ASICS RELAY is Back! Armed with a brand-new logo, a regional ambassador, an updated website and more, ASICS RELAY 2019 is all set to be a thrilling event when it launches in Southeast Asia from June onwards this year.
Running across four cities, ASICS RELAY 2019 kicks off in Jakarta, Indonesia (29 June), followed by Bangkok, Thailand (3 August) and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (7 September) before concluding the series in Singapore (12 October). This year, the Malaysian edition will see Sepang International Circuit being selected as the venue of choice, promising a different race experience to all running enthusiast.
KPOP fans will be thrilled to know that this year, South Korean singer, Park Sang-Hyun aka Thunder has been appointed as the regional ambassador and will be participating one of the four ASICS RELAY races.
Running alongside Thunder will be the ASICS Dream Team – Olivia Jensen for Indonesia, Toey Pongsakorn for Thailand, Jasmine Suraya for Malaysia, and Zong Zi Jie for Singapore.
Each Dream Team member will compete representing their very own cities’ in the four ASICS RELAY events happening in Southeast Asia.
Across all four cities, ASICS Relay 2019 features two race distances – 42km Full Marathon and 21km Half Marathon. In teams of four, each participating team can choose from three relay categories – Male, Female, and Mixed team where each team member is required to complete 10.5 kilometers for Full Marathon, and 5.25 kilometers for Half Marathon to meet the total distance.
Beyond the race, participants can also look forward to exciting activities and preview from local partners and sponsors at the race village. Participants will also receive an attractive finisher’s medal, personalized race bib, and an exclusive ASICS branded race tee, upon completion of the race.
It’s time to start those group training sessions and work on your best form as a team leading up to the race day. The looks on your teammates’ exhausted but jubilant faces will speed you toward the finish line! The sweaty hugs exchanged between each other when you cross the finish line is truly an immersive experience like no other.
Note: This post was updated as of March 26th.