NoWhereToGoButUP Foundation in partnership with RUNRIO Events Inc., presents the inaugural The Great UP Run to be held on August 11, at the UP Diliman, Quezon City. Designed to be an annual event, the race is set to kickstart the upcoming season of the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP).
On its first edition, the event is targeting to attract 3,000 runners participating in any of the race’s 3km, 5km, 10km or 21km categories. Also expected to take part are all U.P. Varsity athletes, U.P. Students and faculty from all campuses, the rejuvenated U. P. Alumni, and all family, friends and supporters of the UP Community.
Registered runners from all categories will receive, as part of their race kit, a singlet, a race bib, timing chip and a loot bag. Apart from these entitlements, registered 21km runners who will successfully finish the race will receive a finisher’s shirt and a finisher’s medal.
Online registration for this race has already started. Interested participants can visit the The Great UP Run page on the RUNRIO Events Inc. website (https://www.runrio.com/race/registration/the-great-up-run) to register. Online registration is available until July 29.
As the race is part of NoWhereToGoButUP’s thrust of supporting the varsity teams of the University of the Philippines, proceeds of the race fees will go to the UP Athletes through the NoWhereToGoButUP Foundation.
Race fees are Php1,100, Php800, Php700 and Php600 for the 21km, 10km, 5km and 3km categories, respectively.
The Great UP Run is a sundown race, with gun start scheduled at 4:30pm for the 21k category, 4:45pm for the 10k category, 5:00pm for the 2km category and 5:05pm for the 3km category.
All roads that form part of the race route will be partially closed during the conduct of the race but will be re-opened after the set cut-off for each race category – 4 hours after the official race start for the 21km category, 2 hours for the 10km category and 1 hour for the 5km category.
Top race category winners will receive awards from the organizers and its sponsors. Right after the awards ceremony, as a kickoff to Season 82, Nowheretogobutup Foundation will be holding a concert featuring homegrown UP artists.
For more details about this race, visit https://www.runrio.com/race/the-great-up-run or check out the RUNRIO Facebook page.