The most awaited and the only race with obstacle in the country is back for its 6th edition! I missed this race last year that’s why I am now making sure to take part on this year’s Men’s Health Urbanathlon & Festival! This year is said to be the toughest as they now feature a half marathon category and with 7 obstacles to go through before finishing the race! This is the real test of speed, strength and agility! Read below for more details:
The Toughest Men’s Health Urbanathlon yet happens in October
The Philippine edition of Men’s Health, the largest men’s lifestyle magazine, will hold its annual Men’s Health Urbanathlon & Festival event on Sunday, October 14 at SM Mall of Asia from 5:00am – 10:00am. Celebrity host, Rovilson Fernandez, will be at the helm of the event.
On its 6th staging, the country’s original obstacle laden race is expected to be significantly tougher, bigger and more intense this time around. Designed to test the urbanathlete’s fitness level, the event now has a 21km distance aside from the usual 5km and 10km categories.
The city-based, multi-disciplinary race requires more than just perfect running form as this also tests the racer’s endurance to withstand a mix of 7 uniquely engineered obstacles that all increases in difficulty in each race categories. Such obstacles involve Monkey & Parallel bars, Steeple chase & modified tires, Container vans, Wall climb, Vertical climb, Scaffolding maze and Military hurdles.
Registration for the Men’s Health Urbanathlon begins on August 22 and ends October 8, 2012. The registration fee for the race is P750.00 for the 5km and 10km distances and P850.00 for the 21km distance. Registration centers are located at 360° Fitness Club Makati & Ortigas, Gold’s Gym Alabang & Katipunan and at ROX, BGC. At the event, each participant will be given a complete racing kit including their urbanathlon singlet, race bib, drink stub from Gatorade, food stub from Century Tuna. Race finishers will get Finishers medal with Men’s Health lanyard, Finishers certificate, Urbanathlete shirt and Urbanathlon drawstring bag.
This year’s Men’s Health Urbanathlon & Festival 2012 is made possible by Century Tuna and Gatorade. Special thanks to major sponsors, Bo’ athletics; Cataflam; Emperador Light; Havaianas; Suunto; Minor sponsors, Banana Boat and Schick and media partners, 99.5 RT and Magic 89.9. – Press Release
Men’s Health Urbanathlon 2012 Race Details:
Date: October 14, 2012
Venue: SM Mall of Asia Complex
Events: 5K, 10K, 21K (with obstacles)
Men’s Health Urbanathlon 2012 Registration Details:
Registration Centers: 360 Gym (Makati & Ortigas), Gold’s Gym (Alabang & Bicutan), R.O.X
Registration Fee: 5K/10K – 750 ; 21K – 850
Registration Period: August 22 – October 8
*Runners below 18 yrs old shall have a waiver signed by their parents/guardian.
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For more information about the upcoming Men’s Health Urbanathlon & Festival 2012, grab a copy of the July issue of Men’s Health with actor Gerald Anderson on the cover. Men’s Health is available in newsstands, bookstores and supermarkets nationwide. For more of Men’s Health online become a fan on Facebook via Facebook.com/menshealthphilippines and follow them on Twitter via Twitter.com/menshealthph.
See you at the Urbanathlon! Training na! 🙂