AFTER INDULGING on meals during the holiday season, there is no better time to get back in shape by signing up for the Color Manila Run on January 8, 2017 at the SM Mall of Asia grounds in Pasay City. Now on its fifth edition, the event is usually the first major fun run of the year and accords many a chance to jumpstart their New Year resolutions.
Online registration is now on its final days at www.trackoval.net while prepaid cards may be still availed at Runnr, Toby’s Sports or at SM Tickets for logging on at www.colormanilarun.com. Packages for all categories from three, five, 10 and 21 kilometers are still available but stocks are dwindling fast as the fun run has consistently been a blockbuster hit.
“Our race packages are a big come on that include sunglasses, hats, pillows, towels and bags among other things that differ from race to race aside from the usual running shirt and race number,” said Color Manila Vice President Justine Cordero. “A lot of runners join to both race and collect our merchandise.”
For his part, Color Manila President Jay Em recalled the run’s beginnings. “When we were organizing competitive races, we thought of a way on how to encourage newcomers to take up running in order for them to eventually graduate to the big races so that’s how the Color Run Manila was conceptualized.” He said.
The estimated 12,000 participants will also have the chance to share the road with a contingent of running celebrities. They will match steps with surprise movie, radio and television stars, beauty queens, politicians, singers and elite athletes from other sports.
Meanwhile, the public is reminded of the distribution of race kits and materials from January 4 to 7 at Maybank located at the corner of 7th Avenue and 28th Street in Bonifacio Global City. Please bring a printed copy of your confirmation email plus an authorization letter and photocopies of identification cards when claiming for another person.
Definitely, it will be a party at sunrise on January 8 as the streets and sky of MOA will be blanketed with a rainbow of colors. Go ahead and register now!