This is one run you should not miss! Finally, a fun run for FREE! Woot! Woot!
Not your ordinary Sunday race as this doesn’t give you a singlet or a medal or a shirt after the run. No loot bags and no timing chip. Just a fun, fun, fun run (you can bike too) along some of the historical sites in Manila.
Note for all: Please Read this from Carlos Celdran. He was the one who started this. Then, while we (#helpDOT tweeps) are having a brainstorming meeting last Friday at Department of Tourism with U.Sec Enteng Romano, I suggested that we can also have runners during that bike tour. So this fun run was born.
Don’t expect too much. This is just an advocacy run to help Department of Tourism (#helpDOT)- that’s all. I encourage runners who are interested to learn something from our own history while running (healthy na, historical pa).
What will I gain here? Nothing. Just a genuine support to our DOT. Meet runners and tour Manila for free. I believe SMART Philippines will cover this event too!
Any help I can do? Join us! Promote! Promote! Blog about this! Tweet! Facebook this! Make a shout out! O btw, we need photographers so we can make this thing viral.
Date: September 5, 2010 (Sunday), 6:00am (be there at 5:45am)
Meeting Place: Manila Film Center (its near PICC, CCP and Sofitel)
Distance: 6 kilometers more or less (for those who are having an LSD we can retrace the route 2-3 times)
Route: Starting at the Manila Film Center then around Malate, Ermita, Intramuros, & Binondo and back again.
Hydration: Please bring your own.
So, are you in? No need to pay anything (meaning its FREE), just leave a comment below (so we know how many to expect that day). And pray it doesn’t rain that morning.
Will keep you updated thru this blog. For now, be a Fan of HelpDOT on Facebook.
Shout out goes to @carlosceldran, @TeamManila, Fung Yu, SMART Philippines, YEHEY and many more for creative ideas to help Philippine Tourism!
See you there runners (I think I will wear the blue Takbo.ph personalized singlet)! And together let’s discover anew the streets of the Old Manila. This will be a blast!
One thing more, we will be needing volunteer pacers and more photographers while we run. Please leave a comment below or email me at <firstname.lastname@example.org> if you plan to help out. Thanks a lot for spreading the word. See you there!