The original Century Tuna Superbods: The Underpants Run again opened the Century Tuna Ironman weekend and as always, it was participated in by the triathletes and running enthusiast.
— Press Release —
Century Tuna Superbods: The Underpants Run kicks off the Country’s First Full-Distance Ironman Weekend
Before triathlon’s biggest race, the Century Tuna Superbods: The Underpants Run took center stage continuing what has become a pre-race ritual during previous Ironman 70.3 events at Subic Bay.
Inspired by the tradition at Kona, home of the Ironman World Championship, Century Tuna adopted it to races it sponsors, bringing together world-class athletes racing alongside Superbods finalists, and individuals of all shapes and sizes to raise money for a cause.
This year’s edition was highlighted by the participation of recent Century Tuna Superbods Ageless 2018 grand winners, Maureen Montagne, Jules Aquino, Angel Jones and Johan Ludovica, along with other finalists. Running with them are triathletes and running enthusiasts. This year’s 3K course took participants in and around the Subic Bay Exhibition and Convention Center while wearing their colorful under garments.
China’s Aqua Triathlon club was the first group to finish taking home the ₱20,000 prize while Frank Hoban took top the top spot for the individual category to along with ₱15,000 pot. Team Japan was judged as the group with the most inspired costume while Larry Ronquillo, who dressed up in Filipino tribal wear, took home the best individual costume award. Loot bags with exciting freebies and finisher shirts were given to all finishers.
Aside from being one of the side events prior to the Century Tuna Ironman Philippines 2018, The Underpants Run aims to show people the lighter side of living a healthy.
“The Century Tuna Superbods: The Underpants Run showcases just how fun a fitter lifestyle can be. We want to inspire people to start moving and feel the benefits of living healthier,” says Greg Banzon, EVP and COO of Century Pacific Food,Inc.
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Read about my personal account of this event, here: Caught with My Pants Down: My First-Hand Account of the Century Tuna Underpants Run.