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50K Ultramarathon set in Bacong
BY RENE GENOVE

 

Negros Oriental Sports Confederation will hold a run-for- a-cause event for the emergency medical gears of ONE Rescue on Dec. 7 to 8 in the town of Bacong.

Dubbed the "50K Leon Kilat Ultra", organizers encouraged local and national marathoners to participate in the Marathon Festival which honors local hero Lt. Gen. Pantaleon Villegas, also known as Leon Kilat who was born in Bacong.

The run will feature three categories -- 50K ultra, 21K, and 20K.

According to Paultom Paras, NegOr Sports and Race Director, the marathon will support ONE Rescue Emergency Medical Service for its emergency medical tools.

Records show that One Rescue responds to roughly 300 calls a month or about 90 percent of vehicular or mostly motorcycle accidents.

“That gives you an idea of the urgency of responding to emergency cases right here in our neighborhood,” said Atty. Riodil Montebon, president of ONE Rescue.

One Rescue expects to get two ambulances donated by North California Ambulance Service and NorthCal Silliman University Alumni Association to enhance its capacity to respond to emergencies.

The race organizer has encouraged marathoners as well as short distance racers to register online at leonkilatmarathon.com on or before Nov. 25, 2019.

NegOr Sports also created its sports emergency responders to help ONE Rescue and other medical groups.

Finishers in the three categories will receive medals and shirt. Trophies will be given to top three men and women podium winners, the race director said.

The run will cover the distance from Bacong, going westward uphill to Valencia-downhill to Dumaguete-south to Bacong, Dauin, and Km. 24 in Zamboanguita (turning point), and northward back to Dauin and Bacongmunicipal park for the finish line.*

 

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