September 8, 2011

Everything You Need To Know About The adidas King Of The Road 2011

What is the adidas King of the Road (KOTR)?

Adidas King of the Road 2011 is a running championship held across five (5) countries - Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Philippines. Each country is a qualifying leg towards the finals, which is held in the Philippines on 23 October 2011. The winner and runner-up of each country's 16.8km category win an all-expenses paid trip to the Philippines to compete with the best of the best in Southeast Asia.

When and where will the 2011 adidas King of the Road Philippines be held?

The adidas King of the Road Philippines will be held on 23 October 2011 (Sunday) at the Bonifacio Global City.

What are the race categories available and how much is the race entry fee?

The race is divided into the following categories:

  • 5km Men's Open - 1,050
  • 5kmWomen's Open - 1,050
  • 16.8km Men's Open/Closed - 1,300
  • 16.8km Men's Open/Closed - 1,300
  • 21km Men's Open - 1,300

Why is the international championship race distance at 16.8km?

With the championship race distance at 16.8km, you’ll be able to complete 2 marathons (84km) over five (5) countries with adidas KOTR 2011.

What’s the theme for this year’s KOTR?

KOTR features a different theme each year, and this year’s theme is entitled ‘Colours’. This is represented through the variety of different coloured adidas singlets participants will don. The multi-colour showcase is meant to demonstrate the vibrancy of the sports scene across Southeast Asia.

Just how big is the adidas KOTR race?

An estimated total of 40,000 runners are expected to pound the pavement across Southeast Asia.

When and where can I collect my Race Kit?

Registered participants are invited to gather at the KOTR 2011 Kick-Off Assembly from Oct 10-12, 11am-11pm at the NBC Tent, Bonifacio Global City, where race kits containing singlet, timing device, and other race paraphernalia will be distributed and a variety of activities awaits everyone. It is necessary to bring a copy of the confirmation e-mail from the organiser and a valid ID upon collecting the Race Kit.

Last-minute race kit collection may be done on the actual Race Day on Oct 23 at the event grounds from 3am-4am only. To claim race kit, please present confirmation email and a valid government-issued ID. Those who have availed of the Free Run Promo get their race kits shipped to their mailing address for free.

What is the KOTR Ipico Card?

IPICO's dual-frequency, shoe-mounted RFID tags are easy to use, quick to collect and adidas’ top choice for the adidas King of the Road 2011.

The Ipico system works using a shoe-mounted plastic tag that is approximately half the size and similar thickness to a credit card. The tag is tied into the shoelaces and each time it passes over one of the blue Ipico timing mats, the tag ID and exact time of passing are recorded in the Ipico Elite reader box and transferred to KOTR’s timing software for processing. It is important that the tag is flat and tied to the shoelaces correctly throughout the event.

This custom made KOTR Ipico Card is yours to keep and can be used for the following adidas KOTR races for 2-3 more years. Leave the finish line area and keep this KOTR Ipico Card as your KOTR souvenir, a great piece of memorabilia to display along with your finishers medallion.

How about hydration and safety?

The KOTR will have water stationg installed every 1.5km along the race path, ensuring every runner to hydrate as necessary. In total, there are 14 water stations, 14 Powerade stations, and strategically located at the 21k race route are 2 sponge stations, and 1 banana station.

On first aid, the KOTR is fully equipped with first aid teams to attend to runners needing assistance. There are a total of 15 ambulances, 15 medic stations, and 11 medics roving on bicycles. There will also be marshals – police men, traffic aids, and radio communicators manning various points at the race path.

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