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Incoming: NatGeo Earth Day Run 2017

Posted by on 28. February 2017

NatGeo Earth Day Run has been a fixture in the runner’s calendar for the past 8 years. The cause of saving mother Earth has always been relevant and NatGeo is now calling all Eco-warriors to run for the cause of the environment once again.  Join the 5K, 10K, 21K or go for a full marathon experience on April 23, 2017 at the SM Mall of Asia.

NatGeo Run

Not everybody is meant to save the world but anybody can make it a better place.  We can make it a better place by taking care of the Environment and joining NatGeo Earth Day Run 2017 is a good step towards that direction. Eco-warriors, it’s time to assemble at the SM Mall of Asia on April 23, 2017 and run 5K, 10K, 21K or go for a full marathon.  The event encourages and welcomes all types of Eco Warriors to take part, from fun-runners of all ages to the serious marathon runners who regularly compete. Each runner and each step made would definitely boost the environment. Here’s some of the reason to join NatGeo Earth Day Run.

Advocacy to the Environment

Earth Day Run participants were able to contribute to saving the Irawaddy dolphins at the Malampaya Sound Research and Conservation Project in Palawan and the Marine Protected Area and Coral Reef in Apo Reef in Ocidental Mindoro. They also provided a sustainable solution to reduce Carbon Footprints at Monreal, Masbate as well as beefed up the reforestation efforts in Ipo, Watershed in Bulacan, which is the source of fresh water supply of Metro Manila.  Registered runners at Earth Day Run 2017 will not only experience a fun day of outdoor fitness by joining this year’s event, but will also be doing their part in contributing to National Geographic’s environmental efforts.

It’s a Regional Run and Effort

Saving the environment is a global effort and from a pure Manila run, NatGeo Run has evolved into a regional run starting last year to better spread the vision and advocacy of Earth Day Run across Asia.  The event will be held not only in Manila but simultaneously in the cities of Hong Kong, Shanghai, Singapore and Taichung.  April 23 would be a day to raise public consciousness about environmental issues and health and fitness for National Geographic, which celebrates its eighth straight year of holding Earth Day Run. Presented by the channel and its partners Cherifer Premium and World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF), Earth Day Run 2017 aims to continue the tradition of being one of the biggest running events in the country, expecting scores of running enthusiasts and Eco Warriors to register and run for the environment.

It’s now on it’s 8th year

NatGeo Earth Day Run has been promoting the advocacy and social awareness through fitness for eight years now and that calls for a celebration.  Loyal NatGeo Earth Day Runners get the VIP treatment this year with the special program features with the hashtag #8withEDR.  Participants from previous Earth Day Runs will be given priority placement in front of the starting line at the beginning of the race and can claim their loot bags and finisher shirt at a special express booth. They can also make use of a special warm-up and cool down tent before and after the race to condition themselves and recover in comfort.  For it’s 8th year, there will also be 8 Years of EDR Gallery at the race village which runners can visit on race day.  They get to relive the accomplishment over the years and get to check the progress of the environmental and social initiates of NatGeo.  Visitors to the gallery will learn how their participation at Earth Day Run has made a significant impact on certain communities in the Philippines as well as how their actions as individuals can affect the environment.

LED Shoelaces and Prices for the Eco Warriors

This year, Earth Day Run will also be sporting new features for its runners. As a special treat, all race kits will come with LED shoelaces, serving as a badge of pride and as a safety precaution for Eco Warriors running at night or before sunrise. Prizes will also be given to costumed runners who showcase their creativity by coming in their best ensemble made from recycled materials. Finally, to make each Eco Warrior’s voice heard in this run for the Earth, advocacy banners will be hanging above the finish line so that each runner can grab them as they cross to make a shout-out for the environment, keep as a souvenir, and use for all their post-run selfies to amplify the message of acting now to save the environment.

It’s among the biggest run in the Region

“Earth Day Run 2017 will be the biggest version of the race yet, with more expected participants from Manila and four other cities across Asia. We’re also excited to look back on our eight years of environmental advocacy and share and celebrate with our runners the positive change that they helped make possible through the years by joining Earth Day Run. We hope that Earth Day Run 2017 not only brings communities of running enthusiasts together for the common cause of saving the environment but also that it amplifies the important message of doing your own part today to help stop climate change and commit to sustainable solutions to save our beloved planet Earth,” said Charo Espedido, Director and Head of Content and Marketing at FOX Networks Group Philippines.

Be an Eco Warrior

Of course, NatGeo Earth Day Run would be an excellent time to spend with family and friends and people with a soft heart for Mother Earth.  We get to raise the consciousness on the environment and we get to raise funds to support the initiatives of National Geographic Channel.  Let’s make the world a better place by joining the cause of NatGeo Earthday Run. Register Now!

Interested runners of all ages can join National Geographic’s Earth Day Run 2017 by registering at natgeoearthdayrun.com and from March 1 to April 16, 2017.

Race Details

Date and Venue:

  • Date: April 23, 2017
  • Venue: SM Mall of Asia

Fees and Inclusions


Finisher Shirt

Finisher Medal


  • Online: via NatGeoRun Website
  • Onsite: Opening Soon at Earth Day Run Booth in
    • SM Aura
    • SM North Edsa
    • SM MOA

Race Updates

  • Website: NatGeo Run 
  • Facebook Page: Nat Geo Run

Race Maps

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