ASICS Rock ‘n’ Roll run all set for Sunday blast

The Philippine Star

MANILA, Philippines — The ASICS Rock ‘n’ Roll Running Series is taking place this Sunday, marking the first time the series is held in Asia.

Known for lining up race routes with live bands and cheer teams, the event is ready to welcome close to 5,000 regular or leisure runners and weekend racers to the rousing night race.

The centerpiece 42K event drew 1,316 entries while the 10K run will feature 1,273 participants. Runners can look forward to performances such as DJ Bling One, Moranos band and Kahilom Drumbeaters, among others, for a block-party atmosphere, bringing fun to the run unique to each Rock ‘n’ Roll Running series that is held in various countries around the world.

“We are excited to add the City of Manila to the Rock ‘n’ Roll Running Series as the first new host city in Southeast Asia,” said Princess Galura, general manager of the organizing The IRONMAN Group.

The world’s largest running series, backed by ASICS as title sponsor for the Manila edition, Gatorade as official hydration partner and Alaska, Lightwater, Regent and Sante, will fire off the 21K and 42K events at 5 p.m. while the 10K and 5K races will be flagged off at 5 a.m., both at Rizal Park.

The races will fire off in front of the Rizal Park and will pass through streets, buildings, churches and parks, including the National Museum, the Manila City Hall, the Walled City of Intramuros and the Kartilya ng Katipunan, among others.

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