Danao mayor to join Mano Amon Run
Five hundred runners, including Danao City mayor Ramon “Nito” Durano III, have registered for the “Halad Kang Mano Amon Run” this Sunday in Danao City, northern Cebu.
The race is the second longest running footrace in Cebu next to the Milo Marathon. The 35-year-old race is held annually to celebrate the birthday of Danao City”s grand old man, Ramon “Mano Amon” Durano Sr.
Race organizer and director Oscar “Boying” Rodriguez said 33 boxers from the famed ALA Boxing Gym already confirmed their participation in the race in coordination with Cris Aldeguer.
However, one of Danao City’s popular son, multi-titled triathlete John Philip Dueñas, won’t be able to join the event due to personal issues. His prized runner Mary Joy Tabal will also miss the race.
Expected to join will be the hundreds of student runners from various public schools in Danao City.
“We are continuing Mano Amon’s legacy through this running event so it’s very nice to be a part of this event,” Rodriguez, a grandson of Mano Amon said.
The race will feature 3-kilometer, 6k and 12k distances.
Meanwhile, runners who will join are encouraged to bring construction materials to help the restoration and rebuilding efforts for the typhoon victims in northern Cebu.
Winners in the 12k race will take home P5,000 while first placers in the 6k will get P3,000. Cash prizes will also be given to the top three runners in the 3k category.