Running has created a great following here in Cebu City. There has been no month since the beginning of the year where there isn't any running event held in Cebu. But here is great run for a worthy cause - this June is the Philippine Environment Month and within this month the World Environment Day will be held as well, so in commemoration of these celebration, the Ramon Aboitiz Foundation Inc. (RAFI) will hold the "RUN 2 Plant 4 GREENIN Philippines" on June 25, 2011, Saturday at Talisay City, Cebu. This is also in connection with the GREENIN" Philippines Program of the RAFI. GREENIN' stands for Generation, Redemption, and Expansion of Natural Resources Initiatives. So this is another great run in support of our Mother Earth.
The event will have two segment. First is the running segment followed by the planting segment. The running event will have three legs namely - Talisay City Hall, East Visayan Academy Grounds and at Vista Grande-Pacific Heights junction of Sta. Lucia. The runners will have the option in which leg they will run which also has different distances at 7.5k, 4k and 1k uphill respectively.
10,000 native tree seedlings are to be planted during this event. The program aims to grow five million trees within five years. The native tress species were preferred so that they can provide valuable resources for the survival of the local fauna in the area. eGWEN or Expanded Green and Wholesome Environment that Nurtures will monitor the seedlings after the event to make sure the growth of these seedlings, as this is also a Cebu Province-wide activity, since the other 50 municipalities of Cebu will simultaneously have their tree planting event.
Participants from 15 to 60 years of age are welcome to join the Run 2 Plant 4 GREENIN' Philippines.
You can register at the RAFI website or at their main office. Also at SM and Ayala two weeks before the event.
Registration is FREE.