Earth Day Run 2017
April 23, 2017
SM Mall of Asia grounds
5K, 10K, 21K and 42K
All race kits come with LED shoelaces
Prizes for runners in costume made from recycled materials
Advocacy banners above the finish line
Register at natgeoearthdayrun.com from March 1 to April 16, 2017
Another first for me this year as I join the 8th Earth Day Run on April 23, 2017. This is National Geographic’s way of raising public awareness on environmental issues through health and fitness. National Geographic Earth Day Run 2017 is partnered by Cherifer Premium and World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF). The event will be held 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.
Eco Warriors — participants from previous Earth Day Runs — can help raise awareness by using the hashtag #8withEDR. They will be welcomed in VIP treatment with 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. I should have joined the previous Earth Day Runs so I get to enjoy these.
Participants may visit the 8 Years of EDR Gallery at the race village and learn 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.
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.
National Geographic Earth Day Run 2017 Race Maps
National Geographic Earth Day Run 2017 Singlets
National Geographic Earth Day Run 2017 Registration Fee
National Geographic Earth Day Run 2017 Race Inclusion
National Geographic Earth Day Run 2017 Finisher Medals