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Men’s Health Urbanathlon: More Challenges and Obstacles on Sept. 29, 2013

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Think you’re fit? Think you’re strong? Think you can do a short 5km with a few obstacles? What about a 10k run…or better yet, a 21km run?…with obstacles! :

On its 7th year, the Men’s Health Urbanathlon aims to take it up another notch and challenge participants even more. Are you guys ready for the challenge?


Mens Health Urbanathlon poster


What: Men’s Health Urbanathlon 2013

When: Sept. 29, 2013 (Sunday)

Where: SM Mall of Asia


Men’s Health Urbanathlon Registration Details:

Race Categories: 5k, 10k, 21k

Registration Fees: P850, P900 and P950 respectively

*inclusive of: singlet, bandana, timing chip (no more barcode) finisher’s shirt, finisher’s medal for all categories

*all 21k finishers will also get a finisher’s cap

*Unique finisher’s shirt per race category

*timing chip is to be returned in order to claim the finisher’s shirt


Men’s Health Urbanathlon Singlet



Men’s Health Urbanathlon 2013 Bandana

Wear it any way you want!


Men’s Health Urbanathlon Finisher’s Shirt 

Mens Health Finisher's Shirts

Men’s Health Urbanathlon 21k Finisher’s Cap



Think you can look as cute as Gab with your cap?


Men’s Health Urbanathlon Registration Sites:

*from Aug. 1 to Sept 25, 2013

  • R.O.X. – Bonifacio Global City
  • 360 Fitness Club – Makati, Ortigas and QC
  • Gold’s Gym Alabang


Men’s Health Urbanathlon Obstacles

Last year, the Men’s Health Urbanathlon turned out to be A LOT of fun! Check out my blog on that here: /congratulations-to-all-mens-health-urbanathlon-2012-urbanathletes/

This year, Men’s Health promises to make the obstacles even more challenging. They have also ensured that each obstacle will be able to cater to more runners at a time to avoid long lines and over crowding.


1. Monkey Bars

For the past years, we’ve experienced monkey bars that go forward and sideways, if that wasn’t difficult enough then this year’s monkey bars surely will be. This year, the monkey bars don’t just go forward, they go upward! It will be an inclining (and declining) monkey bar that’s approximately 16 feet long, 2 feet wide and 8 feet high! Wow! Not to worry though, there will be some foam underneath to catch you if you fall and you can start back up where you left off.


2. Scaffolding Maze


The scaffolding maze is usually one of the easiest that runners try to get through it faster by simply crawling under instead of going up and down the steel bars. This year, a rubber mat will be placed underneath making it harder to crawl. You can still crawl if you wish to, though you might end up spending more time..


3. Traffic Barricades

The traffic barricades will each be 3 ft. high, and runners have to go through 6 hurdles! They look easy, but if you plan on actually jumping over them, it’s pretty difficult.


4. Container Van

Similar to last year, the container vans will be 4 ft. high, requiring runners to do one big pull to get up. They’ve added more container vans to prevent overcrowding and long lines.


5. Tires


The tires will be placed somewhere in the middle of the run, and expect there to be A LOT (not just 2 lanes). Think of the bright side, at least if you fall, you bounce!


6. Runner’s Wall

Last year, there were two walls for runners to go up – one was shorter and the other much taller. This year, both walls will be big and tall, more like 8 feet tall!


7. The Network


This is something new their adding this year. Basically a net is placed over a bus! Runners need to go up the incline to the top of the bus and go down the other way through the same net. Make sure  not to get to wild on top or the bus might topple over! How many people can actually say they stood on the bus right?


8. Tower



In the tower, the participants need to climb a 12 feet long rope that is attached to a bell. When you get on top, you need to tap the bell to complete the challenge. Don’t worry, there will be knots for you to hold on to.


….and more!


Men’s Health Urbanathlon Boot Camp

Whenever I invite friends to join the Men’s Health Urbanathlon, there’s always this fear in their eyes, thinking if they can do something like this. If you’re interested to join but wanna “train” a little or give the obstacles a little try, then why not sign up for the Urbanathlon Boot Camp happening on Aug. 7 and 14 at Mercato Centrale, BGC. Registration to this is FREE.


So what do you think? Are you ready to be an Urbanathlete?



Men’s Health Urbanathlon  and Festival 2013 Bloggers Launch


For more information and updates, grab a copy of the August 2013 issue of Men’s Health available in all leading bookstores and news stands nationwide.


P.S. This run is NOT just for the men!


Men’s Health Urbanathlon 2013



Cheryl Villareal is a preschool teacher and the owner/ editor-in-chief of On weekdays, she could be found teaching her little tots while Sundays are her workout days. She easily enjoys simple things and loves experiencing new things! Her blog is simply a way for her to share these experiences with people. Besides her blog, she also contributes and writes various articles on Follow her on Twitter

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