Just before November ends another great race is upon us, none other than “the country’s premier running event” (quote) the Milo Marathon.
This event indeed has bragging rights to say so because it probably is the most participated running event in the country. I registered today myself and a friend (last day of registration) for the event and I was really surprised at my friend’s race number (running 5K): 82387! Five digits! And it seems like numbering is different for male and female because of the initial letter “F” in the number:
For an event as big as this it’s not that orderly: no information about the route of the race was supplied, nor when and where the assembly is, so it’s a bit disappointing for first timers (for Milo Marathon at least) and very frustrating. We just assumed that it’s going to start near the Rizal monument in Luneta, and that it would start at 6AM because that’s when races typically start. Their website was a mess and I really can’t get decent information from it either. For a first timer in this race I really feel left out (hope the organizers of the race realize this).
There were two types of “uniform” being given: shirts for 5K and singlets for 10K (perhaps the 42K as well). I call it a “uniform” because unlike other races Milo requires everyone to wear the official shirt/singlet.
I joined this race not necessarily to set a new PR: I joined because I believe that this is a unique experience especially because of the huge volume of participants and not to mention that I’ve been hearing about this race all my life. Before I was just a spectator, now I get to be part of it!