Marriott’s Virtual Run helps Filipino Children

Help reach the 40,040km goal in 40 days and raise funds for Save the Children Philippines

Marriott Worldwide Business Councils (MWBC) Philippines holds yet another Run To Give but, this time, virtually. A run that is aimed at keeping everyone fit and connected while keeping an eagle eye on the greater reward that awaits runners towards the finish line – that is, to raise funds for children in need.

This year, all Marriott properties in the Philippines – Clark Marriott, Manila Marriott, Sheraton Manila, Sheraton Manila Bay, Courtyard by Marriott Iloilo, and Sheraton Cebu Mactan – virtually come together to run with a bold attempt to generate one million pesos for the Marriott Associate Welfare Fund and its partner beneficiary, the Save The Children Philippines. MWBC Philippines President Bruce Winton encourages everyone to join the year end activity, “This replaces our golf tournament for 2020 only and will help the child victims of now four back to back typhoons through our partnership with Save Children Philippines.”

Last year’s Run to Give happened simultaneously with Resorts World Manila’s Run with Me at the Mall of Asia Grounds with thousands of participants running for the benefit of Save the Children Philippines.

Run To Give (RTG) is a Marriott International-initiated charity run that is simultaneously conducted in Asia Pacific as part of its Take Care programs. While it may be true that the pandemic have been holding the world captive from its routine, like marathons and meets having been canceled indefinitely; the MWBC Philippines continues to pursue ways to extend help in best ways it can, thus, the Virtual RTG.

Among the participant’s last year were Lovi Poe, General Manager Anna Vergara of Sheraton Manila, Cluster General Manager and MWBC Philippines President Bruce Winton, General Manager Goeran Soelter of Clark Marriott, and CJ Javarata.

Anyone interested may sign up to complete a total mileage and select among 50 km, 100 km, 200 km, or 300 km. Participate whenever, wherever, and however you want because it is not only limited to running. You can hike, bike or even swim at your own pace and at your most convenient time and place. The world is your race track. Register and help reach the 40,040km goal in 40 days. This virtual run gives you the flexibility and freedom to enjoy the race and help the community at the same time. Record your progress with your preferred running app between November 9 to December 18. Runners may register and record their daily progress through Registration starts at P500. An e-certificate of completion will be received at the end of each challenge. A souvenir shirt may also be availed with an add-on cost.

You would like to help but no time to run? You may choose to either donate directly to MWBC Philippines’ chosen beneficiaries or sponsor a participant and take an exclusive part in its charity initiative.

For more information, visit the official websites or social media pages of the Marriott properties in the Philippines on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.