01 Nov2010

Some of you may recall I visited and wrote about the Boljoon Church in Southern Cebu a while back, here. The church is wonderful but in need of serious restoration; I understand the townsfolk of Boljoon have really taken on that herculean task. Several efforts to raise funds and interest in the restoration project have been undertaken, but as with all monumental tasks, even more resources are needed. I realize this is a bit of a geographically specific public announcement, but just this quick post to let runners in Cebu know that there will be a Boljoon “Run to Restore” 3k, 5k and 10k run held in Boljoon, Cebu on November 7, 2010. With assembly time pre-dawn at 5a.m. I understand half of the race is UPHILL and passing several heritage sights, so this isn’t for the faint of heart. But definitely a worthy endeavor and I wish them much success (getting Marketman to run a kilometer with bad carotids would probably be considered a minor miracle).

For more information, kindly contact Ronald Villanueva at 482-9119 or 0920-2576696 or email him at ronald_nv@yahoo.com.

Thanks.

 

COMMENTS:

  1. Anything Under the Sun says:

    hi market manila, thank you for the information. hope to visit cebu in the future. by the way, ill repost this on my blog to let my readers know. Wish you all the luck

    Nov 1, 2010 | 6:46 pm

     
  2. bearhug0127 says:

    good luck on the fund raising and have a good run MM.

    Nov 1, 2010 | 7:08 pm

     
  3. Anything Under the Sun says:

    hi marketman, here is my repost link: http://www.anythingvanessa.com/2010/11/boljoon-run-to-restore-reposting-for.html

    best of luck!!!

    Nov 1, 2010 | 8:35 pm

     
  4. apple says:

    Hi MM,

    Thanks for this post. I have wonderful memory of this town and the church because my mum is from there. Im asking permission to repost this.

    And here is a 1972 picture of my mum and the church [ http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=449100294879&set=a.449099769879.233632.582589879

    cheers!

    apple

    Nov 1, 2010 | 9:39 pm

     
  5. tonceq says:

    I do hope that a lot of people join up! God bless on their efforts! :)

    Nov 1, 2010 | 9:58 pm

     
  6. Ley says:

    Yey, thanks for this post MM! Hubby and I are among the organizers. A lot of runners from Cebu City have already registered. We hope to make this a yearly race to raise funds for the restoration.

    Nov 1, 2010 | 10:47 pm

     
  7. ronald n. villanueva says:

    a million thanks to you sir, from all of us here in boljoon

    hope u can visit us here again

    Nov 5, 2010 | 1:08 pm

     
 

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