Race for Reading: The McDonald’s Stripes Run Returns on the Rails with its Goal of Elevating Children’s Literacy

MANILA, Philippines—After a few years of sparse turnout, McDonald’s is finally encouraging kids, teens, and adults to congregate and run for reading at the McDonald’s Stripes Run on December 18.

Image courtesy of McDonald’s

McDonald’s has been committed to its advocacy of helping improve children’s literacy since 2009. Through the previously-annual Stripes Run, McDonald’s raised funds for its charity of choice Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) and its Read to Learn program. 

In partnership with the Department of Education, Ronald McDonald Read to Learn is a beginning reading program that aims to improve the literacy skills of grades 1 and 2 public school students by providing reading materials to supplement their learning. 

This year, through the 11th Stripes Run, McDonald’s pledges to donate P1 million to the Read to Learn program. With this support, McDonald’s looks to give even more Filipino students the basic reading skills they’ll need to build their educational foundation. 

The McDonald’s Stripes Run 2022 will be on December 18 (Sunday) from 4:00 to 9:00 AM at the McKinley West Open Parking, Taguig City. With seven race categories to choose from, participants of all ages and running experience are sure to find the category fit for them.

Category NameDistanceAge GroupSelling Price
Kiddie Stripes1K8 years and below499
Young Stripes3K15 years and below599
3K Stripes3K16 years and up599
Family Stripes3K2 kids under 15 years 2 adults 16 and up1,899
5K Squad Stripes 5K16 years and up group2,799
5K Stripes5K16 years and up899
10K Stripes10K16 years and up1,099

Registration for the Stripes Run is now open via mcdostripesrun.com.ph. Aside from supporting Filipino children’s literacy, registration to Stripes Run will also give participants a race kit with a Stripes Run race shirt, race map, race bib, food (Sausage McMuffin & Regular Coffee), and a finisher’s token that can be claimed on the day of the run. 

At the moment, registration for the Stripes Run is open at mcdostripesrun.com.ph. Aside from supporting Filipino children’s literacy, participants who register for Stripes Run also receive a race kit that includes a Stripes Run race shirt, race map, race bib, food (Sausage McMuffin & Regular Coffee), and a finisher’s token that can be exchanged for prizes on race day.

Participants can pick up their race kits at specific McDonald’s stores or at the Stripes Run venue after successfully registering on the website.

Don’t overlook the good opportunity to spend time with loved ones while participating in the McDonald’s Stripes Run! Register for the race at mcdostripesrun.com.ph and follow McDonald’s Philippines on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to remain informed.