By Jelly F. Musico and Joel C. Atencio
Thousands of runners took part in Sunday’s “EDSA People Power Run” aimed at raising money to build more classrooms all over the country.
In Metro Manila, an estimated 2,000 runners took part in the event organized by an independent group, called “I Am Ninoy I Am Cory Runners.”
Organizers said the fund-raising event is in line with the commemoration of the 1986 EDSA People Power Revolution that restored democracy in the country after the 20-year rule of dictator Ferdinand Marcos.
The Metro Manila fun run’s starting point was at the People Power Monument at the corner of EDSA and White Plains Avenue at 5:30 a.m.
EDSA Run took place along a route that passed through White Plains Avenue, EDSA, Ortigas Avenue, Greenmeadows Avenue, E. Rodriguez Avenue (C5) and Temple Drive in Quezon City.
The popular Philippine Azkals spiced up the country’s weeklong commemoration of the 1986 EDSA People Power Revolution as they joined the Fun Run.
The Azkals were among the estimated yellow-clad 2,000 runners who took part in the 10-kilometer fun run entitled “The EDSA Run: A People-Powered Run to Build Classrooms.”
Phil Younghusband, one of the most popular members of the Philippine Azkals, said the fun run was part of their preparations against the Mongolian football team in their second match on March 15 in Mongolia.