#YolandaPH: Fun Runs & Other Events for a Cause

Related article: Fun Runs for the Benefit of Earthquake Victims

Nov. 15, 2013. Zumba for a Cause at Gaisano Countrymall for 14 days. (Cebu)
Nov. 16, 2013 Fitness Boot Camp for a Cause in #Cebu for #Yolanda Survivors (Cebu)
More below.

For list of drop-off centers of donations and relief goods for Yolanda victims, here are links you can check: bangonphilippines >>, Rappler >>, inewmedia >>. More below that are organized by runners.

For fun runs and other events organized by people in the running / fitness community for the benefit of Yolanda victims, here are some you can check:

For a start, Sarawayon Runners’ of Cebu organized an LSD (long slow distance) for a cause, “Dalagan Bulig Ha Leyte,” last Nov. 10, 2013. They were able to organize it faster than President Aquino was able to proclaim state of calamity (sorry for this unhelpful unnecessary comment). Despite the short notice, results were not short.

Big thanks to all those who have shared their time, effort & for sharing their blessings w/ us. Our LSD ‘run for a cause’ was truly successful. In just a very short notice (this event page was posted just last night, 6:30pm), we were surprised that we’re able to gather around 50 – 60 runners this morning. This undertaking have generated a total of P25,150.00 in cash donations (more pledges are coming in as of this writing), plus 5 boxes of noddles/bottled water & 5 bags of used clothing. This may be miniscule but this will surely come a long way for those who needed it most. We will be sending these to the Leyte victims (tacloban, ormoc, baybay & nearby towns) thru doc Alext Junia and doc Humility Melgar Igaña. Priorities will be given for basic medicines, medical supplies & mineral water in coordination w/ PNRC through their medical teams spread out in the province. We will still be accepting donations either in cash or in kind, and u can drop these off at the Coffeecat, IT Park, Cebu City.

For and in behalf of the ‘Sarawayon Runners’ of Cebu City, MADAMU DURO NGA SALAMAT HA EU NGATANAN!” – Dok Willie Estepa, one of the organizers

(For more photos of this LSD for a cause, you can check Doc Willie’s album here >>)

LSD (Dalagan Bulig Ha Leyte), 11-10-13 Photo by iCapture

Though some question the effectiveness of “fun runs” for a cause, but just like how it is in races, whatever little step still means moving forward. And, running has always have the therapeutic effect. Though, we are not directly hit but we cannot escape from getting worried for our friends and neighbors who are affected by the typhoon. Running can help us calm down, and be able to think more positive.



Nov. 16, 2013. Fitness Boot Camp for a Cause, Montebello Hotel, Cebu

Iloilo City

Nov. 16, 2013. Let’s Unite, Let’s Run / Walk, more info here >>

Bacolod City
Nov. 17, 2013. World Run Day – Friendship and Unity Road Run, more info here >>

Lapu-lapu City

Dec. 1, 2013. 4th Frankie Radaza Fun Run (3K/5K/12K) – 1 pack of relief goods as registration fee, more details here >>


Tayabas City
Nov. 16, 2013. Quezonians in a Mission, more details here >>.

Nov. 16, 2013. Rescue Run, more details here >>

Nov. 17, 2013. Relief Run (Hamster Run), more details here >>.
Nov. 17, 2013. One Run, more details here >>
This event is organized by The Bull Runner.



Nov. 17, 2013. Run for Hope, more details here >>

Photo from Jin Knee

Gen. Santos City

Nov. 16-17, 2013. Zumba for a Cause

RELIEF goods and CASH donations will be collected at during the Zumba Sessions at Veranza & Robinson’s Place, Gen. Santos City. They welcome volunteers. (Source: Donna Congson)


Nov. 23, 2013. Run to Help, more details here >>

This is headed by the running priest, Father Robert Selecios (his story here >>).


Dec. 1, 2013. Red Tie Run 2, more details here >>

This is organized by the Surigao Runners Club (story here >>).

Other donation drives organized by people or groups in running community:

Lagtang (Talisay) Drop-off Center, in front of Gabison’s residence

Donations, kinds and goods, can be dropped here until this Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013.

TTB (Tytsbogdo) drop-off points:
1. Coffeecat Jp Chase Morgan, It Park , Lahug, Cebu City
2. Clotilde Commercial Center, ML Quezon Ave., Casuntingan, Mandaue beside Petron Casuntingan
3. Cebu Bionic Builder Supply Inc., 240 Magallanes St. (across USJR & Freedom Park)
More details from their page here >>

Run For Sight Drop-off at their Office in Cebu Doctors University Hospital, until Nov. 16, 2013, more info here >>

Photo from Yong Larrazabal

TEAM BIGRING (TBR) will receive donations for Bogo for delivery on No. 16-17, 2013. Contact them at 0943-407-9315 or 0921-758-6865. More details at their page here >>

GENSAN RUN CLUB is putting up a donation box at Kreativ Boutique – Gaisano, and on their Thursday Kwaknit Run.

If “not-to-loot” is “atarimae” (it’s natural) in Japan, let’s make being “helpful” the “atarimae” in Philippines.

We’ll keep this updated with more.

In behalf of the Visayas and other areas affected by Yolanda, big thank you!!! All our “little steps” can mean a lot!


Nov. 13, 2013. ADR (Any Day Runner) Hamster Run, Sumilon Road, Cebu Business Park – P100 registration fee

I guess anyone is welcome to join this group run. They have raised a total of Php13,000 already. Check their page for more details >>.

Photo from ADR

Nov. 14, 2013. Yoga for a Cause, Cebu Grand Hotel, Escario, Cebu

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