START MAKING plans for this coming April 13 as the United Architects of the Philippines in cooperation with the Pinoy Aspiring Runners present “Runkitek 2019” at the SM Mall of Asia. The 4:00 AM fun run for a cause hopes to raise funds for the Bayanihang Arkitektura of the UAP.
“This is part of the activities for our 45th UAP National Convention so we want to raise awareness about the importance of architects in society,” said Arch. Karen Kaye Ang who serves as Director of the convention. “We regularly have the Arkilympics which is exclusive for our members so this is the first time we will be having a similar activity that is open to the public.”
Distance categories are for 10, five and three kilometers. Around 3,000 runners are seen to join, including Architecture students.
Onsite registration is now ongoing at Garmin stores located in SM Mall of Asia, SM City North EDSA and SM Megamall while online registration may be availed at www.runkitek.com with all Bayad Centers ready to accept payment. Registration fees are very reasonable at PHP 850.00 for 10, PHP 750.00 for five and PHP 700.00 for three kilometers inclusive of a race t-shirt and race bib with timing chip.
Medals will be awarded to all those who finish their race plus gifts from sponsors and even more prizes in the post-race raffle. The top three females and males for each distance category will be recognized.
Bayanihang Arkitektura is the corporate social responsibility initiative of the UAP. Part of the program is the use of the architects’ knowledge in addressing and solving problems of the community through the offering of free professional services.