Hori­zons to hold Ver­ti­cal Run

Sun.Star Cebu - - PRIME SPORTS - EKA

Run­ners who want a unique rac­ing ex­pe­ri­ence are in for a treat with the Hori­zons 101 Ver­ti­cal Run 2019 on Jan. 26 at the Hori­zons 101 on Gen. Max­ilom Ave.

In­stead of the usual road race, run­ners will be faced with a tough chal­lenge of run­ning up and down the two tow­ers of the Hori­zons 101, the tallest con­do­minium in Cebu City.

“What bet­ter way to an­nounce the open­ing of Hori­zons 101 with the Ver­ti­cal Run,” said Taft Prop­er­ties CP and chief op­er­at­ing of­fi­cer Myra Lynn Gilig.

The race has three cat­e­gories: the Full Chal­lenge, the Half Climb and the Re­lay Race.

In the Full Chal­lenge, run­ners will run up 55 floors of Tower 1, go back down, run up 46 floors of Tower 2, run down to the ninth floor and fin­ish at the Amenity Deck. It will only be 55 floors up and down the Half Climb, while the Re­lay Race will be a team of two with one run­ning up and down 55 floors, while the other will run the 46 floors of Tower 2.

“I’m a run­ner my­self and it’s a new chal­lenge. A lot of ac­tive ath­letes joined the re­cent Spar­tan race and it should be the same with the Ver­ti­cal Run. It’s not com­mon,” said Rona La­can­lale, Taft Prop­er­ties project de­vel­op­ment of­fi­cer.

In the in­au­gu­ral Ver­ti­cal Run last year, 150 run­ners com­peted in the unique race. This year or­ga­niz­ers ex­pect the num­ber to reach around 250 run­ners.

“We re­ceived sev­eral com­ments on our FB page that they want to try some­thing dif­fer­ent,” said Taft Prop­er­ties mar­ket­ing man­ager Mary Ann Ramirez.

“Events like these are al­ready gain­ing pop­u­lar­ity in Sin­ga­pore and also in Manila,” said race direc­tor Joel Bar­ing.

Reg­is­tra­tion fee is P1,000 for the Full Chal­lenge, P850 for the Half Climb and P1,800 for the Re­lay Race. /

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