With shoes laced and the crisp morning air hinting at the day’s promise, a bustling crowd of around 500 Sagradans together with their families convened as early as 5:00 in the morning at MDSF’s high school parking grounds for a two-day Family Bubble Fun Run event, orchestrated by Montessori De Sagrada Familia’s Elementary Department, held last December 12 for the lower-grade students and on the 14th for the upper graders.
The “Bubble Fun Run” mapped out a 1.6 km journey, tracing a route from the MDSF Parking Lot, looping around the Camella Roundabout, then concluding the way back to the starting point.
Runners spanning all ages geared up for the main event, and subject area supervisors Mrs. Reynalyn Zafranco and Ms. Ma. Jesusa Mangulabnan, together with the school’s head nurse Mrs. Resonia Frtiz Misa ensured that everyone was primed with a spirited Zumba session.
As the bubble machines activated and smoke bombs signaled the anticipated start, younger participants were given an initial lead as a headstart. The route featured two water stations, strategically located at the Camella Bridge and the roundabout. Participants were advised to hydrate themselves and adhere to designated paths where teachers positioned at intervals to wave their flags and cheer for runners.
Mrs. Ma. Cristina Silamor, MDSF’s directress expressed gratitude as she welcomed the Sagradan families in her opening remarks.
“Have unlimited bubble saya in our first-ever bubble fun run,” Mrs. Silamor announced.
“Let this event ignite stronger bonds within the MDSF family and the broader community,” she continued.
Gracefully steering the event, Ms. Janelle Dela Cruz and Ms. Hazel Centeno facilitated moments for families to capture memories, inviting them to strike a pose by the stage and the MDSF Christmas tree.
Upon completion, student participants were awarded certificates and medals, commemorating their participation and accomplishment in finishing the course.
Beyond the run, families also enjoyed the Fun Fair Bazaar, which featured food stalls and attractions like the inflatable giant bubble slide. From December 12 to 14, attendees partook in various game booths prepared by the Elementary department. Attendees played various arcade games such as the Ring Flinger, Bowl Splash, Dart Blast, Hoop Frenzy, and Baller Zone. Additionally, an arcade-style system allowed participants to collect tickets and exchange them for prizes based on their accumulated points.
Written by: Niela Shane Anne Sebastian
Captured by: Reinlois Felipe and Ma. Cristina Perez