Mizuno Ekiden 2016 Finisher Medal Design Revealed

The unique Finisher Medal Design for the Mizuno Ekiden 2016 has been unveiled.

A first in the local running scene

The medals are a first in the local running scene.

The medals are a first in the local running scene.

A first in the local racing scene, the Mizuno Ekiden 2016 medal has been inspired by the Ekiden relay format. Each runner will receive a circular medal, but when stacked together, the four medals will form the shape of a Japanese yen coin.

Here is an animation of what the combined medals look like:

Aims to instil Japanese values in runners

Taking place at 4pm, on 16 July 2016 at The Promontory @ Marina Bay, the 2016 edition of the Mizuno Ekiden will aim to instil traditional Japanese values in runners such as perseverance, teamwork and high performance.

Mizuno Ekiden 2016 takes place on 16 July. [Photo courtesy of Mizuno Ekiden]

Mizuno Ekiden 2016 takes place on 16 July.
[Photo courtesy of Mizuno Ekiden]

Comprising of teams of four runners who complete a Half or a Full marathon together, the race hopes to give its participants the chance to rediscover and reignite the Japanese spirit and culture.

After the evening race, which has a starting time of 4.00pm, runners can also look forward to a scrumptious Japanese matsuri race village showcasing Japanese food, beverages and cultural activities – after their run.

Last year, at the race carnival, some of the activities had included sumo wresting and fishing. Food and drinks on-site had comprised of sushi and Japanese noodles, as well as milkshakes and delicious Japanese snacks.

Sumo Wrestling was one of the fun activities last year. [Photo courtesy of Mizuno Ekiden]

Sumo Wrestling was one of the fun activities last year.
[Photo courtesy of Mizuno Ekiden]

So runners will certainly have plenty to look forward to, while waiting for their team-mates to complete their legs.

Registration Fees

For those who are still sitting on the fence about signing up for the race, the registration fees are as follows.

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How To Register

To find out more information about the event and to register, check out the race website at: www.mizuno.asia/ekiden

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