More than 1,000 running enthusiasts participated in the recent Fun Run, a sports extravaganza in the 2024
Strawberry Festival. The event featured two scenic routes: a breezy 2K loop from the Municipal Hall to the COA Office and back, and a more challenging 5K journey, meandering from the hall through the lush landscapes of Barangays Buyagan, Puguis, and Pico, before circling back.

Barangay residents braved the morning cold to cheer the runners , some offered bottled water The run has raised the
bar for fun, camaraderie, and the benefits of leading a healthy lifestyle as the festival progresses. Among the notable
winners was Shiela Mae Domilies, clinching first place in the 2K Open Category (Female) for the second consecutive
year. ”Grateful ako kasi naging part ako sa fun run at maka inspire ako sa mga aspiring athletes,” Domilies said. She added, “I consider every race as a stepping stone in my career development and it serves as an inspiration to strive

Each category’s top three finishers received recognition for their accomplishments. 5K Kids Category (13 Years Old and Below) MALE: 1st Place-Edmund Wilang, 2nd Place-Kim Zaphenatha, 3rd Place-Jon Aedriel Garcia FEMALE: 1st Place-Rhiane Therese, 2nd Place-Kyla Baliaga, 3rd Place-Suewayna Moncado 5K Open Category (14
Years Old and Above) MALE: 1st Place-Osborn Fangon, 2nd Place-Chesney Tatpi-ec, 3rd Place-Denzel Pagaduan
FEMALE: 1st PlaceJannielh Molano, 2nd PlaceElma BengWasen, 3rd PlaceSherwina Catta 2K Kids Category (13 Years Old and Below) MALE: 1st Place-Jydran Martin, 2nd Place-Jharvixx Abino, 3rd Place-Xian Pagaduan FEMALE: 1st Place-Caitlyn Ablaza, 2nd Place-Tyghanne Damasen, 3rd Place-Raelea Salingsing 2K Open Category (14 Years Old and Above) MALE: 1st Place-Holdhen Tanacio, 2nd Place-Jayme Gayao, 3rd Place-Jean Almoda
FEMALE: 1st Place-Shiela Mae Domilies, 2nd Place-Leslie Cabato, 3rd Place-Clarize Amoy 2K Senior Citizen Category (60 Years Old and Below) FEMALE: 1st Place-Janet Elias 5K Senior Citizen Category (60 Years Old and Above) MALE: 1st Place-Demetrio Advincula, 2nd Place-Virgilio Escaño, 3rd Place-Edwardo Fontanilla FEMALE: 1st Place Carmelita Maquintu, 2nd PlaceNatividad Abellera Participants ranged from children to senior citizens, and
each competed in their respective age categories The Fun Run was coordinated by the Municipal DRRM Office in collaboration with multiple departments.

Katrine Dumling/UB Intern

Amianan Balita Ngayon