Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Men's Health Urbanathlon & Festival on October 14, 2012

My 100th blog post!

Men's Health Philippines brings you the toughest (yet fun) race once again - Urbanathlon & Festival 2012.  This is now on its 6th edition, with a new 21k category and more obstacles to go with it.

WHAT: Men's Health Philippines Urbanathlon & Festival 2012
WHEN: October 14, 2012 (Sunday) 5am - 10am
WHERE: SM Mall of Asia Grounds
RACE CATEGORIES: 5k, 10k and 21k

REGISTRATION PERIOD: August 22 to October 8, 2012
- 360 Fitness Club Makati
- 360 Fitness Club Ortigas
- Gold's Gym Alabang
- Gold's Gym Katipunan
- R.O.X. Bonifacio Global City

- P750 for 5k
- P750 for 10k
- P850 for 21k

Singlet Design

Men's Health Lanyard and Medal
Finisher Shirt
Drawstring Bag

5k map
10k map
21k map

There are 7 obstacles along the race route.  For every obstacle you refuse to go through, you will incur a 10-minute penalty.
1. Wall Climb: 2-3 walls of varying heights
2. Monkey + Parallel Bars: New twist on parallel bars!
3: Steeple Chase + Modified Tires
4. Container Van: A climb on this 20-ft structure
5. Vertical Climb: Run up and down the stairs of the South Parking of SM Mall of Asia
6. Scaffolding Maze: Dodge, Duck, Slide, Crawl, Climb and Maneuver your way out of the metal bars
7. Quantum Leap: Hoist yourself over 5 sets of 3.5-ft horizontal beams

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 5:00am – 10:00am. Celebrity host, Rovilson Fernandez, will be at the helm of the event.

On its 6th 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 21km distance aside from the usual 5km and 10km categories.

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 7 uniquely engineered obstacles that all increases in difficulty in each race categories. Such obstacles involve Monkey & Parallel bars, Steeple chase & modified tires, Container vans, Wall climb, Vertical climb, Scaffolding maze and Military hurdles. 

Registration for the Men’s Health Urbanathlon begins on August 22 and ends October 8, 2012. The registration fee for the race is P750.00 for the 5km and 10km distances and P850.00 for the 21km distance. Registration centers are located at 360° Fitness Club Makati & Ortigas, Gold’s Gym Alabang & Katipunan and at ROX, BGC. 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 Finishers medal with Men’s Health lanyard, Finishers certificate, Urbanathlete shirt and Urbanathlon drawstring bag.

This year’s Men’s Health Urbanathlon & Festival 2012 is made possible by Century Tuna and Gatorade. Special thanks to major sponsors, Bo’ athletics; Cataflam; Emperador Light; Havaianas; 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 2012, 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.  For more of Men’s Health online become a fan on Facebook via and follow them on Twitter via

Are you up to the challenge?


  1. nice post! very detailed...

    1. hi khyutee! thanks for the visit! nagbblog ka rin pala :) saw your blog site.

  2. gusto ko to pwede ba paagahin pa antagal eh? sana pagkatapos ng trilogy ito na kaagad...

    1. hehe! participants would need time to prepare for this. mahirap mga obstacles eh. good luck and enjoy!