Anne Curtis will do her first 21-kilometer run on October 25, and it's going to benefit children.
The newly appointed celebrity advocate of UNICEF is actually spearheading the run event dubbed Heroes for Children, which aims to raise funds and awareness for her "1,000 Days" campaign.
In an interview with CNN Philippines, Anne elaborated, “The fun run, it being about health and fitness, and then of course the first 1,000 days of a child, learning about the health and nutrition. I think that it just complements each other.”
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The run event has a 500-meter dash for kids who 12 years old and below and 5K, 10K, and 21K categories for adults.
Anne signed up for the 21K, which will be her longest run.
On Instagram, Anne has been sharing her step-by-step preparations for her first-ever half marathon.
A photo posted by Anne Curtis (@annecurtissmith) onSep 5, 2015 at 6:52pm PDT
10KM. Anne started to run at a slower pace then added inclines.
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15KM. By this time, Anne was already running at a more comfortable pace. She posted, ”It was a struggle but I survived!"
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18KM. Anne did a run-walk-run-walk rhythm, and began slowing down after 13km, but still, she finished the run in about two hours.
A photo posted by Anne Curtis (@annecurtissmith) onOct 5, 2015 at 7:24pm PDT
Those days she couldn’t run outdoors due to a rainy weather, Anne does run-walk intervals on the treadmill.
Join Anne on October 25, at the SM Mall of Asia grounds, by registering though www.takbo.ph/heroesforchildren until October 11; or Chris Sports outlets until October 21.