ORGANIZERS of the Stags Run 3 dubbed 'Takbo Para Sa Bokasyon' scheduled on January 13 hopes to generate more funds to finance its apostolate missions not just in West Africa, but also in a remote barangay in Palawan.
“Our hope is get more money here to fund our educational mission not just here in the Philippines but also in Africa,” said San Sebastian College-Recoletos president Fr. Christopher Maspara, OAR of running the event to be held at the ASEANA City near the Mall of Asia and Macapagal Boulevard for the third straight year now.
San Sebastian is specifically targeting funding for its charitable and educational missions in a remote and impoverished community in both Sierra Leone and on far-flung area Casian Island in Palawan.
The goal is to attract more participants than the previous edition which drew an impressive 5,300-plus runners.
“We hope to attract and draw as many participants as last year, but if we could get more to join our event, the better for everybody,” added Maspara.
Interestingly, the race also happens to coincide with the school's 65th founding anniversary.
Unlike before, this year's staging will be limited solely to members of the San Sebastian community like its students, teachers, employees, officials, family members, alumni, and staunch supporters of the Mendiola-based school.
Interested parties could go straight to San Sebastian's Mendiola campus in Manila for inquiries and registration.
Registration, which is pegged at P500 each inclusive of bib number and singlet, ends on January 8.
Former students and Stags expected to support the event are JC Tiuseco, Calvin Abueva, Ian Sangalang, and Rommel Adducul among others.
Race starts at 4 a.m.