October 29, 2013

Run BGC 2013: Takbonifacio Slated on Bonifacio Day

To commemorate the life of one of the country’s most passionate heroes Andres Bonifacio, the Bonifacio Global City (BGC) is holding an interesting and unique run entitled Run BGC 2013: Takbonifacio slated on Bonifacio Day, November 30, 2013. 

An afternoon of fun run with exciting obstacles await friends and families alike on this 5-kilometer adventure. Participants are encouraged to wear the best Katipunero or traditional Filipiniana attire while going through the unique run. To complete the 19th century setting, Gwardiya Sibil will be scattered around the obstacle course to provide the almost true-to-life challenges to the Katipunero participants.

Participants will be wearing a belt with life flags. Guwardiya Sibil will pose as threats when they attempt to get these life flags. Fun obstacles wait for the participants at the following places: San Juan (Guwardiya Sibil will be armed with water soakers to attack the participants); Pinaglabanan (An army of Guwardiya Sibil will be running after life flags instead of just standing around); Rizal (Participants should be on the lookout for Andres Bonifacio, who will be giving away free life flags); Marikina (Participants will climb up the giant inflatable slide and enjoy the way down! Or crawl inside the tunnels while Guwardiya Sibil awaits them on the other side); and Balintawak (Participants will express themselves and write why they are proud to be a Filipino).

Obstacles for Takbonifacio:

Marikina - To the Valley

I. Task
  • Runners will have to go through a giant inflatable slde, to simulate he climbing of a mountain and crawl inside the tunnels
  • For the slide, runners have the chance to collect flags as they slide down
  • For the tunnels, runners have to the chance to collect flags inside
II. History - Bonifacio and his troops regrouped near Marikina, San Mateo and Montalban. 

Balintawak - Tearing of Cedula

I. Task
  • Runners will simulate this event's symbolism: Freedom
  • Runners will stop by to write on our freedom wall what makes them proud to be a filipino or why they love the Philippines
II. History - Eluding an intensive manhunt, Bonifacio called thousands of Katipunan members to mass a gathering in Caloocan, where they decided to start their uprising. The event, marked by the tearing of cedulas as later called the Cry of Balintawak or Cry of Pugad Lawin.

San Juan - Supply Sabotage

This will also be the makulits/kids wave. This is the only obstacle the kids will have to partake.Situated during the first kilometer of the route.

I. Task
  • Run through an area where our guardiya sibil will be armed with water soakers, so get ready to get wet.
  • Run through an area where lots of guardiya sibil are situated.
II. History - On August 30, 1896, Bonifacio personally lead an attack on San Juan Del Monte to capture the town's powder magazine and water station (which supplied Manila).

Manila - Hanapin si Supremo

I. Task
  • Runners will have to look for Bonifacio around the route. (Played by multiple actors). Bonifacio will be giving out additional life flags in return.

San Juan - Battle of Pinaglabanan

I. Task
  • Our actors, dressed as katipuneros, will hold off an army of guardiya sibil while runners run through the area. But during the latter part, our actors will be overpowered and the runners will be eventually chased by the guardiya sibil.
II. History - The defending Spaniards, outnumbered, fought a delaying battle until reinforcements arrived. Once reinforced, the Spaniards drove Bonifacio's forces back with heavy casualties.

Registration for the event opens on Thursday, October 24, 2013 at any of the following establishments: 
  • Toby’s Sports in Shangri-La Mall, Mall of Asia & Glorietta; 
  • Runnr in Ayala Alabang Town Center & Bonifacio High Street; 
  • Brooks in SM North EDSA. 
Registration Fee:
  • Registration fee for participants is P500. 
  • Special rates apply to residents and workers of BGC at P350, 
  • Groups that form a battalion of at least 50 persons only have to pay P150 per head (registration and payment must be submitted at the same time), 
  • Kids who are 5 to 12 years old only have to pay P150.
Upon registration, participants get a red neckerchief and race bib. Participants will get a Takbonifacio Souvenir shirt in their loot bag filled with goodies from event sponsors.

Top Takbonifacio Finishers will be given cash prizes as follows: 
  • P 7,000 in cash each for the First Male and Female participants, 
  • P 5,000 in cash each for the Second Male and Female participants, and
  • P 2,000 in cash each for the Third Male and Female participants. 
Kids Category cash prizes are as follows:
  • P 1,500 in cash each for the First Male and Female kid participants, 
  • P 1,000 in cash each for the Second Male and Female kid participants, and 
  • P 500 in cash each for the Third Male and Female kid participants.
Special Prizes will be given away including Best Costume to be determined by originality, inventiveness, intricacy & color, and fun. 

Best in Costume winners get cash prizes as follows: 
  • P 5,000 for the Batallion winner, 
  • P 3,000 each for Male and Female winner, and 
  • P 1,000 for the Kid winner. The Biggest Battalion will be awarded a trophy.
Prizes to be raffled off are as follows: 
  • 1 Grand Prize worth P 50,000, and
  • 5 Minor Prizes worth P 20,000.
BGC Run 2013: Takbonifacio is open to anyone who wants to run for fun! Interested parties between the ages of 5 to 12 must have parental consent upon registration. Those with serious medical conditions must present a medical clearance to compete in the event. 

For more details on costume requirements and registration by groups may log on to www.facebook.com/BonifacioGlobalCityPH.

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