One of the pioneering institutions of Catholic education in Cavite City, the San Sebastian College – Recoletos de Cavite (SSC-R), through its Alumni Federation, will be holding a community fun run in line with its 50th founding anniversary – Carrera de Oro. The race title reflects the heritage of the city in terms of its Spanish-based creole language Chabacano and the golden anniversary of the institution it commemorates.
In the Visayas region where I come from, the Augustinian Recollects are likewise in the forefront of conversion and education establishing University of Negros Occidental – Recoletos in 1941 and the University of San Jose – Recoletos in Cebu City in 1947. Like its Cavite counterpart, they have been creating conscientious and proficient leaders in various fields like politics, education, business, etc. through the years.
This year, the Alumni Federation will delve into organizing a fun run as one of its major programs. “This is a series of runs that hopefully becomes a tradition of this institution to remember. We will make this a ‘run to remember’” promises SSCR alumni in-charge Rev. Fr. James Dexter R. Tanquis, OAR during the media launch. This means a yearly enjoyable race throughout the city!
The Alumni Federation President Mr. Rex Samuel related some interesting facts about the historical significance and the geographical features of Cavite City. With Cavite City’s prominence as Galleon trade center during the Spnish era and as the seat of naval forces during the American colonial period, it is no doubt bereft with interesting facts and features.
The Sangley Point is one piece of naval infrastructure that served as a communication and hospital facility for the US Naval troops most especially during the Vietnam War. The 16K route will pass by this historic peninsular strip of land. Participants of this momentous race will get to feel the culture, the vibes of the city, discover the richness of this place, and experience true Caviteno hospitality.
The Carrera de Oro will also be a great vehicle with which to promote the school and Cavite City. This will likewise be a great bonding experience for the local populace, the community of SSC-R, and runners from the neighboring provinces including Metro Manila. Lastly is for the race to generate funds for the Alumni Federation projects like scholarship programs, adopt-a-barangay project, and, most importantly, the upcoming homecoming next year. As such, your registration to this race would mean a lot to the local community as well.
Here are the race details.
What : Carrera de Oro
When : January 24, 2016
Where : Recolletos 4th Centennial Gym, Cavite City
500m (PhP 300)
1K (PhP 400)
3K (PhP 500)
5K (PhP 600)
10K (PhP 700)
16K (PhP 900)
San Sebastian Recolletos de Cavite
Race Bib, Singlet for all distances
Finisher Medal for 3K, 5K, 10K and 16K
Finisher Shirt for 16K
Media Launch Pictures
The rice cake that the organizing committee gave us is the sweetest and most delicious ever! Indeed this resonnates with the kind of reception that we received from them. Together with my fellow bloggers – Redg “OneReyna” Candido, Ivan Patrick “FabMonarch Runner” Camposano, and the indefatigable pair of ultrarunners and coaches Zaldy and Gia, we are very much grateful to our hosts for this warm and unforgetable welcome! We will, no doubt, come back for more come race day!