Ronda Pilipinas Fun Ride

Last July 24, I made it to attend two events in Manila, the Rexona Run in SM Mall of Asia Grounds and LBC Ronda Pilipinas: Ronda Na Fun Ride. I went to Luneta by myself right after I finished my 5k run.

Ronda Na! Fun Ride was a successful event because fun riders and weekend bikers joined the Fun Ride Category while professional/elite cyclists gathered to compete for Ronda Pilipinas test race.  The proceedings from the collected registration will go to Philippine National Police’s Tour Police Unit new bikes.

Going back to the main race, the rain didn’t stop them to pedal. More than 100 elite/professional cyclists from different provinces worn their one of kind Rudy Project jersey. The cyclists did not compete as a team but, they competed individually as the first finisher awaits Php15,000.00 tax-free.

I like the part when the peloton formed a straight line, 3 laps before the finish line, some of the spectators told me that the speed increased from 25% to 30%. It was vividly fast. During the last lap, about 200 meters away, before the cyclists crossed the finish line, some of them fell off the ground because they were too close to one another.  Some were wounded but only minor injuries. They were taken care of the officials of LBC Ronda Pilipinas.

I have few list of concerns, like for an outdoor event like this, the need of portable toilet and baggage counter were missed. Luneta Park does not have clean and comfortable restroom, if they have paid restrooms, they are not easy to reach and direction to get there is not available. As for the baggage, few cyclists arrived backpack to Luneta Park and it would be good if their belongings are properly attended for security purposes too.

The organizer admitted their lapses on this, and they said that it will be corrected on the succeeding events.

I would like to thank LBC Express for giving me a chance to meet these prominent cyclists in the country, hoping to watch the LBC Ronda Pilipinas, the Finale race on September.

UPDATE: Rexona Run 2011

21Km Finisher's Medal

21Km Finisher's Medal

Good news runners!! The Rexona Run race registration has been extended in all in-store registration sites until July 20 while online registration will be until July 18.

21Km Finisher's Single

21Km Finisher's Single

Meanwhile, the 21k finisher’s singlet and medal are finally here. What are you waiting for guys? Come on and go to your nearest registration sites for a chance to win raffle from Rexona Adventure 2011.


Rexona Run 2011

Rexona Adventure
Its nice to see different faces during the launch of Rexona Run last June 14, 2011 at Milky Way. And, I thank Runrio Inc. for always inviting me on their launches and race events. This event is something to look forward to, because I would say this would be the most generous race I’ve ever seen.

Guys, I am giving your reasons why you would join this running event. Lets begin.

Rexona Run 2011 is the 4th Runrio Series Manila 2011 will be held on July 24, 2011 at Mall of Asia. It features 3k, 5K, 10K, and 21K and all finishers are entitled to win in the raffle trip for three (3), an all-expense-paid adventure to “The Great Wall of China“.

Another adventure awaits to everybody at the Rexona Adventure Hub on July 23-24, these are Zipline, Reverse Bungee, Zorb Maze, Wall Climbing and the Free Fall. Complete at least 3 activities and it will double up your raffle coupons. Another chance to win an all-expense-paid trip with your friends to any local destinations like Banaue, Bohol or Cagayan de Oro.

But wait there’s more… for the first time, Runrio will launch the new “RunRio Timing Card.” This gadget is FREE when you register to Rexona Run. There will a be a formal launching of the re-usable RunRio Timing Card on June 18 at BGC.

Lastly, there will be a writing and photo contest organized by Fuentes Manila for Rexona Run.

These are some photos taken during the launch:

DJ John Hendrix at Rexona Adventure LaunchDJ John Hendrix

Anne Remulla, Branch Manager of RexonaAnne Remulla, Branch Manager of Rexona

my Rexona Run Race KitMy Race Kit Package