If you were as caught up in the Olympics as I was in the past month, you would have bemoaned the small Philippine contingent and their lack of support. It was private-sector donations that funded the training of many of our Olympians. With the London 2012 Paralympics coming up, our Paralympians also need our support. There are nine Filipinos competing: one of them is Isidro Vildosola, who is better-known as the one-armed runner on the Wetshop Para Tri Team. I had the pleasure of meeting and speaking with him a few years ago during our interview with him on Runnerspeak, and I’m so proud he’s one of our country’s representatives.
The Summit Run for Pinoy Glory on December 1
October 20 at McKinley Hill is the third leg in a series which began on January 7 at BGC. The second leg was held on July 7 in Cebu City. This third leg aims not just to raise funds for, but also to boost the morale of the para-athletes representing our country in international competition. Although the race will be held well after the London Paralympic Games, the target is to generate enough participating runners as a public demonstration of people’s support for the Philippine National Paralympic Team.
This race allows athletes and non-athletes, able-bodied and differently-abled to participate in the race with the inclusion of a special 5K category for participants in wheelchairs alongside the 3K, 5K, 10K, and 16K categories.
Race: Summit Run for Pinoy Glory
Date: December 1, 2012
Venue: McKinley Hill, Taguig City
Reg Fee: P350 (3K), P550 (5K/5K wheelchair), P700 (10K/10K Executives), price to be announced (16K)
Registration Sites: Chris Sports (SM North Annex, SM Mall Of Asia, SM Manila, Glorietta 3)
More Information: Shadowfax Events
UPDATE (10/13/2012): This race has been moved to December 1, 2012.