Apr 9, 2012

Takbo Para sa Marikina Watershed - Marikina Marathon on April 22, 2012

The "Takbo Para sa Marikina Watershed" Marikina Marathon dubbed "Del Run" is scheduled for Sunday, 
April 22, 2012 at 5:00am. Starting point will be at the the Marikina Sports Park.  Proceeds will go to the reforestation of the Marikina Watershed as each registered marathon runner will be able to help produce some 10 tree seedlings for planting in denuded Marikina Watershed, which is the city’s first line of defense in preventing floods.

There will be a 5K, 10K and 21K distance run.  The categories are also divided to Male and Female Divisions. Cash prizes shall be awarded to the runners first to complete each category. In the 21km category, first placer shall receive PhP10,000; second- PhP7,000; and third- PhP5,000. For the 10km category, first place- PhP5,000; second- PhP3,000; and third- PhP2,000. While for the 5km, first place- PhP3,000; second- PhP2,000; and third- PhP1,000. There are also special awards to be given away like PhP1,000 each for the first below 10 years of age to finish the 5km and 10km race. Meanwhile, PhP1,000 shall also be given to the first 60 years old and above to finish the 21km race.

Registration fees are P400. for 5K and 10K and P500. for 21K.  Registration is available at the following locations: Marikina Sports Center, SM Marikina, Marikina City Hall, Marikina Rotary Club & Graceland Marikina.  For more details regarding this fund raising run for a cause, contact Gil Munar, Del Run project director at  681-9277.  The Del Run is organized by the Rotary Club Zone of Marikina and the Marikina City Government and sponsored by Meralco, SM Marikina, Manila Water, Philip Morris Fortune Tobacco Corporation, Arms Corporation, Delfi Foods, Puregold, and Millex Construction.

Update: Over 3,000 participants ran.  Here's a GMA news feature from the event.

1 comment:

  1. Good job Mayor Del! I hope the project will be a success.