Mizuno Ekiden is the pioneer of the full-fledged Ekiden relay race in Singapore, with 2016 being its second instalment. The event aims to deliver an experience that focuses on Japanese values such as team work, performance and perseverance, with teams of four runners (of same or mixed gender) competing in a relay race over the same race course, before finishing at a Japanese-themed Matsuri Festival race village.
The 1st runner will wear the traditional tasuki sash. Upon finishing the relay route, the sash will be passed on to the 2nd runner waiting at the transition area ? this will repeat until the 4th runner finishes his/her relay route.