Over a thousand health and fitness enthusiasts joined the Xiaomi Pop Run 2023 in Quezon City
A beautiful sunrise greeted the excited crowd at Bridgetowne Destination Estate for the first-ever Philippine Xiaomi Pop Run on October 28. The corner of Eulogio Rodriguez Jr. Avenue and Ortigas Avenue Extension in Quezon City bustled with the energy of over a thousand eager runners ready to take on the day’s challenge. It was a perfect beginning to an unforgettable day of fitness and fun.
Xiaomi’s Worldwide Fitness Spectacle
Xiaomi Pop Run, which has its roots in China’s Xiaomi Orange Run, burst onto the scene in 2018, taking the world by storm. With four successful runs under its belt, the event has become a must-attend for Xiaomi fans who want to celebrate health, style, and the Xiaomi brand.
Now, for the first time in the Philippines, the Xiaomi Pop Run 2023 has gotten local fitness enthusiasts pumped up, bringing together Xiaomi fans from various walks of life, and rekindling their passion for a more active lifestyle.
An Early Morning Adventure at Bridgetowne Destination Estate
Before daybreak, the atmosphere buzzed with anticipation as participants began to converge at Bridgetowne as early as 4 am. They came primed for a day of exhilarating races, with many adjusting their smartwatches for the challenges that lay ahead. Notably, the stylish new Xiaomi Smart Band 8 made a prominent appearance among the crowd, showcasing its seamless fusion of fashion and functionality. Warmly welcomed by the event’s cheerful staff, upbeat music, and colorful decorations, the participants couldn’t help but get caught up in a festive mood.
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There were two race distances to choose from: 10k or 3k, depending on their preference and level of challenge. The 10k race was competitive, with timing and ranking, and the winners received cool prizes from Xiaomi, such as a Xiaomi 13T smartphone and a Xiaomi Smart Band 8. The 3k race was a more relaxed and enjoyable one, with fabulous goodies for the participants, such as bags, t-shirts, stickers, and medals.
The races started at 5:10 AM for the 10k runners and at 5:20 AM for the 3k runners. The runners took off with enthusiasm and determination, aiming to complete their races in the best possible time.
The runners had a blast running along the scenic Eulogio Rodriguez Jr. Avenue and Ortigas Avenue Extension. They also enjoyed precious bonding moments with their loved ones and even made new friends along the way.
Zumba, Yoga, and Xiaomi Pop Run’s Spectacular Finish
The runners completed their races by 7:40 AM, but the fun didn’t stop there. Cool-down sessions like Zumba and Yoga helped everyone stretch, relax, and get into the post-race celebratory mood. Some also checked out booths from Xiaomi, especially the product demos for the Xiaomi Band 8.
Runners of all levels can use the Xiaomi Smart Band 8 to track their heart rate, blood oxygen level, sleep quality, stress level, and more. It also has a GPS function that allows them to record the distance, speed, and route of their runs. The band has a large, clear 1.62” AMOLED display, an impressive battery life of up to 16 days, fast charging, and a sleek metallic frame.
The Xiaomi Pop Run 2023 ended with an exciting stage program, award ceremony, raffle draw, and lots of fun stories from the participants. Several sponsors helped to make the event a success, including Redbull, Viu, Salonpas, Fitbar, Bridgetowne Destination Estate, and Robinsons. They all added their own unique flavor to the festivities, making the day truly special.
The event was more than just a race. It was a celebration of health where people from all walks of life came together to be active, have fun, and enjoy some camaraderie with fellow Xiaomi fans. It was a great day!