Dumaguete City invites families to Family Week Fun Run

By Roi Lomotan

DUMAGUETE CITY (PIA) – The Dumaguete City Social Welfare Office (CSWDO), in cooperation with the Family Steering Committee, is inviting families to join the Family Week Fun Run on September 27, Sunday.

The event is part of the activities in observance of the National Filipino Family Week from September 20 to 27 with the theme “Gender Equality and Children’s Rights in Contemporary Families.”

According to City Information Officer Syril Repe, there are two categories in the fun run: 5K run for families with children aged 12 years old and above; and 3K run for families with children aged 12 years old and below.

Starting point of the fun run will be at the Kiwanis Bldg. at Sta. Catalina Street to start at 5:45 a.m. while the start of the 3K run is at 6:00 a.m.

Registration period begun last Sept. 5 and will end on Sept . 25. The event is free of registration.

Contestants should fill up registration forms and submit it to the Family Week Steering Committee at the City Social Welfare and Development Office, Flores Ave., Brgy. 1, this city.

Contestants can claim their race sash during the check-in time on Sept. 27.  Contestants should wear their race sash in the duration of the race.

One important rule in the fun run is that families should finish the race together.

On the other hand, contestants will be provided with drinking water at designated water stations while medical aid will be available at certain points along the way and at the finish line.

For more inquiries, interested participants may contact Ike Villaflores, head of the City Sports and Youth Development Office through 422-8109 or the Family Week Steering Committee through the CSWDO at 225-0637 or 422-8117. (rmn/ral/PIA7-Negros Oriental/with reports from Syril Repe, City PIO/This article was first published at PIA Website on Sept. 15, 2015)

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