CAMP EVANGELISTA, Cagayan de Oro City – Around 1,679 runners’ enthusiast join the 4ID Golden Diamond Run facilitated by 4th Infantry “Diamond” Division, Philippine Army in partnership with the Circle Production as part of the week-long celebration for the 50 years founding anniversary of this command held at Centrio Ayala Mall, CM Recto Avenue, Cagayan de Oro City on Sunday, January 26, 2020.
The activity has three category run, the three kilometers, five kilometers, 10 kilometers and also a squad run challenge for the security sectors which were participated by various government agencies, security sectors, youth, media and other civilian stakeholders in different ages coming from Northern Mindanao and Caraga regions.
Aside from promoting a healthy life practice, the proceeds of the activity will for the procurement of medical equipment, prosthetics and enhancement of hospital facilities in Camp Evangelista Station Hospital, the only hospital in Northern Mindanao that caters active and retired soldiers, veterans and their families.
Ms Lea D. Ladaran, 23yrs, student of Golden Heritage Polytechnic College, Cagayan de Oro City said, “I joined the 4ID Golden Diamond Run to show my support to our heroes (soldiers) and also my close friends assigned in 4ID and besides, I love running to maintain my body fit.
Meanwhile, MGen Franco Nemesio Gacal, the Commander of 4ID said, “Today’s run is different and extra special to our soldiers because 4ID will be celebrating its 50th Founding Anniversary on February 01 and we are honoring the selflessness and heroism of our soldiers over the last five decades.”
“Your support to this activity will surely help in improving the medical services that our station hospital provides. I would like to thank all of you for showing your support, your care and respect to our soldiers. This will certainly boost the morale of our soldiers knowing that they are not alone in the fight in attaining peace and development in Regions 10 and Caraga,” Gacal ended.