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I am a Bicolano by birth and choice. By any standards, I am a slow runner but I like it that way. I look at running as a healthy and exciting way to make a difference. Together with my fellow runners from our family, school, office and the community, we use running to give back..

November 20, 2018


The St. Catherine Laboure School HS Batch 1994 successfully organized the 1 USI Half Marathon which was held last Nov 11 in the Municipality of Pili in Camarines Sur.  Race organizers led by Dr. Gilbert Balid showed great enthusiasm in making happen the very first half marathon fund raising event in school history.

October 31, 2018


One of the virtues of running is how painlessly it can be utilized for good. How it can be facilely deployed  as a fund-raising activity by a community for the purpose of helping others.In fact, for many a newbie runner, their first encounter with an organized fun run is one that is being used for a particular cause. Hundreds of races take their name and/or mission from the charities they support.  Google the words "Run for a Cause" and the entries you would see vary from Run for Cancer, Run for the Homeless, Run for Veterans, Run for a Drug-free Society, Run for Peace and hundreds more.  Hundreds of thousands of runners find motivation, inspiration and approval from dedicating their personal race to a greater cause.

September 18, 2018

1st SFX HALF MARATHON: Community Coming Together for a Parish

For many, the attraction of running in a fun run in the provinces are twofold.  Firstly, the beautiful sights and sounds that nature has blessed our provinces can be experienced up close on foot. Secondly, always uplifting to witness a community coming together for a running event for the benefit of a local cause.  

Such is the appeal of the 1st St. Francis Xavier (SFX) Half Marathon scheduled for Sep 30, 2018 in the beautiful town of Abuyog.

April 13, 2018

1st MT. ASOG 360 50km ULTRAMARATHON: Helper's High

One of the awesome attributes of running is the opportunity it gives to experience both runner's high and helper's high.