Races held in Cebu City have decreased in number due in part to the relatively new ordinance implemented which dictates a One-Race-a-Day Policy and an increase in permit fees from P1,800 to P7,000 for races with 10k distances and P15,000 for half-marathons.
From Sunstar Cebu:
Most of the runs held the previous months were outside Cebu City, including those that used to be staged here.
"Ang uban dagan naa gawas Cebu City kay mas barato man ang permit fee," said running coach Philip Duenas.
Last month, some municipalities in the province hosted races such as the Columbia Ecotrail Run in Carmen, Highlands Run in Argao and the Kawasan Falls Marathon in Badian.
Even those who organized annual runs moved to Mandaue like the Run for BB, which used to be in the Chong Hua Medical Arts Building, and the DYAB Kapamilya Run, which used to be in Cebu IT Park. Both transferred to Parkmall this year.
“Usually, the ones that can afford these rates are corporate-backed runs,” said Uytiepo.