Help Save Pasig River, Run the Pasig River Marathon

Pasig River Marathon

Pasig River Marathon

The Philippine International Marathon 2009: A Run for the Pasig River, as organized by the Kapit Bisig Para sa Ilog Pasig (KBPIP) will be held on November 08, 2009. They’ll have have the Quirino Grandstand and Luneta Park as the starting and finish line, respectively.

Pasig River Marathon

This would be a great opportunity for running enthusiasts and supporters of the revival of Pasig River. The marathon is open to both public individuals and corporate groups (relay category). Participation fee for individuals is P250.

With Kapit Bisig Para sa Ilog Pasig (KBPIP) having been launched February 2009,  they aim to show the current state of the Pasig River and to have the runners get close to the river using a nontraditional route alongside the river itself in some path and crossing nine of the 13 bridges along the waterway.

For the relay category, each group can have 20 or 40 people per team. The full marathon route is 42k and divided into twenty (20) points and further subdivided into distances in between points. Prominent landmarks or bridges along the marathon route will be assigned.

The marathon will be under the technical supervision of Rudy Biscocho (race director) and his team.

First time runners are also encouraged to join as there will be free running clinics for them to be handled by the Pinoy Ultra Runners.

Relevance

Indeed, highlighted by the overflowing of the Marikina River and climate pattern changes as evident from the recent typhoon Ondoy and Pepeng, actions towards cleaning our rivers are all the more made essential.

It may not be done in a single snap or an event marathon, but with sustained efforts and support of the community, the Filipino can do it.

Check out the Facebook event page of Pasig River Marathon. There are also forum topics about teaching the Save the Pasig campaign to children.

You may also get the pre-registration forms at the Kapit Bisig para sa Ilog Pasig office at the

3/F ELJ Building
ABS-CBN Compound
Sgt. Esguerra St., Quezon City
415-2272 loc. 3797, 416-1911
email [email protected]

Bullet Point Facts :

Start: Quirino Grandstand
Finish Line: Luneta Park

Categories:
Relay & Full Marathon – 42K
3K, 5K, 10K

Relay Category (corporate group)
20 Pax/Team
40 Pax/Team

Target No. of Participants:
20,000

Registration Fee:
P250/person
Sponsor a Team for P5,000

Age Limit:
6yrs old and above

Other Notes:

* Water stations will be available every 2km from starting line to finish line.
* Vehicle parking will be available at T.M. Kalaw and the South drive of Quirino Grandstand.
* Portalets will be situated at the assembly area and at the finish area.

Informaton Source:

http://kulitrunner.wordpress.com/2009/08/13/the-philippine-international-marathon-a-run-for-the-pasig-river/

http://www.mediafire.com/?ytntlmwxfaj

So act now! Save the Pasig River, sign up and run!.

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