Monday, March 18, 2024

Women's Run PH at SM By the Bay: A celebration of strength, sisterhood, and fitness

SM Supermalls and the Filipina CEO Circle (FCC) successfully hosted the Women's Run PH at SM By the Bay on March 10, 2024, highlighting a triumphant return for the event during International Women's Month in March.

Runners unite for the empowering Women’s Run.

Thousands of women, from seasoned runners to enthusiastic novices, participated in the various race categories, including a 1KM Kids Dash, a 5KM Women's Run, a 10KM Women's Run, and a 10KM Buddy Run for male-female pairs.

The top finishers in the 10K category are Maria Jonna Lina Abutas, winning 1st place (center), followed by Maricar Camacho in 2nd place (left), and Jennelyn Isibido in 3rd place.

In the 5K category, Tes Nocyao secures first place (center), with Krysha Anne Macalalad taking 2nd place (left), and Rhazanica Sarah Bautista finishing 3rd.

Princess Valerie Oaperina clinches first place in the 1K Kids race (third from left), flanked by Leeara Kirzen Sagun in 2nd place (second from left) and Rienethsme Bella in 3rd place (third from right). They are joined by Women’s Run PH founder Nicole de la Cruz (second from right), and Filipina CEO Circle (FCC)’s Ambe Tierro (left) and Karen Roa (right).

Watsons Philippines honors inspiring women, including (L-R): 76-year-old Linda Ogsimer, Breast Cancer survivor April Perreras, visually-impaired athlete Andrea Estrella, fitness coach and athlete Tes Nocyao, and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, and Asexual (LGBTQIA) advocate Thysz Estrada, who participated in the run.

The success of the Women's Run PH at SM By the Bay underscores the growing importance of women's health and fitness initiatives. The event not only promoted physical well-being but also fostered a sense of community and unlocked potential among Filipina participants.

The Women's Run breaks barriers with the power of inclusion.

76-year-old runner Linda Ogsimer shows that diligence in running knows no bounds.

Kids conquer the course with passionate tenacity

Planting the seeds of fitness, children get to enjoy the run with their families.

The 2024 Filipina CEO Circle Women's Run PH honors female triumph and impact.

“SM Supermalls is committed to promoting healthy lifestyles and empowering women,” stated SM Supermalls’ Vice President for Corporate Marketing Grace Magno. “We are proud to support the Women's Run PH, where they showcased their resilience, spirit, and pure joy of running. This event proved that, together, Filipinas can conquer any finish line.”

Filipina CEO Circle (FCC)’s Karen Roa

Filipina CEO Circle (FCC)’s Ambe Tierro

Women’s Run PH founder Nicole de la Cruz

Committed to championing Filipina business leaders, the FCC collaborated with Women’s Run PH and SM Supermalls to ignite women's inspiration through running, emphasizing their unified strength and amplifying their successes.

Kim Chiu

Digital creator Mika Lagdameo

To know more about SM Supermalls’ Women’s Month initiatives, visit or follow @SMSupermalls on social media. (SM Supermalls)