The 8th FAME Fun Run – “Go Marino Go! Healthy Body, Healthy Mind” made a bold move to June this year and a wise decision at that. The fun run, which was usually held on the last quarter of the year, outsmarted the weather this year. The uninvited downpour experienced in the previous years did not gatecrash this year’s fun run, which is also in celebration of FAME’s 40th anniversary.
 
The result: an overwhelming 4,179 summer smiles rushing to the finish line, safe and dry, except for the euphoric sweat from the run that painted the town red.
 
22 June 2014 - The Parking 16 of the SM Mall of Asia accommodated a one-way traffic of seafarers and their families and their families and supporters, sporting red singlets to celebrate the annual event’s 8th year of promoting physical and mental well-being in the maritime industry. An aerial view of the event would give you the impression that the vast perimeter of SM Mall of Asia had been painted red with 4,179 registered runners.
 
The event also flooded the social media with runner tagging their experience with #8thFameFunRun and #TheBiggestFunRunEventInTheMaritime. Follow those hash tags and you will find selfies of victories, groupies with friends and families and random pictures and posts of people who immortalized the biggest run of FAME by far. 
 
The heat was intense and so did the competition, but they have proved that they had the fastest feet and strongest heart to win the challenge.  Kimbert Sarmiento of IMS Philippines Maritime Corp. led the race in the 10K Male Category with 0:38:41 race time while Maricar Hiponia of SMART Philippines, Inc. completed and won the race at 0:58:48 for the 10K Female Category. Patrick Gongob of IMS Philippines Maritime Corp. with 0:18:41defeated Joey Consunji of United Philippine Lines Inc. by a 2-second time differential to win the 1st place in the 5K Male Category. Jesusa Ronquillo of the Maritime Academy of the Philippines finished and claimed the top prize with 0:29:29. For the 3K Male Category, Demetrio Daan of Cargo Safeway Inc. edged Keven Briones of Multinational Maritime Inc./MMSPhil Maritime Services Inc. by a close fight to claim the title and Rossane Camille Junio of Maritime Academy of the Philippines triumphed in the 3K Female Category with 0:18:07 race time.
 
Here is the full list of the winners. 10K Male Category: 1st Place - Sarmiento, Kimbert, IMS Philippines Maritime Corp. (0:38:41), 2nd Place - Corpuz, Edmund, Southfield Agencies Inc. (0:40:20), 3rd Place - Salgado, Ronald, IMS Philippines Maritime Corp. (0:42:49), 4th Place - Hijalga, Estelito, Phoenix Maritime Corp./New Century Overseas Management (0:43:53), 5th Place - Lumawag, Regie, IMS Philippines Maritime Corp. (0:44:50). 10K Female Category: 1st Place - Hiponia, Maricar, SMART Philippines, Inc. (0:58:48), 2nd Place - Pesuelo, Rosette, Stolt-Nielsen Phil. Inc./Stolt Tankers BV (1:00:16), 3rd Place - Natiola, Aileen, Southfield Agencies Inc. (1:01:06), 4th Place - Taguilaso, Gen, BSM Crew Service Centre Phils. Inc. (1:02:14), 5th Place - Casareo, Arlyn, Cargo Safeway Inc. (1:04:00). 5K Male Category: 1st Place - Gongob, Patrick, IMS Philippines Maritime Corp. (0:18:41), 2nd Place - Consunji, Joey, United Philippine Lines Inc. (0:18:43), 3rd Place - Marfil, Michael, IMS Philippines Maritime Corp. (0:19:34), 4th Place - Carmona, Joseph Henry, Maritime Academy of the Philippines (0:21:37), 5th Place - Hinlo, Ruben, Cargo Safeway Inc. (0:21:38). 5K Female Category: 1st Place - Ronquillo, Jesusa, Maritime Academy of the Philippines (0:29:29), 2nd Place - Labatorio, Jacquelyn, Dohle Seafront Crewing (Manila) Inc. (0:29:36), 3rd Place - Gendrala, Marilou, Seacrest Maritime Management Inc. (0:32:41), 4th Place - Asotigue, Anna, SSM Maritime Services Inc. (0:35:15), 5th Place - Roa, Caterine Anne, Bright Maritime Corporation (0:35:52). 3K Male Category: 1st Place - Daan, Demetrio, Cargo Safeway Inc. (0:12:10), 2nd Place - Briones, Keven, Multinational Maritime Inc./MMSPhil Maritime Services Inc. (0:12:13), 3rd Place - Gabunas, Albert, Multinational Maritime Inc./MMSPhil Maritime Services Inc. (0:12:15), 4th Place - Adel, Ferdinand III, Cargo Safeway Inc. (0:12:52), 5th Place - Sanioza, Marlon, IMS Philippines Maritime Corp. (0:12:54). 3K Female Category: 1st Place - Junio, Rossane Camille, Maritime Academy of the Philippines (0:18:07), 2nd Place - Cordenete, Elizaldy, United Filipino Seafarers (0:18:13), 3rd Place - Ballacillo, Gloria, BW Shipping Philippines Inc. (0:19:22), 4th Place - Malanta, Desiree, Multinational Maritime Inc./MMSPhil Maritime Services Inc. (0:19:25), 5th Place - Sampayan, Ma. Cheryl, Island Overseas Transport Corporation (0:19:45).
 
For the Special Awards - Biggest Delegation, Magsaysay Maritime Corporation with 221 Participants bagged the 1st Place prize . Mariano Valess of Albar Shipping and Trading Corp. and JP Rosalinda of Ventis Maritime Corporation, both 78 years old, were named as the Oldest Runners.
 
Matching the heat of the sun are hot and fabulous raffle prizes given away to some lucky winners. Jungie Cabradilla of Great Southern Maritime Services Corp. and John Paul Uy of Maritime Academy of the Philippines both walked away with a brand new Smart Phones courtesy of SMART. Renato Manago of Intermodal Shipping Inc. bagged a brand new WOW Videoke Magic Sing courtesy of WOW Videoke and Alexander Gumban of Albar Shipping and Trading Corp. won a brand new LG 22 Inches TV Set. Other exciting various raffle prizes were also given away.
 
Congratulation to all the winners!
 
The whole FAME teams also expresses its gratitude for the support of the generous sponsors for this year’s annual Fun Run. Same goes out to the FAME Board, the Special Projects and the Fun Run Committee, the technical team and everyone who participated and supported this event.
 
Venue Sponsor                    :           SM Mall of Asia

Major Sponsor                     :           Smart Communications, Inc.

Minor Sponsors                   :           Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI)
                                                           Cargo Safeway, Inc.
                                                           Leonis Navigation Co., Inc.
                                                           Magsaysay MOL Marine, Inc.
                                                           Multinational Maritime, Inc./MMSPHIL Maritime Services, Inc.
                                                           Philippine-Japan Manning Consultative Council, Inc. (PJMCC)

Patron Sponsors                  :            All Japan Seamen's Union Manila
                                                            American Outpatient Clinic
                                                            Associated Marine Officers and Seamen's Union of the Philippines (AMOSUP)
                                                            BW Shipping Philippines, Inc.
                                                            C.F. Sharp Crew Management, Inc.
                                                            Dolphin Ship Management, Inc.
                                                            Intermodal Shipping, Inc.
                                                            International Seamen's Mutual Labor Association (ISLA)
                                                            Mariners' and Allied Transport Employees Union (MATEU)
                                                            Maritime Academy of Asia and the Pacific (MAAP)
                                                            Masters and Mates Association of the Philippines (MMAP)
                                                            NYK-Fil Ship Management, Inc.
                                                            PAL Maritime Corporation
                                                            Philippine Association of Manning Agencies & Ship Managers, Inc. (PAMAS)
                                                            Philippine Seafarers Union (PSU)-ITF
                                                            Singa Ship Mgt. Phils., Inc.
                                                           Asian Institute of Maritime Studies (AIMS)

Ambulance Sponsor           :           Maritime Clinics & Doctor Association (MARCDOC)

Raffle Sponsor                     :           Wow Videoke
 
Thank you very much for your valuable participation and support and we look forward to see you in the 9th FAME Fun Run!