Another race I won’t be able to join but am promoting is the Amazing Kidney Race of Edward Kho (of the Corregidor Run). It’s a smaller event than Unilab’s Run United for Wellness but should be no less fun.
“The Amazing Kidney Race” will have four event categories. There is the 15K Relay Race limited only to 50 teams. Each team shall be composed of 5 members who will correspondingly complete the 1k-2k-3k-4k-5k race distances to complete a total of 15 kilometers. Adding twist to this race category are the baton passing and challenges that must be met by the relay runners in the handover zones to complete transition. Then there is the heart-warming 2.2K Parent-Child Tandem Run especially allocated for Mom/Dad-Child team-ups. During the race, participants and spectators will get a touching sight of a parent egging on and encouraging her/his child who is determined to give his/her all. There is also the 5K UP FLCD Circle Challenge, a banner event of event-partner UP FLCD Circle, particularly catered to beginner runners or veteran racers who have the need for speed. And finally there is the centrepiece event, the 15K Eliminator Pursuit, where race participants will get an adrenalin rush as they negotiate UP Diliman campus’ best kept running course secret – the Heartbreak Route. 15K racers will get to know first-hand why it is called as such. And as if the route is still not inviting, all participants who meet the 45-minute half-way mark or 1hour45minutes finish point cut-off times will receive a Finishers’ Medal.
This event is meant to celebrate “World Kidney Day 2010” and is organized by the Philippine Society of Nephrology together with the UP Family Life and Child Development Circle. Proceeds of the race event will be used to support the kindey disease awareness campaign of the PSN, the treatment and operation of kidney patients, and the UP Child Center.