Category Archives: charity run

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.


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.

ONE RUN : Walk/Run for the Victims of Super Typhoon Yolanda (international name: Haiyan), 16 November 2013

No bibs, medals, lootbags, or hydration.  It’s about helping out the typhoon victims.

Been wanting to do my share after watching the plight of the typhoon survivors on TV. I have run “I Shall Return 50K” in Tacloban last August.  As the images unfolded before my eyes, what I saw is no longer the Tacloban I once knew and have run.  Don’t know how some of my friends, especially the runners who ran and paced with me, fared after the typhoon.  Seeing the recent blog post of fellow “Happy Feet” runner blogger Jaymie a.k.a. The Bull Runner, I knew then that NOW is the time to help in any way we can. As of writing, I have prepared some of the stuff I’m giving away. It’s the least I can do.  See you there!

Run Against Cancer : a Charity Run for Indigent Cancer Patients (2013 Apr. 20 : Bonifacio Global City)

Chilling Statistics
Cancer remains a leading cause of death worldwide according to the World Health Organization. In 2008, it accounted for 7.6 million deaths (around 13% of all deaths). About 70% of all cancer deaths occurred in low- and middle-income countries. Deaths from cancer worldwide are projected to continue to rise to over 13.1 million in 2030.Œ
In the Philippines, recent studies from 2008-2010 have shown a steady increase in cancer incidence. It is also predicted that new cases of cancer will amount to roughly 82,468 new cases in both male and female. 
Now, more than ever, it is important to spread cancer awareness and information to keep the numbers from rising even further.

Challenging Realities
Cancer is a devastating disease that gnaws, not only on the patients, but also on their families. It takes its toll on their bodies, emotions, finances, and relationships. While there are available sophisticated medical technology and equipment, cadre of experts in cancer treatment and management, and protocols equal to the patients’ requirement for healing, the cost of therapy is prohibitively high. With the poverty rate at 45% in Q4 of 2011, most Filipinos cannot afford even the “standard-of-care” treatments. Unless we all step into the ugly picture and stand up to cancer, it might continue to cripple more families and claim more lives.

Frontrunners of Hope
Ever at the forefront of the fight against cancer, the country’s premier tertiary cancer center, ST. LUKE’S MEDICAL CENTER, partners with the St. Luke’s Cancer Institute’s CORRIDOR OF HOPE, INC., to help spread cancer awareness and bring hope to cancer patients and their families.

On 20 April 2013, the St. Luke’s Cancer Institute’s Corridor of Hope, in collaboration with ally medical practitioners, corporate partners, cancer support groups, and cancer patients and families, leads the race to life through RUN AGAINST CANCER, a charity run for the benefit of indigent cancer patients.

Cancer patients’ healing journey is often long and arduous. We can help bridge the gap between indigent cancer patients and their needed treatment if we’d altogether unleash the power of our feet. With our help, they just might be 3K, 5K, or 10K away from their recovery.

Support the race to life. Run against cancer.

Π(World Health Organization, Cancer Fact Sheet, February 2012,
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• To raise a minimum of P 20M to help the indigent cancer patients of St. Luke’s Medical Center and other hospitals through partnerships with the cancer support and advocacy groups.
• To create avenues to establish partnership with advocates and supporters for sustainable programs to help the indigent cancer patients.
• To increase awareness about cancer prevention and management.
• Cancer Survivors and Families
• Cancer Support Groups
• Advocates of Health
• Company delegates
• Churches
• NGO’s
• Students
• Professional Runners

A Charity Run for Indigent Cancer Patients initiated by Corridor of Hope, Inc., the official cancer support group of St. Luke’s Medical Center in cooperation with different cancer support groups and organized by Huper Events and Productions Specialist International Corp.
20 April 2013, Saturday
4:30AM Assembly Time
Bonifacio Global City (BGC)
10K P 800.00 5:00AM
5K P 700.00 5:15AM
3K P 600.00 5:30AM

*** Includes race singlet, race bib and race chip

• Medals and special prizes for Top 5 finishers for each category
• Round tickets for 2 persons for Batanes or Busuanga from Skyjet Airlines to be raffled to all registered runners
• Sampling and freebies from Sponsors and Exhibitors

Quezon City and BGC Branches

• Toby’s Arena @ SM Mall of Asia
• Toby’s Sports @ Glorietta Makati
• Toby’s Sports @ Robinson’s Galleria
• Brooks Store @ SM North EDSA

Run for 10, January 13

All over the country, children walk to school, braving unpaved roads, cliffs, and strong currents, and sitting in cramped classrooms. Some of these children study in makeshift classrooms as their schools struggle to recover from devastating typhoons. Others have only education as their defense against poverty and human trafficking. Since its launch to the public last October 2011, TEN Moves has helped address these challenges, as the campaign seeks to build 10,000 classrooms nationwide.

Come 2013, TEN Moves will start the year with a big event, as [it] pushes towards the final 10 months of fundraising efforts. Run for 10 is scheduled on 13 January 2013 at the Ayala Triangle Gardens, Makati City and proceeds of this run will all go to TEN Moves.  Run for 10 will also have simultaneous runs in key cities and provinces throughout the Philippines. With your help, a ten-peso coin and a pair of running shoes can help make a difference in the lives of thousands of Filipino schoolchildren.  Please  visit Ten Moves for details. 

American Chamber Foundation Philippines’ Run for a Scholar (1st : May 2012)

Race for a Brighter Future

The American Chamber (AmCham) Foundation Philippines, in partnership with Chevron Philippines, will be racing through a charity run dubbed as Run for a Scholar at the 9th AvenueBonifacio Global City (BGC) to give underprivileged children a better future.  AmCham targets to support 100 scholars to school.

The charity run is open to running enthusiasts and newbie runners.  It has three race categories: 3K (P500), 5K (P500), and 10K (P600).   Assembly time is around 5AM at the BGC.  The registration fee is inclusive of a race kit, singlet, a finisher’s loot bag, and a chance to win prizes including Suunto watches, five-start hotel accommodation, a round trip economy class ticket to Hawaii courtesy of Hawaiian Airlines, and many more.  Only the top 100 finishers in each category will receive finisher’s medals. Number 1 spot from all three categories will receive a pair of running shoes from Somnio.  

Registration has started last April 16 at Chris Sports branches at Festival Mall-Alabang, Glorietta 3, Market!Market!, SM Megamall, SM Mall of Asia, and SM North-The Annex.  You can also register at Fitness and Athletics Co.

Actor and current Optical Media Board Chairperson Ronnie Ricketts will lead the run together with ABS-CBN Star Magic artists.

You may also visit the American Chamber Foundation office, 4554 Casino Street corner Olivarez Street, Barangay Palanan, Makati City

For more information, call 834-0184 and 551-8060 look for Candy Angeles-Gabriel  or log on to AmCham.

AmCham serves as the socio-civic arm of the American Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines member companies.  Your donation and participation in this fun run will support AmCham’s programs: 

ACFPI Scholarship which supports the education of the poor but deserving elementary, high school, college, and vocational students in Metro Manila.  AmCham has assisted more than 1,600 Filipino youth for the past 25 years.

Leonard Benjamin Program for Street Children which provides opportunity for street children to go to school, develop themselves, and live life with dignity and worth.  Basic services such as educational assistance, computer literacy training, medical, dental, and reproductive health are extended to these children.  

Disaster Response Program which assists communities affected by natural disasters by mobilizing resources from AmCham member companies.  It also conducts disaster preparedness and mitigation seminars for AmCham members.

Newbie 101: The 5K Run

Running in a 5K race in 2007 after a year of hiatus from training, mind you, I could hardly reach the finish line.  Without proper training, a five-kilometer run would’t be that easy.  

Recently I came across two websites that discuss how the 5km races help one’s fitness and motivate runners to train and improve their personal best or record (PB/PR).  Here are the links: 

3 Reasons to Run a 5K

Five-kilometer runs boost for fitness, charities

Takbo Para Sa Japan, 23 July 2011

Received this through our running e-group.  This might be of interest to you.  Check it out! 

University of the Philippines Center for International Studies and UP Anime Manga Enthusiasts, UP Red Cross Youth and UP Philippines Japan Friendship Club proudly present: 

TAKBO PARA SA JAPAN, a fundraising event on July 23, 2011 at the UP Academic Oval. [The event] is in in cooperation with Manila Bulletin, Japan International Cooperation Agency,  Pocari Sweat, Manila Shinbun, and Rx 93.1 

You may also contact: 

Eggy 0906.382. 1833
Tiff 0917.803.8433
Allan 0927.824.5407

Takbo Para Kay Kristo: I Choose Life. 2/e, April 30

Takbo Para Kay Kristo: I Choose Life, a run advocating Pro-Life which will be held on April 30, 2011, Saturday at 5 AMThe assembly area, start/finish will be at the Alabang Town Center’s (ATC) parking lot facing Rustan’s. The course will run through the Ayala Alabang Village. Three thousand (3,000) runners,  primarily from the areas of Muntinlupa, Parañaque and Las Piñas, are expected to join its second edition

This is a non-profit event, strictly for the purpose of allowing the diocesan youth, aged 13-39, and others who may wish to join, a venue for running for a relevant cause.  

Proceeds will go to the following diocesan beneficiaries:
Tuloy sa Don Bosco Foundation, Parañaque Diocesan Seminarian Funds, and Parañaque Diocesan Youth Commission

Race Details

3k (P200), 5k (P300), and 10k (P500)

Registration Centers:
Parishes of the Diocese of Parañaque and at Alabang Town Center Concierge

Registration Period:
ATC (ongoing until April 24)
Parishes (until April 16 [only])

Major Sponsors:
Alabang Town Center, Coke, Powerade, Viva, Magnolia

Contact Persons:
Nicky – 0922.876.4260
Toffee –  0917.815.5090
Christiane – 0917.816.5090
Mitch – 0922.813.9151

Globe Run for Home, March 27

The Globe Run for Home (GRH) 2011 will be staged in the first quarter of the year where participants are expected to fill the roads of Bonifacio Global City on March 27, 2011. 
With the registry books already filling up after the online registration via which started in February 21, 2011, the GRH 2011 is once again starting to fulfill its promise that racing in a fun-filled environment could be transformed into a more fulfilling event, both in body and heart.
Registration fees are pegged at P650 (3K), P750 (5K), P850 (10k), P950 (15K), and P1,050 (21K).  The fee entitles runners to their race singlets (which are made of 100% recycled PET plastic bottles), D-tag race chip, race bib number, runpix analysis, downloadable photos and finisher’s medal for the 21K category.
This year, a portion of your registration fee will go to four beneficiaries.  They are Gawad Kalinga, Habitat for Humanity, Haribon Foundation, and Virlanie Foundation.
Gawad Kalinga
Gawad Kalinga is building communities to end poverty through its holistic community development programs by driving a culture of caring and sharing in different sectors of society, which targets to end poverty for 5 million families by 2024.
Habitat for Humanity
Building Houses for Public School Teachers

Habitat for Humanity Philippines is a nonprofit organization that serves Filipino families in need of decent homes. 
Haribon Foundation
The Haribon Foundation for the Conservation of Natural Resources, simply known as Haribon Foundation, is a membership organization dedicated to the conservation of Philippine biodiversity.  It aims to build a constituency for environmental issues that will prioritize conservation actions on habitats and sites, based on solid, scientific and socio-economic research.
Virlanie Foundation
Virlanie is all about giving back the smile to street children.  For 18 years, it has provided abandoned, neglected, abused, and orphaned children who were found living in the streets with a home, education, and opportunity to become responsible and self-sufficient contributors to society.  Virlanie cares for more than 1,100 children every year through its 12 homes and 13 programs.
Apart from sharing a portion of the race proceeds to four beneficiaries, this year’s GRH is also putting up a platform close to its heart in order to generate more donations for its partner-organizations.  Through Globe GCASH, runners participating to this year’s GRH can encourage their friends, families, and loved ones to support their run by donating to their beneficiary of choice.  To know more about GCASH and to register for an account, Globe and TM subscribers may simply call 2882 free from their mobile phones or log on to
To donate, text DONATE, AMOUNT MPIN INSTITUTION CODE and send to 2882. 
Institution Codes:
GK for Gawad Kalinga
HABITAT for Habitat for Humanity
HARIBON  for Haribon Foundation
VIRLANIE for Virlanie Foundation
Donors have to make sure that they have enough GCASH credits in their account to be able to push through with the donation.
Runners can also register at:
4/F Cinema Lobby
Greenbelt 3, Makati City
February 28-March 20
Race kits of runners paying in credit card will be delivered to their respective addresses while those paying in cash may claim their race kits at the on-site registration booths from 12NN to 8PM.
Gun Start for Each Category:
5AM (21K), 5:15AM (15K), 5:30AM (10K), 5:45AM (5K), and 6AM (3K)
Cash Prizes are at Stake:

1st ~ P 15,000.00
2nd ~ P 10,000.00
3rd ~ P 7,000.00


1st ~ P 10,000.00
2nd ~ P 7,000.00
3rd ~ P 5,000.00


1st ~ P 7,000.00
2nd ~ P 5,000.00
3rd ~ P 3,000.00


1st ~ P 5,000.00
2nd ~ P 3,000.00
3rd ~ P 2,000.00


1st ~ P 3,000.00
2nd ~ P 2,000.00
3rd ~ P 1,000.00
For inquiries about GRH 2011, email or contact any of the following:
Yoly Crisanto
Head, Corporate Communications
Globe Telecom
Tel. No. (632) 730.2627
Fax No.  (632) 739.3075
AMPR Publicity and Communications, Inc.
Tel. No. (632) 706.1971 / 393.4028

Run for Change, December 19

Inspiring and Motivating You to the Finish Line

Join RUN FOR CHANGE year-end culminating run
on December 19, 2010
at the Venice Piazza at McKinley Hill.
There’ll be 3K, 5K, and 10K distances.

As a THANK YOU to all those
who have participated in their previous events
they will be giving P100 OFF
to those who can bring their OLD race bibs
from any of the following events:

Takbo Juan: One Run. One Vote. One Nation, February 24

Takbo Para sa PGH, April 25

Takbo PAA!: St. Luke’s Pediatric Alumni Asso. Fun Run, May 23

Run, Run For Children’s Fun II, June 20

UP Law Dean’s Cup: the Second Annual Invitational Triathlon Fun Run, August 1

Run To Read, August 15

Chinabank 90th Anniversary Fun Fest, August 15
Note: Exlcusive to Chinabankers

Athletes’ Feat, September 26

Rhythm ‘N Run, November 14

Big Blue Katipunan Run, November 21


Being true to their objective of making a difference,
P100 will be donated to the the charity of your choice!
You can choose from any of the following:

Gawad Kalinga
iamninoy/iamcory movement
Philippine National Red Cross
Yabang Pinoy


All participants will have the chance to select merchandise from any of the
participating charities and take them home as a souvenir for FREE!

Yes, for FREE!

Run For Change will purchase your souvenir for you
to support the programs of the participating charities.

Registration starts on November 25.
Registration fees are as follows:

3K/5K P500
10K P600


Royal Sporting House
Glorietta 4 and Robinson’s Place Ermita

Trinoma and Megamall

You may also email for more details.