Sagada marathon hits road February

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Sunday, January 5, 2014


THE cold and nippy weather of Sagada in Mt. Province is expected to greet runners from all over the country as Team Malaya Dunamis hosts the first ever Sagada Marathon on February 2.

In partnership with the Department of Tourism and the Municipal Government of Sagada, Mt. Province, the first ever full marathon event to be held in the province is set to test runner’s endurance amid the fog and pine tree covered mountains.

Organizers of the event said the marathon will be one of the highlights of the annual Etag Festival and the Feast of St. Mary the Virgin.

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“This full marathon will be the first of Team Malaya Dunamis’ Cordillera Series, at the same time it will also be the first time for the town to host a full 42K marathon,” event co-organizer Jennifer Guevarra said.

The race will cater three categories namely 5K for apprentice runners, 21K for half-marathoners, and the 42K full marathon.

Registration fees will be 350, 1500, and 2500 pesos for regular registrants, and 250, 1000, and 2000 pesos for all the interested locals.

Local registration fees will be for Sagada residents only with all registration fees to include race shirts, race bibs, certificates, and a post run snack, while registrants for the 21K and 42K will get a one night free accommodation and carbo loading.

Cash prizes await each top three race finishers for male and female in the three categories, with trophies and finisher’s shirt for the 21K and 42K, medals for 21k finishers, and finishers buckle for the full marathon finishers.

Sagada Marathon will showcase race trails boasting scenes of caves, limestone cliffs, rice terraces, waterfalls, and beautiful sunrise among others — breathtaking and captivating to both the seasoned traveller and the young adventurer.

For more information on the race details, interested participants may visit www.malayadunamis.com/sagada, or email them at events@ malayadunamis.comor reach them through phone (0916)128-7478 or (0943)522-3607.

Published in the Sun.Star Baguio newspaper on January 06, 2014.

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