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Takbo : Davao City - Asics Davao Run, "A Fun Run"


On our 2nd day in Davao City, we joined the Davao Asics Run sponsored by RunClub and Asics. With me are my running friends, Clarice, Marvin and Ate Pinky.


As early as 5:00 AM, fellow runners gathered at the starting line in Plaza Del Carmen in Loyola Street and excitedly waited for the gun start.


The event was organized by RunClub, the first and only running specialty store in Davao City, and in partnership with world-renowned Japanese running shoe company Asics.


We were all confronted by the challenging run up the winding ascent of the Buhangin fly-over, more than a kilometer from the starting line. It was indeed challenging at the same time fun as I take a route I haven't ran before.


So, what makes this run different from my previous runs? There were "cheer leaders" holding different words of encouragements that motivates and push you to continue running. That's really elevating!


Part of the proceeds of the event will benefit the Lamdag Foundation, a center dedicated to the personal and spiritual formation of young and professional women.



*Some photos taken from RunClub's website.



This post is part of my adventures in Davao City and Davao Del Norte with my MBA friends last February 19-21, 2011. Thanks to Joan and Clarice for sharing some of their photos.


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Davao City
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13 comments :

halojin said...

nice naman kuya mervz! maganda yang mga fun run na ganyan.. kasi nakakatulong ka na! natutulungan ka pa para sa good health :)

Pinoy Adventurista said...

@halojin - yeah, enjoy cya... it somehow makes me feel "fit"... hahaha!!!

Grace said...

Congrats for finishing the race. I've never traveled for a sports event pero it seems cool.

Pinoy Adventurista said...

@Grace - fulfilling din ang makatapos ng isang race... thanks po... see you on the road!

Chyng said...

yeah, ang galing. went to davao to run? amazing!

i always plan to do a fun run, pero never ko ginawa. sadyang tamad lang talaga ako. =(

Pinoy Adventurista said...

@Chyng - hindi naman... ginagawa lang naming additional activity yung run during our travels... normally kc sa madaling araw to early morning naman yun eh... hahaha!

Hahaha!!! try mo mag run... masaya din naman sumali sa mga ganyang events...

dong ho said...

ayos. matagal tagal na rin ako hindi nakakatkbo. pero goal ko yan starting next week as i prepare for a major climb.

kakatuwa ang "run like someone is chasing you" para sa akin malamang mas mabilis takbo ko pag "run like a dog is chasing you"

Pinoy Adventurista said...

@dong ho - go go go sir! hahaha!!! cguro kung may humahabol na dog sa akin, mas mabilis takbo ko... hahahaha!!! thanks po! =D

Ed said...

haven't been able to participate in a fun run. ikaw nasa Davao pa talaga! haha cool

glentot said...

Ang mga activities mo eh yug mga kinatatamran kogn gawin lalo na itong running haha

Pinoy Adventurista said...

@Ed - try mo... masaya cya... nagkataon lang na nasa Davao naman kaya nag-join na din kami.. ghhehehe! thanks!!!

@Glentot - hahah! try it with me baka ma-enjoy mo... takbo tayo!!!

journeyingjames said...

na saktuhan mo yung fun run, nice! iwanna run in davao too!

Pinoy Adventurista said...

@journeyingjames - Thanks James! =D

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