This was the declaration made by Philippine Commission for Health Research and Development executive director Dr, Jaime Montoya, who spearheaded the initial salvo of the Run 4Health Research during the awarding ceremony at the Cultural Center of the Philippines ground in Pasay City held last weekend.
Over a thousand leisure,health, competitive and fun runners from Metro Manila and nearby areas, includign celebrities from sports and entertainment media and, along with Dr. Montoya himself, answered the starting gun promoting awareness for the innovation of health research through in the event organized by Streetwise Public Relation Events Management led by race director Kenneth Montegrande.
The overwhelming success of the PCHRD run which was held under the umbrella of the Department of Science and Technology in cooperation of Council of Health Research Development which is also its way of informing the publc particularly health enthusiasts of the the upcoming Global Forum on Health Research Innovation to be held at the Philippine International Convention Center from August 24 to 27, which is a worldwide advocacy.
The huge turnout last Sunday dawn at the CCP grounds inspired Dr. Montoya to set a much bigger event—Run 4Health Research2— in time for PCHRD’s anniversary celebration early next year.
“Brace for a bigger and colorful sequel of this successful advocacy run event as we expect to double or triple our participants from enthusiasts who contribute in this novle endeavor that will benefit the public in Innovarive health research aspect,” said Montoya, who acknowledged the cited race director /journalist/event specialist Montegrande for a job well done.
In the competitive category of the race supported by Uni Silver Time Watch,New Market Link, Pharmaceutical Corporation, Nissin, NovaDynamics C500and Great Taste, Richard Velanya and Jander Tawagan ruled the 10k men and women’s category while veteran runner Marvin Guarte and Mary Ann Perez dominated 5k race, respectively bringing home cash prizes and elegant trophies while all finishers received race certificates,singlets and goodies from PCHRD.