Milo run execs looking for bigger run venue

MILO executives are looking for a bigger venue to accommodate more
runners for next year’s National Milo Marathon-Davao leg.
Milo assistant vice-president, Pat Goc-ong, said they have seen the tremendously growing number of runners who have been taking part in the Davao races.
The Rizal Park in San Pedro has been the starting point of the regular races but organizers have seen the need to look for wider roads and bigger venue for the hosting of the event.
“The safety of the runners is a primary concern for us,” said Goc-ong during the Milo Marathon press conference, July 10, at Dencia’s Restaurant.
Goc-ong has also instructed Davao race coordinator Kenneth Sai to start planning for the 34th edition.
Around 3,000 runners who wanted to join the Davao leg were turned away, according to Sai.
“Talagang puno na. Ang dami talagang gustong mag sali,” said Sai, who had wanted to accommodate the runners, mostly students.
Sai also bared that Milo officials are looking into the possibility of holding a Milo Sports Academy soon in Davao where the best products of their summer sports clinics will meet for further training. [Moses P. Billacura]