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All set for 5th Gene Boyd Lumawag Cup in Davao

 • 20:53 PM Sun Dec 6, 2015
Joselle Badilla
The author, Joselle Badilla with Gene Boyd Lumawag's father Rene during last year's 4th Gene Boyd R. Lumawag Cup, Padyak para kay Boyd Para sa Mindanao Burn Center. (Photo by mindanaodailynews.com)

DAVAO CITY – It's all systems go for the 5thGene Boyd R. Lumawag Cup, Padyak para kay Boyd Para sa Mindanao Burn Center cycling fundraising event slated on December 20, 2015, Sunday starting from People's Park. The cycling event is in commemoration of the life of photojournalist Gene Boyd R. Lumawag who was gunned down in Jolo, Sulu on November 12, 2004 shortly after taking photographs of the sunset from the Jolo Pier. Lumawag would have turned 38 this year. Proceeds of cycling fundraising event will benefit indigent patients admitted at the Dr. Rizal D. Aportadera Mindanao Burn Unit, Southern Philippine Medical Center (SPMC). The event will cover about about 40-kilometer fun ride in major road and hills of Davao City starting from People's Park. There will be nine bike categories for the mid-race. Categories are Fun Ride A (Below 35 years old) Fun Ride B (36 years old above), Juniors (22 years old below), Seniors (23 to 29 years old), Veterans (30 to 39 years old), Masters (40 to 49 years old), Fat Boys (85kg up), Ladies (Open), Golden Boys (50 years old above). Medals and prizes await winners in all categories. Bike route will start from People's Park, Pelayo Street, A. Pichon (Magallanes Street), Quezon Boulevard (Bolton Bridge), Quimpo Boulevard, MacArthur Highway (Matina), Ma-a Road (Don Julian Rodriguez Sr. Avenue), Diversion Road, Las Terrazas, Langub Road, Sitio San Roque, Langub-Magtuod Junction, Barangay Magtuod, Langub-Waan Junction, Diversion Road, El Rio Bacaca, JP Laurel (Bajada), Elpidio Quirino Avenue, Pelayo Street back to People's Park. The mid-race for all categories will be held from Ma-a - Magtuod Junction to Langub-Magtuod Junction. The 5thPadyak para kay Boyd” cycling fundraising event is sponsored by Globe Telecom, Antonio O. Floirendo Sr. Foundation (AOF), Anflocor, Camera Club of Davao, The Royal Mandaya Hotel, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Bandera, Matina Town Square, Eden Nature Park and Resort, Columbia Computer, Davao Light, H2Zero Walton Company, GT Bicycles, Angkol Bikers, Nature's Spring Mineral Water, DermPath, Miko's Brew, Sweet Advocate, 95.5 Hit Radio and Mindanao Times. This is event is presented by MindaNews in partnership with raceLink (Race Officers and Promotions) and the Federation of Off-Road Cycling Enthusiasts (FORCE) headed by SEA Games gold medalist Dominic Carpio who also serves as Race Commissaire. Registration fee is pegged at P450 inclusive of souvenir cycling jersey, lunch, certificate and raffle. Registration forms are available at the following centersandJoey's Bike Shop (Buhangin beside Merco) Bikerboy (Barrio Obrero)Acer-Davao Branch (Finster Hall, Ateneo de Davao University Bldg, Roxas Avenue) Joe's Bike Shop (Ma-a Road) Sikad Davao Tambayan (Lanang) Philippine Daily Inquirer (Ponciano Reyes corner Palma Gil Streets) Ridea (GMall) Racing Edge (GMall) GT Bicycles (Matina) Edzaldi Bike Shop (Rizal Street) Jigstar (Sandawa Road), TYK Bike Hub Inc., (Governor Sales St), Bisikleta (Bangkal) and Podium Multisport Davao (Wheels N More Drive Compound). You can also download registration form and//www.facebook.com/padyakparakayboyd www.facebook.com/padyakparakayboyd . Authorized registration/payment center is at Philippine Daily Inquirer Mindanao Bureau (Door 1, Mandaya Arcade, Esdevco Building, Ponciano Reyes corner Palma Gil Streets). Deadline for registration is on December 16, 2015. Onsite registration will start at 6am. Last year, Padyak para kay Boyd” was able to raise P28,587.80, proceeds was used to buy medicines such as jar of Flammacerium antibiotic cream, burn ointments, gift and food packs, fruits and toiletries and was distributed to nine patients.

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