It's another fun-filled day for dog lovers and their fur kids as Pet Express, your dog & cat shop, brings you year two of the biggest dog running event in Manila. Canine runners and their human running buddies are invited to troop over SM Mall of Asia grounds for the Pet Express Doggie Run 2012 on March 24 (Saturday). Participants may register in 1.5K, 3K, or 5K race categories.
Runners will get a dri-fit running shirt while the doggie runners get a dog bandana and dog race bib they can personalize. All dog registrants who crosses the finish line will get their very own doggie finisher medal and loot bag. Part of the proceeds of the Doggie Run 2012 will be donated to this year's chosen beneficiary, PAWS (The Philippine Animal Welfare Society). Come and enjoy the sponsor game booths, souvenir photos, and raffle prizes that are up for grabs.
Registration is ongoing in all Pet Express branches (Corinthian Hills, SM Cubao, SM Hypermarket Makati, SM Masinag, and SM Mall of Asia) until March 22, 2012. Registration will be continued in Mall of Asia branch from March 22-24. On-site registration during the race day will depend on the availability of race kits. Race fee is P450 for the Doggie Race Kit and P400 for the Human Race Kit.
This event is made possible with the support of Holistic Recipe, Beef Meal, Espree, Hartz, Pedigree, Cesar, Frontline Plus, Kong, DoggyMan, Wahl, Royal Canin, Bayer Advocate, Good Boy, Doggie's Choice, Ezydog, Virbac Nutriplus Gel, Novibac, Purina ProPlan, Pawsh Couture, Gavino's Donuts, and Focus Media.
Long time readers of this blog have known me to be a sucker for novelty and themed races. The more out-of-the-box, the better. Not that I don't take running seriously, but there's just something about letting loose and just laughing and having fun all the way to that finish line. Now if you've been the more traditional runner, I suggest you give these upcoming fun runs a try...
Pet Express DOGGIE RUN 2012
Date: March 24, 2012 (Saturday)
Venue: SM Mall of Asia
Time: 5:30 A.M.
Beneficiary: PAWS (The Philippine Animal Welfare Society)
Why Run? When and where else can you run alongside four-legged canine runners? In this race, it's the dogs who are the rockstar runners, and you the entourage. Dog lovers would surely get a kick out of having matching race bibs with their dogs (the doggie race bibs can be personalized). Oh, and medals are in store for all those furry finishers too!
Why Run? Calling all you couch potatoes out there! Time to get off those asses and channel your favorite channels. ;) Come dressed as your favorite TV character and join the 500m Fox Costume Run. If that's not fun enough for you, then maybe winning a limited edition Fox DVD set might get you off that couch. Read: DVD MARATHON.
For the certified movie buffs, the 3K Star Movies Blockbuster Run is for you. Movie trivia and quotes will keep you entertained all throughout the route. And if you happen to forget which movie a certain trivia comes from, let your fellow runners help jog your memory- you'll be running alongside fellow minds- writers, film producers, and movie directors. Then again, you can always brush up on your daily dose of movies IF you win the home entertainment system in the raffle draw, that is.
If fashion and fitness is more your style, then join the 5K Star World Lifestyle Run. This is your chance to hobnob with models and celebrities. But what's more fun is getting your 15 minutes of fame (or at least feeling like a celebrity) as you strut your stuff in your running shoes on the red carpet. Did I mention a shopping spree will be raffled off? How fun!
Run and raise awareness for your favorite cause in the 10K National Geographic Run for a Cause. Pledge for any of the selected beneficiaries and run your heart. Yep, that heart of yours that's made of gold.