2017 ‘Basura Run’ kicks off

By: Glendale G. Rosal January 12,2017 - 12:27 AM

SPORTS
The first edition of the Basura Run this year was held last Sunday in five different venues.

The one-of-a-kind fun run, wherein participants collect trash while running along a five-kilometer route, was held in Cebu City, San Carlos City, Butuan City and the municipalities of Minglanilla and Cordova.

In Cordova, which is the latest addition of venues, 80 runners participated, composed mostly of municipal workers. They were encouraged to join by town mayor Mary Therese Sitoy-Cho.

“We are very thankful to the Municipality of Cordova for taking part of this advocacy,” marathoner and environmentalist Tony Galon said. “We need more exposure to spread our awareness about the importance of proper disposal of garbage. The Basura Run is one way of spreading the awareness.

At the same time, participants become active and fit.”
Galon said around 60 sacks of garbage were collected from the Cordova route.

This year, Galos said the Basura Run will be held every first Saturday of the month. The next edition will be on Feb. 4. He hopes more cities and towns will join this fun run for a cause.

Last year, the race was held nine times and attracted 13 cities from around the country./REPORTER GLENDALE G. ROSAL

Your subscription could not be saved. Please try again.
Your subscription has been successful.

Subscribe to our daily newsletter

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.

Read Next

Disclaimer: The comments uploaded on this site do not necessarily represent or reflect the views of management and owner of Cebudailynews. We reserve the right to exclude comments that we deem to be inconsistent with our editorial standards.

TAGS: Basura Run, Cebu, marathon
Your subscription could not be saved. Please try again.
Your subscription has been successful.

Subscribe to our regional newsletter

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.