|More More than 2,000 fun runners joined the Cebu leg of the Color Manila Run|
The Queen City of the South was painted with vibrant colors and big smiles during the Cebu leg of COLOR Manila Run. More than 2000 Cebuanos, including local and international tourists, eagerly braved the shower of water and dyes to give their early morning run a colorful twist.
The beautiful seaside view of South Road Properties (SRP) served as the backdrop as runners get color-bombed with the happiest colors of the rainbow – yellow, orange, blue, green and purple, at different designated stations.
|Participants from Korea and Japan|
Aside from the standard dri-fit shirts, race bibs and bags, all participants were alsogiven colorful reflectorized sunglasses that added a funky, fashionable touch.
The race was divided into 10K, 6K and 3K running categories but therewere no clocks, checkered flags or victory lanes. Everyone ran at their own pace and those who completed the race each received a specially designed finisher’s medal.
|From left: Color Manila Run’s Jay Em, DOT Central Visayas Regional Director Rowena Montecillo, Color Manila Run’s Justine Cordero and Tourism Promotions Board’s Edwin Vincent V. Ortiz|
|Edwin Ortiz with wife Monette and kids (from left) Gabriel, Angelo and Rafael|
|Ian Camfield and Daniel Coos from England|
|Tom Sanborn from Arizona and Sarah Colton from Indiana|
|From left: Jeff Oxford, Sally Angue, Sebastian Van Der Schrier, John Danielson, Frances Enriquez and Prudence Jalandoni|
|From left: Ingrid Ramos, Celia Seniedo and Hope Kho|
Toshimaru Soma from Japan
Paul Ha from Korea
Capping the race was a party like no other where the participants were showered with more colors as the event climaxed into a beautiful, colorful mess.
Supported by the Tourism Promotions Board, COLOR Manila Run is a friendly, non-competitive run and color festival rolled into one. This one-of-a-kind run definitely captures the fun spirit of the Filipinos. Aside from Manila and Cebu, COLOR Manila Run will also be held in Bacolod, Davao and Dagupan.
For more exhilarating events and festivities that are happening in the Philippines this year, head to www.visitph2015.com.