Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Men's Health Miracle Run 2009 - Year 2


I originally planned to join this event as a race bandit seeing as I need to run long that day. LSD equals a slow finish time for the 10k event in order to conserve energy for the rest of the run. And that just wasn't ideal for me.
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But then I realize that this run is much bigger than my finish time or required distance for the day. This run is for the benefit of "Tahanang Walang Hagdanan". Bandit running for a charity run just doesn't feel right, especially if I am going to stop at the water stations, which I will most certainly do!
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(Come to think of it, any kind of bandit running isn't right at all as it is unfair to the race organizers, but doing it on a charity run just feels DOUBLY WRONG.)
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So I went to R.O.X. store in Serendra last Friday with my Feb issue of Men's Health, climbed up three flight of stairs, filled up the entry form and gave the sales lady my magazine (for a 10% discount) and payment.
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Men's Health, for me is very organized when it comes to managing race events. As a sample, check out my blog last year on Miracle Run 2008.
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For Php 315 (after 10% discount), Php 200 will go to charity (as long as you finish your race distance), with the remaining Php 115 used to pay for the water stations, singlet and other freebies. Not a bad deal !
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Here's more: If all runners finish the race, Men's Health will donate an additional Php 200,000 to the above charity ! Wow!
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Race this year will be at U.P. and will start at 6:30AM. There is a 5km leg (but needs to be done by a team of two) and 10km leg (2 loops of 5km).
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News Update (3/25/09): I went to Summit office yesterday to claim my race kit. Upon looking for my race kit, the guy asked where I registered, to which I replied "at R.O.X.".
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He left again and came back a few minutes later - - - empty handed!!
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He then asked me a follow up question "What branch of R.O.X. did I register at ?".
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Huh? "R.O.X. in Fort Bonifacio but isn't that the only branch in the Philippines?" I repeated my inquiry/answer again, clearly bewildered by his question. He didn't answer me and left again and came back holding a black Summit plastic bag. Phew! I thought the kit got lost in the 2nd Phantom Zone branch of R.O.X. (unless there really is a 2nd branch that I didn't know about).
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Inside the black plastic bag was a race map (for both 5km and 10km), race instructions, race bib (much nicer than last year's MH Miracle Run, which were on hard material), yellow Frenzy band and Miracle Run Singlet. The singlet was awesome and fits this RUNNING FATBOY body perfectly. I shall wear it proudly this Sunday! It is to promote both this race and for safe sex (due to Frenzy ad at back). ;P
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See you at the starting line!

3 comments:

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You are doing a great thing. Good luck to you!

Running Fatboy said...

Thanks!

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