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The Great UP Run

Race Date: August 11, 2019

About the race

As part of NoWhereToGoButUP Foundation's thrust to support the Varsity Teams of the University of the Philippines, we invite everyone to join The Great U.P. Run. It will be the first of an annual run to be organized by RunRio Events, Inc. Expected to take part are all U.P. Varsity athletes, U.P. Students and faculty from all campuses, the rejuvenated U. P. Alumni, and all family, friends and supporters of the UP Community. This event shall also kickstart the new UAAP Season and because of this, Nowheretogobutup Foundation is also staging a concert immediately following the awarding of the winners of the run.

NOTE: All online registration starting Aug. 2, 2019 and onwards are for THE GREAT UP VIRTUAL RUN only!!!

            See THE GREAT UP VIRTUAL RUN MECHANICS for details.



Schedules, Distances & Fees

3K 5K 10K 21K
Registration Fee 600.00 700.00 800.00 1,100.00
Assembly Time 04:00 PM 04:00 PM 03:45 PM 03:30 PM
Gun Start 05:05 PM 05:00 PM 04:45 PM 04:30 PM
Cut-off Time 06:05 PM(1 hour) 06:00 PM(1 hour) 06:45 PM(2 hours) 08:30 PM(4 hours)
Race Shirt / Singlet
Finisher Medal - -
Drawstring Bag
Timing Chip - -
Race Finisher Shirt - - -


Race Kit inclusions

How to claim your race kits


For the Virtual Run, Race Kit, Medal (10k & 21K) and Finisher Shirt (21K) will be delivered a few weeks after the event. 

If no local address can be provided for overseas participants, please indicate " nowheretogobutUP, UP Diliman Q.C., Metro Manila" as your delivery address. Take note that  additional shipping charges will apply. Separate arrangement with nowheretogobutUP.

Please take note of the following delivery rates:

  • Delivery rates for METRO MANILA
    INDIVIDUAL : P100.00
    GROUP OF 2 : P150.00
    GROUP OF 3 : P200
  • Delivery rates for PROVINCIAL
    INDIVIDUAL : P150.00
    GROUP OF 2 : P250.00
    GROUP OF 3 : P350.00



Participants must follow the instructions of all event officials (staff and volunteers). For participants’ safety, no skates, strollers, or animals are permitted. Costumes covering the face, or any bulky outfit extending beyond the perimeter of the body, are not permitted.

RUNRIO reserves the right to change the details of the event, including delaying, canceling, or suspending the race due to inclement weather or other potential safety risks. Participants must retire at once from the race if ordered to do so by event officials, medical staff, or any governmental authority, including firefighters and police officers.


Any participant who conducts him/herself in an unsportsmanlike manner or who is offensive in action or language to event officials, other participants, volunteers, or spectators may be disqualified. Protests related to results will be entertained for up to one (1) hour after the posting of results. All protests should be made in writing and submitted to the event officials or sent to A non-refundable protest fee amounting to P5,000 is required. Verbal protests will not be entertained.


All participants must provide accurate information, including age, gender, and emergency contact information, when filling out the event application form. It is strongly recommended that the closest family member who is in Manila should be written as the emergency contact person. Request for information changes will not be accepted once the event has started.
Registration is on a first-come first-served basis. Entry fees are non-refundable and may not be deferred or transferred.


  • For 21K, Participants must be 18 years and above
  • For 10K, Participants must be 16 years and above
  • For 5K, Participants must be 13 years and above; kids 12 years old and below will be allowed to run provided he or she is accompanied by a parent or guardian

Participants below the age of 18 must seek their parental/guardian consent and fill up the entry form where the parent/guardian is required to sign


Your official race number (bib) must be fully visible at all times and worn in front. The timing device (B-Tag) is attached to the back of your race number; in order to ensure an accurate time, please do not fold or wrinkle the race number or cover it with a jacket, runner belt, water bottle, or any other item.

Participants who run the race without their number properly displayed risk not having their finish time and split times recorded. The reverse side of the race number must be duly filled up. It should contain the emergency contact number of the closest family member who is in Manila. If your race number is lost, you will have to register again.

Runners without the official race number will not be allowed to run. Race numbers are non-transferable.
You cannot give or sell your race number to another person. A participant who does not wear his or her assigned race number, or who is found to have transferred, bought, sold or otherwise permitted any other individual to wear his or her race number, will be disqualified and suspended from subsequent RUNRIO events.


Participants are responsible for arriving at the start line corral on time. Any participant who climbs over a barricade or otherwise enters improperly may be disqualified. For participant safety, once a corral is closed for entry, late-arriving participants must report to the next available corral. Participants who do not start within 15 minutes from respective flag off will be disqualified and may not be allowed to start. No result will be given to disqualified participants.


Your official finish time is recorded by the timing system from when you cross the starting line to when you cross the finish line. Top finishers will be determined by gun time (the time from the starting horn until the runner crosses the finish line).


In the interest of safety, and to allow reopening of streets as scheduled, race courses will be closed after the following designated cut-off times


  •  21K Race - 4 hours after official start of the race
  • 10K Race - 2 hours after official start of the race
  •  5K Race   - 1 hour after official start of the race


  • A weapon of any kind, including firearms, knives, Mace, etc.
  • Any dangerous item that could be considered dangerous, including hammers, saws, sharp objects, etc.
  • Flammable liquids, fuels, fireworks, toxic chemicals, and explosives
  • Large packages, coolers, tents, etc.
  • Sleeping bags, and large blankets or comforters
  • Alcoholic beverages and illegal substances of any kind
  • Unmanned aerial devices, drones, survey balloons, photography mini-copters, and any flying device with an on/off switch.
  • Opaque trash bags and any non-transparent plastic bags (Clear trash bags are allowed.)
  • Animals/pets
  • Folding chairs, camp chairs, and tables of any kind
  • Glass containers
  • Containers of liquid larger than one liter
  • Strollers
  • Suitcases and rolling bags
  • Costumes that cover the face and any bulky outfits that extend beyond the perimeter of the body
  • Selfie-sticks and any camera mount or rig that isn’t attached directly to the head or torso


The race organizer may change, without prior notice, any of the rules and regulations that they may deem necessary to ensure the success of the race.
The race organizer’s decision is final.


All 21K and 10K who finished within the cut-off time will receive a finisher’s medal.

Official race results will be uploaded two (2) days after race day, visit for more details.