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Here’s What Happened at Color Manila Challenge 2019

Metro Manila was painted in an extravaganza of vibrant hues as thousands of runners joined Color Manila Challenge 2019 at SM by the Bay, Mall of Asia Complex on Sunday, August 18, 2019.

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Color Manila has been pioneering some of the most colorful and festive runs since 2012. Their events have been much-awaited by runners and obstacle-enthusiasts in the Philippines.

With a variety of fun and innovative run concepts, Color Manila has successfully created a one-of-a-kind experience that effortlessly blends fitness, fun, and friendship among Filipinos.

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As CM Challenge 2019’s co-presenter, Traveloka has intensified the fun and maximized the color spectacle with its activities and brand new obstacle courses. Everywhere they looked, runners found the signature Traveloka blue around the event area.

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One of the obstacles runners had to face.


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Not all heroes wear capes… some wear color on their sleeves.


The partnership aimed to empower its participants to explore and discover the world. This is similar to how they would conquer obstacles set out for them at this year’s CM Challenge.

Traveloka serves as a reminder that the world is a spectacle of colors to be experienced, and that with the app and special promos, adventure is right at your fingertips.

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Color Manila co-founder Justine Cordero and Traveloka Senior Product Marketing Manager Albright Dy.


The starting pistol was shot at 5 AM, beginning the race. While the runners conquered the obstacles in the challenge strip, Traveloka kept the fun going at the booth with exciting contests and fun activities for everyone.

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Ready, set, go!


Traveloka’s raffle draw gave runners a chance to win some amazing prizes, including Xperience passes to some sought-out local attractions.

Here are the lucky winners:

  • Jolly Le – Cebu and Mactan Twin City Tour for 2 with Peridot 4Ever Travel and Tours
  • Alejandro Reyes – Art in Island Museum Tickets for 2 with Hiwaga Passes
  • Abigail Dulfo – Whole Day Wake Boarding Session for 2 at Camsur Watersports Complex Wake Park


CMC Winner - Michelle Celis

Traveloka Grand Prize Winner, Michelle Celis


The raffle grand prize went to Michelle Celis, who won a trip to Boracay worth PHP43,000. This is inclusive of 3D2N stay at Hennan Boracay, roundtrip MNL-MPH flights, a Boracay sunset cruise, and roundtrip Caticlan door-to-door transfers!

Winner - Ej Evan Medina

Traveloka Grand Prize Winner, Ej Evan Medina


Ej Evan Medina also won big with a trip to Boracay worth PHP28,000! The prize is inclusive of a PHP10,000 worth hotel voucher for any hotel in Boracay, roundtrip MNL-MPH flights, a Boracay sunset cruise, and roundtrip Caticlan door-to-door transfers.

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After a morning of heart-pumping obstacle-racing and euphoric color splashes, the event finally came to an end with the welcoming of finishers and a massive color mosh pit!

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CM Challenge 2019 Color Festival


It’s safe to say that this year’s Color Manila Challenge was a success! Thanks to Color Manila, Traveloka, and the runners themselves, it was more than just a fun run but an event that brought together friends and family.

It was a spectacle highlighted not just by the splashes of color but by the vibrant smiles of each and every person present.

Missed the Color Manila Challenge 2019? Stay updated with Traveloka for more unforgettable Xperiences you should not miss!

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