IMPORTANT RACE DAY REMINDERS AND ADJUSTMENTS TO TAKE NOTE OF
1. We are concerned about the heat and temperature on race day. We want you to finish strong so we adjusted the gun start earlier for 21K and 10K. New gun start for 21K is 4:00 am. New Gun Start of 10K is 5:00 am. Assembly time is one hour before.
2. We encourage you to use your EDR bottles but water will be provided all throughout the course. Energy drinks are also provided at the finish line.
3. Security will be tight as your safety is our utmost priority. Please allow at least 1 hour before gun start for parking and baggage deposit. We ask you to please cooperate with the organizers and our security personnel.
4. Certificate of Participation for all categories will be available for claiming as early as 4:00 am. You need not finish to claim your certificate.
5. 21K Finisher stubs will be given to you at the finish line. Please present this to claim your specially made ILLEST Finisher Shirt.
6. Please park at the designated parking areas. (parking area map below)
7. Please dispose of your trash at designated trash bins.
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CHANNEL BEEFS UP SECURITY FOR EARTH DAY RUN
In anticipation of one of the Philippines’ biggest annual running events, National Geographic Channel is cooperating with local law enforcement and local government to beef up security for Earth Day Run 2013 on April 28, 2013 at Bonifacio Global City. The channel has broken Earth Day Run’s previous record of 10,000 participants and is working hard to ensure the safety of the 12,000 runners registered this year.
In order to assure participants a safe and pleasurable running experience, National Geographic Channel is taking the necessary steps to address safety concerns and secure the race route. Hundreds of members of the police force and K9 units will be deployed at the venue, and National Geographic Channel is employing dozens of additional race marshalls along with increasing its medical staff and ambulances on call. They are also putting up more barricades and more water stations to protect the runners and help them stay in top condition during the course of the race.
“Let’s not put our guards down. Let’s be vigilant in protecting our runners. We must let all our runners cross the finish line safely,” said Police Chief Superintendent and District Director Gen. Jose Erwin T. Villacorte from the Southern Police District.
The Nat Geo Earth Day Run is consistently one of the biggest running events in the Philippines, beginning in 2010 with 6,000 runners and gaining the participation of 10,000 runners in each of the last two years. This year, 10,000 more runners, young and old, are expected to participate in the Earth Day Run to show their support for the rehabilitation of the environment and a greener future.
Now on its fourth year, Earth Day Run is giving participants the chance to green the planet by promising to plant three trees in each registered runner’s name.