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Silay Marathon set Nov. 3

The city government of Silay is holding the Silay Marathon 2012 on November 3, starting at 4 a.m. from the Silay City Hall, a press release from the Mayor’s Office said.

The marathon, intended to promote its eco-tourism program, is called the “Mt. Patag Eco-Adventure Trail Endurance Challenge”. It is open to all long distance runners in the country and encourages the public to take active participation in forest reforestation programs and physical health and fitness activities.

Dr. Bob Ledesma, coordinator of the event, said the participants will run a non-stop ascending route that ends on top of Mt. Patag.

The categories are 42K (solo, open event), 34K (solo, exclusive to Filipino males and females), and 42K (team relay, with 4 male and 1 female to run approximately at 8.5 km each), the press release said.

Runners will pass through the highways, trails, and sugar cane fields in the first half distance of the marathon and will have cover the elevated mountain roads of Barangay Patag in the last 22 kilometers of the run and

will enjoy the scenic view of the mountain road and the uphill, in the last 10 kilometers of the marathon, the press release also said.

Among those who confirmed their entries are two runners from Kenya, Africa and a journalist.

Only eight cities in the country have hosted a marathon and l Silay will be the 9th city that will make history, Ledesma said.

For inquiries those interested may get in touch with Ledesma at 0947-7896317 and Boyet Rentoy 0928-9084888.*


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