Kadayawan Phoenix Run targets 1,000-A A +A
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
SOME 1,000 runners are expected to answer the starting gun in Kadayawan Phoenix Run: Run to Save Davao's Watershed set to kick off from SM City Davao parking lot C on August 12.
Phoenix Petroleum Philippines, Inc. (PPPI) corporate affairs manager Ben Sur, however, told members of the Davao Sportswriters Association (DSA) during their weekly forum at Tower Inn yesterday that the number of registrants may still increase as the event approaches.
Sur said the footrace will be for the benefit of the Talomo-Lipadas watershed, one of the major water supplies of Davao City.
“In the span of five years, bumaba na ang area ng Talomo-Lipadas watershed from 2,000 to 1,000 hectares dahil sa logging. There is really a need for us to plant more trees in the watershed to avoid the shortage of water in the city,” Sur said.
He encourages more runners to join the run since for every runner registered, a tree will be planted to protect and conserve the watershed.
The run has men's and women's 3k, 5k, and 10k categories. A special 500-meter run is also open for children 12 years old and below.
Huge cash prizes are at stake for the top three finishers in each category.
A cash prize will also be given away to the biggest school, non-government organization (NGO), corporate or Local Government Unit (LGU) delegation.
Freebies and gift certificates will be given away as raffle items.
Registration fees are P299 (10K), P249 (5K), P149 (3K) and P99 (500m) inclusive of singlet, race bib, snacks and a raffle entry.
One free runner will be accommodated for every 10-member group that will participate in the same category. Student's Group discount will also be given to groups of 10 students who can provide a copy of their present school I.D.
The footrace is organized in partnership with the Davao City Water District, SM City Davao and TV5. (RPSA)
Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on August 01, 2012.