On Sunday, February 20, 2011, let’s put on those running shoes and support a good cause. The “Operation Smile Charity Run” will be from 4:30 a.m. to 7:30 a.m.
The event has five categories to allow more runners to be able to participate in the event. Children and beginners can join the 1.6K, 3K, and 5K races. Runners who are up for a challenge can join the 10K and 21K category. The start line and finish line for the races are at Asiatown I.T. Park in Lahug, Cebu City.
Proceeds from the run will benefit Operation Smile Cebu Mission Year 14, which kicks off on Monday, February 21, at the Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center. VSMMC will provide free reconstructive surgery to correct cleft lips and palates and other facial deformities.
Political celebrities who will be joining the event include Governor Gwen Garcia, Mayor Mike Rama, CITOM Chairman Sylvan Jakosalem, and Chairman Edward Hayco of the Cebu City Sports Commission.
Registration fee for the 1.6K, 3K and 5K categories is Php50. For 10K runners, the registration fee is Php450. For 21K participants, fee is Php650. The registration fee is inclusive of singlet, a race bib, route map, a copy of the race rules and regulations, and refreshments available at the finish line. 10K and 21K runners also receive timing chips.
The registration period starts from January 11 and lasts until February 16, 2011. Interested participants can register either at RUNNR in Ayala Center Cebu, at the Philippine Sports Commission Office, or at the Cebu City Sports Center in Abellana.
Winners will receive cash prizes, trophies, and medals. Participants will also have chances to win some raffle prizes.
For more information, contact the organizers at (032)415-8090, (0908)889-1953 or (0922)882-6589.