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How to Join the PH Leg of the Garmin Run Asia Series

The Garmin Run is happening in Manila for the first time ever, encouraging Filipino runners to go "from zero to hero" in achieving their personal fitness goals

Calling all running enthusiasts! Garmin Philippines just announced the inaugural Philippines leg of the Garmin Run Asia Series, a cross-continental series of running events spanning multiple cities in Asia. The event is set to happen this November 2024, and is aptly named "From Zero to Hero" as it aims to challenges participants to go beyond their comfort zones and lead a more active lifestyle.  

The launch of the Garmin Run Asia Series in Manila was held on June 11 at Last Chukker in Manila Polo Club. NAVCO Group President Ryan Tan was present at the launch and hyped everyone to join this landmark event that will happen in Manila for the first time. He said, "Garmin Run has always been done in some of the most beautiful urban landscapes, cities, and sceneries all over Asia. And we can't wait to showcase the beauty of the city of Manila as well as part of the Garmin Run Asia Series and invite not just Filipinos to actually take part in this run but all over the region to actually come here and fly and actually experience Manila and the Philippines." The Garmin Philippines team shared that they're targeting around 5,000 paid participants for the run, and that they will have paid training programs to boost the confidence of their runners. 

Tan added, "With the addition of the Philippines, Singapore, and Vietnam, Garmin Run Asia Series now brings us runners from nine countries, offering a platform to enable people to chase their personal bests, forge unforgettable memories, and to beat yesterday. This run actually coincides with the 35th anniversary of Garmin." Garmin is a brand that's considered by many as a leader in fitness technology. It offers products for runners, cyclists, swimmers, and athletes of all levels and abilities. 


The Garmin Run in Manila will be held in Filinvest City, Alabang on November 17, 2024. The race features categories of 5km, 10km, and 21km, with exciting prizes awaiting the winners. This will be kicked off by the Garmin Virtual Run, which can be done solely on the Garmin Sports app and will happen from July to September. The fastest runner to hit 21km will be sent to Taipei, Taiwan for the inaugural Garmin Run in Taipei this September. It will be followed by legs in Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Philippines, and Japan. 

Talking further about the idea behind this milestone, Tan shared, "There are so many runs already, right? So, why should we make one? It took us awhile to actually get to this point where we decided to have our own run. And that's after the fact that we have convinced ourselves that can actually come up with something special. A run with Garmin flavor. And what would that run be?... Leading up to the event, a lot of things that we're gonna do is gonna happen in the Garmin Sports app together with your Garmin watch. So when you're training for a run with your Garmin wearable and the Garmin Sports app, the gamification features of that app, it's more fun, it's more exciting. And then leading up to the event itself, it's totally an event that has Garmin flavor all throughout. It's more data-driven. It's more insight-driven. More scientific. More rewarding. More fun. And we think that it's gonna be a good start, something that we can do every year for Filipino runners. 

The venue of choice for the Garmin Run Asia Series in Manila is Filinvest, Alabang which the Garmin Philippines team feels is the best place to run during November because of its flat and tree-lined roads that are spacious, airy, and photogenic. 

Registration fees for the Garmin Run in Manila will be available from June 12 to November 15. Early bird (from June 12 to June 30) rates start at Php1,400 per runner for the 5K race, Php1,600 for the 10K race, and Php2,200 for the 21K race. 

Regular rates (from July 1 to October 31) are at Php1,500 per runner for the 5K race, Php1,800 for the 10K race, and Php2,500 for the 21K race. 

Late fees (from November 1 to November 15) are at Php2,000 per runner for the 5K race, Php2,200 for the 10K race, and Php2,800 for the 21K race. 

Participants who complete their category with a specified time will receive an electronic certificate of achievement, a completion medal, and a special gift. Additionally, those who finish the competition will have a chance to win exclusive merchandise. 

Interested participants can register on the official website. 

Lead photos from @garminph