by Ofelia C. Empian
This month is filled with fun runs that are not only good for the body but for the soul as well as the “Run for fun, donate for a cause” and Takbo Amianan are set this month.
The “run for fun, donate for a cause” set March 26 is for the benefit of Daniel Falag-ey, who is in need of a kidney transplant.
The event, organized by the Cordillera Youth Leaders features 3K, 5K, 10K, and 21K categories with registration fees of P350, P500, P600 and P750, respectively.
Registration is ongoing at Bookends along T. Claudio St. and Sessions Coffee, Bread, and Pastries located at Calderon Street.
Starting line will be at the Baguio Athletic Bowl with City of Baguio, Department of Health, Department of Social Welfare and Development and the Baguio City Police Office supporting the event.
Registrants for all the race categories will be given race kits that include race shirt, race bib, and goody bags. Certificates including medals will be given to the top 10 finishers. Additional cash prices will also be given to the top three finishers of the different race categories.
Meanwhile, the annual Takbo Amianan is set on March 19.
Starting and ending at the University of the Philippines Baguio grounds, the event features 21K, 10K, 5K, and 3K distances.
Registration is P600 for the 21K, P550 for the 10K, P450 for the 5K, and P400 for the 3K with participants for the 21K and 10K receiving finishers’ medals and finisher’s shirt.
Gun starts at 4:30 a.m. for the 21K and a time difference of 30 minutes for each succeeding categories. Participants in the 21K and 10K are required to bring their own headlamps, reflectorized gear, and hydration kits.
The event is for the benefit of the UP Baguio Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Program. It is presented by the UP ROTC and UP Vanguard. For more information and registration, visit the Takbo Amianan’s FB page.