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NATGEO Earth Day Run 2013 – Results Discussion

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Congratulations to all finishers of the recently concluded NATGEO Earth Day Run 2013 in BGC!! Time to share your feedback and experiences about this event here!

NATGEO Earth Day Run 2013 –
April 28, 2013
Bonifacio Global City

Race Results:
NATGEO Earth Day Run 2013 – 21K Race Results
NATGEO Earth Day Run 2013 – 10K Race Results
NATGEO Earth Day Run 2013 – 5K Race Results
NATGEO Earth Day Run 2013 – 3K Race Results
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138 comments on “NATGEO Earth Day Run 2013 – Results Discussion

    • re: organizer…

      @WAVE, you are so wrong on so many levels, let me explain to you:
      1. Sila mismo ang nagsabi na this year will be “about Mother Earth” / “no garbage” / “green run” at kung ano pang gimik. Kaya tama at nararapat lang na we hold them to their word.
      2. Hindi issue ang cupless run. Many runs have done it successfully before. 2X is the most recent example.
      3. Kahit pa na may logistic problem silang inaaanticipate (given na tama ang assumption mo na magkakaproblema sa pila pag lahat refill lang), may malinaw na solusyon. Una, have all runners fill their bottles before the run. Then spread out the hydration stations considering the total number of runners and the normal hydration patter, say every 2k, Then have major hydration stations (every 5k) na may more than one area where people have enough room at hindi magmomob sa isang area lang. Most importantly, explain this before the event para handa ang mga runners.
      4. Kahit na gumamit pa ng cups, dapat may tamang disposal system (I explained my take on this before) at dapat iniinform ang mga runners about this during the warm ups.

      Hindi ako maarte, wala akong pakialam sa certificate o sa medal, o sa haba ng pila o sa hirap ng parking o sa kawalang ng “energy drinks”. They are all part of the experience. But on the sole basis na hindi sinunod ng organizer ang pinaka-core theme nitong NG run, this year’s event is a failure.

  1. Devant free photo shoot, run out of paper or ink.. we’ve been in line for 11/2 hour.. and woo to us.. they run out.. In the Rebisco run the adidas booth which gave free photo.. never run out.. and stay late until closing just to accomodate people waiting

    • there is another photobooth @natgeo I believe they will post it via website, nakalimutan ko lang what website :) anyone ?

  2. eto na… I’m sure maraming negative comments about this run and I’ll have my co-runners cover everything na lang… if there was one good thing about this run, it is the security when we deposited our bag kase my bomb sniffing dog pa… but GETTING OUR BAGS was a different story…

    ipagpapasalamat ko na lang na tumakbo ako para makapagtanim ng tatlong halaman…

    probably my 1st and last for NatGeo not unless mag iba organizer… I’m just sayin…

  3. Nice Run but the claiming of certificate, loot and finisher shirts was a mess. For 21K the 1st U-turn was also confusing.. No energy drink in the water station..

  4. There were no signs, kung saan ung event.. and no signs kung ilang kilometers na lang.. it was a guessing game.. ha ha ha..

    sabi nga nila 12,000 runners.. and 36,000 tree’s ang ipaplant… and need help if we want to help them we are more than welcome.. sana ipost nila or email nila un mga sumali, kung kailan sila magplant.. para sa mga gusto tumulong..

    un na lang ang isipin po.. we ran so we can help mother earth.. the extras not really important, but could have made them better..

    • Tama yan Sir, anyway for security reason panalong panalo sila before and after 16k marami nmng sign medyo may paliwanag din dun kaya konti lang ang sign..

      Isipin mo na lang kapag dating nung susunod na sign malapit kana sa Finish Line

      Over All the NatGeo Run is Great may Buko pa along the way…. haha

    • there were kilometer readings if you’re attentive to the pylons on the route.
      it was an organize run only some areas were not lighted well.

  5. ’twas a nice run for me… Daming uphill… Di naman ako nahirapan mag claim ng loot bag at finisher shirt….buti nalang sumali ako dito despite sa mga negative write ups….

  6. Yung nag-dala ako ng 1-Liter Hydration backpack kasi sabi nila hindi sila mag-pro-provide ng cups…eh meron, kaya ang sa loob-looban ko lang: BADTRIP! Ang bagal ko tuloy :))

    • Haha Tama ka dyan Sir pero malaking tulong parin ung Hydration bottle mo just in case lalo na kapag nauuhaw kana mag rerefill kana lang..

      The Run is very Great… dpat kasi hindi na kayo nagsabay sabay kumuha ng bag…

  7. Guys, gumana ba sa inyo ung pagconnect sa facebook nung timing chip? May nakatanggap ba ng race results nila?

  8. Iba ang name written in my certificate. Buti na lang chineck ko before I leave the booth. My worry is can I still get my certificate kung nagkapalit kami ng certificate nung nakasulat sa envelope ko. I just hope the organizer will still contact me to replace it since hindi sila nagdouble check ng laman ng certificate at envelope kung pareho.

  9. Halata naman tinipid Yung run. Pero ok Lang Kasi Para Sa kalikasan naman yun at Para Sa future Natin. Konting sakripisyo Lang naman ang ginawa natin para Sa ikabubuti Ng lahat. Btw, love the finishers shirt…

  10. hustle run!!!!hindi agad naisip ng organizer na dahil sa sobra layo ng agwat ng oras ng mga category e..magkakasabay lhat sa finish line…dagsa tuloy..Mahal n nga d pa maayos!!! buti n lng me tatlong puno..

  11. Ok naman ang run.

    Ang dami lang na walang disciplina na runners, may tumungga ng bote sa hydration station sabay balik uli ng bote na madami pang laman. may nag-iwan ng bote sa flyover, merong mga paper cups na provided sa hydration station pero sa daan tinatapon imbes na sa basurahan.

    Yung unang U-Turn lang ang hassle sa 21k route.

  12. getting the baggage and the loot bag was a nightmare. so disorganized. only one person manned the loot bag tent for 5K.

  13. Tama po kayo, 1st U-turn hassle, bukod sa sobrang dilim, agawan ang magkasalubong na lanes.

    Overall, it was a nice run naman po.

  14. it’s my first time to run ang saya kaya, comment ko lang dun sa mga kukuha ng bags nila and certificates mejo magulo ang linya, pero overall it was a nice run till next time NatGeo goodvibes :-)

  15. Twas a good run for me kasi my 1st with NATGEO but definitely not the last basta for Mother Earth, you cannot go wrong. Huwag ng magreklamo. BIG HUGS TO ALL WHO JOIN!!!!

  16. Bad trip… name ko sa Cert is missing one letter. Organizers need to be careful kc malaking bagay ang name tsk tsk tsk

    Kudos for security but there is a lot of opportunity for organization.

    Recommendation… magpalit ng organizer for next years run.

    • agree po ako sir.. sa next year yung maayos magpalakad…dahil for mother earth sasali at sasali pa rina ko..
      after finishing 21k uhaw na uhaw ako.. kulang isang bote ng energy drink… ano ba yang mga nasa hydration booth… ang dami pang box ng drinks ang di nabuksan…
      pero masaya at oks ang security…

  17. it was my 2nd 10k and I love the route, lalo na ung uphill. kaya lang nagkadelay dahil sa traffic.
    Yung pag-warm-up, masyadong maaga, after warm-up, nagintay pa kami ng ilang minuto bago ang gunstart. edi parnag di na un warm-up. cooling down na.

    The claiming of certificate is so slow. Ang hihinhin ng mga nag-aasist. Lalo na sa 10k Baggage area. It took us 20minutes or more just to get our bags. I don’t understand it took so LONG for them to pick-up the bag if they are already assisted with the bib# and the description of the bag ng participant. ang tamlay ng mga nag-aassist. :( pakainin nyo naman, organizers…

    Medyo nalito kami sa loot bags… bakit iba-iba ang laman? sabi ng kasama ko may bumbilya, may 3 set of assorted BB Cream or facial creams from Body Shop, etc. Not that I’m complaining pero sana naman “equal” na parepareho ng laman ng lahat ng loot bags.

    Kala ko rin ba na bring-your-own-bottle for hydration, na magpaparefill nalang sa mga water station? may biglang watercups at kalat sa road. :( Pero in-fairness, onti lang ang naabutan kong kalat na mga paper cups (comparing it to other running events). at mababait and considerate ung ibang runners na tulungan ang kapwa runner na mag-refill sa mga dala-dalang bote-bote. :P

    But it was a nice run! I enjoyed the whole run experience… nakatakbo ka na, nakatulong pa sa Kalikasan!

    Please, next year (if ever meron pa), pakainin niyo naman ung mga staff and mga nag-aassist ng event. ang tatamlay nila na parang di nila alam ang ginagawa nila doon sa venue. i-orient niyo naman at pakainin para magka-energy naman sila.

  18. On the topic of this being an “Earth Day Run”:

    1. To the organizers, I thought you gave out the bottles so that we can avoid the garbage problem we had with the cups last year? Why provide cups and break your own rules? The garbage containers were fine – elongated to accommodate mass disposal of the cups from runners (if you moved it 100 meters further it would have been perfect), but you providing the cups were the problem. You should also made this garbage disposal system clear before the event. I think this is what happens when you make a tongue-in-cheek statement “for Mother Earth”.

    2. To fellow runners. I see a lot of you just casually throwing your cups on the road. I see a lot who throw their cups on the road even when there were garbage areas around. In cases where there were water stations and no garbage areas, others just threw their cups wherever they wanted and not even in the “common” area by the gutter where they could be cleaned up easily. Never mind following the rules, it is a matter of simple common sense and decency – when it is even of to throw garbage on the road! DISGUSTING!

    • Tama lang yung Organizer… may cup tlga yun anung gusto mo mag refill lahat ng tao e pila yun…. kung hindi ka naman pala bobo coment k ng coment mag isip ka nman ng 2 step advance…

      Over all the Run is Ok sobrang dami lang tao at cguro yung budget para sa ibang bagay napunta dun sa dami ng pulis para sa security ng runner…

      Good Job and Congrats to all Finisher….

      • e di sana dinamihan nila yung mga magrerefill para hindi siksikan.. ikaw ang hindi nag-iisip.. sana hindi na nila sinabi sa ads nila sa natgeo channel na hindi sila magpoprovide ng cups kung hindi din nila gagawin..

      • @wave on
        sir ikaw di nagiisip.
        kulang ng “s” ung finisher mo sa dulo
        dapat finishers.

    • It’s indeed a challenge to organizer and runners alike to keep the race route “clean” of the race trash, \m/ore so when the sponsor professes earth friendliness. Everybody needs to do their part really and not just pass the buck on one party.

  19. ok na sana kaya lng super hussle sa pag claim ng lootbags and F.shirt. nhilo ako puro tubig p wala man lng energy drinks. pero good cause nmn kaya ok lng.

  20. Nice run kahit na late ng konti kaya lang napansin ko di masyadong organize,gaya nalang ng pila sa cert.ang daming line..”…hehehehe next tym ulit…

  21. I was looking forward to this event because of the prestigious National Geographic Branding. I was impressed with the cause and the idea of planting trees underoo your name. However, claiming pa lang ng singlet, I kinda had bad vibes kasi first time ako nag-register na bawal daw sukatin at magpapalit ng singlet.

    Turn out was good but it was too crowded for running. It wasnt ideal if you were trying to beat your personal time. There werent enough signages to tell you to keep left or turn right or to tell you how many kilometers you’ve traversed. Also, I also observed several occasions when the BGC traffic police and marshal\ls were arguing how to manage the traffic of runners and cars passing through. Kulang ata sila briefing.

    Lines for claiming of loot bags, certificates and baggage was really a riot. Dapat nag-station din ng mga Marshals dun. Pagkatapos mo pumila ng mahaba, konti lang pala laman ng loot bag. Inisip ko na lang, the run is for a good cause.

    One more thing, I just realized that it would have been better if the 21K runners wore the white singlet. Considering that they ran much earlier (and much darker), they weren’t visible in dark places. Concerned lang ako na baka hindi sila makita ng cars passing through. Parang naging safety hazard ung dark singlet. Maybe next time, dapat reflectorized na lang para safe ang mga runners natin.

    It wasnt all that bad. Maybe I expected too much. Still congratulations for the good turn out!

  22. Ito lang masasabi ko.. 50 minutes lang ako tumakbo,… Pero 1 hr 30 minutes ako sa pagclaim ng baggage ko. Take note, ako pa yung isa sa mga una so wala pang pila but still ganun katagal sila maghanap

    • That was awful Ian…..huhuhu. Next time huwag na tayong mag-iwan ng baggage sa mga big runs like NatGeo. They are number 1 in the list of top10 most popular runs. So expect the unexpected. Kawawa talaga sa pagke–claim. Gutom ang aabutin natin….huhuhu

      • Sa pag claim ng bagage, umabot pa ikaw na mismo ang maghahanap at kukuha ng bag mo. tsk.. di napaghandaan un pag buhos ng maraming tao. O baka masyado lang maliit ung place para dun sa event.

  23. Security was top notch. Panget lang yung route planning nila. They are supposed to re-route traffic so people will run continuously but kapag malas ka, pipigilan ng marshals dahil may mga sasakyan na tatawin along the route. Talagang mapapalakad or worse tigil ka bigla sa run mo.

    Loot, Certificate and Baggage claiming was lacking also. Konti lang naka-assigned na mga tao hence haba ng mga pila. Mas marami pa yung mga portalet.

    Positive ang dami ng freebies but if may tiyaga ka lang pumila sa ilalim ng mainit na sikat ng araw.

    • true, may isang beses na sinusunod nila yung stoplight.. so pag green yung stoplight nung car papaandarin nila.. and to make things worse is ayun yung home stretch, which means isang straight na lang to the finish line.

  24. .. So proud to have completed the race, and prouder for it was for a GREAT cause. I’d like to commend the workforce of this event, it was stressful, exhausting, and real pain to the nerves but that’s just part of it all so overall, that means you or we have all achieved our goals. Yes, i waited ridiculously long enough to reunite with my baggage but PATIENCE cut it short. I needed not to yell at the poor ladies who were doing everything in search of everyone else’s stuff at the same time. For you guys who thought they sucked, try to locate one particular piece from a sack of grain. I didn’t think a nasty mouth was helping them you know. I could have waited even longer should i needed to. I mean, I hate waiting myself but you don’t hear me whining about it all over the place!! We all have brains that I suppose is working so utilize that for goodness sake. Just think about the limits of every resource. You do not expect everything to abound, c’mon. One piece of unsolicited cliche advice, ‘Think before you even open your mouth’!.. I wanna ponder on what a great deal of contribution this social event conceived and kudos to everyone expressing the same!. Congratulations to all the staff and organizers as well as the race winners. I thought I was gonna win but that was a bit ambitious of me. Great motivation though. til next time!…

    • yun nga po ang prob if maayos lang po ang pila and may nag aassist di sana ganun kagulo.. Hindi po sa nagrereklamo kami pero sa ibang mga organizer kahit gaano ka dami ang tao organize ang pila..

  25. Energy drink kayo nang energy drink. Itama niyo naman terms niyo. Ano ba pinamimigay nila? Cobra? Sting? Extra Joss? Monster? Rockstar? Kasi kung Gatorade, Powerade o 100 Plus e hindi energy drink yun.

  26. Good run and good the organizers moved the start of all distances an hour earlier – the extra hour was an extra hour of cooler weather for everyone. Thanks organizers!

  27. I agree with amartuvshin, i’ve been running for many runs and events.. Pero 1st time ako mahassle sa baggage counter. It’s not that wala akong patience or anything but the fact is hindi sila organized talaga.. They just keep on piling bags and even stacking bags sa taas ng isang bag making the other bag invisible na and nadadaganan.. Sa akin lang is that dapat dun palang sa piling ng bags is naging systematic na sila para systematic din pagdating nung time na kukunin na nung runners. In many events that i’ve ran, 1st time ko din nakita na mara,ing nagrereklamo baggage counter

  28. Cons:
    1. Race map was not properly labeled: u-turn, hydration, portalet.
    2. Race route for 21km: some areas are not well lit, running path are narrow
    3. Finish line: worst ever! There are major intersections that will be crossed. Totally kills the momentum at the final few meters and quite risky for the runners.
    4. Finisher’s area: too crowded.

  29. Cant agree much sa mga nagcomments. Pero honestly sobrang dame ng mga tumakbo. I dunno if there was any quantity control on this. Anyway, the experience was fun except for reclaiming your freebies, bags, etc…

  30. 1st time ko mag 21k after 2 months ng pagtakbo. My PR is 2hrs 46min. Medyo mabagal kaya nung pagpunta ko sa baggage counter grabeh sobrang nagkakagulo na mga tao. Tinataas lang nung mga marshalls yung bag at sisigaw ka lang kung sayo yung bag na yun. pano kung nasa medyo likod ka at hindi mo nakita na bag mo na pala yung hawak nila. Ang first run ko ay yung sa Pampagas Best Tocino Lite last March 2, tapos nagustuhan ko na running. Nakasali ako sa Rebisco, Challenge Run, at ito yung 4th kaso dito ko lang naencounter yung magulong pagkuha ng bag. Iniisip ko tuloy na kung nakatapos ako ng less than 2hrs sa 21k eh hindi pa ganun kahaba pila.

    Yung sa certificate naman, before pa magstart yung run kinuha ko na yung sakin. wala pang pila nun.

    Yung sa pagkuha ng finisher shirt mahaba na din pila since matagal ako bago nakatapos ng 21k (first time kasi) hehe. Small pa nakuha ko.

    gusto ko sana magpapalit ng Medium. May willing po ba jan? :)

  31. dami paring negative comments ah.. di parin ba natuto mga organizers from last year’s? somehow i feel good na hindi ako sumali dito. :)

  32. dami k nbabasang complains ha..

    nagdala ako ng sariling bote at inumin na tumagal hanggang huli.
    nag pre hydrate ako para d agad mauhaw. kya sakto na ung 1 bote ng gatorade sa buong 21k ko. pero uminom ako sa isang water station, may baso naman pala eh, tska malamig pa tubig. sarap.

    wala naman akong complain, para sakin sakto lang ung race event.
    sa sarili ko lang, ksi di ako naka PR. bawi ako next time.

    ano pala nangyari dun sa inatake sa may buendia flyover? nag survive ba sya?

  33. Over all.. ok yung run.. wala lang talagang energy drink along the road specially para sa mga 21k runners pagdating sa finisih line makikipag balyahan ka pa para sa isang bote ng 100 plus na pwede naman sana isama sa lot bag, wala din saging. Regarding sa cups wag na isisi sa organizer dapat nga wala na yung cups na yan.. pero marami talagang runners na walang disiplina magtapon ng cups nila.. kung wlang basurahan sana itabi yung basura wag dun sa dadaanan ng runners. I think 2x ang standard ngayon sa cupless run… for NATGEO RUN 7 out 10..

    • Hey bagito palagay ko di naman maganda na walang cups kasi pag bottle lahat dala ng runners can you imagine the line is para pumila at fill ng kanilang bottles

  34. Para sken organize ang race na toh,
    Di ko masisi ang organizer kung marami pa ring nagkalat na cups,
    May naka ready naman na basurahan, di lalapit ang basurahan sa atin, bakit may cups kahit may free bottles? Concern sila sa hydration naten,
    Di naman nila tayo maasikaso lahat sobrang dami tao,despite of all that, nag enjoy pa rin naman tayo kahit pano, specially me A+ ang grade ko sa nat geo run,:)

    Be a responsible runner..

  35. This event is not so organized. Lines for lootbags and baggage counters were terrifying. Sana hindi pinagtabi ang booth ng lootbags and baggage counters. Para kang sardinas na nasa open air dhil sa sobrang dami ng tao and haba ng pila. You’ll be in the near-fainting-state, kawawa naman ang mga runners specially the 21k runners. Pagod ka na pagtakbo mas mapapagod ka sa pag claim ng lootbags and baggage mo. Event organizers also didn’t have proper coordination with BGC Traffic Management. More than 30 cars were towed during the run including ours. We ended up debating with the BGC towing services with no representative from the natgeo organizers. BGC Traffic Mngt claimed that Natgeo organizers had no proper coordination with their Unit. After couple of hours of deliberation, our cars were released at past 10:00am. Mind you, i only ran for 3k but this is the most tiring and stressful event I joined. I usually run for 5k and 10k.
    To organizers, please do your jobs. Save your names for being called as organizers. Sana mag improve na next year as this is a big event and people are looking forward to be part of this event.

  36. nagkaubusan ng saging na lakatan..sana kht saging na saba ok n un wag lng hilaw ha at sa finish line ay ok n ok sana kung buko juice at ung malaki n nga nmn sa halip na 100 plus kaasim sa tiyan nun.

  37. i though magkakaroon ng stamped sa claiming ng baggage. i was just behind the barricade and people were pushing me. yung iba nakapasok na mismo sa loob ng baggage area at naapakan na yung ibang bags. sobrang siksikan ang mga tao. yung mga nakakauha na ng bags nila, hirap din makaaalis, not to mention na ang init init. it was a horrible experience. very disorganized. nakakainit ng ulo.

  38. Pros : Tight Security was clearly felt. Enough portalets in the start. Very nice finishers shirt. Helpful km markers very km. Dami very useful freebies. Good organized route with a lot of helpers, traffic guards, and security. Bikers and roamers also present to help runners

    Cons : Energy drink stations every now and then would’ve been helpful. Portalets for 21k (seriously! maski halfway lang). As mentioned, baggage and certificate collection and deposit was a nightmare. Organizers could’ve easily doubled the manning booths for this. Sa haba ng mga pila sa lahat nag intertwine na at nagsingit singitan na mga tao. Ang init pa naman 7am onward. Those umbrellas beside the hydration area where the security guards were standing, could’ve been used to make a more organized flow of people. Also, pagkatapos ng race, you can go left to hydration, or right to the booths. Dapat one way lang toh. Mrami pa umikot ikot at nagtanong kung san yung hydration. CONS can EASILY be fixed

    Overall though, good race, I have to say. Yung huli lang rambulan lang talaga

  39. Natgeo run 2013

    Great run…

    1. Nice route kahit medyo kulang sa mga signs

    2. Event place and security/marshalls ok naman kasi napipigilan nila yung mga sasakyan mag-cross kapag may parating na runner kung ELITE runner ka na pwde ka naman mag-sign sa mga marshall kahit medyo malayo ka pa pra mapigilan nila yung mga sasakyan na dadaan pra di masira yung phasing mo tutal konti pa lng naman mga sasakyan na dumadaan sa BGC ng ganun time tska isa lang ito sa mga madaling pagpilian ng mga organizers (BGC,MOA & Roxas Blvd.) madali i-close ang mga streets at may alternate route ang mga sasakyan.

    3. Water hydration ok din naman kumpleto kahit marami nagrereklamo dami daw basura (tanong niyo sa mga tao sa hydration kung yung mga kenyan nilalagay sa trash bin yung mga cups nila sigurado yun hindi kasi tuloy-tuloy ang takbo nun) kaya nga nila sinabi na bring your own bottle pra mabawasan yung kalat (marami pa din matitigas ang ulo di nagdala ng sarili bottle) yung iba jan na nagsasabi na pipila ka pa pra mag-refill eh matanong ko lang sa buong 21k ba di kayo naglakad? kaya kung may dala sarili mo bote pde ka lumagpas sa mga hydration tapos kpag medyo pagod ka na sa next hydration ka huminto pra mag-refill at least nakapag-pahinga kayo ng konti bago tumakbo ulit…kahit san event kayo sumali makakakita kayo ng mga kalat sa daan kasi marami ngayon tumatakbo na walang disiplina sa sarili.

    4. Lifeline/Medic good job kumpleto kayo at nakakaresponde agad.

    5. Tent event site ok lang…
    a. claiming of hydration bottles much better kung isinama na lng sa lootbag.

    b. claiming of finisher’s t-shirt sobrang sablay (upon registration nakalagay na dun kung ano size ng runner unless late registrants understood na yun naubusan na kasi at pra sa mga hindi no choice ka pag-late ka nag-claim no more sizes.

    c. claiming of certificates ok na sana kasi naka-segregate na according to your surname kaso maraming nawawala (isa na ako dun).

    d. sa mga nag-iiwan ng gamit sa mga baggage area konting pasensya lng sa mga staff kasi mahirap maghanap ng bag lalo na pag sobrang dami na nag-iwan ng gamit unless tinutulungan niyo sila hanapin yung gamit niyo, isispin niyo na lng na pra lng kayo nsa grocery at mag-isa lng yung tao sa baggage counter tapos ang dami niyo na gusto mauna. (try to think of it na kayo ang nagbabayad pra lng tumakbo at isispin niyo na ang sila binabayaran ng organizer pra magbantay ng gamit niyo..) ang importante jan walang nawalang gamit!

    6. Photobooth naubusan daw ng paper and ink marami na kasi tlaga ngayon ang mga adik sa picture (meron nman kayo camera sa cellphone) kuhanan niyo yung sarili niyo or pakuha kayo sa mga friend niyo buti na nga lang accommodating yung mga marshalls yung iba runner biglang hihinto at magpapakuha lng pla sa mga kasama or sa mga marshalls kung wala naman pumunta kayo sa photo studio suot niyo yung singlet nyo pra magpapicture para naka-make-up pa kayo haaha..

    7. Freebies ok na din kesa sa wala yung iba kasi sa mga sumasali yun lang ang habol palibhasa nadala na sa mga ibang organizer na pinagkakitaan lng yung event.

    Till next run congrats to all finisher’s

    • kung magisa kang nag run.. you would want a proper picture.. kaya ka pumila.. for souvenir man lang.. di po dahil sa adik sa picture.. just saying dahil.. dapat din inform nila na up to 500 or 100 lang ang pwede di by that time di na lang pumila.. di nasayang oras..

      • next time bring a camera. or hire a photographer. dont blame it on the organizers. its not their fault the event was so successful,

      • souvenir ok but you can ask somebody to take a picture of you kung photobooth naman ok lng din but don’t blame the organizer its always a first come first serve basis like the finisher’s t-shirt diba buti nga sa event na ito meron nun sa iba wala kya try to understand and be patient also you @asidefrombeingatenor

  40. lagi na lng my reklamo ano pa ba ngbago? expect da worst… kung iisipin ok nmn yung run… I think mas dapat sisihin dito tayo sarili ntin (mga runners) eh kng sa loot bags/finisher shirts/baggage or kng ano mn yan pumila kaya tayo ng tama… tingin nyo ba kng tama pila natin mgkakagulo? Sus naman sa ganito kalaking event do u guys expect na maging perfect lahat? Patience, Discipline kahit sinong organizer pa yan my makikita at makita pa ring butas…Please understand each other na lng.. we should be thankful na my organizer kasi kng wla cla wla nmn ganito kalaking run likewise kng wla nmn runners wla rin ganito wla rin organizer…. which is impossible… So enjoy na lng natin yung malalaking run again PATIENCE DISCIPLINE UNDERSTANDING…Great RUN…

  41. I have nothing against your comment guys kasi alam ko gusto rin natin mapaganda experience ng lahat pero lagi lng ntin tandaan hidni lang organizer kailangan para maayos lahat siyempre yung cooperation din ng mga runners… Descipline…

  42. maganda yung route para sa akin… buti nalang ndi natiming sakin ung mga stop sa crossing ng mga sasakyan… d ko rin na experieence yung hirap ng pagkuha ng loot at finisher shirt… wala pang 5mins nakuha ko na ung finisher ko at loot bag… wala pa maxadong pila nung kumuha ako… yung first u-turn lang ng 21k ang kakainis kasi may barrier, d man lang tinanggal… overall ok naman sakin… nagbaon ako ng 1 bottle gatorade tapos hinge hinge lang ako ng tubig sa mga hydration… next year ulit!!!

  43. actually inexpect ko naman na merong hydration at mga cups pa dun sa runners na hindi makakapagdala ng sarili nila.. and i think kinonsider lang ng organizers un… kesa naman may mahimatay dahil walang mainom right?

  44. I ran the 5k:
    a) difficult to park near the starting area. my car was almost towed later.
    b) first u-turn was over a center island. they should have opened up the barricades at the center of the road so that runners will not go over the center island.
    c) kilometer marks not prominent
    d) not enough official photographers
    e) no portalets along the route. had to go to starbucks.
    f) too much intersections which were still opened to traffic
    g) bottleneck at the water stations bec everyone wanted to refill their water bottles.
    h) chaotic retrieval of baggage and lootbags.
    i)i didnt get my singlet. they ran out of xl size.
    j)out of a scale of 10 i’ll give it a 6.5. the event was organized for runners by a non-runner.

  45. nice run. mejo disaster ang baggage area. but to look on the brighter side, it went well, at least, for my standards. i took a few pictures while resting near the finish line. around 6:30 onwards.

  46. i tripped and fell down during the 1st km of 21k race dahil sobrang dilim at di ko napansin ang lubak! – good thing i only ended with bruises and not ankle injury. No medics on that area either, I was only assisted by a foreign runner who was also worried about my ankle. Im lucky enough that after a few ankle stretches, the pain was gone and I completed the whole 21k. Here’s a shoutout to the organizers: NEXT TIME PO SANA BETTER CHOOSE A ROUTE WITH WELL-LIT STREETS AND ROADS WITHOUT POTHOLES!!

    • Naku, “WITHOUT POTHOLES”? Mahirap ata ‘yan. Ang pondo na pampaayos ng kalsada e nasa bulsa na ng karamihan ng mga pulitiko

  47. one more thing… sana lng yung checkpoint/timing device eh nandun nakalagay sa uturn sa dulo ng heritage at hindi sa gitna… unfair lng kasi yung iba hindi na umabot dun sa pinaka u-turn for 21k mismo… tsk tsk! the nerve of some people claiming to be 21k finisher kung di naman na-complete yung entire 21k… pakiayos naman po sana ang checkpoint system natin para lng fair sa lahat!

  48. Im proud na i didnt used any cups sa run na to. K wala lang :)) sabi ko sa sarili ko na i shall be eco friendly in this run and bring my own hydration gear :D

  49. I’ve been running since 2004. Marami na rin akong nasalihang mga fun runs at marathons. All races from 5K, 10K, 15K, 21K. A lot of things have changed since then. Sure, this run has a lot of room for improvements. Registration fees have increased a lot too.

    But, pansin ko lang. Ang daming maaarteng runners! Saging, energy drinks, photographers, singlet designs, loot bags…How about cheese with all your whines?

    Takbo na lang! Just focus on your performance and see how you can be better.

    Peace!

    • Jordan, I like your comments. I agree with you 110%.
      You should know better kasi 9 years ka na pala sumasali sa mga runs. Ako 5 years pa lang but I always look at the positive side and be appreciative. We should be always thankful that we were able to reached the finish line safely, with no injury.
      PEACE, LOVE & BE GRATEFUL Mothers Earth will also be good to us.

    • usually mga mareklamo sir ung mga runners na hindi marunong i push ang sarili pagdating sa running events. sila ung mga nakahiga sa bed imbes na nagtetraining tapos pagdating ng event maghahanap ng kung anu ano dahil hindi sila nagprepare. Mahiya naman kayo!

      • naglagay ka pa ng timing chip kung wala ka rin pala sa official result? karapatan yun ng bawat sumali at kasama yun sa binayaran mo

      • Ikaw naman oo,syempre,kailangan mo din malaman ang time mo. Ikaw ba di ka conscious sa time mo pag tumakbo ka. Wag naman tayong sarcastic,karapatan ng tao ang mag ask esp nagbayad sya. Kaya ng may RFID para malaman mo time race mo. Kung puro ka lang takbo at di ka conscious sa time mo. Eh di sa BUNDOK ka na lang ,kasama ng mga unggoy.

      • @Pilosopong Tasyo
        “Ikaw naman oo” tawang tawa naman ako sa expression na to hahaha

    • Hahaha…..nope, did not run this race. Never had and seems like never will be. Pihikan ako sa race lately. If I were you, better run the “cheap” races if you are into performance. Wala gaano freebies, pero significantly less ang crowd. Kaya kung competitive juice ang iiral, these cheap races are the way to go dahil MALUWAG ang road!!!! Self timing lang, ok na ako.

      • Hello sir J. Onga, run simple. Anyway I wanted to ask you something? How may I reach you? You may email me at red.hattori@yahoo.com.

        Pala sir, ano ang sinasabi nyong run last time na pinaghahandaan nyo? Baka nandun din ako, it would be an honor to see meet you.

  50. Nice run, I push my self to finished my first 21K run but disappointed ako ng lumabas ang result iba ang pangalan na naka post sa race bib ko na11823. I hope na ma correct ito sayang naman kasi ang pagtitiyaga ko na matapus ang race.

    Also no certificate was given to me after the race.

  51. para sa mga demanding at maarteng runners, eto ang mga tips para di kayo madisappoint sa organizer:
    1. kung walang medals na ibibigay, wag kayo sumali. self-explanatory
    2. kung walang finisher shirt na ibibigay, wag kayo sumali. self-explanatory.
    3. kung nagrereklamo sa registration fee, wag kayo sumali. again, self-explanatory.
    4. magdala ng sariling hydration.
    5. magdala ng sariling energy drinks. wag maghanap ng sting na may ampalaya.
    6. magdala ng flashlight kung nadidiliman.
    7. magdala ng timing watch. kung di nyo afford tumingin sa finish line meron. wag magreklamo kung wala number nyo sa strider.
    8. running event ito, tumakbo ka, wag ka maglakad para di ka nagrereklamong naubusan ka.
    9. kung di nyo kayang gawin lahat ng nabanggit, wag kayo sumali.

  52. gud morning help me out di naibigay ang yong certification san kaya pweding puntahan ang office ng nat gio maraming salamat po sayang naman yong certificated ganda pa naman sana makuha ko

  53. Glad I didn’t join this event. The run last year was a painful lesson for me already. P1,150 ang fee. Me medal, pero walang finisher’s shirt at freebies. Tubig lang. ARAY!

  54. for it was a great run, medyo kinapos ng lakas sa uphill, pero ok sa pakiramdam nang matapos, konting kaguluhan lang sa baggage counter…

  55. Anak ng teteng ‘tong run na ‘to! Sa dinadami-daming run na sinalihan ko (mga apat na siguro), this is the worst!

    Una, parking. Abe e, na-tow ang tsikot ko! Nag-park ako siyempre sa malapit sa starting line. Bakit, do you expect us to park in far away places? Alangan namang pawisan kami sa finish line pagdating sa finish line, ‘no! Excuse me! Ayoko ngang maglakad ng malayo.

    At ang daan a, grabe! Daming potholes. Nadapa tuloy ako sa first u-turn. Buti di nasira ang compression shorts ko. At ang daming intersection! Tapos yoong mga marshals, inuuna ang mga kotse! Kayo kaya ang tumatakbo ng 10min/km tapos pahihintuin ka, di ba mawawala momentum mo! Grabe!

    Next, water stations. Bakit walang energy drinks, saging at sponge?!!! Hello?!!! Naubos kaya ang diet coke sa apat na bottles ng hydration belt ko kaagad tapos ang lalayo at kakaunti ng water stations! Tapos sa dulo, buko juice?!!! Naman!

    Eto pa, photographers. Where are the paparazzis who will document my moment of triump? Nang may isang camera na tumutok sa akin, biglang may lolong naunahan ako’t natakpan ako. Photo-bomber mother… Ano na ang ise-share ko sa facebook, twitter, tumbler, instagram, google+, etc.

    At ang route, parang masyadong malayo. Bawasan ninyo naman ng 2K! Yong 3-hours na tinakbo ko sa 5k, dapat pala tinakbo ko na sa 21K, may finishers shirt pa ako.

    Speaking of, hoy, bakit wala kaming finishers shirt?!!! Finisher din naman kami! Check nyo nga definition ng “finisher”!

    Finally, baggage claim. Super-duper walang organization! Siyempre, kailangan ko kaagad ang bag ko para kunin ang iPad, iphone, at galaxy sIII ko to capture this moment of triumph. Pero it took me, like, forever to get my baggage.

    Next time, organizers, ayusin ninyo trabaho ninyo. Ang mahal na nga ng registration fee, kahit paano naman, bigyan ninyo kami ng ROI! Lahat ng comments ko na ito, e, for your own good. It’s your opportunity for improvement to take it to the next level by thinking outside the box. Make hay, move forward and take home the bacon! Break a leg and make it a win-win situation.

    Yun lang.

    P.S. I’m organizing a triathlon team. Anybody interested?

  56. hoy michael jordan ang dami mong arte.. mag ensayo ka kasi hindi pag dating ng race eh puro ka reklamo etc. wanna be runner ang datingan mo eh

  57. @Jordan Michael
    hahahahahahahahahahahaha!
    but what about the flashlight? finish line recovery massage? live band? etc. etc.!
    you win sir!

  58. @Jordan Michael: sumama din ako sa 21k run and finished it about 2 hours and 32 minutes…… nalate nga ako ng dating dun sa call time dahil kung saan saan ako inikot ng taxi, pero d ako nag co-complain, in regards naman sa gamit mo, maikwento ko lng n ako nga bitbit ko yung buong bag ko the entire run, dahil late n nga ako….. so please dont complain on such pety things. next time bring with you your necessary things and dont leave it in your bag

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