Did 10.10.10 fun run beat the world record?

ABS-CBN Foundation led Kapitbisig para sa Ilog Pasig campaign successfully held today the 10.10.10 Run for Pasig River, a fun run activity organized to raise funds to clean, save and preserve the Pasig River and an attempt to set up a new world record for the most participating runners. So, did it beat the world record?

Run for Pasig River
Photo from ABS-CBN

Unfortunately, it was at least 19,000 runners short of the target of 120,000.

“4 those who are asking if we beat the World Record of 110k, unfortunately we didn't but it was a good try, 101k. Gud practice 4 nxt yr! : ),” ABS-CBN reporter Niña Corpuz posted on her Twitter page.

Nice try. What matters most is that the awareness of the people to get involved in environment-related activities and their willingness to help in the campaign is evident and notably rising. Congratulations to the organizers and runners!

Suggestion for next year: do it simultaneously in key cities.

In our locality, my co-blogger Coolbuster himself participated in a 10.10.10 Clean Up Drive organized by a small team of government officials and personnel. Their purpose was to promote tourism, and environmental care, protection and preservation.

Ceebee said “it was fun considering that it was held at the beach.” The clean up drive took place at the shoreline. Good job Ceebee!

Update, October 11, 2010: ABS-CBN wants to set the record straight and says they've done it.
The Philippines has broken a world record for most number of participants in a foot race after over 116,000 Filipinos participated in a historic race to save the Pasig River. Gina Lopez, ABS-CBN Foundation director, said a total of 160,000 runners signed up for the historic “10.10.10 A Run for the Pasig River” on Sunday but only 116,086 runners finished the race.” Source: ABS-CBN