To runners who bike, this May 20, Circulo Verde in cooperation with Livestrong would be holding a cycling event, the Livestrong Twilight Challenge Ride, that will gather at least 1,000 bikers for a good cause: helping empower people affected by cancer and encouraging a healthy and active lifestyle.
The route would cover a 25 kilometer distance, passing by least three cities: Pasig, Quezon City, and San Juan. Take off at 4pm from Circulo Verde along Calle Industria in QC, towards Tiendesitas, around Ortigas Center to Greenhills, then back to Circulo Verde, ending in a barbecue party. This is a reunion bike ride for all Philippine Livestrong Supporters of the 2010 & 2011 Livestrong Day events.
WIN LIVESTRONG TWILIGHT CHALLENGE RIDE KITS
I’m giving away 5 (five) kits to the Livestrong Twilight Challenge Ride to 5 (five) lucky winners. Here’s how to win:
1) Post a comment below telling me how you “Livestrong” each day
2) First 5 people who comment will win 1 race kit each
3) Winners will be notified via email on how to claim race kits
4) Only 1 submission will be accepted. Sending more than one entry will lead to disqualification
Read the press release below…
LIVESTRONG TWILIGHT CHALLENGE RIDE SLATED FOR MAY 20
Livestrong Philippines in cooperation with Ortigas & Co. premiere development, Circulo Verde, has slated this year’s Twilight Challenge Bike Ride on May 20, which is expected to gather at least 1,000 cyclists from Metro Manila and nearby cities.
The Livestrong – Circulo Verde Twilight Challenge Bike Ride will cover over twenty-one kilometers starting from Circulo Verde, Bagumbayan, Quezon City, passing by other key Metro Manila landmarks including the Ortigas Business District, Tiendesitas at Frontera Verde, and Greenhills Shopping Center.
“Our thrust is to convince people that living a healthier and more active lifestyle is essential in preventing cancer; that the road to good health starts by making small commitments like eating the right food, exercising, and quitting bad habits like smoking,” says Eric Bergara, Community Representative for Team Philippines Benefitting Livestrong.
Livestrong is an affiliate of the Lance Armstrong Foundation that aims to improve the lives of people affected by cancer. This year’s ride attempts to reunite 2010 and 2011 Livestrong Day Philippines supporters and hopefully enjoin more people for the cause.
Event co-sponsor Ortigas & Co. is a known developer of green communities like Circulo Verde, Tiendesitas, and Greenhills Shopping Center.
“In Ortigas, we believe that it is the developer’s job to create the ideal conditions for leisure and living. Our communities are all designed to have ample space for play, exercise, picnics, and barbecue parties. Circulo Verde, for example, which spans 12-hectares, has allotted 70% open space to make room for parks, biking, jogging, and walking lanes. Hopefully, people can get a preview of a healthy and active lifestyle in Circulo Verde, true to the vision of Livestrong, ” says Joey Santos, General Manager of the Real Estate Division for Ortigas & Co.
Twilight Ride participants are requested to wear yellow and gather at Circulo Verde as early as 3:00 PM in time for the 3:30 PM gun start. The event would be capped off with a band performance, an outdoor barbecue, and a Zumba Dance Party facilitated by Gold’s Gym.
Registration is done online at a fee of P300.00 inclusive of snacks, while jerseys will be sold on site for P500.00 at a first come first served basis. Proceeds of the event will go the beneficiaries of Livestrong Foundation in the Philippines.
The event is co-sponsored by Dunkin Donuts, Manila Water, and San Miguel Beer. For more information and updates please visit www.livestrongdayph.com or follow @livestrongdayph on Twitter.
UPDATE: Congrats to pjong, Mark Terrado, RM Ornedo, Ronaldo Robles and Kamote 22 for winning 1 race kit each! Please expect an email from me regarding claiming of your race kits. Thank you to everyone who joined.