By Julius R. Paner
All preparations are well underway for the Davao leg of 7-Eleven Run 2018 slated on February 4, 2018. Organizers expect to generate 8,000 runners in Davao City in seven categories namely: 3K, 5K, 10K Individual, 10K Buddy Run, 16K, 21K and 42K.
In a media launch conducted on December 27 at Sumho Asia Hotel, Neville Manaois of 7-Eleven said the Run 2018 promises to be bigger and more exciting race since it will be a simultaneous run with Cebu and Manila. The total expected participants nationwide is 32,000 runners.
Registration fee is pegged at 500 for 3K, 600 for 5K, 600 for 10K each for Buddy Run, 700 for 10K Individual, 800 for 16K, 1,000 for 21K and 1,500 for 42K. All registered participants will receive race bibs, event jerseys, finisher tshirts, finisher medals, freebies and other giveaways.
Top 3 finishers for each category will receive cash prizes for male and female and the top 3 overall Filipino male and female finishers will join an all-expense paid international marathon in Asia to be scheduled soon.
The race course will start out and back at SM City Ecoland Grounds. The 42K and 21K courses will feature major streets in Davao City using the loop of Quimpo Boulevard, Quirino Avenue, JP Laurel, Lanang, Sasa, Panacan, Diversion Road, Maa and Matina Pange.
A cut-off time will be strictly enforced re; 7 hours for 42K, 4 hours for 21K, 3 hours for 16K, 2 hours for 10K and 1 hour for 5Kand 3K categories. The race will be technically handled by Mr. Tomas Tan of SunRun Davao.