As a supporter and a part-time volunteer of Save Philippines Seas (SPS), I am inviting everyone to gear up and join the first ever Seatizen’s Festival, a second year anniversary celebration of SPS that is expected to draw around 2,000 attendees. Seatizen’s Festival is a birthday party-slash-fundraiser with a fun run, Sunday market, and concert at the Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Center (NAPWC) on Sunday, May 26, 2013.
Here’s the details of the event as released by SPS.
SPS and Run for Change (Run4change, Inc.) will be putting a new kind of fun into a fun run! The race on May 26 will be a “green race” and will strictly implement various green practices for minimal waste. Several aspects of the event will be done digitally or using recyclable materials.
Participants will be encouraged to come in costume made from recyclable or reusable materials. These could be full costumes, shirts they made themselves, or hats with coastal and marine life designs. Photos of costumed runners will be uploaded immediately to the Seatizen’s Festival Facebook page for the public to vote on their favorites. Winners with the most “Likes” will be announced on May 31 and will receive special prizes.
Fun run distances are 1k for kids, and 3k, 5k, 10k for teens and adults, with a route that will take runners from North Avenue to Agham Road to Quezon Avenue and back into NAPWC. Registration fee is P350 and runners can register at the following sites: Chris Sports – Glorietta 3, Festival Mall Alabang, Robinson’s Place Ermita, Market!Market! Taguig, SM City North Edsa, SM Megamall and SM Mall of Asia; Fitness and Athletics – Bonifacio Global City; onsite registration (May 26 from 4AM to 7AM).
Runners will also be reminded to bring their own water bottles and bring snacks in biodegradable or reusable packaging. All race and publicity materials printed on tarps will be donated to the Children’s Environmental Education Awareness Foundation, a non-profit organization that upcycles tarps into schoolbags for public school students in poor communities.
The Sunday market will showcase up to forty exhibitors and feature creative activities, artwork by local artists, eco-friendly products, retailers, food establishments, exhibits by NGOs and school organizations. The “green” practice extends here as well; all exhibitors will be encouraged to use recyclable or reusable materials for booth décor, product packaging, and other purposes.
Rock the Boat Concert
Exciting rock bands and performers, including the Itchyworms and Flying Ipis, will be keeping seatizens entertained all throughout the festival.
To participate in the Seatizen’s Festival and support SPS’ projects, please contact Nix Nicolas at [email protected] or 0917-9015216.
About Save Philippine Seas
Save Philippine Seas is an independent movement to protect the country’s marine resources by harnessing the power of social media; lobbying for the strict enforcement of environmental laws; and implementing various information, education, and communication projects.
About Run for Change
RUN4CHANGE INC. is a non-profit organization with the goal to motivate and inspire individuals through running. As an organization it advocates social change and reform through various programs, activities and events. Its 3-pronged program includes sports education, sports development, and events.