The Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) Cebu City Chapter launched the first-ever Law and Justice Run 2021: IBP Cebu City Virtual Run during a virtual press conference on Thursday afternoon.
The event was inspired by the Virtual Cebu Marathon that was held earlier this year to celebrate the 500th year from the time Magellan arrived on the shores of Mactan Island and brought Christianity to the country.
With massive gatherings still being disallowed because of the Covid-19 pandemic, the IBP Cebu City deemed it best to go the virtual route to promote not just health and wellness but also law and justice.
“This is the biggest virtual run to advocate legal aid activities for the indigents,” said IBP Cebu City Chapter president, Atty. Regal Oliva during the event.
With the event being done virtually, participants will get to run at their own pace on their own time, wherever they may be, provided that they run between the dates of July 15 to 21, 2021. There will be five distances: the 3 km fun run, 5 km, 10 km, 15 km, and 21 km.
These will be segregated into three categories: the medal category which are the 15 and 21 km distances; the non-medal category which are the 5 and 10 km distances and the fun walk category, which is the 3 km distance. The registration fee for the medal category is P780 which will include a finisher’s shirt, a medal and an e-certificate while the non-medal category’s registration fee is P520, which includes a shirt and an e-certificate. The fun run category’s fee is P280 and participants will receive an e-certificate.
To register, interested parties can go visit ibprun2021.myruntime.com. Registration period is from June 8 to July 13, 2021.
Participants need to run the distance at one time and they need to record their run using a Garmin, Strava app or any device that will measure the distance. The cut-off time for the 15 km distance is four hours while for 21 km, it’s six hours.
Part of the proceeds will go to IBP Cebu City Chapter’s legal aid programs and Big Brother Program, which will be launched separately. The initial Big Brother activity will be to support barristers all over the country taking the bar this year. To follow the 1521 theme in celebration of the 500 years of Christianity, there will be 36 barristers that will be given P10,000 each. (JNP)