Large field in 37th MILO Baguio elims-A A +A
Sunday, October 13, 2013
FOUR thousand runners from all over northern Luzon are seen to list- up for the 37th edition of the National Milo Marathon – Baguio Qualifying Leg on November 3 at the Baguio Burnham Park.
Now on its 37th year, the countries longest foot race will once again raise its challenge to runners from all around Baguio, Benguet, and other neighboring provinces.
“Last year we had almost 6,100 participants but because of some changes Milo has only limited this year to not more than 4,700,” said race director Che Alberto.
“This is because of the different factors to be considered for the race tulad ng size ng road, traffic, and so on kaya the committee proposed to lessen this year’s participants,” Alberto added.
Held in 17 key cities nationwide, Baguio is one of the four cites in Luzon to hold the qualifying race.
The marathon will hold four different race distances which will include 3K, 5K, 10K, and 21K that will cost 75 (for students 3K and 5K), 100, 500, and 600 accordingly.
Registration fee is inclusive of Rebook singlet, certificates of finish, and a race bib with an electronic timing device.
Part of the registration fee will go to the Milo Marathon’s “Help Give a Pair of Shoe” program, were several pair of rubber shoes are distributed to deserving students from Baguio and Benguet.
Organizers said the 21K category will be the qualifying distance for the national 42K finals to be held in Manila this comingDecember 8.
Prizes will include cash, trophies and medals for the top 10 finishers in each category while the 21K will receive a finisher’s medal plus a loot bag.
This year’s registration started September 1 and will close October 21 or until supplies for the electronic race bibs will last.
The Milo Marathon has been accredited by the association of International Marathon and Distance Race (AIMS), and the race route certified by the International Association of Athletic Federation (IAAFS), and organized by Run Rio Com in Partnership with Timex, Reebok, Philippine Olympic Committee, and Department of Education.
For added details for all interested participants they may contact the local race organizer, Rosario Alberto at 09177450378.
Published in the Sun.Star Baguio newspaper on October 14, 2013.