The Great UP Run: Runrio Returns to Where It All Started

RUNRIO, the premier running events organizer brings us another exciting run this August. Yes, this is another afternoon race wherein right after the race at night, there is a concert from famous bands that yet to revealed! Are you excited to run again in UP? And did you know that the first Runrio running event took place in UP Diliman?!

Earlier, we had our media launch for the said running event which took place at the Quezon Hall of UP Diliman, Quezon City. Here is the story:

University of the Philippines varsity teams got a big boost June 18 from a new fundraising event called The Great UP Run spearheaded by RUNRIO Inc. and nowheretogobutUP Foundation Inc. (NTGBUP).

Organizers of the event together with UP officials and representatives from the Quezon City Athletic Association (QCAA) launched the event via a press conference held at Quezon Hall to kickstart preparations for Season 82 of the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP).

The Great UP Run, which aims to attract 3000 runners in 3K, 5K, 10K and 21K categories, will begin at sundown on August 11 at UP Diliman and cover the outer roads of the UP campus. Expected to participate are all UP varsity athletes, UP students and faculty from different campuses, UP alumni and celebrity runners. 

To know more about the race, here is my live video coverage:

The event will end with a concert featuring homegrown UP artists and is the first of many yearly events meant to sustain all UP varsity teams. Beneficiaries of the fundraising are UP varsity teams in Badminton, Baseball, Softball, Chess, Fencing, Football, Judo, Poomsae, Swimming, Taekwondo, Table Tennis, Lawn Tennis, Table Tennis, Men’s Volleyball, Beach Volleyball and Women’s Basketball.

Meanwhile, more photos during the media launch are uploaded here in our Official Facebook Fanpage:

UP Diliman alumnus Coach Rio de la Cruz, President and Founder of RUNRIO Inc. NTGBUP Chairman, Atty. Agaton Uvero, NTGBUP VP for Ways and Means Cocoy Mercado, UP College of Human Kinetics Dean Francis Diaz and QCAA officials led the proceedings at the media launch.

Highlights of the event in my photos below:

Coach Rio Discussing About the Race

Runner Rocky Reunited with Runrio's Rio Dela Cruz

Runner Rocky with UP Track and Field Varsity

RR is Rocky and Rio!

Meeting the UP Track and Field Varsity Team
On my next post, I will share with you my new exclusive vlog interview with Coach Rio discussing about this race where he shared surprising details.

So see you all this August 11, 2019 and run with the boygroup of sports and digital community, Team Runner Rocky! 06/20/2019 (Runner Rocky)

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