Everyone wins at Run With Me X — A recap + gratitude post

Run With Me X (or Run with Me 2019) which happened this early morning, marked the second year my wife and I have participated as Team Leaders in this wonderful initiative spearheaded by Resorts World Manila.

Run with Me X - SM Mall of Asia Concert Grounds

This year, Yen and I led the Green Team again. But this time, we were joined by Ara Mina as well. The beneficiary we were representing this year was the Tahanang Walang Hagdanan.

Chuckie Dreyfus - Running

As promised to all of us, this year’s Run With Me X was indeed Xtra fulfilling and Xtra exciting! It was bigger and better in every sense. More registrants, too!

Chuckie Race marker

I finally convinced Yen to do her first ever 10K (which she barely had any time to train for… hehehe). So, instead of the original plan of improving my personal time, I decided to accompany her throughout the run in order to encourage and pace her; also to make sure that she’s okay.

Chuck and Yen Race

She whined and complained many many times during the run! Hahaha! But in the end, she still completed the 10K route — and in good time, too! 1:24! Not bad for my wife’s first 10K go around.

Chuckie Dreyfus and Yen Dreyfus - Medal Shot
10K done! :)

After the run, it was time to announce the final team rankings as well as the overall champion of this year’s race.

Check out the video of the announcement below…

Imagine my happy surprise when they announced that the Green Team won 1st place! Yup! We were declared the overall champion of Run With Me X! Woohoo!

Run with Me X - Winners

Going on-stage together with the amazing people of our beneficiary (Tahanang Walang Hagdanan) to receive their grand prize (Php 1,100,00.00) was truly one of the highlights for me during the event.

Green Team wins 1st place

It absolutely fills me with joy to know that the cash prize our charity received will be able to provide help and assistance for Tahanang Walang Hagdanan’s various programs and services which continue to uplift and improve the lives of persons with disabilities (PWD) under their care.

Tahanang Walang Hagdanan Winners
Green Team representing Tahanang Walang Hagdanan are the Run with Me X overall champions!

Congratulations to all the other team leaders, participants, and beneficiaries. May you be blessed back for being channels of blessings to others.

Team Leaders
Posing with other celebrity team leaders

At the end of the day, when all is said and done… everyone — the organizers, team leaders, beneficiaries, and of course all the participants who registered and joined — are winners.

I would like to take the opportunity to thank Resorts World Manila for the incredible opportunity they have given me to once again be a part of this highly anticipated annual event as a team leader; for the chance to run and, at the same time, help the charity our team is representing. Also, huge congratulations for another incredibly successful Run With Me event. May you continue the good fight and inspire others to follow your lead in bringing hope and help to those who truly are in need.

Chuckie Dreyfus - Run with Me X - Medal

Until next year’s Run With Me 2020!

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