Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Register Now for Adidas KOTR 2009

Registration for Adidas King of the Road 2009 opened yesterday. I registered for my first-ever half-marathon. The 21k route starts at BHS and will proceed to Buendia via the Kalayaan Flyover. Runners will head down Buendia all the way to Cash & Carry Mall. Turn-around point will be at the PNR Buendia Station. Runners will then head back to the Fort (again via Buendia and Kalayaan Flyover), go straight down Lawton Ave., and run all the way to Bayani Road. The second turn-around point will be located somewhere in Bayani, and runners will then return to BHS.

Here's a photo of the 21k route. I spent almost an hour looking for a PDF version on-line, but I was not able to find any. The route is highlighted in green:

I also saw and tried on the official singlet (for sizing), and I must say that it is as good as advertised. Race packets (bib, singlet, route map, meal stubs, and reminders list) will be released during the Adidas KOTR Running Expo to be held at the Megamall Megatrade Hall on October 17 and 18 (ingenious way to get runners to actually attend the Expo!). 21k runners can claim their packets from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m on these dates. 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. are for 10k runners while 5k runners are slotted for 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Call time on race day is at 4 a.m. Gun start is at 5:30 a.m. for 21k, 6 a.m. for 10k, and 6:10 a.m. for 5k.

I'm getting all excited for KOTR. I had the countdown going for a couple of weeks already. This is going to be a great event. Lord, PLEASE make it rain on race day!!!

From the Shoulder: I wonder how SIM, which is scheduled for the same weekend, will affect the turnout for KOTR... I'll be running an Adidas event in full Nike gear (except for the singlet) - compression top, shoes, shorts, socks, hydration belt, cap, earphones... I was hoping for a 5 a.m. gun start to avoid the sun and pollution from traffic... I celebrated my KOTR registration by doing an easy-paced 10k training run (BHS - McKinley Hill), which I finished in 1:06.


  1. huwaw a very nice route! parang ganyan yung EcoDash 21k kaso instead of heading to Cash n Carry eh it turned left at Paseo to Mkti Ave towards Landmark and back.

    makapunta na nga ako ng gamol mamayang lunch to reg for 21k! hehehe.

  2. Hi, daytripper. Thanks for dropping by. Yup, the route looks great! Sign up na, and see you at the races.

  3. Hello Sir, Goodluck on your first 21K and let us know what happened.

    Registered din ako for 21K rito but I'm running the SIM Marathon na...
    Bahala na.. lol!

  4. Hi, Rodel! Just saw your comment now. Pareho lang tayo, I'll also be doing SIM instead, but I'll be wearing a KOTR singlet haha! Good luck on your SIM Sunset Marathon!