Merco run list-up closes Saturday-A A +A
Friday, October 18, 2013
INTERESTED participants only have until Saturday to sign up for the Merco 67th Anniversary Fun Run that will unfurl in an out-and-back course from Davao City's Rizal Park on Sunday.
Over 1,000 runners have signed up as of Wednesday in the annual event that will benefit the Maharlika Charity Foundation that offers aid to the indigent disabled patients, burn victims, those suffering from eye defects, congenital anomalies and other diseases.
Entry forms are still available at Merco Bolton, Quirino, and Cabaguio branches. For inquiry, contact Eduard or Maricel at telephone numbers (082) 305-4009 or 221-7313.
The P200 registration for 3-kilometer (3K), 5K and 10K is inclusive of singlet. Finishers will be treated to hot and cold refreshments after the race.
Cash prizes and trophies will be awarded to the winners with 10K male and female champions receiving P3,500 each while the runners-up will claim P2,500 apiece. The next five placers will pocket P2,000, P1,500, P1,000, P800, and P500.
The 5K first five runners 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.
In 3K, the top five finishers will get P1,500, P1,000, P700, P500, and P300.
Gift certificates and trophies, meanwhile, will be awarded to the top three finishers of the 3K walk-jog with your pet.
The footrace, which is organized by Merco and sponsored by Selecta and Orient Glass, is now on its eighth edition.
Vantage Sports Promotions of Kenneth Sai will handle the technical side of the run. (MLSA)
Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on October 19, 2013.