Reading last year’s running experiences at the 1st Viva Vigan Heritage Run (heritage-run) plus the side-trip run on the trails of Baluarte (trails of baluarte), and the memories return. It’s been almost a year since we discovered those virgin trails just behind Gov. Chavit Singson’s sprawling BALUARTE animal sanctuary one Saturday morning (May 1, 2010).
The following day was the big event itself, the Vigan Heritage 15K run which took us to the different sights of Vigan, capped by running on Vigan’s most famous landmark, Crisologo Street at the so called Heritage Village. It was like being transported back during the Spanish colonial rule centuries ago.
It was one memorable run we had. The 15k race was very well attended with runners coming from different provinces including some who traveled all the way from Metro Manila just to join this race.
I still vividly remember the last part of the race when Betty and i surged towards the Heritage Village and with 1.8 kms to go, we were escorted by motorcycle-riding marshals with sirens screaming through Crisology Street and unto the last 250 meter stretch to the finish. It was a sky-high adrenaline surge that carried us quickly into the finish, escorted as if we were actually the race leaders while being cheered as we crossed the finish.
It was great fun and Betty even won P500.00 for placing in the top, female category!:-) Race Director Dr. Jun Kagaoan surely did a splendid job organizing that race.
My group is seriously considering returning next month for the 2nd edition of this race. Barring conflict of schedules and if finances allow, we will surely be there to savor the sights of Vigan again.
Here are some details of next month’s 2nd Viva Vigan Heritage Run 2011:
DATE: MAY 7, 2011
RACE START: 5:30 AM
RACE END POINT: HERITAGE VILLAGE
REGULAR REGISTRATION: March 28 – April 25,2011
LATE REGISTRATION: APRIL 26 – MAY 3, 2011
21K Le’Tour de Vigan / 10k Adventure Run
5k Fun Run / 3K Kiddie Run
Planet Sports Vigan Vigan City Health Office
RUNNER’S RULES & REGULATIONS
Registration: All Participants must fill-up entry form and submit to designated registration center together with your registration fee:
March 28-April 25
April 26 –May 3
21K – Php 450.00
10K – Php 300.00
5K – Php 250.00
3K – FREE
LAOAG : LIVESTRONG SPORTS ENTERPRISE
VIGAN : PLANET SPORTS, CITY HEALTH OFFICE
SAN FDO. : DASHMA COMPUTER
SECONDWIND Malingap St., Teachers Village, Q.C.
Unit 3A, Ortigas Home Depot, Pasig City
RUNNERS CIRCLE Unit H Aloha Hotel, 2150 Roxas Blvd.,
Corner Quirino Ave., Malate, Manila
You can also register by paying your registration fee through:
Landbank of the Philippines Vigan Branch
Account Name: City of Vigan
Account Number: 0402-1041-39
Then Fax entry form and deposit slip with name to Fax# (077) 7223838. or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. Keep receipt/deposit slip to claim your Race kit.
Each registered participants will received an event T-shirt (except 3K), race bib number, race pocket, post race refreshment and certificate. All finishers in the 21K category will receive an exclusive “2nd Viva Vigan Heritage Run 2011” Finisher’s Shirt.