Four-part environmental run Takbo Para sa Kalikasan recommences this year beginning with the Fire Run on May 5 at the CCP complex.
Organized by Green Media Events, the year-long benefit run consists of four parts that highlight the four elements – fire, water, air, and earth. The run series aims to urge the public to partake in environmental conservation amid the drastic impacts of global warming.
Thousands of runners and environmental advocates, including health champion, Patricia Javier, and Kapamilya stars Kim Atienza and Anne Curtis-Smith, joined last year’s PARa sa Kalikasan run organized by the Pinoy Aspiring Runners (PAR), in collaboration with MnK Concept and Events Co.
“The devastating impact of climate change is felt, with people and wildlife suffering from its consequences,” said the Green Media Events.
Portion of this year’s run proceeds goes to the Haribon Foundation, the country’s pioneer environmental group focused on conserving and protecting biodiversity from ridge to reef.
According to Haribon, not only is global warming killing a lot of our plant and animal species, it remains to threaten our survival through affecting the food that we eat, water we drink, air we breathe and the weather we experience.
Using paperless registration and encouraging runners to bring water containers for refills, the run also aims to promote zero-waste and eco-friendly practices. All other wastes will also be collected from strategically-located bins, which will be recycled to avoid additional waste.
The second part of Takbo Para sa Kalikasan (Water Run) will be held on July 21. Air Run is set on September 15, while the Earth Run will take place on November 24.
Finisher medals form a puzzle piece that can be put together to represent the interconnectedness of all life and the four nature elements.
To join, register via Facebook @takboparasakalikasan, visit select Garmin stores (SM Mall of Asia, SM Megamall, SM North Edsa, Alabang Town Center, Glorietta 5, Uptown Mall BGC: 2nd floor), or contact 0917-5310624 or 0998-999 8345.