Marriott International in Asia Pacific today announced that its ‘Run to Give’ charity run will take place across Asia Pacific on September 24, 2017. Debuted in 2014, the annual ‘Run to Give’ brings hotel associates together to organize runs in different cities to support local charities. This year, 19 in Bali and Lombok will join efforts to raise funds to support education’s program for underprivileged children.
‘Run to Give’ is a key event in Asia Pacific under the company’s ‘TakeCare’ movement, which aims to encourage associates to live their best life by promoting physical, emotional and spiritual wellbeing and creating strong team synergy, while reinforcing the company’s core values of “We Serve Our World”. Craig S. Smith, President and Managing Director, Marriott International Asia Pacific, remarked, “As Marriott International grows bigger, our core belief to serve our world stays the same. With the increased presence of our hotels in terms of footprint and associate strength, we extend our efforts to drive positive sustainable social and economic impact in the communities where our associates live and work. This is the way we take care of our people and our world.”
The race held in Bali is held for a 5 KM distance. The route will see participants running across the island’s iconic peninsula island and scenic lush grounds of Nusa Dua.
Registration is priced at IDR 100,000. As part of the registration package, participants will receive a running t-shirt while participating in a good cause. Interested participants can contact and or register here https://www.facebook.com/RunToGiveBali/.
Started in 2014 by the legacy Starwood Hotels & Resorts Asia Pacific as Hotel Charity Run, the inaugural event saw an overwhelming response of over 20,000 runners take part in 92 locations across Asia Pacific; raising a total of close to USD 228,000. Since 2015, the run took on the official event name ‘Run to Give’ and in 2016, Run to Give marked the first associate event where legacy Starwood and Marriott
International came together to celebrate a meaningful cause after the merger in September 2016, raising a contribution of nearly USD 270,000.
‘Run to Give’ 2017 expects to gather an, even more, success this year especially with the growth of the company.