Last Sunday, 16 October 2011, I woke up as early as 4:30 am. It was much too early and cold for me to go out but had to rush or I may be missing the Fun Run at 5am. An activity sponsored by Milo of Nestle Phils., aimed to donate more running shoes for children in public schools. It was overwhelming to participate in such event in my city.
So many came to participate and it was amusing to witness people of different ages and walks in life willing to be in it. The fact that the organizers provided human barricades and set batches of runners, made it smooth and less chaotic than the past events in the city. The sound of a gun shot, the sight of smiling faces and the thumping of shoes added more excitement as the next batch of runners positions and readied for their turn.
Even cutie pets took part of the cause.
Water stations designated on certain areas provided a thirst quenching relief.
Aside from helping in giving shoes to children, we also made the street dirty. But as soon as the last set of runners passed, a group of people were quick enough to sweep and discard of the trash.
Finally, we came close to the finish as we reached the Pelaez Sports Complex.
Notice the time in the 5K lane. That's how I fared in the run. It felt SO GOOD!
I'm one of those who are proud to say, "I WAS THERE!"