The Aboitiz Race to Reduce Challenge 2010 – SUGBO (SRP) Cebu, Philippines date – Sunday, August 22, 2010

The Aboitiz Race to Reduce Challenge “ A race for the next Generation"

The race will have four categories – 3k, 5k, 10 and 21k it will be held on Sunday August 22 at the South Road Properties (SRP)  on the outskirts of Cebu City to parts of Talisay. Assembly time is 4am and the gun starts at 5.00am.

The “race for the next gen” is part of the Aboitiz Group’s information campaign on its sustainability efforts. “We are not just promoting a healthy lifestyle, we want to leave a good home for the next generation,” said Sebastian Lacson, Aboitiz Equity Ventures Chief Reputation Officer.Aboitiz companies group wide are participating in an ongoing Race to Reduce Challenge, which encourages employees to reduce their consumption of power, water, and paper. Runners for the 10k and the 21k will have timing chips to secure accuracy and give instant results. A foot massage, breakfast and a photo opportunity awaits all those who cross the finish line.

Alongside the race there will also be a photography contest but you need to REGISTER to partake. Cash prize are on offer for the winners photos that will be published online and in print.

During the Aboitiz Group simultaneous nationwide tree planting in October 2010, a tree will be planted on behalf of every runner who participated in the race.

The race itself is also a fund-raising project for the Aboitiz Annual Christmas Outreach to be held in the first week of December. During this event, employees spend time with less fortunate children to spread Christmas cheer and joy.

9 comments for “The Aboitiz Race to Reduce Challenge 2010 – SUGBO (SRP) Cebu, Philippines date – Sunday, August 22, 2010

  1. maria
    July 27, 2010 at 9:47 pm

    hi matt
    glad to see a couple of articles here about running in the philippines. i am planning a visit and i was looking for a safe place to run while in cebu city. have you been to the cebu city sports complex there? do you think its a safe place to go running for a woman foreigner? thank you and i hope you and your wife give running a chance……it changed my life for the better.


  2. Tropicalpenpals
    July 29, 2010 at 12:22 am

    Hi Maria,
    generally any major building has guards and no doubt the Cebu city sports complex would be the same. I have been to several of the complex's in Cebu and there always seems to be people around. Also I don't see any real issue as long as in one of the facilities, even street running would be fine if in built up areas where there is plenty of people except for the obvious congestion and smog. I enjoy running although only on treadmill (have a lot of injuries on ankles and knees). Glad to see you here Maria 🙂 hope you become a regular poster to the articles.

  3. Mallone1026
    July 29, 2010 at 4:19 am

    good to know this I'd love to join this activity…this maybe a good opportunity for me to stretch…as I have a team here will run for 30k trailwalk adventure by september..the first one in macau

  4. Tropicalpenpals
    July 29, 2010 at 9:37 am

    Well worth the run. If its carried on on the route I suspect it will mainly be even ground as well which will make good time.

  5. maria
    August 3, 2010 at 9:02 pm

    hi matt
    yes, i have to run on a treadmill too when i have to nurse an injury. this safety issue is a concern for me if i take my trip there because i would have to run alone. how are women runners viewed there by the locals?

  6. Tropicalpenpals
    August 4, 2010 at 2:13 am

    Hi Maria,
    I don't think you will have any problems. More than likely the local population will just find it interesting that your into running and no doubt depending how long your here for they will point out a running club that operates in the area.

    The injury I have in my left ankle is pretty severe though I had a bolt go through it when a lift shaft collapsed which has never healed properly. If running for even 10 minutes it starts to swell up.

  7. maria
    August 5, 2010 at 4:56 pm

    matt, im sorry you have that bolt to deal with in your ankle. i want to commend you for not making that an excuse to lead a sedentary lifestyle.
    is smog and congestion a problem in the area of cebu that you live it?

  8. Tropicalpenpals
    August 6, 2010 at 3:35 am

    Hi Marie,
    it isnt a bolt in my ankle the bolt was attached to the lift that landed on my ankle it went through my ankle which has never really healed afterwards properly. Although I do enjoy using a treadmill and badly need to get one here in Cebu for daily use. Problem I get with the ankle though is it sort of doesn't give a warning when its had enough and only after exercise checking it you find you can't get your trainers back on and it needs to rest up for a day. At the same time can't let it hinder either as I want to get a few of these pounds back off again. Cheap beer and good living are too easy to get in the Philippines lol..

  9. Tropicalpenpals
    August 6, 2010 at 3:39 am

    Forgot to add.. we don't get as much smog and dust as other areas because we are a bit out on a limb at the same time we are within a stone throw of heading up the mountains where there is very little traffic.