3,000 eyed in Merco run-A A +A
Friday, September 6, 2013
ORGANIZERS expect some 3,000 participants in the Merco 67th Anniversary Fun Run set in an out-and-back course from Rizal Park on October 20, 2012.
Mercantile Corporation (Merco) personnel officer Eduardo Hautea, guesting in Thursday's Davao Sportswriters Association Forum at Dexter's Pizza Stadium in Matina, said they are eyeing to surpass the turnout of over 2,000 runners last year.
"We are encouraging all running and fitness enthusiasts to join our anniversary run, the eighth edition. Finishers will be treated to hot and cold snacks as winners will claim cash prizes and trophies. Runners will also get to help our beneficiary foundation," Hautea said.
Regular categories include 3-Kilometer (3K), 5K and 10K for male and female runners with the 3K walk-jog with your pet as side event.
The 10K champions will each receive P3,500 while the runners-up will get P2,500 apiece. The next five placers will claim P2,000, P1,500, P1,000, P800, and P500.
In 5K, the first five finishers will go home with P2,000, P1,500, P1,300, P1,000 and P800 while the sixth to 10th placers will settle for P500 each.
The top five placers will earn P1,500, P1,000, P700, P500, and P300.
Trophies will also be awarded to the first three runners in each category of the race organized by Merco and sponsored by Selecta and Orient Glass.
Gift certificates and trophies await the top three finishers in 3K walk-jog with your pet.
Hautea said bigger turnout of entries will increase the funds they will donate for Maharlika Charity Foundation Inc. that received P100,000 from the footrace in 2012.
Registration is pegged at P200 inclusive of singlet. Forms are available at Merco Bolton, Quirino and Cabaguio branches.
Vantage Sports Promotions of Kenneth Sai will manage the technical side of the event.
For inquiry, contact Eduard or Maricel at telephone numbers (082) 305-4009 or 221-7313.
Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on September 06, 2013.