Kurt belonged to the 5k category while I belonged in the 3k category. It was a dark and cloudy day so we were expecting that it would rain but it only drizzled for a short while during the race. The pavement was a bit wet but we didn't mind. It was so much fun! The temperature was just right for running.
There were adequate way points and signs. There were also sufficient water stations. I also noticed several ambulances stationed along the way. However, I was wondering why other transportation were able to enter the running track and runners were not informed to give way to them.
I was out of shape since I was so busy with school that I had stopped training. Kurt finished slightly ahead of me. Kurt saw his high school classmate during the run. We also saw my cousin.
After the race, there was a Pocari Sweat tent distributing cold Pocari Sweat. I've actually learned to love the taste of Pocari Sweat. Its sweet and refreshing after runs.=) There was also a Maynilad water truck that showered passing runners who want to cool off.
We went to claim our baggage and our finishers kit. There was a long line for the claiming of the 3K giveaway kit. The line took some time before it moved too so it was blocking the entrance towards the tent areas. The giveaway kit's contents depends on the race category. For example, I had the baller while Kurt had a Ceres Green apple juice. There were FREE fans given away by Deloitte. There were also Cherifer Premium samples being handed out. The organizers were very generous with raffle prizes. Among the prizes were Ideal Vision optical glasses, Phil Care "We Care" and "Yes" cards and Solomon gift certificates. The winners are so lucky.
On the downside, the tent area is too far from the starting point or finishing line. The area was also too small that it could not cater all the runners.
Kudos to the guy who honestly returned someone's fat wallet. I seem to have forgotten his name which he mentioned when he was called on-stage.=(
Overall, it was a good and organized run. However, I think the post-race organization could still be improved. I would also like to commend the immediate release of the results.=)
I really love to run.=) Its now my favorite sport.
After the event, we walked to Shih Tzu Seminar For a Cause (see separate entry).