Garfield is one of my favorite comic characters. Sometime in 1994, I did a painting of Garfield using latex paint as a medium and it was included in an art exhibition during the fiesta celebration in my hometown. Yes, I used to paint still life and cartoon characters as my sujects. I was trying to hone back then the visual artist in me. But it was just a short-lived hobby. Most of those paintings are tucked away to where I don’t even know where.
And here’s another adventure with Garfield. This time not through painting but through a fun run dubbed Garfield Runner’s Cup 2011. It introduces an exciting adventure not only for children but also for families as well, promoting the importance of healthy lifestyle, fitness, and family bonding. The Garfield’s Runner’s Cup is happening on 12 Nov. 12 at Manila Ocean Park.
“We wanted to create a new dimension, and transform the usual fun run event. Expect a different kind of run. Expect a journey of fun-filled memories and experience catered for the whole family,” says Garfield Apparel Marketing Manager Kyle Ong.
Garfield and other cartoons are joining the race. Louise Abuel, who plays as the kid brother of Sophia in 100 Days to Heaven, a prime-time children’s television series, will also grace the event. It will be a fun-filled day for everyone! Proceeds of the fun run would go to a children charity organization.
Registration has started last September 20 and still ongoing. You may go to any Chris Sports branches at SM North EDSA The Annex, SM Megamall, SM Mall of Asia, and Festival Mall; and on October 10 onwards at ROX Bonifacio High Street. Registration period is until November 10.
Garfield Runner’s Cup would accept limited runners for the safety of the participants. For more information, please visit garfieldapparel.com or like them on Facebook at facebook.com/GarfieldRunnersCup.
For inquiries, please do not hesitate to email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 09175746323 or 09239347332.