|SAFE technical director Joel Baring, Francis Monera, CHI’s president, and ABS-CBN Cebu’s Sagip Kapamilya’s Leo Lastimosa posing with Fast Forward Faster: The Silver Run's medal and singlet|
Fast Forward Faster: The Silver Run, is not only a fun and social-cause run but also the theme for Cebu Holding's Inc. (CHI) celebration of it's 25th Anniversary. The running event will be CHI’s first time to independently organize a running event for usually they only support/partnered with annual runs through the Ayala Center Cebu.
To make this endeavor even more significant, the typhoon stricken northern Cebu will be the beneficiary of the first ever running event of CHI, which is held in line with the company’s silver anniversary. Registration proceeds will be earmarked for a rehabilitation project in the Northern Cebu through Cebu Holding's CSR arm, Agbayay sa Komunidad, in partnership with ABS-CBN Cebu's Sagip Kapamilya.
Twenty five years ago, CHI laid groundwork for today's well known landmarks, such as: Cebu Business Park and Cebu IT Park (Where I work!). These dynamic developments have more than just changed the land but have enriched lives and fashioned a new social fabric where our urban community thrives.
Fast Forward Faster: The Silver Run will happen on the 2nd of February 2014 at the Terraces, Ayala Center Cebu. Assembly time will be 3:30AM with 1st Gun start at 4:30AM. Categories are at 5K (Php300), 10K (Php400) and 25K (Php500) and registration is still ongoing at the Active Zone of the Ayala Center Cebu.
The Silver Run Prizes are as follows:cash prizes, gift certificates and medals for top three finishers male and female for all categories (all 25K finishers will get medals and top 25K finishers for male & female for 5K and 10K will also get medals).
About the Beneficiary:
As mentioned earlier, the run will benefit the Yolanda stricken-communities in northern Cebu, specifically barangay bagay in Daanbantayan. They are located in the tip part of island which received limited relief goods.
CHI will be extending livelihood assistance through fishing supplies (plywood and materials for boat repair, and other fishing tools such as hooks and/or nets). A mangrove planting shall also be done in order to prepare the communities from possible storm surges.
Barangay Bagay's main sources of living are farming and fishing. The focus of the aid will be fishing since farming will take time while fishing is immediate in terms of return. The barangay has three coastal sitios: Tugbungan, Bandilaan and Alinsu-ob.
This will be a great opportunity for anyone who wants to continue helping out or fellow-Cebuanos in need in the north while getting exercise and engaging in Physical Fitness! Join Now!!