Runners of all ages will have a fulfilling and invigorating time at this year’s “Run for the Mountains” charity run which is slated June 24, 2018 (Sunday) at the Seascape Village in Pasay City and a simultaneous run at SM City Iloilo. “Run for the Mountains” is a unique fun run that aims to raise awareness and financial support for the Indigenous Peoples Group of the Philippines and Smokey Mountain Kids.


Not your typical foot race, this year’s “Run for the Mountains” showcases an experiential race course that will enable leisure, amateur, and professional runners to experience first-hand how our indigenous peoples hunt, cook and go about their day-to-day activities while covering a distance of 3km, 5km or 10km.

JCI Manila Run for the Mountains from John Jinky Sy on Vimeo.

This novel fundraising activity is organized by JCI Manila, the premier leadership development organization for young leaders. It is considered one of the legacy programs of the said non-government organization due to the massive outpouring of support it receives each year and the huge impact it serves to the communities of Indigenous Peoples and the Smokey Mountain Kids.

This is the second year of the “Run for the Mountains”. Aside from espousing family values, camaraderie, and diversity, “Run for the Mountains” effectively teaches respect and a renewed appreciation for our culture while raising financial support for the marginalized community in Smokey Mountain and Indigenous Peoples.


Be involved in one of the biggest, one-of-a-kind, fundraising fun runs in the Philippines by signing up for the “Run for the Mountains” at the following Garmin and Apartment 8 branches:

1. Garmin MOA
2. Garmin Glorietta
3. Garmin Uptown BGC
4. Garmin Megamall
5. Affinitea SM NOrth
6. Affinitea Legarda
7. Apartment 8, 33B Scout Borromeo St. Brgy. South Triangle, Quezon City 1103
8. Apartment 8 UP Town Center, 2/F Phase 2
9. Apartment 8 Alabang Town Center G/F
10. Apartment 8 Tiendesitas 2/F Silver City, Pasig

Interested participants can also register online at

Race categories and corresponding race fees are:

  • 3km (PhP700.00),
  • 5km (PhP800.00), and
  • 10km (PhP950.00).

For more information on “Run for the Mountains,” visit

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JCI Manila
JCI Manila is a premier youth leadership development organization. It is the organization where young men join to become better leaders. Dubbed as the University of Leaders, JCI Manila believes that it is through reaching out to others that you learn more about yourself. That is JCI Manila delves into an array of projects such as community development, business, government, environment and more. The unifying force behind these seemingly diverse projects is a group of young men who want to become better leaders. For more information visit