Sunday, March 5, 2017

A run with nature at Filinvest City

Filinvest City in Alabang, the garden central business district of South Manila, served as the perfect venue for the recent 7-Eleven Run 2017 with the city’s greeneries as backdrop, providing over 20,000 participants ranging from fitness enthusiasts to families and friends an enjoyable race.

“We promised a bigger and more exciting run, and we are very happy that it turned out to be a success, thanks to Filinvest City and Skyway. Filinvest City provided the best venue for our runners,” said 7-Eleven general merchandise division head Jose Ang, Jr.

With a backdrop of tree-canopied roads, expansive walkways, and an innovative new “green spine,” a foliage walkway that spans across the northern and southern ends of the township, the run proved to be refreshing for the participants.   

Attesting to this was Adelle Cortado from marathon group U Can Yan (UCY). “We liked the routes at Filinvest City compared to other venues because they’re more comfortable and they’re surrounded by trees that’s why you won’t get sick of the scenery,” she shared.

For couple Adrian Madrelejos and Noreen Sumile, they considered their first run together in Filinvest City as a unique way to date. “Our first marathon together was enjoyable because the weather was cool in Filinvest City, which made our run easier,” they shared.       

With the success of 7-Eleven Run 2017, Filinvest Alabang, Inc. executive vice president Catherine Ilagan said, “We are thankful that 7-Eleven chose Filinvest City to be the venue of their annual run, and with the newly developed Filinvest City Event Grounds, we look forward to staging more events of this sort in the future.”

Filinvest City is a 244-hectare masterplanned property in Alabang that is home to some of the country’s premiere institutions and global companies like Filinvest’s very own Festival Mall, Crimson Hotel and Palms Country Club.

Indeed, it was the perfect day for professional runners, fitness buffs, families, and friends to take part in the biggest run of the year and experience a healthy dose of the outdoors at Filinvest City.

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