11.20.2011 PUPians' 2nd Run for Ilog PasigFrench Kim Bernales (PAO Entrance Scholar), PUP News, Volume 8 Issue No. 16 November 1-30, 2011
Students from different colleges of Polytechnic University of the Philippines actively participated in “One Run, One River, A Run for the Pasig River” held at the city of Pasay on the historical date, 11.20.2011.
Thousands of runners join the Ilog Pasig Run for a cause -- French Kim Bernales
PUPians were first assembled at the 33rd cluster located on Roxas Boulevard. The crowd started to roar when they heard the gunshot following the announcement that the race had started. PUPians were full of energy in embarking the three-kilometer route from starting line up to the finish line at SM Mall of Asia Globe.
Meanwhile, the colleges from PUP which participated in the run were College of Communication (COC), College of Business (CB), College of Accountancy (COA), College of Arts (CA), College of Human Kinetics (CHK), College of Education (CoEd), College of Tourism and Hospitality Management (CTHTM), College of Engineering (CE), College of Architecture and Fine arts (CAFA), College of Computer Management and Information Technology (CCMIT) and College of Technology (CT). The attendance of the students is a requirement for their NSTP particularly in their Civic Welfare Training Service(CWTS).
The said event was organized by Kapit Bisig para sa Ilog Pasig Extribe, Inc., headed by ABS-CBN Foundation Managing Director Gina Lopez. The proceeds that will be collected will go a long way in cleaning Estero de San Miguel as part of bringing back the splendor of the Pasig River. “It’s very enjoyable to run with your colleagues, but it’s more overwhelming when you did it for a purpose”, Irene Bongcales, one of the participants said.
All the participants who finished the race were given a shirt and a Champion detergent powder which served as reward for their active involvement.
To date, the organizers are still verifying the number of people who joined in the run to see if it will break the record it set in the World Book of Records last year.