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PRC’s 4th ‘Million Volunteer Run’ set Oct. 21 in Manila

  • Written by Arlene Rivera
  • Published in Metro
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TO help raise funds for humanitarian causes, the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) is all set to launch its fourth nationwide humanitarian run.

The project called Million Volunteer Run, to be held  on October 21 at the Quirino Grandstand, Manila, aims to gather volunteers, staff and partners all over the country to run to help raise funds for the organization’s humanitarian causes.

“Through the years, the Philippine Red Cross has always been at the forefront of disasters and emergencies, giving aid and life-saving assistance to the most vulnerable. By joining the Million Volunteer Run 4, you can help the Red Cross help more people to be more prepared to respond to disasters and calamities,” said PRC Chairman Richard Gordon.

The PRC is also strengthening its emergency and disaster response through the purchase of additional fleet of rescue vehicles and equipment.

To date, there are more than 50 PRC chapters that will participate in the simultaneous nationwide run.

For those who are interested to join the run, there are four ways to choose from: Register directly to the PRC National Headquarters, Mandaluyong City; PRC Metro Manila chapters (Caloocan City, Las Piñas City, Manila, Malabon City, Marikina City, Pasay City, Quezon City, Rizal, and Valenzuela); go directly to www.mvr.-redcross.org.ph; and Chris Sports Outlets at SM Manila, SM Sucat, SM North EDSA Annex, and Market Market Taguig (until October 19, 2017, 7 p.m.).
    
There are also two registration rates for the run: P500 for 3K/5K, inclusive of an MVR singlet, PRC bronze membership, race bib and runner’s card; and P350 for 3K/5K, inclusive of an MVR singlet, race bib and runner’s card.
    
Registration for the run is open until October 19. There will be no walk-in registration during the event. Aspiring runners are therefore advised to register a week before the run itself to secure their kits.
    
For Metro Manila runners, the assembly time for the main run site (Quirino Grandstand) will be at 4 a.m. to be followed by a warm-up exercise until the race officially begins on gun start at 5 a.m. and 5:30 a.m. for 5K and 3K runners, respectively.
 
For further inquiry, call the MVR office at 790-2300 local 208, follow and like our Facebook page atfb.com/millionvolunteerrun, or visit or call their nearest Red Cross chapter.