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Legion Run set in Laguna

A unique fun yet challenging obstacle race designed to test not only one’s physical fitness and ability but also foster team spirit will make its local debut next year in Greenfield City in Laguna.

Dubbed the Legion Run, the one-of-a-kind outdoor race, set March 4, 2017, features a 5km team-oriented run with 20-plus obstacles that will include elements of mud, fire, ice and barbed wire all throughout the course.

Participants will try to hurdle these challenges by jumping, climbing and crawling trenches, tunnels, 20-feet high walls, net climbs and other surprises.

But the key element of the race is its non-competitive nature with the run staged to overcome personal challenges not just for extreme athletes, sports buffs and the like but for everybody.

“We wanted to bring an obstacle course that will be open to everybody. Not just for those in CrossFit, fitness buffs or competitive people. We wanted the old guys, the fit and the unfit to compete together against themselves,” said Legion Run founder Tom Lahav during the launch of the event at the Greenfield District in Mandaluyong City recently.

Held for the first time here, the Legion Run is an international event, which has had successful staging in France, Italy, Poland, Greece, Israel and Bulgaria, among others.

The first event in Asia will be held in January 2017 in Malaysia.

Meanwhile, online listup starts today and will run till Feb. 24, 2017 while the event’s registration partner is Gold’s Gym at Muñoz Waltermart, Katipunan, Galleria, Bonifacio Global City and Glorietta 4.