Valentine’s Day is days away! I bet a lot of you are going to be busy this weekend, especially for those who have plans on the 14th. Most of you obviously can’t wait to spend quality time with your partners or families. The malls have been invaded by people eyeing lovely items for gifts. Really, it’s a bit crowded.
There are some, however, who wish to spread love this month in a different way—by pampering themselves with a healthy activity, such as running! Organizations from all around the Philippines have prepared running events for various causes. So, if you are done with shopping for presents or if you have time to spare, try joining one of these fun runs this weekend:
Run for the environment
For all you nature-lovers, Tree-K: Green Kalinga Run 2012 might suit your interest. It is prepared by Green Kalinga, one of Gawad Kalinga’s Development Model programs. The starting line would be at the New Government Center, Bacolod City. This program aims to bring environmental awareness to the people in Negros and Bacolod in a fun and healthy way.
Running for health
For those willing to help unfortunate children, you’re welcome to join Run for your Heart at Penaranda Park Old, Albay Legaspi City. The accumulated funds for this program will provide financial aid to select indigent children of Legaspi. They wish to promote good health and wellness through exercise as well.
And speaking of wellness, the Philippine Dental Association kicks off National Oral Health Month with the PDA: Pilipinas Darating Ako fun run at CSI City Mall Dagupan. This run for a cause is prepared by their North Luzon Host: Pangasinan Chapter. Everyone is welcome to join.
Running for love, and for a cause
UM Tagum Alumni Association, Inc. will be hosting Run of Love 2 in Tagum City, Davao del Norte to provide further financial support to the children who are under the support of their Scholarship and Community Outreach Programs. Run!! For Cagayan de Oro, With Love is definitely going to be a FUN run. This meaningful event will be held at Baywalk Strip, Roxas Boulevard, Manila. Proceeds will go to the Relief and Rehabilitation of CDO. Your participation will help them get their lives back.
Running for romantics
And for all the hopeless romantics, do not worry. There is a Valentine-themed fun run. Run for LOVE 2012, by JCI Lipa, will be held in SM City Lipa. Wear red if you’re in love, pink if you’re looking for a guy, blue if you’re looking for a girl, white if you’re practicing celibacy, yellow if you’re in a complicated relationship status, and green if you’re with your family. All the events mentioned will be held on February 12, 2012.
Protect your phone while you run
So put your running shoes on and sweat it out this Saturday! Help others and yourself get into shape. Don’t forget to bring your face towels, extra shirts, and water. And since you will be on the move, you might be prone to dropping small things, like your phone. Protect your phone from scratches and lint. The Otterbox Impact Series will effectively repel any damages caused by collision. Its molded silicone layers and inner coiling absorbs shocks and will protect your phone from impact.
This weekend’s fun runs are going to be awesome, for sure. Just in case you’ll miss them, here are a few more other running programs you might want to take part in this month:
Takbo para sa Kapihan/ A Race to Save Coffee Trees
February 18, 2012
Amadeo Municipal Hall, Amadeo Cavite
UP ROTC Centennial Run
February 19, 2012
UP Diliman, Quezon City
End Polio Now-Fun Run
February 25, 2012
Clark Freeport, Pampanga
Run to Feed
February 26, 2012
Ateneo de Manila University, Quezon City
You may visit http://www.takbo.ph/ to see more information about the fun runs. Have a healty weekend everyone!
Photo Credits: Raphael "Panx"Solajes, Panx Solajes Productions