Wednesday, May 24, 2017

RUNRIO Events, Inc. Launches the Siargao International Marathon


Siargao has the perfect waves for surfers and the biggest mangroves conservation areas in the country today. The Run event is the first.... inviting everyone to support and join the run, visit the island and make your story under the sun in Siargao because words alone cannot capture the beauty of the island.

RUNRIO Events, Inc. Launches the Siargao International Marathon last Thursday, May 18, 2017, 3pm at Plantation Bar & Bistro, Carlos Palanca St., Legaspi Village, Makati. The island of Siargao in Surigao del Norte has been gaining vast popularity among tourists. Other thank its world-renowned surf breaks, the island boasts of beautiful beaches, clear waters, scenic views and natural wonders.

In support of Del Carmen Mayor Alfredo Matugas Coro's mangrove rehabilitation program that he has started since coming into office in 2010, RunRio Events, Inc. and Open Space Media Inc. are launching the first Siargao International Marathon: Run for the Mangroves on July 23, 2017 to be held in Del Carmen, Siargao. This event aims to promote the island of Siargao as a place for sports and eco tourism as well as to contribute tot he rehabilitation of the Del Carmen Mangroves.

In the municipality of Del Carmen, on the way to the tourist favorite Sugba Lagoon, one passes through the Del Carmen Mangroves. This mangrove forest is the second largest in the country and is home to 27 out of 70 mangrove species in the world. Unfortunately, vast tracks of these mangroves have been illegally cut to make charcoal.

The Siargao International Marathon is in collaboration with the Municipality of Del Carmen, Siargao and the Department of Tourism and is presented by Skyjet Airlines. This event is also supported by H&M Sport, Pascual Greek Yogurt, The Live Fit Lab, and TetraPak.


Siargao International Marathon 2017 is a fundraising campaign organized by the Municipality of Del Carmen together with Runrio Events, Inc. and Open Space Media  Inc. for the benefit of mangrove rehabilitation in Del Carmen. This is the 1st Siargao International Marathon following the success of the first Siargao It Up! Marathon last year.


Registration for the 21km and 42km categories is open to participants from all over the world ages 18 years old and above. Aside from the race singlet, bib with timing chip and sponsors freebies, each race kit comes with a pledge of one seeding to be planted in the mangrove forest on July 25, 2017 during a planting activity that will include a talk by Dr. Jurgenne Primavera, Chief Mangrove Scientific Adviser.
Participants for this event may now register through the RunRio website, www.runrio.com and also have the option to book their direct flights from Manila to Siargao via Skyjet Airlines.


Call the RUNRIO hotline at 463-4813 (Mondays to Fridays from 9:00AM to 6:00PM).
Email us at info@runrio.com
Or visit our website www.runrio/siargaomarathon2017
For corporate packages, kindly contact Vismark Penada, Registration Secretariat at 463-4813. 

EVENT DETAILS:
Event Date: July 23, 2017 (Sunday)
Event Venue: Del Carmen
Event Time: 5:00AM – 12:00PM



For more information, please visit: www.runrio.com/siargaomarathon2017 or like the official Facebook page, http://www.facebook/runrioeventsinc/.

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