Run For Hope enthusiasts who failed to register to date can still avail of the adventures this event offer as the deadline for registration for the event is extended to November 24, Thursday.
Registration for this event will can be availed at the SLU main campus, Maryheights Campus, Navy Base Campus, SM Baguio and Laperal Building.
This year’s edition, the seventh since its inception is set this November 27, 2016, Sunday. It is themed “Building a Home for Hope” and offers five distances: 3K, 5K, 10K, 21K, and 42K.
The proceeds for this event will benefit SLU Halfway Home for Boys, RSCC-Wangal and Medical mission for Children.
The participants to this event will be given race kits that includes a race bib, route map, dri-fit shirt, and RFID tag.
The prizes awaiting winners are medals for the top three finishers of each category, Finishers’ shirt and medals for 21K and 42K runners, and trophies for the top three finishers of the 42K distance. Other surprise freebies are also slated to be given away.
Run for Hope is an annual fun run and Advocacy Activity for children in need of special protection specifically those who were abused, abandoned, and neglected. Since its inception, the Run for Hope became an annual major event during SLU’s annual celebration of its foundation anniversary through its Handog ng SLU sa Baguio.
For the past four years, the project was a partnership between SLU Sunflower Centennial Halfway Home for Boys and the Marketing Mixers, a student organization under the School of Accountancy and Business Management (SABM). However, this year’s Run for Hope will involve several offices of the university, other student organizations like the Junior Philippine Institute of Accountants also from SABM, with Sunflower Children’s Center spearheading the project.
The Run for Hope highlights the Louisian’s core value of social involvement and its mission of reaching out and helping people in difficult circumstances. It is also an opportunity for the SLU community to raise awareness on issues being faced by Children in Need of Special Protection
Rev. Fr. Gerald Costa of the SLU Halfway Home for Boys is the Head Race Officer for the event.
For the latest developments on this event, please check out facebook.com/officialrunforhopeph.