The 2009 Men’sHealth URBANATHLON & Festival – One of a Kind

It’s not for the faint of hearts…
It’s not for the weaklings…
It’s not for those who are not up for the challenges!


After gun start, RUN, do some hurdles, crawls, run more, climb 4 toyota hi-lux, zigzag thru parked vehicles, climb a wall…then finish. It was also a cool November.

last year's festival

Thanks to Dennis!

I can still recall how good i fared the last time. It was an easy run and quite a challenge at the wall. Am excited over this new one. It’s also very near.


Some of the old obstacles will still be there. What’s new is the vertical run (yes, VERTICAL) and the weaver obstacle. See my shot at it:

going up...

still going up...

going down...

done...getting up now.

As the name implies, the Weaver Obstacle is like weaving – literally use your body to weave through the bars, over and under alternately. tricky eh? Wait till you get to try it. Done it in 19 seconds, but im all alone and nobody else to elbow or squeeze.

Here’s a peek at the NEW wall challenge before you get the chance to cross the finish line.

that's me and Wilnar

Thanks to Marvin for the Shot.

Want to run a race unlike any other? Join us!

November 22, 2009
5:00 a.m.
McKinley Hill, Taguig City
(behind the McKinley Information Center)

Registration period is up to November 18, 2009 ONLY.

Registration fee includes:

    Race Kit
    Finisher’s Shirt
    Men’s Health November issue
    and breakfast at the festival!

Common…challenge yourself. I have.

10 kilometers!

my bib


17 responses

  1. nice one mar! 😉 sana magkabagong PR ka sa Urbanathlon! kitakits! 😉

  2. Registered already for the 10km! Wohooo! See you there!

  3. ayos. . registered already. . .exciting new experience


  4. hi coach poj, what’s the diff between the 5k and 10k? is it true that there will be a 16 story climb? (gulp) i want to join pero parang nakakapraning coz you said it’s not for weaklings…hahaha

    1. Not a 16-story climb, but a vertical stair climb just the same.

    2. Gail, i got this from an FB site: The Men’s Health Urbanathlon is a 10+ km race where runners will be faced with various challenges and obstacles that are part of city life. Expect to jump over MMDA barriers, traverse parked cars, and climb/descend a 15-storey building. We’ll be announcing more details as the event date draws near. The city’s your playground, so put your game face on!

  5. what happens if you don’t go through the obstacle?

  6. thanks for updloading it! im so excited! its gna be my first!!!

  7. Sir, thanks for posting the pics. The weaver is quite a challenge. Hopefully the bars won’t be very slippery, especially when all the sweat drips on those bars. I’ll proceed with caution over the weavers.

  8. Wow! That is indeed challenging. Will be accepting the challenge on the 22nd! A day before my natal day!

    1. Wow…mine is on the 21st! Happy Birthday to you too!

      1. Really?! Happy Birthday too!

  9. hi mar! thanks for the sneak peek! =) you think running shoes will suffice for all those activities?

    1. Yes, Joyce…your comfortable running shoes is enough for this type of a challenge.

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