The record of Run For the Pasig River with 116,086 participants in Manila, Philippines as the “Most Participants In a Racing Event” on October 10, 2010, is now beaten by the recently concluded Kahit Isang Araw Lang Unity Run (Just For A Day: Unity Run) last January 22, 2012.
The 2010’s success of “Kahit Isang Araw Lang: Takbo Para sa Libreng Kolehiyo” (Just For A Day: Run for Free College Education) inaugurated La Verdad Christian College in Caloocan City which provides free education, uniforms,books, and even food meals for deserving college students. And so after two years, the second edition of the fun run, the “Kahit Isang Araw Lang Unity Run” (Just For A Day: Unity Run) a much bigger marathon, unfolded not to set a record or to break one, but to continue the support that the advocacy has been doing together with the Department of Education since then.
The “Kahit Isang Araw Lang Unity Run” (Just For A Day: Unity Run) is intended to happen only in the Philippines, but it turned out to be a worldwide fun run because of many people from different parts of the globe and in different races supported the event.
In SM Mall of Asia in Manila alone, there were 209,000 registered participants supported the January 22, 2012’s “Kahit Isang Araw Lang : Unity Run” (Just For A Day: Unity Run). Plus, there were also simultaneous stagings of the event in different points of the Philippines like Bacolod, Tacloban, Cebu, Butuan, Davao, and Puerto Princesa in Palawan. The partakers’ number nationwide surpassed the targeted 300,000 runners.
This figure excludes the participants from different countries such as: Papua New Guinea; New York; Curichiba, Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo of South America; Singapore; Los Angeles California; Denmark; Italy; German; United Kingdom; Maryland; Vancouver Canada and many more.
People from all walks of life – young and old, professionals and students, celebrities, government officials, different universities, running clubs, other organizations,well-off and commoners, and even our very important disabled persons gathered and united together for a noble cause. Also, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), Philippine Navy, and Philippine Air Force, Philippine National Police (PNP), Philippine Coast Guard became a part of this history making event.
The main beneficiary of this unity run is the Department of Education (DepEd) “Adopt-A-School Program.” The noble cause aims to provide computer laboratories for selected public schools all over the Philippines.
Nonetheless, the brainchild of the project, Mr. Public Service “Kuya” Daniel Razon, said that they are not interested in the recognition of Guinness World Record, but mainly to encourage people to do good with every opportunity given to us. As he said in his morning show in the Philippines, “Good Morning, Kuya,” whether their deeds will be recognized by the people or not, they will continue to do good with the help of God.
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Here are the links for news, images, blogs, videos for the successful Kahit Isang Araw Lang Unity Run:
UNTV Your Public Service Channel News –
Kahit Isang Araw Lang Unity Run, naging matagumpay (Even Just For a Day Unity Run, successful)-http://www.untvweb.com/en/news/1201230318_Kahit_Isang_Araw_Lang_Unity_Run_naging_m.html.
Manila Times Newspaper –
Unity Run sets record participants –
MCGI Pours in Massive Support to Unity Run for Education
A Fan Blog for Kuya Daniel Razon –
World Joins Isang Araw Lang’s Unity Run.
ISANG ARAW LANG UNITY RUN JAN.22, 2012 Reported by Bernard Dadis –
In this album of Photoville International you can see the images from the event –
(Images credit from Photoville International)
Kaleser Report in iReport: http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-748513
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