Reposted from The Bull Runner
Update from the organizers of The Amazing Kidney Race:
Organizers of The Amazing Kidney Race has already closed the on-line registration facility for the race. However, an additional 100 slots will be opened on Sunday, from 4:00am to 5:15am, for on-site registration. Owing to the limited production, last minute registrants will not be assured to receive race singlets. Runners who want to give back, though, may not find this a daunting prospect as all proceeds of the race will be allotted for the assistance and rehabilitation of underprivileged kidney patients.
Boosting this “runners’ give back” thrust is one of the world’s leading biotechnology companies, Genzyme – a leader in the effort to develop and apply the most advanced technologies in the life sciences. The company’s products and services are focused on rare inherited disorders, kidney disease, orthopaedics, cancer, transplant and immune disease, and diagnostic testing. For The Amazing Kidney Race, Genzyme has thrown its full support to the race’s cause by coming in as a co-presentor. Likewise, leading the remarkable surge of response to the call of corporate social responsibility, as major sponsors, are four leading brands in their respective industries: Roche, Pascual Laboratories, Fern-C, and GARMIN Navco.
Sure to excite all runner participants will be the chance to run away with a brand new unit of a Garmin Forerunner series which will be the grand prize in a raffle draw during the post-race program, courtesy of NAVCO – Garmin exclusive distributor in the Philippines.
The Amazing Kidney Race fires of on March 7 at 5:45am at UP Diliman. Race categories are 2.2k Parent-Child Tandem run, 5k UP FLCD Circle Challenge, 15k Relay, and 15k Eliminator Pursuit. It is organized by the Philippine Society of Nephrology co-presented by Genzyme in cooperation with World Kidney Day 2010, Activelink, and UP FLCD Circle, with Roche, Pascual Laboratories, Fern-C, and GARMIN Navco as major sponsors and RunRadio @ NU107, RunnerSpeak @ QTV11, Second Wind Running Store, ROX, and thebullrunner.com as event partners.