Nat Geo calls on Eco Warriors for 2018 fun run

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 has 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.

First row, from left: Charo Espedio, Director – Head of Marketing, FOX Networks Group, Raymund Villanueva, Paymaya, Vice President and Business Unit Head; PayMaya Consumer Business; 2nd row (on stage) from left: Bea Fabregas, Nikko Ramos, Jude Turcuato, SVP – GM FOX Networks Group, Coach Rio de la Cruz – President RunRio Events Inc. , and Andrew Neri, Managing Partner RunRio Events Inc.
“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. 

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 believe in.

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 ( Offline registration is available 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 3:30 a.m., 10K is at 4:00 a.m., 5K is at 5:30 a.m., and 3K is at 6:00 a.m..

Topics: Nat Geo Earth Day Run 2018 , preserving the planet , Eco Warriors , International Earth Day , #NotPlastic campaign
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