Last July 5, 2015, my daughter and I participated in the 8th Robinsons’ Fit & Fun Wellness Buddy Run at the Bonifacio Global City, Taguig. This is my first time to join a run as big as this where thousands of pairs run as buddy. With my overweight body, a 5K run will definitely challenge me. I decided to join the run instead of just covering the event as a blogger.
Waking up 3 am was the first challenge. The race starts 5:30 am so we have to leave early since we are coming from Quezon City. Arrived just 15 minutes before the start, we got our race kits and went to the starting line to get some starting line video coverage.
The 10k started already but was in time for the 5K run which started 5:45 am.
Here is the video excerpts of our run:
It was not an impressive time of 1 hour 5 minutes but it was a great achievement for me because I finished my very first 5K run.
Some of the big names who participated were Nikko Hueigas (gold medalist at 28th SEA Games), Jake Letts (Philippine Volcanoes Captain) and celebrities James Reid and Jessy Mendiola.
Luckily I spotted James and Jessy near the media tent at the Century Tuna booth before they left the event.
There were great prizes for the winners of the run:
- 5K top pair gets trip for 2 to Coron, Palawan
- 10K top pair gets trip for 2 to Yangon, Myanmar
- 2nd to 5th places gets Robinsons Gift Certificates
Special category prizes where there as well:
- Close-up Couple Award
- Rexona Do More Buddies
- Breeze Sige Mom-Child Tandem
- Nestle Best Shape-up Buddies
- Milo Energy & Milo R2 Twin Buddies
- Johnson & Johnson Active Fresh Award
Thank you Robinsons Supermarket for inviting us and holding this type of events that really supports your #ILoveWellness campaign. Definitely runs like this encourage people to exercise more in addition to eating healthy. I was a great bonding time also for me and my daughter.
By the way Robinsons Supermarket is also holding its FreshTival this month of July where you can the best deals in fresh healthy food.
Looking forward to joining next year’s run!