Soon: The Great LEAN Run On September 19, 2015

This run is in honor of student leader Lean Alejandro, the first Secretary General of Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (BAYAN) who was killed on September 19, 1987 by so called rightists groups. The run will also commemorate the declaration of Martial Law 43 years ago and the people’s heroic resistance to the Marcos dictatorship whose victims continue to seek justice.

Here are the details of the run:

The Great Lean Run
September 19, 2015
UP Sunken Garden and Academic Oval
3.7 KM
Race Organizer: Withoutlimits

Registration Fee:
3.7KM
– Regular : P800
– Student : P300

Inclusive of singlet and race bib

Registration Venues:
* Online Registration
Payment via Paypal or credit card :
Payment thru Bank:

* In-store Registration:
– Store registration at selected Chris Sports Stores (to be announced soon)

NOTES:
– Registration period: July 10 – September 18, 2015
– Claiming period is from September 7 to September 18 at the UP Vinzon’s Hall lobby.
– Please present your claiming stub and valid ID during the claiming.
– For online registrants, please print out your confirmation or bring your deposit slip (if payment was thru bank)

RACE MECHANICS:

1. WHAT IS THE GREAT LEAN RUN (TGLR)?

The Great LEAN Run or TGLR is a joint undertaking by the UP Sandigan para sa Mag-aaral at Sambayanan Alumni (UP SAMASA) and the UP Office of the Vice-Chancellor for Student Affairs (UP OVCSA).  It is a celebration of the life of Leandro L. Alejandro, one-time UP Student Council Chairman, and the most popular youth leader during the turbulent Martial Law years. He continues to be a prime example of how the youth can effect change through critical thought and social involvement.

The 3.7 kilometer run is a special distance experiential run that includes a specially-designed obstacle course, race and chase production, among other surprise features. It will enable each participant to experience life under Martial Law, to step into Lean’s slippers/sandals/shoes/flipflops (whatever you want to call it).

2. WHEN AND WHERE IS TGLR?

The Great LEAN Run will be held at the UP Sunken Garden and Academic Oval on September 19, 2015, Friday.  Assembly time is 4:00PM.  The First Wave begins at 5:00PM.

3. WHO MAY JOIN THE RUN?

Anyone can join the Run but participants who are below 18 years old must have their Registration Forms signed by their parents.

Non-runners and walking participants are also welcome.  This is a fun run so this is for everyone who wants to enjoy the experiences and surprises the course has to offer.

4. HOW DO I REGISTER TO JOIN THE RUN?

Online Registration may be done through the following links:

You may also register and pay at selected Chris Sports branches.

Some schools and student organizations will be joining as a group.  You may coordinate with your school or org representative.

4. HOW MUCH ARE THE FEES?

Students   –   P300.00  (special rate)

Regular    –   P800.00

Participants shall be issued 1 singlet, 1 bib and a Race Kit.  Singlet sizes are issued on a First Come, First Served basis.  REGISTER and PAY EARLY!!!

5. SCHEDULES AND DEADLINES

  • REGISTRATION and PAYMENT

Start – July 10, 2015

End  – September 18, 2015  or until we have 2,000 participants

Strictly NO REGISTRATION on the day of the Run.

  • ISSUANCE OF RACE KITS (weekdays only)

Venue: Lobby, Vinzons Hall, UP Diliman

Start – September 7, 2015

End  – September 18, 2015

NO ISSUANCE of race kits on the day of the Run

  • RUN SCHEDULES

There will be 10 waves of 200 participants per wave. Individual wave schedules shall be relayed via text and posted in the TGLR Facebook Page at least two (2) weeks prior to the Run. Bibs shall also contain the wave number on the upper right hand corner and embeded in the bib barcode.

Assembly Time starts at 4:00PM

First Wave starts at 5:00PM. Succeeding waves shall start every 30 minutes.

Wave participants are expected to be at the Starting Line at least 15 – 20 minutes before Gunstart of their respective waves.

NOTE:  For effective management of foot traffic,  please proceed directly to the Race Pen upon arrival.

6. WHAT TO WEAR

Participants should wear comfortable clothes and footwear.  The singlet must be worn with the bib pinned infront at all times. The belt with the three (3) ribbons must we worn around the waist with all the ribbons always displayed prominently.

7. WHAT CAN I EXPECT FROM THE RUN?

Each participant will be issued three (3) ribbons that will be tied to the waist.  Each ribbon will represent life, liberty and property.

The object of the run  is to survive in the shortest time with as many ribbons intact as possible. The obstacle course, the race and the chase will have participants come face to face with the dreaded elements of Martial Law who will snatch ribbons from them.  Along the way, participants will be able to feel how it is to “lose one’s rights”.

To be eligible for a prize, a participant must finish with at least one (1) ribbon on his waist.  If all ribbons are lost, it would mean that the participant did not “survive” Martial Law. He will still be allowed to finish the Run and his time will be recorded but he will not be eligible for a prize.

8. RACE RULES, DO’S AND DON’TS

Helping Other Participants

Participants are allowed to help each other complete the challenges of the obstacle course. However, at the Desaparecidos Zone, participants shall no longer be allowed to help one another.

Physical Contact with Martial Law Elements

No physical contact is allowed between participants and Martial Law elements. This includes touching, fistfights, pulling, pushing, kicking, tacking, scratching and other similar acts.

Participants and Martial Law elements are strictly prohibited from throwing anything at each other.

Violators will immediately be disqualified and removed from the Run.

– See more at: http://www.withoutlimits.ph/component/k2/item/57-leanrun.html#sthash.HNxNISdG.dpuf

Press Release:

UNIQUE OBSTACLE RUN TO RELIVE MARTIAL LAW PERIOD

Have you ever wondered what it was like to live in that dark period of our nation’s history when the free press was shut down, the voice of the people was suppressed, and thousands of Filipinos were abducted, tortured and summarily executed?

The University of the Philippines is again living up to its reputation as the bastion of youth social consciousness, this time through a obstacle run that will give runners a taste of what it was like during the years of Martial Law.

Dubbed The Great LEAN Run (TGLR), the activity will feature obstacles reminiscent of dictatorial rule, such as barbed wire, water cannons, anti-riot police, arbitrary arrests and much more.  Runners will aim to survive the challenges of the course for a chance to win prizes, not to mention unique bragging rights.

TGLR honours the life of Lean Alejandro, student leader of the 1980s who led the student movement that helped a national people’s action to depose then President Ferdinand Marcos.

Atty. Susan Villanueva, Chairman of the UP SAMASA Alumni Association, said, “The overthrow of the dictator and our subsequent return to democracy is a major victory of the Filipino people.  The youth of today should be made aware of the real situation at the time so that they can learn from it and be guided by its lessons as they become the new leaders of the nation.”

Proceeds of the obstacle run will go to the UP fund for the Liwasang Lean Alejandro.

The Great LEAN Run will be held on September 19, Saturday, 5:00pm at the UP Sunken garden and Academic Oval in Diliman.  Registration is ongoing online at the Great LEAN Run Facebook page and Chris Sports branches at SM Megamall, SM City North, Glorietta 3 and Metro Marjket Market BGC.  For details, interested participants may contact Irish Vayne  Alacar at 0906270646 and vayne.alacar@withoulimits.ph.

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