LOOKING FOR a good way to jumpstart your fitness journey in 2018? There’s no better way than to join the sixth edition of the Color Manila Paradise Run, the Philippines’ biggest fun run set for the morning of January 7 at the SM Mall of Asia grounds in Pasay City.
This year’s theme is “Paradise” as the race route will be decorated to resemble a beach resort complete with palm trees and many more as color powders are thrown at the participants. The traditional Color Festival will cap the event as all will gather at the race village to throw more colored powders at each other.
For the second straight year, organizers have included a 21-kilometer category for advanced runners and those who wish to level up. It is a tribute to all those loyal Color Manila participants who have raised their game since the first race back in 2013.
Of course, the usual 10, five and three-kilometer races will be there for runners of various levels. Through the years, Color Manila has successfully introduced more Filipinos to the running and active lifestyle via a truly fun run with emphasis on the fun.
Online registration is now ongoing at www.colormanila.com where additional information can be found regarding onsite registration. Organizers are hoping to top the 12,000-strong attendance of a year ago with 15,000 runners this time via enticing promos and big discounts for group registrations.
Fees for the 21-kilometer category start at PHP 1,900.00 for the Deluxe Kit that includes a race shirt, bib number, timing chip, sunglasses and color packet. There is also the option for the VIP Kit at PHP 2,500.00 which consists of everything in the Deluxe Kit plus a bag and headwear and access to the VIP lounge and special parking area.
For the other distances, the fee is PHP 950.00 for the Deluxe Kit (shirt, bib and sunglasses) and PHP 1,500.00 for the Rock Star Kit (Deluxe plus headwear and bag). All finishers will be awarded medals.
Runners will also get the chance to share the road with surprise celebrity guests. Through the years, the Color Manila Run has been graced by the presence of stars from the worlds of entertainment and sports and other newsmakers.
The Color Manila Paradise Run is the organizing company’s flagship race will also serve as a prelude to the big Color Manila calendar for the rest of the year as they conduct fun runs all over the Philippines. By the way, a Color Manila race kit makes for a good Christmas gift so sign up for one or sign up a friend now.