A Sneak Peek Of The Run United2 Race Expo

Like a lost Bedouin tent in the middle of Bonifacio Global City, this is what the race expo looks like from the outside. Note that the expo area is only half-occupied. More tents will be installed in the coming days.

Early yesterday afternoon, i was able to claim my Run United2 race packet which  just took all of 2 minutes in a very orderly fashion, thanks to the Runrio staff. I was with a few other runners trying to take advantage of the early afternoon lull, avoiding the rush i’m sure will deluge the venue later in the evening and the succeeding days prior to Sunday’s race event.

After that brisk time in the counters, i was led by a lady to check-out the race expo area which was still being continuously spruced-up. The expo area is only about 50% complete and the setting up of tents were still being completed. So i went inside to check out the booths. My first time at a fairly large running expo opened up one thing. You can find many gears not commonly found in our local running stores.

I’m talking about different designs of compression gears, tri-suits, bike helmets, with shoes for half the price and some free pass to a well-known fitness club.

Here’s what the expo looks like:

No big crowd yet

Getting ready for the action! The Runrio staff were well and ready for the deluge of runners expected to claim their race kits later.The race kits were pre-arranged in their corresponding boxes

My Race Packet

Entering the expo area

An over-load of 2XU gear

Many shoes were on sale

One of the exhibitors

Many triathlon gears were on sale

New Balance had its own sale

Part of the NB gear

There were great bargains like this Avia Trail shoe which had been marked-down to P2,500.00! Will somebody be my fairy god-mother?

Yurbuds, Oakleys, Timex, etc…

More about the expo here: http://www.unilabactivehealth.com/rununited/raceinfo_raceexpo.html

My race kit consisted of my bib no., a belt bag, my timing chip and the RU2 singlet which i’ll be wearing  on Sunday. I wonder what the weather will be on race day as there’s a storm that has just entered the country. For sure, it’s going to be all wet and wild this Sunday.

From the Run United1 Race

Per conversation with Coach Rio dela Cruz, Race Director whom i got to talked with last week, their target of 5,000 runners for the 21k category have all been filled up, even exceeding the 4,000 21k runners they had last Run United1.

The Run United 2 Race Expo will only be up to June 16. The expo grounds is situated along Block 51, 9th Ave. corner 26th Street, BGC, Taguig City. Claimants should bring their registration receipt or confirmation email when claiming their race kits.

For more inquiries on Run United and Active Health, check out these websites:www.unilabactivehealth.com and www.runrio.com as well as their respective fan pages on Facebook and Twitter. Race results will be available within three days after the race.

See you at the race!