaps me and my brother took:
The starting point was at Metrobank Main Branch. Runners doing Zumba to prepare for the race.
The route for the 10km run started from Metrobank Main passing through Gaisano Overpass, Marcos Bridge, going through Kauswagan National Highway, and up to Bulua highway entrance, while the 5km run finished only up to Kauswagan National Highway.
Tres Marias with the thorn (my brother. Haha)
Me and boyfie after finishing our 10km in 1 hour and 30 minutes. (I was the one who kept on dragging us behind because my feet were killing me. )
The event ended at around 7:00 in the morning and there was an awarding ceremony for the top 10 finishers in the 5km and 10km courses, respectively. Overall, it was an exciting experience, and a first of many that me and Edmund will be joining in the years to come.
I hope you all had a wonderful Sunday today. Don’t forget to go to church!