Press Release
February 19, 2018

500 runners join Villar SIPAG's 3rd Las Pinas Fun Run
'Another highlight of the 121st anniversary of the 1897 Battle of Zapote Bridge'

The Villar SIPAG (Social Institute for Poverty Alleviation and Governance) successfully gathered 500 runners for the 3rd Las Pinas Run "Takbo Para sa Makasaysayang Zapote River," to mark the 4th Zapote River Festival which commemorates the 1897 Battle of Zapote Bridge.

Runners from Las Pinas City set the pace at 6:00 am while runners from Manila, Quezon City, Muntinlupa, Paranaque, Taguig and Cavite started their 4KM run at 7:00 am.

The 3rd Las Pinas Fun Run, an annual event eagerly awaited by many, took off at Marcos Alvarez to F. dela Cruz St. BFRV and ended at the Molino Dam.

The top 5 runners from each leg received P5,000 cash and a finisher's medal.

The first five finishers were as follows:

(Las Pinas)

Immuel Camino, Ed Carlu Sabellano, Carlito Fantilaca, Marlo Bilog and Ronel Orand

(Other Cities)

Jomar Angos, James Orduna, Reynold Villafranca, Elbren Neri and Aries Africa

"The Las Pinas Fun Run brings so much joy to us because it promotes healthy and friendly competition among all participants and serves as a unique way of commemorating this historical event in our city, and the beauty and cleanliness of our zapote river," Villar said.

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