Pairs Run Towards a Healthy Lifestyle at the 11th Fit & Fun Wellness Buddy Run

The 11th Fit & Fun Wellness Buddy Run kicked off at the parade grounds of Camp Aguinaldo in Quezon City, and it was the sixth time I've joined with my running buddy. However, heavy rain greeted us and I honestly thought of not joining but still, I am so happy I did it!

I have to admit that I initially, selflessly, and wholeheartedly joined this race for the nth time because I wanted to get back into running. Also,  I love Robinsons Supermarket's Fit & Fun Wellness Buddy Run and will continue to be a part of this race for as long as I can!


No rain can dampen the crowd’s spirit as top and well-loved coaches Jim and Toni Saret of the Fit Filipino Movement entertained participants with their usual charm and fun exercises. Special celebrity guests from Jessy Mendiola, Drew Arellano, Mickael Daez and the Philippine Volcanoes shared their wellness tips.



What I really love about this race is that you'll see people running in pairs—parents and kids, siblings, lolos and their apos, loved ones, officemates, best friends, even neighbors—competing in the 5K and 10K races. Best part? The big grocery lootbag at the end of the finish line. Yay!

The rain may have cancelled the official race because they had to disable the timing chip mechanism. BUT there was no shortage of fun and good vibes amongst participants as they also enjoyed exciting activity booths and lots of freebies from the different sponsors.


“We are happy to provide an opportunity for people to start their wellness journey in a fun and one-of-a-kind event with their partners. After all, getting fit and choosing the healthier lifestyle is more worthwhile when shared with a buddy,” said Jody Gadia, Robinsons Supermarket general manager. 

 
Presented by Robinsons Supermarket, the 11th Fit & Fun Wellness Buddy Run 5K race offered a top prize of a trip for 2 to Siargao with 3 days/2 nights hotel accommodation while 2nd and 3rd placers get Php8,000 worth of Robinsons gift certificates. For 10K race podium finishers, the top prize includes a trip for 2 to Hong Kong with 3 days/2 nights hotel accommodation while 2nd and 3rd placers get Php15,000 worth of Robinsons gift certificates.

After crossing the finish line with their buddies and celebrating fitness in a fun and exciting way, most of the participants also enjoyed exciting activity booths and took home big grocery loot bags that have been the trademark of the Fit & Fun Wellness Buddy Run through the years.


Happy runners!!!

The loot bags contained lots of freebies from Nestle, Johnson & Johnson, Wyeth Nutrition, Abbott Nutrition, Fonterra and Unilab.


The fun run is in line with Robinsons Supermarket’s wellness commitment to continuously encourage more people to choose and live healthier lifestyles. Find out more about the wellness commitment and other activities at their official website at www.robinsonssupermarket.com.ph or like their official Facebook page at www.facebook.com/RobinsonsSupermarketofficial.