Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Rave Run: Pineapple Fields in Malaybalay City, Bukidnon

This is the Del Monte pineapple plantation in Casisang, Malayabay City. Bukidnon is considered as the "food basket" in Mindanao and is home to the world's biggest pineapple plantation. In the background is Mount Kitanglad, the fourth highest peak in the Philippines with an elevation of 2,955 meters above sea level.  Photo taken during the 2011 Run for the Forests.

Run for the Forests 2011: Challenging Trail, Spectacular Scenery

The 2011 Run for the Forests was successfully held last Sunday, June 26, in Malaybalay City, Bukidnon. I joined the 12K event which started at 5:50 A.M in BLISS Covered Court, Airport Village, Casisang, Malaybalay City.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Long Run to Barangay Imbayao (Malaybalay City, Bukidnon)

It was a holiday last Monday (June 20, 2011) so my friends and I went for a long run in preparation for the upcoming Run for the Forests which will be held this Sunday, June 26, in Malaybalay City, Bukidnon.

Monday, June 20, 2011

My Next Run: Run for the Forests (Malaybalay City, Bukidnon)

 (Image from Benjamin Maputi Jr.)

Event: Run for the Forests
Date: June 26, 2011
Time: 5 AM
Location (Start/Finish): BLISS Covered Court, Airport Village, Casisang, Malaybalay City
Registration Fee: 3K-PHP 300.00
                  5K-PHP 350.00
                 10K-PHP 400.00

With free singlet, race bib, certificate, water, snack and seedling (for reforestation project). Medals will also be given to all 10K finishers.

For registration, contact: Mr. Ben Maputi; 09278157592 or visit BenSport Young & Active Lifestyle Store, DJM Arcade, Tabios-Carillo Sts., Malaybalay City, Bukidnon

* Update: The 10K route has been stretched to 12K. Longer distance, more challenge and more scenic views. Great!

UPDATE (June 23, 2011): Here is the race map photo from race organizers Vash Urban and Ben Maputi Jr. 

(Click image to view large size)

Sunday, June 19, 2011

DXBU Back to School Fun Run

 (Photo of the race poster from Benjamin Maputi Jr.)

Exactly one week after I finished my first 21K run, I joined the DXBU Back to School Fun Run held at the Bukidnon State University (BSU), Malaybalay City last Saturday, June 18, 2011. I signed up for 10k in this run which was organized to support the construction of Special Education Center pathway and distribute school supplies to deserving students of the university.

Friday, June 17, 2011

My First 21K: Dinaganay sa Malaybalay

And so I finally did it! Conquering the heat, exhaustion and dehydration (well, almost!), I managed to finish my first half-marathon run and of course, I was ecstatic.

Running 21K this soon was not part of my plan as I aimed to do it in the 35th Milo Marathon on October this year in Cagayan de Oro City. The opportunity, however, came when the City Government of Malaybalay held Dinaganay sa Malaybalay last Saturday, June 11, 2011. The run is part of my hometowns' 135th Araw ng Malaybalay Celebration.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Panahik Night Run 2011

This post first appeared in my other blog, Bukidnon Photo Journal, last January 23, 2011. Panahik Adventure Centre is an outdoor shop in my hometown, Malaybalay City, Bukidnon. Since my purpose in this blog is to share my experiences in various running events I have joined, I am re-posting this article in its entirety. 

 (Image from Panahik Adventure Centre)

No less than 300 runners participated in the Panahik Night Run held last Saturday, January 22, 2011 in Malaybalay City. The race was part of Panahik Adventure Centre's 5th Anniversary celebration.

The 4-kilometer run started at around 6:00 PM. Starting line was near Jollibee Malaybalay and from there the race route was Fortich Street-Carbajal Street-Capitol-Bonifacio Drive-Magsaysay Street-Sta. Cruz Street-National Highway,Sumpong and back to the starting line.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

My First 10K: The PDI 25th Anniversary Run in BGC, Taguig

The Philippine Daily Inquirer 25th Anniversary Run was held last February 27, 2011 at the Bonifacio Global City in Taguig. Dubbed as "25 for 25" the run was held not only to celebrate PDI's 25th year in business but also for the benefit of the Inquirer charities.

Monday, June 6, 2011

My Next Run: Dinaganay Sa Malaybalay

 (Photo by Jun Lite)

Event: Dinaganay sa Malaybalay (3K, 5K, 10K, 21K)
Date: June 11, 2011
Venue: Plaza Rizal, Malaybalay City
Sponsors: Malaybalay City Government
                Alpha Phi Omega Bukidnon

Registration: June 10, 2011 @ Plaza Rizal/CID, Malaybalay City
                    8:00 AM-5:00 PM
                   No registration fee. Just bring used clothing for donation.

The 2011 Cebu Marathon

The 2011 Cebu Marathon was actually the third organized run I have joined. Before this event, I ran 5K in a local fun run held in my hometown Malaybalay City, Bukidnon. Unfortunately I wasn't able to take photos of that particular run.

Together with my officemate and fellow running enthusiast, I flew to Cebu City to join the 2011 Cebu Marathon. My officemate registered for his first 21K run. I would have wanted to try 10K in this run but since there are only 5K, 21K and 42K events, I settled for another 5K run. Anyway, running was not my only agenda in going to Cebu that time. Since I'm also a travel blogger, I planned to explore some heritage sites in South Cebu after the run.

My First Run: The 34th National Milo Marathon in Cagayan de Oro City

 (Note: The photos here first appeared on my travel blog Suroy Pilipinas)

The 34th National Milo Marathon in Cagayan de Oro City was the very first running event I have joined. It was held last November 28, 2010. Being a newbie in running, I signed up for the 5k event in this run.