Photo Story: Concluding 2016 with a Relay Anniversary Ultramarathon - The #H2H Rizal Day 50K Ultra

H2H or the Hero 2 Hero Rizal Day Day 50K Ultramarathon which took place on December 29 to 30, 2016 was Runner Rocky's final race for the year. And yes, this was also our relay anniversary ultramarathon with my running buddy Julius Ceasar Aquebay. We had our very first relay tandem last year via this same run - the Rizal Day 50K Ultramarathon 2015.  

Organized by Run Mania Philippines Promotion or RunManiaPh, this ultramarathon running event is in commemoration of the death anniversary of our national hero, Dr. Jose P. Rizal. The race route navigated his hometown Laguna with a starting or finish line in his birth place, the Calamba Laguna.

Maybe you're curious why it was called as H2H or Hero 2 Hero in 2016? Simply because, the start line was in San Pablo Laguna Municipal Hall in Andres Bonifacio Monument and finish line was in Rizal Monument in Calamba with the huge statue of Jose Rizal. There from Andres Bonifacio to Jose Rizal, it was a Hero 2 Hero route!

Though I was again the first runner in our team, my turn was challenging. Aside from total darkness in my route, heavy rains and floods on the roads served as obstacles to Runner Rocky. But still, I managed to conquer them strong and kicking! With my running buddy Julius, we still alive and injury-free on the finish line!

Here are some of our photos taken during the actual event. Complete photos were now uploaded in our official Facebook Fanpage via this link: Hero 2 Hero Rizal Day 50K Ultramarathon 2016 Album 

Finished Strong at the Huge Jose Rizal Monument in Calamba

Team Runner Rocky Trio Posing Victorious at the Monument

Team Runner Rocky at the Finish Line of the H2H

"Basang-Basa Sa Ulan" - The 25K Transition Point

Feeling Fresh After the Race

My Running Team - Team Cholo Flight (TCF) After The Race

Great Meeting My College Schoolmate, The Trail Runner Albert Dairo

Finally Had a Photo Opt and Great Meeting My Triathlete Idol, the Champ Coach Rodel Tecson

Congratulations Sir Pat Maranan for Another Successful Event. I'm Proud "Laking Alagang Run Mania"

Team Runner Rocky's Double A Celebrating Our First Relay Ultramarathon Anniversary

This was my 43rd Running Event in 2016 concluding the year! I'm ready now to start my 2017 running event. And my very first running event this year - the Cebu Marathon this coming Sunday, January 8, 2017. A week after Laguna, Runner Rocky will be in Cebu! See you there runners! (Runner Rocky)

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Known as Runner Rocky, Rocky Batara is the owner of this website. He is an IT expert, a Principal Software QA Engineer by profession and a Blogger and Digital Content Creator by passion and hobby. He loves to blog about lifestyle, celebrities, entertainment, tech, sports, and fitness giving rise to his 6 major active websites. Rocky is also active in Social Media such as in YouTube, Instagram, and TikTok since he loves to take videos and photos of different things including interviewing celebrities and different personalities. You may follow Rocky on Twitter, TikTok, and Instagram via his username @therunnerrocky and on YouTube at @RunnerRocky. Meanwhile for inquiries, collaborations, and event invites, feel free to send him email at:

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