The MEDICAL CITY Department of Pediatrics are the sponsors for the FAM ON THE RUN held at Venice Piazza at Mckinley Hill Taguig with the RUN FOR CHANGE as organizers for the run event covering 10k/5k/3k categories.
When I arrived Venice Piazza at 5:20am today 25Sep11 most of the participants have already arrived although some where still queued on the parking lot. Unlike on other venues that pay parking is the name of the game, in Venice Piazza parking is FREE for participants of the running event. I am not expecting much of this race not being the commercialized running events of the usual but more of a fun run and fund raising event in particular for the Medical City Department of Pediatrics Charity Patients. If I may say this is a very worthy cause by the doctors of Medical City.
At 6:00am the 10k runners were started making use of the usual Mckinley Hills route which is very hilly then to Lawton both ways before proceeding to Bayani road all the way to Heritage Park and back to Mckinley Hill ending at Venice Piazza. There were more than ample supply of hydration fluids and marshals stationed on major intersections to guide runners. The organizers RUN FOR CHANGE did their job well and for a fun run this race was well handled.
I completed the 10k with unofficial time of 01h 15m 31sec. To my surprise after crossing the finish line I was handed a FINISHERS MEDAL which was very generous of the sponsors to make the fun run a memorable one.
To the Doctors of Medical City Pediatrics Department thank you for a great Sunday morning. Take of of those sick little children who have less in life.