Saturday, October 22, 2011

Run United Cagayan de Oro Happening on Nov. 27, 2011!!!

When I joined the 2011 Kagay-an Festival Run in Cagayan de Oro last August, I was able to talk to one of the event's sponsors. During our brief chat, he told me that there will be a Run United Regional Series in Cagayan de Oro this November. Run United is a nationwide run series organized by no less than celebrity runner, coach and race organizer Rio Dela Cruz.

Since then, I have been constanly checking the website to verify if Run United in  Cagayan de Oro is really pushing through. However, the race was not in RunRio's event calendar so I was having doubt if it will really happen.
Then last Sunday, October 16, Rio Dela Cruz was at the finish line of the 35th National Milo Marathon Regional Eliminations in Cagayan de Oro City. As the race director, he was personally overseeing that the race will run smoothly. Lots of runners (including us) took turn in having our photos taken with him. Afterwards, he went to the tent where we are resting after our grueling 21K run. He was talking to Mr. Francis Velasquez of Circle Productions when I politely approached him and asked if there will be a Run United in Cagayan de Oro City. He answered that there will be, on November 27. Mr. Velazques then told us "See you guys on November 27 for the Run United".  I thanked and shook Coach Rio's hand before we left the area. We are glad that we were able to confirm the Run United Cagayan de Oro is indeed pushing through.

Just this week, details of the race are already posted in the RunRio website. I found out that there are lots of freebies in store for the participants. In fact, in the 21K event, runners will definitely get more than the 500-peso registration fee: Race Kit, (New Balance Singlet, Bib-Tag Timing Chip, Bib Number), Finisher’s Kit, Race Analysis, Discount Coupon from RunClub, Toby’s, RUNNR & Planet Sports, Finisher’s Shirt, Finisher’s Medal.

Wow! Aside from the New Balance singlet, there will be a finisher's medal and a finisher's shirt!  That is really GREAT!!!

Here are photos of the Run United singlet, the finisher's shirt and the finisher's medal lifted from
New Balance singlet

21K Finisher's Shirt. Nice!

21K Finisher's Medal. Cool!!!

Just from looking at these photos, I am really getting excited to join this run. I just can't wait for November 27 to come!


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