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National Geographic Earth Day Run 2017

On 23 Apr. 2017 marks another milestone for National Geographic (NG), which celebrates eight years of holding Earth Day Run (EDR), raising consciousness on environmental issues and health including social awareness through fitness with special program features using the hash tag #8withEDR.

The event encourages and welcomes all types of Eco Warriors to take part—from fun runners of all ages to serious recreational athletes who regularly compete. The event will be held not only in Manila but also in the cities of Hong Kong, Shanghai, Singapore, and Taichung, an initiative that was adopted last year to effectively spread the vision and advocacy of EDR across Asia.  EDR in Manila will be held at the SM Mall of Asia grounds where participants can choose a 5K, 10K, 21K, or 42K distance category.

“Earth Day Run 2017 will be the biggest version of the race yet, with more expected participants from Manila and four other cities across Asia. We’re also excited to look back on our eight years of environmental advocacy and share and celebrate with our runners the positive change that they helped make possible through the years by joining Earth Day Run. We hope that Earth Day Run 2017 not only brings communities of running enthusiasts together for the common cause of saving the environment but also that it amplifies the important message of doing your own part today to help stop climate change and commit to sustainable solutions to save our beloved planet Earth,” said FOX Networks Group Philippines director and head of content and marketing Charo Espedido.

Last year, EDR participants ran to support causes such as saving the Irawaddy dolphins at the Malampaya Sound Research and Conservation Project in Palawan; giving the Earth Hour or Gift of Life Village in Monreal, Masbate sustainable solutions to reduce carbon footprint; conservation of the marine protected area and coral reef in Apo Reef in Occidental Mindoro; and, beefing up reforestation efforts at the Ipo Watershed in Bulacan, which is one of Metro Manila’s sources of water supply.

Presented by the channel and its partners Cherifer Premium and World Wildlife Fund for Nature, EDR aims to continue the tradition of being one of the biggest running events in the country, expecting scores of running enthusiasts with the hopes of mobilizing all Eco Warriors of previous EDRs to register and run for the environment.

This year’s event welcomes all previously registered participants with VIP treatment and special loyalty perks to be enjoyed on the day of the run. They will be given priority placement in front of the starting line at the beginning of the race and can claim their loot bag and finisher shirt at a special express booth. They can also make use of a special warm-up and cool down tent before and after the race to condition them and recover in comfort.

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To top it off, EDR will also be sporting new features for its runners. As a special treat, all race kits will come with LED shoelaces, serving as a badge of pride and as a safety precaution for Eco Warriors running at night or before sunrise. Prizes will also be given to costumed runners who showcase their creativity by coming in their best ensemble made from recycled materials.

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To make each Eco Warrior’s voice heard in this run for the Earth, advocacy banners will be hanging above the finish line so that each runner can grab them as they cross to make a shout-out for the environment, keep as a souvenir, and use for all their post-run selfies to amplify the message of acting now to save the environment.

New participants can also join the celebrations by visiting the EDR Gallery at the Race Village to learn what the event has accomplished over the years including its environmental and social initiatives, and how their participation will make a significant impact on certain communities in the Philippines and how their actions as individuals will affect the environment.

Runners at EDR will not only experience a fun day of outdoor fitness, but also be doing their part in contributing to NG’s environmental efforts.

Registration will start on March 1 and end on April 16.  For more information and other details on how to register, please visit National Geographic Earth Day Run website.

National Geographic Earth Day Run 2015

This year’s Earth Day Run (EDR) is expected to draw 20,000 runners to fill in slots for 5K, 10K, 21K, and 42K (Manila Leg). Powered by National Geographic Channel (NGC),  EDR has helped in promoting  sustainable living and environmental advocacy using its annual running event as platform to significantly contribute to various environmental causes.

Your support will help raise funds for (1) portable solar powered lighting kits to the Tawbuid Mangyan tribesfolk in Mindoro and forest rangers’ camps which are not connected to power grids, a project of NGC’s environmental partner World Wildlife Fund for Nature and (2) the preservation of our Tamaraws. The kits will eliminate the use of highly flammable kerosene to light up their homes and give them access to a safe energy source that will open opportunities to community development and advancement.

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NGC, together with its partners, aims to raise awareness on the benefits of sustainable energy while ensuring that the events at EDR 2015 will involve fun celebrations and shows of skills.

See you at the starting line!

PRO Earth Run, 25 April 2015

In its Global Climate Risk Index 2015, Germanwatch listed the Philippines as one of the countries most affected by extreme weather events in 2013.  It also reconfirmed that less developed countries are generally more affected [by extreme weather] than industrialized countries, and forewarned that if mitigation efforts are not immediately taken, the world will continue heading down the path towards dangerous climate change.

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To increase awareness on environmental responsibility and raise funds, Earth Day Network Philippines, the local counterpart of Earth Day Network International, brings back once again the PRO Earth Run on 25 April 2015 at 4:30 AM at the Mall of Asia Grounds in Pasay City.

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“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step,” said Chinese Philosopher Lao-tzu.  So is the race TO PROTECT, RESPECT, and OVERSEE CARE for Mother Earth.

Join PRO Earth Run for Mother Earth!

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NUTRILITE Celebrates 80th Anniversary with a Bang!

Wellness has always been Nutrilite’s advocacy since it was first introduced eight decades ago.  To encourage more people to value personal wellness, a series of runs will be staged in three key cities: Manila (February 22), Davao (March 1), and Cagayan de Oro (March 15).  The run already covered Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand, Australia, and Singapore.

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Nutrilite’s Race Shirt

Registration fee is only P 300 for all categories 3k, 5k, and 8k. Interested participants can register at all Amway Distribution Centers and via the Colourlife Facebook Fan Page.   To learn more about the event, here are the NHR Race Details.

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Rotary Club of Metro Silang Family Fun Run, 11 January 2015

Start the year right right by joining one of the races slated to happen in January.  If you’re from Cavite area, join the family run dubbed as “The Family That Runs Together Stays Forever!” It has 1k, 3k, 5k, 10k and 16k distance categories. This fun run  is Rotary Metro Silang Chapter’s fundraising activity for their child and education advocacy projects.  Please see poster for more details.

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Press Release: Filipinos Unite in Arms against Breast Cancer in AVON’s Pink WAR

Thousands Sound Battlecry against One of the Leading Causes of Death Among Women, Led by Ambassador Solenn Heussaff

The SM Mall of Asia Open Grounds bled pink as thousands of supporters joined global beauty brand AVON in all-out war against breast cancer in this year’s AVON  Kiss Goodbye to Breast Cancer (KGBC) Pink Walk and Run (WAR) events.

Marking the cause’s 12th year in the Philippines, the AVON Pink WAR against Breast Cancer renewed and strengthened AVON’s unwavering commitment to fight the disease, which remains the number one killer of women around the world. As the company for women, AVON is more determined than ever to raise awareness on how early detection and regular self-breast checks can help win the war against breast cancer.

The  war was waged via the walk and 5K and 10K run events, with families, friends, and people from of all ages joining AVON’s KGBC ambassador Solenn Heussaff in the battle.  Also on the battlefield were the company for women’s executives d associates led by AVON Philippines Acting General Manager Emie Nierves, Kapuso stars and advocates Kris Bernal and Rocco Nacino, AVON brand ambassadors Anne Curtis and Isabelle Daza, and celebrity supporters Erwan Heussaff and Rovilson Fernandez.

Prepping the crowd for battle was TV host and dancer Regine Tolentino, who led the pre-walk exercises.   She also taught the crowd the Dibdiban Dance, a catchy and easy-to-do dance that teaches women how to do self-breast exams.  Solenn Heussaff talked about the AVON  Check Yourself video, performed by American artist Paula Abdul, which  highlighted the importance of doing self-breast exams.

Uniting with AVON in combat are the Philippine Cancer Society, GMA Network, Inc., SM Supermalls, and Ford Philippines. Proceeds from the Pink WAR will go to the Philippine General Hospital Breast Care Center and selected provincial hospitals.

Filipinos may also continue contributing to the cause by purchasing its limited edition Skin-So-Soft Lotion (P300 each), proceeds from the sale of which will be earmarked towards the same beneficiaries.PhotoGrid_1413210791346

Nierves expressed her gratitude for the overwhelming support in AVON’s Pink WAR. “You have all made the best choice because your being here makes our stand against breast cancer stronger and more powerful.  We have to remember why we are all here today. We are  at war against a terrible disease.”

SunPiology: An Adventure-filled Run with the Stars, 15 Nov. 2014

This annual charity run–inspired by the elements of nature: earth, wind, water, and fire–is not just a dash to the finish line. The event is a partnership between Sun Life Philippines and Star Magic with Hebreo Foundation as the beneficiary. It is organized by RunRio. Expect a fun filled run with mazes and crawls, and get the chance to run with Piolo Pascual and his co-Star Magic artists!

It will be held on November 15, Saturday at 3PM at the Bonifacio Global City (BGC) with 500-meter dash (P350), 3K (P700), 5K (P800), and 10K (P900) race categories.  Registration will run until November 12 at SunPiology or via the official registration partners RUNNR at BGC and at TOBY’s Mall of Asia, Robinsons Galleria, and North EDSA The Block branches.  Registrants will receive a Sun Life bottle together with the race kits.

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Official media partners: 9TV, ANC, Business Mirror, Star Studio, The Philippine Star, Cinema One, Jeepney TV, Mellow 94.7, OutComm, Philippine Daily Inquirer, and YES Magazine.

Official hotel partner is F1 Hotel Manila, official medical partner is St. Luke’s Medical Center.   Event partners include 360° Fitness Club, Gardenia, Jamba Juice, Krispy Kreme, Max’s, Purefoods Sexy Chix, San Mig Coffee, Nizoral, and Sun Grepa Financial.  Venue partner is Bonifacio Global City. Gatorade is the official hydration partner and Timex as the official timer.

Avon Pink WAR (Walk and Run) Against Breast Cancer, 12 Oct. 2014

Avon Pink War, a walk and run against breast cancer, was launched on September 4 with Avon Philippines President and General Manager, Julie Tatarczuk, welcoming everyone and sharing the overwhelming response from their advocacy partners in fulfilling the mission to increase awareness of the disease and help save lives. Tatarczuk declared, “I am grateful for the opportunity to stand before all of you today and invite you on Avon’s important mission. This mission entails all of us to join a war. A war all of us need to be a part of because it can hurt the people we love. It is time that we fight back. It is time we provide people with the ammunition to survive the disease.”
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Breast cancer remains women’s toughest enemy and Avon, the company for women, is determined to see an end to the disease with its Kiss Goodbye to Breast Cancer (KGBC) 2014 campaign. As the world’s leading champion against breast cancer, Avon is gearing up for its biggest fight yet, as it stages the Avon Pink Walk and Run (WAR) Against Breast Cancer for the cause’s 12th year here in the Philippines.
 
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Avon Urges Everyone to Enlist and Run in the Pink Army to Fight the Disease 
  
On 12 Oct. 2014, the Mall of Asia Grounds will serve as the battlefield for those who will wage the ultimate fight against breast cancer through the Walk and Run events. Avon KGBC Ambassador Solenn Heussaff and GMA 7 stars Kris Bernal and Rocco Nacino will be on the frontlines to join those in battle.
 
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The brave souls who will run for the cause can register now until October 6 in the Avon website and Chris Sports branches in Festival Mall, Glorietta 3, SM Mall of Asia, SM Megamall Building B, SM City North EDSA Main Mall, and Market Market.

Enlistment fee is P 550 for the five-kilometer run and P 700 for the 10-kilometer run. The fee is inclusive of the Avon WAR kit which includes a singlet, race number, and giveaway. Those joining the Walk can enlist for P 299, inclusive of a WAR shirt.

Uniting with Avon in combat are the Philippine Cancer Society, GMA Network, Inc., SM Mall of Asia, and SM Supermalls. Proceeds from the WAR will go to the Philippine General Hospital (PGH) Breast Care Center and selected provincial hospitals.

White Flower Embrocation Kaya Natin ‘to Pilipinas: Takbo ng Kaunlaran, 17 August 2014

The first leg of this fun run is just part of a series of activities aimed at making participants and the general public aware of the conscious efforts being undertaken by White Flower Embrocation to alleviate the lives of orphaned children of military personnel who have lost parents due to armed conflict.
  
Registration is until 15 August 2014


RACE DETAILS

Race Distance Category
Gun Start Times
21K
4:00 AM
10K
5:00 AM
5K
5:30 AM
3K
5:40 AM
1. Special Race Winners for 21K will be declared 
  • King and Queen of the Hill
  • Sprint King and Queen
  • 5K King and Queen
  • 10K King and Queen
  • 16K King and Queen

2. There will be special signages as one draws closer to the 21K special race marks and a marshal waiting to hand over the special mark medal to the participant who claims it first.
3. Succeeding participants could no longer claim the special mark medal once it’s handed over to the participant who reaches the mark first.
4. 21K participants can only get one Special Award.
5. 21K participants who have won the special awards must complete the whole race to claim the prize.  They must turn over the medal to the Finish Line Judges at the finish line and have their names recorded at the Winners Booth.
6. Participants will win special prizes from their specially marked awards.
7. In case of dispute, participants must prepare a written report against other participants and the report be signed by the Race Director. There will be a corresponding dispute fee of P500.






Philippine Air Force Anniversary Fun Run, 1 June 2014

For the past two years, the Philippine Air Force (PAF) organized the PAF Anniversary Fun Run which attracted some 2,000 running enthusiasts.  It became an annual project to boost the morale and welfare of its employees and their families. The event successfully raised funds for the dependents of service members who are killed in action, or for those who have been wounded in the line of duty.

As part of the celebration of its 67th Anniversary, PAF once again brings back a running event dubbed as Takbo ng Hukbong Himpapawid para sa Karunungan at  Kinabukasan ng Kabataan on 1 June 2014 at the Liwasang Ulalim, CCP Complex in Pasay City.  It includes a 3-kilometer, 5-km, 10-km, and 21-km race categories, which will be open to all ages.  Civilian employees, military dependents, service members, and civilians are expected to participate in the said activity.