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|
|21k and 42k finisher shirt|
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|