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Run for Kobe, Fans Will 24k Free Run in Cebu to honor the NBA Star’s Death

“Run for Kobe”, a 24k free run in Cebu where people who want to pay tribute to the athlete can run free and recognize his contributions in the sport.

Run for Kobe

In our previous reports, The NBA icon and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna Bryant died in a helicopter crash on early Monday (Manila time). They were reportedly on their way to Mamba Sports Academy in Thousand Oaks, California.

The sports world and fans are mourning the loss of Los Angeles Lakers Legend Kobe Bryant, fans are finding different ways to honor the “Mamba,” ensuring his legacy lives on.

Meanwhile, In Cebu, Kobe’s fans will run together to refresh the basketball legend. According to Coach Isaac Miko S. Obstacle Course Racing (OCR) who is busy organizing the event, it’s free for those interested in running in the 8 kilometer and 24-kilometer categories.

“Kobe has a huge impact on my life as a coach, his hard work, dedication and mentality A.K.A. Mamba mentality is a big influencer, ”Masiglat said. “I kept sharing his story with my basketball athletes before and to the athletes I trained now.”

According to the article of Cebu Daily News, It has not yet been decided whether the event will be held on February 1 or February 2. Masiglat will announce the exact day of the run once they have obtained the necessary permits for the tribute run to Kobe Bryant.

The free run will have two distance categories—8 kilometer and 24k., jersey numbers used by Kobe. It will start and end at the Cebu City Sports Center (CCSC).

Masiglat also said that to those wishing to take part in the free run at Cebu City Sports Center (CCSC) at 4am will be able to attend the official event day. They are asking those running the 24k to wear the no.24 jersey of Kobe while those running the 8k to don the no.8 jersey.

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