The UP Corps of Cadets and UP Vanguard, Inc.-University Chapter proudly presents DASH 2016: KAGITINGAN RUN, a fun run to commemorate the acts of valor of the Filipino resistance fighters during the Fall of Bataan (09 April 1942), and advocates the strengthening of the reserve force that has been proven to aid in nation building, disaster response, and defense of the sovereignty of the country.
The race will be held on 09 April 2016 at UP Diliman Department of Military Science and Tactics (UP DMST). Categories will be 2mi (3.2km), 5km and 10km. The 2mi event was patterned from the US Army physical fitness test standard which was adopted in several military trainings in the Philippines.
The race route will involve the academic oval as well as a few other streets in the campus wherein runners may enjoy the lush and green landscape of the University. Cash prizes and other freebies await the top three finishers for male and female category for each event. We will also be giving away finisher shirts to the top 50 finishers per event.
Runners may also enjoy the following after run activities: marksmanship, ranger obstacle course, and stress firing. Food stalls will be set up in the DMST Complex so runners may re-energize for said activities.
The UP Corps of Cadets and the UPVI-University Chapter will be using the funds to procure training materials, and enhance DMST facilities in order to improve the quality of ROTC training. Further, advocating the youth to be involved in asserting the sovereignty of the country, part of the proceeds of the event will be used to provide assistance in the form of care packages to our courageous troops stationed in the Kalayaan Island Group in the West Philippine Sea.
DASH run series started in 2012 timely with the Centennial year of UP ROTC, which pioneered the ROTC program in the country.
Throughout the years, the annual fun run series named “DASH” has contributed to the improvement of the DRRM efforts and the Urban Survival Course training.
DASH 2016: KAGITINGAN RUN is co-presented by “Palaso” UP Vanguard Class of 1979, UP Vanguard Incorporated, UP Vanguard, Incorporated –Makati Chapter, PAGIBIG Fund, Gatorade, and Shell.
For inquiries or concerns, you can visit facebook.com/DASHUPROTC or contact Khalil at 09363856055 or Jim at 09158581073.