10.10.10 Run For Ilog Pasig generates 160,000 Registrants

According to Kapit-Bisig Para sa Ilog Pasig (KBPIP), the event organizer of 10.10.10 Run for Ilog Pasig. It generates 160,000 registrants.

The Run for Pasig is an annual event which aimed to create awareness and raise funds to support the Pasig River clean up campaign, It could also be the world's biggest advocacy race.

Out of 160,000 registrants there are 116,812 total number of race starters, the initial figures from the country's biggest accounting firm, SyCip, Gorres, Velayo & Co. (SGV). Once the figure was authenticated and Philippines break the Guinness World Record of 110,000 runners at the "Bay to Breakers" race in San Francisco California in 1988.

Here's a video from You tube courtesy of philSTAR.com

Good thing that if we beat or we won't able to beat the Guinness World Record. I'm proud to be part of it. I'm registered in the 10KM which I represent Accenture, my company where in one of the thousands of contingents from schools, religious groups, government agencies, the police and military, non-government organizations, business sector, and private institutions made up the enormous crowd that gathered at the run’s three starting points at the SM Mall of Asia (MOA) for 3KM, the CCP Complex for 5KM, and Ayala Avenue in Makati for 10KM.

That was my official first 10KM run, from Ayala Avenue the race started slow because of the large volume of the participants. From the start we're just walking and taking the pace of each runner. It almost took me 5 minutes before reaching the official staring point. I don't have enough sleep because I came all the way from work. I just bring a bottle of replenish water for the race. I started slow to catch up my pace. And as I go to the race many athletic runners pass me by. As I slowly catching my pace, I getting faster and changing speed to relax my legs.

While I'm along in Buendia Avenue, a bunch of Philippine Air Force passes me by. At the back of them is the Philippine Navy so I tried to take on their pace. It looks that I just take a 500M and I loose them up. When I reached the 4KM of he race I loose up and take a walk and grab a replenishing drink from the sponsors to take a little bit of a rest. and from time to time I free style walking for a minute.

When we reached the Roxas Boulevard, the runners from 5KM and 10KM have combined, the racetrack becomes heavy and most of the runners just contented to walk fast. it took almost 30 minutes to from Roxas Boulevard to the Finish Line. But it is really a fun run with a good cause.

I finished the race with official time of 1:29:16 and got the 10.10.10 Finisher's band.


Congratulations to all the 10.10.10 runners!!! Stay fit Philippines!

2 comments:

  1. 10.10.10 Run for Pasig River sets for Guinness World Record. See the official article here http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/sports/10/11/10/pinoys-set-world-record-pasig-run

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  2. Officially Certified by Guinness World Record as the Largest Footrace - http://lakbaylente.blogspot.com/2010/12/certified-largest-footrace-101010-run.html

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