Saturday, April 16, 2011

Sporting events to spice up 'Kadaugan sa Mactan'

Sporting events to spice up 'Kadaugan sa Mactan' 
By Lemuel P. Maglinte 
The Freeman
April 16, 2011

CEBU, Philippines - Before the much-awaited “Kadaugan sa Mactan” street party, a series of sporting events will take place in Lapu-Lapu City on April 29 at the ML Quezon Highway in Brgy. Pusok. This includes a fun run, chess and a swimming challenge in Olango Island.

Dubbed as “Fun Run 4 Japan,” the run-for-a-cause is open to all interested runners. The categories to be featured are the 3K, 6K and 9K.

Unlike any other running events, the organizers will not collect a registration fee. Instead, they will ask the participants to donate any amount for them to join the race.

Even without a singlet or cash prize for the winners, Lapu-Lapu City Councilor Harry Radaza promised the runners to run with a festive atmosphere with multiple stunts like free concert and disco mobiles that will be scattered throughout the routes.

On the same day, there will be a chess tournament organized by the Mactan Island Chess Association (MICA). A total of 15 teams will see action.

Prior to the night of dancing and celebration, elite and novice swimmers will flex their athletic muscles in the 4th Olango Challenge at Tambuli Beach Resort on April 30. The annual open sea swimming competition is expected draw at least 80 entries in both the competitive and fun categories.