My next run (after the Takbo.ph Runfest) will be on August 15, 2010 dubbed as Run to Read. I would be running my first 15K then. Wish me luck, and bid me God bless. For details, I would just be reposting Run4Change's article about the run. I hope you don't mind. Here you go.
Run to Read – Run for a cause
August 15, 2010
Fort Bonifacio Global City
There is not enough public libraries to serve millions of students, currently there are 688 public libraries of all types and there should be more. The lack of facilities is even compounded by the fact that a significant number of these libraries are under-funded, understaffed, poorly equipped, or in bad physical condition forcing it to stop functioning.
There should be a total of 1,851 libraries in all, one for each of the country’s 220 congressional districts, 136 cities, and 1,495 municipalities. To date, the country has 1,163 libraries less than required. This affects 40% of the population or nearly 40 million Filipinos as it unacceptably deprives our children of a resource that could spell a difference for their future.
Realizing the need for children to be aptly exposed to reading materials not readily available for them, the Run To Read Fun Run was designed to raise funds to build and restore libraries for less fortunate communities in various parts of the Philippines. The run will be composed of 4 major distance events; 3KM, 5KM, 10KM, 15KM and a 500-meter dash for kids and their moms or dads
3k | 5k |10k |15k | 500m for kids
July 1 – August 8, 2010
PHP 500 for 500m for kids (tandem with 1 parent)
PHP 300 for 3k
PHP 350 for 5k
PHP 400 for 10k
PHP 450 for 15k
(Inclusive of singlet, race number and certificate)
BrandWorX Inc Head Office
Penthouse, Eurovilla Bldg. 2, VA Rufino St., Legaspi Village Makati City
Bldg. B3 Bonifacio High Street, Taguig City, Philippines
SecondWind Running Store
Maginhawa St., Teacher’s Village | Ortigas Home Depot
All Terra Cyclery
Club 650 Libis, Quezon City
Trinoma | Megamall | Festival Mall
Royal Sporting House
Glorietta 4 | Robinson’s Place Manila
Choose from 5 different singlet colors!
(singlets claiming will be available starting August 1)
Let's Run to Read on August 15!