What started out as a physical routine to stay physically and mentally fit have turned into a sport. Joining different running events organized various organizations and other groups of professional runners in Ilocos Norte.
For the year 2012 and 2013,, SFO3 Edison M Reyes, FO3 Grayson D Austria, FO1 Jannsen Paul C Agra and FO1 Jonathan Marcus B Salvador, the runners of BFP Piddig, have participated different running events like Immukki Trail Run 25km at Batac City; 10km and 21km Million Volunteer Run for the purpose of fund raising for the bloodletting activity and Run-a-Wheek for the PWD beneficiaries, both organized by the PNRC-Laoag City Chapter; Salun-at Run 10km for the needy patients of MMMH&MC; Warrior run 16km (Takbo para sa Edukasyon); the 1st and 2nd Hardcore Marathon 42km; also the 80km Ultra Marathon S2N (Ilocos Sur to Ilocos Norte) which aims in promoting clean air as a support to the anti-pollution program Ilocos Norte and it aims to promote tourist spots, heritage site and legacies of the Ilocos Region; The 2nd Ilocos Challenge 50km Ultra Marathon, the 42km Laoag Marathon, the Fitness Run Trilogy 21km Half Marathon, which were organized by the Bad Circle Runners and Team Kimat Runners.
Other running events participated were 65km Ultra Marathon “The Battle of Bessang Pass, the Tiger’s Last Growl” which followed the route from Candon City to Cervantes, Ilocos Sur and the 50km Ultra Marathon which aimed in promoting tourism and anti-air pollution program and were organized by the Tarayem Runners group.
As an attestation to benefits of running, SFO3 Reyes and FO3 Austria, who were once suffered from medical problems like diabetes and arthritis are now demonstrating a very great improvement on their health, with no recurrent signs and symptoms of joint pain caused by arthritis, no elevation of blood pressure (BP) and no signs of hyperclycemia and hypoglycaemia brought about by unstable sugar (glucose) level in the blood (Diabetes Type II. Which led to improved self-esteem to the highest leel and most of all, health status through running, enjoying life with a healthy and fit body.