Kick-start Earth Day 2014 Celebration with Pro Earth Run


I’ve joined a few races before, but I can’t remember when anymore.  Come to think of it, I actually have planned to join races where I could have the opportunity to bond with my husband and kids while trying to inch out a race.  Not only that I need to get my heart pumpin’ some more, I need to shed off a few bulges.   And how about getting more excuses to indulge and binge eat again, but this time with less meat on my plates.

Here is a fun way to jump-start summer with activities for the family that gives a whole new meaning to helping save the earth.  

To give much emphasis to the celebration of Earth Day 2014,  “PRO-EARTH RUN”  is launched, which is said to mobilize resources to support the continuing advocacies of EDNPI (Earth Day Network Philippines) on climate change and the conservation of the country’s biodiversity resources.

Do you know that since the 1990’s, the Philippines participates annually in the worldwide celebration of Earth Day?  However,  the Philippines’ celebration is unique in that it is a unifying venue  for  government, civil society, and churches to highlight the country’s environmental health and renew their partnership to work for the common good.

The partnership that was forged since 1999 has evolved into a loose coalition called Earth Day Network Philippines (EDNPI) with a Secretariat that directly coordinates the Network’s members from local government units to non-governmental organizations, from business corporations to churches and academic institutions, and from big organizations to individuals who want to do something for the environment. Through Presidential Proclamations, Earth Day has become a permanent environmental holiday of the country and has become a fixture in the national environmental consciousness.

For 2014, Earth Day celebration gives focus to CLIMATE CHANGE. This year is especially important because we have just experienced the onslaught of Super Typhoon Yolanda, which almost brought all our brothers and sisters in the Visayas and Northern Palawan down to their knees. More of these super typhoons are expected to come as a result of human-induced climate change.

Aside from the above mentioned, 2014 is also equally important for the Network because it is celebrating its 15th anniversary. It was in 1999 that Mr. Mark Dubois of Earth Day International visited the Philippines and helped form the Earth Day Network Philippines in the house of the late Odette Alcantara, the founding Country Coordinator. Since then, the celebration of Earth Day has become truly a dynamic celebration with a meaningful Main Event held in different areas of the country to highlight that Earth Day is Everyday, Everywhere for Everyone.

PROTECT. RESPECT. OVERSEE Earth Care as the campaign byline of this year’s Pro Earth Run.

This 12 April 2014, 4:30AM, at the Bonifacio Global City, Taguig, Earth Day Network Philippines stages its first-ever fun run, PRO-EARTH RUN 2014. An advocacy run to encourage people to Protect, Respect, and Oversee the sensible and sustainable care for Mother Earth, it is presented by Malungai Life Oil – all-natural concentrated vegetable extract developed from pure Malunggay leaves and seeds ( and UPS – United Parcel Service (

A 3K, 5K, 10K race category event, with special 1.5K Run with Doraemon track, PRO EARTH RUN is also supported by PCSO, First Gen, Merrell, Globe, The Body Shop, Holcim, Free Food Co. Coco Dolce, Business Mirror, Malaya Business Insight, Business World, Manila Times, Circuit Magazine, 106.7 Energy FM, 107.5 Win Radio, SM Tickets, SM Cinema, Digi Post, and Mother Earth advocates and runners.


10K  —  P500 —  5:30AM — Singlet | Bib | Freebies*

  5K   —  P500  — 5:45AM —  Singlet | Bib | Freebies*

   3K —  P500   —  6AM     — Singlet | Bib | Freebies*

1.5K Run With Doraemon —  P500 —  6AM —  Singlet | Bib | Freebies*

* Sponsors’ goodwill freebies good while supplies last






1) Pay and Register at



March 01 – April 06, 2014





Submit Registration Confirmation email at the Pro Earth Run Redemption Booth, Level 5 Bridgeway Exhibit Area (near Chapel), SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City, mall hours, on 04-06 April 2014.


2) Pay at SM Cinema Ticket Counter nationwide and register online at



March 01 – April 06, 2014


3) Pay at MERRELL Sports store in Market, Market | Festival Mall Alabang | Trinoma | SM Annex-North Edsa and register online at



March 07 – April 03, 2014



The culmination of the celebration will be during the Earth Day 2014 Main Event. To be celebrated at the Quezon Memorial Circle, there is where we will be highlighting the network members’ efforts and achievements for the past year. The Main Event is also the occasion wherein the DENR Secretaries have presented the State of the Philippine Environment Address annually. Together with the Main Event is the SANDIWANG: Isang Diwa sa Pagdiriwang ng Kalikasan, an Interfaith Celebration of Earth Day that we intend to be a more artistic and cultural celebration. Also in line is the Earth Day 2014 Advocacy Fair, where individuals can learn more on how they can participate or volunteer in the specific advocacies, programs, and projects of different organizations, national government agencies, and local government units.

For more information, you may contact EDNP Secretariat’s Network Relations Officer, Mr. Ryan Alfred Go, at Telefax: (02) 332-6030; Mobile: 0905-5051111; or Email: ##


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