COMPETING runners, fun run enthusiasts, families and pet owners gathered last April 29 as they ran together for a charity run hosted by Marco Polo Plaza Cebu in support of the Emergency Rescue Unit Foundation (Eruf).
Dubbed as the “Run for Eruf Year 3,” more than 1,000 runners turned up for the race, joining the four distance categories-10K, 5K, 3K and 1K.
All the proceeds of the run were donated to Eruf-Cebu.
Runners gathered as early as 4 a.m. to participate in the Zumba warm up and were briefed on the route of the run by race director Joel Baring.
The 10K runners started the race at 5 a.m. Participants of the other categories followed shortly.
A cool down exercise was done after the race to ensure that the runners lessen any potential muscle pain. This was followed by a raffle of items and gift certificates provided by the sponsors.
The top three winners of the 10K and 5K received a cash prize and gift certificates each.
Eruf has always assisted the hotel in providing safety and security to Marco Polo Plaza’s guests and associates during hotel events. Marco Polo Plaza Cebu acknowledged their efforts for the community by hosting the charity run for Eruf.
Marco Polo Plaza Cebu thanked all the participants of the race, which was made possible through partnerships with Federal Land, Ayala Center Cebu, Fluor Daniel Inc. Philippines, Graphic Star, Pyroworks, Kevlo Skin Clinic, Nature’s Spring, TUF, Pocari Sweat, The Freeman, Wrock, Cebu Daily News, Salon de Rose, Animal Wellness, Amazon and Dash Engineering.