Run for Your Heart, 14 Feb. 2010

20th Anniversary of PSC, Chinese New Year, and Valentine’s Day: a 3-in-1 celebration this February!

In line with the year-long celebration of the agency’s 20th anniversary, coinciding with the celebration of the Chinese New Year as well as the Valentine’s Day, the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) is spearheading a Fun Run dubbed as RUN FOR YOUR HEART on 14 Feb. 2010 which fires off at 6:00 AM at the Quirino Grandstand. The activity aims to lure 12,000 participants from the members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, Philippine National Police, various running clubs, enthusiasts, schools and the PSC family.

It will be a 3k, 5k, and 10k fun run along Roxas Boulevard which will start and end at designated areas within Quirino Grandstand. Aside from the fun run, participants and spectators would be delighted with the firework display, bands, and the dragon dances all over the venue.

Registration fee is Php200 for the 10k run and Php100 for the 5k run, while registration for the 3k run event is FREE. Registration is on going at the PSC Main Lobby. For inquiries kindly call Ms. Shyrine Gutierrez, Personnel/Administrative Division, Telephone Nos. 525.6868/525.4933.

Participants and finishers will get race shirts and bib, Gatorade and free “TIKOY”. Cash prizes await the winners for both male and female categories. For the 10k run, gold, silver and bronze medalists shall receive P10,000, P5,000, and P3,000 respectively. For the 5k run, winners will take home P5,000 (gold), P3,000 (silver) and P2,000 (bronze), while P3,000, P2,000 and P1,000 are to be awarded also to the top three placers for the 3k run.

PSC Chairman Harry Angping invites everyone to join the agency in this activity and in welcoming the first day of the Year of the Tiger. “This fun run event shall promote not only wellness and healthy lifestyle but also camaraderie and sportsmanship among participants,” Chairman Angping added.

The event is sponsored by XTEP Corp. (China), Pepsi-Gatorade Corp., in cooperation with the Filipino-Chinese Amateur Athletic Federation (FCAAF), with the participation of the Ateneo Law School, Greenhills Running Club, Pinoy Ultra Runners, Triathlon Association of the Philippines and Philippine Skyrunners Association (PSA) and the National Athletes.