SKYathon, the first destination run in the country, went to Boracay days before the island closed its doors to tourists to help rehabilitate the coral reef off the coast of Balinghai Island.
A 15-person delegation, led by Jay Redondo, SKY Airtime Marketing head, Delbert Santos II, SKY senior marketing manager, and Andrew Neri, RunRio managing partner, pushed through early morning with the scheduled replanting.
Santos said that they are happy to continue its commitment to regrowing the reef cover of Boracay saying, “we support all the efforts of total rehabilitation of the island not only the beach part but continuous support for the rehabilitation of the marine life as well as this contributes to the total state of the whole island.”
This was echoed by Neri, who said, “With the thrust on the propagation of ecological balance, RUNRIO supports SKY by spearheading this endeavor with its pilot project by reviving Boracay’s coral reefs. We will continue to work with SKY to rehabilitate Boracay island in the near future and hopefully this effort can inspire other islands to do the same.”
The planted corals add to the already 3,000 square meters of reef coverage sponsored by SKY.
SKYathon is also the first beach run in the country, and was to go on its ninth run this year but prioritized its commitment to the environmental care of Boracay.