This was forwarded to me by one of my blogger friends from Manila. Hope we can all help:
The Pinoy Ultra Runners have redefined the term "pushing the limits." It isn't just the bodily ordeal of running beyond the traditional 42k marathon where they push their limits, but also through dedicating their run for a worthy purpose.
The Pinoy Ultra Runners is a team founded to promote, advocate, and develop ultramarathon running in the Philippines.
An ultramarathon is described as any sporting event which involves running for longer than the traditional marathon length of 42.195 kilometers.
Among the events completed by the team include 3 Run for Your Life Ultra Marathon events (100km Metro Manila Run, 65km Banawe-Sagada Run, and the 94km SCTEx Run).
But, perhaps the most unique thing about the Pinoy Ultra Runners is that they run for a cause. The team supports cause-oriented groups such as Kythe by generating much-needed funds, but most of all by creating public awareness.
The Kythe Foundation was founded in 1992 to provide psychosocial support to pediatric cancer patients. Through their services, they hope to provide an improved Quality of Life for pediatric patients by uplifting their spirits and strengthening HOPE in these patients and their families.
This Christmas season, they want to be able to give something directly to the children of Kythe. They hope to do this by providing goody bags filled with toys, food, balloons, etc. during the Kythe Christmas Party tentatively slated on December 7.
Therefore, the Pinoy Ultra Runners have decided to go for the 4th Run for Your Life event dubbed I'm Running for a Kythe Christmas, a 50km Off Road Ultra Marathon to the crater of Mount Pinatubo. This will take place on November 22, 2008 and will start in Sta Juliana, Capas Tarlac to Mt. Pinatubo Crater and back. We hope that this event will allow us to give a really special Christmas to the Children of Kythe.
Ten Pinoy Ultra Runners and a few guests will take the challenge and run Mt. Pinatubo to raise funds and donations for the Christmas party. It will be hard and challenging but it will be worth it.
The team is still looking for more sponsors for donors for the run and Christmas party. If you would like to be part of this event please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
They are also selling limited edition Pinoy Ultra Runners lanyards for 100 pesos. All proceeds will help the run and the Christmas parties happen. Lanyards are available in R.O.X in fort Bonifacio High Street or you can directly order to us.
Support the run and support the Christmas party. It's time to give this holiday season. Help change lives a kilometer at a time.
Visit the team website at pinoyultrarunners.multiply.com to know more about the team and other events.