NBA Fever runs through Metro Manila as NBA FIT – the league’s comprehensive health and wellness program that encourages physical activity and healthy living for children and families – races to the climax of its two-week program in 2011.
The NBA FIT Air 21Run, organized by Run Rio, takes place Sunday, August 7, 4 a.m. at Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City. Miami Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra will flag off the race and then take part in the run. Runners can choose to participate in four race categories : 3k, 5k, 10k and 21k.
Starting point will be at 7th Avenue while end point will be at 9th Avenue.
Interested participants may register online at www.runrio.com, with the deadline being August 2, 2011. Registration may also be made at the following outlets : RUNNR Store, BHS – Bldg. B3, Bonifacio High Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City; Toby’s Arena, Shangri-la Mall – Shangri-La Plaza Mall, Shaw Blvd., EDSA; Planet Sports, Glorietta – 2F Glorietta 3, Makati City; Planet Sports, Trinoma – 2nd level, Trinoma cor. North EDSA, Quezon City; The Athlete’s Foot, ATC – Alabang Town Center, Muntinlupa City and The Athlete’s Foot, Galleria – 3F Robinsons Galleria, Ortigas Pasig City. The Run is open to the entire family.
“NBA FIT is a terrific program and I’m glad to be back in the Philippines for the second straight year to promote the importance of healthy living to Filipino children and their families,” said Spoelstra, who is NBA FIT Ambassador to the Philippines. “Basketball is such a huge part of my life and I know how important the sport is too for Filipino families. Being fit and staying fit is a big part of being effective in basketball. Being able to combine basketball and my heritage gives me such great pride.”