Last Sunday February 8, 2015 at Lima Park in Malvar, Batangas, the annual fun run Karipasan concluded successfully, and a lot earlier than expected. Over 3000 participants joined, from seasoned runners to amateurs, Batangueños and runners from Manila and nearby cities. The event is open for everyone who wants to join. Organizers are overwhelmed with the support and cooperation of everyone who joined the run and they are hoping that the number of participants will double next year. The event is a community project by First Asia Institute of Technology and Humanities and supported by Lima Park Hotel.
The run aims to bring together people and improve the overall health of the community. It promotes sports and wellness, and not only that, it also brings tourists to Batangas. It serves as a tourism project and a fund raising event for the benefit of Bato Balani Foundation Inc. This specific event is focused on education development programs like teacher training, school and library assistance, scholarships and other special involvements.
Along with the main Fun Run event there is also a Batangas Waiters Race involving HRM students and professionals in mixed sprint and relay competitions. Hopefully next year, this competition will not only be a side event but an event on its own, according to the organizers of Karipasan 2015.
Ms. Rose Landicho, in behalf of the organizers of Karipasan 2015, would like to thank everyone who participated and supported the event. The event next year promises to be a bigger and more successful one, so see you then!
Here is the complete list of Karipasan 2015 winners:
1st – 10217 Arjay Calatong 41:50
2nd – 10275 Archie De Guzman 50:10
3rd – 10287 Rosal Sacil 50:40
1st – 10221 Arlene De Torres 54:30
2nd – 10114 Christina Tecson 55:35
3rd – 10242 Julie Somoso 59:41
1st – 5388 Christian Ticzon 15:07
2nd – 5480 Jhonsam Barroya 15:25
3rd – 5391 Asaytono John Jeffrey 18:25
1st – 5725 Jennelyn Palma 33:00
2nd – 1072 Marilou Endaya 33:04
3rd – 5894 Evangeline Matanguihan 35:26
1st – 1087 Samner 11:17
2nd – 0350 Angelito Felipe 13:50
3rd – 1408 Baural Angelbert 14:08
1st – 1151 Cheryl Golangco 17:24
2nd – 1295 Paulyne Salazar 22:05
3rd – 1293 Maricris Catinguel 22:06
Written by : Brenda Casabar
Photos by : Edison Manalo and Ryan Tibayan
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