Ayala Foundation virtual endurance event for learning initiative

CURRENTLY ongoing is the first Magiting “Virtual Run and Bike,” an initiative of Ayala Foundation which seeks to raise funds to help provide learning and hygiene kits for public elementary school students nationwide.

Done under the group’s Brigada ng Ayala program, the endurance event officially kicked off on April 1 and will continue until May 15, and is part of the response to the Department of Education’s Brigada Eskwela and Oplan Balik Eskwela initiatives.

To date, Brigada ng Ayala, the group shared, has provided over 21,000 learning and hygiene kits for students in Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao.

Through the Magiting Virtual Run and Bike event, Ayala Foundation, the conglomerate’s social development arm, seeks to encourage fitness enthusiasts of various forms and shapes as well as development advocates to incorporate a good cause to their fitness routine.

In the virtual event, which is also in celebration of Ayala Foundation’s 60th anniversary, participants can run, trek and bike at their own pace, at their own time, and in locations of their liking given the prevailing conditions with the pandemic.

Categories are 20 km, 60 km, 100 km and 200 km for running and trekking, and 60 km, 100 km, 200 km and 500 km for biking.

Participants can set their own timeline in completing their chosen categories within the specified schedule and are not necessarily expected to complete them in one go.

To track and record their progress, participants can use any free running app from their Android or iOS smartphone (e.g.. Strava, Runkeeper, and Runtastic) and take a screenshot of their run and upload it to their profile and account.

Registration fee is P1,500. Those who complete the virtual run and bike event will receive the following: a Magiting Medal, a finisher shirt, a face mask, and an e-certificate. Delivery of items in the Philippines is covered by the registration fee.

To register and for more information, visit http://www.takbo.ph/vr/magiting-virtual-run-2021/. — Michael Angelo S. Murillo