Ready for the adidas King of the Road 2013? (Updated with ROUTE Maps)

Here is an adidas KOTR Official Press Release with some tips to prepare you for the 10k and 16.8k race distances. 🙂 Read on!

KOTR Save the date

Step up your game and pick up the pace
Run 10k and 16.8k distances with adidas King of the Road 2013

Running is one of the oldest forms of exercise. You don’t need any fancy equipment or to apply for membership. You can take any comfortable pair of running shoes and just hit the road. Still, some preparations must be made if you’re joining a race with distances of 10K and 16.8K, which are featured in this year’s adidas King of the Road 2013.

“To provide a more complete race experience, adidas will be focusing on the 10K and 16.8K distances. This change is a response to the running community in the Philippines, which has grown in both number and performance through the years,” states Jason Gervasio, Brand Communications and Sports Marketing Manager of adidas Philippines.

The decision to run a longer distance than what you’re normally used to could be something that happens over night, but the drive and the passion to succeed is one that happens over a long period of attempts and possibly even failures. It’s true, one of the biggest challenges some runners face is increasing their distance. So how does one step up their game from running 5K to 10K or even 10K to 16.8K? Here are some simple ways to ease into running longer distances:

Pre-Run Regimen
Conditioning your body is vital when preparing for a race. A good warm up can be what separates you from having a good run or a great run. Stretching before and after running helps loosen up muscles to prevent strain and injury.

Train your mind
Running may be mostly physical, but it is also somewhat a mental challenge. Half the battle is understanding your obstacles, not just to help you cross the finish line, but to complete the race with a smile on your face. Discipline your mind, and your body is sure to follow.

Take a break
When you’re training, whether it’s for a marathon, 10K, 5K, or even your first 3K, taking breaks is crucial. Your muscles need time to build and repair themselves. Rest is critical for your body to recover to its full potential.

Hydrate! Hydrate! Hydrate!
It’s no secret that you’ll be sweating all throughout your run. Although some runners opt for sports drinks and gels, water is enough to keep you from dehydrating for shorter distances.

Strong and Steady
It’s not enough to be consistent. You have to be efficient as well. Start running at a comfortable pace, or as some like to call it, a conversational pace. Run constant short distances 3 or 4 times a week, and the actual distance you’re preparing for at least once. Don’t push yourself too hard, but instead slowly increase your speed or distance.

“There is not one exact surefire way to train for a race, whether it’s your first, your fifth or even your hundredth. It’s a different experience for every person, and we at adidas, just try to provide opportunities for people to come together and run”, says Adrien Semblat, Brand Activation Manager of adidas Philippines.

Step up your game and pick up the pace with adidas King of the Road 2013 happening on July 7, 2013. For more news and updates on adidas King of the Road 2013, visit adidaskingoftheroad.com/ph and http://www.facebook.com/adidas, or follow the conversation with #KOTRPH2013

Supporting this year’s race are sponsors Summit Water, 100 Plus, Sennheiser, EO Optical, adidas Bodycare, L Timestudio, and Century Tuna.

ACTIVITY AREA MAP

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ROUTE MAPS:

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ADIDAS King of the Road 2013 Singlet, Loot Bag and Medal

Hello All! Adidas has officially released the samples of the singlet, drawstring bag and finisher’s medal that participants will be entitled when they register and finish either the 10km or 16.8km race category of the upcoming Adidas King of the Road – Philippines leg. 

Sharing with you the photos:

Mens 1

Men’s Singlet

Mens 2

Men’s Singlet

Mens 3

Men’s Singlet

Womens 1

Women’s SInglet

Womens 2

Women’s Singlet

Womens 3

Women’s Singlet

Drawstring bag

Drawstring Bag

medal front

Medal – Front

medal back

Medal – Back

Registration is still on-going. For more race details, click HERE.

adidas King Of The Road 2013: all in for your alma mater

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PRESS RELEASE:

adidas King Of The Road 2013: all in for your alma mater

2013 is the year of running for adidas.

Last February, adidas launched Energy Boost, a groundbreaking innovation in running footwear technology featuring superior cushioning that allows runners to store and unleash energy more efficiently with every stride.

To continue their efforts for all things running, adidas is back with its annual King of The Road (KOTR), one of the most anticipated races across Southeast Asia. This year, adidas is pushing the limits for KOTR to be even bigger than before as it opens a new category exclusively for students 25 years old and under.

The 10K Relay for Students is set specifically 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 adidas KOTR 2013 will be held on July 7, 2013 at Bonifacio Global City. Apart from the School Championship category, the race will include distances of 10K for the general public and 16.8K 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 hailed as the Philippines’ King and Queen of the Road and will represent the Philippines in the KOTR Southeast Asia Championship in Malaysia.

How to Join KOTR 2013

There are two ways to sign up for this year’s adidas King of the Road Philippines:

  1. Visit http://adidaskingoftheroad.com/ph and register online by filling up all the required fields (not available for 10KM Relay for Students). Online registration is open from May 2 to June 23, 2013.
  1. Visit any of the seven (7) adidas KOTR 2013 registration sites in the following stores —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. Onsite registration is open from May 2 to June 30, 2013.

Race fees are as follows: P1,300 for the 16.8K race; P1,100 for for the 10K regular race; and P800 for for the 10K students’ race. Runners signing up for the 10K students’ race will have to present vaild student IDs (must be valid until July 7, 2013) at the registration sites.

There is also a discount for runners that sign up in large groups. Participants who register with their friends and family at the same time at the registration site get the following discounts:

  • Group of 10 runners = Php100 off each
  • Group of 15 runners = Php150 off each
  • Group of 20 runners = Php200 off each

Supporting this year’s race are the sponsors Summit Water, 100 Plus, Sennheiser, EO Optical, adidas Bodycare, L Timestudio, and Century Tuna.

For more news, updates, and promos on adidas KOTR 2013, visit www.facebook.com/adidas or follow the conversation with #kotrph2013. 

adidas KING OF THE ROAD 2013 PHILIPPINES – July 7, 2013

The details most of us have been waiting for. 🙂

KOTR Save the date

adidas KING OF THE ROAD 2013 (PHILIPPINES)
JULY 7, 2013
BONIFACIO GLOBAL CITY, TAGUIG
16.8km Open & Closed/10km Regular/10km Relay for Students
http://adidaskingoftheroad.com/ph

RACE DISTANCES AND CATEGORIES:

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RACE FEES:

race fees

GROUP DISCOUNTS ON RACE FEES:
Participants who register with their friends and family at the same time at the registration site get the following discounts:

  • Group of 10-14 = Php100 off each
  • Group of 15-19 = Php150 off each
  • Group of 20+ = Php200 off each

REGISTRATION PERIOD:

  • Online Registration: open from May 2, 2013 to June 23, 2013; CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ONLINE
  • Onsite/Offline Registration: open from May 2, 2013 to June 30, 2013

*NOTE: Online registration is not available for the 10K Relay for Students. Students will have to bring a valid student’s ID to offline registration sites to sign up.

ONSITE REGISTRATION VENUES:

  • adidas Trinoma
  • adidas Megamall
  • adidas Powerplant
  • adidas Greenbelt 3
  • adidas Two Parkade/BGC
  • Runnr Bonifacio High Street
  • adidas Mall of Asia

*For students joining the 10K Relay, please take note of the following important information:

  • Each Relay Pair must be made up of one male and one female runner.
  • Runners may be from different schools.
  • Registration can only be done in the offline registration booths.
  • Runners must each bring valid school IDs to the registration booths as proof.
  • Runners must be 25 years old or below to sign up in this category.

RACE ENTRY PACK INCLUSIONS:

  • race bib number
  • running singlet
  • timing device
  • goodies from sponsors.

RUNNING SINGLET AND SIZING CHART:

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FINISHER’S MEDALS:
ALL participants who finish the run will be awarded a Finisher Medal at the finishing line.

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Material: Alloy
Dimension: 8cm x 8.1cm
at the back of the Medal: Event Country Name and Year

PRIZES:

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PRESS RELEASE:

All In for the Biggest Race Across Southeast Asia
adidas Philippines Opens Registration for the Annual adidas King of the Road 2013

Runners, it’s time for you to gear up because adidas is now opening the registration for this year’s adidas King of the Road (KOTR), happening this July 7 at the Bonifacio Global City, Taguig.

The 2013 edition of the adidas KOTR will allow runners to choose between the 16.8K and 10k race categories. The 16.8K-distance will have two sub-categories—Closed, which will be exclusive for Filipinos, and Open category for all nationalities. Male and female runners who will top the race from the Closed category will be crowned as the Philippines’ King and Queen of the Road and will represent the country in the adidas KOTR Southeast Asia Championship in Malaysia later this year.

On the other hand, the 10K-distance will have an added feature this year, the Student’s Relay category. The Students’ Relay category, created to encourage the youth to lead a healthy lifestyle, will be open exclusively to college and university students 25 years old and below. One male and one female student need to partner up and form a relay team, with each running a 5km leg. The winning pair will win cash prizes individually as well as for their respective schools.

The regular 10K race will still be held, which is open to all runners interested to join this distance. Prizes also await runners who will top the said categories.

“The brand’s battle cry is All In, as adidas continues to support and encourage people to be the best they can be in whatever interests they have —be it sports, fashion, or music” says Jason Gervasio, adidas Brand Communications and Sports Marketing Manager. “In the case of KOTR, adidas is showcasing its commitment to sports by bringing together and empowering runners from all over the Philippines and Southeast Asia, giving them a chance to engage in their passion for running.”

Southeast Asia Roads Lead to Malaysia

adidas is not only encouraging runners to compete within their countries. As part of its drive to provide the best experiences for its consumers, KOTR will once again be held in different legs across the SEA countries.

To date, the first adidas KOTR SEA Regional Championship held in October 2011 culminated in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig, involving participants from Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand. The success of this multi-country race inspired the brand to make the event a regional annual tradition. Hence, the KOTR SEA Championship Year 2 was organized and held at the Gardens by the Bay in Singapore in 2012.

This year, participants of the KOTR SEA Championship will get a chance to run through the streets of Malaysia. The final race will be held in October, where winners from Indonesia, Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand will be joined by the KOTR SEA Championship Closed Category participants from the host country itself. Only one winner each from the Male and Female divisions will be crowned as the adidas Southeast Asia King and Queen of the Road.

How to Join KOTR 2013

There are two ways to sign up for this year’s adidas King of the Road Philippines:

Visit http://adidaskingoftheroad.com/ph and register online by filling up all the required fields (not available for 10KM Relay for Students). Online registration is open from May 2 to June 23, 2013.

Visit any of the seven (7) adidas KOTR 2013 registration sites in the following stores —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. Onsite registration is open from May 2 to June 30, 2013.

Race fees are as follows: P1,300 for the 16.8K race; P1,100 for for the 10K regular race; and P800 for for the 10K students’ race. Runners signing up for the 10K students’ race will have to present vaild student IDs (must be valid until July 7, 2013) at the registration sites.

There is also a discount for runners that sign up in large groups. Participants who register with their friends and family at the same time at the registration site get the following discounts:
Group of 10-14 = Php100 off each
Group of 15-19 = Php150 off each
Group of 20+ = Php200 off each

Supporting this year’s race are the sponsors Summit Water and 100 Plus.
For more news, updates, and promos on adidas KOTR 2013, visit http://www.facebook.com/adidas or follow the conversation with #kotrph2013.

adidas King of the Road 2013 SINGLET & FINISHER’S MEDAL DESIGN

Be “ALL IN” for the Philippines and get ready for the Adidas’ King of the Road 2013!

KOTR Save the date

2013 adidas KING OF THE ROAD
July 7, 2013
Bonifacio Global City
10km/16.8km
http://adidaskingoftheroad.com/ph/

I was unofficially told that registration starts May 2, Thursday! But that is not confirmed. 😉

SINGLET DESIGN:
singlet (1)

FINISHER’S MEDAL DESIGN:

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More details available soon! 😉

COMING SOON: adidas King of the Road Philippines Leg – July 7, 2013

The Philippine running community can now prepare to race and be “ALL IN” as the Philippine leg becomes the debut race to open the 2013 adidas King of the Road!

KOTR Save the date

2013 adidas KING OF THE ROAD
July 7, 2013
Bonifacio Global City
10km/16.8km
http://adidaskingoftheroad.com/ph/

And since there is no official announcement and approval yet, let me just share with you snippets of teaser images for the singlet and finisher’s medal (my image editing skills suck, but sorry guys i need to do this for now)

SINGLET COLORS (Unofficial)

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FINISHER’S MEDAL SHAPE (Unofficial)

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Check back as more details become available! 😉

The adidas King of the Road 2012 Press Release

sharing this with you as received via email 🙂

Music Psychology: What running playlist suits your running personality

So you’ve finally decided to sign up for the adidas King of the Road 2012 on September 30. Now all you have to do is train. Technology is an essential thing in the running sport. With the different gadgets in the market, there is one important item in the list that runners find useful in aiding them to run better, and that is none other than their trusted MP3 player.

A big part of training comes in the form of what can enable you to perform at your best – from proper nutrition such as the right energy drink to the running playlist that would accompany you throughout the course – it is important to know what can boost your energy and endurance.

Music, for some runners, helps in setting the pace during the run and at the same time, acts as a motivator especially during longer distances. Your choice of music is important and shows the type of runner you are.

Are you more of the fun runner or the competitive type? Did you sign up for the 5K, 10K or 16.8K for the adidas King of the Road? Whatever category you fall into, maybe it’s time you update that playlist you have. Here are some songs you may want to consider to be part of your playlist that suits the kind of runner you are.

Fun Runner

1. Call Me Maybe – Carly Rae Jepsen
Nothing says fun than the latest anthem for viral videos that got the whole internet buzzing. Locally, the current it girls of Philippine show business made their own version and made the song even more popular here. If their sexy and toned bodies are not motivation enough to stay true to your routine, what is?

2. One Thing – One Direction
This song may be for the younger generation but it shouldn’t only be limited to them. Aside from the upbeat sound of this song, who doesn’t appreciate the good-looking guys behind the song?

3. Good Feeling – Flo Rida
Well, the title says it all. If you’re the kind of runner who’s in it for fun, you may want to consider including this Flo Rida hit in your playlist. This will definitely leave you with a “good feeling” after your run.

4. Give Me All Your Luvin’ – Madonna feat. Nicki Minaj and MIA
No one knows fun like the Material Girl and Nicki Minaj. MIA adds that extra oomph to this song. This controversial song initially made noise when they performed it at the Super Bowl, so this has already made its mark in the world of sports.

5. Part of Me – Katy Perry
One of the faces of adidas, Katy Perry has been known to be the girl who knows how to have fun. Though this one is a break up song, it still has that lively beat for the fun runner in you.

The Chill Runner

1. Settle Down – No Doubt
Aren’t you glad that they’re back? Well, this song still has their signature feel good vibe suited for the chill runner.

2. Whistle – Flo Rida
This song makes you feel like you’re running on a beach or someplace calm. The start of the song is a bit soothing and is great to be one of the first songs you hear whenever you run.

3. Dance Again – Jennifer Lopez feat. Pitbull

Part of the good thing about being a chill runner is running in your own pace. This song is good for running as it is good for dancing but one thing for sure this song will make you stay on your feet.

4. We Found Love –  Rihanna
The music video may be quite unsettling but the song has such a nice rhythm it’s really nice to have in the background while you break a sweat and the message of the song is quite uplifting as well.

5. Glad You Came – The Wanted
This is another nice song to have in your playlist. It’s a good song not just for when you’re training for that running event you’ve signed up for but also excellent when you just want to have that leisurely jog around your neighborhood.

Competitive Runner

1. Dog Days Are Over – Florence + The Machine
This song may have a slow start but this will surely get your adrenaline pumping when it reaches that fast chorus line where it continuously reminds you to “run fast for your mother, run fast for your brother” and all the other members of your household. Who better to have as your motivation when you want to bag the gold?

2. Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You) – Kelly Clarkson
A song that will surely motivate you to keep on training and to keep your eye on the prize, after all what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger!

3. Moves Like Jagger – Maroon 5
This song has that beat that will certainly keep you energetic. When you have a goal this song will help you a lot because it’s really nice to have a song that encourage you to emulate the moves of extreme front man of The Rolling Stones.

4. All I Do Is Win – DJ Khaled feat. T-Pain, Snoop Dogg, Ludacris & Rick Ross
A collaboration of the well-known stars of this genre, it is another song that says it all in the title. This will fire you up and help you unleash the aggressive athlete in you.

5. Turn Up The Music – Chris Brown
It has a dynamic beat that makes it a fine song for the dancer in Chris Brown, which is also suitable for the competitor in you.

So whatever kind of runner you are, before you tread the road to Bonifacio Global City on September 30 for the adidas King of the Road, it is high time to replace that “Eye of the Tiger” in your playlist, after all we’re in the 21st century!

If you’re not yet signed-up in this year’s most awaited run, here’s how to join:

Visit any of the 6 KOTR registration sites from July 25 to September 23: adidas Megamall, adidas Rockwell, adidas SM Mall of Asia, adidas Trinoma, adidas Greenbelt 3 and Runnr Bonifacio High Street. Registration sites are open 7 days a week from 12NN to 8PM. 

Race fees are as follows: Php 1,050.00 for 5km and 10km; Php 1,300.00 for 16.8km.

For news and updates on KOTR, visit the adidas Philippines Facebook fanpage (facebook.com/adidasphilippines).