Cebuanos will be treated to a couple of races which is slated to have distances beyond 20K. First will be the Pilipinas First 25K International Marathon (Why call it a marathon, if it's only 25 kilometers?) this coming August 15, and the Run to Reduce on August 22.
The Pilipinas First 25K International Marathon will be held at the Asiatown IT Park. They had a press conference today at around 10 am in a hotel very near to the clinic where I am working. Unfortunately, I could not excuse myself since I had lots of patients then. But i have heard through TV Patrol-Central Visayas (while mourning for the passing of a resident kitty), that the registration fee is pegged at P 350.00 for 25K, P 250.00 for 10K and P 200.00 for 5K. The 25k race course will also include the newly-inaugurated tunnel. There will be 10K and 5K race categories
The week following the 25K Run, there will another half-marathon race sponsored by the Aboitiz Group of Companies. My dad already informed me about this last summer, since they were also been told by their HR. The race will be held at the South Road Properties and has four race categories: 3K, 5K, 10K and 21K. The 10K and 21K runners will have timing chips. Registration fees are pegged at P450.00 for 21K, P350.00 for 10K and P250.00 for 5K and 3K. You may register at Runnr in Ayala Center-Cebu, Visayan Electric Company (VECO)-SM City-Cebu, and Casa Ilonga at the Robinson's Place-Cebu.You may claim your singlet/s at Persimmon Plus, Mabolo, Cebu City from August 16-21, 2010.
If you are preparing for Milo half-marathon this September you may either join either or both races or skip either or even both, it only depends on you. Choose your races and stay away from injuries.