THE Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) will host the Hangzhou Asian Games Fun Run on Monday in Tagaytay City as part of the Olympic Council of Asia’s (OCA) campaign to engage the whole continent in the build-up to the 19th edition of the games in September.
The fun run is part of the OCA’s “Asian Games for All” and will be staged starting at 6 a.m. along Bacolod-De los Reyes Street with the Tagaytay City BMX and Skateboard Park as staging area.
POC President Rep. Abraham “Bambol” Tolentino said the country’s top athletes and sports officials are joining the fun run which are being staged 109 days ahead of the Hangzhou games set from September 23 to October 8.
“As part of the OCA Family, the POC together with the national sports associations are one in celebrating and promoting the forthcoming Asian Games,” Tolentino said.
The OCA’s “Asian Games for All” campaign started in April and is three-pronged—the National Olympic Committees: Hangzhou Asian Games Fun Run, Asian Games Youth Reporter Project and Hangzhou Asian Games Children’s Art Competition.
“We want all National Olympic Committees to get into the spirit of the 19th Asian Games in Hangzhou this September and participate in our promotional campaign,” OCA Director General Husain Al Musallam said.
“The ‘Asian Games for All’ campaign will engage Asian society all over the continent and give everyone the chance to be involved in Hangzhou Asian Games,” Musallam said. “Through this project, the OCA will help develop sport, culture and education among the youth of Asia and help to promote the values of respect, friendship, goodwill, peace and a clean environment.”