Friday, March 27, 2015

Prok's First Run at the Doggie Run 2015

Doggie Run 2015

Last March 14, Prok finished his first official run event with the Doggie Run 2015 at SM Mall of Asia, brought to us by Pet Express. The event included 5km, 3km and 1.5km distances. Prok offically became a doggie runner at the 1.5km category.


Prok is a mini-dachshund and being part of the hound breed, running is natural to him. Most of our morning consists of him running crazily. Every Sunday morning, we would travel to Makati Avenue so we could run at Ayala Triangle. Since some dog owners bring their pets for a walk, Prok gets to meet and play with other dogs as a bonus. We'll head home tired and he'll sleep afterwards, making a slightly peaceful end of the weekend afternoon.

Race Outfits

One day, Evan (formerly known as Ivan) tagged me in an event poster and I registered as soon as I had the funds for the registration fee. I was super excited to register 'coz there were doggie shirts on display at Pet Express but as it turned out, they were for sale and only bandanas were part of the race kit.

Actual Race

We woke up extra early and boarded a taxi heading to SM Mall of Asia. We arrived just in time but I was shocked to find out that they were just calling out the start of 5km runners so the gun start was delayed by an hour. It was a fun run and we were late so I didn't mind. We, then, took the opportunity to take photos at the venue.

Doggie Runner in action

A few minutes later, the host started calling for 1.5km runner and we went to the starting line. Prok was more concerned with searching for a nice girl instead of running. But he was ready to run when I started speeding up. We ran for half of the distance until he had to mark his territory and pee on the half way marker.

Prok's loot bag is bigger than him

We, then, ran to the finish line and dodging dog poop on the race course until the finish line while trying to catch up with the group of dachshunds. At the finish line, we got his first finisher's medal and Prok was an official doggie runner.

Post Race

Prok's finisher's loot bag was super cool most 'coz it was bigger than him. They offered free dog food, dog shampoo and tons of other stuff. We lined up for a photo with Saint Roche before heading home.

Finished 148/453 doggie runners

We passed on the souvenir photo as the line was super long.

Race Review

I like the relaxed feel in the race venue. It was all about the dogs and their furparents getting as much mementos of the event. I wish these kind of events would be held more than once a year.

1 comment:

Abi V said...

Me too! Happy ang dogs sa event na ganito, worth the pahirap haha (sa akin, bilang malaki ang aso ko). Hope to see you and Prok sa next na event! :)

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