Posted by: cruisec0ntr0l | February 28, 2014

DEL Run 3: Takbo para sa Marikina Watershed

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PRESS RELEASE:

The local government of Marikina, headed by Mayor Del De Guzman, together with the Rotary Club of Marikina, is inviting everyone to register for the upcoming “DEL Run 3: Takbo para sa Marikina Watershed” which is set to happen on April 13, 2014, 4pm, at the Marikina Sports Park.

The event aims to gather funds for the Marikina Watershed Foundation. It will be used for the continuing tree planting program and the upkeep of the Marikina Watershed, which serves as the City’s first line of defense against rainwater coming from the Sierra Madre.

Registration is pegged at P600 for the 5 & 10k categories and will open on February 25, 2014 at the following registration sites.

Toby’s SM Moa
Toby’s SM North Edsa, The Block
R.O.X. Bonifacio High St.
Marikina City Hall Quadrangle
Marikina City Hall

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Registrants will receive a race bib with B-tag, Singlet, Baller Band, and Water Bottle (for the first 1500) and other freebies from partner sponsors.

Prizes will also be given to the top 3 finishers for each category.
10k: 1st – P7000, 2nd – 5000, 3rd – P3000
5k: 1st – P5000, 2nd – P 3000, 3rd – P2000
Special awards will also be given to the oldest and youngest finisher.

This project is brought to you by the local government of Marikina, Rotary Club of Marikina, in partnership with Coach Rio Dela Cruz of Runrio, Inc., together with the DENR, Manila Water, Gatorade, Timex and Botak.

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“Everyone is once again invited to be a part of DEL Run 3. This will be a big help in the upkeep of the newly planted trees on the Marikina Watershed. It serves as the lowland community’s first line of defense against the raging (rain)waters coming from the mountain ranges,” said the Good Mayor.

At present, trees are continuously being planted on the 20 hectare Marikina Watershed located in Sitio Kayrupa, Bgy. San Rafael, Rodriguez, Rizal, and to date, over 7000 tree varieties has been planted including Dao, Narra and Molave. Another 200 hectares, which has been designated by the DENR, were already planted with more than 7000 Robusta Coffee saplings and 950 other tree varieties, while 10,000 more saplings of Robusta Coffee are yet to be planted.

Mayor Del is also calling all residents of neighboring towns and municipalities to please refrain from throwing garbage in rivers and waterways to prevent flooding.

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According to Mayor Del De Guzman, “We have been taking steps, to not only preserve the environment, but to also help save lives and properties from flood damage, brought about by the overflowing of the Marikina River in times of calamity. This is not only the government’s responsibility, but everyone else’s…”

Marikina P.I.O.

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Responses

  1. Sure lets run to help our environment

    • Great! Hope to see you there! 🙂


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