The Happy Run – Part 2

Monday, 26 January 2009  |  Race Reports

And here are more happy photos…

– Sen. Pia after her 15k –

– One of the most passionate runners around, Patrick C. (Running Shield) –

– Good friend, Jay (Prometheus Cometh). Miss running long with you, Jay! –

– Birthday girl Princess Tiffin looking for her Frog Prince, Mark VO2 –

– Happy couple: Mukhang Guilty and Happy. Congrats to Happy on her first 5k. Congrats to Harry for successfully recruiting his girlfriend into running! –

– See, Hector can’t possibly be a “Fat Gay Guy” if he has girls (Zinnia & Marga) swooning over him –

– Who would’ve thought so many Southridge Parents run? –

– Ex-La Salle track team member and ex-team mate of Mark Parco, Francis M. (not Magalona), and hubby. Watching Mark & Francis race should make events more exciting. Place your bets!  –

– Once upon a time, a completely clueless newbie runner emailed Star Columnist Tanya Lara requesting for more info about races in Manila. That runner was me in 2007 before I created TBR. Tanya and I met for the first time yesterday

– with Team Super’s Jody, Javy (Tri N Hard) & Hannah –

– Drew A.’s Kuya, Gelo, with kids –

– with Rene (Jazz Runner) of Runnex. Thanks for the shirts, Rene! –

– Hubby with #1 Pinoy blogger, Anton (Our Awesome Planet) –

– with Nicole, future sub-3 marathoner –

C’mon Get Happy

Friday, 9 January 2009  |  Race Announcements


If you haven’t heard about Drew Arellano’s Happy Run, then you must’ve been hiding under a rock.  This run, I think, is one of those that you just don’t want to miss. 


1) It’s for a good cause.  ALL proceeds will go to building the annex of the Bagong Tanyag Elementary School in Taguig.  Anything for kids and education!

2) There’s a 15k.  They sure know how to make runners happy.  Woohoo!  (I hope I can run this by then.)  Click here for race route.  Time to get ’em legs ready for another McKinley Hill ascent!

3) It’s going to be well-organized.  If it’s organized by Coach Rio, then runners can be confident about the race.  When a runner/triathlete, such as Drew Arellano, is behind the event, even better.

4) It’s all about passion and spreading the love (peace, man!)  This is a welcome change to the usual serious and competitive races we’re all accustomed to (although, of course, you can go all out and race to win too.)  I can already picture the fun and festive atmosphere of this race. (Drew mentioned to me last year that he planned on having dancers and bands at certain points. Is this pushing through?  I hope so!)

See you there!

WHEN: January 25 (Drew’s birthday)
WHERE: Near NBC Tent, Bonifacio Global City
DISTANCE: 3k (costume jog/ family walk), 5k and 15k 
ORGANIZER: Rio Dela Cruz (703.1736/ 0906.314.3807) 
REGISTRATION: P250 early reg at ROX, BHS; P500 onsite (includes DRI-FIT singlet)
PARTICIPANTS: Limited to 2,500

Click here to visit their cool site!