86,547 Actual Participants for 11.20.2011 A Run for the Pasig River

“A Run for the Pasig River 11.20.2011” recorded a total of 86,547 runners that showed up making it the largest racing event in the country this year, but it did not break its own and Guinness World Record of 116,086 for the number of actual participants in the last year’s “A Run for the Pasig River 10.10.10.

However, ABS-CBN Foundation, Inc. (AFI) reported that the number of people who registered and paid is over 120,000 including sponsored slots which made the figure higher than the last year’s record.  It is also reported that this year’s run had a good online registration turn-out with 14,000 paid registrants.
Students from over 90 schools, the Philippine National Police and other government agencies and people from the private sectors are the major participants in this year’s event which composed of 3K, 5K and 10K run that are open for public and a 21K ceremonial run.

bunch of participants "walking" to the finish line
The advocacy of this run is to raise fund and consciousness for the rehabilitation of the Pasig River and its tributaries,  particularly the rehabilitation of Estero de Paco, a 2.9-kilometer tributary of the Pasig River in Manila.

Here are some photos I personally took during the Pasig River Run.

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