Saturday, October 26, 2013

ZAMBOANGA CITY VINTA 50K ULTRAMARATHON: INSPIRING COMMUNITY @ FEBRUARY 2012

VINTA 50k Ultramarathon held last February 26, 2012 in Zamboanga City was sponsored by the FrontRUNNER Hardcore Events, Garden Orchid Hotel and Zamboanga Runners Club.

Here are some details about the Vinta 50K Ultramarathon:

Registration fees: Solo: PHP 950 (inclusive of finisher’s medal and shirt and post-race meal) Relay: PHP 500/Runner (inclusive of singlet and post-race meal)
Registration starts on January 10, 2012 and ends on February 17, 2012
Categories: Solo / Relay(per team of 2, same or mixed gender) Cutoff Time: Nine (9:00:00) hours
Start and Finish: Garden Orchid Hotel, Camins Avenue, Zamboanga City Route: Garden Orchid Hotel-Guiwan-Putik-Divisoria-Boalan-Culianan-Cabaluay-Lanote and back to Garden Orchid Hotel
 
This is another happy side during the Ultramarathon and this is in one community working as one to inspire the runners!!!
Again, 50 kilometers IS 50 kilometers!
It is so inspiring to see the community, especially the Elementary school pupils, not only cheering but waving colorful flags... very representative of the VINTA colors and under the Zamboanga City heat. By the way, they said it was one of the hottest days in Zambaonga City!!!
These photos are shared by Doc Maya and I love these pictures because these give us an idea on the travails of the Ultramarathoners... and marathoners wanna be! Don't put down the efforts of those who tried... joining the marathon in itself is a feat! Here are some of the runners as they run along the route: Garden Orchid Hotel-Guiwan-Putik-Divisoria-Boalan-Culianan-Cabaluay-Lanote and back to Garden Orchid Hotel! So this in the Cabaluay-Tolosa area:
Water, anyone?
through the countryside of Zamboanga City

Doc Maya with Barangay Tolosa officials
uphill... downhill....cement roads...rough roads!
mobile water station by motorbike
Doc Lottie staying beautiful during the run
mobile water station by car!
staying happy during the run!!!... kaya nyo ba 'to?
Community heads of Tolosa:
WELCOME TO BARANGAY TOLOSA
What's with the arms... as in "armas"!?!
Pupils of Tolosa Elementary school wave large colorful flags, which appear larger than them.  The very inspiring cheers from the kids definitely boost the runners. 

some going... others on the way back!
First for the Ladies category... Kat Z
way to go, Choo!
this is the spirit...FUN AND TEAMWORK inspite of the MAJOR-MAJOR EFFORTS!
Thank you Tolosa community and thank you kids. From Barangay Lanote and as they move on back to the city...
After the run, serves as support crew!
Pace...pace...pace...to success!
Congratulations to all who run and a double CONGRATULATIONS to all who finished! Congratulations, too, to the organizers, who believed that an extraordinary activity such as this could happen in our dear Zamboanga City!!!

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