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The Great UP Run 2019 at UP Diliman | August 11, 2019

RUNRIO and NowheretogobutUP launch The Great UP Run recently to raise funds for all UP varsity sports.

University of the Philippines varsity teams got a big boost last June 18 from a new fundraising event called The Great UP Run spearheaded by RUNRIO Inc. and nowheretogobutUP Foundation Inc. (NTGBUP). The running event is happening on August 11, 2019 at UP Diliman, Quezon City.

Race Categories Race Kit Fees

3K  -  PhP 600 
5K  -  PhP 700
10K -  PhP 800
21K - PhP 1,100

Organizers of the event together with UP officials and representatives from the Quezon City Athletic Association (QCAA) launched the event via a press conference held at Quezon Hall to kickstart preparations for Season 82 of the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP).

Assembly Time  |  Gun Start:

3K  -  3:15 am  -  4:20 am
5K  -  3:15 am  -  4:15 am
10K  -  3:00 am  -  4:00 am
21K -  2:00 am  -  3:00 am

The Great UP Run, which aims to attract 3000 runners in 3K, 5K, 10K and 21K categories, will begin at sundown on August 11 at UP Diliman and cover the outer roads of the UP campus. Expected to participate are all UP varsity athletes, UP students and faculty from different campuses, and UP alumni.

Register HERE.

The event will end with a concert featuring homegrown UP artists and is the first of many yearly events meant to sustain all UP varsity teams. Beneficiaries of the fundraising are UP varsity teams in Badminton, Baseball, Softball, Chess, Fencing, Football, Judo, Poomsae, Swimming, Taekwondo, Table Tennis, Lawn Tennis, Table Tennis, Men’s Volleyball, Beach Volleyball and Women’s Basketball.

UP Diliman alumnus Coach Rio de la Cruz, President and Founder of RUNRIO Inc. NTGBUP Chairman, Atty. Agaton Uvero, NTGBUP VP for Ways and Means Cocoy Mercado, UP College of Human Kinetics Dean Francis Diaz and QCAA officials led the proceedings at the media launch.

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