Category Archives: Adidas King of the Road 2011

Adidas King of the Road 2011 Half Marathon Race Review

I had my first taste of running Adidas King of the Road (KOTR) race in 2005.  Until now I still have their fuschia colored singlet, not only one but two since I also participated their races in 2007 where Gawad Kalinga was the beneficiary of that event and during the KOTR Finals.  It was also in a KOTR where I was baptized to run my first half marathon. 
This year, I’ve had a chance of running the same category but with a little twist of excitement.  The great stuff I’ve noticed:
Very efficient system of depositing/claiming at the baggage area
Staff assisting the runners are courteous  
Label for each category, 5k, 16.8, and 21K, is clearly visible
The enclosure or corral at the baggage counter added safety and security
Nice and colorful singlet design
Different START and FINISH lines
Race started on time
Provision of bananas in one of the stations along Buendia route is an extra treat for runners
Overflowing cold water and Powerade energy drinks
Efficient traffic control
Provision of portalets in key areas
Efficient way of giving the loot bags
So many freebies from sponsors after the race
Overall, it was a GREAT race!



Saying “hi” to Bro J, who took this picture, as I was on my way to the finish line.
(Photo Courtesy of Team J Running)



Many thanks to Ms. Isa Sevilla of Green Bulb PR for facilitating my registration.  Once again, I take my hats off to Runrio Team and congratulations to Adidas Philippines for staging another great race this year!
For race results, please see adidaskingoftheroad.com.

Enjoy Freebies and Discounts at the KOTR Kick-off, 10-12 Oct. 2011

Ey, fellow runners, aside from collecting your much-awaited race packets at the KOTR Kick-Off on October 10-12 at the NBC Tent from 11AM-11PM, visit booths of partners of Adidas for a number of activities, freebies, and goods at amazing discounts valid only on those dates!
Multi-awarded triathlete and adidas Brand Ambassador Coach Jojo Macalintal is holding a running clinic at the KOTR Kick-Off on October 11, 11AM at the NBC Tent! Seats are limited, so come early!
Don’t miss US Certified Fitness Expert and Immuvit Brand Ambassador Coach Jim Saret’s MetaFit Lecture at the KOTR Kick-Off on October 11, 7PM at the NBC Tent! Seats are limited, so come early!

Start Living Well! Visit the GNC booth at the KOTR 2011 Kick-Off from October 10-12, 11AM-11PM at the NBC Tent! Simply sign up and get a free GNC Platinum Card! This card entitles you to an ANYTIME, ANY DAY 20% discount on all your purchases. Also, avail of as much as 70% off on select GNC products, only during the KOTR Kick-Off! 
All registered KOTR 2011 participants [will] get 30% off on Adidas Eyewear exclusively distributed by Executive Optical (EO)! Find your EO discount flyer inside your race totes. Also, stand a chance to win a new pair at the KOTR Kick-Off on October 10-12 at the NBC Tent. Make sure to stick around for the hourly raffle draws!
No more excuse not to hit the gym! Not one but three partner gyms  are giving away trial passes during the KOTR 2011 Kick-Off from October 10-12 at the NBC Tent. Make sure to check out their booths!
Timex watches are at 15% off at the KOTR Kick-Off on October 10-12 at the NBC Tent! Make sure to check out their booth. Like Timex on facebook, too: https://www.facebook.com/timexphilippines.
Love crosswords? Complete this crossword, print, and present at the Rogin-E booth at the KOTR Kick-Off on October 10-12, 11AM-11PM, to win a prize. Completed crossword also serves as your entry for a chance to win a branded watch!

Adidas King of the Road (KOTR) 2011 Race Pack Collection Advisory

Here’s the official advisory from Adidas.  Thanks to Isa Sevilla of Green Bulb PR for the heads up.
Adidas would like to remind you that the KOTR 2011 Kick-Off is this coming Monday to Wednesday, October 10-12 from 11AM to 11PM at the NBC Tent at the Fort Bonifacio Global City.
Come collect your race pack during this time. Do note that it is mandatory to collect your race pack in order to participate in the race. There are running clinics, talks for runners, selling and sampling booths, games, and raffle, so we encourage all participants to drop by. The KOTR 2011 Kick-off is open to the public so please feel free to bring family and friends.
Read on to ensure smooth race pack collection.
The adidas Race Pack consists of the ff:

KOTR 2011 Tote Bag

1. KOTR 2011 Tote Bag
2. KOTR 2011 Singlet
3. Race Bib
4. KOTR 2011 Timing Device
5. Freebies from Sponsors

Collecting race pack for yourself:

Find the lane for your category, fall in line, and present your KOTR confirmation letter and the valid ID that you used for the registration. No requirements or incomplete requirements, no race pack.

Collecting through a representative:

Should you be unable to collect your race pack personally, you may allow someone else to collect on your behalf. A representative should present an ID, authorization letter issued by you, attached with your (participant) KOTR confirmation letter, and a photocopy of the ID you used for registration. No requirements or incomplete requirements, no race pack. Representative should locate the lane for your category and queue accordingly.

Collecting bulk race packs:

For group race pack collection, please double check to have all your requirements intact. Please bring authorization letter, attached with the corresponding KOTR confirmation letter, and photocopy of each valid ID used for registration, strictly for each participant whose race pack is being collected for. Find the lane for bulk collection and queue accordingly. No requirements or incomplete requirements, no race pack.

Collecting for minors:

Minors (participants below 18 years old by 23 October), please present your confirmation email, and the valid ID that you used for registration. Please take note that a signed Parental Consent and Indemnity Agreement, and a photocopy of ID of the parent/guardian are required as well.

If you are outside Metro Manila:

All participants from the provinces and overseas who are unavailable for the Kick-Off may claim their race packs on the race day at the Bonifacio Global City on Sunday, October 23, 2011 from 3am-4am only. Please present your KOTR confirmation letter and valid ID used for registration. No requirements or incomplete requirements, no race pack.

If you registered through Free Run Promo:

Please expect delivery of your race pack on or before Oct 21. Come down to NBC Tent to participate in the side events at the Kick-Off, too.

Note: Adidas reserves the right to amend all of the above stated at its discretion. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/adidasPhilippines.

All About the Prepaid Reservation Forms for Adidas KOTR 2011

Beginning [on 22 August 2011], avail of the Adidas King of the Road (KOTR) Prepaid Reservation Form to pre-register for the Adidas KOTR slated on October 23 at the Bonifacio Global City, [Taguig City]. KOTR Prepaid Reservation Forms gives you the chance to reserve a slot by paying in cash at selected KOTR doors.
Visit registration booths in participating stores namely: Adidas in 1) Alabang Town Center 2) Gateway Mall 3) Glorietta 3 4) Greenbelt 3 5) Greenhills 6) Newport Mall 7) Powerplant Mall 8) Robinsons Place Ermita 9) SM Mall of Asia 10) SM North Edsa 11) Shangri-La 12) TriNoma, and 13) RUNNR Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City and 14) RUNNR TriNoma, Quezon City. Choose the category you want to join, ranging from 5K, 16.8K, and 21K. Pay the race fee in cash—P1,050 for both 5K and 21K, and P1,300 for 16.8K, then receive your KOTR Prepaid Reservation Form, which indicates your Reservation Code. Only cash payments are accepted. The Reservation Code is a unique code that corresponds to a race slot.
1. Immediately log on to www.adidaskingoftheroad.com to register.
2. Go to the Philippines tab and click on Registration.
3. Read and accept the Terms and Conditions then click VIP/Prepaid Registration.
4. Key in your Reservation Code found on your KOTR Prepaid Reservation Form and follow registration steps as instructed.
5. Receive your confirmation email after a successful registration.
The purchase of the KOTR Prepaid Reservation Form is on a first come, first served basis. The purchase alone does not register you for KOTR 2011. You still have to log on to the website and register as soon as possible as the purchase of the Prepaid Reservation Form guarantees only that your race slot is reserved, not your singlet size. The Prepaid Reservation Forms are limited per store. If a certain category has run out in one store, try visiting other Adidas stores. Should you wish to register and pay online via Visa/MasterCard credit/debit card, there is no need to visit the store, simply log on to www.adidaskingoftheroad.com to register, read and accept Terms and Conditions, then choose Individual Registration.
Please note that no computer stations are set up in the stores. Log on to the website to register from any computer with Internet connection. KOTR Prepaid Reservation Forms are available from August 22 to August 31, 2011, or while forms last. Registration ends August 31, 2011.
For news and updates on KOTR, visit www.adidaskingoftheroad.com and the Adidas Philippines facebook fanpage.  

Adidas King of the Road 2011 FAQs

Everything you need to know about the Adidas King of the Road 2011
What is the Adidas King of the Road (KOTR)?
KOTR Medal

Adidas King of the Road 2011 is a running championship held across five (5) countries—Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Philippines.

Each country is a qualifying leg towards the finals, which is held in the Philippines on 23 Oct. 2011. The winner and runner-up of each country’s 16.8km category win an all-expenses paid trip to the Philippines to compete with the best of the best in Southeast Asia.

When and where will the 2011 Adidas King of the Road Philippines be held?

The Adidas King of the Road Philippines will be held on 23 Oct. 2011, Sunday, at the Bonifacio Global City (BGC).

What are the race categories available and how much is the race entry fee?

The race is divided into the following categories:

• 5km Men’s Open – 1,050
• 5km Women’s Open – 1,050
• 16.8km Men’s Open/Closed – 1,300
• 16.8km Women’s Open/Closed – 1,300
• 21km Men’s Open
• 21km Women’s Open

Why is the international championship race distance at 16.8km?

With the championship race distance at 16.8km, you’ll be able to complete 2 marathons (84km) over five (5) countries with KOTR 2011.

What’s the theme for this year’s KOTR?

KOTR features a different theme each year, and this year’s theme is entitled ‘Colors’. This is represented through the variety of different colored Adidas singlets participants will don. The multi-color showcase is meant to demonstrate the vibrancy of the sports scene across Southeast Asia.

Just how big is the KOTR race?

An estimated total of 40,000 runners are expected to pound the pavement across Southeast Asia.

How do I register?

You may register in three different ways.

Regular registration

Register online at www.adidaskingoftheroad.com at your convenience

Only Visa and Mastercard credit card/debit cards are accepted

Receive an email confirmation once registration has been processed

Free Run promo

Be one of the first 100 participants per store to register and get a guaranteed slot (and guaranteed singlet size in the color of your choice) in KOTR 2011
Get 50% off your registration fee when you purchase Php5,000 worth of Adidas running products or register absolutely free when you purchase Adidas running products worth Php7,000

Those who avail of this promo will be getting their race kits sent to their preferred address via carrier

Promo period is from June 29-Aug. 31, 2011

Prepaid Registration

Beginning August 22, you may avail of the KOTR Prepaid Reservation Form giving you the chance to pre-register for the KOTR 2011.

The KOTR Prepaid Reservation Forms gives you the chance to reserve a slot by paying in cash at selected KOTR doors.

As you receive your KOTR Prepaid Reservation Form, you will receive your very own Reservation Code. The Reservation Code is a unique code that corresponds to a race slot. Only cash payments are accepted.

The purchase alone does not register you for KOTR 2011. You still have to log on to the website and register as soon as possible as the purchase of the Prepaid Reservation Form guarantees only that your race slot is reserved, not your singlet size.

The purchase of the KOTR Prepaid Reservation Form is on a first-come, first-served basis.

KOTR Prepaid Reservation Forms are available from August 22 to August 31, or while forms last. Registration ends Aug. 31, 2011.

Avail of the Free Run Promo and the Prepaid Registration at the ff participating stores namely: Adidas in 1) Alabang Town Center 2) Gateway Mall 3) Glorietta 3 4) Greenbelt 3 5) Greenhills 6) Newport Mall 7) Powerplant Mall 8) Robinsons Place Ermita 9) SM MOA 10) SM North Edsa 11) Shangri-La 12) TriNoma, and 13) RUNNR BGC and 14) RUNNR TriNoma.

When and where can I collect my Race Kit?

Registered participants are invited to gather at the KOTR 2011 Kick-Off Assembly from October 10-12, 11AM-11PM at the NBC Tent, BGC, where race kits containing singlet, timing device, and other race paraphernalia will be distributed and a variety of activities awaits everyone. It is necessary to bring a copy of the confirmation e-mail from the organizer and a valid ID upon collecting the race kit.

Last-minute race kit collection may be done on race day, October 23 at the event grounds from 3AM-4AM only. To claim race kit, please present confirmation email and a valid government-issued ID. Those who have availed of the Free Run Promo get their race kits shipped to their mailing address for free. 
 

What is the time of the gun start?

*Assembly Time: 3:30am – all runners 7th Street (START Arch)

5:00 AM 21K

5: 30 AM 16.8K WAVE 1

5: 35 AM 16.8K WAVE 2

5: 50 AM 5K WAVE 1

5: 55 AM 5K WAVE 2

6:00 AM 5K WAVE 3 

What is the KOTR Ipico Card?
IPICO’s dual-frequency, shoe-mounted RFID tags are easy to use, quick to collect and Adidas’ top choice for the KOTR 2011.

The Ipico system works using a shoe-mounted plastic tag that is approximately half the size and similar thickness to a credit card. The tag is tied into the shoelaces and each time it passes over one of the blue Ipico timing mats, the tag ID and exact time of passing are recorded in the Ipico elite reader box and transferred to KOTR’s timing software for processing.

It is important that the tag is flat and tied to the shoelaces correctly throughout the event.

This custom made KOTR Ipico Card is yours to keep and can be used for the following KOTR races for 2-3 more years. Leave the finish line area and keep this KOTR Ipico Card as your KOTR souvenir, a great piece of memorabilia to display along with your finishers medallion.

How about hydration and safety?

The KOTR will have water stations installed every 1.5km along the race path, ensuring every runner to hydrate as necessary. In total, there are 14 water stations, 14 Powerade stations, and strategically located at the 21K race route are 2 sponge stations, and 1 banana station.

On first aid, the KOTR is fully equipped with first aid teams to attend to runners needing assistance. There are a total of 15 ambulances, 15 medic stations, and 11 medics roving on bicycles. There will also be marshals–police men, traffic aids, and radio communicators manning various points at the race path.
For news and updates on KOTR, visit www.adidaskingoftheroad.com and the Adidas Philippines facebook fanpage.

Adidas King of the Road FAQs



When and where will the 2011 Adidas King of the Road (KOTR) Philippines be held?
The Adidas KOTR Philippines will be held on 23 October 2011, Sunday at the Bonifacio Global City.

How do I register?
Registration can be done online on www.adidaskingoftheroad.com. The registration will close on 31 August 2011 or upon reaching maximum number of slots. Registration is on a first-come first-served basis.

When is the starting and closing date for the regular registration?
Regular registration starts June 21 and will close on August 31, or while race slots last. Registration is on a first-come first-served basis.

What is the age limit for KOTR 2011 participants?
The minimum age to participate in this event will be 12 years old and the maximum age is 65 years old. 12-17 year-old participants need a parent’s or guardian’s consent to participate.

How do I register if I’m under the age of 18?
Participants below the age of 18 are required to seek parental/guardian consent as deemed necessary by the organizer upon online registration. Failing which, the organizer reserves the right to refuse entry to any participant.

Can I register offline/manually and pay cash?
For regular registration, all registrations are made online and payments are charged via credit card at www.adidaskingoftheroad.com. Only payment via credit card is accepted. We do not accept cash, check, debit card, and online transfer via Internet banking.

How much is the race entry fee?
The entry fees are as follows:
5km – 1,050PHP
16.8km– 1,300PHP
21k– 1,050PHP

How will I know if my entry has been accepted?
Registrants will receive a confirmation email upon successful registration. The system will automatically allocate a unique Registration Number as shown in their confirmation e-mail. Please note that Hivelocity Pte Ltd’ will be listed in your credit card bank statement for this transaction. It is necessary to bring a copy of the confirmation e-mail from the organizer and a valid ID upon collecting the race kit.

What are the possible reasons I did not receive my race confirmation details after registration and payment?
It could be due to any of the following reasons:
The transaction did not go through.
The e-mail address provided is invalid.
The e-mail server blocked the email.

What should I do if I do not receive my race confirmation slip after registration and payment?
Please contact us immediately at info@hivelocity.com.sg.

Do I get a refund if I choose not to participate after registration?
Registration fee is strictly non-refundable.

Can I make changes to my personal particulars after registration?
Yes. Registrants can make changes to their personal particulars by sending an email to service@hivelocity.com.sg. However changes to race category, date of birth, NRIC, gender and event running vest sizes are NOT considered as changes of personal particulars.

Can I change my race category after I have registered?
No. Race categories are non-transferable.

Why am I unable to select a given size of the running singlet?
The size that you have selected is out of stock. Please select your next preferred size.

Can I choose the color of my running singlet? Can I change the color of my running singlet?
No, issuance of running singlet is on a first-come-first-served basis. When a particular color is unavailable the next available color will be issued. No requests for exchange of running vests will be entertained.

When and where can I collect my race kit? Registered participants are invited to gather at the KOTR 2011 Kick-Off Assembly from October 10-12 at the NBC Tent, Bonifacio Global City, where race kits containing singlet, timing device, and other race paraphernalia will be distributed and a variety of activities await everyone. Those who have availed of the Free Run Promo get their race kits shipped to their mailing address for free. 


Do I get a medal upon finishing the race? ALL participants who complete the run will be awarded a Finisher’s Medal at the finishing line. Medals will not be given to non-participants or non-finishers of the race. A non-participant is a person who did not take part in the race on the date of the event and a non-finisher is a participant who retires from the race before finishing it. 

Are rollerbladers and cyclists allowed on the race route?
No. For the safety of the runners, any person rollerblading or cycling on the race route will be requested to exit the course immediately by the marshals.

Can I bring along my pets?
Pets are strictly not allowed on the race route.