Walk the World 2010

My Running Diary:
  1. Adidas King of the Road 2009 - October 25, 2009 : 0:48:59
  2. A Run for the Pasig River - November 8, 2009
  3. Time is Running, The 2009 Timex Run - November 15, 2009 : 0:43:49/0:41:23
  4. Men's Health Urbanathlon and Festival 2009 - November 22, 2009 : 0:53:50
  5. New Balance Power Run, Raising Hope 2009 - November 29, 2009 (Bandit) : 0:38:19
  6. 1st Catholic Ministry to Deaf People Yes Run 2009 - December 6, 2009 : 0:42:25 (unofficial)
  7. Pioneer Mighty Bond Mighty Run 2009 - December 13, 2009 : 0:38:13 (unofficial)
  8. PhilStar.com Christmas Celebrity Run 2009 - December 20, 2009 (chaos)
  9. PSE Bull Run 2010 : Takbo Para sa Ekonomiya - January 17, 2010 : 0:36:23
  10. Condura Run 2010 - Run for the Dolphins - February 7, 2010 : 0:33:18 (unofficial) 0:37:00 (official)
  11. Century Superbods Run 2010: RunRio Trilogy Leg 1 - February 21, 2010 : 0:49:10 / 0:39:35
  12. UNILAB Run United for Wellness - March 7, 2010 : 1:22:32
  13. Globe Run for Home 2010 - March 21, 2010 : 0:38:22 / 0:37:37
  14. Mizuno Infinity Race 2010 - April 11, 2010 : 1:19:49
  15. National Geographic Earth Day Run 2010 - April 18, 2010 : 1:30:18
  16. The Neutrogena Run 2010: Chase the Sun - May 16, 2010 : 1:22:47 / 1:22:41
  17. Nature Valley Run 2010: RunRio Trilogy Leg 2 - May 30, 2010: 1:30:15 / 1:23:37
  18. Walk the World 2010 - June 6, 2010 : 00:38:53

My list had been growing at a constant rate; and I have to say that I never thought that I could reach this far when I am really hesitant at the beginning. The early wake up and the travel already stresses me out. But I survived, and here I am still aiming at crossing every FINISH line. I guess the thing that pushes me to run is (aside from my girl) is the thought that in every step that I make, I am running for a certain cause, I am helping a certain organization, I am helping a life.

This same thought is what moved me to get up from bed despite the weather (it had been raining recently). I participated in the Walk the World 2010 to end hunger. Together with thousands of runners and walkers, we take away the worry of raining (great that it did not rain, not until everyone is finished). This must be an exhibit of God's providence.

Thumbs Up
  • Of all the races that I joined, this is the cheapest - PhP250 only. Your registration is already inclusive of their Walk the World 2010 shirt and certificate of donation.
  • With that amount of registration fee, the event did not fall short of hydration. Booths offered cold water sufficient for all runners.
  • They use paper cups rather than plastic ones.
  • I also wanted to place here in the thumbs up of the race the considerable number of participants. It was nice and heart-warming to know that runners somewhat believe in a certain cause, and not just concentrate on running, personal records, or even winning.
  • Although not many, the runners were still entertained with the dancers and higantes from Pampangga at the post-race event. The masters of ceremony were the Hizon couples from the land of basketball. KC Concepcion also entertained the runners together with the kids.
  • Knowing that I run in order to end hunger and that I run together with other countries all over the world is an 'x' factor of the event.
  • Baggage counter is positioned in a cemented area so that if rain comes, our things won't get wet.
Thumbs Down
  • I guess the only thumbs down for this event is the late gun start. Good thing the weather is that cooperative. I come home with still fresh legs and not weaken by the heat of the sun. God is good.




5 Responses
  1. pusang kalye Says:

    I never thought na ganya para karami ang mga related na events sa Manila. I hope in the future, this is something that I can do with my future family......para healthy lifestyle naman


  2. MinnieRunner Says:

    Ang ulan talaga, nililigaw tayo, gusto talaga tayo papuntahin ;)


  3. Dhemz Says:

    at least I only see one thumbs down...ehehhehe....:)


  4. Carms Says:

    Wow dami pa rin tao kahit maulan


  5. parang gusto ko pumasok sa cuenco cave..