Rock 'n Roll series unfolds day of fun, running, music in Manila

Jun 19, 2022
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With the Manila City Hall as backdrop, runners soak in the moment of night racing along Padre Burgos St., highlighting the inaugural ASICS Rock ‘n’ Roll Running Series Manila, which lined up the race routes with live bands, cheer teams and themed water st

HUNDREDS of runners, including those in costume, answered the starting gun at the break of dawn marking the start of the inaugural ASICS Rock ‘n’ Roll Running Series Manila at Rizal Park.

The 10-kilometer run kicked off a day of running and music around the streets and landmarks of Manila that ends around midnight with the 21k and 42k races.

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Incoming Mayor Honey Lacuna, the capital city’s first female chief executive, welcomed the more than 5,000 runners in the novel event held on the 161st birth anniversary of Dr. Jose Rizal and in conjunction with the city’s 450th founding celebrations.

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The start and finish was at Km. 0 at the Rizal Park with the race to highlight the city’s heritage sights and landmarks, including the KM 0, Intramuros, National Museum, Manila City Hall, Kartilya ng Katipunan, Mehan Garden, Jones bridge and Chinatown.

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With the Manila City Hall as backdrop, runners soak in the moment of night racing along Padre Burgos St., highlighting the inaugural ASICS Rock ‘n’ Roll Running Series Manila, which lined up the race routes with live bands, cheer teams and themed water st
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