FILA-Athletes In Action: Schools Run For School Rooms

Italian Shoe company giant FILA and Athletes In Action, an international humanitarian organization of athletes with over 8,000 members and volunteers in 94 countries including the Philippines that promotes the welfare of people through sports, is organizing a Fun Run dubbed “Schools Run for School Rooms (SRSR)” on July 7, 2012 at the Bonifacio Global City (BGC) in Taguig.

Proceeds from the fun run will be used to rehabilitate classrooms in calamity-stricken communities of Iligan City in Mindanao recently hit by typhoons Pedring, Quiel and Sendong. This will benefit school children who still are not able to go to school because of the devastation that it had caused.

The advocacy run will gather student-runners from major colleges and universities in Metro Manila to compete in distances of 3K, 5K, and 10K on the urban environment of the Bonifacio Global City early morning of July 7th. Besides college students, groups from government agencies, churches, and private corporations have also expressed their interest in joining the SRSR.

It aims to gather 20,000 runners from different universities and colleges in Metro Manila and other youth organizations to run together for this cause.

So far, 13 universities and colleges have signified their interest to join the Advocacy Run. These include UP Diliman (UP), Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU), De La Salle University (DLSU), University of Sto. Tomas (UST), Far Eastern University (FEU), University of the East (UE), Jose Rizal University (JRU), National University (NU), San Beda College (SBC), San Sebastian College – Recoletos (SSCR), AMA University, University of Makati (UMAK),

Registration fees are as follows:

3km          P 350.00

5km          P 450.00

10km         P 550.00

REGISTRATION CENTERS INCLUDE:

SM Ticket Outlets

GWORLD INC: Tel: 215-0512 / 719-0184 / 2F GSquare Arcade, Barangka, Mandaluyong City

ALL FILA Outlets at:

– SM Mall of Asia: Tel: 901-1611

– SM Megamall: Tel: 638-8016

– Trinoma Mall: Tel: 919-0709

– Glorietta Mall: Tel: 812-1099

– Robinsons Galleria: Tel: 695-3148

– Robinsons Ermita

– Market Market

FILA and Athletes in Action Schools Run for School Rooms - Singlet

Race Singlets

An army of media people and bloggers flooded the launching of this event to drum up support to help this run a success. Let us join this event and be partners in building back these classrooms that unfortunate children of Iligan City so badly need!

Jam-packed: At the launch held at the FILA store in Robinson’s Galleria

At the venue entrance where a dance number was presented

Largest contingent of bloggers i have witnessed so far covering an event

With Ms. Maida Pulido, Events VP, Huper International

With co-bloggers, Noelle (Kikay Runner), Ivy (Running Nurse) and Cheryl (Little Running Teacher). Photo by Justin Gomez

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9 responses to “FILA-Athletes In Action: Schools Run For School Rooms

      • hi sir? why poh ngayon lang to inaanounce? may singlet design na poh ba? and may medal poh ba for all 10 k finishers? thanks in advance.

      • Hi Daniel–i have now posted above the singlet design for you to see. Not sure if there is going to be a medal, though. Thanks for dropping by!:-)

  1. Sir Rene, thanks for the support! Your help in promoting the Schools Run for School Rooms advocacy run will go a long way for our school children in Iligan City. I’ll see you on July 7, 5AM, BGC! God bless! 🙂 🙂

    • Hi Marlo, i don’t think there would be official times for this race as there were no time marshals to monitor the finish of each runner.

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