The Great LEAN Run (TGLR) is a joint undertaking by the UP Sandigan para sa Mag-aaral at Sambayanan Alumni (UP SAMASA) and the UP Office of the Vice-Chancellor for Student Affairs (UP OVCSA). It is a celebration of the life of Leandro L. Alejandro, one-time UP Student Council Chairman, and the most popular youth leader during the turbulent Martial Law years. He continues to be a prime example of how the youth can effect change through critical thought and social involvement.
Named after assassinated student leader Lean Alejandro, TGLR is an annual experiential fun run that gives participants a taste of what it was like under Marcos’s Martial Law, including arbitrary arrests, torture, summary executions, violent dispersal of rallies, and other horrors. SAMASA Alumni runs TGLR in partnership with the Lean Alejandro Foundation, the UP Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs.
The first TGLR was held in 2015. Annual editions followed thereafter till 2018. This year, SAMASA Alumni will deliver another major project, the 2019 Lean-Lorena Student Leadership Training Program, while preparations for a bigger and better TGLR are underway for 2020.