1st TxTFire Run: Takbo Laban Sa Sunog

The month of March in the Philippines is declared as fire prevention month. The month long celebration aims to increase public awareness on ways of preventing fires and saving lives. I was so fortunate that I got invited to meet and greet the “hearts and brains” of TxTFire Philippines last Tuesday – May 8, 2012 at Cafe Mezzanine in Ongpin.

TxTFire Philippines, founded by Mr. Gerry Chua, a non profit foundation which will hold its 1st TxTFire Run dubbed as Takbo Laban Sa Sunog at the SM Mall of Asia grounds on May 27, 2012 at 4am.

In line with the celebration of its 100th year anniversary, EBT100 joins effort with TxTFire Philippines for this FUN RUN FOR A CAUSE. This event aims to raise awareness in fire safety and also raise funds for the deployment of several In Case of Emergency Box (Ice Box) to public hospitals and institutions all over Metro Manila.

What is Ice Box?ย The Icebox is a fire alarm equipment which uses SMS to transmit fire alarm directly to our Txtfire Control Center. This will expedite the responses of fire trucks in case the need arises.

Takbo Laban Sa Sunog event is expected to gather about 5,000 runners from different community in Metro Manila and nearby communities, schools government agencies hospitals as well as sports enthusiasts, athletes and people from all walks of life. A group category will be featuring company, school, community, etc.

Event distances are:

  • 3K
  • 5K
  • 10K

RFID system will also be used throughout the event to ensure that the official time of each runners will be recorded.

Winners from different event category male and female will be receiving medals and gift packs. Trophies will be awarded to the top 3 runners’ group, company, etc. with more than 25 entries. Special award will also be given to fire volunteer group with the biggest number of entries.

Registration officially starts on April 8, 2012 in all Eng Bee Tin Hopia stores in Metro Manila and Runners’ Circle in Aloha Hotel, Quirino Ave., Malate Manila. Forms are also available for downloading at the TxTFire Phils. Foundation Inc. website – www.txtfire.net.

A registration fee will be as follows:

  • 3K – Php300.00
  • 5K – Php400.00
  • 10K – Php500.00
Runners will be receiving a race packet with singlet, shoe tag, race bib, route map and certificate and loot bag upon finishing the race.

Mr. Gerry Chua | Founder of TxTFire Philippines

The 1st TxtFire Run: Takbo Laban Sa Sunog is being supported by SM Mall of Asia, San Francisco Motors, Vikings Jumbo Plastic, Freego Jeans, Chinese General Hospital and Medical Center, Universal Caltex, Roosevelt Aluminum, Puma, Runners Circle, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Pilipino Ngayon and Philippine Star.

15 thoughts on “1st TxTFire Run: Takbo Laban Sa Sunog

  1. swexie says:

    Sa dinadaming fun run ngayon, wala pa talaga akong nasalihan. This run has hit 3 birds in one stone: physical fitness, people awareness, plus the cause of putting up “ice boxes” in hospital. Ang galing lang ng nakaisip since fun runs generally create a huge income. This is a real “run for a cause” project.


    • Ness says:

      Price of Ice Box is Php25,000.00 Not sure though, if they sell this to public. Currently, it is being donated by TxtFire Philippines to hospitals and alike. You can contact them in the phone # in my post. Thanks for dropping by. ๐Ÿ™‚


      • mark says:

        Mam Ness, pwde pa ba pahabol 4 registration, 3K category lang?i really would like to join this event ( cross finger)


        • Ness says:

          Hello Mark. All singlet are already sold out na daw ksi e. But you can stilll check any Chris Sport branches baka meron pa sila. You can also ask TxTFire Philippines FB fan page. Gow!! Hope to see you there! ๐Ÿ™‚


  2. witty humor says:

    I wonder if it’s by design or by chance that the fire prevention month is also the month with the most fires…

    I think the Ice Box is a great concept to help cut down losses in the event of a fire breaking out.


  3. mark says:

    hayys, sana open pa un registration nyo, i really would like to join this event. Actually, madaming running event this coming May 27, but this caught my attention to, aside from safety awareness, fire pro, and its for a cause,pa.hmm thanks and good luck, i would its almost success na un event since they are started to close the registration

    thumbs up!!


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