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Star Magic talents gathered last Sunday, March 14, at The Venice Piazza McKinley Hill, Taguig City for the 1st Star Magic Run.

Photo: Jocelyn Dimaculangan

Around a hundred ABS-CBN celebrities lent their star power for the 1st Star Magic Run, which was held last Sunday, March 14, at The Venice Piazza McKinley Hill, Taguig City. This running event aimed to empower the Pinoy youth in fighting for clean elections and making their votes count.

Piolo Pascual joined Jake Cuenca, Diether Ocampo, Zanjoe Marudo, Rafael Rosell, Joem Bascon, and Jon Avila on the starting line. Siblings Rayver and Rodjun Cruz ran along with the Gigger Boys composed of Sam Concepcion, Dino Imperial, and AJ Perez.

May Bukas Pa star Zaijian Jaranilla was accompanied by ABS-CBN business unit head Deo Endrinal. Gretchen Barretto, Malaysian actress Carmen Soo, and Georgina Wilson also came to show their support for the Star Magic event. 

Among those who were spotted at the event were Cristine Reyes, Yeng Constantino, Rhap Salazar, Jason Abalos, Bangs Garcia, Nikki Valdez, Victor Basa, and a lot more. Singer Nyoy Volante showed up at the venue with a bicycle.

The Buzz segment host Phoemela Baranda joined fellow Pinoy Fear Factor participantes Jommy Teotico, Jose Sarasola, Manuel Chua, and RJ Calipus for a group shot. Pinoy Big Brother Double Up housemates Hermes Bautista and Jimson Ortega were there with Mariel Sorino.

The 1st Star Magic Run not only served as a bonding activity for Star Magic talents but also gave select members of the press and volunteers of the KIDS Foundation a chance to run alongside the biggest names of the Kapamilya Network. Mother Lily Monteverde and her daughter Roselle Monteverde were game enough to join this activity organized by Keren Pascual.

The event was hosted by MYX VJ Drei and Wowowee co-host Pokwang.

The ABS-CBN stars were handed white balloons at the starting line  and they released these as they passed the starting line.

At around 6 a.m., Star Magic head honcho Johnny Manahan fired the gun that signaled the start of the 1st Star Magic Run. The winners in all categories each took home a trophy and a Timex watch.

Here are the winners of the 1st Star Magic Run 2010:


3K (female celebrity category)

1st Place: Heidi Riego (time: 17 minutes 23 seconds)

2nd Place: Beatriz Saw (time: 22 minutes 43 seconds)

3rd Place: Gee-Ann Abrahan (time: 22 minutes 44 seconds)

3K (male celebrity category)

1st Place: AJ Perez (time: 13 minutes 6 seconds)

2nd Place: Robi Domingo (time: 15 minutes 7 seconds)

3rd Place: Jon Avila (time: 15 minutes 18 seconds)

5K (female celebrity category)

1st Place: Maricar Reyes (time: 35 minutes 5 seconds)

2nd Place: Gem Ramos (time: 35 minutes 31 seconds)

3rd Place: Cheska Ortega

5K (male celebrity category)

1st Place: Enchong Dee (time: 21 minutes 44 seconds)

2nd Place: Nico Antonio (23 minutes 26 seconds)

3rd Place: Carlos Agassi (time: 24 minutes 4 seconds)