While more marathons and fun runs are created to cater to everyone who loves to run, it is still quite unusual to stage a run exclusively for women. This is precisely why Women’s Health Philippines and Athena Milk for Women decided to team up for their first All Women’s Run held last March 19, Saturday, at the SM Mall Of Asia.
Running Diva was there, too, her recovery run (10K category) after finishing
the Bataan Death March 102K Ultramarathon Race a few weeks back.
“We wanted to celebrate women and the things they can do, whether they’re doing something for the first time or are trailblazers in their fields,” says Women’s Health editor-in-chief Lara Parpan, “Running is huge in the country and by opening the race to women only, we’re providing a friendly, encouraging atmosphere for them to discover running and maybe even find a strength they thought they never had.”
Hosted by Magic 89.9 deejay Mia Bayuga, the Women’s Health and Athena Milk for Women All Women’s Run saw over a thousand women of all ages run in the 3k, 5k, and 10k categories and race to the finish line.
After the race, everyone took a breather at the festival area, where they enjoyed free skin, bone and body mass analysis from Athena Milk for women, massage from The Spa, express nail services from Nail-a-holics, workout demo and trial class from Barre 3, hairstyling from Rowenta, Body Fat Index Analysis and personal consultation with nutritionist from Conair, makeover from Clinique and haircut from David’s Salon. Exciting freebies from Playtex, Schick, Banana Boat, Hygienix, Goody, Lifestyle Gourmet and Unilab, as well as discounts from Sketchers Resistance Runner were also available at the festival area.
The Women’s Health and Athena Milk for Women All Women’s Run was sponsored by Athena Milk for Women, Run Rio, Unilab Active Health, and SM Mall of Asia. Special thanks to the media partner, Cosmopolitan Magazine.
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