The Philippine edition of Men’s Health, the largest men’s lifestyle magazine, will hold its annual Men’s Health Urbanathlon & Festival event on Sunday, October 14 at SM Mall of Asia from 5:00am – 10:00am. Celebrity host, Rovilson Fernandez, will be at the helm of the event.
On its 6th staging, the country’s original obstacle laden race is expected to be significantly tougher, bigger and more intense this time around. Designed to test the urbanathlete’s fitness level, the event now has a 21km distance aside from the usual 5km and 10km categories.
The city-based, multi-disciplinary race requires more than just perfect running form as this also tests the racer’s endurance to withstand a mix of 7 uniquely engineered obstacles that all increases in difficulty in each race categories. Such obstacles involve Monkey & Parallel bars, Steeple chase & modified tires, Container vans, Wall climb, Vertical climb, Scaffolding maze and Military hurdles.
Registration for the Men’s Health Urbanathlon begins on August 22 and ends October 8, 2012. The registration fee for the race is P750.00 for the 5km and 10km distances and P850.00 for the 21km distance. Registration centers are located at 360° Fitness Club Makati & Ortigas, Gold’s Gym Alabang & Katipunan and at ROX, BGC. At the event, each participant will be given a complete racing kit including their urbanathlon singlet, race bib, drink stub from Gatorade, food stub from Century Tuna. Race finishers will get Finishers medal with Men’s Health lanyard, Finishers certificate, Urbanathlete shirt and Urbanathlon drawstring bag.
This year’s Men’s Health Urbanathlon & Festival 2012 is made possible by Century Tuna and Gatorade. Special thanks to major sponsors, Bo’ athletics; Cataflam; Emperador Light; Havaianas; Suunto; Minor sponsors, Banana Boat and Schick and media partners, 99.5 RT and Magic 89.9.
For more information about the upcoming Men’s Health Urbanathlon & Festival 2012, grab a copy of the July issue of Men’s Health with actor Gerald Anderson on the cover. Men’s Health is available in newsstands, bookstores and supermarkets nationwide. For more of Men’s Health online become a fan on Facebook via Facebook.com/menshealthphilippines and follow them on Twitter via Twitter.com/menshealthph.
What: Men's Health Philippines' Urbanathlon and Festival 2012
When: 14 October 2012 Sunday, 5:00 AM
Where: SM Mall of Asia, Pasay City
Distance and Registration Fees:
- 5K - Php 750.00
- 10K - Php 750.00
- 21K - Php 850.00
*Participants must be 18-years old and above. Interested racers below 18 years are required to have their Parent's permission before they will be allowed to participate.
- 360 Fitness Club Makati & Ortigas
- Gold's Gym Alabang & Katipunan
- R.O.X. at BGC
Downloadable registration form
- Finisher's medal
- Urbanathlete Finisher's shirt
- Men's Health drawstring bag
Singlet and Race bib Design:
This years' 7 obstacles will be proven tough for the participants as each missed obstacle will give you a 10-minute penalty, that's a total of 1-hr and 10-mins penalty time should you refuse to go through all of these obstacles.
|2 to 3 wall climbs of varying heights will push everyone to the limit|
|If everyone enjoyed the monkey bars last year, Men's Health added a twist|
by packaging it with parallel bars after.
|As if the steeple chase from last year weren't enough, this year,|
it has been combined with modified tires
|Get up and over the 20-ft x 12-ft (LxH)container with the help of platform|
in front for your ascent and another for your descent
|Run up and down the 4-floors of the South parking of SM Mall of Asia|
|Dodge, duck, slide, crawl, climb, and maneuver your way out of the metal scaffolding bars|
|Hoist yourself over 5 sets of horizontal beams that are 3.5 ft. high.|
Gah! What are we still doing sitting in-front of the computer? Time to train... really hard!