February 23, 2010 in Featured
By ALMA SINUMLAG
LA TRINIDAD, Benguet — The Supreme Student Government of Benguet State University (BSU) conducted a Fun Run for Love on February 13, 2010 in commemoration of the Valentines Day.
“The main objective of this event is to promote healthy relationship to lovers, friends, and other relationships. It is not necessary for lovers only.” Claver Pil-o, SSG senator and the coordinator of the event stated. He also added that this event will also encourage women in the university to involve themselves in sports especially in track and field. It had been noted that the number of female athletes in the university is declining.
The organizers of the event made it mandatory for the participants to be male-female pairs. According to Pil-o, this activity is very helpful in balancing male and female runners and promoting camaraderie among athletes.
The event was also participated by youth outside the university like the Katribu Youth from various universities namely, University of the Cordilleras (UC), University of the Philippines Baguio (UPB) and from the hosting university.
In the duration of the Fun Run, partners maintained holding each others’ hands until the finish line. There were also marshals who are checking on the participants along the way in case of emergency but fortunately, the Fun Run went smoothly.
After the run, there was a short program to announce the 1st to the 10th finisher pairs. There were also awards given to the youngest and oldest participants. The youngest participant was a student from BSU. On the other hand, one of the Katribu Youths received the Oldest Finisher award. # nordis.net