'RUN. Jump. Crawl. Climb. Slide. Finish.'
The graphic on the finisher’s shirt for the 2013 edition of the Men’s Health Urbanathlon sums up what participants need to undergo to successfully conclude this one-of-a-kind race.
At least 2,400 participants are expected to test themselves in the country’s first obstacle-laden race on September 29 at the SM Mall of Asia Grounds.
The unique event sets itself apart from other races since it combines the rigors of a run with the tough nature of an obstacle course in an urban setting.
Set in the 5-, 10- and 21-kilometer categories, the race offers an even tougher course from the last edition with new obstacles deployed in different parts of the course.
The urbanathletes will have to contend with an eight-foot wall, a scaffolding maze, and monkey bars. They will also have to go over an eight-foot container van, climb a 12-feet high rope, and conquer a 50-foot net stretched over a bus on the way to the finish line.
Participants who are able to finish will be provided a category-specific finisher’s shirt from Bo’ Athletics; snacks from Century Tuna; hydration from Gatorade; medals and a certificate of completion. Urbanathlon 21k finishers caps will also be given to those who complete the 21K race.
Below are the assembly and gun start times:
21KM – assembly time 4:00 AM
Gun Start Wave 1 – 4:30 AM
Gun Start Wave 2- 4:40 AM
10KM – assembly time 4:50 AM
Gun Start Wave 1 – 5:00 AM
Gun Start Wave 2- 5:10 AM
Gun Start Wave 3- 5:20 AM
5KM – assembly time 5:30 AM
Gun Start Wave 1 – 5:40 AM
Gun Start Wave 2- 5:50 AM
Gun Start Wave 3- 6:00 AM