Last October 7, 2012 (Sunday), Our Lady of Guadalupe Colleges held its first fun run entitled “Run for The Seniors”. The event held at the grounds of The National Center for Mental Health. This event aims to generate funds that will help manage the financial needs of the medical mission for the Senior Citizens of Barangay Highway Hills, Mandaluyong City to be held on October 20, 2012. The participants paid a reasonable amount of 100 php that enabled them to join the run. They registered in the different categories - 4km, 6km, and 8km. They wore assigned shirt colors for their chosen category along with their designated race bibs for identification purposes. The event was organized by the OLGC Student Council, and they really worked hard - definitely gave their ALL for this event.
The event started with the participants gathered in front of the administration building of the said premises where the registration booth was located. The opening remarks by the President of the Student Council, Mr. Carlo Mantolino 4thyr, BSN included an explanation of the goal of the event, rules and regulations for the run, and safety precautions for the runners. The awards for the top 3 finishers of each category was also mentioned, and a word of thanks for all the participants. The race started at exactly 6:35am for the 8k runners who wore red, 6:38am for the 6k runners who wore blue and 6:41am for the 4k runners who wore white. As the bell rang, which officially announced the GO signal, the participants scuttled to run. The runners were very particular with their speed, since the run had a time limit for each category. But personally, I think they were aiming for the awards at stake.
The day was very lovely because it did not rain (Thank God!) the sunshine provided wonderful rays. The smiles from the faces of the runners highlighted the exhilaration the run provided. Water stations scattered at different post provided runners with adequate hydration. Medics were stationed at different areas to make sure that runners can be given proper first aid if needed. The event was very well organized. I am so proud of our Student Council Body. At the end, folks gathered in front of the administration building to witness the awarding ceremony. The Student Council gave runners Certificates of Completion and pins to commemorate the said event. Witnessing the said gathering, I must say that based on most of the faces I observed; the RUN FOR SENIORS was a guaranteed success.
Winners for the different categories:
4k 6k 8k
Arnold Valdez 1st Placer Ronald Saute 1st Placer Eugene Lim 1st Placer
Arnold Lapitan 2nd Placer Milajoy Enguerra 2nd Placer Jeff Chuaquico 2nd Placer
Kevin Hebron 3rd Placer Eric Lopez 3rd Placer Jeremy Siddayao3rd Placer
|THE CHAMPION WITH SOME FACULTY MEMBERS AND OFFICERS OF THE B.H.H SENIOR ASSOCIATION|
|BEFORE THE RUN...|
Article & Pictures provided by: Christine June V. Valles IV-I