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Thousand runners flock to Sorsogon's Color Run 7

PHOTO BY ADLER PH
SORSOGON City - Tens of thousand of runners flock in the 7th episode of color run held in Sorsogon City as part of the the provincial festival known as Kasanggayahan.

The participants, mostly teenagers and young adults started to gather at "rompeolas", a park in Sorsogon City port, as early as 4:00 o'clock Saturday morning, October 12, 2019.

A night before the event, head organizer Edgar Balasta of the Computer Communication Development Institute announced in his Facebook account that the registrants have already reached nearly fifteen thousand (15,000).

But the crown estimate went far beyond the official registrants as the running event signaled for a start.

The extensive venue of "rompeolas" was then literally filled up by the roaring crowd.

"This is another huge success. The activity is for everybody, look at the runners, they came from all ages who represent all walks of life", elated Balasta said.

Later Balasta declared in his FB account that according to his crowd estimate the runners could reached at about twenty-five thousand (25,000).

Along the way, runners were seen having a blast from stop over such as soaking from a sprinkling   water by firetruck, bubble spray and the most enjoyed splashing of colors from different stations.

There were also troop of dancers staged by personnel and crew of establishments who entertained the flowing crowd along the streets of Rizal and Magsaysay.

Traffic in the city proper was halted for more than two hours up until the last group of participants crossed the streets.

The color run was organized originally for Sorsogon City Pili Festival until this year that a change in the local administration happen by which the festival originator, Sally Lee was unseated as City Mayor by her "kumadre"  Ester Hamor.

The outgoing mayor did not bother anymore holding the city festival supposedly in the month of June 2019, as the whole city was already in a transition mode anticipating the new leadership.

It was thereafter offered to be included in the list of activities for Kasanggayahan Festival 2019 being held in the month of October.#

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