Press Release: Men’s Health Urbanathlon & Festival, October 14

The toughest Men’s Health Urbanathlon yet happens in October

The Philippine edition of Men’s Health, the largest men’s lifestyle magazine, will hold its annual Men’s Health Urbanathlon & Festival event on Sunday, October 14 at SM Mall of Asia from 5 AM–10 AM. Celebrity host, Rovilson Fernandez, will be at the helm of the event.
On its sixth staging, the country’s original obstacle laden race is expected to be significantly tougher, bigger and more intense this time around. Designed to test the urbanathlete’s fitness level, the event now has a 21-kilometer distance aside from the usual 5K and 10K categories.
21K, 10K, and 5K Race Routes

The city-based, multi-disciplinary race requires more than just perfect running form as this also tests the racer’s endurance to withstand a mix of seven uniquely engineered obstacles that all increases in difficulty in each race categories. Such obstacles involve monkey and parallel bars, steeple chase and modified tires, container vans, wall climb, vertical climb, quantum leap, scaffolding maze and military hurdles.
Steeple chase combined it with modified tires.
Penalty: 10 minutes if you refuse to go thru this obstacle
Get up and over the container van with the help of platform in front of your ascent and another for your descent.  Penalty: 10 minutes if you refuse to go thru this obstacle

Around 2-3 walls to climb with different heights to further push everyone to the limit.  Penalty: 10 minutes if you refuse to go thru this obstacle

Run up and down the stairs of the South Parking of SM Mall of Asia.
Penalty: 10 minutes if you refuse to go thru this obstacle
Dodge, duck, slide, crawl, climb, and maneuver your way out of the metal bars or scaffolding mazePenalty: 10 minutes if you refuse to go thru this obstacle
Introducing this year, a new obstacle called the quantum leap, where you need to hoist yourself over 5 sets of horizontal beams that are 3.5ft high.  Penalty: 10 minutes if you refuse to go thru this obstacle

Monkey bars with an added twist by packaging it with parallel bars after.

Penalty: 10 minutes if you refuse to go thru this obstacle.

Registration for the Men’s Health Urbanathlon begins on August 22 and ends October 8. The registration fee for the race is P 750.00 for the 5K and 10K distances and P 850.00 for the 21K distance.
Registration centers are located at 360° Fitness Club Makati & Ortigas, Gold’s Gym Alabang and Katipunan and at ROX, Bonifacio Global City. At the event, each participant will be given a complete racing kit including their urbanathlon singlet, race bib, drink stub from Gatorade, food stub from Century Tuna. Race finishers will get finisher’s medal with Men’s Health lanyard, finisher’s certificate, urbanathlete shirt, and urbanathlon drawstring bag.

Finisher’s bag, shirt, lanyard, and medal


This year’s Men’s Health Urbanathlon & Festival is made possible by Century Tuna and Gatorade. Major sponsors: Bo’ athletics Cataflam, Emperador Light, Havaianas, and Suunto; Minor sponsors: Banana Boat and Schick; and Media partners: 99.5 RT and Magic 89.9.
For more information about the upcoming Men’s Health Urbanathlon &; Festival, grab a copy of the July issue of Men’s Health with actor Gerald Anderson on the cover. Men’s Health is available in newsstands, bookstores and supermarkets nationwide.
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