My first experience to be part of an aim to beat Guinness world record was when I was in college and PUP celebrated its 100th year. PUP quested for the world’s largest human rainbow. This time, another attempt was made in which I am part of.
Runners, walkers and joggers of all ages gathered before the dawn in the recently held 101010 Run for Pasig River which aims to help promote advocacy to save Ilog Pasig and to break the current world record on the largest footrace in the world.
Since this is an eco footrace, everyone was encourage to throw their used cups to designated trash bins, MRT ride was also free from 3:30am to 9:00am to encourage participants use public transpo instead of bringing their cars. Free rides going to and from MOA were also given to ABS-CBN runners.
While me and my two running buddies were almost at the finish line, Filipino boxing champion Manny Pacquiao, together with Dyan Castillejo came by our side from their 10K run. Along our fun journey, there were marine, police and other groups who were shouting their chants while taking their runs. We saw runners from different schools, (students for their NSTP classes) corporations and companies (Accenture), military (Marine Fleet Team) civic and religious groups (El Shaddai)and community groups and individuals.
Finishers band, jersey singlet, runner’s bib and a great experience – those are the things I received joining this event, plus those exciting chances to visit booths and get freebies from sponsors.
Next Run: TBA