Monday, August 29, 2016

Eggciting Adventure Day espouses “One Egg a Day” advocacy


Egg is considered as one of the Filipino’s breakfast staples. This largely versatile food can be fried, poached or boiled. It is also an essential ingredient in most baked products.

Whether you like it scrambled or sunny side up, eating egg is important for it is a good source of protein, choline and essential vitamins necessary for the body. Thus, Philippine Egg Board Association, together with The Good Egg by Sarimanok, emphasizes the importance of one egg a day to families.

According to Philippine Egg Board Association, having an egg a day is vital to one’s health as it manages weight, provides muscle strength and prevents muscle-loss, leads to better brain function and maintains eyes health. For women, it is good to include egg in your meal for it contributes to healthy pregnancy.

To further promote this advocacy and celebrate the upcoming World Egg Day on October, Guerilla Race and the aforementioned institutions have teamed up and designed an exciting adventure for families dubbed as “Eggciting Adventure Day #itloglusogeveryday.” This first ever event made for Filipino families aims to raise awareness as well as include egg in a day’s meal. The main highlight of this adventure is the Eggciting Family Fun Run where individuals and even families can run together. It will happen on October 16, 2016 at the SM by the Bay, Mall of Asia (MOA) Complex in Pasay City.

This event is a benefit race as part of the registration fee will be donated to Save The Children Foundation with the aim of fighting the long-term effects of stunting and malnutrition in the country.

The latest report presented by Food and Nutrition Research Institute (FNRI) and Save the Children Organization last April 19, 2016 explains the current situation of stunting and chronic malnutrition the country. Chronic malnutrition and stunting continue to rise in the last decade.

According to FNRI data, from 2013 to 2015, ten percent of stunting children increased to an average of 40 percent and is expected to increase in 2016. The burden of stunting and malnutrition has greatly affected the country as it ranks as ninth in the world for having the highest number of stunted children. This poses a major concern for it affects children’s health.

Other than its battle against stunting and malnutrition, this charity run will also help soldier’s orphans to continue their education through AFP Educational Benefit System Office.

Apart from the much-awaited fun run, the Eggciting Adventure Day will also feature the following activities such as Eggciting Mini Egg Hunt, Eggciting Dance Fitness, Eggciting Health Consultation, and many more.

Race fees are as follows:

P250.00 for 500-meter dash with egg hunt (child and guardian)

P250.00 for 1K (3-10 years old- child and guardian)

P400.00 for 3K (individual)

P1300.00 for 3K (family of 4)

P500.00 for 5K 

P600.00 for 10K race

Chris Sports is the official registration partner of this charity race event. To register, please visit xany of the following Chris Sports outlets: SM Mall of Asia, Glorietta, SM BF, SM Megamall, SM North EDSA – The Block, and Market, Market.

For online registration, please visit:

For details about this interesting race, please contact Ms. Nikka Ramos of Guerilla Race at 0927-8484533 or 0998-9565231.

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