2 More Days to Christmas Celebrity Run

Friday, 18 December 2009  |  Race Announcements

What a great way to end my racing year! I’ve signed up for 21k at philstar.com’s Christmas Celebrity Run. A good friend (you know who you are!) insists I aim for my elusive sub-2 half marathon goal, but my body tells me it’s not the right time. I’m in the mood for a slow, easy, and fun Christmas-y run!

I’m thinking I should squeeze some bibingka into my compression tights, pour hot choco into my amphipod bottles, and keep an eye out for some great friends to celebrate a Christmas picnic-on-the-run! I could also hide a mistletoe under my cap in case I bump into Piolo! Hah!

See you at philstar.com’s Celebrity Run!

Disclaimer: My body may tell me otherwise within the next couple of days. If I go beyond picnic pace during the run, then that means I’ll be gunning for the sub-2 instead. We’ll see!




A Run before Christmas is one way of welcoming the yuletide season with a healthy lifestyle. This year philstar.com is proud to invite all online community members, race and sports enthusiasts, lifestyle aficionados to join the Christmas Celebrity Run on Dec. 20 at the Fort Bonifacio Global City Taguig.

This event was organized for philstar.com’s online community to communicate and interact with their favorite celebrities who share the same passion for running, online literacy and charity work, promoting a healthy lifestyle. Stars like Piolo Pascual Mark Bautista, Christine Jacob-Sandejas, Dianne Castillejo, Coach Ani de Leon, Rovilson, Tessa Prieto Valdez, Maricel Laxa-Pangilingan, Anthony Pangilinan, Jaime Zobel de Ayala, Fernando and Kit Zobel de Ayala will be joining the event for a cause.

More than the social and healthy benefits of running, philstar.com’s Christmas Celebrity Run 2009 will also help fund the computerization program of Gilas (Gearing up Internet Literacy and Access for Students), a multi-sectoral initiative spearheaded by the Ayala Foundation program.

The philstar.com Christmas Celebrity Run 2009 is sponsored by Adidas, Yahoo! Philippines, E-Games, Brazilian Agaricus, Crocs, Nutribar, Smart, Coppertone, Aqua Blue, Sport Beans, Timex, Chris Sports, Vitwater, Mizuno, Paul Calvin’s Deli, McKinley Hill, and One Tagaytay Place, Action and Fitness magazine, Men’s Health Philippines, Women’s Health Philippines, Magic 89.9, AXN, Jack TV, Jobstreet, Chikka, People Asia, The Philippine STAR, NU 107 and takbo.ph.

Registration runs until Dec.18 at the ROX, Bonifacio High Street, Taguig; 2nd Wind at 88 Maginhawa St., Teacher’s Village, Quezon City; Crocs Stores (SM Megamall, Trinoma, SM Mall of Asia), Chris Sports (Glorietta, Festival Mall) and Philippine Amateur Track and Field Association office, Rizal Memorial Sports Complex. Registration fee is P350 for the 3K, 5K and 10K runs and P450 for the 21K. More information: www.philstar.com