Earth Day Run 2017 | National Geographic’s 8th Year of Environmental Advocacy
National Geographic channel and its partners Cherifer Premium and World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF) will once again raise the public’s consciousness about environmental issues and health & fitness via Earth Day Run 2017. 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 is set to happen on April 23, 2017 at SM MOA and will also run simultaneously in the cities of Hong Kong, Shanghai, Singapore and Taichung. This initiative was adopted last year and effectively spread the vision and advocacy of Earth Day Run across Asia.
VIP Treatment for Loyal Participants
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.
Event Introduction for New Participants
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.
Want to run and be an Eco Warrior? Below are the details.
April 23, 2017
SM Mall of Asia, Pasay City
Race Distance and Registration Fee
5K – Php 850
10K – Php 950
21K – Php 1,400
42K – Php 1,800
Race Kit Inclusions
5K – Singlet, Race Bib, LED Shoe Lace, Loot Bag
10K – Singlet, Race Bib, LED Shoe Lace, Loot Bag
21K – Singlet, Race Bib, LED Shoe Lace, Loot Bag, Finisher Shirt, Finisher Medal
42K – Singlet, Race Bib, LED Shoe Lace, Loot Bag, Finisher Shirt, Finisher Medal
- 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.
March 1, 2017 – April 16, 2017
Ground Floor, The Block, SM North Edsa
Upper Ground Floor, SM Aura
SM Mall of Asia
5K – 5:20 am
10K – 5:00 am
21K – 3:30 am
42K – 2:00 am
Prizes will be given to costumed runners who showcase their creativity by coming in their best ensemble made from recycled materials.
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.
Good luck and enjoy the run!
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.