Running for Change: Run2Plant Inspires Environmental Action through Fitness

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Manila, Philippines – Ramon Aboitiz Foundation Inc. (RAFI), a non-profit organization that focuses on upholding the dignity of man by working with communities to elevate their social, physical, and economic well-being in the Philippines, officially launches the second year of its virtual run initiative called Run2Plant: Para sa Greener Pinas under its One To Tree (OTT) program.

Co-presented by Pinoy Fitness and Anytime Fitness, Run2Plant provides Filipinos a new way to run that is not only accessible and enjoyable but also environmentally impactful, especially in celebration of Philippine Environment Month this June. With every registration, RAFI pledges to plant 1 to 3 trees, depending on the participant’s chosen run package.

With the goal of promoting a “Greener Pinas,” funds raised from the virtual run will be used for reforestation projects with the aim of planting 6,000 native trees in Batangas, increasing forest cover, and alleviating the immense effects of climate change.

Last year’s Run2Plant had 700 participants from different parts of the country. In partnership with the Bagacay Tree Growers Association, runners contributed to adopting 1,450 native trees in Borbon, Cebu, yielding a total of 9,900 kilograms of potential carbon sequestered per year.

Registration for Run2Plant: Para sa Greener Pinas is ongoing. Here are the steps:

  1. Download the Pinoy Fitness App in Google Play Store or Apple Store. Choose and register on RUN2PLANT Virtual Run on the app.
  2. Select your preferred distance and sign up.
  3. Wait for the confirmation email and complete the payment process via online bank deposit. Registration fees are:
Early Bird Until June 1Regular Until June 10Inclusions
P595P6951 Tree Planted, Medal, Anytime Fitness Treadmills (whole month of June) and 3-day full gym access, E-BIB, E-Certificate
P995P1095Shirt, 3 Trees Planted, Medal, Anytime Fitness Treadmills (whole month of June) and 3-day full gym access, E-BIB, E-Certificate

Participants can either finish a 5K, 10K, or 21K run at their own pace and anywhere in the Philippines from June 1 to 30, 2024 by using any GPS-tracking running app, watch, or treadmill.

Registered participants will also have free access to treadmills in 48 Anytime Fitness branches nationwide from said dates where they can complete the virtual run by signing up to tinyurl.com/Run2PlantAFRegis.

Finishers must take a photo of their results from their running app or treadmill and submit it to Run2Plant for completion. Participants who complete their chosen distance will receive a Run2Plant finisher’s medal and certificate of completion.

By combining the benefits of running with the mission of planting trees, Run2Plant aims to create a healthier, greener future for all. To join Run2Plant: Para sa Greener Pinas go to https://tinyurl.com/Run2Plant or visit One To Tree’s Facebook page for updates.

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