For history buffs among the local running community, the Intramuros Run, scheduled for August 4, is an opportunity to trot along landmarks of our Spanish colonial past: sturdy bastions, baroque churches and a romantic fort.
Touring the Walled City thru running is something worth spending for and this is what 15 of our First Balfour runners and friends did when they registered last Friday.
|Race bibs for First Balfour runners, family and friends|
And we have the Mapua Institute of Technology – Chemical Engineering and Chemistry Alumni Association ((MITChE-ChemAA) to thank for, particularly their contact person Jossie Ng who has been patient in answering our queries. This association of youthful engineers and engineers-to-be continues to sponsor this fun run for their scholarship fund-raising efforts. Truly, they are doing us an invaluable service.
To quote from our hard-working Department of Tourism Secretary Ramon R. Jimenez, Jr. – "The walls of Intramuros tell a beautiful story of our resilience. It is not only an important cultural landmark, but also one of the historical treasures we Filipinos must protect. It would be fulfilling to see our youth of today discover new reasons to appreciate the Walled City and become active participants in its promotion."
P.S. A big thanks to our FB co-worker, James Tesoro, who took the time to go to the Mapua campus for us to be registered.