One of the most awaited and well-attended running events in the country is set to gather “eco warriors” on April 22 at the SM Mall of Asia Grounds. Now on its ninth year, the NatGeo Earth Day Run reinforces its commitment to preserving the planet by calling on runners to be part of the exciting race, which coincides with International Earth Day.

Since its inception, the NatGeo Earth Day Run has been attracting thousands of individuals across Asia who have pledged to save the planet. In the Philippines, National Geographic is looking to see 15,000 runners across the 3K, 5K, 10K, and 21K categories.

Following its success in the previous years, NatGeo Earth Day Run 2018 will continue to extend its support to groups and societies with causes largely dedicated to environmental conservation. In the past, NatGeo was able to support organizations and communities such as the World Wide Fund for Nature, the Tawbuid Mangyan Tribe in Mindoro, and the Abuan Watershed in Sierra Madre.

This year, NatGeo Earth Day Run 2018 puts the spotlight on the global issue of water shortage. National Geographic vows to sponsor rain storage tanks to in-need communities remotely situated in Mindoro.

New Race, New Journey

NatGeo Earth Day Run 2018 will present a lineup of meaningful activities participants can join. This year’s edition includes the fun run under the new 3K race category that encourages more eco warriors to participate and champion the environmental causes they believe in.

Elite runners registered in the 21K category can join a series of running clinics where experts will share warm-up and cool-down lessons, hydration, and post-run exercises that will help them prepare for the race. The running clinics will take place on March 5 and 7 and April 9 and 11 at Track 30th, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig.

Registered runners will be able to receive a singlet, race bib, timing chip, water bottle and towel. 21K race finishers will receive a finisher’s medal and a finisher’s shirt, while 10K finishers will receive a finisher’s medal. Interested participants can log onto the NatGeo Earth Day Run website. Offline registration is available starting March 17 at authorized booths located at SM MoA, SM Aura, and SM the Block.

Registration fee for the 3K category is P750, 5K category is P850, 10K category is P950, and 21K is P1, 400.