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Running in Pink at Filinvest City

July 23, 2014

Over 1,000 women in pink and men or "honorary women" ran along the streets of Filinvest City last Sunday, July 20, 2014 for the CarbTrim – The Bull Runner All Woman Race.

Women donning pink race shirts and men in their pink tutus ran through the race course around Filinvest City. Three race distances were participated by runners: 21K, 10K and 5K. The race was attended by the young and the young at heart alike. Andrea Soleil Marcelo-Tanner, 8, was the youngest who ran for 5K and 67-year old Rosalinda Ogsimer was the oldest who ran for 21K. 

Drew Arellano, Iya Villania, Suzy Entrata-Abrera and Maricel Laxa-Pangilinan were some of the TV personalities who joined the race. 

Senator Pia Cayetano was also present during the event. Cayetano talked about how the race relates to women empowerment. "Running itself is empowering women because it gives them an opportunity to do something out of ordinary. Unless you're an athlete, a lot of women did not really grew up running," said Cayetano.

As mentioned, men, or “honorary women” who joined the race, wore pink tutus. “It’s nice to see men supporting women in their tutus,” Laxa-Pangilinan said.

Liza Paule, 10K finisher who bagged third place, was one of the six Filinvest City FB page likers who were given free race kits. "Exciting because it's an 'all woman' race and there's this technicality of Filinvest, although we're (her friends) used to running here, it's still difficult because it's hilly. But overall it's really fun," said Paule.

Jaymie Pizarro, one of the organizers of the event, expressed her gratitude to Filinvest City for assisting her team by clearing up the roads after the area, along with the rest of Southern Luzon and Metro Manila, was struck by a typhoon just four days before the race day.

Along with usual finisher medals, those who completed the 21K course were given charm bracelets. Boas and gift bags filled with CarbTrim goodies were given to all finishers.