The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) is all set to launch its fourth nationwide humanitarian run, called the Million Volunteer Run, on October 21 at the Quirino Grandstand, Manila.
“Through the years, the Philippine Red Cross has always been at the forefront of disasters and emergencies, giving aid and life-saving assistance to the most vulnerable. By joining the Million Volunteer Run 4, you can help the Red Cross help more people to be more prepared to respond to disasters and calamities,” said PRC Chairman Richard Gordon. “This is a run for humanity. We call it a humanitarian run for everyone.” Gordon added.
The MVR4 aims to gather volunteers, staff, and partners all over the country to run to help raise funds for the organization’s humanitarian causes, including the strengthening of PRC’s emergency and disaster response through the purchase of additional fleet of rescue vehicles and equipment.
To date, there will be more than 50 PRC chapters that will participate in the simultaneous nationwide run.
For those who are interested to join the run, there are 4 ways to choose from: you may register directly to the PRC National Headquarters, Mandaluyong City; PRC Metro Manila chapters (Caloocan City, Las Piñas City, Manila, Malabon City, Marikina City, Pasay City, Quezon City, Rizal, and Valenzuela); you may go directly to www.mvr.redcross.org.ph; and Chris Sports Outlets at SM Manila, SM Sucat, SM North EDSA Annex, and Market Market Taguig (until October 19, 2017, 7 p.m.).
There are also two registration rates for the run: Php 500 for 3K/5K, inclusive of an MVR singlet, PRC bronze membership, race bib, and runner’s card; and Php 350 for 3K/5K, inclusive of an MVR singlet, race bib, and runner’s card.
Registration for the run is open until October 19. There will be no walk-in registration during the event. Aspiring runners are therefore advised to register a week before the run itself to secure their kits.
For Metro Manila runners, the assembly time for the main run site (Quirino Grandstand) will be at 4 a.m. to be followed by a warm-up exercise until the race officially begins on gun start at 5 a.m. and 5:30 a.m. for 5K and 3K runners, respectively.For further inquiry, call the MVR office at 790-2300 local 208, follow and like our Facebook page at fb.com/millionvolunteerrun, or visit or call their nearest Red Cross chapter.