Keeping an active lifestyle during the summer can be a bit of a challenge. Staying motivated while battling the heat and the humidity can be tough.
Enter fun runs. These are great events for runners of all abilities and ages and there’s no pressure of competition. It’s also a great way to get into running, especially for someone who doesn’t run often. Everyone’s out for a good time and these runs support causes to raise funds and awareness.
It’s always more fun to run together with family and friends and stay fit at the same time, right? To help you along, here are four upcoming runs to do this summer in Metro Manila.
Color Manila encourages everyone to run, and to illustrate to non-runners how enjoyable the sport is. They bring out the real fun in the “fun” run, through a color festival. This is an evening event with a neon and glow-in-the-dark theme to help you get into the mood.
When: May 27, 2017
Where: Block 30, Filinvest City, Alabang
Distances: 3K, 5K, 10K, 6K Blacklight Challenger
Fee: P950 - P2,000
Get ready to be slimed! Train your kids and get ready for a fun, slimy finish! Meet your favorite Nickelodeon characters and enjoy a fun outing with your loved ones! Runs are: 500m dash is for kids ages 7 and below. 1K are for dogs and pets. 2K run is open to all ages, and the 4K run is a double loop and open to all ages.
When: May 28, 2017
Where: McKinley West, Taguig City
Distances: 500m (dash), 1K, 2K, 4K
Fee: P350 - P600
Get ready to get wet during this fun and exciting run that feels more like a party! Enjoy live music and dancing. Win amazing prizes. Proceeds will help benefit the Kythe Foundation Inc., a non-profit organization that aims to improve the quality of life for children with cancer.
When: May 28, 2017
Where: SM Mall of Asia Complex
Distances: 5K, 10K, 16K, 21K
Fee: P950 - P1,500
4. Camp Fun Run
Organized by the AFP Officers’ Ladies Club, the run aims to raise funds to support various projects for military children at Fort Aguinaldo elementary school and AFP Medical Center.
When: July 9, 2017
Where: GHQ Grandstand, Camp General Emilio Aguinaldo, Quezon City
Distances: 1K, 3K, 5K, 10K
Fee: P350 - P750
To wrap up, don’t let the summer heat keep you from your fitness goals, since staying fit is a huge part of a healthy lifestyle. Fun runs are a perfect way to get more of your family and friends involved in fitness, especially if they are beginning runners.
No matter what level you’re at, fun runs are for everyone, young, old and in-between. After all, when everyone’s having a great time while running, what’s not to like about that?
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