Tuesday, October 5, 2010

101010 Run

On the 10th of October 2010, approximately 120,000 people will participate in the 101010 Run. It is a fund raising event for the benefit of the rehabilitation of the Pasig River, the biggest river running across Metro Manila. The event also aims to get a listing in the Guinness Book of World Records as the most widely participated running event in the world.

My best wishes to the participants and the organizers. I hope that they will be able to get everything that they aim for. But I also hope that the environmental cause will not turn into an environmental disaster.

In some similar events, I noticed that plastic water cups used by runners remained in the road 12 hours after the event. Imagine at least 120,000 plastic cups in the road after the run. That's probably a Guinness material as well.