Merco run to accept on-site registrants-A A +A
Saturday, October 20, 2012
ORGANIZERS of the 7th Merco Fun Run will accept on-site registrants before the annual race kicks off on Sunday in an out-and-back course from the Rizal Park.
Some 1,700 runners have signed up as of Friday but organizers are optimistic that more regular participants will register in the last minute.
The footrace, to be managed by Vantage Sports Promotions of Kenneth Sai, features the men’s and women’s three-kilometer (3K), 5K, 10K categories and 3k-walk/jog with your pet categories.
The top seven 10K winners will receive P3,500, P2,500, P1,500, P1,000, P800 and P500, while the first five 5K finishers will go home with P2,000, P1,500, P1,300, P1,000 and P800. The sixth to tenth placers will pocket P500 each.
The first five 3K runners, meanwhile, will go home with P1,500, P1,000, P700, P500 and P300. Winners of the 3k-walk/jog with your pet will receive gift certificates.
Registration is P200 inclusive of singlet and hot and cold snacks.
Merco Bolton, Merco Cabaguio and Merco Quirino branches will accommodate registrants until today, Saturday.
Proceeds of the footrace, organized in celebration of Merco's 66th anniversary, will benefit the Maharlika Charity Foundation (MCF), an organization that offers aid to the indigent disabled patients, burn victims, those suffering from eye defects, congenital anomalies, and other diseases. (Marianne L. Saberon-Abalayan)
Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on October 20, 2012.