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  • Traverse the Home of Sake with Hida Takayama Ultra Marathon

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    Have you ever wondered how sake, the aromatic Japanese rice wine, was made? Pay homage to the beverage’s origin, Takayama, a place abundant with water from melting snow that flows to the Toyama and Niigata prefectures, known for rice harvesting. In its golden age, there were as many as 56 unique prospering sake breweries, but now…

  • Nagano Marathon: Run in the Footsteps of Running Champions

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    Nagano City Athletic Park. A gun fires at 8:30 a.m. sharp. Bracing the pre-race jitters that all athletes face in ages past, marathoners will hit the ground running. Dashing past the same spectacular venues used during the 1998 Nagano Olympics, marathoners will eventually reach the climax of the race: the triumphant finish at an actual…

  • 4PM Fun:D Run: Giving Back to Community and Raising Funds For Charity

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    Want to give back to the community and participate in a meaningful charity run? Then you should mark the date Saturday, 28 March 2015 down on your race calendar. The 4PM Fun:D Run organised by the Malay Youth Literary Association (4PM) will be held at 7:00 a.m. in East Coast Park, Big Splash. The objective…

  • Lake Biwa Mainichi Marathon: The Oldest Lake Marathon in Japan

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    Having first fired its starting pistol in 1946 in Osaka, the Lake Biwa Marathon is considered to be the oldest marathon held in Japan. In 1962, this prestigious marathon has since been renamed the Lake Biwa Mainichi Marathon and moved to Otsu city, home to Japan’s oldest and largest lake, Lake Biwa. Traditionally held on the…

  • Great Eastern Colour My Heart Run 2015: A Unique Two-City Event

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    Step right up ladies, gentlemen, boys and girls of all ages! Get ready to have your senses of sound, sight and touch bombarded. Debuting for the first time in Malaysia, Heart Foundation of Malaysia (Yayasan Jantung Malaysia) will collaborate with Great Eastern Life Assurance (Malaysia) Berhad for the Great Eastern Colour My Heart Run 2015….

  • Want to Be the Top Banana at This Year’s Pisang Relay Penang?

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    Quick: When you see bananas, what comes to mind? If you’re a runner, you know this fruit is loaded with potassium to keep your body firing on all cylinders. If you’re a race observer, a cold banana smoothie during the hot Malaysian summer makes an ideal refresher. But one group of event planners found a…

  • Can You Run Without Looking? Watch Out for Run For Sight 2015

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    The Silent Thief of Sight, or Glaucoma, is now one of the world’s leading cause of irreversible blindness! Already afflicting more than 70 million people worldwide, this figure is expected to swell to an overwhelming 88 million by 2020 according to WHO. In Malaysia, more than 100,000 people are estimated to be affected by Glaucoma….

  • Round Up Your Work Buddies, The J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge® Is Back!

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    Returning on Thursday, 23 April 2015, the 12th J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge® is now open for registration. Celebrate team spirit and sign up with your colleagues for the annual 5.6km corporate team run! The first of its kind in Singapore, the J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge is part of a worldwide series which features races in…

  • Penang Rainbow Run: Paint the Town with Lovely Rainbow

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    After a successful inaugural event last year, the Rainbow Run is back in Penang with its 2nd edition! Promising more fun, laughter and, of course, colours, the fun run will be held in Botanical Garden, Penang, Malaysia on Sunday, 12 April 2015. Kicking off bright and early at 6:30 a.m., the endorphin-pumping, vibrant event organised…

  • The Ultimate Human Race: South Africa’s Comrades Marathon 2015

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    Expecting a staggering 23,000 entries, the world’s oldest and largest ultramarathon will hold its 90th edition on Sunday, 31 May 2015. Originally launched with a mere 34 runners on Empire Day, 24 May 1921, the Comrades Marathon has been ongoing annually ever since, except during WWII from 1941 to 1945. The ultra-run’s direction alternates every…

  • Experience Spring in Mount Fuji with the 25th Challenge Fuji 5 Lakes Ultra Marathon

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    Picture this: Cherry blossom petals cascading down from swaying trees, crisp cool air, tranquil waters and regal Mount Fuji towering in the background. Soak in Japan’s spring season in an extraordinary way – meander around luminescent lakes situated at the northern base of the grand Mount Fuji. Covering vast distances of 71km, 100km and 118km,…