THE AWARD-winning annual celebrity-led fun run for charity of Resorts World Manila (RWM) happens for a fourth year later this month with organizers promising yet again an exciting day of activities and gathering for a cause.
Happening on Aug. 25 at the SM MOA concert grounds, “Run With Me X” coincides with the integrated resort’s 10th anniversary, giving the event further significant and added motor for RWM to make it a bigger and better event.
For Run With Me X, RWM, which partnered with Runrio, Inc. for the staging, is once again opening four race categories — 32K, 21K, 10K, and 5K distances — with organizers expecting over 8,000 runners to participate, higher than the 5,000 who participated in last year’s edition.
Registration period is open until Aug. 24, with corresponding rates at P1,600 for 32K; P1,400 for 21K; P1,200 for 10K; and P1,000 for 5K.
All race kits will include singlet, race bib, timing chip, and hydration bottles. Race kits will also include finisher shirts and RWM commemorative finisher’s medals for 21K and 32K runners. 10K runners will likewise get an RWM commemorative finisher’s medal.
Five charity beneficiaries will share portions of the proceeds from the five celebrity-led teams.
Right Start Community Development, Inc., which aims to provide creative spaces for poor children, will be the beneficiary of the Red Team, led by Korina Sanchez, Gian Magdangal, OJ Mariano, and Myke Salomon.
HERO Foundation, which helps the families of fallen soldiers, will be the partner of the Yellow Team, led by Jeffrey Hidalgo, Norman Pascual, and Neil Perez.
Persons with disabilities-empowering Tahanang Walang Hagdanan, Inc. is the beneficiary for the Green Team which has Ara Mina, Chuckie and Yen Dreyfus, Polo Ravales, and Paulyn Quiza.
The Blue Team, led by Yael Yuzon, Jana Victoria, Will Devaughn, and Jay Kent, will have education for underprivileged youth-championing ERDA Tech Foundation as its partner-beneficiary.
EPCALM Adult Leukemia Foundation, meanwhile, will be it for the Orange Team, led by Rovilson Fernandez, Meg Imperial, Ray Gibson, and Ronnie Liang.
“Team Run With Me wins here. It’s all of us. Because running for charity would mean more funds for the different charitable institutions. No pushover teams this year,” said Joee Guilas, RWM’s head of corporate communications, at the press conference for the event on Aug. 8 at the Hilton Manila, highlighting how Run With Me X would be in equal parts exciting and beneficial.
For TV personality, model and magazine editor Fernandez, who has been participating in the running event since its inception in 2016, the effort that the runners for the event put into it is all worth it.
“I’m happy to be part of Resorts World’s charity run since the start. Running can be taxing at times but doing it for charity makes it really gratifying,” Mr. Fernandez said.
Last year, the charity event raised P3.5 million for YESPinoy Foundation, HERO Foundation, Right Start, Empowering Brilliant Minds Foundation, ERDA Tech, and EPCALM Adult Leukemia Foundation.
Interested parties may register online via www.runwithme.ph, via the RWM Mobile App, selected Olympic Village branches, or at Garmin branches in SM Megamall and SM Mall of Asia.
Visit www.rwmanila.com for more on Resorts World Manila’s 10th anniversary celebrations.