Thursday, April 15, 2010

Boracay 2km Barefoot Running

It was Per and my first trip to Boracay as a married couple and it was fantastic. It was also a lucky coincidence that our arrival here fell on the same weekend as that of "Women's Health Beauty and the Beach" Annual Event.

The official press release from website was as follows:

Women’s Health returns to Boracay with the 2nd Beauty and the Beach event!

After a highly successful launch in Boracay last year, Women’s Health Philippines brings back its flagship event to one of the best beaches in the world. “Beauty and the Beach” returns to Boracay this April, right in time for Women’s Health’s first anniversary!

“Beauty and the Beach” is a two-day event happening on April 10 and 11, 2010, in Station 2, Boracay, where ladies can enjoy morning yoga sessions, all-new dance workouts, and other fun activities by the beach. There will also be a morning run organized by, ATV rides around Boracay, and more!

To pre-register, visit us at the All-Flip Flops store in Boracay on April 9, Friday. Limited slots are available and lots of freebies await pre-registered participants, so be sure to register early! You also get FREE admission by bringing your copy of the April issue of Women’s Health, out in newsstands soon!

Women’s Health Beauty and the Beach was brought to you by Havaianas, Schick, Playtex, Banana Boat, Alo Youth, Pond’s, Rexona, Cream Silk, Sunsilk, Vaseline, and The Bar. Special thanks to Nestle and Sangobion, and to the official media partners Magic 89.9 and Jam 88.3.

We missed out on Day 01 due to arriving on the beach on the same day (goodbye free ATV rides) but was able to go there in the afternoon and registered ourselves for the morning run to be held the next day by Queenie and runner/ blogger Kikay Runner. This being a Women's Health event, only women are allowed to join the run but I didn't care as this was one run I didn't mind tagging along (30 hot women + 1 running fatboy = a scornful hot mrs running fatboy!)

Only problem for us was waking up very early but we managed to do so for the experience of barefoot running in Boracay. Run started from Station 2 and most of the way, runners would run in a single file towards Station 1 for the turnaround point (which was Kikay Runner, who had to run very very fast to beat all the other women just so nobody would go beyond the turnaround point!) and back to the starting line.

Once completed, the ladies would get a loot bag filled with .... ahem.... feminine products and a pretty cool bonus of a new pair of Haviannas!

Only catch for joining this event (aside from the fact that you have to be a woman... sour grape I know!) was that you had to shell out Php 150 for payment of latest WH's Magazine to get your entry fee here. But I didn't mind as it featured the sexy Anne Curtis on its cover.

A pretty good deal for the nice loot bag, the pair of Haviannas and to run on the shores of Boracay with no shoes on! Truly a great experience!

Picture by Queenie

The loot bag

Per got herself a new red pair! Woo hoo!

Enjoying the WH's magazine at the beach!

Thanks to and Women's Health for a great fun run at the beach...

Bora 2010 rocks!!!


Melody said...

hey runningfatboy! i finally met you AS the running fatboy. Hahaha. Thanks that I'm an extra in your blog. :)

Noelle De Guzman said...

oh hello! glad you enjoyed the run. :)

-Noelle De Guzman

Gingerbreadman said...

Dens, natawa ako dun sa "scornful hot Mrs. Running Fatboy" hhehehe :P Glad you guys had fun naman. Ayosss!

Running Fatboy said...

hi Melody, had a great time with you in Bora! Sa uulitin... maybe 2011? hehe

hi Noelle, DEFINITELY enjoyed it :)

hi Luis, thanks. haha.

per :) said...

i miss bora!!!

janine said...

I was so inggit, that I had to run in Bora the week after. hahaha. ;)

Boracay Hotels said...

Wow lovely photos. There a good atmosphere there. Where did you stay in boracay, is it good facilities there??

Tanya Gemarin

Running Fatboy said...

hi Boracay Hotels, we stayed at Sea Wind and very much enjoyed it there. Thanks