P3-million international marathon to highlight Quezon City day

MANILA, Philippines – Quezon City, ranked among the top 10 Asian cities of the future by the Financial Times Magazine, is celebrating its 70th founding anniversary this year by staging one of the richest running events in the country – the Quezon City International Marathon – offering a P3M purse and drawing an impressive field of 10,000 runners.

The event unfolds on Oct. 18 starting and ending at the Elliptical Road with the winners in the men’s and women’s divisions claiming P300,000 each and the first and second runners-up earn P200,000 and P100,000, respectively.

Quezon City Mayor Feliciano “Sonny” Belmonte said the one-day racefest will be one of the highlights of the city’s 70th founding anniversary this October while paying tribute to the city’s past leaders.

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