Nowadays, ‘running for a cause’ has become a cliché that is seldom taken seriously by even hardcore cause-oriented runners. This is probably because most of today’s runs-for-a-cause come with registration fees that are sometimes a bit too high. On top of that, only a small part of the registration fee actually goes to the supposed beneficiary. This is why sometimes, runners would rather show their support through other means instead of registering and shelling out hard-earned money from their pockets. At least, that’s the usual scenario.
But who would have thought that such scenario can be changed through a free run that still gives importance to the usual ‘causes’ which are also promoted by other runs that require fees? Who would have thought that supporting certain advocacies through a fun run does not have to cost the runners anything?
No one but Hyundai Asia Resources, Inc., apparently. Yes, it’s the name that comes with your Starex, your Tucson, your Accent, and many more.
They’ve done it once last year and they were successful. The fun run was received well by runners because for many, this was the true “run-for-a-cause”. Even though it was free, it was still geared towards promoting and helping certain advocacies that the company believes in. Through this RUN (Responsibility, Unity, and Nation building), the company wanted to give a concrete contribution to the enhancement of the lives of Filipinos “by championing environment protection, community development, and economic growth.”
This year, they’re coming back not only to give us – the runners – another free run but to continue promoting the firm’s social commitment to nation building. Yes, it’s still free but this time around, more emphasis is given to the ‘causes’ that Hyundai wants to support and promote. For this year, Hyundai opted to give support to more ‘causes’ and advocacies on top of what they have previously supported and in addition to the company’s move towards promoting “corporate social responsibility.”
The advocacies and causes for this year’s RUN include:
2. Community Development
3. Filipino Heritage and Pride
4. Environmental Sustainability
5. Road Safety and Responsible car ownership
6. Youth Development through Sports
7. Women and Children’s Health
8. Social Entrepreneurship
To make sure that their goals and mission are achieved, they have chosen foundations that share their advocacy and “which have had a consistent track record” in the corresponding ‘cause’. By redesigning the RUN to accommodate more ‘causes’, and as aptly explained by one of their representatives, Hyundai wants to emphasize that it is “partnering with you (runners) in your own advocacy.”
It is Hyundai’s hope that “activities like this RUN will inspire and generate a change in business mindsets: shifting from just going for the bottomline of an excellent sales performance to fostering a genuine spirit of social entrepreneurship, a culture of caring and sharing that actually boosts business growth and performance.” At the end of the day, Hyundai hopes to “create a new generation of thought leaders who will take on the challenge of fostering good corporate citizenship on a wider scale and shaping a culture of genuine caring and cooperation for social and economic development.”
For those who are registered, so what are YOU running for? Whatever you choose, Hyundai is giving you the perfect opportunity to help. Through your participation, Hyundai will see to it that your advocacy is given attention.
Words by: PhilipBF
Very inspiring, for first time runners hope this will change your life style. Running for youth development through sports.
Its probably a fun-filled experience with Hyundai. This race is really an obvious run for a cause!!
Environmental Sustainability! :)
Hyudai Run for a Cause 2011 was my FIRST-ever run.. it’s been a year now.
Thank You Hyundai!
thank’s hyundai..pag-palain nawa kayo at ang lahat ng bumubuo sa organisasyon nyo!!!
Filipino Heritage :) —> eto na lang ang available…puede e cover ko nalang lahat ng cause sa takbo ko?
Thanks Hyundai. I run for Youth Development Through Sports and Running is one good example. You don’t have to join fun runs actually to those who can’t afford. To everyone see you all. Keep Running!
Can I run for bigger quota? hehehe
thank you very much HYUNDAI. more POWER!
I RUN FOR EDUCATION… :-)
definitely Environmental Sustainability! :)
youth development through sports
i run for filipino heritage & education..more power to you hyundai!
ung nakuha ko na 2 pcs Pink Singlet Small Size pero napakalaki parang size Large. let me know kung sinu interesado makipagswap, kelangan ko po ng mas maliit. thanks.
I Run for Education….Go…Go… HYUNDAI…
We run for Education.
I would like to run for Education but there were no slots available. So, I run for community development instead. See you all on Sunday. Thanks Hyundai!
I run for Filipino Heritage and Pride.
Thanks Hyundai for this great opportunity.
This is such a great cause!
We run for Women’s and Children Health and
Road Safety and Responsible for Car Ownership…..More Power po sa HYUNDAI!!!!!!!!!
H Y U N D A I
i hope that there will be “I run for Transgender Equality” for those who plan to be… you know.
Running 4 women & children’s rights. Tama kau s mga cnbe ninyo. D nman lahat ng bnbyad s registration fee every Run n sasalihan ng runners worth-it. Khit d aq nktakbo last year d2 nlman q s mga opism8s q n mganda ang FUN RUN ng HYUNDAI kc free @ 4 a cause tlga. Sna 2laran kau ng ibang organizers n gahaman s registration fee. Kya minsan ngiicp 2loy ung mga runners qng tatakbo p cla o hindi d b. Panalangin q mdmi kaung m2lungan n mga tao s FUN RUN n i2. Lge k n nklista s calendar q pra mksali ulet nxt year.
ikaw ba yan, Ryan Anthony Chuva? hahahahaha!
How do i register?
I run for environment sustainability… go green… go Hyundai!
10k runner. tnx n advance
My whole Family will run for Education – 5k Category. See you there! Thank you HYUNDAI ^_^
we were disappointed yesterday because there are no singlets available… too bad for us…
run for education. di ko kasi alam na yung kulay ng singlet yung pipiliin..
i would have opted for the blue singlet. haha
sama gustong makipag palit, let me know. ;)
Running for Women and Children’s Health! :)
Thank you so much HYUNDAI!
Mabuhay kayo! :)
God Bless every one! :)
i run for integrity…
haha naligaw ata
paano po makukuha ung singlet para doon sa naubusan during the claiming…
we run for Road Safety and Responsible car ownership
ngayon palang nagpapasalamat na kmi sa matutulungan ninyo…sa ulit salamat po…
road safety and responsible car ownership.
we run for EDUCATION
can i still register?
Servinio is running for Youth Development through Sports!
We hope that other companies and organizations will follow the lead of Hyundai and conduct similar free runs.