|Participants of the 6th Tri 30+ Run. Photo from Maria Theresa Quirino|
The 6th Tri 30+ Run Trail Edition was successfully held last Saturday, October 4, 2014 in Malaybalay City, Bukidnon. Organized by Father Robert Selecios, Tri 30+ Run is Malaybalay's longest running run-for-a-cause which has helped various beneficiaries since its inaugural staging in the year 2012. The 6th edition was held for the benefits of Malaybalay City street kids and the improvement of Bukidnon Provincial Hospital-Manolo Fortich Pedia Ward.
More than 50 runners signed up for the non-competitive run which started and finished at Diocesan Formation Center/Impalambong Chapel in Implambong, Malaybalay City. Participants include members of Malaybalay Runners, Malaybalay Trail Runners, Team Heaven, Caltex Tri-Bu, Tri-Mamba and many more. After the opening prayer and race briefing, gun start was fired off at around 5 AM.
|Fortich Street, Malaybalay|
From Impalambong, the run route went to Sayre Highway, Barangay Kalasungay then turned right to BFI Trail. After exiting at the Malaybalay City Swimming Pool, we followed the barangay road going to Can-ayan then turned left at the road going to Barangay Kibalabag. After crossing the suspended foot bridge, it was uphill all the way to the Big Rock then descended towards the spillway just before the Welcome to Kibalabag signage. The spillway served as the turning point in going back to the finish line. Total distance of the route was more or less 30 kilometers.
Barangay road to Can-ayan
Runners were treated to the early morning fog, cold air, challenging up-and-down terrain and the view pine trees, verdant rolling hills and mountain ranges. With the route's highest point at about 3,000 feet above sea level, it was truly an exhilarating experience of running at high elevation.
The Big Rock
Road going to Brngy. Kibalabag
Early morning scenery
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