Not even an early-morning rain could stop running enthusiasts from taking the road
A RECORD number of participants showed up for Unilab Active Health and RunRio Inc.'s Run United 2 on Sunday morning at the SM Mall of Asia.
Runners took part in the 500-meter dash for kids and the 3K, 5K, 10K and 21K categories.
"The participants' support of our vision of providing activities to help engage the Filipino family in an active and healthy lifestyle is overwhelming. It makes us more inspired and enthusiastic to do better in Run United 3 and other upcoming events," said Alex Panlilio, head of Unilab Active Health.
Run United 3 will be held on September 16 and will be followed shortly on October 28 by the Run United Philippine Marathon, Run United's first full marathon.
Newbies raced alongside elite runners along the routes of Run United 2. All categories except for the 21K started and ended at the SM Mall of Asia grounds. The 21K runners started at the Bonifacio Global City and finished also at Mall of Asia.
All finishers received an Active Health Sling bag, drinks and race analysis. The 21K runners were awarded a finisher's medal and shirt, Active
Health Sling bag, drinks and race analysis.
Celebrities were also sighted in the event, among them Enervon Multivitamins endorser Carmina Villaroel and her kids, JC de Vera, Miriam Quiambao, Grace Lee, Mark Bautista, Luis Alandy and director Lino Cayetano. Popular singer Barbie Almalbis performed at the Active Health Expo.
A number of other new concepts and services for the participants and their families were introduced at Run United 2, including the improved Active Health Expo that added more areas to explore and services to avail of.