Thousands seen top join fun run of Amway Philippines-A A +A
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
CLOSE TO 2,000 runners from all over the Summer Capital and nearby areas are expected to answer the starting gun in a run for a cause spearheaded by an Independent Business Owner.
The nationwide fun run by Amway Philippines is an advocacy race which is part of its One By One Campaign for Children.
Organizers said they are expecting thousands of runners from Baguio including nearby provinces of Pangasinan and La Union to join the race which Amway is hosting not only to raise funds for their advocacy but also to encourage individuals to earn a living.
Medals and gift packs awaits the top three finishers for the two race distances in the male and female category that fires off at 5:30 in the morning at the Burnham Park Lake Drive which is also set to give out raffle and surprise to all the finishers.
Covering the five and one kilometer race distances, Baguio City will be among the areas of the fun run that will kick off in Manila on January 12 while Cagayan De Oro follows on the 26th.
Kicking off on February 2 in the Summer Capital, registration fee for the two race distance is at P595 that includes race pack and Nutrilite Daily Foil Pack.
Non-Amway independent business owners 5k finishers get to sign-up as an Amway Distributor for free while the 5km Finishers who are IBO members gets a Product Coupon Discount.
Part of the registration fees will be donated to Amway One by One Campaign for Children and inquiries may be lodge thru the race director at (0917)745-0378.
Amway’s commitment of caring is the One By One Campaign for Children, which helps disadvantaged children around the world live, achieve, learn, and play.
Since the program was launched in 2003, Amway has partnered with employees and Amway distributors to help more than 8 million children and has logged 2.3 million volunteer hours, and raised $141 million for children's causes worldwide.
The race organizers have been in close coordination with the Department of Education in the city to identify their beneficiaries of their One by One campaign. (Roderick Osis)
Published in the Sun.Star Baguio newspaper on January 22, 2013.