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Saturday, February 18, 2012

Globe Run4Home 2012 in Cebu: Running for the Love of the Sport and for Charity

If there is one run newbies and veterans in running shouldn't miss, it is this year's Globe Run4Home which will be held for the first time in Cebu.



Not only will the runners get to improve their personal records or enjoy the running sport with their friends but they will also get to help noble causes for people, nature, endangered species or the environment especially with the recent calamities that hit the country.

Beneficiaries of the running event include Gawad Kalinga, Habitat for Humanity (both providing housing development projects and build communities), Cebu Biodiversity Conservation Foundation (which help preserve the environment by empowering communities) and the Philippine Tarsier Foundation, Inc. (which help spread awareness about the endangered Philippine tarsier and its habitat as well as how to protect them).

Registration fees

Below is the different categories and the corresponding registration fees:

  • 3K  - PHP 300
  • 5K - PHP 400
  • 10K - PHP 500
  • 15K - PHP 600
  • 21K - PHP 700

The above registration fees are actually the most affordable in Globe Run4Home history.

Included in the registration fee are race shirts in various sizes, race bib number, and timing chip with Facebook tracker. Runners also get the chance to choose their beneficiary from the organizations mentioned earlier.

Runners registering as a group of 5 and running on the same category will enjoy free registration for their fifth member.

Prizes

The winner of the 21K will receive a finisher's medal. The first three 21K finishers will bring home P15,000 cash, P10,000 and P7,000 while the top three 15K finishers will receive P10,000, P7,000 and P5,000.

10K top 3 placers will receive P7,000, P5,000 and P3,000. In the 5K race, the best 3 finishers will have P5,000, P3,000 and P2,000.

3K fastest three participants will get P3,000, P2,000 and P1,000.

Race details

The Run4Home will officially start at 5AM with the 21K race at the Cebu International Convention Center. Below are the other starting times:

15K - 5:30AM
10K - 5:45AM
5K  -  6:00AM
3K  -  6:15AM

And here is the race map:
Registration is ongoing at Paseo de Ciudad at the 1st level of Ayala Center, Cebu City or at the comfort of your homes via http://www.globe.com.ph/run.

This activity is supported by Alaska, Fox Channel, Gatorade, StarWorld and Summit Natural Drinking Water as major sponsors.

Minor sponsors include Cebu Marriot Hotel, McDonald's, Rexona, AirPhil Express, Active Zone of Ayala Center and Timex.

Media partners are the Philippine Daily Inquirer, The Philippine Star, Manila Bulletin, Cebu Daily News, the Freeman, Newsbytes, RadioGMA, and SkyCable.

For more information, please contact Ms. Yoly Crisanto, Head, Corporate Communications of Globe at telephone number 730-2627 or email globe.corpcomm@gmail.com.
 

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