Sunday, November 1, 2009

International Marathon To Benefit Pasig River Rehabilitation

The historic Pasig River will be the main beneficiary of the staging of the Philippine International Marathon: A Run for the Pasig River scheduled on November 8, 2009 at the Quirino Grandstand in Luneta Park, Manila.

Co-presented by ABS-CBN Foundation, and IZOD, in partnership with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources through the Pasig River Rehabilitation Commission (PRRC) in cooperation with Rexona, and the Department of Tourism, the event aims to promote awareness regarding the degrading state of the river and gather funds to aid in its rehabilitation. The said rehabilitation includes the relocation of the remaining 800 families living along the riverbanks.

The marathon is open to all runners six years old and above, amateur or professional. The race will begin at Quirino Grandstand and cover the major streets of Metro Manila, passing through eight bridges, including Del Pan, Jones, MacArthur, Ayala and Makati-Mandaluyong. Participants may choose to take part in the 3K, 5K, 10K, or the 42K individual or relay category. Cash prizes are in store for the top 10 finishers in the full marathon.

Participation fee is P250.00. Registration forms are available at and to be submitted at the following registration outlets:

Kapit Bisig para sa Ilog Pasig3/F ELJ Building, Mother Ignacia Ave., Quezon City
ABS-CBN Foundation, Inc. Head Office Mother Ignacia Ave., Quezon City (Guard House)
IZOD BoutiquesSM City North Edsa, SM Mall of Asia, The Podium, Trinoma, Ayala Center Cebu, Robinson’s Place – Manila, Gateway Mall
Van Heusen BoutiquesSM Megamall, SM Southmall, Gateway Mall, Greenhills, The Shop, Shangri-La Mall, Market! Market!
Gold’s Gym Glorietta, Makati, Alabang, Robinson’s Galleria, Ortigas, Wilsons Greenhills
R.O.X Running StoreBonifacio High Street, The Fort, Taguig City
Second Wind 88 Maginhawa St., Teacher’s Village, Quezon City
Race Inc.,Vasquez Madrigal Bldg. No. 55 Annapolis St., San Juan , Metro Manila

The Philippine International Marathon: A Run for the Pasig River is sponsored by Van Heusen, Gold's Gym, Gatorade, and Goldilocks Bakeshop, and the following media partners: ABS-CBN, ASAP '09, National Parks Development Committee, The Philippine Star, Manila Bulletin, Business World, People's Tonight, and People's Journal.

For more information, contact the Kapit Bisig Para sa Ilog Pasig at (632) 416-1911, 410-2753 to 55, 415-2272 local 3797 or email,


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