For the second straight year, the ASICS City Relay is back again in Singapore.
Giving runners an unparalleled adrenaline mix of performance and team spirit, the ASICS City Relay is a one-of-its-kind run and will take place on 24 September this year at the Singapore Sports Hub.
Taking the race to new heights in September
Said Geoff Meyer, Managing Director, IRONMAN Asia – the new event organiser for the ASICS City Relay, “Following on the success of the ASICS City Relay Bangkok in March and Kuala Lumpur in May, we are taking the race to new heights in the Singapore leg held in September.”
Added Meyer, “For the performance runners, the relay presents a new set of challenges where running as a team is about getting every runner’s momentum in tandem, putting aside differences for a common goal.”
A Full Marathon and a new Half Marathon category
This year’s edition will bring back the 42.195km (Team of 4) Category together with a brand new 21.1km (Team of 4) category to appeal to aspiring runners to take part in their first race.
Said Meyer, “We hope to appeal to first-timers to take on this run, in the hope of eventually completing their first running race – in the company of friends with our new 21.1km category.”
Runners will complete either one or two laps of the course around the Sports Hub precinct. This will be a 5.25km loop, and changeovers will take place within the Stadium itself. While waiting for team mates to complete their leg, runners can warm-up or cool-down within a designated athlete zone on the pitch.
Live results of the race leaders will also be shown on a giant LED screen within the stadium grounds.
Said Yogesh Gandhi, Managing Director for ASICS Asia Pte. Ltd., “We believe that the relay-styled marathon will not only benefit the body and the mind, but will also accomplish a bigger milestone of overcoming individual differences and inspiring solidarity. We are excited to work with IRONMAN Endurance Asia in this event and look forward to seeing runners turn out in full force for the race in September.”
Capped at 1,500 teams to ensure a great running experience
Participants will compete in teams of four runners, and they can register as All Male, All Female or Mixed teams or join the Corporate or Schools category. Participant numbers will be capped at 1,500 teams to ensure a great running experience for all runners.
There are also 560 Early bird slots at $200 for the 21.1km relay and $220 for the 42.195km relay. Normal team slots are available at $220 for the Half Marathon and $240 for the Full Marathon.
Top three teams from earlier editions will vie for the top spot in September
The top three teams of the previous ASICS City Relay editions in Singapore, Bangkok and Malaysia will also be invited to take part in the upcoming Singapore leg this September to vie for the top spot in the relay.
Online Registrations Open
Online Registrations for the ASICS City Relay are currently open and you can sign up for the race at www.cityrelay.com.sg
Win Exciting Prizes at ASICS City Relay Launch Event this Sunday
Runners can stand to win prizes at the ASICS City Relay launch event taking place on 17 July 2016 at The Cathay from 11.30am to 8.00pm.
Members of the public can come together and form teams of 4. Each team will be given just five minutes to clock as much distance as they possibly can on a treadmill.
Participants will strive to beat the benchmark distances clocked by teams of ASICS athletes including national sprinter Shanti Pereira and players from the national netball team, as well as runners Philip Ramachandran and Lance Tan.
Do you see yourself running the Singapore streets in a relay?
The winners of the challenge will receive complimentary team slots to the ASICS City Relay 2016.
Race Pack Collection
The Race Pack Collection for the ASICS City Relay will take place on 14 & 15 September from 10am to 9pm at the Velocity @ Novena Level 1 Atrium.
All photos and videos used in this post are courtesy of ASICS City Relay Singapore.