Go out and Play with the Family for the McHappy Day Fun Run 2013

(Press Release) With the emergence of apps and video and online games, kids sometimes choose to stay and play indoors.  Think about it—when was the last time you took your kids out to play?  More than recognizing the importance for kids to have an active lifestyle, McDonald’s believes that kids can stay active and have fun at the same time.  All they have to do is go out and play!

On December 14, 2013, McDonald’s is inviting families to once again put their running shoes to good use and participate in this year’s McHappy Day Fun Run.  McDonald’s has definitely prepared a full day packed with fun activities for families, solo runners, the young and the young at heart.

With several race distances to choose from, everyone will be able to experience a one-of-a-kind run.  Kids aged 8 and under can participate in the 1K Catch Hamburglar dash, where they have to chase after the feisty McDonaldland character, for a registration fee of just ₱350.  Kids (aged 15 and under) and adults are also sure to have a great time with the 3K Run Grimace Run (open), the registration fee of which is ₱450.  For families of 4 who want to run together, the 3K McDonald’s Family Dash is definitely a great way to bond with the kids.  Families can register for a fee of ₱1, 400 for the entire family.  Morning people aged 16 and above will like the 5K Early Birdie individual race for ₱750.  McDonald’s will also be adding a new race to the program—the Ronald McDonald Challenge, a 9K individual race for seasoned runners aged 16 and above.  For a registration fee of ₱950, participants will have to complete the 5K, 3K and 1K race categories to be able to complete the challenge.  Finishers of each race category will receive special tokens, and the Top 3 finishers will each receive a prize.

Each McHappy Day Fun Run race kit includes: 1 race bib (4 bibs per race kit for the 3K family category), McHappy Day race route, activity area map and parking information, a breakfast meal stub, a baggage claim stub, a special McHappy Day singlet and McMoney worth 100 for fair activities.

Fun booths will also be available for families and individuals to enjoy after the race.  Watch out for the different McDonald’s booths, face painting, balloon twisting and other fair activities, game areas for Ultimate Frisbee, basketball and football and Giant Happy Meal Boxes.

Proceeds of the event will go to the Ronald McDonald House disaster relief program, McDo Bigay Tulong, currently responding to the needs of the victims of typhoon Yolanda.

So go ahead and mark your calendars, everyone!  Register for McHappy Day 2013 in the following stores—McDonald’s Macapagal, McDonald’s Greenbelt, McDonald’s BGC Forum, McDonald’s Katipunan, McDonald’s Frontera Verde, McDonald’s Alabang or McDonald’s Southwoods until the 11th of December anytime from 11AM to 8PM on weekdays and 8AM to 8PM on weekends.  For online registration and more information on McHappy Day 2013, log on to www.mchappyday.com.ph.

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