ASICS City Relay 2015
By Alexius Chua
April 6, 2015
Photo sourced from cityrelay.com.sg
Want to tackle a full marathon but find completing 42.195km on your own a little too grueling? Then, the ASICS City Relay could be just right for you!
Get your buddies and join us for Singapore’s first ever night marathon relay-only event on 1st August 2015 at the new National Stadium, in a thrilling night race through the city at the ASICS City Relay!
Running personalities striking a relay pose during the Press Conference at Singapore Sports Hub
Organised by ASICS and Spectrum Worldwide, the inaugural ASICS City Relay is a brand new race concept which will see teams of four complete 42.195km in a relay format.
While long-distance relay is not a new sports concept – it was first conceived in Japan, where student communities compete in ‘Ekiden’ by passing a sash around instead of baton, ASICS City Relay is unique in that runners will race across the city at night. Enjoy live music, entertainment and F&B at the ‘race village’ and be mesmerised by the fireworks from the SG50 National Day rehearsal at the Padang.
Posing with the runners are Chris Robb (top left) CEO, Spectrum Worldwide and Yogesh Gandhi (top right) General Manager, Asics
Here’s the race format:
Each team member will run one lap of the course around the Sports Hub precinct (approximately a 10.5km circuit). All relay changeovers will take place within the new National Stadium. While their teammates are completing each individual leg, participants can prepare for their leg of the race or warm up within the designated athlete zone on the pitch. ‘Live’ results will be shown on the two giant LED screens within the stadium to keep everyone updated on the leading teams.
What are you waiting for? Form a team of four and register now at http://www.cityrelay.com.sg for the ASICS City Relay!
Check out ASICS’s ultra-cool ‘Race the Tube’ promotional video featuring an exhilarating 2 minutes 8 seconds relay race from Farrer Park MRT to Little India MRT to beat the train. Did they make it? Watch to find out!
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Need to build up your stamina for this race? Join us at the SAFRA Running Club and be ready to taste victory!