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    Knights of Rizal eyes fresh start for Yolanda victims with 'Bagong Simula sa Kilometro' run

    Nov 29, 2013
    ”Let us return to our roots, starting from “Kilometer Zero” as one nation  while we  give thanks and remember  the gratefulness of Filipinos worldwide. Just like Rizal, we are no stranger to adversity but we have the stren

    THE Order of the Knights of Rizal (OKOR) will stage a unity run entitled 'Bagong Simula sa Kilometro' on Sunday for the benefit of Typhoon Yolanda survivors.

    The race starts at 5 a.m. at the iconic Rizal Monument, Luneta Park with the finish line at the 100-year mausoleum of national hero, Jose P. Rizal. Runners may choose to run in the 3 kilometer, 5k and 10k races along Roxas Boulevard.

    The 3km starts at the Rizal Monument to the Manila Yacht Club and back while the 5km  goes up to the Cultural Center of the Philippines and back. The 10km  runs up to Buendia back to the Monument.

    Cash prizes will be given to winners in each category. There will be post-event entertainment provided by dance performers and musical bands.

    ”This Unity Run is timed with the Filipino citizenry’s expression of thanks to all individuals, organizations and nations who gave unconditional help to the victims of the world’s most destructive typhoon  Haiyan or Yolanda which wrought havoc on thousands of lives and unquantifiable devastation in the Visayas, particularly Leyte, Samar, the Negros  Provinces,Cebu and Palawan,” said  OKOR Supreme Commander Reghis Romero ll.

    Romero encouraged every participant to wear white as a symbol of the country’s appreciation to the overwhelming  support from the international community.

    ”Let us return to our roots, starting from 'Kilometer Zero' as one nation  while we  give thanks and remember  the gratefulness of Filipinos worldwide. Just like Rizal, we are no stranger to adversity but we have the strength and character to rise up from the wreckage with sense of pride and dignity intact,” Romero said

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    Romero said the OKOR has already gathered 10,000 signees after the three-month long word-of-mouth campaign but expects more participants on race day.

    Registration fees are P450 for the 3k, P550 for the 5k and P650 for the 10k. All registrants will receive commemorative singlets.

    Inquiries should be directed to Geniva Bondoc, cell No. 09498972540  or email  genivabondoc@gmail.com.  Interested parties can also contact Rubycomm-K Austria at 7982537, 9082588, 9002555 or cell no. (+63)9175331926.

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    ”Let us return to our roots, starting from “Kilometer Zero” as one nation  while we  give thanks and remember  the gratefulness of Filipinos worldwide. Just like Rizal, we are no stranger to adversity but we have the stren
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