I’ve watched Sofitel Runs evolve from a very unique Battle of the Sexes concept to be among the premier half marathons during the year. One thing common of all the runs is that the cause to support Virlanie Foundation. #SofitelManilaHalfMarathon is back on August 16, 2015 at the SM Mall of Asia Grounds with 5K, 10K and 21K categories. Expect the usual seamless Runrio execution and the feel good running environment that comes with the warmth of supporting the cause of the street kids at Virlanie.
Sofitel Manila Half Marathon
Through the years, Sofitel Manila was able to help Virlanie Foundation coming from the proceeds of Sofitel runs. Virlanie Foundation is a foundation that cares for children in need of special protection; those who are abandoned, abused, exploited, neglected, orphaned, poor. The funds raised for them can allow Virlanie to help more kids – take them away from the discomfort of the streets and help them establish a better life. Your participation goes a long way in uplifting lives. I guess if we go with the cycle of giving out a helping hand, we end up with a better community.
Sofitel always gave us a good run with the adrenaline-pumping battle of the sexes and the really scenic Sofitel Manila Half Marathon last year that gave participant a great experience and a really warm heart from helping the cause of Virlanie. Sofitel Manila Half Marathon 2015 is also an appreciation of the heritage in the city as you get to run with the panoramic view of Manila Bay and passing by the Rizal Park along Roxas Boulevard. The run is also among the most participated runs with 4,500 runners joining last year and is aimed to be at par with international races like the Singapore Marathon. There would be 3 categories with 5K, 10K and 21K distances to be held at SM Mall of Asia that can cater to all type of runners from newbies to more experienced long distance specialists. Sofitel Manila Half Marathon would also be a green run as runners would be encouraged to bring water bottles for refilling at designated hydration stations and thus minimizing the use of plastic and paper cups. Let’s run for wellness! Let’s run for the environment! Let’s Run for the Kids at Virlanie.
This event is co-presented by the Philippine National Bank and Cebu Pacific GetGo. The Sofitel Manila Half Marathon is made possible by the following sponsors: Gatorade, Timex, Salonpas, Subaru, Althaus Philippines, Star Xpo Enterprises, Delsan Office Systems, The Real Deal Company, The Cream Factory, Certified Calm, Kleen Kanteen, Toesox and TFC & Saforelle. Media partners include: ANC The ABS-CBN News Channel, AXN and Sony Channels, Businessworld, Fox International Channels, Philippine Daily Inquirer and The Philippine Star.
Date and Venue:
- August 16, 2015, SM Mall of Asia
Distance and Fees:
- 5K, P750
- 10K, P850
- 21K, P950
- Includes bib, timing tag and singlet.
- Finisher Shirt and Finisher Medals for 21K finishers
- Online: Runrio.com (June 23 – August 2, 2015)
- In Store (July 20- August 9, 2015)
- Toby’s SM Mall of Asia
- Toby’s Robinson’s Galleria
- Toby’s Trinoma
- Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila
Assembly / Gunstart: