Pinay Elite Runner Mary Grace Delos Santos is still AKOTR Queen of the Road for 2013

PRESS RELEASE:

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Filipina defends her title in the adidas King of the Road Finals
Grand finale of the adidas King of the Road 2013 held in Malaysia last October 20, 2013

Petaling Jaya, 20th October 2013 – Filipina runner Mary Grace Delos Santos was recently crowned Queen of the Road in the final leg of the adidas King of the Road (KOTR) South East Asia, clocking in 1 hour and 3 minutes for the 16.8km distance.

Passion and determination filled the air when 11,000 runners came together in Malaysia to participate in the last leg of this year’s adidas King of the Road. Held along the New Pantai Expressway Highway, the run marks the 15th edition which was officially flagged off by Y. Bhg. Dato’ Mohd Shafiq B. Abdullah of the Ministry of Works.

The run, which has a unique elevated route across three key districts – Subang Jaya, Petaling Jaya and Kuala Lumpur, also played host as the final leg of the prestigious running event

The top two reigning champions from the Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia came together to compete for this year’s Regional adidas KOTR run, with the crown going to Sgt Boonthung Srisung of Thailand who completed the 16.8K SEA men’s category run in 52 minutes and 35 seconds and Delos Santos of the Philippines for the women’s category.

Delos Santos earned her ticket to the finals by being the defending champion of last year’s adidas KOTR Southeast Asia in Singapore. Fellow Filipinos Eduardo Buenavista and Mary Joy Tabal also joined her in the 16.8K run by being the first place finishers in their respective categories in the Philippine leg of the KOTR this year. Tabal finished strong, only a minute behind Delos Santos.

The theme for this year’s race is ‘Boost your run’, inspired by the latest adidas BOOST™ foam innovation which has revolutionized the running world with its debut in the market earlier this year. The new adidas BOOST™ range features groundbreaking cushioning technology, which provides the highest energy return in the running industry.

adidas has a long standing history in running and athletics dating back to 1928 when its founder, Adi Dassler, supplied Una Radke with a handmade pair of spikes to wear during the Olympic Games in Amsterdam. Many more heroes of athletics have followed including Jesse Owens, Emil Ziltopek, Al Oerter, Bob Beamon, Daley Thompson, Grete Waitz, Heike Henkel and Haile Gebrselassie.

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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

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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:
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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! 😉