Surigao to hold run for ‘Yolanda’ victims

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/29 November)–All is set for the “run-for-a-cause” this Sunday here for the victims of super typhoon “Yolanda,” an event organized by the Surigao Runners’ Club (SRC).

All proceeds of the event, dubbed “Red Tie Run 2,” will go to the typhoon-stricken areas in the Visayas.

Karl Duanne Casurra, the race director, said the run has 5K, 10K and 21K categories for male and female divisions.

Registration fee is P350 for 5K, P450 for 10K and P650 for 10K, inclusive of a singlet, race bib, wristband, certificate and snacks.

The top 21K finisher will get a medal and a t-shirt.

Gun time starts at 4:00 a.m. for 21K, 4:30 a.m. for 10K and 5 a.m. for 5K.

SRC president Ingemar Macarine, a lawyer, urged running fanatics throughout the Caraga region to participate in the activity, which would also serve as venue to raise awareness on the dreaded human immunodeficiency virus/ acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS).

“Every December 1, we celebrate World AIDS Day to promote awareness against the dreaded HIV/AIDS disease,” he said.

Last month, SRC also extended financial and relief assistance to victims of the deadly earthquake in Bohol. (Roel Catoto/MindaNews)