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We can all be heroes this month of October with UNICEF's virtual move-a-thon for a cause!

When you're stuck at home for a long while, it may feel as if you're running out of things to do. Feeling entrapped and anxious is common among many individuals these days, and unfortunately, it includes the young ones.

Staying healthy can be challenging especially for children whose activities are limited to studying and playing inside. Now is the time to get up on your feet and inspire younger kids to make a difference even amidst these trying times through UNICEF's "Heroes for Children" this 2021.

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"Heroes for Children" was first launched in 2015 by the ever-generous Anne Curtis to encourage more people to reach out to disadvantaged and vulnerable Filipino children.

How it works

For this year's fundraiser, UNICEF partners with RUNRIO Events as they present the inclusive virtual move-a-thon. Everyone—and we mean everyone including friends, families, PWDs, and even fur babies here and abroad—is invited to bike, run, walk, dance, and exercise at your own pace.

30 minutes of movement will be equivalent to 1 kilometre. You can do any of the activities mentioned starting October 1 to 31.

You may track your progress using a fitness app on your smartwatch (Fitbit, Apple watch, and the like), smartphone, or your equipment dashboard.

This year's "Heroes for Children" is also in celebration of UNICEF's 75th anniversary. If you sign up for the virtual move-a-thon, you will help improve vulnerable children's access to education, routine immunization, and health and nutrition services.

You can still register now. Simple visit the Race Roster website or visit

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