Saturday, October 9, 2010

Triple 10 Run vs the Weather

3 weeks or so ago, I suggested a running event as an opener to commemorate the hospital's 37th founding anniversary. My suggestion was met with enthusiasm by my fellow co-workers of the D.O. Plaza Memorial Hospital.

Fast forward to today. In less than 72 hours, more than a hundred pair of running shoes will congregate on the hospital grounds (to the irritation of our recovering patients, I expect), dance the Zumba to the tune of Shakira's Waka Waka and pound the Maharlika National Highway.

The running event, which we entitled RUN FOR 37, will feature a 5k and 10k race distances-- 2 distances that have since been changed and added in less than a week. The 10k was downgraded from 12 for lack of a better road and a 2k fun walk category was added due to insistent public demand (demand from walkers, that is).

Although the event is exclusive to hospital staff and personnel, a few groups have joined per invitation. The Regional Trial Court Branch 6 and IBP Chapter of Agusan del Sur will make up around 20 runners or so to add to the 104 from the hospital staff.