Registration is ongoing for the Charles M. Hamada Memorial Run slated on May 1 at the Burnham Park Lake Drive.
The run is in remembrance of the life of one of the pillars of modern-day civic and community journalism, the late Dr. Charles Monroe Hamada, former publisher and general manager of the Baguio Midland Courier, and will feature three-kilometer and five-kilometer categories.
Various groups and individuals have already signified their intent to support the run including opposing political candidates to show solidarity.
Starting line will be at the Burnham Lake Drive with gun start at 5 a.m. and will go around the Kisad Road through the Baguio General Hospital Rotunda via the Military Cut-off Road.
The 3K participants will turn back to the starting line. Runners for the 5K will pass through the BGH rotunda going to the Panagbenga Park then back to the starting line.
Interested participants may register at the Laperal Building entrance gate along Session Road with registration fees of P350 for the 5K category and P250 for the 3K category.
The registration fee is inclusive of a race bib and a finisher’s singlet and snacks. Registration will run until noon of April 30.
Prizes await the top three winners for each category of the event that will benefit the civic projects of the Baguio Correspondents and Broadcasters Club (BCBC).
For more information, contact race director Che Alberto at 0917-745-0378 or visit the “Dr. Charles M. Hamada Memorial Run” on the Facebook events page.
For over two decades, Dr. Hamada’s unparalleled leadership and managerial skills, which blended well with the editorial room, has made the paper a highly acclaimed and perennially awarded community newspaper, making it one of the best weekly papers in the country today.
Dr. Hamada, who was then a barrio doctor, took the helm as publisher and general manager of the Courier after the death of his father, the great old man Oseo, on Aug. 6, 1993.
At the age of 61, he joined the Supreme Editor in the great newsroom in the sky on Jan. 8, 2016.