It’s been ages since I last run a Stallion Run. Back in 2011, I recall having finished a 21K that saturated almost the roads of the Greenhills Shopping Center, took a U-turn at EDSA-Ortigas junction and attacked the lung-busting hills of San Juan. This 2011 edition was organized by the Xavier Batch 1986 to commemorate Xavier School’s 55th anniversary, and the Silver Jubilee of that batch. I made a mental note of the fact that the run was very well attended by its own student body and their families. I’m sure Xavier alumni also supported the event, gauging from the numerous sponsor logos on the tarps.
Initially called the Xavier School Runathon (Fun Run and Marathon), the project has since carried the name Xavier Family Stallion Run to date, and is held every Third Sunday of January. The event continues to be a collaboration of the entire Xavier School Community with XSPA, AAXS and Xavier Batch 1986 taking the lead. For the 2018 event, Xavier School Class 1994 has joined the organizing committee to provide more support and also gear-up for their Silver Jubilee in 2019.
The Family Stallion Run on January 21, 2018
The race is open to runners of all ages and running experience. Prominent personalities will also grace the event as Stallion Run has become one of the most sought after events in the school calendar that puts a premium on Health and Fitness. Expect to see a lot of Xavierians as the event will serve as a great venue for the students to bond with their parents, siblings, relatives, and friends.
For this year, you may choose among 4 categories – 1k, 3k, 5k, and 10k. Through the years, the 1k category was included to encourage more participation from the Nursery/Kinder students, and the venue moved back to around Xavier School and Greenhills West for posterity’s sake.
Aside from the event shirt and a loot bag of freebies, participants also get a finisher’s medal upon crossing the finish line. Get into competitive mode and be among the fastest and you get a winner-medal for bragging rights.
Fr. Pierre Tritz Institute – ERDA Tech is the beneficiary of the Stallion Run and the event advocates good health and exercise via walking and running. In addition, these are simple yet effective clean-and- green alternatives to the traffic and parking situation around Greenhills.
To register, please visit the XSPA Office in the Xavier School San Juan Administration Building.
The organizers are grateful to its roster of supportive partners and sponsors:
And the tradition lives on because the light always shines!
“LUCEAT LUX! Let your light shine!”