Fun, Fun and more fun! This is the word that best described the previous Color Blast Philippines event held in within the walls of Intramuros, Manila. Runners gathered early last October 19th to participate in a fun run with a twist.
We were also very excited to be part of this since this was our first time to run in Intramuros. Another spot now becoming famous not just for it's historical significance but also becoming a favorite place for runners.
By joining this event, it would also benefit the PROJECT PEARLS. A non-profit organization which aims to help the unprivileged children in the slums of Tondo.
The event was divided into two categories, the 6km and the 3km route - both inside Intramuros.
We also had a chance to meet some of the Pinoy Biggest Losers finalists at the event.
They also conducted the warm up session before the gun start of the 6km categories.
Some runners dressed up for fun and I find that very cool!
Each runner was given a powder pack like this one for the powder
explosion party at the end of the race. The powder is basically just made out of flour and food coloring, so it's pretty safe!
The 6km race started at exactly 5:30 am. My running buddies, Ver and Jobats, and I started out at a very good pace.
The route was actually very good although shorter than 6km it was ok.
We were there simply just to have fun!
Running around Intramuros really was a good experience. We felt very safe during the entire run and there were not too many vehicles around which made our run even more enjoyable.
You also got the chance to see some of the ruins like this one next to
the Bureau of Immigration.
We also had an the opportunity run in front of the famous Manila Cathedral.
During the course there were checkpoints where they threw powder
at the runners which was so cool! Aside from the powder being safe, it's also environment friendly!
And finally, we completed the course! And aside from that, we all had great fun and everyone was smiling and happy!
Aside from the Finisher's Medal, ladies were also given a Finisher's Rose
which I found very sweet!
This event also provided a great opportunity to bond with family and love ones. Like this father and son about to cross the finish line!
After the event, we bumped into Francis who was also a
finalist in the Pinoy Biggest Loser.
Participants were all invited to join Zumba Dancing before
they started with the powder explosions. Zumba dancing nowadays is becoming famous
specially during running events. I love it!
Their DJ was playing really good music!
The runners were invited to come closer to the stage for the Powder Explosion. We were very excited and when the countdown started, COLORS spread above us! It was really an enjoyable experience!
I also found it very therapeutic!
|Source: Red Knight Photography|
I would like to congratulate the organizers of this event Global Excellence, Lyceum Youth Ambassadors and of course the PINOY ASPIRING RUNNERS for a very successful event!
|Source: Running Jack Morales|
With so many running events nowadays, the Color Blast Manila was the most fun of
all the fun runs I've participated in so far! I want more like this!
Videos during the Color Blast Philippines