New Balance Race Updates

Friday, 18 September 2009  |  Race Announcements

All Systems Go for New Balance Power Race – Sept 27, 2009

– 6,000 runners have registered for the race
– Only 3k slots are open. All other race distances are closed.  (Sorry guys, but NB said they will strictly implement this. It’s a lesson for all of us runners to register as early as possible and respect the race organizers’ decision to limit the number of participants to ensure a safe and well-organized event.)
– Anton Gonzales, President of New Balance/ Planet Sports, says “It should be lots of fun and we hope and pray for sunshine that day.” If I may say so, Anton, I’ll be there to run—rain or shine, but I’m hoping for rain!

Introducing: New Balance Premiere Run – Sept. 26, 2010

As early as now, New Balance has announced and is, in fact, already planning for their premiere race next year. Needless to say, they want to make this race a spectacular one. I think it’s perfect that Standard Chartered races abroad will be sponsored by New Balance (e.g. Singapore), hence they’ll be picking up a thing or two from those. (They should have the same singlets as SC Singapore Marathon where you can jot down your race time at the back of the shirt! Ehem ehem)

NB recently told us their plans for the NB Premiere Run. Remember: these are all plans. If you have violent reactions or helpful suggestions, speak out now:
– 15k and 25k
– Out of town
– RFID High Definition Timing Chip from Australia
– NB Lightning Dry technical tees from abroad as singlets
– finisher medals and recovery kit available for all finishers
– sales promotions with free invitations
– promotions for the new NB 1906 model
– expo the day before, Sept. 25, 2010