The best award for inspiring runners goes to everyone who loves the sport
RUNRIO Events, Inc., the country’s premier organizer of running events, recently held the RUNRIO Trilogy Awards at the Grand Ballroom of the Okada Manila in Pasay City.
The main highlight of the event was the RUNRIO Trilogy Awards, intended to recognize runners who completed the 2017 series (21K, 32K, and 42K). The awards not only recognized the participants but also honored the fastest and the oldest finishers. All awardees received a limited edition medal hanger.
“The RUNRIO Trilogy Awards is our way of showing our appreciation to all those who participated and gave everything they’ve got fueled by their #HeartToFinish strong,” said Andrew Neri, RUNRIO Events, Inc. managing partner.
Moreover, the evening was also an opportunity for RUNRIO to present YesPinoy Foundation with a P500,000.00 donation. Founded in 2009, the foundation, in partnership with Taclob, produces emergency bags made by survivors of Typhoon Yolanda. The aim is to provide hooded cloak backpacks with emergency kits and learner’s materials to young people in vulnerable public schools particularly those in areas affected by typhoons.
RUNRIO also announced the scheduled races for 2018 as the RUNRIO Trilogy Race Series expands its presence in Cebu. This year, the first leg of the race series will be held on March 4 in Cebu and on March 18 in Manila. The second leg will be in Cebu this time on May 6 and again in Manila on June 3. The last leg will be on August 19 and on September 23 in Cebu and Manila, respectively.
Running enthusiasts can also look forward to more exciting running activities in store for everyone. First is the 5K Family Run in which teams must consist of two adults and two kids. Each kid must be 15 years or below to qualify. The 5K Barkada Run, on the other hand, is open to four adults each of whom must be 16 years of age or older. There is also the 10K Buddy Run, which is also for participants 16 years old and above.
As an added incentive for runners, participants who register in groups are entitled to a substantial discount on the registration fees.
“This year promises to be exciting for us and for all those who want to join our runs,” said Rio Dela Cruz, RUNRIO president and CEO. “Running enthusiasts can look forward to the 2018 RUNRIO Trilogy not only as an avenue to push their limits but also to spend quality time with friends and family.”