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Amway partners with RunRio for Nutrilite Run

By Ivan Saldajeno

MAKATI--For the fifth time, Amway will organize the Nutrilite Health Run as officially  launched on Wednesday at The Plantation Restaurant.

The 21-kilometer race will happen on Oct. 15 at the SM Mall of Asia Concert Grounds in Pasay.

The Pasay leg will also run through the cities of Manila and ParaƱaque with Roxas Boulevard as the main road.

A 10K, 5K, and 1K sprint race will also take place there.

To promote competitiveness, Amway and its partner for this event, RunRio, will give PHP20,000 to the ultimate top finisher of the 21K run and PHP10,000 for the ultimate top 10K finisher.

RunRio president Rio Dela Cruz, however, clarified that there will still be prizes for the top three finishers for each gender. All 21K racers who will finish the race within four hours will receive a finisher shirt and medal each.

Another leg will happen at the SM Ecoland in Davao City on Oct. 29.

For the participants to further prepare for the race, a free running clinic will take place twice a week leading to race day.

Dela Cruz will himself conduct the Makati leg of the clinic every Monday and Wednesday at the Ayala Triangle Garden, while a separate clinic for the DavaoneƱo runners will hapen every Tuesday and Thursday.

Registration is now underway online at amway.com.ph and at runrio.com and offline at the Amway Distribution Centers here, in Cagayan De Oro, in Cebu, and in Davao. Separate registration booths will be put up at selected Toby's Sports stores in Metro Manila starting Aug. 28.

Proceeds will go to Amway's "One By One Campaign for Children" book donation drive.

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