Continuing their commitment into our environment, National Geographic Channel Earth Day Run returns once more in celebrating this year’s Earth Day which falls on April 22, 2014 globally. NatGeoRun 2014 will be held on April 27, 2014 at Bonifacio Global City. Four successive years ago, Earth Day Run had successfully marks as one of the most anticipated event in the community; therefore this fifth year of the said event which expects 12,000 runners in various categories such as 3K, 5K, 10K, 21k and the new category 42k invites you to be part and make a difference for the people who was deeply devastated by the typhoon.
For the knowledge of everyone, especially for those who attended the Earth Day Run last year
“Last year, the two organizations used the proceeds of the Earth Day Run to plant P1 million worth of fruit-bearing trees in the Abuan watershed in Isabela, in the Sierra Madre region. Besides partial reforestation of this important resource, local farmers were given the privilege to own and care for the trees as well as harvest their fruits for their income.”
In line with the devastation brought by the Typhoon Haiyan in 2013, heartbreaking scenes were left in the affected regions. Hence, this 2014 National Geographic Channel in cooperation with World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), NatGeoRun 2014 aims to raise funds for WWF’s Bancas for the Philippines project. The project’s emphasize is to train fishermen affected by Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) last November 2013 in the making and use of fiberglass boats for artisanal fishing. These boats are designed to withstand the onslaught of typhoons to ensure that the fishermen can continue with their livelihood in any event.
“WWF’s experts will train fishermen on site and help them build the fiberglass boats while reducing the use of sawn timber and plywood, in the hopes that the communities can produce one boat per day. Many fishermen were left with no sources of income when their boats were destroyed by Haiyan, and so this project is a significant step toward the rehabilitation of communities in Palawan, which was ravaged by the typhoon last November but slow to receive relief due to the sheer number of islands in central Philippines that needed to recover from the devastation. Earth Day Run 2014 aims to help these fishermen directly with the sharing of climate-smart technology that will help them recover their livelihood, as well as decrease the fishing pressure on our seas that have been heavily exploited by commercial fishing by promoting artisanal fishing for small-scale fishermen.” Press Release
Check the details of the event below:
NatGeo Earth Day Run 2014
April 27, 2014, Sunday
Bonifacio Global City
3k- PHP 550 – Race Bib & Singlet
5k- PHP 650 – Race Bib & Singlet
10k- PHP 750 – Race Bib & Singlet
21k-PHP 950 – Race Bib, Singlet, Timing Chip, Finisher’s Shirt and Finisher’s Medal
42k-PHP 1500 — Race Bib, Singlet, Timing Chip, Finisher’s Shirt and Finisher’s Medal
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