Thursday, August 1, 2013

Men's Health Urbanathlon 2013 on September 29


The Men's Health URBANATHLON is a one-of-a-kind competition that combines traditional road race elements with rigorous obstacles and puts them against a backdrop of the Philippine urban setting.

It is the international signature event of Men's Health.

Post-race, the excitement continues at the Men's Health URBANATHLON Festival, with DJ sets, food and drink, and tons of stuff from sponsors to demo, sample and take home.

The 2013 URBANATHLON is going to be bigger, tougher and more demanding.

ARE YOU READY?

WHAT: Men's Health Urbanathlon 2013 (MHU2013)
WHEN: September 29, 2013 (Sunday)
WHERE: SM Mall of Asia
RACE CATEGORIES: 5KM | 10KM | 21KM (all with obstacles)
TARGET PARTICIPANTS: 2500

Men's Health Urbanathlon 2013 Assembly and Gun Times
REGISTRATION DETAILS:
Registration Period: August 1 to September 25

Registration Venues:
- R.O.X. BGC
- 360 Fitness Makati
- 360 Fitness Ortigas
- 360 Fitness QC
- Gold's Gym Alabang

Registration Fees:
- 5KM: Php 850
- 10KM: Php 900
- 21KM: Php 950

Race Kit Inclusions:
- Singlet
- Race Bib
- IPICO Timing Chip (which needs to be returned after the race)
- Buff/Bandana

Men's Health Urbanathlon 2013 Singlet Design
Men's Health Urbanathlon 2013 Bandana/Buff Design
Men's Health Urbanathlon 2013 Actual Singlet and Bandana/Buff
Men's Health Urbanathlon 2013 Sample Race Bibs
Post-Race Finisher Items:
- Snacks from Century Tuna
- Hydration from Gatorade
- Finisher Shirt from Bo Athletics
- Finisher Medal
- Certificate of Completion
- Urbanathlon Finisher Cap (Exclusive for 21k only)

Men's Health Urbanathlon 2013 Finisher Shirt Design
Men's Health Urbanathlon 2013 21k Finisher Cap Design
Men's Health Urbanathlon 2013 Actual 21k Finisher Cap
Men's Health URBANATHLON Boot Camp:
- August 7 and 14 at Mercato Centrale BGC (Target: 50 participants)
- Train the right way with the official coaches and race director
- Try out the obstacles before the race day
- Answer all of your race questions

RACE ROUTES:

 
 

RACE OBSTACLES:

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

I'll be running 21k again! This is gonna be fun! (See my MHU2012 blog post by clicking this LINK.) Let's start training for this!


Men's Health Urbanathlon 2013 Media Launch at 100 Miles Cafe BGC last July 31 (Photo courtesy of KB of Photo-Ops)

56 comments:

  1. registered na - 1st sa ROX but me kulang - wala pa yong singlet...puro large pa sia...

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. hopefully they'd allow you to swap to the smaller sizes once stocks are available :)

      Delete
  2. Good day Sir! Thanks for this information. I'm looking for this. Curios lang. Saan niyo po nakuha yung mga details? Sa PF po kasi ala pa as of now maging sa FB page ng Men's health? :D

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. hi Zash Clive! got the info from the organizers themselves. attended the media launch last July 31 and we were provided the materials for us to blog. they already have some of the materials posted in https://www.facebook.com/menshealthphilippines FB page.

      thanks for the visit! :)

      Delete
  3. hi, just wanna ask... is this race exclusive for male participants only? or pde rin for females? i've seen pictures na pde ung mga females ^_^ lastly, are the obstacles that tough for females? i really wanted to join pero just need some advise from you.. thank you! ^_^

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. the race is open for both male and female participants. :) yep, kayang-kaya naman ng girls ung obstacles. from my experience last year, saw marshals assisting women sa mejo tough obstacles. :)

      Delete
    2. thank you!!! i'll be joining this event ^_^ excited na ako!!!

      Delete
    3. see you there! this will be fun! :)

      Delete
  4. ang 21k category po ba ay 21 kilometers tlaga o nabawasan dhil sa obstacles?
    just asking thank you sir.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. from my experience last year it was less than 21 kilometers, probably by around 500m. not sure if the organizers will change it this year.

      Delete
  5. kailan po mag post ng design ng finisher`s shirt at medal?? tnx po

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. hello there! will post as soon as we get the info from the organizers. or do like Men's Health Philippines FB page as they would most probably publish it first there. :)

      Delete
  6. hi deemenrunner! is there any finisher's shirt and medal for 5K & 10K category? thanks alot! -bryan

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. hello bryan! from what has been shared, there would be finisher's shirt and medals for 5k and 10k. the only exclusive post-race freebie is the cap for 21k finishers.

      Delete
  7. Hi,

    I've heard really comments about people opting to skip the obstacles due to long wait line. Since you've ran the urbanathlon before do you have any comments on the matter? i.e. any tips in avoiding the lines? or is waiting in line not such a bad thing?

    From what I see the two scarier obstacles is the wall climb and the rope climb. Do you think you can share any tips in conquering them? :)


    Thanks,
    Brian

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yeah, saw some runners just skipping obstacles. Since there's a lot of participants, the marshals weren't able to monitor everyone or impose penalties on those runners.

      As for me, since I was after the experience rather than getting a good finish time, I didn't mind falling in line. It was fun to try all obstacles.

      Wall climb is ok, there are marshals helping push participants up the wall so you need not worry. For the rope climb (tower), this is something new this year. :)

      Delete
  8. kasama ba yung tower obstacle sa 10k? mukhang dun ako mahihirapan. :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. as far as i know, yes. 10k and 21k runner will both go through the same set of obstacles. 5k runners have less obstacle to go through, but I am not aware what specific obstacles 5k runners will skip.

      Delete
  9. ayos...salamat...

    thank you nga pala...ako yung nasa scaffolding maze....(Reydor)

    ReplyDelete
  10. Thanks for the info!

    One good advise i could give is to leave the pack right after the gunstart, this is to avoid long queues for the first series of obstacles.

    May i know as well, if the organizer is the same as last year?

    Thanks!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes, same organizers. Tougher obstacles. :)

      Delete
  11. I think kasabay po sya ng candy rush
    hindi kea magkabanggaan sa route?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. hello Juan! the Candy Rush race route utilizes Roxas Boulevard. MHU route utilizes Macapagal Blvd. there should be no conflicts. confirmed this as well with the Race Director Coach Joar. :)

      Delete
  12. Hi! thanks for this info, sir.
    It will be my first time to join Urbanathlon and I dont think I can do all the obstacles...
    I heard may penalty for skipping. Is it true? what would it be this year?
    Thanks in advance!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. From the media launch, they have not yet decided what the penalty will be for skipping the obstacles - one option they are looking at is for runners to do burpees. hehe! but this is something still being finalized by the organizing team.

      Delete
  13. great on the details deemenrunner!
    just wanna ask, if u happen to know, will there be a place/station where we can keep some of our belongings during the event?
    -Jay

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. hello Jay!

      there will be baggage counters, as usual on race events. :)

      Delete
  14. ano yung design ng finisher shirt, kasi po last year kulay yellow, ngayon po kaya?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. the organizers haven't released the design yet. will post it here as soon as it is available. :)

      Delete
  15. hi deem, ask k lng if alam mo yung updates regarding sa reg. at alabang golds gym. kung meron pa. and last availblity of singlets.

    thank you!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. hello ponci! thanks for the visit!

      unfortunately, as a blogger, we are no longer informed on specifics like singlet availability. best to contact the gold's gym branch where you are planning to register to get the information you need. :)

      Delete
    2. deemrunner nakareg ako sa 10k pero gusto ko masubukan lhat ng obstacle dpat b s 21k konti lng b obstacle sa 10k mahirap ba nd ko p ksi nasubukan ng 21k

      Delete
    3. sir deemer sa 10k ba konti lng obstacle mas madami po ba s 21k or same lng din gsto ko ksi masubukan laht ng obstacle kya lng nd p ako nakasubok ng 21k kun sakali 1st mostly 10k

      Delete
    4. hello dragon7apple! 21k and 10k have the same set of obstacles. if you're just after experiencing all the obstacles, ok na ung 10k. :)

      Delete
  16. Yung mga obstacle difficulty po ba for different categories (5,10,21km) are the same?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. 10km and 21km have the same set of obstacles. the 5km category babawasan nila ng ilang obstacles. :)

      Delete
    2. How about the "The Tower", bababaan po ba ang height? :))

      Delete
    3. from what has been shared to us, same station lang sya na dadaanan ng lahat ng categories. so same height lang. basta rest assured may mga marshals naman dun to take care of everyone.

      Delete
  17. Sir yung Racekit including the Singlet and Buff, makukuha na ba agad upon onsite registration or sa actual day ng race pa? Thanks!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. yep you'll get them all upon registration, of course singlet size based on availability as usual. :)

      Delete
  18. Are the onsite registration accepts major credit cards like Run United Organizers did? I'm planning to register later to ROX BGC. Thank you deemenrunner! Your blog is very informative and you're very approachable and polite to your visitors! :D

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. hello! from what i know, registration is on cash basis only.

      thanks for those kind words! God bless!

      Delete
  19. sir deemenrunner ask ko lang po kng may design na po ng finisher shirt and medal.
    thank you sir.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. wow si juan dela cruz visitor ng blog ko! haha!

      sir wala pa rin kameng natatanggap na images para dun. rest assured, I will post them here pag available na. try ko rin ask sa contact namin from summitmedia. :)

      Delete
    2. haha! ganun po ba sir deemenrunner. thank you po sa respond.

      Delete
  20. gil kenneth san miguelSeptember 13, 2013 at 5:47 PM

    Bro kaya kaya to ng normal person?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. haha natawa na naman ako sa normal person. oo naman kayang-kaya yan basta syempre train both upper and lower body. may marshals din naman to assist all participants. :)

      Delete
  21. Sir would you know what time is the gun start for 21k & 10k? Thanks!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. hello Jin! according to the Men's Health Philippines FB page, they are going to release this information tomorrow. :)

      Delete
  22. sir ask ko lang kung what time po ang gun start ng 21k thanks.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. hello Juan! updated the blog post with the image of the assembly and gun times as released by Men's Health Philippines today.

      Delete
    2. thanks sir! I ask one more. May i know the design of medal? Because its motivate me more to run hehe. Thanks again sir!

      Delete
    3. two things: either the medal is a complete surprise to finishers, or it would be the same design as last year's kaya they didn't release the design already. :)

      Delete