National Geographic Earth Day Run this April
This April, National Geographic will further its commitment to the environment with its yearly National Geographic Earth Day Run. This year’s theme will be “Planet or Plastic?” – an initiative from National Geographic geared toward raising awareness on reducing the amount of single-use plastic that enters the world’s oceans.
The run will take place on April 14. 2019 at The Mall of Asia Open Grounds. The event is open to the public. Interested participants may sign up by visiting natgeoearthdayrun.com.Co-presented by Immunomax, this year’s run will mark the 10th year of Earth Days Runs in the Philippines. Around 15,000 runners are expected to join the following race categories: 3K, 5K, 10K and 21K.
“We are proud of how Earth Day Run has played a vital role in bringing awareness to environmental issues in the country. Now on our 10th year, we are excited to once again share everyone’s passion in caring for one’s self and the environment as we run together for the planet. With this year’s theme Planet or Plastic, we aim to raise awareness on the effects of single-use plastic and how important it is to take action today. It is our goal to make Earth Day Run a change driver with how people live their lives. By being more conscious of our actions and the footprint we leave behind, we re-commit and strengthen our promise to help and protect our planet.” said Charo Espedido, Director and Head of Marketing of FOX Networks Group Philippines.
Annually, 9 million tons of plastic ends up in the ocean. Asia is more responsible for plastic water leakage than the rest of the world.
Participants at this year’s Earth Day Run are encouraged to take the pledge to reduce their use of single-use plastic. Likewise, no single-use plastics will be allowed at the event.