Go Natural 2012 – “A Run For Early Child Diabetes Education” is the opening salvo of RunRio for the year 2012. The event was held today 15Jan12 at Bonifacio Global City (BGC) covering 21/10/5/3 km categories.
As what can now be expected from RunRio the event was not only well attended by the local running community it was as well organized race with lot activities offered to all runners after their race events. Congratulations to RunRio and sponsors Go Natural.
Normally after crossing the finish line I proceed to my car and go home immediately, however, as it was still early and with the sun still low in the horizon, I did a walkabout in the activity grounds of the race event. The giveaways to all the participants were well managed in its distribution. There were many sponsors activity booths that can be visited by the runners. One outstanding and striking set-up that I wish to commend RunRio was the installation of a row of TRASH BINS that were very visible and usable by all persons in the activity area to ensure that cleanliness and proper disposal of trash is handled. Great job to the organizers for environmentally sensitive.
There were really a lot a activities going about simultaneously and another very striking event was a rock band playing with all gusto to the delight of the crowd. The band was playing well and I wanted to ask somebody their name but felt ashame to do so. Anyways, whoever you are guys your music was good.
One minor fault I noticed during the race was the installation of the distance marker for 10km located at Rizal Avenue where it indicates that 10km runners have still 3 km to go. Somebody made a booboo where it was placed as just 50 meters after you have another sign that 10km runners have completed 8 km. While it is very minor fault maybe somebody should check isignages are correctly placed by utility personnels to wher they should be as error on their part could tarnish the good name of the organizer.
I completed my 10km event in an unofficial time of 01h11m55s another great Sunday hugging the roads.