Starwood Hotels & Resorts Gears Up
for ‘Run to Give’ Charity Run Across Asia Pacific
Eight Hotels in Bali and Lombok will Unite in Support of
A Housing Renovation Project for Bali Residents in Need
[Nusa Dua - Bali, Indonesia] – 21 September 2015 – Starwood Hotels & Resorts Asia Pacific today announced that its ‘Run to Give’ charity run will take place in 105 locations across Asia Pacific on 11 October 2015. As part of this Asia Pacific-wide initiative, The Westin Resort Nusa Dua Bali, The St. Regis Bali Resort, The Laguna A Luxury Collection Resort & Spa Nusa Dua Bali, Le Méridien Bali Jimbaran, Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort, Four Points by Sheraton Bali, W Retreat & Spa Bali – Seminyak, Sheraton Senggigi Beach Resort in Bali and Lombok will join hands to organize the event in support of a housing renovation project for Bali residents in need. Run to Give also marks the kick-off in Asia Pacific of Together As One (TAO), Starwood’s annual global volunteer campaign.
Now in its second year, Starwood has dedicated the entire month of October to TAO to encourage additional volunteer efforts and also celebrate its associates’ volunteer work that takes place year-round throughout the world, making a positive impact in their communities. Across Asia Pacific, Starwood associates have volunteered more than 6500 hours of community service in 2014 alone.
“Run to Give underscores Starwood’s commitment to drive meaningful impact to the local communities as we recognize that the vitality of our business is directly linked to the vitality of the places where we operate,” said Stephen Ho, President, Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Asia Pacific. “Last year was the first time we organized the charity run to immense response; this year with the continued support from our associates, we are confident that Run to Give will accomplish more than we ever could alone.”
The 5K race held in Nusa Dua – Bali. The route will see participants running across Nusa Dua tropical garden, the iconic Water Blow, Bali’s historical Rama & Lesmana statue as well as the serene beautiful Nusa Dua beach.
Registration is priced at IDR 100,000 for public and IDR 75,000 for student. As part of the registration package, participants will receive running t-shirt and a chance to win exciting prize from Starwood. Interested participants can email firstname.lastname@example.org before October, 5th 2015.
Started in 2014 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. Associates from Starwood hotels all over the region organized these unique runs to raise funds for a local charity in which their hotels operated in. This year, the run took on the official event name ‘Run to Give’ – chosen amongst close to 500 internal submission entries by Starwood associates, best representing the spirit of the charity event.
Run to Give expects to gather more than 1,000 of participants Starwood associates, running enthusiasts and philanthropists from Bali and Lombok. Funds raised through the charity run in Bali will go towards a housing renovation project for Bali residents in need.
For more information visit http://runtogive.asia/