The Mikel Lovina Jamborun is a 22-km run that commemorates the passing of Mikel Lovina, who was only 18 when he died in a car accident. Started as a family fun run in 2013, it's become a yearly tradition and has now evolved into a fundraising event for charity.
Goal: To raise at least Php 375,000 or 500 LoveBags for poor students.
When: February 3, 2019
Where: Bacolod and Manila (simultaneous runs)
Distance: as many kilometers as you want!
Join, Donate, and Win
Donate online. Each Jamborun entry of P750 is equal to one Love Bag.
The Jamborun proceeds will go to NVC’s LoveBag project. The LoveBag consists of a sturdy backpack filled with one year’s worth of school supplies, given to a child of limited means living in remote parts of the Philippines.The donor also receives one raffle ticket for a chance to win prizes (to be announced in the coming months).
Online donations will be acknowledged via email. Event details and raffle winners will also be announced via email to all donors and registrants.
Last year, the Jamborun raised enough funds for 327 Love Bags! Here are some photos of the children who received love offerings in Mike’s memory. Read the story here
Runners for Mikel
You can also run to feed a hungry child.
On February 3, dedicate your run–wherever you may be–by posting your mileage on Facebook or Instagram with Mikel’s hashtags: #MikelLovinaJamborun2019 and #RestinPower. The hashtags will allow us to tally all the kilometers that have been run. For each kilometer, an undernourished child in the Philippines will be fed Mingo.
For Mikel’s family, pictured here, the fun run is a way to continue celebrating his birthday, keep his memory alive, and foster in the next generation the values by which Mikel lived. He was a loving son, a protective brother, a true friend, a gentleman and a revered sportsman. Those closest to him want to continue his legacy and share this with as many people as they can.
In 2018, NVC recipients and their families, along with some NVC staff, totaling 27 runners, ran a collective 63.18 kilometers as their loving way of giving back and paying forward. The runners were led by a pedicab donated last year in Mikel Lovina’s memory.