Why PAY if you can run at “race pace” for FREE?
The Bald Runner’s Events Management, in cooperation of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, will be offering FREE Fun Runs to everybody! Yes, these fun runs will be free—no race bibs, no singlets, no printed race results, no Finisher’s Shirts and no registration fees. But there will be a digital clock or chronograph watch at the Start/Finish Line and it will be the responsibility of each runner to see, hear, and remember his/her finish time. All you need to bring are your running shoes and your running attire. Runners could bring also their respective hydration system/bottles during the race, however, there will be minimal number of water stations along the race route.
Interested runner-participants just simply assemble at the Starting Line before 6:00 AM of the scheduled date of event and the start of the fun run is set at exactly 6:00 AM. Runners will be guided by the members of the Elite Team Bald Runner during the runs. There will be no marshals as the route will be easy to follow through directional signs and kilometer markings.
For documentation purposes, each finisher will receive a Finisher’s Certificate for FREE!
These fun runs will be a good training runs for “newbies” and the youth (18 years old & below) who would simulate a road race and for them to develop confidence in paid road races. As for the competitive runners who would not like to spend their hard-earned money in road races, they can do their “race pace” or “tempo run” workouts in these fun runs.
These fun runs are conceived to be conducted at least twice a month on Sunday mornings. The first Fun Run will be a 5-mile or 8-kilometer run inside the roads of Camp Aguinaldo and the 2nd Fun Run will be a 2-mile run or 3.2K run at the Philippine Army Grandstand & Parade Ground. The fun runs will start promptly at 6:00 AM during Sundays. In Camp Aguinaldo, the start/finish area is infront of the Grandstand at the GHQ Parade Ground. These places have ample free parking spaces for the vehicles of the runners.
After each fun run, there will be a brief lecture and open forum for 30 minutes to interested runners. These fun runs should be terminated within the period of two hours.
The first Fun Run will be held at Camp Aguinaldo o/a 6:00 AM of October 17, 2010. There will be no limit in the number of runners in this fun run. However, all runners should be at the starting area at least 30 minutes before the start time. The 2nd Fun Run will be a 3K/5K run at the Philippine Army Grandstand o/a 6:00 AM of October 24, 2010. Schedule of future Fun Runs will be announced in this blog.
If plans will materialize, future Fun Runs will be conducted at The Fort/Global City, MOA Grounds, and Roxas/Macapagal Boulevard.
These Fun Runs will reach a maximum distance of 10 miles or 16 kilometers and with a minimum distance of 3 kilometers.
Running should be made simple and free! Running should be FUN!
Running is for EVERYBODY!
(Note: Race Walkers & Brisk Walkers are also invited to join these Fun Runs)