ASICS Rock ‘n’ Roll Running Series Rocks Manila

The ASICS Rock ‘n’ Roll Running Series is taking place this Sunday, June 19 marking the first time the series is held in Asia.

Known for lining up race routes with live bands and cheer teams, ASICS Rock ‘n’ Roll Running Series is ready to welcome close to 5,000 regular or leisure runners and weekend racers to the rousing night race this Sunday, June 19.  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 Reujen Lista + Trinidad Band, Elmo and Arkin Magalona, DJ Marc Marasigan, Gracenote and Itchyworms 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 very happy and honoured to be finally staging the ASICS Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon after two years.  Showcasing the best historic and tourism sites of Manila, with music on fully closed roads is a race every serious and fun runner must experience. We thank the City of Manila and ASICS for making this momentous event possible,” said Princess Galura, President and General Manager of Sunrise Events Inc., - a part of 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, is Manila’s first rock n’ roll running event since the pandemic. The 21K and 42K events will start at 5 p.m. on Sunday (June 19), while the 10K and 5K races will be flagged off at 5 a.m., both at Rizal Park.
Meanwhile, a virtual presscon will be held at 3 p.m. today (Friday) via facebook live. For details, visit As part of the host city’s founding anniversary celebrations, the event, supported by the Philippine Star, One Sports, Cignal and as media partners, will also showcase Manila’s famous sights and landmarks.

“We are very happy and excited to host the series in the streets of Manila. We are proud to be the first city in the Philippines and in Asia to stage the event, which also marks the conclusion of the city’s 450th founding anniversary on June 24,” said Manila Mayor Isko Moreno.

To guarantee the safe conduct of the event, precautionary measures have been put in place with the host city allowing only participants with Covid-19 vaccination cards while those unvaccinated are required to present their 48-hour antigen results.

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. It will also feature the famous Manila Bay sunset.
For more information on the Rock ‘n’ Roll Running Series, please visit 06/18/2022 (Runner Rocky)



About Sunrise Events

In the Philippines, Sunrise Events is the company behind the IRONMAN brand and races. It is the company that owns and produces all the IRONMAN and IRONMAN 70.3 races in Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. The multi-awarded and consistently sold-out IRONMAN 70.3 Philippines in Cebu is considered the Crown Jewel of Asia and won as the Best Spectator Award at the IRONMAN World Championship in Kona, Hawaii in 2018.

About Rock ‘n’ Roll Running Series

The Rock ‘n’ Roll® Running Series is the world’s largest running series taking part in destination locations around the world every year. Established in 1998, the Rock ‘n’ Roll Running Series simple idea of making running fun has transformed both the U.S. and global running landscape by infusing the course with live bands, cheer teams and entertaining water stations, creating a block-party atmosphere for participants and spectators alike. Focused on running, music and community, race weekend kicks off with a free Health & Fitness Expo showcasing the latest in running gear, sports apparel, health and nutritional information and much more. Events culminate with an entertaining finish-line festival featuring some of the biggest names in music, with past performances including Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, O.A.R. Aloe Blacc, Pitbull, Flo Rida, The Band Perry, Fitz and the Tantrums, the Goo Goo Dolls and Bret Michaels. Further information about the Rock ‘n’ Roll Running Series can be found online at and follow @RunRocknRoll on all social platforms.

About The IRONMAN Group

The IRONMAN Group operates a global portfolio of events that includes the IRONMAN® Triathlon Series, the IRONMAN® 70.3® Triathlon Series, the IRONMAN® Virtual Racing™ (VR™) Series, 5150™ Triathlon Series, the Rock ‘n’ Roll® Running Series, the Rock ‘n’ Roll Virtual Running™ Series, IRONKIDS®, World Triathlon Championship Series, premier running events including the Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon™ and The Sun-Herald City2Surf®, Ultra-Trail® World Tour events including Tarawera Ultra and Ultra-Trail Australia™, mountain bike races including the Absa Cape Epic®, road cycling events including Haute Route®, and gravel racing like Gravel Epic®, and other multisport races. The IRONMAN Group is the largest operator of mass participation sports in the world and provides more than a million participants annually the benefits of endurance sports through the company’s vast offerings. Since the inception of the iconic IRONMAN® brand and its first event in 1978, athletes have proven that ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE® by crossing finish lines around the world. Beginning as a single race, The IRONMAN Group has grown to become a global sensation with hundreds of events across 55+ countries. The IRONMAN Group is owned by Advance, a private, family-owned business. For more information, visit

About Advance

Advance is a private, family-held business that owns and invests in companies across media, entertainment, technology, communications, education and other promising growth sectors. Our mission is to build the value of our companies over the long-term by fostering growth and innovation. Advance’s portfolio includes Condé Nast, Advance Local, Stage Entertainment, The IRONMAN Group, American City Business Journals, Leaders Group, Turnitin, 1010data and Pop. Together these operating companies employ more than 17,000 people in 29 countries. Advance is also among the largest shareholders in Charter Communications, Discovery and Reddit. For more information visit



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