Burger Run continues to support grassroots running
THE 2nd Flame It! Burger Run Half Marathon will again continue in its advocacy in developing the grassroots level of running in Cebu.
The running event held in line with the 14th anniversary celebration of Flame It! will be held May 15 starting at the South Road Properties (SRP) Sugbu Grounds.
Organizers of the event headed by Flame It! Burger COO Ella Villacin and her triathlete sister Louie aim to continue the advocacy that they started last year by giving the children who are the beneficiaries of the free running clinic of running coach John Philip Dueñas and the country’s marathon Queen Mary Joy Tabal in Barangay Guba under the Cebu City Sports Commission (CCSC) a chance to show off for free.
Around 50 kids from the clinic will be joining the 3-kilometer run exclusive for them.
“[The run] was all about the anniversary but we realized that it became an avenue for kids who wanted to become athletes. That’s why we gave them exposure and we will continue to support this program of CCSC,” Ella Villacin said in a press launching yesterday at the Flame It! Burger Ayala Center Cebu branch.
Also in the launching were Dueñas, Tabal and CCSC chairman Edward Hayco.
Last year, the Villacin sisters donated school supplies, bought from the proceeds of the running event, to more than a hundred kids at the Guba Elementary School in the mountain barangays of Cebu City.
Aside from the 3k race, the main category will be the 21k half-marathon, which will have age groups. There will also be 5k and 14k catgeories.
Registration is going on at all Flame It! Burger branches at the Ayala Center Cebu, Juana Osmeña St., Pueblo Verde and SM City Cebu.
Registration fee for the 21k half-marathon is pegged at P800 while the 14k is pegged at P600. The 5k is pegged at P450. The 3k is exclusive for the kids of Barangay Guba.
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