Friday, August 28, 2009


Mayor Tom okays city marathon The Freeman >> The Freeman Sections >> Cebu Sports: "CEBU, Philippines - The organizers of the Cebu City Marathon set on January 10 next year got a big boost from the city government with no less than Mayor Tomas Osmeña pressing the green light for the staging of the event.

City councilor Sylvan “Jack” Jakosalem surprised the organizing Cebu Executive Runners Club (CERC) during a press conference yesterday at Mooon Café in Guadalupe by showing off the approved letter of request of support from Osmeña.

Along with that, Jakosalem bared that the city government will allocate P295, 500 for the prizes of the top performers. The men and women’s open champion will receive P50,000 each, while the second to 10th placers in the 42-kilometer action will also receive cash prizes.

The top male and female finishers in the 21km and 5km run, on the other hand, will get P15,000.

Commemorative medals and t-shirts courtesy of the Aldeguer Group of Companies will also be given away to all the finishers of the full marathon.
“This is the first time that a full marathon will start and end here in Cebu City so it’s just right that we give full support to this,” said Jakosalem, who vowed to insert the event into the Sinulog calendar of activities."...

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