Thousands made a mad dash for the benefit educational communities in the Visayas that were devastated by typhoon Yolanda.
Held at the Lima Technology Center, the 7th annual run for wellness of the First Asia Institute of Technology and Humanities and the Lima Park Hotel had more than three thousand runners gathered before dawn for the teacher training, school and library assistance, scholarships and other special involvement programs of the Bato Balani Foundation Inc.
Arjay Calatong won the 10K male category with a finish of 41 minutes and 50 seconds. He was followed by Archie De Guzman and Rosal Sacil. In the female category, Arlene Torres crossed the finish line with a time of 54 minutes and 30 seconds, earning for her the gold medal. Christina Tecson and Julie Somoso placed second and third respectively.
In the 5K category, Christian Ticzon placed first, followed by Jhonsam Baccoya and Asaytono John Jeffrey. Ticzon finished with a time of 15 minutes and 7 seconds. Jennylynn Palma, meantime, dominated the female category with a finish of 33 minutes. In second place was Marilou Endaya and Evangeline Matanguihan was on third place.
In the 3K category, Sumner Ninobla brought home the gold, followed by Angelito Felipe and Baural Angelbert. Cheryl Golangco was the female category champion, with Paulyne Salazar and Maricris Catinguel as second and third placers respectively.
Aside from the fun run, organizers also held a Zumba Marathon and a waiters’ race.