Mayor Belen Fernandez poses with ColorManila: Glitter Run Dagupan leg participants during the Color Festival held at CSI Stadia helipad on April 8, 2018. (CIO photo by Arriel Fruelda)

DAGUPAN CITY – The city of Dagupan, in partnership with ColorManila, brought the most colorful fun run home with the holding of the “ColorManila: Glitter Run Dagupan”.

Held along the De Venecia Highway Extension in Dagupan City on April 8, the event was joined by over 1,500 participants.

The highway was covered by a myriad of colors and glitters as runners were sprayed with water and colored powders during their laps in 3K, 5K and 10K distances.

After all the runners have completed their runs and received their finisher’s medals, a color festival was also held for them at the helipad in CSI the City Mall. Various colors of powders were thrown into the air as the participants danced to the beat of the music.

ColorManila aims to promote fitness while celebrating life, family and friendship through colorful fun runs. This is why the event is part of the month-long celebration of the city’s Bangus Festival dubbed as “The Happiest Fish Fest for You and Your Family!”

Local filmmaker and avid participant Noubikko Ray raved about the event and its promotion of fitness and family, saying: “ColorManila is one of the most anticipated events in Bangus Fest. Not only do you get to exercise but, you get to have fun with your family and friends. You also get to meet a lot of people. Dagupan levels up (on its festivities) every year.”

Corollary to this, he also expressed his excitement for the upcoming Gilon-Gilon Ed Baley street dance, which is also one of the highly-anticipated events in this year’s Bangus Festival.

“I also can’t wait to see what we’ll have on this year’s Gilon-Gilon. All the floats and dances that will be parading around the streets will carry a touch of Dagupan’s culture, so it’s something we’re all excited to see.” said Ray. (Verdelle De Vera/CIO/Apr. 8, 2018)