Last May 28, Thursday, I donned my yellow iamninoy runners t-shirt and headed for The Philippine Heritage Library to witness the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between iamninoy Runners Group and our beneficiary, 5775 Reverse the Education Crisis. This formalized the iamninoy Runners Group’s intent to help provide and improve the quality of education to the children of less privileged families.
During the press conference, Jake de Guzman gave an inspiring talk on running and shared photos of his runs. He ended his presentation with a quote from writer and runner, John Bingham, better known as the Penguin:
“So many of us have changed our own lives through running that it makes sense we would want to change the lives of others the same way. We can take the drive, ambition, and dedication we used to transform ourselves from couch potatoes to athletes and channel that into making a difference for someone else.”
I—together with Rapa Lopa, Jamike and Mayi Lopa, Jake de Guzman, Drew Arellano, and Francis Macatulad—make up the iamninoy Runners Group Steering Committee. We have events lined up for the year to further drive awareness and support for 5775. We invite runners to join our cause and help reverse the education crisis in the country.
As members of the group, iamninoy Runners can help build schools and provide children with textbooks simply by paying a one-time P500. In return, runners will receive an iamninoy tshirt, the official uniform/jersery that runners can wear during races and training runs. Membership is open to all. Click here to join the iamninoy runners group.
Click here to read a Phil. Daily Inquirer article on iamninoy Runners.