Ultramarathon lists 60 entries-A A +A
Saturday, February 8, 2014
SOME 60 entries signed up for the Davao50 Ultramarathon Eagle Run 2014 set from 3 a.m. to 3 p.m. on February 23 at the Davao Eagle Ridge Resort.
Team Titans Davao, Marvel Runners of Koronadal South Cotabato, TRC-St. John, Team Matutum, BXU Runners Club Butuan, and Team Kapwa Davao confirmed their participation.
Organizer and running enthusiast Blue Tradio, in a phone interview, said only 19 out of the 60 registrants are experienced ultramarathon runners.
He said that aside from promoting ultramarathon in the city, the event which is a 12-hour limit and 53km foot race, is also a run for a cause for the Philippine Eagle Foundation.
“Philippine Eagle is synonymous to Davao and it is just to give back to the Philippine Eagle Foundation. We also want to give awareness to the people that Davao City, especially the far-flung areas of the third district, has beautiful sceneries to offer,” he said.
The first three men and women finishers will receive trophies and cash vouchers from Altra Zero Drop Running shoes. A Davao50 Sweeper Award will be given to the last male and female finisher plus a token of appreciation to the biggest contingent. (MDC)
Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on February 09, 2014.