National Geographic Earth Day Run 2016 Takes Environmental Race to Five Countries

One of the biggest running events in the Philippines, the National Geographic Channel’s Earth Day Run, will be going international when it marks its 7th year on April 17, 2016.  The event will be happening simultaneously for the first time in 5 cities across the region: Singapore, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Tai Chung, and Manila.
The event has been consistently helping in promoting sustainable living and supporting environmental advocacy utilizing the popular platform of running for 7 years.  This year, in combination of thousands of registered runners from the other countries, Earth Day Run 2016 will be the largest collection of running Eco Warriors in the history of the race.
The beneficiaries of this event are the following:
ENDANGERED SPECIES CONSERVATION – Irrawaddy Dolphin research and conservation in Malampaya Sound, Palawan. These dolphins are critically endangered in the country, with as few as 40 left in Malampaya Sound, Palawan.
CLIMATE CHANGE SOLUTION – The Earth Hour or ‘Gift of Life’ village in Monreal, Masbate is a showcase of WWF solutions. Local villages will receive portable solar lamps, while being trained to construct ‘vertical gardens’ and ferro-cement rainwater harvesters.
WATER – Reforestation efforts for the Ipo Watershed in Bulacan, which supplies Metro Manila with fresh water.
OCEANS – Marine Protected Area (MPA) and coral reef conservation in Apo Reef in Occidental Mindoro.  Apo Reef is Asia’s largest reef and among the most productive marine systems on Earth.
Earth Day Run will be held on April 17, 2016 that will traverse the race route of Bonifacio Global City and McKinley West.  Race categories of this event includes 5k, 10k 21k, and 42k.  Earth Day Run 2016 expects to register 20,000 runners this year and slots are open via online and in-store registrations from March 1 – March 31, 2016 and racekit claiming will start on April 9 – April 11 at SM Aura.
SM Aura In-store registration venue
Race inclusions
Singlets
21k and 42k finisher shirt

finisher medals
For registration and full race details, read HERE
click photo to read the race details
So, let’s go guys!  Join me on April 17, 2016.  Let’s run and help save the earth.  See you there guys!
Last year NatGeo’s Earth Run
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Featured Event: "Colors of Freedom" on June 12, 2016 at Bonifacio Global City

        
        A color themed run is a huge hit in the running community nowadays.  It presents a unique experience for  runners who are already burned-out from joining “typical” running events. Whether you came for the after-run party, the splashing of colors, listening to the upbeat music, or just to hang out with your friends, this kind of run will definitely tap your inner youth. Nothing beats that sweet combination of an active lifestyle and having a great party time!

        Celebrate the Philippine Independence day with your friends and family as you become a part of the “Colors of Freedom: Run for Independence” this June 12, 2016 at the Bonifacio Global City, Taguig.
       
        Join the run and celebrate freedom!
RACE DETAILS
Date: June 12, 2016 (Sunday)  

Race Categories and fees:
 
 3 KM – PHP 950
 5 KM – PHP 900
10KM – PHP 900

Race Venue: Bonifacio Global City, Taguig

Assembly Time and Gun Start:
 

                10 KM  –  5:15 am
                5 KM –     5:30 am
                3 KM –     5:45 am

Race Kit Inclusions:

 
          Singlet and Bib
          Timing Chip
–      Finisher’s Medal 
–      Finisher’s Shirt
–      Afro Hair Wig
–      Car Stickers
–      Holi Powder
–      Discount Cards
–      Freebies
  

Registration Venues:

                    Online Registration -> colorsoffreedom.weebly.com/ 

                     In-store Resgitration: 

                   – Gale Travel & Tours (Mar 5-Apr 30)               
                   – Conquer Outdoor Shop (Mar 15-Apr 30)\

                               – Chris Sport Branches (Mar 20-Apr 30)
                               – BaseKamp Branches (Mar 20-Apr 30)

CYCLISTS RULED THE METRO’S ROADS ON BGC CYCLE ASIA PHILIPPINES 2015

PRESS RELEASE:
MANILA, PHILIPPINES 23 NOVEMBER 2015 – Filipino riders geared up for thrilling bike action around the roads in Metro Manila last Nov. 21 to 22 for the BGC Cycle Asia Philippines. Close to 2,000 cycling enthusiasts joined the event which featured exciting and challenging categories for children, adults and families.
The event, in its third edition this year, is a part of Cycle Asia, a network of premier cycling events across the region that offers participants the rare opportunity to ride on safe closed public roads in major Asian cities.  It was brought here in the country by organizer Sunrise Events, Inc. in partnership with Cycle Asia and Bonifacio Global City (BGC).
“We are excited to continue an active year of sports for Sunrise Events, Inc. with our team-up with BGC and our international partner, Cycle Asia, the BGC Cycle Asia Philippines made it possible for Filipino families to participate in sports activities as exercise to promote their health and ensure a wholesome lifestyle,” said Wilfred Steven Uytengsu, CEO of Sunrise Events Inc.
Prior to the ride events, the entire family were entertained with a wide range of fun activities in the Cycling & Lifestyle Expo at the Ascott Bonifacio Global City Manila, the Official Residence of the BGC CycleAsia Philippines for 2016.

The fun cycling action started  in the morning of Saturday, November 21 via the kiddie ride categories starting with the 30-minute Junior Challenge ride and followed by The Kid’s Ride and Tricycle Ride categories. This day proved to be a fun bonding activity for parents and kids complete with post-event ride activities such as the bull ride and kiddie inflatables.

BGC Cycle Asia 2015 – Kids Ride and Junior Challenge from AeroEye Asia on Vimeo.


On Sunday, November 22, were the Adult Ride categories. The event was kicked-off by the Ride with Robbie with Australian former PRO cyclist and three-time Tour de France green jersey sprinter’s classification winner Robbie McEwen. It was followed by the 40km Challenge Ride and the 20km Community and Foldies Community Rides.


According to Mr. Manuel Blas II, Head of Commercial Operations for Fort Bonifacio Development Corp., “The participation in Cycle Philippines through the years have shown us that cycling is here to stay and that it is going beyond being a hobby and sport where people are more and more using it as an alternative mode of transportation to get around the metro.  This insight pushed us to implement more bike racks around the city. Furthermore, it also inspired us to experiment with a bike-sharing program which will be launched in the near future.”
With Bonifacio Global City (BGC) as the title sponsor,and with the valuable support of Taguig City, BGC Cycle Philippines has attracted a number of additional sponsors: Gatorade (Hydration Partner), 2Go Express, (Official Courier and Logistics Partner), Ascott Bonifacio Global City (Official Residence) and others including Subaru, Rudy Project, Scott Bikes, Rocktape, Regent, Garmin, Pioneer Insurance, Herbalife, Storybook.ph, Skippy’s bar and Grill and Purefoods Sexy Chix.  Philippine Star and ABS-CBN Sports+ Action are the event’s media partners while Goya and Cetaphil are its marketing partners.

For more information, check out the BGC CycleAsia Philippines official website, www.cyclephilippines.com.ph.


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