Roxas Boulevard closed for fun run on September 12
This is a press release from the Civil Service Commission.
MANILA, Philippines – More than 21,000 runners will compete in the RACE to Serve V Fun Run to be held Saturday, September 12, at the Quirino Grandstand, Manila, the Civil Service Commission (CSC) announced.
Assembly time is at 5 am. The CSC said runners should be at the starting line at least 15 minutes before gun start, scheduled at 5:30 am for the 10K category, 5:45 am for the 5K category, and 6 am for the 3K category.
From Quirino Grandstand, runners will make their way through the southbound lane of Roxas Boulevard, with those participating in the 10K category reaching as far as Le Pavillion past Libertad Avenue, then back to the starting line through the northbound lane of Roxas Boulevard, the CSC said.
The stretch of Roxas Boulevard northbound and southbound lanes from Katigbak to P. Ocampo, and from Vito Cruz to EDSA, will be closed at 4 am. Motorists are advised to expect heavy traffic and observe the re-routing guidelines:
- All vehicles coming from the northern part of Manila/Pier Zone intending to utilize the southbound lane of Roxas Boulevard shall turn left to P. Burgos, right to Ma. Orosa, right to TM Kalaw, left to M.H del Pilar, left to Quirino, right to Mabini straight to FB Harrison or use Taft Avenue to point of destination.
- All vehicles coming from the southern part of Manila intending to utilize the northbound lane of Roxas Boulevard shall turn right to P. Ocampo to point of destination.
- All vehicles traveling the westbound lane of President Quirino intending to utilize the southbound lane of Roxas Boulevard shall turn left to Adriatico, right to P. Ocampo, left to FB Harrison to point of destination.
- All vehicles coming from Jones, MacArthur, and Quezon bridges intending to utilize the southbound lane of Roxas Boulevard shall go straight to Taft Avenue to point of destination.
Special guests during the event include Commissioner-at-Large for the National Youth Commission (NYC) Jose Sixto “Dingdong” Dantes III and dancer Regine Tolentino. Appearing in the fun run for the third time is Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) president and general manager Robert Vergara.
Water stations, ambulance and medical aide teams, portalets, and a baggage depository will be available. The CSC encourages participants to bring their own sports bottles for re-filling at the water stations to help reduce impact on the environment, and to bring small bags or to not bring bags during the run to minimize baggage deposits.
They are also advised to leave their vehicles only at designated parking areas as towed vehicles will be at the owner’s expense.
The re-routing guidelines for motorists, map of the race route, and complete text of the advisory for participants are posted on the CSC website at www.csc.gov.ph.
Organized by the CSC-National Capital Region, the RACE to Serve Fun Run is part of the annual celebration of the Philippine Civil Service Anniversary, which seeks to commemorate the birth of the Philippine civil service system, and the establishment of the then Civil Service Board now known as the CSC, in 1900. The PCSA is also a time to celebrate the contributions and hard work of state workers nationwide.
Proceeds from the event will go to the Pondong Pamanang Lingkod Bayani, a program that recognizes civil servants who were killed in the line of duty. Immediate family members of qualified deceased employees receive scholarships and financial assistance through the said program.
CSC’s sponsors for the RACE to Serve V Fun Run are Government Service Insurance System and Maynilad, while its partners include the Philippine Sports Commission, Philippine National Police, Metropolitan Manila Development Authority, Local Government Units of Pasay and Manila, National Parks Development Committee, and Department of Public Works and Highways-National Capital Region. – Rappler.com