Calungsod, Country Mall runs set today-A A +A
Saturday, October 12, 2013
TWO runs for a cause will be held simultaneously this morning—the San Pedro Calungsod Run and the Gaisano Country Mall 20th Anniversary Run.
The Calungsod Fun Run, which will start and end at the Calungsod chapel, is one of the highlights of the first anniversary of the canonization of San Pedro Calungsod. It will be handing out specially design finisher’s medals in the men’s and women’s 3K, 5K and 10K distance and will use the proceeds of the run to fund the educational scholarship of their church servers. It has attracted over 1,200 runners.
According to Calungsod Run race director Joel Juarez, the route for the 10K runners will be using the bike lane in front of the University of Cebu (UC) marine campus.
The runners in the 3K and 5K, on the other hand, will be using the SM Seaside route because half of the road will be closed before the bridge going to UC.
Meanwhile, the Gaisano Country Mall will celebrate its two decades of existence with a run that will start and end at the mall.
To make the celebration more meaningful, Country Mall will give the proceeds of the run to help the Club in Unity for Restoration thru Empowerment (Cure) in putting up a three-hectare facility for children who are victims of human trafficking.
The race attracted over 700 participants and features a 5K, 10K and 15K distance run.
Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on October 13, 2013.