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Top 10 List: Reasons Why You Have To Run The RIZAL DAY 32K

25 12 2009

10. Commemorate the 113th Death Anniversary of our National Hero, Dr Jose Rizal. He was 35 years old when he was executed.

9.  Recall the life of our National Her and the story/plot of Rizal’s famous novels, “Noli Me Tangere” and “El Filibusterismo”

8. Nothing had changed from the attitudes of the characters in the novels from what we see today in our society. You can see these “characters” also in our weekend Road Races!

7. Rizal was never a runner, but he could had been a “runner-blogger” if he is alive today.

6. In the 70s & 80s, there was a RIZAL DAY Run with a distance of 30K every Dec 30 of the year. The race was organized by the government.

5. Bald Runner is the Race Organizer & Race Director. He is not fond of “distractions” or “frills” in road races, he wants everybody to simply run and have fun!

4. It is the first 32K Road Run in the country. The second Road Race done during a declared Public Holiday. The first Road Race to be held on Wednesday or middle of the week. A Road Race without the support/endorsement from any private corporation or from the national government.

3. Running inside Camp Aguinaldo for almost 5X will test the mental toughness of runners.

2. The 32K distance is a perfect LSD run for Cebu Marathon, Condura Marathon & 2010 BDM 102. There is no cut-off time for this run!

1. Burn those calories accumulated for attending Christmas Parties and a reason to eat & drink some more on New Year’s Eve!!!

M E R R Y  C H R I S T M A S   &   H A P P Y  N E W  Y E A R ! ! !

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22 responses

25 12 2009
sundaywarrior

Merry Christmas Sir Jovie! Can we register onsite po?

25 12 2009
kingofpots

chito, there will be NO registration on site.

25 12 2009
jazzrunner

Hi BR! What time does the race start?

25 12 2009
kingofpots

assembly time at the GHQ Grandstand is 5:00 AM & gun start at 5:30 AM.

25 12 2009
i2runner

Nice post Sir Jovie, I like the part where Rizal could also be a blogger 🙂
Too bad I can’t join, I’m still not strong enough for 32Kms.

26 12 2009
kingofpots

you can join as a “volunteer”. i guess, there will be lots of beer to drink!

25 12 2009
Bryan

i like reasons #1, 2, & 5. 🙂 i’m currently challenging myself to run 301km this December to hit 1,000km as soon as i finish 32km in this race (and get your prestigious 1,000km shirt)! 68km to go!

thanks a lot for organizing this, BR. i’m very sure a lot of runners are inspired with your dedication to running & sharing your insights thru this blog. 🙂

26 12 2009
kingofpots

bryan, thanks! your 1,000K finisher’s shirt will be waiting for you at the finish line. we’ll let you run at your own pace and have fun with the rest of the runners!

25 12 2009
gingerbreadrunning

Reason #11, Ice cream and Beer! 🙂

26 12 2009
kingofpots

hmm..i should have mentioned that..hehehe! bring your uncle with you!

26 12 2009
argonautquest

I’m in! But I would think that the first race done on a public holiday was the McDonalds FunRun last Nov30… It was a Monday though.
Thank you for organizing this race Sir Jovie.

26 12 2009
kingofpots

i stand corrected, you are right. it was the McHappy Run that was the 1st road race done on a public holiday!

26 12 2009
timmysebastian

see you there sir jovie! 🙂 this would really serve as a good training run for the 2010 1st qtr marathons, and at the same time, we are assured that there will be no frills, just a runner-friendly race! 🙂 see you there!

26 12 2009
kingofpots

timmy, thanks for your support. see you on wednesday morning!

26 12 2009
bugobugo

hardcore bar opens at 5am.

red horse, san mig light and pale pilsen will be on the house.

ano’ng sinabi ng ascend at il encore diyan? sila pauwi na ng alas 5, tayo nag uumpisa pa lang.

we won’t tell your mama that you are dinking so early.

what happens in aguinaldo, stays in aguinaldo.

26 12 2009
jetpaiso

see you BR, thanks for organizing this! Merry Christmas!

26 12 2009
runn3r

Hi Sir Jovie,
Congrats for organizing and directing this event-my friend Randy is running this race, his birthday run. We will miss this race because we are in camsur right now. Perhaps we will do our LSD here.

Happy New Year!
Joy

26 12 2009
chizrun

i’m in! this is going to be super fun 🙂 !

26 12 2009
ed328

Hi Sir Jovie, I will be running on Rizal Day 32K Run wearing a bib # 105 with two of my friends. I hope to see you at the finish line and excited to wear my 1000 K Finisher Shirt you promise (1,125 KM on my record). More power to you!!!

26 12 2009
spunkywalrus

Merry Christmas, Sir! I regularly read your blog but I haven’t posted a comment until now. Sir, will you accept 32K beginners for the Rizal Day Run? (Is it okay if we alternate running with jogging and walking?) Also, how much is the registration fee? Thank you very much!

28 12 2009
tanz0

Hi sir BR, thanks for organizing this run & a training run also to burns those calories, Happy New Year. see you all @ the run

“Aghoy”

29 12 2009
tigerboy

Hi Jovie… tom’s run will be a key milestone since i started tracking my runs… at the finishline..it will be my 2,002 km… i thought this will be a great way to celebrate… as a year-ender, and of course with “beers”.. Cheers!!!

Junrox

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