ASICS, the celebrated sport brand, is all set to launch its first ASICS Relay Philippines 2018 on May 26th, at the SM by the Bay in Pasay City.
Following the success of ASICS Relay in 2017, the brand added the Philippines as its first leg no less, in its 5-country relay series for 2018. The other participating countries being: Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, and Singapore. The 2018 edition expects to attract 750 teams, each consisting of 4 runners. I don’t know about you, but I am pretty pumped even as this is a first in the country.
ASICS Relay Philippines 2018 is the first night relay race in the country, featuring 2 race distances:
- 42KM Full Marathon
- 21KM Half Marathon
Each team member is required to complete 2 legs of 5.25km for Full Marathon, and 1 leg of 5.25km for Half Marathon to meet the total distance. The preceding member of the team will hand the relay token to the next runner within the designated transition zone to delineate the changeover of runners.
Each participating team can choose from Three (3) Relay Categories:
- Mixed Team
The uniqueness of team relay makes the whole lot of difference in this ASICS Relay Race. Olympian and SEA Games Gold Medalist Mary Joy Tabal mentioned during the launch event that running is an individual sport. I believe this relay race takes running to a whole new level with the dynamics of working as a team towards a common goal – to reach the finish line at the shortest time possible! I can totally imagine the adrenaline rush towards that gun start! 🙂
In addition to the cash and product prizes for winning teams in both the full and half marathon categories worth over P 790,000, the champion team of the Full Marathon race categories will also be walking away with a grand prize – team slots to any one of the ASICS Relay race held in another country, inclusive of flight tickets and accommodation.
Andy Neo, Sports Marketing Manager of ASICS Asia Pte. Ltd. said,“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 at ASICS Relay Philippines.”
Race Categories and Fees
Early Bird Rates (March 14th till April 4th)
21km: P3,400 per team
42km: P3,600 per team
Regular Rates (April 5th till April 27th)
21km: P3,600 per team
42km: P3,800 per team
ASICS Store Promotion
Valid from March 14 to April 14, or while promo codes last, you get to score a complimentary team slot to ASICS Relay Philippines 2018 when you purchase any ASICS footwear in any of the participating ASICS store. (Terms and conditions apply). Visit www.asics.com/asics-relay for more information on #ASICSRelay or follow them on Facebook and Instagram @ASICSRelay.