Run for Sight Foundation and CebuDoc Group launches iRun for Luzon – a Virtual Run for a Cause for Typhoon Victims
November 24, 2020 – Run for Sight Foundation in partnership with CebuDoc Group launches iRun for Luzon – a virtual race for a Cause for the victims of recent typhoons in Luzon, that allows runners to finish a cumulative distance anywhere within a certain period.
"Due to the pandemic, our yearly University Run has been canceled this year but many running events globally have done the virtual marathons, I have joined one myself. And recently, we had at least 4 typhoons that have caused big damage in Luzon. Then we thought, we have been doing this as a foundation for years – we run for a cause. Thus, we started planning to host a running event where all proceeds will go to our brothers and sisters in Luzon who have been badly hit by the recent typhoons," said CebuDoc Group's President and Run For Sight Chairman, Dr. Potenciano "Yong" S.D Larrazabal, III.
iRun for Luzon will feature the 3-kilometer, 5K, 10K, 21K, and 42K categories. It is open to all, whether you are a seasoned runner, elite, or beginner. The race period is from December 5 to 19, 2020, registration will start on November 30 and ends on December 18, 2020. Participants will receive their eBIB via email upon registration.
“It will be a virtual running event where you can run anywhere, anytime on the given dates. You can complete the race at your own pace, iRun for Luzon is an opportunity for everyone to get back on track while maintaining health protocols but still be physically active amid pandemic and knowing that you are not just doing it for yourself but also for others," he added.
Participants will be asked to track their race using the tracking app of their choice; any app will do but recommended apps are Garmin, Strava and Runkeeper. It should have the actual date, rendered time, and distance (km). Once the participant completed their race, they will be asked to submit proof of their results in order to receive their finisher's items, inclusions of Singlet, eCertificate, and Medal. Please see below for a step-by-step guide:
Run for Sight Foundation targets around 500 to 1,000 participants. The proceeds of the race will go to the victims of the recent Typhoons in Luzon. The registration fee is P999.00 and applies to all categories. You may visit www.runforsight.net for online registration or the official Facebook page of CebuDoc Group for updates.