Prepare your running gears for the coming weekend. On Sunday, April 22, 2018, lace up and run the 9th Nat Geo Earth Day Run 2018 at SM Mall of Asia grounds. I will be one of your photographers on the road. See you there!
MANILA, PHILIPPINES, 6 April 2018 – Nat Geo Earth Day Run 2018, one of the most awaited
and well-attended running events in the country every year, is slated for April 22, at the SM Mall
of Asia Grounds. Now on its 9th year, the Nat Geo Earth Day Run reinforces its commitment to
preserving the planet by calling all “Eco Warriors” to be part of the exciting race which will
coincide with the celebration of the International Earth Day.
Since its inception, the Nat Geo Earth Day Run has been attracting thousands of individuals
across Asia who have pledged to save the planet. In the Philippines, National Geographic is
looking to see 15,000 runners across the 3K, 5K, 10K, and 21K categories.
Following its success in the previous years, Nat Geo Earth Day Run 2018 together with the
World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Philippines, will partner again for the 6th time to officially
commence the #NotPlastic campaign, which will tackle the country’s issue on single-use plastics
that pollute oceans and threaten marine biodiversity.
“The Philippines has been identified as the third highest plastic polluter in the world. In response
to this, the two organizations aim to increase awareness on plastic waste and push programs
that focus on plastic waste management by utilizing the proceeds of the highly-anticipated
annual run for the environment.” Said – Jose Angelito Palma, WWF President & CEO.
New Race, New Journey
Nat Geo Earth Day Run 2018 will present a lineup of exciting and meaningful activities
participants can join. This year’s edition includes the Fun Run under the new 3K race category
that encourages more Eco Warriors to participate and champion the environmental causes they
Elite runners registered in the 21K category can join a series of running clinics where experts
will share warm-up and cool-down lessons, hydration and post-run exercises that will help
runners prepare for the race. The running clinics will take place on March 5 and 7 and April 9
and 11 at Track 30th at Bonifacio Global City, Taguig.
Registered runners will be able to receive a singlet, race bib, timing chip, water bottle and towel.
21K race finishers will receive a finisher’s medal and a finisher’s shirt, while 10K finishers will
receive a finisher’s medal.
Interested participants can log onto the Nat Geo Earth Day Run website
(http://www.natgeoearthdayrun.com/). Offline registration is available starting March 17 at
authorized booths located at SM MoA, SM Aura, and SM the Block.
Registration fee for the 3K category is Php 750.00, 5K category is Php 850.00, 10K category is
Php 950.00, and 21K is Php1, 400.00.
The gun start for participants of the 21K run is at 3:30AM, 10K is at 4:00AM, 5K is at 5:30AM,
and 3K is at 6:00AM.
For more information, visit http://www.natgeoearthdayrun.com/ or log on to its official Facebook
page, NatGeo Run.
About National Geographic Earth Day Run
Year after year, Eco Warriors rise up to the challenge of preserving the planet through the collective
running phenomenon that began in 2009, the Nat Geo Earth Day Run. Since its inception, National Geographic religiously mounts the run open for all individuals who wishes to make their contribution in saving the planet, making this one of the most awaited and well-attended running event every year.
It’s 2017 and Earth Day celebration is just around the corner. Every one across the globe are encourage to join Earth Day events for teach-ins on environmental and climate literacy and the March for Science. NatGeo Run, the annual, much-awaited road race and on it’s eight year, will be be staged again at SM Mall of Asia grounds, with the same call for everyone to be aware of current Earth’s need for environment protection and be fit at the same time. Runners, don’t be late to register!
- SM North The Block
- SM Aura
- SM MOA
- On-line Registration via Credit Card
- On-line Registration via Pre-Paid Card
- Purchase a Registration Card at the Registration Center
- Go to http://www.natgeorunph.com or http://www.runrio.com
- Click on Register Here
- Completely fill-out the fields of information requested
- Enter the unique scratch code found at the back of your pre-paid card when
- A confirmation email will be sent out as proof of successful registration
- Print out your confirmation email and present this during Race Kit Claiming
- Manual Registration
- Fill-out the Manual Registration Form and Pay the corresponding Registration Fee.
- You will be given a Proof of Registration. Keep this slip to claim your race kit during Race Kit Claiming
RACE KIT CLAIMING
- On-line Registration via Credit Card
- Registered Runners via CREDIT CARD will have their Race Kits delivered.
- On-line Registration via Pre-Paid Card and Manual Registration
- Race Kit Claiming will be on April 8-20, 2017.
- Runners will choose where they will claim their race kits upon registering
Venues for Race Kit Claiming
- SM The Block
- SM Aura
- SM MOA
RACE KIT INCLUSIONS
- Race Bib
- Timing Chip
- LED Shoe Laces
Finisher’s Entitlement For 21K and 42K
- Finisher’s Medal
- Finisher’s Shirt
Present your Race Bibs from the Past Seven NatGeo Races and get VIP Priviledges!
Upon claiming your race kits, race bibs from the past 7 NatGeo Races. Get a Special VIP Wrist Tag.
With the Wrist Tag, You will enjoy the following privileges on Race Day
- Pre-Race Warm Up
- Priority in-front of the Starting Line
- Special Booth at the Activity Area for your Finisher’s Shirt and Lootbag
- Post Race Cool Down
Costume – the dress up in recycled materials
“Come and Run in a costume made of recyclable materials and win exciting prizes!”
visit http://www.natgeorunph.com for more details
FINISHER SHIRT DESIGN
MEDIA LAUNCH PHOTOS
National Geographic celebrates 8 years of environmental advocacy with Earth Day Run 2017
April 23, 2017 marks another of raising the public’s consciousness about environmental issues and health and fitness for National Geographic, which celebrates its eighth straight year of holding Earth Day Run. Presented by the channel and its partners Cherifer Premium and World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF), 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 will be held not only in Manila but 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.
At Earth Day Run 2017, 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.
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.
Earth Day Run 2017 in Manila will be held at the SM Mall of Asia grounds, where participants can join 5K, 10K, 21K and 42K categories. The event encourages and welcomes all types of Eco Warriors to take part, from fun-runners of all ages to the serious marathon runners who regularly compete. This year, Earth Day Run will also be sporting new features for its runners. 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. Prizes will also be given to costumed runners who showcase their creativity by coming in their best ensemble made from recycled materials. Finally, 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.
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.
“Earth Day Run 2017 will be the biggest version of the race yet, with more expected participants from Manila and four other cities across Asia. We’re also excited to look back on our eight years of environmental advocacy and share and celebrate with our runners the positive change that they helped make possible through the years by joining Earth Day Run. We hope that Earth Day Run 2017 not only brings communities of running enthusiasts together for the common cause of saving the environment but also that it amplifies the important message of doing your own part today to help stop climate change and commit to sustainable solutions to save our beloved planet Earth,” said Charo Espedido, Director and Head of Content and Marketing at FOX Networks Group Philippines.
Interested runners of all ages can join National Geographic’s Earth Day Run 2017 by registering at natgeoearthdayrun.com and from March 1 to April 16, 2017.
As mentioned from my previous post about Natgeo, here are the additional details of this much-awaited race event of 2014, the NATGEO EARTH DAY RUN.
I posted below some photos of the media and bloggers’ conference held at Vyne, Hyve’s boutique restaurant and gastropub, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City last March 17. The launch was very well attended by traditional and ‘cyber’ media alike. We were informed that 21Km race slots were already sold out. But you can still register for other race categories to join this premier race event.
NATGEO EARTH DAY RUN 2014
April 27, 2014
Bonifacio Global City
Registration Opens on MARCH 1, 2014
ONLINE: at http://www.natgeorun.com
ON-SITE: Lower Ground, SM AURA Premier, Taguig City
MEDIA & BLOGGERS’ CONFERENCE PHOTOS:
Frequently Asked Questions NatGeo Earth Day Run 2013 (PDF download)
NATGEO EARTH DAY RUN 2013
April 28, 2013
Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
REGISTRATION SITES AND SCHEDULES:
ONLINE: March 15 – 20, 2013 at http://natgeorun.com
ON-GROUND: March 18 – 20, 2013 at the
NatGeo Earth DayRun 2013 Registration Kiosk
Ground Floor – Greenbelt 3 Mall, in front of the Asics store
EARTH-FRIENDLY RACE FEATURES:
- Race kits to be used will be made out of recycled materials
- Registration will be paper-less and will utilize the biometrics system of registration
- Marshals on event day will not be using motorbikes but bikes
- Water bottles will be given as part of the NatGeo race kit to encourage runners to use it in lieu of paper/plastic cups. Hydration stations will be available in the entire route to refill each participant’s water bottle.
- For each runner who registers for this event, 3 trees will be planted in his/her name
Top finishers of the following categories will be awarded prizes:
- 3km Cherifer Premium
- 5km Open
- 10km Open
- 10km Elite
- 21km Open
- 21km Elite