NatGeo Earth Day Marathon : April 26, 2015

I was able to run and finish the inaugural NatGeo Earth Day Run  42k Marathon distance which they added last year and i still vividly remember how well organized this race turned out to be. Ice-cold water and Pocari almost every two kilometers, enthusiastic and courteous marshals and the ever present medics–they did a hell of a job, all made a huge difference for making last year’s race an over-all success!

This year’s race, the NatGeo Earth Day Run 2015 will be held on APRIL 26, 2015 at the Mall of Asia grounds. On-line registration is now open while in-store registration starts on March 16, 2015. One major change for this year’s edition is that this race will now be organized and directed by RUNRIO so expect this to be as well-staged as last year’s event.

Now on its 6th year, the National Geographic (Nat Geo) Earth Day Run is expected to attract more than 20,000 running enthusiasts of all ages and fitness levels to participate for the good of the environment.

NatGeo Run 2015 Race Organizer Coach Rio dela Cruz giving out details of this year’s race edition during last night’s race launching

This year, Nat Geo is working once again with its environmental partner, World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), to make a solid difference in the Philippines’ environmental footprint and give sustainable livelihood opportunities for local communities. Proceeds of this run will help improve the livelihood of the minority Mangyans of Occidental Mindoro and for the protection and conservation of the nearly extinct Tamaraw animals.

Here are the details of the race:

Event Name: Nat Geo Earth Day Run
Event Date: April 26, 2015
Venue: SM Mall Of Asia
Time: 2am to 10am
Race Owner: Fox International
Race Organizer: RUNRIO Inc.
Charity Partners: World Wildlife Fund

Distances:
5km/10km/21km/42km

Entry Fees:
5km-PhP650/

10km-PhP 750/

21km-Ph950/

42km-PhP1,500

Race Inclusions:

Pre-Race: Singlet, Race Bib with B-tag and Raffle Stub

Post Race: Loot bags with sponsors freebies and drinks

REGISTRATION DETAILS:

ONLINE: February 23, 2015 to April 12, 2015.
Log on to www.runrio.com/natgeorun2015
IN STORE: March 16 to April 19, 2015

Registration Sites:

  • SM Aura
  • Toby’s SM MOA
  • Toby’s SM North EDSA, The Block
  • Toby’s Shangri-La

REGISTRATION PROCESS:

1.  Online Registration – February 23 (12mn)  to April 12 (11:59pm)

ONLINE REGISTRATION PROCESS

  1. Log on to http://runrio.com/natgeorun2015/
  2. Click “REGISTER NOW” and you will be redirected to an online registration form
  3. Completely fill out the fields with information asked for
  4. Put a tick mark on the online waiver form and the Terms and Agreement
  5. Pay using your credit card and wait for the confirmation email to be sent to your email ad.

NOTE:
Your race kit shall will be delivered.
An additional PhP 200 for delivery and online processing fee will be charged. Registration is on a first come, first served basis. Singlet sizes and race categories are subject to availability.

2.  In-Store Registration – March 16 to April 19

  • SM Aura and select Toby’s branches
  • Runners will receive their race kit at the store/venue

ONSITE/IN STORE REGISTRATION PROCESS

  • Registration personnel will lead you to an available registration terminal.
  • Click “NAT GEO EARTH DAY RUN” event and you will be redirected to an online registration form
  • Completely fill out the fields with information asked for
  • Put a tick mark on the online waiver form and the Terms and Agreement
  • Once registration is successful, proceed to cashier to pay for the registration fee.

NOTE:
Your race kit shall be given to you upon payment of your registration fee. Registration is on a first come, first served basis.
Singlet sizes and race categories are subject to availability.

3.  *PREPAID CARD REGISTRATION – March 16 to April 12

  • SM Aura and select Toby’s branches
  • Runners will receive their singlet at the store. Race bib and timing chip will be delivered to the runner.
  • Plus PhP150 delivery and processing & PhP50 web admin fee

*Prepaid cards will only be sold to actual participants/runners. Race Categories and singlet/finishers shirt sizes is subject to availability.

PREPAID CARD REGISTRATION PROCESS

  1. Go to http://www.runrio.com/natgeorun 2015
  2. Click “REGISTER ONLINE” and you will be redirected to an online registration form
  3. Completely fill out the fieds with information asked for
  4. Input the unique code found on this prepaid card at the section that asks for your Prepaid Card Number
  5. Wait for your confirmation email

NOTE:
Your singlet will be given upon registration. Race bib and timing chips will be sent to your delivery address. An additional PhP200 will be charged for delivery and online processing fee. Strictly no claiming of race kits on race day. Don’t forget to register on or before the date indicated at the back of the card.

Holding last year’s inaugural Nat Geo 2014 Marathon finisher’s medal

EVENTS SINGLET:

NatGeoRun2015

NatGeoRun2015

FINISHERS SHIRT:

NatGeoRun2015

21k Finishers Shirt

NatGeoRun2015

42k Finishers Shirt

A few hundred meters away from the finish of last year’s marathon race.

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