A NEW race series is sure to attract the attention of many starting this April 15 – “Takbo PARa Sa Kalikasan” consists of four separate fun runs this year staged by the Pinoy Aspiring Runners (PAR) and MnK Concept and Events with the advocacy of protecting the environment.  The first race, Fire Run, will be at the Liwasang Ulalim inside the Cultural Center of the Philippines Complex with Haribon Foundation as the event’s main beneficiary.

     Runners may join either 16, 10, five or three kilometers with the corresponding registration fees of PHP 850.00, PHP 750.00, PHP 650.00 and PHP 550.00 respectively.  All race kits are inclusive of a singlet and race bib number plus all finishers will be awarded a medal upon crossing the finish line with 16-kilometer participants getting an additional t-shirt as well.

Onsite registration is now being conducted at Garmin branches located at SM Mall of Asia, SM Megamall, SM City North EDSA, Alabang Town Center, Glorietta 5 and Uptown Mall BGC.  Promos and discounts await those who will register for the entire series or sign up in bulk as a group or team.

After the Fire Run, the series will continue with the Water Run on June 17 and the Air Run on September 30.  The series will culminate with the Earth Run on November 18 which is sure to be a hit not just with runners but also their families as several side activities are in the plans.


The four medals can be combined to form one big medal.  There will be increasing distance categories as the series progresses and everyone is sure to look forward to the four collectible singlets from each leg.

“We may not be aware or care about climate change these days because we are already used to it but that should not be the case as global warming is a very big problem,” said PAR President Joseph Balbino during the recent media launch.  “We decided to adopt an environmental advocacy this time after conducting many charity fun runs.”

Meanwhile, PAR also used the occasion to introduce their new website, www.par.com.ph and also their PAR Loyalty Card which may be used to avail of discounts or earn points when joining events or patronizing partner shops and restaurants.  PAR has also lined up several other events for the year so watch out for it very soon.

For the latest information and updates, please visit and like Fire Run on Facebook.


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