Typhoon Pablo, what was believed to be the most severe typhoon in the Philippines over the past twenty years made its landfall in Baganga of Davao Oriental last December 4, 2012. This typhoon brought strong winds and floods that heavily affects Compostela Valley and Davao Oriental provinces in Mindanao, killing thousand of people and leaving thousand of survivors homeless and in distress.
We have been a witness of what this typhoon has brought to our fellowmen in Mindanao because of the heavy media exposure it got. The Government and other Non-Government Organizations, Foundations and Charities are already working their way to send help to those who were affected by this tragedy but still, there are reports that relief goods are not sufficient.
|Some of the casualties of Typhoon Pablo tragedy. (Photo from abs-cbn.com)|
While watching television, it broke my heart to see the miserable situation of the patients in one of the hospitals in Compostela Valley. People are dying of simple diarrhea and from infections caused by untreated wounds. When the relief goods truck came in people came in a hurry to get their share of the food that led to a stampede. I was really a terrifying sight to see.
There are lots of ways to send in help to them but as a runner, we can also do our share. I am so happy that Greentennial Run took the initiative of organizing a race for a cause so we can also extend what we can to reach out to our fellows who need it the most.
RESCUE RUN 2012
December 23, 2012 - Sunday - 5:00AM
Bonifacio Global City
Registration opens on DECEMBER 14 to 22 at the following sites:
Trinoma - 916-6495
Galleria - 470-4549
Eastwood - 584-6174
Bonifacio High Street - 856-1432
MOA - 915-1946
ATC - 846-6687
Teacher's Village - 238-4005
Ortigas Home Depot - 914-0283
Greenhils G-Strip - 945-7856
A Runner's Circle:
Roxas Blvd., Manila - 564-4786
Minumum donation of 200 pesos will give you a Race Bib. You can chose from 5K or 10K distance. Also, there will be a Zumba warm up before the run!
*10K will do 2 loops
ASSEMBLY AND GUNSTART TIMES:
No cash prize to be given to podium finishers since all that will be collected on the event will be donated to the cause. Though there will be medals for the first 24 finishers!
Also, there will be special recognition for the following:
-running macho papa (papable na runner)
-running crush ng bayan (sexy/cute na runner)
-running diva (runner na becky)
-run event host (in different running events)
-running team -running duo (always seen together in tun events)
-running couple (married couples or runners in a relationship)
The Filipino Running Community is once again united for our fellow Filipinos in Mindanao who are victims of flash floods and landslides brought about by super typhoon Pablo.
Please visit the events page here for more information: http://www.facebook.com/events/394082274002137/
Filipino Running Community's Bayanihan Spirit is alive! RESCUE RUN : COUNT ME IN!