Baguio Foundation Half Marathon, postponed

SERVED HOT. Despite the cold and rain, runners for the Foundation Run got a serving of pinikpikan from race director Stephen Felices Sunday at the Malcolm Square named after Justice George Malcolm who authored the city charter in 1909.PML

Hundred of runners from various parts of Luzon were disappointed to see that the Baguio Foundation Half Marathon was postponed  Sunday due to strong rains and wind as well as fog due to monsoon forcing organizers to move it to a “better day”.

Stephen Felices of the organizing Team Malaya had no recourse but to announce the cancellation of the Sunday run which he said could be held this anytime week.

In a message on Facebook Saturday, Felices wrote: “hello runners, we regret to inform you that we need to reschedule tomorrow’s run. As much as we still want to push through with the activity the City is on alert due to the worsening weather condition.”

He added: “As promised we have other options – do a virtual run (from Sept 5-30) or join us on the rescheduled date (to be announced, still within Sept.).”

Those who already arrived instead were invited to a group run and treated to a lunch of pinikpikan at Malcolm Square, supposedly the finish line of the event.

Felices said the group run, which had nearly 100 participants, turned into a semi-formal event where the participants followed the route with cops, race marshals, and water station, and were given finisher’s medals.

He added that they are eyeing to have the run staged either on September 17 or 18.

Former vice president Leni Robredo spokesperson Barry Gutierrez, an avid runner, enlisted at the event and partook in the lunch offered by Team Malaya. Pigeon Lobien



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