On August 26, the WWGBA Events in partnership with Active Pinas, Alabang Town Center, and Pocari Sweat Philippines held the first ever Pocari Sweat Colors and Bubbles Fun Run.
In the midst of all the competitive and hard core races, this event aims to bring the fun back into running by bringing something unique to the running community. From color runs to bubble runs, this event had both elements making it a great venue for runners of all ages to bond and have fun with their family and friends.
The Pocari Sweat Colors and Bubbles Fun Run was held at Alabang Town Center. The assembly time for all runners was at 5am, which was also the start of a quick program and warm up dance led by the Pocari Sweat dancers. Prior to the flag-off, the runners were also briefed regarding the race routes.
The 10k, 5k, and 3k runners were then flagged off at 5:30am, 5:45am, and 6:00am respectively. The route started at the venue which was at the parking lot of Alabang Town Center and ran through the service road, going to Theater Drive and Commerce Avenue, going to Madrigal business park and back to the finish line. The 10k runners had to do two-loops of the 5k route. Before reaching the finish line, the runners will be blasted with color powder. Upon finishing, the participants were greeted by a bubble blaster.
The race proper was then followed by a short program where the top three finishers per category were awarded with a trophy and freebies from the generous sponsors. There were also special awards given to the top two biggest delegation, the youngest runner, and the most colorful runner. Exciting prizes were also raffled off to the participants.
Overall, it was a fun and successful event, which everyone enjoyed. The route was a breath of fresh air to the runners, who were already familiar with the usual race venues in Metro Manila. The race venue was brimming with activities, courtesy of the sponsors who put up their booths. There was even a trampoline at the Pocari Sweat booth. And the concept of color run and bubble run combined, made it even more fun for the participants. Of course, Active Pinas photographers were there to capture the moments.
Because of the success of Pocari Sweat Colors and Bubbles Fun Run, this will definitely not be the last. So keep posted for more running events from Active Pinas. To everyone who participated in this event and to everyone who helped made this event possible, thank you very much and we hope to see you in future events.