|Erwin Emata with the top 3 Fun Run winners|
The intention was to promote agri-tourism in Panglao Island and heighten public awareness on the merits of natural farming, as well as provide a demanding yet fun-filled trail run – starting from Bohol Coco Farm down to the white sand beaches of Panglao, passing through a portion of the highway then to Dumaluan Beach, White Plains resort, Amarela Resort and other resorts along the way towards the Barangay Hall of Libaong, and back to Bohol Coco Farm.
The Bohol Coco Farm’s five-kilometer run held last Sunday was organized by Efren de Guzman, proprietor of Bohol Coco Farm. Erwin “Pastour” Emata, the first Filipino Everester in 2006, was the run’s Race Director and Technical Organizer. Emata reached the peak of Mount Everest last May 18, 2006 in about 24 hours after his companion, Leo Oracion, reached the same peak.
Also helping in organizing the event was Dax Ang, technical director of Everest Outdoors — a company formed as an offshoot of the 2006 Mt. Everest experience of which Emata served as race director.
It was indeed a successful event which everyone hopes will be repeated annually.
|Julia and Efren de Guzman of Bohol Coco Farm with elderly Fun Run participant|
|Erwin “Pastour” Emata with his baby|
|Efren de Guzman, Libaong Barangay Chairman, one of Fun Run top runners, and Erwin Emata|
|Elizer M. Alinio aka "Pastor Boy"|
|Erwin Emata with a female runner and co-organizers|
|After the run refreshments were served at the dining hall|
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