Earth Run 2012 got a lot of runners excited at the very affordable price of Php350 for 10k (and an early bird rate was at Php250 to boot!). I believe the price was very reasonable. Upon getting the race kit, which contained the singlet, timing chip, race bib, complete details of the race route, gun start time and location of the start/finish line, I didn’t feel shortchanged at all. I’ve joined some races charging Php500 which didn’t even offer a timing chip. For the win, there was no shortage on the fancied goodie bag given after the race, and everyone had a finishers certificate for bragging rights.
Where have all the cowboys gone?
There was shoving and bumping while racers tried to make it early to the front lines or catch up from being late due to the scarcity of marshals and event organizers during the race itself. But the saving grace for this dilemma was the host Gelli Victor. She did a good job not just entertaining us, but also providing direction for the pre and post race activities.
All in all, I score this race 8 out of 10 because it gave me good value for my money, not to mention the cause it represents.
I believe other race organizers should look into how Adevents Manila pulled a race like this off. Low cost does not always equate to low quality.
|Waiting up front for a good headstart|
|Gelli doing her magic. We got a greet right before this shot. 2 seconds of fame!|
|Stuff of legend!|
|Not the usual finishers' drink but hey...It tasted good! Oishi Fiber & Fruit|