Colorama: UP’s colorful fun run for everyone
When in Manila, Fitness is a way of life. And so is giving back. The UP Junior Philippine Institute of Accountants (JPIA) thought so too and in cooperation with NFJPIA-NCR (National Federation of JPIA-NCR) figured that combining fitness, charity, and fun would make for a great event. Together they organized Colorama: UP’s colorful fun run for everyone.
On Sunday, March 9, the Colorama run started at 5:45am for all ambitious 10K runners, with 5K runners taking off at 6:00am and 3K runners at 6:15am. With hundreds of participants of every age group running in their official Colorama shirts, the University of the Philippines Diliman Academic Oval turned into a fitness fest at its finest. To put the fun in fun run, UP’s JPIA had dedicated members of its association stationed around the race track to splash runners with colored water.
The run concluded after 8am with all successful runners re-energizing with snacks given by the JPIA. A freedom wall, set up by the organizers, encouraged Colorama participants to express what personal advocacies inspired them to run. Raffle prices were given away and winners announced.
If you participated in last Sunday’s Colorama run and would like to know your results, check the bottom of this article for a link to do so. Here a list of male and female 3K, 5K and 10K winners:
1st place- Elbren B. Neri ( Total time: 9mins. 37s)
2nd place- Bib no. 3094 ( Total time: 9mins. 59s)
3rd place- Kenetchie Lorbes (Total time: 10mins. 17s)
1st place- Bib no. 3097 ( Total time: 13mins. 51s)
2nd place- Bib no. 3070 (Totla time: 17mins. 09s)
3rd place- Laya Hasmin Diaz (Total time: 18mins. 26s)
1st place- Elbren B. Neri ( Total time: 14mins. 28s)
2nd place- Kimbert Sarmiento ( Total time: 14mins. 32s)
3rd place- Bib no. 5399 (Total time: 14mins. 42s)
1st place- Cindy Lorenzo ( Total time: 17mins. 31s)
2nd place- Bib no. 5325 ( Total time: 17mins. 54s)
3rd place- Bib no. 5381 (Total time: 19mins. 38s)
1st place- Richard Sala ( Total time: 30mins. 16s)
2nd place- Bib no. 1137 (Total time: 30mins. 20s)
3rd place- Bib no. 1136 ( Total time: 30mins. 32s)
1st place- Bib no. 1163 ( Total time: 34mins. 06s)
2nd place- Bib no. 1162 (Total time: 40mins. 32s)
3rd place- Ailee Canlas ( Total time: 58mins. 18s)
While this Sunday morning event was fun to attend and watch, it primarily served as a way to raise funds for the scholars under UP JPIA’S long-term educational assistance program (LEAP). LEAP aims to provide financial assistance to those students less fortunate, to enable them to attain quality education that will maximize their potential to the fullest, from high school to college level. Parts of the funds will also be donated to Habitat for Humanity.
If you would like to participate in a colorfun fun run when in Manila, make sure to like UP JPIA Tiktakbo’s Facebook page to find out when another Colorama event will take place next school year.
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