Gina LopezHOW many runners does it take to break a world record?
In the case of 10.10.10: Run for the Pasig River, 116,086 runners from the foundation’s partners— the schools, army, police, corporate donors and local agencies and government units—crossed the finish line to help AFI cinch the record. Thus, 10.10.10: Run for the Pasig River has been formally declared as the largest footrace in the world, dislodging San Francisco’s Bay to Breakers’ 110,000.
AFI managing director Gina Lopez received the certificate from Guinness World Records Ltd. in December 2010. The massive event now also officially holds the record for the most number of runners in a footrace in the Philippines. Lopez said in a post-run interview last year that 10.10.10: Run for the Pasig River was “not only a feat that the Philippines can be proud of, but it was also an event that showed how Filipinos can be united for a good cause.”
“We succeeded because everyone—rich and poor, young and old—worked together,” she added. Lopez also vowed to hold more footraces and break the record every year, as Filipinos will “keep running until the river is cleaned.” KBPIP is now gearing up for this year’s biggest eco-footrace, Run for the Pasig River 11.20.2011, to be held at the SM Mall of Asia in Pasay City.
|Thumbie Remihio, Gina Lopez, Monchet Olives, Eric Imperio, and Rio Dela Cruz cut the cake in celebration of the Guinness World Record attained by last year's run.