Globe Philippines: Run For Home

Globe opens the registration for its first-ever running event that hopes to attract runners and health enthusiasts as it features the use of the disposable electronic timing chips to track running time.

“The Run for Home: Globe-Ayala Land City Run for Habitat for Humanity” is slated for July 19, Sunday, at 5 a.m. at the Bonifacio Global City. It offers three-km, five-km, 10-km and 21-km runs that will make use of the new Bonifacio Global City to Makati Central Business District route. This run will support Habitat for Humanity to benefit the KapitBisig Para Sa Ilog Pasig Project.

Assembly time for the three-kilometer run is at 5:35 a.m. and gun start will be at 6 a.m. For the five-km run, participants must assemble at 5:25 a.m. in time for the 5:55 a.m. gun start. The 10-km run’s assembly is at 5:15 a.m. as the gun start is at 5:45 a.m. Runners joining the 21-km run must assemble by 4:30 a.m. for the gun start at exactly 5 a.m.

Globe brings the disposable electronic timing chips to the Philippines to track the running time of participants to the Run for Home, a first for a running event in the country. The disposable electronic timing chips are miniature transponders in a specially designed plastic housing. These are used in popular international marathons where the chip is attached to a runner’s shoelace and in triathlons where it is placed as an ankle bracelet.

Registration is from June 19 to July 3 only, through the Globe Web site or at participating Globe Business Centers and Fitness First branches in Metro Manila.

To join Globe’s Run for Home, new Globe Prepaid subscribers can purchase a Globe Prepaid SIM for P45, load P300 worth of credits and register to Unlitxt All Day for P80. Existing Globe Prepaid subscribers can load P300 worth of credits and register to Unlitxt All Day for P80.

Globe Postpaid subscribers and Globe Platinum members need to pay P300 as registration fee and register to Unlitxt All Day for P80 to join the run. Otherwise, anyone can opt to register to the three-km, five-km or 10-km run by paying P500 and P700 for the 21-km run.

From July 16 to July 18, exactly three days before Run for Home, registered participants can pick up their race kits which include the official race number, safety pins, route maps, singlet and the disposable electronic timing chip, at the Bonifacio High Street (in front of ROX).

Log on to www.globe.com.ph/runforhome or visit participating Globe Business Centers and Fitness First branches in Metro Manila for more information.

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