Running is a sport that people from all over have taken up. It’s the thing that humans have been doing and changing for thousands of years. For many people, running is one of three things: something challenging, something fun, or something boring. The 5 events listed here eliminate the latter. Who says running has to be boring? The only thing it should feel like is fun and challenging. These running events will commence in the following weeks or months. If you find something you like, sign up while you still can!
Tough Mudder Philippines
WHAT: A 5K and 8k mud run that will test your strength, stamina, and grit. The run is a five thousand meter run filled with 10 to 25 military style obstacles. It started in the US, but has since expanded to all over the world. If you’re a runner, fit person, or just an Average Joe looking for adventure, look no more. Tough Mudder’s short 5K and 8k distance makes it fun, while the numerous obstacles make it very challenging to do.
WHEN: July 21, 2018
WHERE: Portofino Amore, Alabang, Muntinlupa City
HOW TO SIGN UP: You can register for this run at the official Tough Mudder Philippines website linked here: http://toughmudder.ph/
Runflatables: Run Like A Kid 2018
WHAT: The title says it all. Like the Tough Mudder, Runflatables is a 5K obstacle course based run. But－you guessed it－ its for kids. Maybe even kids at heart. It features a course riddled with inflatable obstacles. If you’re a parent, bring your kids! If you’re a teenager or adult, try it with your friends!
WHEN: April 28, 2018
WHERE: Circuit Grounds, Makati
HOW TO SIGN UP: You can register for this run at the official Runflatables website linked here: https://www.runflatables.com/
You can physically register at Reebok outlets in Megamall A, Eastwood, Glorietta 2, Festival Mall, Robinson’s Galleria, SM Vertis Mall. For more information, call or text 09455089114/09455089115.
Color Manila Challenge 2018
WHAT: 5K run. 20 obstacles. Unlimited Festival. Color Manila events are well, colorful. They’re known for being fun, short, carefree, and party oriented. When most events are done, a party or rave comes after. This race features the same, with a 5K run riddles with 20 fun yet challenging obstacles. If you’re a young adult (or trying hard), then this is up your alley. Invite your friends and sign up before June!
WHEN: June 03, 2018
WHERE: Mckinley West, Taguig
HOW TO SIGN UP: You can register for this run at the official Color Manila website linked here: http://colormanila.com/events/cm-challange-manila-2018/
Allianz Conquer Challenge 2018
WHAT: An obstacle course run that features 3K and 5K distances. It has three categories, a “Power Race” with 7km x 20 obstacles at P2,500, a “Beginner’s Race” with 3km x 12 obstacles at P2,000, then “Kids” with 1.5km x 5 obstacles at P2,000/pair. According to Allianz, it aims for people to “Conquer Your Impossible.” An motivational slogan for such an interesting race. It comes with the coolest shirts, medals, and of course, challenges to conquer on the run.
WHEN: May 13, 2018
WHERE: Vermosa, Imus, Cavite
HOW TO SIGN UP: You can register for this run at their website linked here: https://reg.goorahna.com/#/event/allianz-conquer-challenge-2018
Their facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ConquerChallengePH
In store registration is at: GNC SM Aura, GNC SM MOA, GNC ATC, GNC Trinoma, GNC Megamall, GNC Glorietta
Spartan Race Philippines (Sea Series) 2018
WHAT: Spartan Race is an mud run, riddled with military style obstacle. It is similar to Tough Mudder, yet so different. The name of the race lives up to its name. It features three races, grouped according to distance and difficulty. The “Sprint” is a 6k run with 23 obstacles. The “Super” is a 13k run with 29 obstacles. The most challenging one is the “Beast”, at a 21km distance with 35 obstacles. If you think this is the challenge for you, then sign up soon. It is far away from happening, but you never know how much slots will last in such a great race.
WHEN: September 16, 2018
WHERE: Somewhere in Central Luzon (TBA)
HOW TO SIGN UP: You can register for this race at their website linked here: http://www.spartanrace.ph/en/race/detail/4202/overview?filter=super
You can visit their Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/spartanracePhilippines/