Kapamilya stars Kuya Kim Atienza, Karylle, and Matteo Guidicelli reaffirmed their commitment to DZMM’s education advocacy by leading thousands of runners at the DZMM’s “Tulong Na, Tabang Na, Tayo Na, Takbo Na” 5km color fun run held recently.
The three celebrities, who also participated in DZMM’s “Takbo Para sa Karunungan” in 2013, joined 3,050 participants at this year’s fun run at the Bonifacio Global City in Taguig for the benefit of students affected by super typhoon Yolanda and other DZMM scholars.
Matteo, however, was unable to run this year due to a knee injury but served as one of the hosts during the post-race program.
“It’s Showtime” host Eric ‘Eruption’ Tai, actresses Diana Zubiri and Roxanne Barcelo, “Luv U” cast members Sharlene San Pedro, Jairus Aquino, and Alexa Ilacad, and models Will Devaughn and Andy Smith also took part in the run. Also present were DZMM anchors Julius Babao, Cory Quirino, Winnie Cordero, Ahwel Paz, Carl Balita, Traffic Angel Tina Marasigan, DZMM Radyo Patrol Reporters, and M.O.R. 101.9 DJs.
“The Biggest Loser Pinoy Edition Doubles” grand winner Bryan Castillo, meanwhile, was joined by some of his former co-contestants in leading the run’s warm-up exercises.
The event was mounted by Run Rio, headed by running coach Rio Dela Cruz, with ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya Foundation as proponent, and supported by the city government of Taguig. It was filled with fun and excitement as the runners were sprinkled with colored powder and a giant inflatable slide was erected for them.
DZMM started organizing fun runs in 1999.