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The Energen Family Run 2013

After my back-to-back Merrell 4 and NatGeo 21K run almost a month ago, my body succumbed to a few weeks hiatus from running, a break from the physical and mental stress that an activity like running gives for being-race active but training-deprived body. So if you are one who is sometimes like me that just keeps on joining races without proper, or enough training, I beg you to please, stop doing that now, or we'll both reap the "rewards" (injuries and such) much earlier than expected!

Anyway, thanks to Havas Agatep (previously Agatep Associates Inc.) for giving me (and together with Alvin) the chance to loosen my so relaxed muscles and join the first ever Energen Family Fun run (ooppss, ran again without even a quick training)! The event was for the benefit of Bantay Bata 163 simultaneous with the launching of their new Energen Go Fruit flavors, which was proved tasty and likened by my 4-year old son (Aizen, who in a month from now may already be eligible to join 500-m runs).

The fun run which also aimed to promote healthy lifestyle and family bonding through running was well attended with 3,300 runners who participated on different categories from 3K, 5K, 10K, and the 500-m dash for Kids which has become the highlight as it caught the attention of almost everyone who were all cheers to the cute little kids running with their fluffy teddy bears.

The starting line near BGC's Football field

Although the event was held at the ever-famous race venue Bonifacio Global City in Taguig, the 10K has some newer route aside from the usual "around BGC" and nth street route. One that I liked was the flyover from Market Market going to C5 where runners took it slow below the flyover for the 6th kilometer inclined U-turn. It was not as long as the Buendia flyover but it has added a short challenge.

Ample water as hydration were available for all the runners, and even the sponsor booths were abound to give samples and free taste. The event was even more made alive by the wit and humor of celebrity-runner Bearwin Meilly who not only gave motivation to the participants, but as well as some mind-provoking thoughts, ideas, and some sermons to newbie and seasoned runners alike (now you know what's the difference between fun run and Marathon is!).

Check out the following photos taken during the event:

Some of the running friends present at the event (Alvin, Beep-beep, TJ and Friend)

Crowds of Family and Friends gather at the activity area

Papa Racs (Marshall mode) running to his station at the 500-m U-turn

This cute little boy got the biggest cheer from the crowd

Getting a push to the finish line

Doncha Niel Yakebete leading and winning the boys' 500-m dash

Cyrine Mae Bandolis leading and winning the girls' 500-m dash

Together with the new batch of people from Havas Agatep

Read also the Energen Photo and Winners list from Aktibo Ka Ba?

Race Profile:
Distance: 10 km.
Official Time: 00:53:10
Official Ranking: 65th

Race Info:
When: May 26, 2013.
Where: Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
Event: Energen Family Fun Run


  1. wow sub-60?

    di na kelangan ng training kapag si running atom!

  2. Thirdy, di kasi masyado mainit ung panahon, pero habol buhay pa rin ako pagdating sa finish line =D

  3. Ok lang po ung weather at challenging ang race route specially sa bridge going to C5.


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