Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Press Release: ASICS Relay Back For 2nd Year

In October 2017, the ASICS Relay will return to Kuala Lumpur, demonstrating ASICS’s commitment to running as a sport and its salute to team spirit. This time, the participants will get to experience the scenic views of Putrajaya, touted as the Malaysian capital’s City in a Garden.
Teams of four will begin running from the ceremonial Seri Gemilang Bridge, leading to the Heritage Square where the Putrajaya Convention Centre is situated. They will then run around Datarn Gemilang and pass the iconic buildings of the Attorney General Chambers of Malaysia and the Tunki Mizan Zainal Abidin Mosque, which is commonly known as the Steel Mosque because of its unique stainless steel structure.

This year’s ASICS Relay will start in Jakarta, Indonesia (19 August), followed by Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (7 October); Singapore (4 November); and Bangkok, Thailand (2 December).

Three thousand teams across the four cities are expected to participate. The distinctive format of the ASICS Relay calls for a team of four to complete the full 42km or half 21km marathon. Each member has to run a quarter of the total distance. The format eschews the individual endurance required in a typical marathon, instead drawing on the motivational strength of teamwork and building camaraderie as each team completes the marathon in unity.

Spurring teams on will be cash prizes ranging from MYR1,500 to MYR5,450.

The overall fastest team in each of the Male, Female and Mixed categories to emerge at the end of the four-city ASICS Relay circuit will also win travel vouchers worth about MYR9,000.

ASICS recognizes the increasing popularity of running in Asia, and created the ASICS Relay to be a fun and bonding running experience for anyone interested in the sport, whether they are fitness explorers, adventure seekers, health enthusiasts or recreational participants.

“Introducing the ASICS Relay to more South-east Asian countries affirms our historical association with running. It is heartening to see participants from all walks of life, regulars and first-timers, complete the marathon. We look forward to welcoming this year’s runners,” said Kenji Oh, Asia Marketing Director of ASICS Asia Pte. Ltd. The ASICS Relay 2017 will take place at the following locations:

Jakarta: Alam Sutera Mall
Kuala Lumpur: Putrajaya
Singapore: Former Kallang Airport
Bangkok: To be announced

Early Bird registration is now open, and will end 10 August:

MYR280 for 21km Open Category
MYR320 for 42km Open Category

Normal registration starts from 11 August:

MYR320 for 21km Open Category
MYR360 for 42km Open Category

Promotions:

WIN A SLOT
Stand a chance to win a complimentary team slot to the ASICS Relay Kuala Lumpur 2017 when you spend MYR430 and above in a single receipt.

Applicable only at ASICS Mid Valley Mall, ASICS 1 Utama and ASICS Pavilion KL. Validity period from 20 July to 22 August.

BE AMONG THE FIRST 50 PARTICIPANTS TO RECEIVE A COMPLIMENTARY ASICS SHOEBAG
The first 50 registered runners to present their confirmation slip at ASICS Suria KLCC will each receive an ASICS shoebag. Validity period from 20 July to 7 October.

WIN AN ASICS SLING BAG
The first 100 teams to register for ASICS Relay Kuala Lumpur will each receive an ASICS Sling bag. Validity period from 29 September to 1 October (during race pack collection).

KEY FACTS
Date
7 October2017 (Saturday)
Time
Flag-off at 7:00PM
Venue
Open Field at Taman Diraja Negeri Sembilan Presint 4, 62000 Putrajaya, Malaysia
Expected Turnout
2,000 runners (500 teams)

WEBSITE & SOCIAL MEDIA
Website
www.asicsrelay.com
Facebook
@ASICSRelay
Instagram
@ASICSRelay
Official Hashtags
#ASICSRelay #ASICSRelayKualaLumpur

ABOUT THE RELAY
The uniqueness of a team relay shines heavily on the beauty of teamwork and allows runners to race and bond with their teammates. Teams of four can register in either all-Male, all-Female or the Mixed team categories, in two race distances –Full Marathon (42km) and Half Marathon (21km).

While the idea of running 21km or 42kmmay seem daunting to most aspiring runners, the relay concept, however offers the opportunity to bag their first marathon experience. Individual team members will need to complete 2 legs of 5.25km for Full Marathon, and 1 leg of 5.25km for Half Marathon to meet the total distance. The preceding member of the team will need to hand the relay token to next runner within the designated transition zone to delineate the changeover of runners.

Unveil the night and soak up the atmosphere at the race precinct with fun-filled activities, entertainment and snack on tasty light bites. Vie for the top spot and embrace the of finishing and collecting your medals together, unite your team for a truly memorable night.

On to the Kuala Lumpur leg of the ASICS Relay, runners will get to experience the scenic views of Putrajaya that is being developed as a City in a Garden. Runners will run on the Seri Gemilang Bridge, around Dataran Gemilang and pass iconic buildings like the Attorney General Chambers of Malaysia, Putrajaya International Convention Centre and Tunku Mizan Zainal Abidin Mosque.

To add to the fun and bonding running experienceat ASICS Relay,awards will be given to teams (Male, Female & Mixed) that clock the fastest timing in each full marathon and half marathon race categories. At theend of the ASICS Relay 2017 series, the fastest teams will win about MYR 9,000 (SGD 3,000)worth of travel voucherseach. Besides the exhilaration of winning the race, these champions will enjoy a well-deserved break with their teammates post-race! Stay tuned to www.asicsrelay.com to find out more.

CUT-OFF TIMING
Full Marathon
(Male/Female/Mixed):6 Hours (total time for 4 team members)
HalfMarathon (Male/Female/Mixed):6 Hours (total time for 4 team members)

There might be staggered cut-off times at selected sections of the roads for the safety of our runners. More details will be released closer to race day.Check out www.asicsrelay.com for more information.

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