Asics RnR lights up streets

The Philippine Star
Asics RnR lights up streets
The ASICS Rock n’ Roll Series caters to performance, recreation, lifestyle and budding runners.
STAR / File

MANILA, Philippines — The Asics Rock ‘n’ Roll Running Series Manila presented by AIA Vitality fires off midnight Sunday at KM 0 at Luneta Park, setting the stage for an electrifying experience and unforgettable night racing.

Manila Mayor Honey Lacuna was expected to witness the impressive gathering of 9,400 runners, spanning all skill levels, for the second edition of the globally renowned running series held in conjunction with the city’s 451st founding celebrations and in line with the Department of Tourism’s “Love the Philippines” campaign.

The start and finish will be at the Rizal (Luneta) Park with the race to highlight the city’s iconic landmarks, including Intramuros, National Museum, Manila City Hall, Kartilya ng Katipunan, Fort Santiago and Chinatown.

The premier 42K run kicks off at 12:01 a.m. (Sunday) followed by the 21K race at 2 a.m., while the 10K run hits the road at 5 a.m. and the 5K concludes the four-category event at 6 a.m.

Entertainment will be provided by DJ Shai, Kokoi Baldo, Reujen and the Trinidad band in-between breaks, according to the IRONMAN Group/Sunrise Events, Inc. and Rock ‘n’ Roll Running Series, organizers and producers of the event, respectively.

Princess Galura, regional director of the IRONMAN Group, has guaranteed enhanced experience this year.

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