ALAMINOS CITY - In line with its annual sports festival, the Alaminos city government started the “fat run” on Friday at the Lucap Warf here to promote health consciousness among overweight residents.
Miguel Sison, head of the city tourism office in Alaminos, said the event aims to give chance to overweight people to become more conscious about their health and develop camaraderie among the employees from various agencies, department and offices.
“The run is open for male weighing 80 kilograms and female with 60 kilograms regardless of age,” Sison said.
The registration for the run is free and every runner upon registration should present a certification from the city health office certifying that they are physically fit to run.
Sison said the run covers five kilometers for the male category beginning from the main Lucap Warf, while three kilometers for the female category starting from the arc of Barangay Lucap up to the same finish line in Bonifacio Monument in the city proper.
“Runners who are not qualified with their weight are also encouraged to participate during the event but they will not be included in the competition,” said Sison stressing that prices will be given for “fat runners” who exerted their efforts to excel among other participants.
The sports festival will run from November 6 until December. (PIA-1, Pangasinan)