IronGirl kicks off race weekend

FIRST OF THREE. Princess Galura (center), Sunrise Events chief executive officer, joins Herbalife Philippines senior director and sub-region head Sridhar Rajagopalan during the IronGirl press conference. The event is the first race of the Ironman weekend, which also has the Ironkids on Saturday. (SunStar photo / Arni Aclao)

HERBALIFE Nutrition is excited to present the IronGirl Cebu for the second straight year on Friday, Aug. 9, 2019 at the Shangri-La’s Mactan Resort and Spa in Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu.

“IronGirl promotes wellness, which is in line with the company’s core goal,” said Herbalife senior director and sub-region head for the Philippines Sridhar Rajagopalan, at Thursday’s press conference at the Radisson Blu Hotel. “This is our second year to sponsor this event.”

Princess Galura, the general manager of Sunrise Events Inc., said this year will be the biggest in terms of number of participants with about 1,400 female runners.

The first year of IronGirl Cebu raked in 300 participants, the second edition had 600 runners and it grew to 800 in 2018.

“For 2019, we opened 1,000 slots but it was sold out really quick. We had to make it 1,200 and it was also sold out in three hours,” she said. “Many were still asking so we decided to increase it to 1,400.”

“The event has grown four times (in terms of participants),” said Galura.

The route will be a 2.5-kilometer out-and-back starting from Shangri-La’s Mactan Resort and Spa.

IronGirl Cebu is a 5K fun run exclusive only to females.

Also present in the press conference were Herbalife Nutrition ambassadors Ines Santiago, Julian Valencia, Omar Paredes, Dwan Abantao, Laarni Anenias-Paredes and Ronald Molit.

The Herbalife Nutrition team will compete in the Regent Aguila Energy Drink Ironman 70.3 Philippines on Aug. 11, 2019 at the Shangri-La’s Mactan Resort and Spa.

Herbalife Nutrition is a global nutrition company whose purpose is to make the world healthier and happier. The company has been on a mission for nutrition—changing people’s lives with great nutrition product and programs—since 1980, said Rajagopalan.


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