A November 18, 2011 press release from the Department of Transportation and Communications
The Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) has thrown its full support behind the “11.20.2011 Run for the Pasig River” on Sunday, November 20, by offering free rides to all participants of the event at the MRT-3 and LRT, from 5:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. the same day.
Participants just need to present their race bibs to avail of the MRT-3 free rides along the stretch of Epifanio de los Santos Avenue (Edsa). The event will kick off at the Cultural Center of the Philippines, located near the Vito Cruz station of LRT line 1.
Last year, the DOTC also offered free LRT rides to participants of the “10.10.10 Run for the Pasig River,” which broke the world record for the most number of participants in a racing event with 116,086 runners.
“The annual ‘Run for the Pasig River’ is a worthy cause for saving and protecting our environment,” DOTC Secretary Mar Roxas said. “DOTC also strongly supports the use of green technology in certain sectors of the public transport sector, and the antipollution campaign in our roadways.”
DOTC attached agencies such as the Land Transportation Office and Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board are currently implementing aggressive programs that encourage Filipino commuters to convert their car engines to compressed natural gas, a more environment-friendly solution that reduces carbon dioxide emission.
“This is in line with the PNoy government’s objective of providing the riding public, our bosses, a convenient and reliable transport system,” Roxas added.
The “Run for Pasig River” is an advocacy of ABS-CBN Foundation Inc. The Foundation, with the support of DOTC, is attempting to break the Guinness World Record for the most number of participants in a foot race generating public awareness in the importance of cleaning up the Pasig River.
The “11.20.2011 Run for the Pasig River” has 3K, 5K, and 10K categories.
Registration fees are P300 for 3K and 5K, and P450 for the 10K.
Students need only to pay P150 for their registration fees for the 3K and 5K by presenting valid identification cards.
Registration has been extended until Saturday (November 19) at the SM Mall of Asia, SM Megamall, SM North Edsa, Athlete’s Foot, Glorietta 3, and R.O.X.
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