UP Diliman to Stage an Obstacle Run called The Great LEAN Run

An event commemorating the life of Lean Alejandro, a student leader in the 1980s during the Martial Law period, is going to be held in UP Diliman this September.  It would be an obstacle run and it is dubbed The Great LEAN Run (TGLR).  Here are the event particulars:

The Great LEAN Run
September 19, 2015 (Saturday)
UP Diliman Campus

Category Registration Fee Gun Start
3.7K Regular ₱800 TBA
3.7K Student ₱300 TBA

You may register online here or at the following Chris Sports branches until September 15, 2015:

  • SM Megamall
  • SM City North EDSA
  • Glorietta 3
  • Market! Market!


  • Claiming of race kits will be from September 07 to 18, 2015 at Room 205, Vinzon’s Hall, from 9AM to 5PM.

— Press Release —

Unique Obstacle Run to Relive Martial Law Period

Have you ever wondered what it was like to live in that dark period of our nation’s history when the free press was shut down, the voice of the people was suppressed, and thousands of Filipinos were abducted, tortured and summarily executed?

The University of the Philippines is again living up to its reputation as the bastion of youth social consciousness, this time through an obstacle run that will give runners a taste of what it was like during the years of Martial Law.

Dubbed The Great LEAN Run (TGLR), the activity will feature obstacles reminiscent of dictatorial rule, such as barbed wire, water cannons, anti-riot police, arbitrary arrests and much more.  Runners will aim to survive the challenges of the course for a chance to win prizes, not to mention unique bragging rights.

TGLR honours the life of Lean Alejandro, student leader of the 1980s who led the student movement that helped a national people’s action to depose then President Ferdinand Marcos.

Atty. Susan Villanueva, Chairman of the UP SAMASA Alumni Association, said, “The overthrow of the dictator and our subsequent return to democracy is a major victory of the Filipino people.  The youth of today should be made aware of the real situation at the time so that they can learn from it and be guided by its lessons as they become the new leaders of the nation.”

Proceeds of the obstacle run will go to the UP fund for the Liwasang Lean Alejandro.

The Great LEAN Run will be held on September 19, Saturday, 5:00PM at the UP Sunken garden and Academic Oval in Diliman.  Registration is ongoing online at The Great LEAN Run Facebook page and Chris Sports branches at SM Megamall, SM City North, Glorietta 3 and Metro Market Market BGC.

The route and placement of the obstacles

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For more information about this event, visit The Great LEAN Run Facebook page.

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