Sunday, 26 August 2012

WWF Reverse Run Reset to September 9, 2012

I have always been fascinated with running.  A lot of my friends are asking me to lose weight and try running. I honestly would love to but I need a good pair of shoes to do so but that's another blog entry I will share.

For this post, a friend encouraged me to register to run not only for my health but also for the environment and for the world.  

He said "take a step back then move forward for the environment by joining the WWF Reverse Run!"

Now poets, this run was originally slated for July 22 at the SM Mall of Asia, the run organized by the World Wide Fund for Nature Philippines (WWF-Philippines) was postponed due to Typhoon Ferdie. 

In a statement, WWF-Philippines’ Individual Donor program manager, Mayj Tolentino said “We apologize for any inconvenience the postponement may have caused. Your safety is our top priority. The weather conditions compelled us to reschedule the fun run to another date and venue,”

So again, as my friend told me WWF-Philippines recently announced that the Reverse Run will take place at 5:00 AM on 9 September 2012 at the Venice Piazza Grounds, McKinley Hill, Taguig City! Race distances are 3K, 6K and 12K. 

Exciting! It's near my place. What is more exciting and interesting is that WWF's Reverse Run is unique because runners will backpedal through the course for a few meters before running their respective race distances. Running in reverse symbolizes each runner’s commitment to reverse the accelerating degradation of our environment. 

I remember doing this when I was young.  What a unique way of making a statement. 

Registration fees are PHP 500 (3K and 6K) and PHP 600 (12K). And I found out that all proceeds shall sustain WWF's ‘Reverse the Bad’ student membership program.  

So if you're interested, you can sign up at the following registration sites: Chris Sports (Glorietta 3, SM Mall of Asia, SM Manila and Fitness and Athletics at the Bonifacio Global City) and Skechers (Festival Mall, Market Market and TriNoMa). 

Registration period is from August 6 to September 3, 2012.

See you there dear poets!

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