Saturday, May 19, 2012

Team Davao Runners charity run 3: it's for schoolchildren this time

Once again Team Davao Runners is organizing a charity run, its first for this year and the third since the practice was started on December 20 last year with a 12k charity run for victims of Typhoon Sendong in Cagayan de Oro.

This time, beneficiaries of the 12k charity run are the children of  Tibulao Elementary School in Carmen, Davao del Norte and Datu Manlangan Elementary School at Sitio Kinse-Kinse, Brgy. Salapawan in Davao City's Paquibato District who need help with their school supplies for the coming school year.

As it did in the first two charity runs, TDR is asking runners who are joining this 12k run on May 24 to donate at least PhP100 worth of school supplies like notebooks, pencils, paper, and school bags. Cash donations will be converted to school supplies.

This will again be a raw run with no runner support, no water stations, and no food. Runners who will join are encouraged to bring their own hydration.

The run will start at 5:00 am from McDonald's Bajada, go all the way to Motolite at Lanang and back.

As with its two previous charity runs, TDR is optimistic that a good number of runners will again join and share their school-opening gifts for the needy children of Tibulao Elementary School and Datu Manlangan Elementary School. Runners after all have big hearts, and there are a lot of them in Davao City.

"A good exercise for the heart is to bend down and help another up." 
(from The Best Giving Quotes on

School children of Datu Manlangan Elementary School
Photo courtesy of Arn Sandoval Enobio 

For more information about this event, please visit the Davao Runners Facebook page.

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