WHO SAYS the Philippines’ war against illegal drugs is no fun? That will all change with the holding of the Victory Run Against Drugs, a sunset fun run with a ton of side events for the total fitness and entertainment experience, on April 30 (Sunday) at the University of the Philippines Sunken Garden in Diliman, Quezon City.
Adding to everyone’s enjoyment will be a post-race concert and party featuring top acts. There will also be a car show along with a bazaar and raffle.
Participants may chose between the five or 10-kilometer categories. Both categories come with a color-coded event singlet, race number, baller band and raffle stub plus a certificate (for five kilometers) or medal (for 10 kilometers) upon crossing the finish line and access to all the post-race festivities.
Registration fees are at PHP 600.00 for five kilometers and PHP 800.00 for 10 kilometers. Those who will not join the fun run may avail of tickets to the concert and party for only PHP 300.00.
Runners may now sign up at Sportshouse branches located at SM Mall of Asia, SM Megamall, SM City North EDSA and SM City Fairview and Conquer Outdoors outlets at Robinsons Forum in Mandaluyong City and Ayala Terraces in Fairview. Online registration is also available at www.victoryrun.weebly.com.
Sports and other wholesome activities have long been proven as effective methods of shielding the public especially the youth from the effects of illegal drugs. The Victory Run Against Drugs promises to be the biggest anti-drug activity the metropolis has seen in recent memory and has drawn support and endorsements from the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA), the Philippine National Police (PNP), local governments and several non-government organizations.
But wait, there’s more! The April 30 event is only the beginning as organizers hinted that a second and longer leg will follow in Subic Bay in July followed by the grand finale in October to complete the trilogy.
Completing all three races is definitely a big challenge that should appeal both to newbies as well as seasoned pavement pounders. For more information and other updates, please visit and like their official Facebook page Victory Run Against Drugs.