Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Takbo Para Sa Kalikasan Race - Weird Registration!!


This has got to be the weirdest registration in all my races.

First of all, Per and I went to Anapolis yesterday to register but the lady manning the booth there said that her stocks had run out. But she did have some Condura Race forms (in case anyone hasn't registered yet for this race). So our next option would be ABS-CBN building in Quezon City. We didn't have time for it due to other errands that day.

Fortunately, two of my friends went to ABS-CBN this afternoon to register for themselves. It will be their first race so I was quite happy that they have decided to try this sport out. They offered to register for me and Per as well but here's the thing...

THERE ARE NO MORE RACE BIBS!

Huh ? That is really weird! So I texted Marina asking if registration is still open. She replied that it is, but you just won't get a race bib. HUH? She further texted that you will get a singlet but the size is just XS. GRRRRR ! Yeah, like that could fit me!

But what the hell, I still said yes to her to register for us and told Per about it, who was laughing the whole time! Not having a race number is like a basketball player who doesn't have a number at the back of his jersey or a race car with no number at its hood and front. This is sooo strange....

So no race bibs, singlets just at size XS, I wonder what else could go wrong here???

The photo above mentions time of 4AM. Marina texted that assembly time is at 5AM. When I asked what time will the race officially begin,

she replied that the people there who gave her the singlets do not know the answer and just kept saying 5AM assembly time !

So no race bibs, singlets at size XS, and up to now, no starting time!!

For Php 150 and even for a good cause, this Running Fatboy feels he OVERPAID for this race!

I think that this race will turn out to be quite disastrous come Sunday morning...

What do you think? Shall we give a benefit of a doubt to the organizers or shall I start packing my water belt with me?

One thing for sure, I will be very very interested in how this all turns out.

7 comments:

rctulio said...

I am sorry to hear about your experience. I registered weeks ago at ABS-CBN PBB office and I was able to get the singlet and race bib. It was good value for me at only P150. :)

Bro J said...

Hi dennis, you love running,just have fun! Baby will be running her first 10K on this one.

Anonymous said...

Ha, ha I would pack water belt and water in the car in case and it's highly probable no water at finish line. Don't forget the Garmin! Good luck!!
Carolyn

Anonymous said...

i have the same experience as well but fortunately i have a race bib.. what pisses me is the fact that i have to wear a XS single (i'm 178 cms. in height!) whew! and upon reading your blog that there is no definite start time, i should have changed route and joined the March LSD by takbo.ph...

Running Fatboy said...

hi rctulio, I guess it always pays to register early than late for a race..

hi Bro J, good luck to you guys this Sunday and see you there.

hi Carolyn, I always put water in car and some sports drink as back up. You never know when you need it!

On final note, there may be no race bib for me from the organizers, but that won't stop me from wearing my Nike+ Human Race shirt so my number for this race will be # 207,246!!!

the meek runner said...

Hi Dennis,

If you want we can swap our singlets, my daughter and I got medium and large coz at the time we registered those were the only sizes available.

please let me know soonest...

Running Fatboy said...

hi Anna, thanks for your offer. We can switch one XXS shirt for one of your shirts if we see each other at the finish line. Good luck on Sunday :)