Gatorade Run is one of the most awaited event I’ve been spotting on, since last year I wasn’t able to participate because of conflict on events.
Well the registration fee was a little bit pricey, 1,700php for 22km event, which includes Event shirt, finisher’s shirt, finisher’s medal & loot bag. But I think its reasonable because the shirts were from Adidas and I presume there’s gotta be a lot of Gatorade in all hydrating stations.
The event was held last November 27, 2016 and gun-start was 4am.
I reserved my energy in first few kilometers because this is my first time to run unusual distance, 22km. Each hydration stations had fresh cold water & Gatorade, and on last few stations had bananas & sponges. They had medical staffs to apply muscle sprays every 3km-5km. The weather was perfect too, cloudy enough not to get sunburned by 7:30am.
But the highlight of the event was the presence of cheerleaders from UAAP. They lively cheered all runners passing through them. You’ll gonna hear those drums from afar. It motivated me to push harder, faster even my legs already fatigued from long steady effort. The unique part was, you will jump to get your “Finisher” banner. You will choose the color of your banner, white or orange.
By the end of the race, they offer good post run stretching and it relieved some sore spots on my back. They also had free service that adds name of your choice on the back of your finisher shirt, only if you’re wearing Adidas running shoes.
The event exceeded my expectations and it was one memorable run for me. I crushed a new PR for my 21km.
Will definitely join for another Gatorade Run next year. 🙂