Singapore – The Professional Triathletes Organisation (PTO) has announced a partnership with popular running brand The Music Run to create an accessible and fun-packed option for its PTO Asian Open weekend on 19-20 August in Singapore.
After five years, The Music Run will make a much-anticipated return to the Lion City with its signature 5km fun run being one of the events staged alongside the PTO Tour’s women’s and men’s 100km PTO Asian Open professional races and two duathlon races over a standard 4.5km Run/32km Bike/4.5km Run and a longer 9km Run/64km Bike/9km Run. All races will be held in the Marina Bay area.
The addition of the open-to-all 5km run format with a pumping soundtrack featuring people’s favourite hits, ensures that everyone has a place at the PTO Asian Open weekend, creating the ultimate combination of exciting spectator sport and an enjoyable mass participation event. The Music Run has a strong following across Asia, after staging events in Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, China, Taiwan and a record breaking 17,000 participants in Kuala Lumpur in 2022.
“The Music Run has a proven track record of encouraging runners of all abilities to pull on their trainers and run around stunning city centre locations to the beat of their favourite tunes. We’re delighted to have The Music Run as part of our PTO Asian Open weekend as it makes its return to Singapore and gives everyone a great option to get involved in what will be a festival of multisport activity,” explained PTO CEO Sam Renouf.
“We’re absolutely thrilled to be partnering with the Professional Triathletes Organisation to bring The Music Run back to Singapore. It’s an iconic venue and the atmosphere is sure to be electric. It has been a long time since we staged The Music Run in Singapore and we have missed being here. We look forward to welcoming everyone back to participate in our signature run with their family and friends,” said Fresh Events Asia General Manager Jeff Ross.
Registration for The Music Run will open officially on Thursday 1 June at midday (12pm) Singapore Time via https://themusicrun.com.sg/ but runners can pre-register their interest now at the same URL.
The PTO Asian Open professional 100km races are part of the new PTO Tour, triathlon’s leading annual race series, which is staging high profile events in different cities around the world that pit the world’s best athletes head-to-head. Singapore will feature the top 20 female and male athletes battling it out for a US$600,000 (S$805,000) prize fund split equally between women and men, with the winners taking home US$100,000. All the action will be broadcast live around the world to 195 territories courtesy of the PTO Tour’s partnerships with Warner Bros. Discovery and a series of other regional and national broadcasters. In Singapore, the PTO Asian Open will also be shown ‘live’ on mewatch, Mediacorp’s digital streaming platform, alongside a preview programme and race highlights show that will also be broadcast on Channel 5, Mediacorp’s English language free-to-air channel.
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About the Professional Triathletes Organisation
The PTO is a new body, co-owned by the professional athletes, seeking to elevate and grow the sport of Triathlon and take it to the next level. Each PTO Open is raced over 100km (2km swim, 80km bike and 18km run). 2023 PTO Tour races include: the PTO European Open on 6 May, the PTO US Open in Milwaukee on 4-5 August and the PTO Asian Open in Singapore on 19-20 August. The season will be underpinned by the new PTO World Rankings, helping to create a compelling season-long narrative in the sport for the first time.
About The Music Run
The Music Run™ is the only international 5km running series with music every step of the way. The ‘Sound Track’ run course features speakers pumping the ultimate running playlist from start to finish. After the run, participants can choose to party at the Main Stage or soak up the festival vibes in the Music Village. Launched in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in 2014 by Fresh Events Asia, The Music Run’s mission is to inspire people to ‘live the beat’ and lead more active lifestyles. To date, it has been experienced by over 300,000 runners across 35 events in 13 countries.