“HOW far can you go to light up someone’s life?”
On June 27, the ENERGIZER Night Race will not only light up the night sky in Filinvest City on June 27 but also the lives of children in need.
The sixth edition of the annual run will not have a traditional podium finish but will instead encourage the estimated 3,000 participants to run as many loops in a three-kilometer stretch inside the sprawling business park located at Filinvest City in Alabang.
With the race declared an open run for the first time, participants are encouraged to keep going and run as long as they can within the two hours after the 7 p.m. gun start.
For every 3k loop that the runners will run, P100 will be donated to Bantay Bata 163 as part of its operation and medical treatment funds.
With the expected number of runners, the event aims to raise P1 million.
Claire Guevarra, Energizer senior brand manager, said the company’s partnership with Bantay Bata 163 allowed them to give back to the community.
“It is important to put self-improvement as your daily goal in life, but stretching your arms to further help others is one of the best indicators that we have lived fully. With our partnership with Bantay Bata 163, we were able to realize this, and we will continue to engage ourselves in a partnership that nurtures both the brand and the beneficiaries it embraces," said Guevarra.
Vincent Lizo, Energizer Philippines’ business director, said the run encourages people to help improve the lives of children through competition.
"Being generous is all about benefiting others more than yourself,” Lizo said. “For its part, Energizer, as a company, will recognize every runner of this event as a winner since no medal nor any form of special recognition is needed to fulfill our responsibilities to the community."
This year’s race kit, priced at P700, covers any distance and includes a race singlet, race bib, Energizer headlight, a running cap and a Schick Xtreme 3 Razor. It will also provide access to pre- and post-race activities, which will feature different bands to provide fun and entertainment.
Runners’ time will be monitored through the radio frequency identification (RFID), which tracks every 3k loop a runner makes. Kilometer markers in the race route are available to serve as the runners’ references.
A battery meter will light up every time a runner finishes a 3km run. This battery meter will compile all the three kilometer runs every runner makes until it reaches the one million target. This will be put on view through an LED-display onstage, and in the start and finish arc.
Registration can be done both online and through official registration sites Reebok Filinvest, Trinoma and Megamall, RUNNR BGC and Royal Sporting House Glorietta.