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Heroes For Children Run 2016

Anne Curtis Heroes For Children Run 2016 Run for a Cause Run for Life UNICEF
“We are grateful for Anne’s dedication and significant contributions in raising awareness and funds for children in need. Anne’s power lies in her sincerity and genuine passion in everything she does. Through her support, we will continue to make a huge difference for children in need,” says Sylwander, UNICEF Philippines Country Representative.

It was 2009 when actress and now UNICEF Advocate for Children Ambassador, Anne Curtis Smith started to work with UNICEF and different NGOs focusing on children's need. She focused in issues about malnutrition, violence, access to school and basic necessities like water and sanitation. It was the children's that sets her a goal to help raise awareness and funds so that UNICEF can continue doing what it does best for children --- long-term, sustainable solutions that tackle children’s issues at the root causes.

Anyone who does anything to help a child is a hero.

“I was deeply inspired by the support we received during last year’s run. From children with disabilities to serious runners, the public came together for a great cause. This year, I’m inviting everyone once again to be a hero for children. All proceeds will benefit UNICEF’s First 1,000 Days campaign for children’s health and nutrition needs,” says Curtis

The First 1,000 Days programme focuses on prenatal and early childhood interventions to prevent undernutrition, including quality care for mothers, proper nutrition and complementary feeding, and life-saving treatment for severe acute malnutrition. The effect of good health and nutrition lasts well into adulthood and is key ingredient in breaking the cycle of poverty. Last year’s run saw more than 3,200 runners raise Php 3 million for the benefit of the First 1,000 Days programme. This year, the event aims to attract more runners to raise funds for the campaign.

(L-R) UNICEF Celebrity Advocate for Children Anne Curtis, UNICEF Philippines Country Representative Lotta Sylwander and Coach Rio dela Cruz invite the public to join the Heroes for Children Run on September 4, 2016, Sunday, at the SM Mall of Asia grounds. Proceeds from the run will go to UNICEF’s First 1,000 Days campaign for children’s health and nutrition. 

Heroes For Children Run 2016
September 4, 2016
Sm Mall of Asia Grounds

Race Details:

500m     Php 300      Singlet, Race Bib and Loot bags with sponsors freebies
5km       Php 700      Singlet, Race Bib, Timing Chip and Loot bags with sponsors freebies
10km     Php 800      Singlet, Race Bib, Timing Chip and Loot bags with sponsors freebies
21km     Php 1,100   Singlet, Race Bib, Timing Chip, Loot bags with sponsors freebies, medal and finisher shirt

Online Registration: 
June 27 - August 19, 2016 at 

In-store registration: 
June 27 - August 28, 2016

1. Chris Sports outlets
- SM Mall of Asia
- SM Megamall
- SM City North Edsa
- SM City BF Homes
- Glorietta
- Market! Market!
- Robinsons Place Manila
- UP Town Center (from August 15 to 28). 

Assembly and Gun Time:

500M     6:00AM     7:00AM
5K          4:00AM     5:10AM
10K        4:00AM     5:00AM
21K        3:00AM      4:00AM

Finisher Shirt and Medal for 21K Finishers


Race bib

Race Routes

The run is one of many activities slated in 2016 as UNICEF commemorates its 70th year helping to build a better world for every child. Those who want to support Anne but cannot physically run or be present on race day may donate on her personal SimplyGiving fundraising page at Ms. Curtis was appointed as UNICEF Celebrity Advocate in November 2014.


UNICEF promotes the rights and well-being of every child, in everything we do. Together with our partners, we work in 190 countries and territories to translate that commitment into practical action, focusing special effort on reaching the most vulnerable and excluded children, to the benefit of all children, everywhere. 

To know more about the run and UNICEF’s programs, visit or call 758-1000 (Mondays to Fridays, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.).


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