Weekend Battle of the Men and Pinays

This weekend packs an interesting set of races for both the men and the pinays: Men’s Health Miracle Run and Senator Pia Cayetano’s Pinay in Action.

March being Women’s month, it’s only fitting to have the last weekend pay tribute to women, and see the Pinays in action.  The Pinay in Action All-Women Run would be held at the SM Mall of Asia and features a 1.6K, 5K, and 10K run.  Men are welcome as well, although not eligible for any awards, and must register with a female participant.  The 1.6K fun run is a team run: one adult with a child 12 years old and below with at least one female member (e.g. mother-son, father-daughter, aunt-nephew, etc.).  The team would run the distance together as a team.  The 5K and 10K run are individual runs.  The 10K run would start at 6AM and would do 4 loops of the 2.5K route, and the 5K 5 minutes later with 2 loops of the same route.  1.6K would start at 6:20AM.  You may still register on-site if you still haven’t done so but it would cost an additional P100 extra.

Pinay in Action All-Women Run
Pinay in Action All-Women Run

As for men, fear not, we’re not left out in the dust.  The Men’s Health Miracle Run is for everyone regardless of gender despite its machismo name.  This is a race for the benefit of Tahanang Walang Hagdanan’s “Gulong sa Pagsulong” Mobility Aid assistance program that provides wheelchairs to people with disabilities and would be held at UP Diliman.  The race features a 10K individual run and a 10K team run.  The 10K team run is composed of 2 members running at the same time covering 5K individually.  This was a change from last year’s relay-type so now you get to run alongside your teammate.  Race starts at 6AM.

Men’s Health Miracle Run

As a last minute advise to those who would be making this weekend their first race, make sure that you arrive at least 30 minutes before race start and don’t forget your race bib with your race number.  Finally, don’t forget to have fun and enjoy the race.  Good luck to all the weekend warriors and have an injury-free race!

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