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Heritage Fun Run: Run to Help Philippine Tourism

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 <yarp83@gmail.com> if you plan to help out. Thanks a lot for spreading the word. See you there!

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  1. Anonymous
    August 24th, 2010 at 11:50 | #1

    count me in. :)

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  2. Janet
    August 24th, 2010 at 11:56 | #2

    hi sir! u can count me in! =)

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  3. journeyingjames
    August 24th, 2010 at 12:08 | #3

    sure ms.janet! thank a lot! hope you can invite more runners

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  4. dong ho
    August 25th, 2010 at 04:10 | #4

    sounds great! we havent received invites though at least good that you posted it here.

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  5. journeyingjames
    August 25th, 2010 at 07:46 | #5

    so you will run na sir dong?

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  6. abie
    August 26th, 2010 at 10:50 | #6

    count me in :)

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  7. tjgato
    August 26th, 2010 at 10:54 | #7

    will be there

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  8. journeyingjames
    August 26th, 2010 at 10:58 | #8

    thanks ms.abie and sir tj! hope you guys could invite more! =) see you there

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  9. ewocs
    August 26th, 2010 at 11:15 | #9

    hi count me in….. tnx

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  10. Melly
    August 26th, 2010 at 11:33 | #10

    I'm in! I'll bring my boyfriend and two buddies along! =)

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  11. Gail
    August 26th, 2010 at 12:47 | #11

    Not yet sure, but I might go with my hubby :) See you, if ever! :D

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  12. journeyingjames
    August 26th, 2010 at 13:04 | #12

    hello ewocs, melly & co., and gail and hubby! major major thanks! let's keep this rolling. the more the merrier

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  13. estan
    August 26th, 2010 at 23:28 | #13

    pre, kung photogs, may vehicle that will follow?

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  14. katol villagante
    August 26th, 2010 at 23:51 | #14

    this is nice. sayang Milo Cebu Elims sa Sept 5 eh. kung pwede lang fly na kami. hehe.

    goodluck and thanx for posting.

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  15. Tina
    August 27th, 2010 at 01:26 | #15

    Count me and my bf for the Heritage Run! See you all there :)

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  16. eman
    August 27th, 2010 at 01:44 | #16

    count me in!

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  17. journeyingjames
    August 27th, 2010 at 02:48 | #17

    sayang sir katol! anyway, have fun on the cebu leg.

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  18. journeyingjames
    August 27th, 2010 at 02:49 | #18

    @tina + BF and eman, thanks! i hope we meet there. thanks thanks!pls spread the news

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  19. journeyingjames
    August 27th, 2010 at 02:54 | #19

    @estan, walang vehicle for now. maybe sa starting line and finish line…

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  20. Jen Gan
    August 27th, 2010 at 03:34 | #20

    will be there! :)

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    journeyingjames Reply:

    thanks jen! see you there, please say hi when you see me.

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  21. ewocs
    August 29th, 2010 at 10:24 | #21

    hi… my three counsins wants to join and my frend too…

    tnx ..

    c u there…

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    journeyingjames Reply:

    thanks ewocs! that would be great, please pray that it will not rain that morning… dont forget to wear the takbo.ph singlet or something blue. thanks! thanks! sa sunday na ito

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  22. clara
    August 29th, 2010 at 14:32 | #22

    wants to join the fun!! =)

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    journeyingjames Reply:

    hi clara! yeah, this is indeed fun, fun, fun! if you have a blue singlet or the takbo.ph blue please do waer that, para uniform tayo. see yah, please say hi when you see me.

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  23. Jojo Pauly
    September 1st, 2010 at 07:12 | #23

    sure bro takbo aq dito!!!! i love my home court :-)

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    journeyingjames Reply:

    yeah! thanks jojo for the support! let’s wear the blue takbo.ph singlet ha. ask ko narin kung pwede ikaw mag lead ng isang pace group, (6:30-7:00/KM)

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  24. September 2nd, 2010 at 07:54 | #24

    hey james, join ako dito, sign up already sa forum…quick question, do they have a baggage area?..thanks thanks ^-^

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    journeyingjames Reply:

    nice, see you jhuvy! about the baggage area, sorry to say: none. marami naman takbo.ph runners, sana pumayag makilagay ng gamit. teka lagay ko sa forum

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  25. Jonathan
    September 2nd, 2010 at 09:59 | #25

    count me in. see you guys on Sunday!

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    journeyingjames Reply:

    see you jonathan! please pray for a fine weather

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  26. September 2nd, 2010 at 11:27 | #26

    see you jonathan! please say hi when you see me. and dont forget to wear something blue

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  27. 42@Forty
    September 3rd, 2010 at 05:13 | #27

    “And pray it doesn’t rain that morning.”

    does it mean that it’s not a “rain or shine” event?

    anyway.. i’m in :)

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    journeyingjames Reply:

    it is a rain or shine event sir! but i think its more manageable to run without the liquid sunshine.haha see you then. :)

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  28. Paolo Lalas
    September 3rd, 2010 at 11:30 | #28

    Yep I’d like to join!

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    journeyingjames Reply:

    ok. sir paolo, see you there.

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  29. September 4th, 2010 at 04:38 | #29

    Final instructions po:
    Tuloy po ito, rain or shine (wag nman sana umulan).
    Time: 6:00am (be there at 5:45am or earlier)
    Meeting Place: Manila Film Center (its near PICC, CCP and Sofitel)
    Wear something blue (signifies hope, confidence, intelligence, stability, unity),sakto for the situation ng DOT and Pinas ngayon. kung walang blue, ok lang naman. Basta kita kits tomorrow! Let’s say hi and hello, shake hands, beso.
    Distance: 6 or more (for those who want LSD, we can run more…i’ll join you nalang)

    Hydration: Please bring your own. Kung wala, okay lang naman, buy na lang ng buko juice along the way.

    “We will try to outline a potential bike/pedestrian tourism corridor between these areas. We would love to see a clean, green, and beautified beltway that links the CCP complex all the way to Chinatown. It would be very beneficial to tourists if we can find a way to link together all our historical spots through proper landscaping, public art, pedestrian paths and bike lanes.” -carlos celdran

    “We will have 10 escorts (for bikers and runners) And will brief everyone before we begin.”

    We now have at least 50 runners. dami din for a group run. kaya we need pacers po, volunteer nlang.

    Route:
    Start at Manila Film Center 6:00am
    CCP Complex
    Roxas Boulevard
    Intramuros
    Escolta
    Plaza Lawton
    Luneta Monument
    Back to Film Center
    It’s going to be a great way to re-orient ourselves with Manila’s historical spots!

    If you have some questions, just call/text me at 0926-74cinco08cinco8
    salamat sa pagtulong sa DOT at sa bayan

    -james

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