Here is the official press statement:
Rexona Run 2012 challenges you to outrun yourself
Prepare to push yourself to the limits when Rexona Run 2012 unfolds on August 12 at the SM Mall of Asia grounds. Presented by Rexona Men, the much-anticipated event promises to raise the bar even higher. With a new category, more prizes and exciting features that will surely test the mettle of even the most seasoned runners.
Participants can choose from among three race categories: 5K, 21K Solo and for the first time ever, the 21K Relay. The new category is designed to inspire 5K and 10K runners to raise their level by taking part in the more challenging 21K race, where a team of 2 runners will run a relay for them to finish the 21K distance.
Apart from cash prizes and medals for the top finishers, commemorative key chains will also be awarded to finishers who manage to beat the recommended finishing time for a challenge. To qualify, 5K runners must cross the finish line 30 minutes after gun start at 6:20am, and all 21K participants need to finish within 2 hours at 7:00am.
To ensure that each participant keeps within their target finishing time, pacers shall be deployed for each race category.
Helping runners train and commit to a faster finishing time, Rexona Run 2012 has created the Rexona Run Outrun Yourself App, which can be downloaded for free via the Rexona Men Facebook page. The app will help runners set a target time for the category to be run courtesy of a running playlist and occasional voice over as their time check, which they can listen to while training. During the actual run, the app can also be used to help runners set their pace.
More than just promoting wellness through running, Rexona also strongly espouses the responsible running. For Rexona Run 2012, trash bins will be placed in strategic locations so runners can properly discard used water bottles, sponges and other trash. This gives runners a cleaner and more pleasant race route, now and in succeeding editions of Rexona Run.
“Each year, Rexona manages to raise the bar and this year will be no different. We not only made this year’s race fun, exciting and safe, but we’re also introducing new developments that will surely inspire running enthusiasts, both professional and recreational types, to strive to outrun themselves,” says Rexona brand manager Anne Remulla.
Prizes for the top three finishers in the 21K Solo include Php 7,000 for first, 5,500 second and 4,000 for third, while the podium finishers in the 21K Relay take home Php 5,000 for first, 4,000 for second and 3,000 for third for each member of the team. Top three finishers in the 5K category go home with Php 4,000, 3,000 and 2,000 for first, second and third placers, respectively
Registration is ongoing until July 29 at Riovana stores in Bonifacio Global City and Katipunan and Toby’s branches in Trinoma and SM Mall of Asia. Online registrations are also accepted at www.runrio.com from now until 12 midnight of July 22.
So this August, get ready to challenge and outrun yourself only at the Rexona Run 2012.
For more details, check out the Rexona Men Facebook page, visit www. runrio.com or call/text the race hotline at +63927-347-7700 (Globe), +63929-717-8164 (Smart) or +632-887-6194 .
Below are more details with regards to the upcoming race:
5k Race Bib
21k Race Bib
21k Relay All Male Race Bib
21k Relay Mixed Gender (Male/ Female)
21k Relay All Female
There will be finisher medals for 21km solo runners and for 21km relay runners. Design and shape is similar to each other except for the size (21km runners' medals will be 8cm in diameter as opposed to 21km relay runners' medals at 5cm) and thickness (4mm thickness for 21km solo runners vs 3.5mm thickness for 21km relay runners).
lanyard for finisher medal
FINISHER SHIRTS (FOR 21KM SOLO RUNNERS ONLY):
5k route map
21km route map. For the 21km relay, switching of runners will be done at Mall of Asia (I'm assuming where the starting/finish line is) and second runner will run to the other side of the complex. So both relay runners will do different sides of Mall of Asia while for the Solo Runner, they will do all of them.
There will also be Rexona Run key chains for 21km runners (solo or relay) who finish their race in under 2 hours and for 5km runners who finish their race in under 30 minutes. Time is based on gun time so for runners targeting these additional items, DON'T BE LATE!!
Registration is now open at Riovana stores in Katipunan, Q.C. and in BGC and in Toby's branches in Mall of Asia and in Trinoma.
Registration Fees are as follows:
5k - Php 700
21k Relay - Php 1,600 (or Php 800 per member)
21k Solo - Php 900
Gun Start at Mall of Asia are as follows:
5k - 5:50AM
21k Relay - 5:00AM
21k Solo - 4:40AM
See you guys here on August 12, 2012!!