PAF 65th Anniversary Run: June 24, 2012

I have never attended a race launching so formal and classy such as this one i went to last week at the Villamor Airbase in Taguig. The affair was the launching of the “65th Anniversary Run” of the Philippine Air Force (PAF) held inside a plush officers sports club within the air base premises.

Right at the doorsteps of the sports center, we were greeted by some top brass of the PAF together with the PAF Officers Ladies Club members. We were then led inside a very well-appointed officers lounge and were greeted by a small music ensemble which played bossa nova and other soft cocktail music to go with the aperitifs and other drinks that were served.  One would think that this was a cocktail party and not a race launch!

The officers really went out of their way to make this an elegant affair.

The invitation was extended to us by Coach Joar Calvadores through Ms. Vima Mendoza (the Kulitrunner). Coach Joar is an enlisted Air Force personnel and is one of the Race Directors of this Anniversary Run dubbed “Takbo Para Sa Karunungan, Kinabukasan ng Kabataan” which will be held on June 24, 2012 at the Venice Piazza, McKinley Hills in Taguig City.

The categories include a 3k, 5k and 10k run open to all runners. The proceeds of this event will go their scholarship program intended for the dependents of Phil. Air Force Personnel who were either Killed-In-Action or totally incapacitated while in line of duty.

Here are more details of the race:

WHAT:  The PAF 65th Anniversary Run Takbo Para Sa Karunungan,   Kinabukasan ng Kabataan

WHEN:  June 24, 2012

WHERE: Venice Piazza, McKinley Hills in Taguig City


3k– P350.00 / 6:00am (Gun Start)

5k– P400.00 / 5:55am

10k– P500.00 / 5:30am

Registration Venues: All RIOVANA Stores and ROX (BGC)

The singlets and the race routes are posted below plus some pictures of the event. Hope to see you there!

An officer of the PAF giving the welcoming remarks

Coach Joar Calvadores, Race Director looking debonair in his military uniform

The small ensemble that provided music for the launch

Guests at the launch gathered for a photo op

Race Singlet

10k Race Route

5k Race Route

3k Race Route