Kapamilya star Matteo Guidicelli will lead hundreds of runners at the second annual “DZMM Takbo Para sa Karunungan,” a fun run that will benefit scholars from Sendong-hit Cagayan de Oro and Iligan, on March 11, 6 a.m. assembly time at the Quirino Grandstand.
Joining him are DZMM anchors Gerry Baja, Freddie Webb, Vic Lima and Cory Qurino who are committed to run for the benefit of 25 students from Cagayan de Oro and 25 more from Iligan who were robbed of their chance to study when Sendong devastated their cities.
Continuing last year’s advocacy for education, the event will also raise funds for the continued scholarship of the 25 Ondoy victims who were chosen as beneficiaries of last year’s run.
DZMM started organizing such an event in 1999, when it launched the “DZMM Takbo Para sa Kalikasan.” The run, which was annually held until 2010, was in support of several campaigns for the environment such as the continued rehabilitation of the La Mesa watershed and the Pasig Rehabilitation Project through ABS-CBN Foundation's “Bantay Kalikasan.”
Interested participants may opt to join in the 3 km, 5 km, 10 km and 21 km race categories. Registration fees for this year’s “DZMM Takbo Para sa Karunungan” are at Php 300, Php 350, Php 400, and Php 500.
The event will prove to be enjoyable because apart from contributing to a good cause, the participants will also have a great time watching a set of performances. Moreover, plaques will be awarded to government agencies and non-government organizations with largest contingents, while cash prizes and trophies will be given to the top winners of the 3 km, 5km, 10km, and 21 km races.
To register, visit www.dzmm.com.ph or call the secretariat at 4152272 local 5674, 5641, 5632, 5603 and 5638.