Aiming for zero-waste, more than three thousand students of Malate Catholic School, Sta. Clara Parish School and Ermita Catholic School will “dash without trash” along a three-kilometer route in scenic Roxas Boulevard on Nov. 27, 2016.
“We are raising the awareness of our students on how much trash they produce and how they manage their waste,” Directress for the three schools Sister Sally Asuncion said.
In many occasions, irresponsible runners just toss their plastic cups or water bottles resulting to mountains of trash usually left behind after fun runs, concerts and public events leaving the MMDA and local sanitation to clean up.
“Maynilad will set up water stations along the route where people can fill their own water bottles or jugs for hydration. We will not distribute plastic cups or bottles,” said Vangge Giorgetti, Go100 FUN RUN Project manager.
“We have organized enough to scatter trash bins along the route and we are organized enough to take them to where we are supposed to bring our trash. It is just simple courtesy,” said Abet Ocampo of Rundezvous- race consultants.
A bikers group to collect trash along the route will also be activated.
Bikers volunteers will be given trash bags to help collect trash left along the route. The Bikers Basura Squad will be led by Charie Villa and those willing to sign up should email [email protected].
A video contest among the student-runners on “ A hundred hacks on trash management and recycling” was also launched and the winning video will be shown during the awards ceremony for the GO 100 Fun Run. The awarding will be held in Malate Catholic School gymnasium, which will be converted into a Race Village.
Go100 3km and 5km Fun Run is also being held as a kick-off for the one year countdown to Malate Catholic School’s centennial celebrations from Nov 26-December 2, 2017.