Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Run for Healthy Living set in Davao City January 30

Runners in Davao City and nearby areas are looking forward to another running event on January 30.

Organized by the Holiday Gym and Spa, the Holiday Run for Healthy Living features a 3K, a 5K and a 10K run. The Davao Medical School Foundation (DMSF) College of Medicine Batch 2012 serves as event partner and run beneficiary.

According to a Sun.Star Davao story on the event, Holiday Gym and Spa spokesperson Cocoy Malbog said the run aims to raise funds for the medical, surgical and dental missions of the DMSF medical students.

"They will hold these missions on March 26 and 27 targeting some 7,000 recipients," Malbog was quoted as saying.

Considered a special feature of the Holiday Run for Healthy Living is the participation of Davao's esteemed 60-year old barefoot runner Manuel Vismanos who will be running, barefoot as usual,  with three of his barefoot running proteges, all from Toril, Davao City, in the 10K run. Those who want to try barefoot running are welcome to join them and experience running with Davao City's amazing Manuel Vismanos.

The run kicks off at 5 a.m. at the Holiday Gym and Spa complex. The 3K turning point is Coco Boo along J.P. Laurel Avenue while the 5K turnaround mark is at Coca-Cola Bottlers Philippines plant also at J.P. Laurel Avenue. 10K runners will go all the way to Goodyear in Lanang before running back to the HGS complex.

Registration for the Run for Healthy Living is ongoing at Holiday Gym and Spa, DMSF and Run Club Davao. Fee is P250 inclusive of singlet, light breakfast, race bib and certificate; P100 without singlet; and P75 for students.

For more information, you can visit the Holiday Run for Healthy Living Facebook page or their event page.

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