2nd Zambo Duathlon set May 5 PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 03 May 2012 13:56

The fun and excitement in Zamboanga this summer continues as the City Government on Saturday, May 5, holds the 2nd Zamboanga Duathlon Challenge, an athletic event that consists of running and cycling legs.

Forming part of the 2012 Zamboanga Summer Festival, the duathlon challenge is composed of a 3-man team with the following age requirement for each team member—first team member must be in ages 29 years old and below; second member must be in ages 30 years old to 44 years old and the third member musts be 45 years old and above.

The race will be in two parts: cycling and running.

Winning teams will receive cash prizes and trophies. First prize is P12,000, the second prize is P9,000 while the third prize is P6,000.  The 4th to 10th finishers will receive P1,500 each plus medallion for each finisher.

Registration for participants is now ongoing at the City Tourism Division located at the Paseo del Mar.

Each contestant must present a copy of their birth certificate and each team must assign a person who will be in charge in securing their respective bicycle when the team engages in the second part of the race which is running.

The route for cycling is as follows: Paseo del Mar-Veterans Avenue- MCLL-Barangay Pasobolong-Barangay Salaan-Sitio Tala-Lumbangan-Lunzuran (on single trail)-Luyahan-Abong-abong Freedom Park-Pasonanca (Butterfly Garden).

Route for the running race will be Pasonanca (Butterfly Garden)-Barnagay Sta. Maria-Gov. Camins-Veterans Abenue-Pettit Barracks and to the finish line in Paseo del Mar.

Meanwhile, other remaining activities for the Summer Festival are General Vicente S. Alvarez Essay Writing Contest on May 11 at 9am at the City Hall conference room; commemorative mass for 4th Dia de Gen. Vicente Alvarez on May 11 at 4pm at the Fort Pilar Shrine and commemorative program at 5pm at the Plaza Gen. Vicente Alvarez (corner Don Pablo Lorenzo and Zaragoza St.).

May 19 will be a big fun day at the Paseo del Mar for the so-called Fiesta Engrande na Paseo del Mar starting at 8am.

Summer Festival will culminate on May 26 with the 10th Festival de las Bellas y Flores which will start with the parade of sagalas and arco at 5pm from Ledesma St to Climaco Avenue to JS Alano St. to Valderoza St. and Paseo del Mar  where the program will be held at 6pm.— Sheila Covarrubias