Ready, set, run!

Sofitel Philippines in partnership with Runrio, Inc. are set for another exciting running event on August 17. The Manila Half-Marathon will become a charity fun run event for the benefit of Virlanie Foundation.

Happening at the SM Mall of Asia, the marathon will be featuring 5K, 10K, and 21K categories. Registration fees are as follows: P750 for the 5k, P850 for the 10k, and P950 for the 21k. All runners shall receive a race bib, singlet, and finisherslootbag and drinks. The 21km category shall also receive a finishers medal and finishers shirt.

Meanwhile, Mark Calubid, one of the foundation’s beneficiaries, expressed his gratitude to Sofitel for their continuous support to Virlanie during the press launch and Bloggers’ Night for the marathon last June 24, 2014. The Virlanie Choir, on the other hand, has captivated the bloggers with two moving songs.

In 2013, Sofitel Philippine Plaza has raised over Php 1. 5 million through the two runs organized, Sofitel Battle of the Sexes Leg 1 and 2 – a part of the proceeds had been used to purchase a van that was handed over to the foundation. This year, the target is to attract over 6,000 runners and better success in terms of fund raising.

Since 2007, the hotel has launched several projects to help raise funds to support the foundation’s benevolent activities in order to reach out to the children and families living in the poorest areas of Metro Manila.

For more details and to register, please checkRunrio’s website.