More than 2,000 runners, adults and kids, joined the Titans Run 2023: Glow in the Dark held at Mandani Bay last Sunday, March 12, 2023.
Organized by the PAREF Springdale School Inc. in cooperation with the Student Body Organization and the 3rd Grade Parents, the fun run gave the opportunity for bonding to the families who came as early as 4 p.m. although the start of the first race, the 10K, was scheduled the start at 6:30 p.m.
The parents and grandparents were mostly seated in front of the stage prepared by International Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (IPI) while the children were having fun running around the open area.
Various booths of sponsors were selling snacks items, rice meals and drinks while another sponsor gave out free doughnuts.
After a few entertainment numbers such as songs by bands and dance numbers of students, Zumba instructors led the warm-up exercises for the runners, preparing them for the fun run.
The runners were wearing glow-in-the-dark accessories such as glow sticks and crowns which results in a colorful array of runners when the fun run started at 6:45 pm for the 10K race. The rest of the races followed every 15 minutes one after the other.
Fathers and mothers running with their small kids and the older kids who were clearly enjoying the moment.
This year’s fun run, an annual event for the school, gathered more than 2,000, including parents and their kids to join either of the five races. Aside from the 10K race, the other races were 5K, 3K, Dad and Son for the 3K and 1K.
The winners for the 10K Male are Andrew Kim Remolino who came in first at 31.48 minutes followed by Leonard Kiplangat Kemboi (32.24 mins) and Matthew Justine Hermosa (32.54 mins).
For the 10K female category, the winners are Artjoy Torregosa (37.59 mins), Cherry Andrin (39.56 mins) and Hazel Caraballe (53.10 mins).
The 5K Run Male winners are Mark Kevin Revilla (17.14 minutes), followed closely by Joseph Arner Elnia (17.18 mins) with Eugene Sebello (18.17 mins).
For the 5K Female category, Jeanly Mata was the first to reach the finish line at 20.48 mins while Erian Culango (23.21 mins) and Kydie Ashriel Guinto (23.45) ranked second and third, respectively.
In the 3K Dad & Son category, the first to finish the race was John Rey and Ash Jayden Dalupere (14.05 mins) while Lester & Juan Pinca (17.17 mins) and Eugene Dominique & Seth Sigmund Suico (18.20 mins) came in second and third place.
Indeed, the Titans Run 2023 fulfilled its goal of providing fun and family bonding time as everyone who came had a blast and were probably looking forward to next year’s fun run.
Paref Springdale School would also like to thank the following Sponsors:
International Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (IPI)
Anjo World Theme Park
VRC Logistics and Equipment Rental Corporation
King’s Quality Food, Inc
I Hear Better Now – Hearing and Ent Center
Mobelhaus Kitchens & Closets
Virginia Foods, Inc.
La Fortuna Bakery
Nono by Dyan & Paintmemories Films
LG Garden Walk Mactan
Tamp Cafe & Co.
TUF in SM City Cebu
PRD Prime Concept & Design
Atlas Milling Corp.
Holiday Gym and Spa
Prima Life Premium Drinking Water
Cool Purified Drinking Water
PAREF Soutchrest School
PAREF Southdale School
PAREF Southcrest Student Council
CDU Student Council