The Stags Charity Run slated on Jan. 12 at the ASEANA City near the Mall of Asia and Macapagal Boulevard has continued to draw interest despite limiting its runners to students, employees, officials, alumni and some invited guests and sponsors as organizers are optimistic they could eclipse participation in the successful first three editions.
San Sebastian College’s Rev. Fr. Joel A. Alve, OAR, overall chairman of the Stags Charity Run organizing committee, said they have put effort in encouraging the community and its friends and supporters to join the cause as the money that it will generate from the one-day race will go to the charity missions of the Order of Augustinian Recollects.
“We intend to duplicate, if not eclipse, the more than 4,000 runners who joined our third edition in 2013,” said Alve. “This way, we shall be able to sustain the implementation of our pastoral ministry and charity mission in the provinces.
“So we’re calling for the participation of the school community, friends and alumni to again make this yearly cause and very meaningful and successful one,” he added.
Organizers announced registration for the race, which has competition categories in 3k, 5k and 10k only, will start in a few days with the entry fee pegged at P500 per runner that comes with a bib number and singlet.
San Sebastian, a premier institution championing quality Catholic Christian education, have staged this annual event for the fourth straight year now as part of its continuous effort in speeding up awareness on lending a helping hand to less fortunate countrymen in far-flung areas in the provinces.
In the inaugural staging, dubbed “Takbo Para sa Misyon,” the proceeds went to the Stags’ missionary works in Sierra Leone, Africa and in the Cascian Island in Palawan via media evangelization and educational apostolate.
The next year, which used a theme “Takbo Para sa Edu-Misyon,” the institution was able to further enhance its educational mission while staging different outreach programs.
Last year, dubbed “Takbo Para sa Bokasyon 2013,” the race generated funds they used to support vocations to the priestly and religious life for the OAR.