‘Fitness party’ a rousing success despite rainy weather
ABS-CBN Sports on Aug 28, 2017 08:27 AM
Anina Rubio with Bryan Benitez McClelland and friends on their Bambikes.
The unpredictable weather did not stop the Trikini fitness party from kicking off last week, August 19th at McKinley West Park in BGC, Taguig.
The event started off on a high note, with a number of activities and performances from the country’s hottest musical acts.
The party right in the heart of the city combined three elements: run, bike, and party in an exclusive venue that allowed attendees to experience the outdoor festivities.
The event was divided into zones that provided different activities for the festival goers.
The Active Zone hosted a 5K fun run and 15K bike race.
SOS’ Admore Alzate, On Shoes’ Zell Dela Cruz , Top 3 Run Finishers (Men’s category), Megaworld’s Beda Cabanos
Samuel Montero led the way in the 5-kilometer race, followed by Ralph Becker while Ralph Angeles took home the bronze in the men’s division.
Host Sheena Cruz, Top 3 Run Finishers (Women’s category), Megaworld’s Beda Cabanos, On Running’s Zell Dela Cruz
Phoebe Quimio topped the women’s group, followed by Michelle Ann Rosimo at second place and Rosalyn Molinas joining the podium at third.
Colnago’s Dale Rosales, Top 3 Bike Finishers, SOS’ Admore Alzate, Megaworld’s Beda Cabanos
Over at the bike circuit, Custer Sadornas took home gold while Alex Paguirigan and Age Escarte followed suit.
Cash prizes were donated to S.O.S Children’s Villages Philippines, the beneficiary of the event.
At the Fest Zone, festival goers got their party fix with a performance from firedancers, as well as poi spinning, and hoop workshops, which was then followed by a performance from indie jazz band Extrapolation.
SinoSiKat and Sanya Smith were scheduled to perform, but due to uncontrollable weather conditions, organizers ended the event early with the safety of the participants in mind.
Despite the unexpected downpour, Trikini came out successful with attendees in their active/sports wear and beach wear ran, biked, and partied for a worthy cause.
Karylle Tatlonghari-Yuzon, Elmer Lapeña, Charmaine Palermo at a relaxed pace
The event is the first of its kind to raise donations for the benefit of S.O.S Children’s Villages Philippines. For fifty years, the organization has been providing healthcare, housing, and education to underprivileged children and families in the Philippines. The S.O.S. Youth performed a special dance number in Trikini as a token of appreciation to attendees.