HEEDING Pope Francis’ message of mercy and compassion, the San Sebastian College-Recoletos Manila will hold its 5th Stags Run on Sunday.
The run will be held at the Rajah Sulayman in Baywalk, Roxas Boulevard and will help fund missionary works in Africa.
"This is our way to show mercy and compassion, the message our Pope Francis conveyed during his recent visit to the Philippines," said San Sebastian rector president Fr. Christopher Maspara.
"That is why we encourage our community and our friends to help us in our cause by joining," he added.
Rev. Fr. Joel Alve, San Sebastian's vice president for student welfare and overall chair of the race, said he expects the annual event, which starts at 6 a.m. and divided in 3k, 5k and 10k categories, to surpass the 4,000 runners who raced last year.
“We intend to match, if not surpass, the more than 4,000 participants who attended in 2014. This way, we shall be able to sustain the implementation of our pastoral ministry and missions, we also expect that this will be more fun as we are having our very first color run," said Alve.
San Sebastian, which champions quality, Catholic, Christian education, is organizing the race to encourage not just its alumni and community but guest participants as well to stay healthy and competitive while pushing them towards helping charitable missions in 2015.,
The Stags Run will also highlight the school's 74th Founding anniversary that will be celebrated from Jan. 20 to 15 using a theme "Fruits of Greatness: The Manifestations of Love are the Threshold of Wisdom."
For more details on Stags Run please call 734-8931 to 39 local local 174 and look for Ms. Analissa Yanquiling or 998-4625 Mr. Joselito Gando.