TIKIM (a Filipino word that means “to taste”) is a one-of-a-kind 5K fun run or walk that celebrates Filipino culture and the value of giving back through loads of happiness and tons of Filipino food. Imagine a 5K fun run course with a Filipino food tasting station at each kilometer of the way. Each station is a celebration of different Filipino tastes, featuring matamis (sweet), maanghang (spicy), maalat (salty) and maasim (sour). As you cross the finish line, a food festival featuring favorite, popular and traditional Filipino dishes awaits.
Not only will your run be fun, but it’s also a way to give back, as part of the proceeds of the TIKIM Fun Run registration will be donated to the feeding program of Bantay Bata (the Child Watch program of ABS-CBN Foundation International). Each Adult Runner registration provides meals to 10 malnourished children in the Philippines.
ALL REGISTERED RUNNERS WILL RECEIVE a great race shirt, custom finisher medals, disposable bib chip timing, live results online, FREE finish line photos to download into social media AND FREE ADMISSION to the post race festival where you can eat more great food, have a drink and watch some great cultural events.
Pre race packet Pick Up will be held on Friday Nov 16, 2018 from Noon to 8pm at the Fit 2 Run 2223 North West Shore Blvd, Tampa, 813 873 2786
Race day packet pick up will begin at 9am. Please arrive early to avoid long lines.
TIKIM Food Run supports the feeding program of ABS-CBN International Foundation’s Bantay Bata (Child Watch) program.
Bantay Bata (Child Watch) is considered as the Philippines’ pioneer non-government organization that caters to the protection of children at risk. It is the only organization in the country that has a dedicated child helpline that became a model in the establishment of other child help lines all across Asia. Its core purpose is to protect, preserve the dignity of our county’s children and youth. Bantay Bata’s projects and services are focused on helping children at risk and disadvantaged children regain that lost hope that allows them to dream for a brighter future.
Part of its community-based services is feeding. Last year, we were able to feed and monitor the nutrition of 558 children. This year, with your help, we aim to feed more children. We need to raise $17,250 to feed 300 children for 6 months.