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Asics Relay to Conquer the Philippines



Runner Rocky is always part of different relays in ultramarathons. Me and my running buddy JC always conquered various ultra relays outside the Metro since 2015. And glad to know that relay is brought in ordinary marathon races. 

After being a huge hit in Asia, the popular relay marathon is now in the Philippines! 

ASICS, the true sport performance brand, is set to hold the first ASICS Relay Philippines 2018 on May 26th, at the SM By The Bay in Pasay City.

Succeeding from the 2017 version, ASICS Relay 2018 will feature the additional of Philippines in its 5 countries relay series, among participating countries: Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, and Singapore. Kicking off its first stop in Manila, the capital city of bustling Philippines, the edition expects to attract 750 teams, each consisting of 4 runners.



ASICS Relay Philippines 2018 is the first night relay race in the country. It features two race distances – 42KM Full Marathon and 21KM Half Marathon. Each participating team can choose from three relay categories – Male, Female, and Mixed team.

In the photo: (1st) Adrian Mok, managing director, HiVelocity PTE LDT, (2nd) ASICS Team,(3rd)  Adrian Mok, managing director, HiVelocity PTE LDT, Mary Joy Tabal, ASICS Athlete, Olympian and SEA Games Gold Medalist, Vince Velasco, Dyan Castillejo, Andy Neo, Sports Marketing Manager, ASICS Asia

Meanwhile, sharing also my selfies during the media launch:




The ASICS Relay highlights the uniqueness of team relay as it encourages teamwork among the participants over individual abilities. The concept is premised on the idea that running 21km and 42km is challenging to most aspiring runners, and the relay concept offer participants the chance to complete a half or full marathon with three teammates. Each team member is required to complete 2 legs of 5.25km for Full Marathon, and 1 leg of 5.25km for Half Marathon to meet the total distance. The preceding member of the team will need to hand the relay token to the next runner within the designated transition zone to delineate the changeover of runners.

Participants of the ASICS Relay Philippines 2018 will be rewarded with an attractive finisher’s medal, personalized race bib, and an exclusive ASICS branded race tee.

In addition to the cash and product prizes for winning teams in both the full and half marathon categories worth over Php 790,000, the champion team of the Full Marathon race categories will also be walking away with a grand prize – team slots to any one of the ASICS Relay race held in another country, inclusive of flight tickets and accommodation.

“We’re always looking for new ways to expand the ASICS Relay, and with the addition of Philippines in the 2018 relay series, all runners can expect an evening of fun and excitement coupled with a great running experience with their teammates at ASICS Relay Philippines” said Andy Neo, Sports Marketing Manager of ASICS Asia Pte. Ltd.

Race Categories and Fees

Early bird rates (March 14th till April 4th)

21km: Php 3,400 per team

42km: Php 3,600 per team


Normal rates (April 5th till April 27th)

21km: Php 3,600 per team

42km: Php 3,800 per team


ASICS Store Promotion

Receive a complimentary team slot to ASICS Relay Philippines 2018 when you purchase any ASICS footwear in any of the participating ASICS store.

Valid from March 14th to April 14th, or while promo codes last. (Terms and conditions apply).


Visit the following sites for more information

Website: www.asics.com/asics-relay

Facebook, Instagram: @ASICSRelay

Official Hashtags: #ASICSRelay  and #IMovePhilippines



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