Wednesday, September 01, 2010

10-10-10 Run Needs Runners and Volunteers

as received in my e-mail

The 10.10.10 Run for the Pasig River is set on October 10, 2010. This race is organized by the Kapit Bisig Para sa Ilog Pasig. KBPIP is a river rehabilitation project of ABS-CBN Foundation, Inc. in partnership with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources through Pasig River Rehabilitation Commission, local government units and agencies, non-government organizations, private corporations, and the public.

The race aims to bring together 120,000 runners. What makes it more exciting is it aims to beat an existing Guinness World Record for the largest foot race in the world. The current holder is the San Francisco Bay Breakers with 110,000 runners.

The goal of the fun run is still for the rehabilitation of the Pasig River and its tributaries. Registration is P250 for all the run categories. The committee did a school caravan to encourage the students to sign up. Registration will also be possible at Bench Stores and at the ROX (Recreational Outdoor eXchange) store at Bonifacio High Street (they will announce on FB on when registration in this two will open).

The 120,000 target looks within reach. From our side though, we’d still need volunteers to ensure that the logistics process will be efficient too since it’s an important part of the event.

Our company, CTSI Logistics, is the Official Logistics Partner of the event. Our role is to handle the baggage deposit and retrieval areas. This means we are to receive, tag, store the bags from the start areas, transport them to the finish area at MOA and distribute them to the rightful owners. The expected number of bags which will be deposited is close to 70,000 and based on our simulations and projections, we’ll need 500-600 people to man our booths and counters.

Aside from the sheer number of participants, the difference here is that the race will have 3 start areas (MOA grounds for 3K, CCP grounds for 5K and in front of Manila Peninsula for 10K) instead of the usual starting area at one place. This is where the challenge lies for the race organizers and for us who is tasked to handle the logistics process.

We’re down to the last 50 days of preparations and we’re hoping more people will sign up either as runners or as volunteers for the race.

The race also has a Facebook page you guys might want to check out!!!

So come on guys, run for Pasig River or donate your time and energy to helping other people run by volunteering at CTSI!

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