Bored running in BHS/MOA? Tired of the pollution and traffic? Sick of the expensive registration fee? Let’s run at UPLB! New route, Fresh air and Cheap registration fee!
Join the simple but timely advocacy: RUN for BIODIVERSITY, BIODIVERSITY is LIFE, RUN for LIFE!
Rarely would I promote races, but this one is something different that I not only joining but also promoting. I will run this because its a Saturday, its near my home and the registration fee is not that expensive. No pollution, new route and all-terrain experience. You can also enjoy the simplicity, beauty and glory of Mt. Makiling Forest Reserve.
Race Event: BIODIVERSITY RUN 2010
Race Venue: Forestry Campus, UP Los Banos, Laguna (less than 2 hours away from Manila)
Date: September 4, 2010 (Saturday), 5:00am assembly time, 6:00am gun start
Running Route: Uphills & downhills, trail & dirt, and flat road.
Race Categories: 5K / 10K / 21K
Registration Fee: P250 (5K & 10K) P350 (21K)
Race Organizer: MacRunners Sports Inc.
Beneficiary: ASEAN Biodiversity Fund (ABF)
ABOUT THE RUN
This year 2010 marks the celebration of the International Year of Biodiversity (IYB) with the theme “Biodiversity is life. Biodiversity is our life.” The Year aims to raise public awareness of the importance of biodiversity and the consequences of its loss to human survival. The Philippine Government, in support to the IYB celebration, has proclaimed 2010 through Proclamation No. 2003 as the National Year of Biodiversity where everyone is enjoined to initiate activities to support the celebration.
In support of the celebration, ACB is organizing the Biodiversity Run 2010 with the theme “Run for Biodiversity, Biodiversity is Life, Run for Life”. The race is scheduled on 4 September 2010, 6:00 a.m. at the Forestry Campus, UP Los Banos, College, Laguna.
The Biodiversity Run 2010 is an advocacy race aimed at promoting the rich biodiversity of Mt. Makiling Forest and nearby ecosystems. The race promotes road running as an affordable avenue to physical fitness, mental well-being, ecological awareness, and enhancement of local tourism.
Proceeds from this event will go to the ASEAN Biodiversity Fund (ABF), an endowment fund developed and established to support the implementation of biodiversity-related programs in the ASEAN region. Contributions to the ABF are open to governments, the private sector, organizations, foundations, and individuals.
Participants to this activity will help to raise funds for biodiversity programs and will serve as your participation in the global celebration of the International Year of Biodiversity. It will also be your response to the national proclamation of the Philippine Government, enjoining everyone to initiate and involve in activities to support the celebration.
Trophy: Top 3 OPEN MALE / FEMALE 5K, 10K and 21K
Medals: 4th-10th Place OPEN MALE / FEMALE 5K, 10K and 21K
Special Awards: Medals: Youngest and Oldest Finisher – 5k, 10K and 21K; Executive MALE / FEMALE 5K; Media MALE / FEMALE 5K
Please submit the registration form together with a copy of the deposit slip at the ACB Office, 3/F ERDB Building, Forestry Campus, UPLB, College, Laguna or at the ACB Annex Office, Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Center, North Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City. You may also send it through fax at tel. no. (63 49) 5362865,
Attention: Ms. Grace Rodulfo or Ms. Angie Metin or email scanned copy at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com .
Entry fee may be deposited at ACB Bank Account as follows: Account Name: ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity; Account No. : 0913-2481-04; Bank Name: Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI); Bank Address: Los Baños Branch, National Highway, Los Baños, Laguna.
ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity
Rey Molina 09285509807, firstname.lastname@example.org
Grace Rodulfo 09174775308, email@example.com
MACRUNNERS Sports Inc.
Myra Luz Abueg 092188257742, firstname.lastname@example.org
Benjamin Garcia, Jr. 092088309144, email@example.com
Or visit the ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity website at www.aseanbiodiversity.org
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To those who are too busy to go to UPLB to register, I will visit their office tomorrow to get some registration forms so I can bring it with me on Sunday during the Takbo.ph Runfest. I can register you if you want… Just approach me on Sunday after the race.