Running Photographers will hold a fun run on 10 Dec. 2017 at the CCP Complex, Pasay City to celebrate the art of sharing, touching lives, and making a difference. As a prelude to the Christmas season, the event aims to raise funds for the benefit of Senden Home Foundation, a home for homeless boys in Binganonan, Rizal.
Aptly called Strike a Pose Fun Run, the event will feature different photo stations along the route. Runners will have the opportunity to have their running moments captured by our photographers at every station.
To add more fun to the run, organizer Running Photographers and its sponsors will be raffling off a pair of Hoka shoes during the event. There will also be a mini-competition for best photos showing the runners’ best poses during the event. The mechanics will be posted at the Running Photographers’ Facebook page. Team Soleus Philippines will also be leading the Zumba Reggaeton.
The fun run is sponsored by Lightwater, Vitamin Boost, Toby’s Sports, and Soleus and powered by RG Events. The distance categories, registration fees, and gun start times are as follows:
Distance Fee Gun start
3K P450 5:50AM
5K P550 5:40AM
10K P750 5:30AM
The registration fee entitles each runner-registrant to a race bib and an event shirt. Likewise, finishers will also get a finisher’s medal and an assortment of freebies from the event sponsors.
Online registration opened on October 20, 2017. To register online, participants can visit https://reg.goorahna.com/#/event/strike-a-pose-fun-run-2017. On the other hand, in-store registration will open on November 9 at Toby’s Sports branches in Trinoma, Glorietta, SM Mall of Asia, and RUNNR Alabang Town Center.
With the fun run, Running Photographers aims to encourage running enthusiasts to keep an active lifestyle while at the same time share their blessings to the less fortunate. It wants to focus more on instilling into the consciousness of the participants how they can help in their own little way. As such, there will be no cash prizes but top finishers for each category will receive gift packs and giveaways from our sponsors.
The second edition of the Superbods: the Underpants Run kicks off Century Tuna’s Ironman 70.3 next weekend in one of the region’s desired triathlon destinations, Subic Bay. Running among the world’s top athletes will be the country’s superbods finalists–all for a cause.
Inspired by the tradition at Kona, home of the Ironman World Championship, Century Tuna is continuing the Superbods Underpants Run which started last year to cultivate a fun local tradition that also gives back to the community.
This pre-race activity, which made last year’s headlines, is open to all participants of this year’s Ironman 70.3. The fun run will raise over US$ 2,000 to support the National Greening Program of the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority Ecology Center. Two pairs of winners (foreign and local) are selected to bring home the coveted prizes: Century Tuna Ironman 70.3 Superbods Award and US$ 500 each.
The Underpants Run will start at 9:30 AM from Subic Bay Yacht Club and will take participants through a scenic route along the Subic Bay Freeport Zone. “We are all excited about the return of this year’s Century Tuna Ironman 70.3 triathlon as it further strengthens our vision to help Filipinos live healthy. We also hope to cement new traditions like the Century Tuna Superbods: The Underpants Run that people will anticipate for years to come,” said Greg Banzon, Century Canning Corp. general manager.
The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) along with its partners recently launched the 1,000 Days campaign with health and nutrition as its central focus.
There are at least 3.4 million Filipino children who suffer from malnutrition, and undernutrition accounts for over half of the 95 daily under-five child deaths according to UNICEF country representative Lotta Sylwander.
In support of the campaign, UNICEF celebrity advocate for children Anne Curtis organized the Heroes for Children Run, a fundraising initiative for the benefit of children’s most in need especially in their first 1,000 days of life.
“UNICEF greatly appreciates Anne’s initiative to raise funds to support the critical needs of young children’s health and well-being. She is personally leading this event and has mobilised her own networks and resources to make it happen,” said Sylwander. The benefit run is happening on October 25 at the SM Mall of Asia grounds with 500-meter dash for children age 12 and under, 5K, 10K, and 21K race categories.
This will be Anne Curtis’ first attempt to run a half marathon and she’s looking forward to it. “I am very much invested in health and fitness. I thought a benefit run that demonstrates health and wellness is a great way to raise resources to support children to have the best start in life. Proceeds from the run will help fund UNICEF’s 1,000 Days campaign,” said Curtis.
Heroes for Children Run online registration is now open until 11 Oct. 2015. In-store registration will start on 23 Sep. and end on 21 Oct. 2015 at the following Chris Sports branches: SM Mall of Asia, SM Megamall, SM City North Edsa, SM City BF Paranaque, Glorietta, and Market! Market!
Organized by running partners Leadpack and Takbo.ph, the Heroes for Children Run is presented through the support of SM Mall of Asia, PSBank, Double Dragon Properties Corporation, Enervon, SM Accessories, Belo Essentials, Cherry Mobile, Jack ‘n Jill, Toy Kingdom, SM Cares, Philippine Star, Nyxsys Philippines Inc., Chris Sports, and Discovery Suites.
UNICEF promotes the rights and well-being of every child in everything we do. Together with our partners, we work in 190 countries and territories to translate that commitment into practical action, focusing special effort on reaching the most vulnerable and excluded children, to the benefit of all children, everywhere.
To know more about the run and UNICEF’s programs, please visit UNICEF Philippines, Facebook page and Twitter or call 758.1000 (Mondays to Fridays, 9 AM to 6 PM).
The Biggest Community Participation for a Running Event
Started in 2014, Green Hope Run is a run for a cause which promotes eco-tourism projects and other Green Initiatives in the country. It is produced and organized by Aqueous Events in partnership with ABS-CBN Bantay Kalikasan and EMA Town Center.
Why Join this Run?
Promotes an environment-friendly event, a first in Meycauayan City
Supports the Ibalik ang Kawayan sa Meycauayan campaign through a bamboo planting activity
Showcases grand bazaar of food, clothing, accessories, services, and other local product, eg bamboo-made products
Aims to beat Mandaluyong’s World Record largest zumba class through its Mega Zumba dance exercises
Makes bonding experience for families a fun experience
Date: September 27, 2015, Sunday
Location: Meycauayan, Bulacan
Race Categories and Registration Fees:
3K – P300 | 5K- P400 | 10K – P500
Inclusive of Singlet, Race Bib and Loot Bags for all race categories, Cash Prizes (1st to 3rd place), Medals and Certificates (Top 10)
You may register online at: https://ph.explara.com/e/greenhope
For updates, please visit https://www.facebook.com/AqueousEvents
Health Matters TV is a lifestyle and health show of the ABS-CBN News Channel (ANC). Hosted by Paolo Abrera and aired on Saturdays at 8 PM with replays on Sundays at 11 AM, Health Matters, in partnership with B99 Event Management, brings you Just for Fun, Join the Run, a benefit run happening on 7 June 2015, Sunday at Filinvest City in Alabang, Muntinlupa City. It aims to promote fun and healthy living. But it’s not just all about fun. Every step helps! Pedro E. Diaz High School and Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Muntinlupa are the beneficiaries of the said run.
Online registration is until 3 June 2015. In-store registration is until May 27 at the following registration centers: Toby’s Alabang Festival Mall, Toby’s Arena Glorietta, RUNNR Alabang Town Center, Just for Run Booth 2/F, Alabang Festival Mall, and Bioessence Skin Care Clinic branches: Greenhills, BF Homes Parañaque, SM Southmall, Molino, Santa Rosa, Calamba, Lipa, San Pablo, West Ave, and Sta. Lucia East Grand Mall.
There will be great giveaways and prizes from sponsors. Just for Fun, Join the Run is sponsored by Filinvest City, Festival Mall, Toby’s, RUNNR, Hotel Sogo, Belleieshua Collagen Peptide, Uratex, Hawk Backpacks, Nyogi, OK Quench, Aquabest, Walter Bread, Blackview, and Bioessence. Media Partners are ANC’s Health Matters TV, WhenInManila.com, and HealthJunkie.ph. Official photographers are Running Photographers.
In 2014, the Philippine Deposit Insurance Corporation (PDIC) successfully launched its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Program guided by this statement, “The PDIC advocates the protection of the environment and the balanced development of communities.”
As part of its CSR, PDIC has partnered with Gawad Kalinga (GK) for the conduct of Takbo sa Pagbangon ng Leyte (TPL) on May 4 last year. The running event raised almost P2 million, an amount turned over by PDIC to GK as initial donation for the construction of the PDIC-GK Village in Lawaan, Eastern Samar. The Village will provide disaster-resilient shelters for families affected by Typhoons Yolanda (2013) and Ruby (2014). In January this year, the PDIC led the groundbreaking ceremony of the PDIC-GK Village attended by GK representatives, local officials of Lawaan, and beneficiary families.
To add more beneficiaries for the PDIC-GK Village, the PDIC will have a sequel to TPL dubbed as Takbo 2: Tungo sa Kalusugan, Para sa Kalikasan happening on May 10 at the CCP Grounds in Pasay City. Assembly time is at 5 AM.
Takbo 2 race categories include 1K-Children (P200), 1K-Adult (P400), 3K (P400), 5K (P500) and 10K (P600). Registration is ongoing at the following Chris Sports branches: Glorietta 3, Metro Market! Market!, SM Manila, and SM North Annex until 6 May 2015. Interested participants may also register at the 8F, SSS Building, Ayala Avenue corner V.A. Rufino Street, Makati City until May 8.
WS – Water Stations | MS – Medic Stations
AWS – Activity Water Stations
O – Marshals-controlled Area
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Why join Takbo 2?
You get to do some much-needed exercise, appreciate wellness, have fun with your family and friends, lead and live a healthy lifestyle, and help rebuild a community in Lawaan, Eastern Samar which was hit by typhoon Yolanda in Leyte (2013) and typhoon
How much is the registration fee?
1K-Children (P200) | 1K-Adult (P400) |3K (P400) | 5K (P500) | 10K (P600). Your registration fee will include entry to Takbo 2 and participation in other activities (zumba class, exhibit, raffle, etc.) during the event.
Can I register my friends and family members?
Yes. However, for interested participants below 18 years old, their waivers must be signed by their parents/guardians. Takbo Regform_External may also be submitted by a representative to the registration centers in PDIC and selected Chris Sports outlets, provided that the forms are completely executed by the participants themselves, andthe waivers are signed by the concerned registrants or by parents/guardians for participants below 18 years.
Can children run for this cause?
Yes. For the safety of everyone, only children 6 years old and older are allowed to join. Children below 6 years old, and accompanied by a responsible adult, may enjoy the programs and exhibit at the Activity Area. Children aged 6-12 can register for the 1K category. Twelve year old children have the option to register for the 3K category and should be accompanied by an adult. Those who are 13–17 years of age may join in any of the three categories provided that their parents sign the waiver.
Can I run with a stroller and with my toddler?
Sorry, adults are not allowed to run with children on strollers. No wheels are allowed in the course.
Can I run with my pets?
Sorry, no runners are allowed to run with pets.
What is included with my Takbo 2 registration?
Participants will receive a Race Kit containing the singlet, race bib with a barcode, and safety pins.
Do I need to be a professional runner to register?
No. Takbo 2 is all about having fun, being fit, and helping rebuild a community in Lawaan, Eastern Samar. You can run, jog or brisk walk with your family and friends. Who knows? You may even bring home a prize or special award.
Does individual race time get recorded?
Yes. The barcode in your Race Bib measures the time you will cross the start and the finish line. The official race results will also be uploaded in the PDIC website.
Will there be parking area available?
Yes, there is ample parking in the CCP Complex with paid parking spaces available in adjacent lots.
Will there be water available on the race route?
Yes. Drinking water will be provided at select points along the route but runners are also encouraged to bring their own water bottles and undertake proper hydration and nutrition for the run.
Will there be toilets/portalets available?
Portalets will be available at the Activity Area.
Will medical help be available on the race route?
First aid stations and medics will also be available.
Will there be a baggage tent?
Yes. Baggage deposit service is available at the activity area. Please do not leave any valuables inside your vehicle and bags. Organizers will not be liable for any loss of valuables.
Where do we go after the Race Proper?
All race participants may claim free drinks at the Activity Area after the race and their checked baggage, if any. Participants and guests will converge at the Activity Area for
a short Zumba exercises, and meaningful program highlighting our shared advocacy, and the much-awaited awarding of prizes.
Are cameras and phones allowed during the race?
We discourage bringing these items and other valuables. Race photographers will be available to shoot from a medium distance.
Are there refunds?
Registration fee is NON-REFUNDABLE. Just make sure you are good to go before signing up.
Is change of category allowed?
Change of category after registration is NOT ALLOWED.
What happens if there is bad weather?
A little rain won’t stop Takbo 2. Event will take place rain or shine. For weather updates and advisories from the Organizer days before the event, visit www.pdic.gov.ph.
Brooks, Del Monte Philippines, Guitar Garments, Philippine Postal Corporation, Rural Bankers Association of the Philippines, Saucony, St. Luke’s Medical Center, The Generics Pharmacy, and Toby’s Sports are partnering with PDIC for Takbo 2, with the support of Chris Sports, Metro Ad-vantage, and the Miss Earth Foundation.
For more details, you may visit the PDIC website or call PDIC at 841.4643.
See you at the starting line!
—–oOo—– PDIC is a government instrumentality created in 1963 by virtue of Republic Act 3591 to insure the deposits of all banks. PDIC exists to protect depositors by providing permanent and continuing deposit insurance coverage for the depositing public and help promote financial stability.