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Wellness | ScholaRUN presents "Eat and Run"

More than four thousand three hundred runners went to SM by the Bay and ran their way to the finish line for the 8th ScholaRUN of the American Chamber of Commerce Foundation Philippines, Inc. (AmCham) last March 3, 2019. For its eighth year, the foundation introduced Eat and Run, the first of its kind in the country, where there are food stops along the running course.

AmCham’s member companies, as well as the general public, participated in this yearly race to support the foundation’s cause, which is to raise funds for AmCham scholars to help finance their education.

AmCham Foundation president, Mr. Edwin Feist, opened the event. He also led the three-kilometer run category.  Meanwhile, AmCham Foundation’s 1st Vice President Chris Nelson took the lead in the five-kilometer race category.

As early as four in the morning, runners were excited about this unique running concept. During the race, runners were treated with some of America’s food favorites like pizza, doughnuts, and hotdogs. As they approached the finish line, they received their finisher’s medal. They also went home with loot bags and goodies from generous sponsors.

After the finishing their respective races, runners actively participated in a revitalizing Zumba session. They were also delighted to games such as Egg Catching and Bring Me. Fastest runners who finished the race were awarded, receiving a medal and other gifts from several sponsors. Lucky runners also won special prizes from sponsors via a raffle activity.

To show its gratitude for making this annual run possible, AmCham Foundation gave tokens of appreciation to Chevron Philippines and Emerson. Emerson also got special recognition for having the largest number of participants joining the race. Also present in the Eat and Run event is the AmCham scholars, who also took part in assisting in the race. 

AmCham Foundation initiated this annual run for a cause to provide a scholarship to underprivileged yet deserving students. Through this program, the foundation helps scholars finance their tuition fees, uniforms, allowances, school supplies, among others. Moreover, the foundation supports scholars gain on-the-job training and employment assistance to AmCham member companies.

For more information about the recently concluded run, please contact AmCham Foundation Philippines, Inc.