TOP local runners battle for the right to represent the country in a Southeast Asian competition, while students vie for national glory in a two-runner relay event in the adidas King of the Road on July 7 at Bonifacio Global City.
The 10-kilometer race for students 25 years old and under is set to encourage the youth to get into a healthy, active lifestyle and to give them a chance to represent their alma mater. Students need to team up in pairs — one male and one female — with each running 5K to complete the total 10K distance.
Winners don’t just get individual cash prizes, they will also win prizes for their schools.
“adidas has always been an advocate of health and wellness through sports. The King of the Road is a testament to that fact,” said Jason Gervasio, Brand Communications and Sports Marketing Manager of adidas Philippines.
“The new School Championship category aims not only to promote fitness, but also to inspire teamwork and pride as students are given the chance to be ambassadors of their respective campuses.”
The event also features the regular 10K race and the 16.8K race with Open and Closed categories. The Closed category is strictly for Filipinos while the Open category is for all nationalities.
The top male and female winners from the 16.8K Closed category will be named the Philippines’ King and Queen of the Road and will represent the country in the KOTR Southeast Asia Championship in Malaysia.
For details, visit adidaskingoftheroad.com/ph. Online registration is open up to June 23.
Race fees are as follows P1,300 for the 16.8K race, P1,100 for the 10K regular race, and P800 for the 10K students’ race. Runners signing up for the 10K students’ race will have to present IDs (must be valid until July 7, 2013) at the registration sites at adidas Greenbelt 3, adidas SM Mall of Asia, adidas SM Megamall, adidas Powerplant, adidas Trinoma, adidas Two Parkade (Bonifacio Global City), or Runnr at Bonifacio High Street.