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Sali Ako D’yan: Run For A Cause. Help Save Boracay Beach

March 7th, 2011 13 comments

How do you want to run here? A Half-Marathon maybe?


I believe I have said it many times that I love running outside of Manila and maybe this is what I am waiting for-

A Running event right on the famous Boracay Island dubbed,

Sali Ako D’yan: Run For A Cause. Help Save Boracay Beach,

a BORACAY FUN RUN ACTIVITY that will happen on April 23, 2011.
I support this because this aims to create awareness and start an advocacy  in keeping our environment clean. The organizers partnered with Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) and Municipality of Malay Aklan.


The categories for the said run are 2.5k / 5k / 10k / 21k. For the 1st time the run will not just focus at the beach front (Stations 1-3) but also the back street up to the ECO VILLAGE (this is where Puka Beach is, my favorite beach in the island).

Each year there are 300,000 people in the island for vacation and to part. With this, we are confident that we will be able to gather more than 5,000 attendees since the event will happen during Holy Week, BLACK SATURDAY. After the race during the day we are holding a FREE after party and awarding ceremony celebration at night at Summer Place (my favorite bar in Boracay) beach front with an international DJ to entertain the guest.

The FUN RUN target families and teens aged 13 to 50 years old and above to join the race. The run aims to raise funds for the activities of Boracay projects for its efforts particularly for ordinance number 2001-141 “An ordinance banning the extractions and collection of white sand and pebbles in the beaches of Boracay Island."

Registration Area(s): Toby’s SM North Edsa (opens March 11). More registration areas will be available soon.

Event Organizer: Lynber Events Unlimited Inc.

Now save up, look for promo ticket and get ready! On towards the white sands of Boracay!


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Rave Run #4: To Boracay Once Again

November 29th, 2010 No comments

Earlier this year, I had my running nirvana at the same island.

You have read about my roadXtrail adventures at Mambukal Resort; my short but “Sweet” Run in La Carlota City; and my ala-Baywatch Run at Roxas City.

Now it’s on the island both foreigners and locals love- Boracay.

This is my Starting Line: Somewhere in Station 1

continuing the run here, somewhere in Station 2

I thought this will be my finish line (somewhere in Station 3), but as Nike goes, “There Is No Finish Line”

My Dailymile log reminds me of the 6K rave run:

I did the long stretch of the beach from Station 1 to Hotel Isla Boracay (Station 3). Then it rained hard, I still wanted to run so I ran from Station 3 to D-Mall (Station 2) while raining hard. Love running in the rain! Good times!

Running Stats:

Date of Run: July 18, 2010 (Sunday)

Route: Boracay white sand and road

Distance covered: 6 Kilometers

Running Surface: White powdery sand and a little cemented road at the end

Time: 41:03 (6:50/km)

Running Apparel: Nike Singlet (white & pink); Nike white cap; Craft shorts; and cycling shorts.

Shoes: New Balance MR92 (Lightweight Nuetral)


Now, after this series of rave runs, I think its high time for me to experience running in these places:

How about you, where do you want to run? Please don’t tell me “at BGC.”


Note: This is the final installment of the 4-part series of rave runs while I was on the road during my 14-Day Backpacking Trip to West Visayas.

If you love travel, backpacking and adventure do visit my TRAVEL BLOG. Thanks a lot!

For more of my out-of-town runs, you can visit my running places page.

Singlet Designs: 2nd Pocari Sweat Fun Run, Greenfield Sunset Run, and Skyathlon Boracay Run

April 19th, 2010 3 comments
As a service to the running community I am posting the singlet designs of the races scheduled this Saturday, April 24, 2010. For runners, singlets are important because it is one of proofs we have that we actually joined a race. So here’s three of the singlets I found in the net:

Ready, Get Sweat, Go! 2nd Pocari Sweat Fun Run (The Fort)
Race Distances: 5K/10K/16k
Gun Start: 5:30am
You can also read the race review of the 1st Pocari Sweat Fun Run.

Greenfield City Sunset Run (Sta.Rosa, Laguna)
Race Distances: 500m/3K/5K/10K/21K
Gun Start: 5:10am for 21K

Skyathlon Boracay Beach and Surf Run (Station 1 to 3, Boracay Island)
Race Distances: 5K/10K
Gun Start: 6:00am

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Trading Globe’s Run for Home for Boracay

March 24th, 2010 3 comments
As I was about to register for Globe’s Run 2010, I noticed that I already have an earlier commitment- a planning retreat at Boracay. Still, there is something in me that wants to Run for Home and run at Ayala Triangle. But the registration fee is enough to convince me that I should go to Boracay and have my running training there as well. So I traded my opportunity to run at Ayala to Boracay Island Running. So let me say squarely that I believe that Globe Run 2010 and Green Miles are nothing compared to my RUNNING NIRVANA in Boracay. 

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“Kunwari, nanghihinayang na ‘di nakasali sa Globe Run dahil walang recycled singlet and ‘di na-experience yung bagong ruta sa Ayala Triangle”
(Pretending that I regret to join Globe’s Run for Home 2010 because I don’t have a recycled singlet and was not able to experience running on a new route- Ayala Triangle)
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(On the balcony before my MSD, I woke up my friend to capture this photo. The background was majestic.)


Medium Slow Distance (MSD)
Stoked on a new running/travelling adventure, I really forced myself to wake up early (the night life got some of my sleeping time) and lace my shoes. The plan was really to run barefoot but because I saw a lot of runners the day before with shoes on I also wore mine. Since I don’t have a Garmin, I just relied on for the approximate measurement of my route. It says 11.5 kilometers or 7.18 miles, half of the distance was on the main road of the island, the other half on the shore with 249ft. highest elevation.

First times:
1. To run in Boracay. It was also my first time to visit Boracay. And I think Boracay is like Timog Ave. and Makati placed in an island minus the pollution. The night is very much alive with music, dancing, party and a lot more. I think I wanna come back.
2. To run on sand. I run on sand but not intentionally as I did in Boracay. I must admit that I’m a proud ‘runner’ with my hydration belt with me. People are always staring on my belt. They think it’s training weights. You can also find a lot of runners in the am (5:30-7:00) and in the afternoon (4:30-6:00). They run barefoot, with running shoes, basketball shoes, slippers, etc.
3. To run not knowing the entire route. It was indeed an adventure run, and I enjoyed it. Just having fun on the road, the beach, the hills.

Barefoot Running
I am aware of the many benefits of barefoot running and I think it is best done on beach like this:
(Attire: Board shorts by Fox, Rash Guard by Body Glove and Running Cap by Nike. No shoes of course!)

14 Kilometers Plus Plus (14k++) 
The last day of my Boracay Run was indeed a BLAST! I think it is the best of my solo runs so far. A 14-kilometer run with everything in it- hills training, LSD, run-walk method, beach run, trail run, mountain climbing, sight seeing, picture taking, etc.

(After my 14k run, tanned already, hydration belt depleted, sun is hot. Because I run alone, I brought my friends’ digicam. I love the green coconut trees and the blue skies.)

More pictures to come in the following days.

Thanks to Ira for letting me use her digicam when I run, Runnel for taking an early morning pic and Mitch for the barefoot running pic.
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