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    NatGeo Earth Day Run hopes to keep hopes of typhoon-hit fishermen afloat

    Mar 18, 2014
    NatGeo, in partnership with the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), will donate the proceeds from the race to the ‘Banca for the Philippines’ which aims to help fishermen in Palawan who were affected by Typhoon Haiyan. National Geographic Channel

    NOW on its fifth year, National Geographic Channel’s Earth Day Run is expected to draw 12,000 participants to the Bonifacio Global City on April 27, 2014.

    The annual NatGeo run has become one of the most popular run-for-a-cause events that raises funds for earth-friendly projects.

    There are five categories for this year’s edition- 3K, 5K, 10K, 21K and a new 42K for hard-core runners.

    NatGeo, in partnership with the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), will donate the proceeds from the race to the ‘Banca for the Philippines,’ which aims to help fishermen in Palawan who were affected by Typhoon Haiyan which struck the country last November.

    Fishermen will be given training in the manufacture and use of fiberglass boats that would be used for their livelihood while promoting food security and self-sufficiency. The event aims to raise US$24,000 for 60 bancas by April.      

    Registration fees are as follows: P550 for 3K, P650 for 5K, P750 for 10K, P950 for 21K, and P1,500 for 42K. Interested parties can register online at www.natgeorun.com or at the Lower Ground floor of SM Aura Premier from March 1 to April 20.

    Participants will each receive a race bib and a singlet. Those running in the 21K and 42K will have a limited edition NatGeo Earth Day Run technical shirt, a timing chip and a medal.

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    NatGeo, in partnership with the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), will donate the proceeds from the race to the ‘Banca for the Philippines’ which aims to help fishermen in Palawan who were affected by Typhoon Haiyan. National Geographic Channel
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