March 29, 2019

Nat Geo Earth Day Run 2019: Planet or Plastic?

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  • Celebrate Earth Day with National Geographic and join the cause for our environment at Earth Day Run 2019: Planet or Plastic? Run for the world’s oceans on April 14, 2019, at the Mall of Asia Open Grounds, Pasay City.

    As Nat Geo’s multiyear initiative, the 10th Earth Day Run is aimed at raising awareness of plastic pollution and reducing the amount of single-use plastics that enter the world’s oceans. The event is expected to attract 15,000 running enthusiasts with four race categories: 3K, 5K, 10K and 21K.


    Online registration is available and claiming of race kits will be at SM Aura, Taguig starting April 1. Register through Lazada, NatGeo Earth Day Run Exclusive Online Partner, to have your race kit delivered (additional fees apply).

    On-site registration is available at booths at Entertainment Mall of SM Mall of Asia, G/F The Block of SM North Edsa, L/G Atrium of SM Southmall, and 3/F of SM Aura.

    Race kit will include a singlet, reusable hydration bottle, drawstring bag, and belt bag. Only 10K and 21K finishers will get a finisher’s medal.

    April 14, 2019 3K 5K 10K* 21K**
    Registration Fee Php 800 Php 900 Php 1,000 Php 1,450
    Assembly Time 5:00 a.m. 4:30 a.m. 4:00 a.m. 2:30 a.m.
    Gun Time 6:00 a.m.  5:30 a.m. 5:00 a.m. 3:30 a.m.

    *10K finishers will receive a medal
    **21K finishers will receive a finisher’s shirt + medal

    No single-use plastics will be allowed at the event and all runners are urged to use the reusable water bottles included every race kit.

    Take note of the singlet sizes before registration.

    Run Routes

    Runners should be at the venue at least 30 minutes before gun start to participate in the warm-up exercises. All race categories will start and end at Seaside Boulevard, behind SM Mall of Asia.

    Planet or Plastic?

    Each year, 9 million tons of plastic waste ends up in the ocean, with Asia being the biggest contributor. Some estimates suggest this plastic could remain in marine environments for 450 years or longer, and the problem is only getting worse.

    Earth Day Run 2019 will be a powerful platform to share the campaign as runners and event-goers are encouraged to take the official Planet or Plastic? pledge to reduce their use of single-use plastic. The ultimate goal is to prevent 1 billion plastic items from reaching the ocean.


    What: National Geographic Earth Day Run 2019: Planet or Plastic?
    Where: SM Mall of Asia Open Grounds, Seaside Blvd, Pasay City
    When: April 14, 2019
    Ticket Info: Registration Fee: 3k-Php 800, 5k-Php 900, 10k-Php 1,000, 21k-Php 1,450.
    Register online, through Lazada, or visit NatGeo Earth Run booths at Entertainment Mall of SM Mall of Asia, GF The Block of SM North Edsa, LG Atrium of SM Southmall, and 3F of SM Aura.
    Website: Earth Day Run Manila, Planet or Plastic Pledge

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