MARATHONERS and fun runners will have a chance to test their running skills in an undulating race course in Mt. Makiling during the Second ASEAN Biodiversity Run (BIORUN) on September 26 in Los Baños, Laguna.

BIORUN is organized by the ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity (ACB) and Makiling Center for Mountain Ecosystems (MCME), in cooperation with Laguna de Bay Running Team, as part of ACB’s 10th anniversary celebration, themed “ACB and ASEAN Member States: A Decade of Cooperation on Biodiversity Cooperation.”

Interested runners can register starting 20 July until 4 September 2015.

BIORUN aims to promote the values of biodiversity and increase public awareness on the importance of biodiversity conservation and highlight the relationship between health and the environment by personally experiencing the beauty of Mount Makiling, one of the 35 ASEAN Heritage Parks.

The course categories and their registration fees are as follows: 3k (P350), 5k (P400), 10k (P550) and 21k (P650). The top three finishers in these categories will receive cash prizes. Assembly will be in front of the UP Los Banos Baker Hall. Runners are expected to arrive an hour before the gun starts at 5:30 am for the 21k runners; 6:00 am for the 10k runners; 6:15 am for the 5k runners; and 6:30 am for the 3k runners.

Proceeds of the BIORUN will go to the ASEAN Biodiversity Fund, an endowment fund established to support biodiversity-related programmes in the region. Contributions to ABS are open to governments, organizations, the private sector, and individuals.

For more details, log on to www.aseanbiodiversity.org/biorun.

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