Things you need to know about the Cebu Safari Run

If you are looking for a running event that will take you off roads and give you a different kind of wild running experience, then find time today to register for the upcoming Cebu Safari Run. 

When and where is the Cebu Safari Run? 

Mark your calendars and save September 15, 2019, for a surely unforgettable weekend run in the wild. The Start and Finish line will be inside the Cebu Safari & Adventure Park in Carmen town, northern Cebu.

The Cebu Safari & Adventure Park is the premier Safari park in the Philippines. It serves as a sanctuary for hundreds of different species of plants and animals. A brainchild of hippophile and orchid collector, Senyorito Michel Lhuillier, together with his business partner, Mr. Eduard J. Loop, this over 170-hectare property features more than a thousand animals from 120 different species.

The Park’s main features, for now, are the African Savanna, Michelle’s Garden, Gardens of the World, and the White Lion Safari. 

The Park also caters to adventure seekers with its very own Adventure Park which features one of the longest and deepest Ziplines in the country at 1.3 kms. long and 670 m. deep.  

What are the distances runners can choose from?

Tag your loved ones and BFFs and register for the 3K and 5K distances. There’s no cut-off time for these distances, so you can walk-run-pose for a selfie or groupie with your squad. If you want to explore the scenic wilderness inside the park, you can run the 12K or the 21K distances. 

The Cebu Safari Run encourages families to come together, run, and explore the park, so they came up with options for those who are interested to register in bundles for the 3K and 5K categories only.

Take note that these bundles apply for kids ages 12 and below only. Parents must also present IDs for all kids entry during the claiming of kit.

How to register?  

You can register now online at http://cebusafarirun.mytdevcorp.com/home/categories. That easy and comfy! You can also go to the following registration sites, whichever is near you. 

1) Cebu Safari and Adventure Park, Barangay Corte, Toril, Carmen Cebu

2) M Lhuillier Office, Talamban Proper, Cebu City

3) Drawingboard Creative Inc. office, B105 Tango Plaza Queens Road, Cebu City

4) New Balance Store, 2nd level Ayala Center Cebu, Cebu Business Park Cebu City (WEEKENDS ONLY starting August 2, 2019)

You can also download the registration forms here >> https://tinyurl.com/yxjsb6k5

A gentle reminder to everyone: Please be advised that the companion slot can only be availed through the bundle registration. For more inquiries, please feel free to send a message to Cebu Safari Run

What are the prizes at stake? 

Aside from receiving your finisher’s shirt and medals, and getting the chance to roam around and meet the animals at the Cebu Safari and Adventure Park during and after your run, what else is in store for you when you join the Cebu Safari Run?

Yeah, the amazing PRIZES! 

Cash prizes will be given to the top 3 finishers in the 12K and 21K categories, and other cool prizes for the 3K and 5K winners. All runners will also get the chance to win cool raffle draw goodies and gift certificates from the Cebu Safari Run sponsors. 

Take note, too, that there’s a prize for the runner who will come in his or her Best Animal costumes, too. 

Other information you may want to know

The deadline of registration is ongoing until August 31, 2019, and the race kit distribution will be held at SM City Cebu on September 12, 13, and 14. Please take note that there will be NO race kit distribution on race day and at the race site. 

If you are planning to stay near Carmen on the day before the race, you can check out the availability at the Danao Coco Palms Resort, which will offer room discounts and a free shuttle service from the resort to the Safari and back on race day. You can also check other nearby places to stay as early as now.

Steve Maniquis of Cornerstone Group, the organizer of this one-of-a-kind running event in Cebu, said transportation arrangement to cater to participants who are coming from the city on race day is still in the works. They are hoping to partner with MyBus to shuttle some runners from SM City Cebu to the park on race day. The organizers will post more updates on its official Facebook pages, so make sure to follow them, too, on Cebu Safari & Adventure Park.  

Cebu Safari & Adventure Park Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Eduard Loop said that the Cebu Safari Run will not pose any threat or stress to the animals inside the park. He added that they made consultations and talks with professionals to make sure the welfare of the animals. 

So, plan your family adventure ahead and register today. See you on race day!

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