This is the first time the night relay race is staging its Manila leg
Asics is set to hold the first Asics Relay Philippines 2018 on May 26, at SM By The Bay in Pasay City.
Succeeding from the 2017 version, Asics Relay 2018 adds the Philippines in its five-country relay series, which includes Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, and Singapore. Kicking off its first stop in Manila, the edition expects to attract 750 teams, each consisting of four runners.
Asics Relay Philippines 2018 is the first night relay race in the country. It features two race distances–42K and 21K. Each participating team can choose from three relay categories: male, female, and mixed team.
The Asics Relay highlights the uniqueness of relays as it encourages teamwork among the participants over individual abilities. The concept is premised on the idea that running 21 kilometers and 42 kilometers is challenging to most aspiring runners, and the relay concept offers participants the chance to complete a half or full marathon with three teammates. Each team member is required to complete two legs of 5.25 kilometers for the marathon, and one leg of 5.25 kilometers for the half marathon to meet the total distance. The preceding member of the team will need to hand the relay token to the next runner within the designated transition zone to delineate the changeover of runners.
In addition to the cash and product prizes for winning teams in both the full and half marathon categories, the champion team of the marathon race categories will also be walking away with team slots to any one of the Asics Relay race held in another country, inclusive of flight tickets and accommodation.
“We’re always looking for new ways to expand the Asics Relay, and with the addition of Philippines in the 2018 relay series, all runners can expect an evening of fun and excitement coupled with a great running experience with their teammates,” said Andy Neo, sports marketing manager of Asics Asia Pte. Ltd.
Race Categories and Fees
Early bird rates (March 14 to April 4)
21K: P3,400 per team
42K: P3,600 per team
Normal rates (April 5 to April 27)
21K: P3,600 per team
42K: P3,800 per team
ASICS Store Promotion
Receive a complimentary team slot to Asics Relay Philippines 2018 when you purchase any Asics footwear in any participating Asics store. Valid from March 14 to April 14 or while promo codes last.
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