Tuesday, March 15, 2016

[shout-out] Singapore's Mizuno Ekiden 2016

After a successful inauguration in 2015, the Mizuno Ekiden race returns for a second installment this year, and the event will take place on 16th July 2016 at The Promontory @ Marina Bay. The Mizuno Ekiden 2016 is making it Singapore’s first full-fledged Ekiden race in the evening at 4pm.   

Ekiden is a term referring to a long distance relay running race in Japanese culture. The Mizuno Ekiden 2016 portrays remarkable Japanese values such as individual perseverance, teamwork and the ability to showcase a high level of performance in intense and challenging situations.  
Runners will participate in teams of four where the first runners of each team will start at The Promontory @ Marina Bay while donning a traditional tasuki sash. Upon completing his or her leg of the relay race, the sash will be passed to the second runner who will be waiting at the transition area. This process will continue until the sash is donned by the fourth runner, who will finish the race and join the rest of his or her team members at the finish line. 
 Runners can register in teams of four across three categories; the Open Category (42.195km), the Open Category (21.1km) and the Corporate category (21.1km). Winning teams can look forward to beating the timings set by last year’s champions as well as receiving prizes for their respective categories.
The team members/runners can enjoy a spread of Japanese gourmet such as ramen and desserts at the Matsuri Race Village. In short, the entire Mizuno Ekiden 2016 experience will provide a holistic Japanese experience for all.
The come-back of the Mizuno Ekiden for the second year promises to provide runners a platform to showcase remarkable values such as teamwork, perseverance and also offers opportunities for runners and the community to come together and learn about the Japanese culture and participate in the many fun activities that are in-store for them at the Matsuri Race Village.

For more information on the event, please visit http://www.mizuno.asia/ekiden

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