May 23, 2024

Around 2,000 participants, including seasoned runners, saw action in the HOKA Trilogy Run Asia Baguio leg 1 at Burnham Park on weekend.

Over a thousand participated in the 16-kilometer category while the 5-km. and 10-km. categories had over 500 registrants each.

SUCCESSFUL LEG — The staging of the leg 1 of the HOKA Trilogy Asia Baguio was a resounding success with runners from the Cordillera and elsewhere seeing action in the different categories of the event. — Jenfrey Benafin/DMMSU intern

Runners of different ages tried to break their record, enjoyed the experience, and started up their fitness journey in the event as a testament to HOKA’s mission, “Progressive running and training for all.”

Medals and freebies were given to podium finishers including those who completed the race and became eligible for the national finals on Dec. 8.

The top three male and female placers in the different distance categories were also awarded on stage with additional medals, prizes from sponsors, and a pair of HOKA running shoes.

The next HOKA Trilogy Run Asia Baguio Leg 2 is set on July 7 which will feature the 5-km., 10-km., and 21-km. categories with more or less 3,000 participants. Early registrations were already closed off and registration is back to its regular prices.

The event was organized by Without Limits PH and Run Rio and was supported by the Department of Tourism.

It was sponsored by Sante Barley, Gatorade, Le Minerale, Pagcor with NYXSYS and Philippine Daily Inquirer as media partners. – Jenfrey Benafin