2014 started on a colorful note as runners from all over Global City competed in the Color Manila Run 2 on January 5th, 2014. As runners darted through the rainbow-colored streets, they discovered the run to be more of an enjoyable, than demanding experience.
A Color Run is a 3, 5 or 10 kilometer, untimed race that attracts thousands of runners. The participants, or “color runners”, start off wearing only white, and at each kilometer they are splashed in different colors from head to toe!
The Color Manila Run 2014 was held in Bonifacio Global City last Sunday, and involved a wide range of people of different ages and fitness levels. Numerous ISM students attended the “happiest mini-marathon on the planet” and raved about it afterwards.
Sophomore Ysabel Ayala ran with her touch rugby team and said,
Completing a run with that many people was phenomenal. It was a once in a lifetime experience. When else are you going to be in a crowd of people with rainbows of color surrounding you?
Another member of the touch team, junior Emily Kobayashi revealed that it was the best marathon she ran. Although it was early in the morning, she described the run as ecstatic and full of laughter. She believed “It was the best way to start 2014.”
Junior Joachim Samson heard about the Color Run from a friend and thought itsounded “like a blast!” His most memorable moment of the event was when the runners were all on the field together throwing colored powder into the air. He felt as if he was in a “foggy rainbow.”
If you missed this race, do not fret. There are more Color Runs to come this year; the next one coming up is on February 22 at Filinvest City. For those of you nocturnal runners, “Nite Run” is for you. It’s an evening run, so you will not have to wake up at 5am but still get to enjoy the radiant hues.
Article by: Chantal Maruata, 11
Photographs by: Joachim Samson, 11