Saturday, August 20, 2011

Osmeña Run Ta Bai! - Don Sergio Osmeña Sr. Run 2011

On September 9, 2011 Cebu will celebrate the 133rd Birth Anniversay of Don Sergio Osmeña Sr. with the oldest running event in Cebu City - the Don Sergio Osmeña Sr. Run or simply known as the Osmeña Run.  The Don Sergio Osmeña Sr Run [Osmeña Run] is on its 16th year now, thus the moniker as the oldest running event in Cebu.  Cebuanos full participation in the Don Sergio Osmeña Sr. Run [Osmeña Run] would be a fitting tribute to one of the most great leader Cebu and the Philippines has ever had.
Portrait of Don Sergio Osmeña Sr. at CAP Bldg.
The Osmeña Run will start at the Lapu-lapu Street near the Cebu City Hall and
will finish at the Plaza Independencia.  This year's Osmeña Run will feature a 15k and 7.5k categories.  I was hoping they'd have a 3k category for novice runners and those who would be interested to start a running hobby.  The Don Sergio Osmeña Sr Run [Osmeña Run]  would have been a great race to start such interest in running which is now very popular in Cebu with running events popping out of the calendars and news almost every other week.  

The Don Sergio Osmeña Sr Run [Osmeña Run]  will give away a total of P200,000 in cash prizes.  According to the Cebu City Sports Commission who will be spearheading the Don Sergio Osmeña Sr. Run [Osmeña Run], there will be age group categories for the race - the masters division for 45-49, 50-59, 60-69 and 70-79 years old.  The winner in 15k category of the Don Sergio Osmeña Sr Run [Osmeña Run] will receive P15,000 cash.  The Top finishers in the different age categories of the Don Sergio Osmeña Sr Run [Osmeña Run] will receive P2,000 pesos each.

Registration for the Don Sergio Osmeña Sr Run [Osmeña Run] is still ongoing at the Cebu City Sports Commission Office which is located inside the Cebu City Sports Center, until its deadline which will be a week before the Don Sergio Osmeña Sr Run [Osmeña Run], probably September 2, but who knows the organizers might extend this.

Registration fee for the Don Sergio Osmeña Sr Run [Osmeña Run] is at P150 pesos only which already includes the singlet for the first 1,000 registrants.  The fee is very affordable, so there would be no reason why any Cebuano would not join the Don Sergio Osmeña Sr Run [Osmeña Run].  Joining the Don Sergio Osmeña Sr Run [Osmeña Run] will help promote a healthy lifestyle among Cebuanos and also raise an awareness among the youth today about the great contributions of the Grand Old Man of Cebu - Don Sergio Osmeña Sr., who is the main reason for the race.

So this is one great race to look forward to.  I hope to hear more details about the Don Sergio Osmeña Sr Run [Osmeña Run] in the coming days.  I hope they print out maps of the race on the local papers to encourage more people to join, because like me, who has never run a race before, i do get intimidated by the distance of the race and visual maps will somehow tell us that i can run this race after all i pass or i walk along those routes everyday, or something like that.  Anyway, if you want to know about the Don Sergio Osmeña Sr Run [Osmeña Run] you may call the Cebu City Sports Commission at 2556985.

Apil ug Dagan ta bai!


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