NOW on its fourth year, Resorts World Manila’s award-winning annual celebrity-led fun run for charity Run With Me is about to become bigger and better as it opens registration for the August 25 event at the SM MOA concert grounds.
Coinciding with celebrations of the integrated resort’s first decade in the industry, this year’s Run With Me X will again open four race categories at 32K, 21K, 10K, and 5K distances, with organizers expecting over 8,000 runners to participate.
Registration period is open until August 10, 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. Last year, the charity event raised P3.5 million for YESPinoy Foundation, HERO Foundation, Right Start Community Development, Inc., Empowering Brilliant Minds Foundation, ERDA Tech Foundation, and EPCALM Adult Leukemia Foundation. Over 5,000 runners showed up for the 2018 race.
“We’re very thankful to RWM because it is really a big help for the orphans’ education,” said General Victor Bayani, Executive Director of HERO Foundation of last year’s run. “We were able to increase the stipends we provide for the elementary and high school students,” he added.
Interested parties may register online via www.runwithme.ph, via the RWM Mobile App, selected Olympic Village branches, or at Sportshouse Mall of Asia.