• Quirino Foundation to stage historic run

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    The President Elpidio Quirino Foundation is holding a historic four-in-one race (walk, bike, run and race for the disabled) on December 12 at the Quirino Grandstand.

    According to Event organizer Cory Quirino, this year’s advocacy “embraced teachers” thus the theme “Guro to Pangulo—a Teacher’s Journey to Greatness.” This, because President Quirino’s public service career began as a barrio school teacher when he was just a high school student.”

    Race categories include: 10-kilometer cycling, 3-km, 5-km and 10-km run, , 5-km race for PWDs on wheelchair, and 3-km walkathon with the official route to cover from Quirino Grandstand to Quirino Avenue and back.

    Co-hosted by the City of Manila through the office of the Mayor Joseph Ejercito Estrada, together with the Philippine Olympic Committee, Department of Education, Philippine Sports Commission and National Parks and Development, this first-ever event commemorating the 125th birth anniversary of the late President is part of the country’s celebration official covered by Presidential Proclamation No. 967 duly signed by President Benigno Aquino 3rd.

    All teachers whether from the public or private sector are invited to join. A welcome attraction to participants is the special offering of free registration, free race bib number for the first 5,000 entries on-site and free singlets for first 2,000 entries on-site. Assembly time is 4 a.m.

    Download registration forms at www.elpidioquirino.org. Submission of filled-up forms is on-site together with distribution of singlets and t-shirts.

    The President Elpidio Quirino Foundation intends to set a yearly tradition with this race, which will embrace a cause for every Race to Greatness. It will be remembered that Elpidio Quirino came from modest beginnings and rose from the ranks from barrio school teacher, clerk of court, congressman, senator, vice president and president (1948-1953).

    For inquiries call 211-4225 or 533-7470.

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