Philippine Red Cross: Run to Save Lives

1 Feb

Million Volunteer Run Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is the Million Volunteer Run 2?
The Million Volunteer Run is a fruit of a successful first-ever Million Volunteer Run last December 2011. The run was staged simultaneously in 78 cities of the Philippines with a nationwide total of over 400,000 participating runners. With the incredible impact it has created in the recruitment of volunteers for the Philippine Red Cross (PRC), we have now declared it an annual event, thus, the Million Volunteer 2 will take place on February 10, 2013.

What is the goal of the run?
Our goal is to train all our volunteers as humanitarian soldiers when disaster strikes. In line with this effort to build the nation’s capacity to cope with life-threatening emergencies, the funds will be raised for the Red Cross 143 Volunteers Training Program on disaster management, equipping the Filipino communities with life-saving tools. The Philippine Red Cross is completing its extensive network of one million volunteers in order to deliver our services effectively and successfully through this run.


Our vision is to make the MVR2the largest event of its kind in the world, thus demonstrating that the Philippines leads in championing the spirit of volunteerism. We wish to show that the country is deeply committed to the fundamental principle of the Red Cross: the principle of mobilizing humanitarian action as a means of saving lives. In calling the event “Run To Save Lives”,we are not being hyperbolic, but emphasizing what Red Cross volunteers actually do every day.

What is Red Cross 143?
Red Cross 143 or Red Cross “I Love You” is a flagship volunteer program of the Philippine Red Cross that teaches people to look after and care for their respective community. Red Cross 143 ensures every community in the country to be prepared and responsive in case of emergency. This concept aims to have 44 volunteers — 1 leader and 43 members, in every barangay trained

What is the route for the run in Metro Manila?
For Metro Manila, starting point for 3K will be at CCP (in front of Aliw Theater), 5K will be at Global Gutz (Jose Diokno Street near World Trade Center). Finishing points for both categories will be at Quirino Grandstand. Assembly time will be at 5:00 AM. Gun start will promptly be at 5:30 AM for 3K and 6:00 AM for 5K.

How to register for the Million Volunteer Run?
You may register in more than 100 Red Cross Chapters nationwide and partner schools and establishments.

Participants 17 years old and below must secure signed Parental Consent. Waiver Form must be signed to qualify for registration.

How much is the registration fee and what are the inclusions?
Registration fee for each runner is P200.00 with a discounted rate for students at P100. Each registered runner will receive an official Million Volunteer Run whistle.  Payments will be accepted at any Red Cross chapter and other accredited registration outlets nationwide. 

Visit run.redcross.org.ph for online registration


MECHANICS

Million Volunteer Run is a fun run.

Participants 17 years old and below must have secure signed Parental Consent. Waiver Form must be signed to qualify for registration. You may bring your Multiply Original Invoice which is also considered as Official Receipt ans Waiver.

All volunteer participants must complete the MVR Registration Form honestly and accurately.

Run date is on Sunday, 10 February 2013. For Metro Manila, starting point for 3K will be at CCP (in front of Aliw Theater), 5K will be at Global Gutz (Jose Diokno St near World Trade Center). Finishing points for both categories will be at the Quirino Grandstand. Race points for provincial runners will be announced later.

Assembly time will be at 5:00 AM.

Gun start will promptly be 5.30AM for 3K and 6.00AM for 5K.

All Participants must wear RED Shirt.

Participants may run, walk or rest upon their discretion.

The organizers reserve the right to reject any participant found to have misrepresented himself/herself.

The organizers reserve the right to alter any of the above rules and regulations that they may deem necessary to ensure the success of the race.

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