The Great UP Run

UP Diliman will again host a major running event for the benefit of the UP varsity teams.  Here are more details about this event dubbed, “The Great UP Run.”

The 21K Finisher’s Shirt and event singlet.

The Great UP Run
August 11, 2019
UP Diliman

Category Registration Fee Gun Start Cut Off
21K ₱1,100 3:00 PM 7:00 PM (4H)
10K ₱800 4:00 PM 6:00 PM (2H)
5K ₱700 4:15 PM 5:15 PM (1H)
3K ₱600 4:20 PM 5:15 PM (55m)


  • This is an afternoon race.
  • Medals and shirts for 21K finishers.
  • Cutoff times enforced.

— Press Release —

RUNRIO and NowheretogobutUP launch The Great UP Run to raise funds for all UP varsity sports

University of the Philippines varsity teams got a big boost June 18 from a new fundraising event called The Great UP Run spearheaded by RUNRIO Inc. and NowheretogobutUP Foundation Inc. (NTGBUP).

Organizers of the event together with UP officials and representatives from the Quezon City Athletic Association (QCAA) launched the event via a press conference held at Quezon Hall to kickstart preparations for Season 82 of the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP).

The Great UP Run, which aims to attract 3,000 runners in 3K, 5K, 10K, and 21K categories, will begin at sundown on August 11 at UP Diliman and cover the outer roads of the UP campus.  Expected to participate are all UP varsity athletes, UP students and faculty from different campuses, and alumni.

The event will end with a concert featuring homegrown UP artists and is the first of many yearly events meant to sustain all UP varsity teams.  Beneficiaries of the fundraising are UP varsity teams in Badminton, Baseball, Softball, Chess, Fencing, Football, Judo, Poomsae, Swimming, Taekwondo, Table Tennis, Lawn Tennis, Table Tennis, Men’s Volleyball, Beach Volleyball and Women’s Basketball.

UP Diliman alumnus Coach Rio de la Cruz, President and Founder of RUNRIO Inc., NTGBUP Chairman, Atty. Agaton Uvero, NTGBUP VP for Ways and Means Cocoy Mercado, UP College of Human Kinetics Dean Francis Diaz, and QCAA officials led the proceedings at the media launch.

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