Fifth Manila Bay CleanUp Run on July 11

Poster     SINCE 2011, the Manila Bay CleanUp Run has endeared itself to the Filipino running community with its noble pro-environment advocacy of restoring and preserving the country’s iconic aquatic gateway. For the fifth year in a row, runners will converge at the Star City grounds on July 11, 2015 (Saturday) starting at 3:00 AM to race while promoting awareness and raising funds for Manila Bay.

Distance categories are 21, 10, five and three kilometers. Big cash prizes totaling PHP 169,000.00 await all the podium finishers with the male and female champions of the main 21-kilometer race taking home PHP 21,000.00 each.

Medals and shirts will be awarded to all 21-kilometer finishers. Aside from the standard singlet and race bib with timing device, all race kits regardless of distance will come with a pair of complimentary Star City ride-all-you-can passes inside the post-race loot bag, arguably one of the best reasons to sign up.

Registration already began last May 4 at the Manila Broadcasting Company lobby right beside Star City. Starting June 6 (Saturday), entries will also be accepted at Planet Sports branches located in Trinoma Mall and Bonifacio High Street and at The Athlete’s Foot in Alabang Town Center up to July 5, 2015 or until supplies last.

This year's Manila Bay CleanUp Run singlet and finisher shirt design.

This year’s Manila Bay CleanUp Run singlet and finisher shirt design.

Entry fees are set at PHP 900.00 (21 kilometers), PHP 750.00 (10 kilometers), PHP 650.00 (five kilometers) and PHP 550.00 (three kilometers). All race bibs shall be color-coded according to category – blue (21 kilometers), red (10 kilometers), yellow (five kilometers) and green (three kilometers).

Majority of the race route will be confined within Roxas Boulevard and Cultural Center of the Philippines area, according the racers a morning view of Manila Bay as they pound the pavement. Safety measures will be in place with aid stations positioned every 1.5 kilometers.

Official results will be posted at www.manilabroadcasting.com, www.strider.ph and at the Runner’s Link Facebook Page. These sites may also be visited for the latest event news and updates.

This early, participants are strongly advised to register as soon as possible because of the event’s history of selling out quickly. The continuous support of the running community over the last five years has been overwhelming, living up to the slogan “The CleanUp Never Stops!”

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About Anthony E. Servinio

A long-time television sportscaster, magazine writer, photographer and college professor from the Philippines finally gives blogging a try after more than a decade of on-line presence. Read on folks!
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