Have you guys been training hard for the upcoming Mizuno Ekiden? or you still thinking of signing up with your team of four, I have to say it will be challenging, it will be hot, it will be furious. Anyway it will be the last call for Mizuno Ekiden registration which ends this coming 10th June. I am not sure if my coupon has been used up but you can still try to register with it.
In Japanese terms, Ekiden refers to a relay-styled long distance running. Runners get to register in teams of four across three different categories, If you guys can’t run the 42km, you can always opt for the 21k, or the Corporate category (21.1km).
The event strives to instill and portray remarkable Japanese values such as individual perseverance, teamwork and the ability to showcase a high level of performance in intense and challenging situations.
Osaka marathon is the 2nd largest marathon event after Tokyo marathon and it is also one of the fastest sold out event in Japan, they have a limit of 32k runners and I was fortunate enough to have ran the course last year. Sorry for not posting a review on it as I was caught up enjoying myself before and after the event.
So if you have heard of all the fun times and beautiful (hot and cold) run course, I practically love this course over Tokyo because it feels like more of a party, just imagine running at KM41 – 42 there is a big feast featuring all of Osaka’s snacks, a while line of food for you to eat, sadly I didn’t stop for any food nor was I chasing for any PB because of the haze which dampen my training.
If you love to participate and register yourself for the upcoming Osaka Marathon, the event is happening on 30th October 2016 (Sunday) and registration opens on April 8th 2016
I recall the entry fee being cheaper but hey that’s the price to pay for inflation.
For more information please head over to their website at https://www.osaka-marathon.com/index_en.html
On Sunday, November 6, 2016, some 50,000 people from all over the planet will come together to run the TCS New York City Marathon. If you’d like to take part in this world‐class, life‐changing event, you’re in luck: There are still five ways you might secure a spot.
First, you can enter our 2016 TCS New York City Marathon sweepstakes. This is your chance to win one of 100 guaranteed, non‐complimentary spots in next year’s race. The deadline to enter is Friday, December 18, and winners will be informed on or before January 13. Why not take a shot?
You can also enter the general drawing. The application opens on January 21 and runs through 11:59 p.m. EST on February 21, 2016. All applicants must be 18 years of age or older on November 6, 2016. Runners will be selected via three drawings—information on those is available here.
3) Team for Kids and Charity Partners
Don’t want to chance it with the drawing? Gain guaranteed entry right this second by registering to run with NYRR Team for Kids. In addition to locking down your spot, you’ll commit to raising funds for NYRR’s youth programs, which get more than 200,000 kids moving toward healthier, happier lives each year. Sign up now! You can also run for one of our many Official Charity Partners, which will be announced this spring.
4) Time Qualifiers
Another way to get in: run a qualifying time in a marathon or half‐marathon. The qualifying window is January 1 to December 31, 2015. All runners who meet the time standards in the 2015 TCS New York City Marathon or in an NYRR half‐marathon are eligible for guaranteed entry. The remaining spots will be filled on a first‐come, first‐served basis until the cap, which is to be determined, has been reached. More info is available here.
5) International Travel Partners
This last one’s for non‐U.S. residents: Depending on where you live, guaranteed entry—contingent on purchase of a “Marathon Package” (i.e. flight to/from the New York City area and/or hotel stay in NYC)—may be available through an International Travel Partner (ITP) in your country or territory. If you live somewhere that doesn’t have an ITP, you may purchase a Marathon Package from an ITP in another country. Visit our webpage to learn more about our participating travel partners.
After a successful debut last year, the inaugural PUMA Night Run is back to set the streets ablaze again with heart-pumping adrenaline this October 17. Refreshed with a new route that promises to challenge the usual stride, the run will be held along the scenic Marina Barrage.
Gabriel Yap, Head of Marketing at PUMA Southeast Asia says, “we received a lot of positive feedback about how surprisingly challenging last year’s running route was and we want to maintain that element of fun and thrill. We’re really pumped and I’m sure that participants will enjoy the exciting experience we have in store this year!”
Bringing the 10km race to the cityscape, runners can look forward to take on a track filled with surprising and enjoyable elements where up to SGD 10, 000 worth of prizes to be won for the fastest 3 male and female finishers. In addition, all participants will be entitled to a lucky draw where winners will stand to receive attractive prizes.
Registration for the inaugural PUMA Night Run Singapore is now open and interested runners can sign up via http://puma-nightrun.com.sg/. Registration is limited to 6000 runners and closes on 20th September 2015.
Singapore’s largest triathlon is back and it will be held on 25 & 26 July 2015 (Saturday and Sunday), it will be an action-packed weekend of triathlon activities and entertainment with races for all ages and level, in teams or individually.
The Singapore International Triathlon will be held at the picturesque and shaded East Coast Park, Who will be crowned this year’s Singapore International Triathlon Champions?
- Exciting new categories including the SuperSprint Relay and kids Scoot-athlon
- Every participant will receive a limited edition t-shirt and goodie bag stuffed full of sponsors gifts
A 20% Early Bird Registration will be given and the date for registration will be as below.
Early Bird period – until 19 March 2015.
Normal period – from 20 March 2015 until 7 July 2015.
Extended period – from 8 July 2015 until close.
Race Dates are as follow
Saturday 25 July
Standard + Standard Relay
1500m Swim + 36km Bike + 10km Run
750m Swim + 18km Bike + 5km Run
Sprint + Sprint Relay
750m Swim + 18km Bike + 5km Run
Sunday 26 July
Mini + Youth
200m Swim + 12km Bike + 1.5km Run
100m Swim + 6km Bike + 850m Run
3 x 300m Swim + 7.5km Bike + 1.8km Run
700m Scoot + 150m Run
Hong Kong ASTC Triathlon Cup will be held on the 25th and 26th October 2014
Held on the iconic grounds of Lantau Island on 25 and 26 October, the 2014 Hong Kong ASTC Triathlon Asian Cup is a premier event where recreational triathletes can rub shoulders with age-groupers and professionals.
2014 will see athletes slugging it out to take the Asian Championship crown ensuring this signature triathlon will be a not-to-be missed event.
The swim course is a 1 loop affair of 750m swam anti-clockwise. Athletes will start in the water in front of the floating pontoon and navigate the triangular-shaped course. Water temperature is expected to be between 24-28 degree Celsius and thus wetsuits will not be allowed on the course. The water at Discovery Bay is usually quiet to mildly choppy and swimmers can expect minimum swell on race day.
Swimmers of the Olympic distance will perform two continuous loops before exiting, while swimmers of the sprint distance will exit the water upon completion of one loop only.
The bike course is mostly flat, to the exception of a section going over a bridge where athletes can expect a short progressive climb followed by a mirroring downhill. The course is entirely cut to traffic and bikes will be the only vehicles moving on the roads, alongside race officials and emergency vehicles. The only technicality of the course will be the U-turn points, which are located at far end of the out & back and at the looping point (for Olympic distance athletes only).
The Olympic distance athletes have 3 laps to complete, between Sunny Bay Road and Cheung Tung Road, before heading back to transition area.
The sprint distance athletes have only 1 such loop to complete prior to heading back to transition, making it a simple out & back.
The run course is flat and fast on wide and scenic roads. The first part of the course will take the athletes on the promenade on the sea front. Then they will head back towards transition and along the canal, crossing Magic Road up the finish area located below Fantasy Road.
Athletes of the Olympic distance will have 3 repetitions of the seaside promenade to run prior to heading to the finish.
Whilst athletes of the Sprint distance will have to run a single out & back on the promenade and then head straight to the finish.
Race Distances & Courses
The 2014 Hong Kong ASTC Triathlon Asian Cup is a signature triathlon event owned by the TriHK (TriHK), organised by leading multi-sport event organiser MetaSport and sub-vented by Home Affairs Bureau (Arts & Sports Development Fund). The race is to be held on 25-26 October 2014 (Sat & Sun), Lantau Island.
|Olympic||Swim 1.5km||Bike 40km||Run 10km||Course Map (TBC)|
|Sprint||Swim 750m||Bike 18km||Run 5km||Course Map (TBC)|
|Youth||Swim 375m||Bike 10km||Run 2.8km||Course Map (TBC)|
|Discovery||Swim 375m||Bike 10km||Run 2.8km||Course Map (TBC)|
|Kids||Swim 195m||Bike 5km||Run 2.1km||Course Map (TBC)|
To Registration link
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The North Face 100® wants you to run further than you ever have in 2014!
Promoting the genuine spirit of exploration since its kick-start in 2008, The North Face 100® has become the most well-received and anticipated distance trail running series in the region. Whether you are an aspiring trail running beginner or a seasoned racer looking for new challenges, unparalleled experience is offered in each competition of this region’s largest trail running series.
Break all boundaries and Never Stop Exploring™.
To register your interest please click on —-> Register Me <—-
For more information about races in the region, please go to The North Face 100
Date: Fri 10th – Sat 11th October 2014
(100km flag-off will be on Fri 10th Oct and 50km/25km/13km flag-offs on Sat 11th Oct)
|Race Category||Early Bird Rate
Now – 30 June 2014
1 July – 7 Sept 2014
|100km – Open category Men & Women)||$290||$320|
|50km – Open category (Men & Women)||$90||$110|
|25km – Open category (Men & Women)||$70||$90|
|13km – Open category (Men & Women)||$55||$70|
|Race Categories||Flag Off Time*||Cut Off Time|
|100km||Friday – PM||18 Hours|
|50km||Saturday – AM||9 Hours|
|25km||Saturday – AM||4.5 Hours|
|13km||Saturday – AM||2.5 Hours|
Do take note that Finisher medals will only be given to those who complete within the cut off time.