Monday, October 25, 2010

When business gets in the way...

I saw this open letter on my FB wall and felt the need to share it.

When business gets in the way...
I remember, when I started, most races only costs PHp150-300, and that was only 2 years ago.
I did not join this race though but I feel there is a need for me to post this letter, since I joined St. Peter's run that same day, and man it was well organized. Cold water and race marshals were everywhere. They had just the right number of participants (I was told around 2,500), not to mention a decent singlet, photobooths, etc. all for only Php 50.00.
Gone are the days (almost) when an organized race is about only two things, fun and charity.


  1. I agree. And there's even this marshall who kept on shouting, "Good morning, runners!!!" as runners pass through. Whew, instant motivation!

  2. Hi there! I would like to invite you to Luntirun, and event for the benefit of the Isko Cleans UP, a project to implement solid waste management in UP. Here are the details:

    The University of the Philippines Industrial Engineering Club, Asia Brewery and Rexona invite you to join

    Make every route greener
    on March 27, 2011
    in Filinvest Corporate City, Alabang

    1.5km (for 12 years old and below)/ 3km / 6km / 12km

    Registration fee:
    1.5km – 300php // 3km – 350php // 6km – 400php // 12km – 450php
    (RACE KIT includes: Event Singlet, Race bib and stub for 20% off on regular priced New Balance item)

    You may also register online at
    Check out our FACEBOOK page at

    Other registration sites are:
    - SECONDWIND stores (45 Malingap St. Teachers Village, QC || Ortigas Home Depot, PASIG CITY)
    - NEW BALANCE shops (Festival Mall, Alabang || Shangri-la Plaza); Saturdays and Sundays
    - BIKE KING PHILIPPINES (Bonifacio High Street)
    - MJ46 Factory Outlet (Bicutan)
    - The Village Sports Club (BF Homes ParaƱaque)

    (Registration is until March 20 only!)

    Thank you very much! Keep running! :D