Run for Free! * free live music with Noel Cabangon,
free cool Ninoy Aquino glasses, free hip baller bands, free fresh
Runners in yellow and blue who believe that they should be ‘free
from corruption’ will gather on Sunday, 27 November
2011 at the University of the Philippines Diliman, Quezon City
for the Freedom Run. 1000 runners are expected
to join the event and participate in the long line up of activities.
November 27 is a significant date as it is the birthday of Senator
Ninoy Aquino, father of current Philippine President Noynoy Aquino,
who was a staunch opponent of dictator Ferdinand Marcos. To commemorate
his special day, the famous Ninoy glasses are
made part of the race kit. Runners are encouraged to wear them
as they dash to the finish line, and awards will be given to the
runners that carry them in style.
Another highlight of the program is the launch of Noel
Cabangon’s newly-composed Freedom Song,
which he will perform on the race day. The music video of the
song will be recorded during the event to include all the runners
as they exclaim ‘i am free.’
Aside from the live music after the 3k and 6k race,
participants will enjoy free barbeque and photo opportunities
with celebrities and contestants of the reality weight-loss show.
Freedom Run is part of It’s
All About Freedom campaign that aims to translate
the complex concept of freedom into everyday language. The event
is spearheaded by the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom
(FNF) to generate awareness and inspire people to maximize the
benefits of freedom. This means providing them a venue to pursue
their interests and engaging them address the restraints on freedom.
FNF endeavored in this activity to appeal to all ages and sectors
as it celebrates its 25th anniversary this year.