TIKIM (a Filipino word that means “to taste”) is a one-of-a-kind 5K fun run or walk that celebrates Filipino culture and the value of giving back through loads of happiness and tons of Filipino food. Imagine a 5K fun run course with a Filipino food tasting station at each kilometer of the way. Each station provides a sampling of favorite Filipino street food, starting with the mild and ending with the hella wild. After crossing the finish line, stay on for the TIKIM Post-Race Picnic, enjoying performances and entertainment and fun games.
Open to all ages, gender and races, TFC (The Filipino Channel) wants to bring to the San Francisco Bay Area the excitement that Filipino cuisine is generating all over the world. TIKIM Filipino Food Fun Run is a celebration of everything about family, fitness, fun and Filipino food flavors! It is sure to satisfy any curious foodie.
Not only will your run be fun, but it’s also a way to give back, as part of the proceeds of the TIKIM Fun Run registration will be donated to the feeding program of Bantay Bata (the Child Watch program of ABS-CBN Foundation International). Each Adult Runner registration provides meals to 10 malnourished children in the Philippines.
Last year, the TIKIM experience took us through the different Filipino flavors— matamis (sweet), maanghang (spicy), maalat (salty) and maasim (sour)— in 5 taste stations that featured traditional Filipino dishes. This year is going to be different! Participants will discover the mild to the hella wild of Filipino street food.