NatGeo Earth Day Run Back on its 8th Year!

One of the most anticipated running races in the Philippines year on year is the NatGeo Earth Day Run! It’s back for the 8th time this year with its signature advocacy of raising awareness and funds to help save Mother Earth and the environment.

Read on the details below on how you can join this race!

APRIL 23, 2017

REGISTRATION PERIOD: March 1 to April 2017



  • SM North The Block
  • SM Aura
  • SM MOA


  1. On-line Registration via Credit Card
  2. On-line Registration via Pre-Paid Card
    • Purchase a Registration Card at the Registration Center
    • Go to or
    • Click on Register Here
    • Completely fill-out the fields of information requested
    • Enter the unique scratch code found at the back of your pre-paid card when
    • prompted
    • A confirmation email will be sent out as proof of successful registration
    • Print out your confirmation email and present this during Race Kit Claiming
  3. Manual Registration
    • Fill-out the Manual Registration Form and Pay the corresponding Registration Fee.
    • You will be given a Proof of Registration. Keep this slip to claim your race kit during Race Kit Claiming


  1. On-line Registration via Credit Card
    • Registered Runners via CREDIT CARD will have their Race Kits delivered.
  2. On-line Registration via Pre-Paid Card and Manual Registration
    • Race Kit Claiming will be on April 8-20, 2017.
    • Runners will choose where they will claim their race kits upon registering

VENUES for Race Kit Claiming:

  • SM The Block
  • SM Aura
  • SM MOA


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  • Singlet
    • Blue – for 5K and 10K runners
    • Black – 21K and 42K runners
  • Race Bib
  • Timing Chip
  • LED Shoe Laces


  • Finisher’s Medal
  • Finisher’s Shirt



Present your Race Bibs from the Past Seven NatGeo Races and get VIP Privileges!
Upon claiming your race kits, race bibs from the past 7 NatGeo Races. Get a Special VIP Wrist Tag.
With the Wrist Tag, You will enjoy the following privileges on Race Day:

  • Pre-Race Warm Up
  • Priority in front of the Starting Line
  • Special Booth at the Activity Area for your Finisher’s Shirt and Lootbag
  • Post Race Cool Down

Costume – dress up in recycled materials

  • Come and Run in a costume made of recyclable materials and win exciting prizes.
  • Visit for more details



National Geographic celebrates 8 years of environmental advocacy with Earth Day Run 2017

April 23, 2017 marks another of raising the public’s consciousness about environmental issues and health and fitness for National Geographic, which celebrates its eighth straight year of holding Earth Day Run. Presented by the channel and its partners Cherifer Premium and World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF), Earth Day Run 2017 aims to continue the tradition of being one of the biggest running events in the country, expecting scores of running enthusiasts and Eco Warriors to register and run for the environment. The event will be held not only in Manila but simultaneously in the cities of Hong Kong, Shanghai, Singapore and Taichung, an initiative that was adopted last year and effectively spread the vision and advocacy of Earth Day Run across Asia.

At Earth Day Run 2017, National Geographic will be celebrating eight years of social awareness through fitness with special program features using the hashtag #8withEDR. With the hopes of mobilizing all the Eco Warriors of previous Earth Day Runs, 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. Participants from previous Earth Day Runs will be given priority placement in front of the starting line at the beginning of the race and can claim their loot bags 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 themselves and recover in comfort.

This year’s new participants can also join in the celebrations for Earth Day Run’s eighth anniversary by visiting the 8 Years of EDR Gallery at the race village and learning about what the event has accomplished over the years, including the environmental and social initiatives it has benefited with the help of its registered runners. Visitors to the gallery will learn how their participation at Earth Day Run has made a significant impact on certain communities in the Philippines as well as how their actions as individuals can affect the environment.

Earth Day Run 2017 in Manila will be held at the SM Mall of Asia grounds, where participants can join 5K, 10K, 21K and 42K categories. The event encourages and welcomes all types of Eco Warriors to take part, from fun-runners of all ages to the serious marathon runners who regularly compete. This year, Earth Day Run 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. Finally, 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.

Last year, Earth Day Run participants ran to benefit such causes 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 that reduce carbon footprint; conservation of the Marine Protected Area and coral reef in Apo Reef in Occidental Mindoro; and beefing up reforestation efforts in the Ipo Watershed in Bulacan, which supplies Metro Manila with fresh water. Registered runners at Earth Day Run 2017 will not only experience a fun day of outdoor fitness by joining this year’s event, but will also be doing their part in contributing to National Geographic’s environmental efforts.

“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 Charo Espedido, Director and Head of Content and Marketing at FOX Networks Group Philippines.

Interested runners of all ages can join National Geographic’s Earth Day Run 2017 by registering at and from March 1 to April 16, 2017.



The second edition of PDIC’s benefit run, Takbo 2 Tungo sa Kalusugan, Para sa Kalikasan, is set to happen on May 10, 2015 at the CCP Grounds, Pasay City. It is part of PDIC’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) program and aims to raise additional funds to increase the number of beneficiaries for the Community Development Project in Lawaan, Eastern Samar in partnership with Gawad Kalinga Community Development Foundation, Inc.

5:00AM, MAY 10, 2015






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10KM – Two (2) Loops


5KM – One (1) Loop


3KM – One (1) Loop


1KM – One (1) Loop


I. Individual Races


II. Special Awards


III. Raffle Prizes

  • Special Gift Packs (clocks) from The Generics Pharmacy
  • Special Gift Pack (T-shirts) from Brooks

For more details visit:

The 7-11 Run 800

Almost everyone have experienced running on the Skyway but has anybody ever tried running along CAVITEX? None yet, I bet! Here folks is one race that will make it possible for everyone to run a portion of the CAVITEX!  The 7-11 Run 800 – an event with an exciting race concept, a new race route and very good prize incentives for the would-be top finishers!

Read on the reasons why this race is a “must”  in my good friend Bards’ 7-11 Run 800 post at her BANANARUNNING blog  or see the exciting race amenities as posted in detail at the Pambansang Legs blog of another friend of mine, Eman . I could not have said it much better. 😉

Oh and here folks is the official press release:

ABOUT THE RACE. After Tour 700, the Philippines’ biggest bike race event held at the SCTEX last May 13, 2012, 7-Eleven now celebrates the opening of its 800th store with RUN 800 on August 26, 2012 along the CAVITEX, more known as the Coastal Road, with assembly at the Aseana City in Parañaque.

Runners joining the 10k,15k or 21k half-marathon will enjoy this course set along the coastal road – CAVITEX, wherein some of its lanes will be closed just for this race. Those joining in the 3k and 5k categories can look forward to an organized race course along Macapagal Ave. This is made possible with 7-Eleven’s system of allowing SELF-SELECTED WAVE STARTS, enabling them to run with people with the same skill or speed (or with friends!). To make this run more exciting, the top 3 per age category will receive medals. Top 3 Filipino males and females in the 21k will be sponsored to join the Macau International Marathon on December 2012.

SUPPORT YOUR CITY. Run 800: Takbo para sa Kalusugan will award feeding and medical assistance to the top 3 cities you voted for.

If you have questions, LIKE so can join the discussions and post questions.

Looney Tunes Active Fun Run Registration Still On-Going!

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Kids, get on your feet!  Sprint with your parents and Looney Tunes in a Fun Run at SM Mall of Asia this August 30.  The Fun Run is a culminating event for the successful school tour in which the Looney Tunes gang encourages kids to engage in physical activities for healthier minds and bodies.  To join the run, register now at or register on-site to join Bugs, Taz and Tweety in the 3km or 5km Run.

Registration Fees:

Individual (before race day): P350/person
Parent & child: P500
On-site registration: P500/person

Race Schedule:

Assembly: 5 AM
5km Run: 6 AM
3km Run: 7 AM

See you at the finish line!

UNICEF Walk on the Child’s Side

Here’s a fun run/walk that would benefit the UNICEF program for children in the Philippines. Art, I and our three kids will be participating in it as a support to this fund-raising event and also to simply have fun with the kids.

I encourage everyone to take part in this worthwhile endeavor. I am sure this will be FUN! =)


visit Coach Rio’s site for more details and/or updates regarding this event.