Legion Run set to debut in the Philippines next year

Race organizer Marge Patena of Ignite Philippines Inc. and Legion Run founder Tom Lahav answer questions by media at the launch of Legion Run held at the Greenfield District in Mandaluyong City (Photo by Jamil Buergo)


Fitness enthusiasts and thrill seekers get a chance to be part of the first ever Legion Run slated to happen early next year at the Greenfield City, Sta. Rosa, Laguna.

Legion Run is a team-oriented run filled with over twenty obstacles with wall climbs, mud, fire, ice, and barbed wires that stretches up to 5 kilometers in distance held in different parts of the globe. The event gives the ultimate opportunity to challenge a participant’s physical and mental limits, and have the opportunity to share some epic moments with fellow athletes, friends, co-workers and family members.

The event is open to anyone of various fitness levels who are at least 18 years old. An individual may apply to join as they will be joined by other individuals to form a team making the event an opportunity to gain new friends along the way.

What makes the event special is that it is a not a race and participants are not competing against each other. They are even ‘allowed’ to skip an obstacle, which they think they couldn’t accomplish. Race organizers are also giving free beer to all participants which they can consume even while racing.

Unlike other running events, Legion Run allows spectators to be near the obstacle course, which allows participants to interact with their friends or family during the run.

Legion Run is also open for companies who want to have team building activities for their employees.

Legion Run founder Tom Lahav has partnered with Ignite Philippines Inc. in staging the obstacle run in the country. After its successful staging in Cyprus, France, Italy, Poland, Greece, Israel, and Bulgaria, Lahav wants to expand and reach out to the Asian countries in sharing the Legion Run experience. “We are trying to penetrate the Asian market and we thought the Philippines would be a great host for events like this” says Lahav. “Malaysia will be the first Asian country to host the Legion Run in January next year while the Philippines will have it on March 4, 2017” he adds.

Race organizer Marge Patena expects around 5,000 participants for the first staging of Legion Run in the country. “It’s not the usual run we stage. We’re bringing something for runners to try something different. This is something new for the Philippines,” explains Patena at the Legion Run media launch held recently at the Greenfield District in Mandaluyong City.

Legion Run video teaser (Courtesy of Legion Run Youtube page)

Registration to the first ever Philippine Leg of Legion Run has already started. To register, visit http://www.phillipines.legionrun.com. Participants may also register through Gold’s Gym branches in Walter Mart Munoz, Katipunan, Robinson’s Galleria, Bonifacio Global City, and Glorietta 4. Early bird registration rate is at Php 1,500 until December 15. Regular rate of Php 2,000 will commence on December 16 up to February 24, 2017. On-site registration is pegged at Php 2,500.

For more information about Legion Run, visit their social media accounts in Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/legionrun and Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/legionrunph.