Davao fun run could help fund WYD Pinoy volunteers

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MANILA, Feb. 21, 2013— A fun run is being organized to raise money for the Philippine International Volunteers to the World Youth Day 2013 at Rio de Janiero, Brazil in July this year.

More than a thousand runners are expected to join the race for the first “Run for Rio” in Davao City on April 7, 2013.

It aims to fund the trip of ten international volunteers selected from the city.

About P100,000 is needed for each them.

Paul Galario Lamanilao, one of the event organizers, said the expectations around WYD are many and so are the challenges.

“There are spiritual, physical, mental and emotional expectations. However, a major challenge now is to raise funds to send all volunteers from Davao City to Rio de Janeiro,” Lamanilao said.

Jet Polinar, who is also part of the fun run organizing committee, said that buy joining Run for Rio, participants would be able to help the Filipino volunteers for WYD.

The Run for Rio has 3K, 5K, 12K, and 21k categories which are open to all ages.

For more information, please like them on Facebook “Run for Rio” or follow them on Twitter @runforrio. You may also contact 082.284.5056/0932.892.5488 or email them at runforrio.davao@gmail.com. (Jandel Posion)

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