About Freedom Run

The Freedom Run combines running as a liberating sport and the substance of democratic education resulting to public engagement that spurs discussion, creativity and actions toward a unified goal: freedom from corruption.

Six years, eight locations, eleven races, 26,949 freedom runners. The Freedom Run has grown to be an occasion for people to make their mark in fighting corruption in the Philippines. It is also a venue to celebrate Filipino’s culture of solidarity.

This year, the Freedom Run is part of FNF’s voters’ education campaign, the “I am free from Corruption: Diretso Lang!”. At least 4000 runners are expected to participate in the 3K and 10K run that starts at 5 a.m. on Sunday, 10 April 2016 at the CCP Complex, Pasay City.

At the heart of the Freedom Run is continuously creating a unique and accessible platform to gather like-minded people who are determined to improve governance in the Philippines. As a result, It has empowered more Filipinos to participate in nation-building by being part of a positive change— by simply showing their presence and making their voices heard as they run and scream, “I am free from corruption!”. Through the years, the Freedom Run has been an occasion to innovate and inspire democratic participation in the fight against corruption.

The Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom (FNF), a German institution promoting good governance, and the Pasay Youth Development Council are the activity’s main organizers.