Media Launch: NatGeo Earth Day Run 2017 is Back to Runrio, Details of the Race Revealed!

For 3 straight years, yours truly Runner Rocky is part of the biggest running event for the mother earth, the NatGeo Earth Day Run. And now on its 8TH Year, the race promised to be the biggest, with new innovations, and will take place again simultaneously on April 23, 2017 at the four major cities in Asia. What more, the race is back to Runrio as its race organizer!

During the Media Night held on Impressions Restaurant in Maxims Hotel, Resorts World Manila on February 27, 2017, exciting details about the race were revealed!

At the NatGeo Earth Day Run 2017, National Geographic will be celebrating eaight years of social awareness through fitness with special program features using the hashtag #8withEDR. With hopes of mobilizing all the Eco Warriors of previous Earth Day Runs, this year's event welcomes all previously registered participants with VIP treatment and special loyalty perks to be enjoyed on the day of the run. Participants from previous Earth Day Runs will be given priority placement in front of the starting line at the beginning of the race and can claim their loot bags and finisher shirt at a special express booth. They can also make use of a special warm-up and cool down tent before and after the race to condition themselves and recover in comfort.

Coach Rio Dela Cruz Discussed the Exciting Surprises in this Year's NatGeo Run

Fox Channel's General Manager Jude Turcuato Revealed that this Will be the Biggest Edition of NatGeo Race

The Race Route at the SM Mall of Asia Running Grounds

Once more just like last year, the event will be taking place simultaneously in the 5 major cities in Asia namely Manila, Hongkong, Shanghai, Singapore, and Taichung. 

In Manila, the event will be in the SM Mall of Asia running grounds where runners can join the 5K, 10K, 21K, and 42K categories.

The NatGeo Earth Day Run 2017 will also be sporting new features for its runners. As a special treat, all race kits will come with LED shoelaces, serving as a badge of pride and as a safety precaution for Eco Warriors running at night or before sunrise. Prizes will also be given to costumed runners who showcase their creativity by coming in their best ensemble made from recycled materials. Finally, to make each Eco Warrior's voice heard in this run for the Earth, advocacy banners will be hanging above the finish line so that each runner can grab them as they cross to make a shout-out for the environment, keep as a souvenir, and use for all their post-run selfies to amplify the message of acting now to save the environment.

Save The Date - April 23, 2017!

A Sumptuous Dinner was Served to the Media During the Launch

Great Food at the Impressions, Maxims Hotel where the Launch was Held

Last year, Earth Day Run participants ran to benefit such causes as saving the Irawaddy dolphins at the Malampaya Sound Research and Conservation Project in Palawan; giving the Earth Hour or "Gift of Life" village in Monreal, Masbate sustainable solutions that reduce carbon footprint; conservation of the Marine Protected Area and coral reef in Apo Reef in Occidental Mindoro; and beefing up reforestation efforts in the Ipo Watershed in Bulacan, which supplies Metro Manila with fresh water. Registered runners at the Earth Day Run 2017 will not only experience a fun day of outdoor fitness by joining this year's event, but will also be doing their part in contributing to National Geographic's environmental efforts.

During the media launch, Runner Rocky  had an exclusive interview with the Runrio icon, Coach Rio Dela Cruz wherein he shared his insights about the race. I've also had another one-on-one interview with the FOX TV's General Manager Jude Turcuato. I'll share those two interviews via two separate posts in a while.

Runner Rocky and Runrio After My One-on-One Interview

The Organizers of the Race Revealing the Inclusions of the Run

Team Runner Rocky Supports the NatGeo Earth Day Run 2017

Meanwhile, here are the registration fees and inclusions:

And of course, here are the singlet, medal, and finisher shirt designs:

The Singlet Designs for the 21K and 42K Runners

The Medal Design for the 21K and 42K Finishers

The Finisher Shirt Design

Team Runner Rocky Revealing the Actual FS and Singlet of the NatGeo Run 2017

According to this year's organizer of the race, we can ensure good quality of singlet, finisher shirt, and medal! And yes, we proved it true to ourselves when we fit and wear the singlet and fs! Both were made of good quality silk that were comfortable to wear!

So see you all on April 23, 2017 and let's run again together for the mother earth! Runner Rocky and Team Runner Rocky will be there to guide and inspire you to achieve your goal while running for our environment! 03/01/2017 (Runner Rocky)

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Known as Runner Rocky, Rocky Batara is the owner of this website. He is an IT expert, a Principal Software QA Engineer by profession and a Blogger and Digital Content Creator by passion and hobby. He loves to blog about lifestyle, celebrities, entertainment, tech, sports, and fitness giving rise to his 6 major active websites. Rocky is also active in Social Media such as in YouTube, Instagram, and TikTok since he loves to take videos and photos of different things including interviewing celebrities and different personalities. You may follow Rocky on Twitter, TikTok, and Instagram via his username @therunnerrocky and on YouTube at @RunnerRocky. Meanwhile for inquiries, collaborations, and event invites, feel free to send him email at:

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