Members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines dominated DZMM’s “Tulong Na, Tabang Na, Tayo Na, Takbo Na” 5km color fun run Sunday (May 4) at the Bonifacio Global City, Taguig where 3,050 participants turned up for the benefit of students affected by super typhoon Yolanda.
Philippine Army’s Jujiet De Asis dominated the male runners by crossing the finish line with a chip time of 17 minutes and one second (17:01). He was followed by fellow Army personnel Alquin Bolivar (17:32) and Alley Quisay (17:33) in second and third places, respectively.
In the women’s category, Miscelle Gilbuena of the Philippine Air Force secured the top spot with a time of 21 minutes and nine seconds (21:09), while the Army’s Joan Banayag (21:21) and Maricel Maquilan (22:46) came in second and third.
The top finishers received medals and gift packs from DZMM.
Kapamilya actor Matteo Guidicelli, “It’s Showtime” hosts Karylle, Kuya Kim Atienza, and Eric ‘Eruption’ Tai, actresses Diana Zubiri and Roxanne Barcelo, “Luv U” cast members Sharlene San Pedro, Jairus Aquino, and Alexa Ilacad, and models Will Devaughn and Andy Smith also took part in the run. Also present were DZMM anchors Julius Babao, Cory Quirino, Winnie Cordero, Ahwel Paz, Carl Balita, Traffic Angel Tina Marasigan, DZMM Radyo Patrol reporters, and M.O.R. 101.9 DJs. ABS-CBN Integrated News and Current Affairs head Ging Reyes joined and fired the gun to signal the start of the race.
“The Biggest Loser Pinoy Edition Doubles” grand winner Bryan Castillo, meanwhile, was joined by some of his former co-contestants in leading the run’s warm-up exercises.
The event was mounted by Run Rio, headed by running coach Rio Dela Cruz, with ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya Foundation as proponent, and supported by the city government of Taguig. It was filled with fun and excitement as the runners were sprinkled with colored powder and a giant inflatable slide was erected for them.
DZMM started organizing fun runs in 1999.