LOOK: Over 3,000 runners join DZMM color fun run


Posted at May 04 2014 11:57 AM | Updated as of May 04 2014 11:34 PM

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MANILA, Philippines – (UPDATED) A total of 3,050 runners joined the five-kilometer "Tulong Na, Tabang Na, Tayo Na, Takbo Na" color fun run held by DZMM at the Bonifacio Global City in Taguig on Sunday.

The color fun run was mounted to help select students who were victims of Super Typhoon Yolanda in continuing their education.

Among the celebrities who joined the fun run were: Kapamilya actor Matteo Guidicelli, “It’s Showtime” hosts Karylle, Kuya Kim Atienza and Eric ‘Eruption’ Tai, actresses Diana Zubiri and Roxanne Barcelo, “Luv U” cast members Sharlene San Pedro, Jairus Aquino, and Alexa Ilacad, models Will Devaughn and Andy Smith and “The Biggest Loser” fitness coaches Jim and Toni Saret. “The Biggest Loser” winner Bryan Castillo also joined the fun run.

Also present were DZMM anchors Julius Babao, Cory Quirino, Winnie Cordero, Ahwel Paz, Carl Balita, Traffic Angel Tina Marasigan, DZMM Radyo Patrol reporters, and M.O.R. 101.9 DJs. ABS-CBN Integrated News and Current Affairs head Ging Reyes joined and fired the gun to signal the start of the race.

Philippine Army’s Jujiet De Asis dominated the male runners by crossing the finish line with a chip time of 17 minutes and one second (17:01). He was followed by fellow Army personnel Alquin Bolivar (17:32) and Alley Quisay (17:33) in second and third places, respectively.

In the women’s category, Miscelle Gilbuena of the Philippine Air Force secured the top spot with a time of 21 minutes and nine seconds (21:09), while the Army’s Joan Banayag (21:21) and Maricel Maquilan (22:46) came in second and third.

The top finishers received medals and gift packs from DZMM.

Meanwhile, two women needed to be rescued in the middle of the fun run. -- Report from DZMM.