Synchronize your watches for a grand adventure in ARCA South. The 74-hectare Taguig property, set to become a new “city in sync” as master-planned by Ayala Land, Inc., is hosting a mobile-app integrated adventure run on Saturday, September 19, 2015.
SyncRUNize will be unlike other regular 5 km runs as it challenges both body and mind through a number of physical obstacles and mental drills. Racers will first have to download the exclusive SyncRUNize mobile app available on Google Play and iOS. The app directs participants from one checkpoint to another where they will have to accomplish the physical or mental challenge before they can get to the next.
ARCA South has partnered with Guerilla Race, organizers of the fierce sport Guerilla Race Series, to specially design the obstacle course. Mental drills, which can include calculations, stock knowledge tests, or abstract reasoning were designed by Go Go Hunt. Other partners are The North Face, Fox, Oculus Archery and as the partner-beneficiary of the event, the Help Educate and Rear Orphans (HERO) Foundation. Part of the proceeds from SyncRUNize will serve as educational aid to the children of soldiers incapacitated or killed in the line of duty.
Racers can compete as individuals or as teams of four. They will get a chance to win P90,000 worth of cash and prizes for individual and group winners. At the end of the race, participants can celebrate their victory at Sync City, where they can enjoy the interactive booths and the food market.
“SyncRUNize is the kind of event that embodies the principle behind ARCA South as a City in Sync,” said Mr. Stephen Comia, ARCA South Project Development Manager. “The development is envisioned to be the newest CBD in Taguig where all the elements that make a city are present and in sync. In addition, the efficient management of the road network, traffic, communications, environment, security and other systems in ARCA South are primary.”
With DOTC’s planned Integrated Transport System (ITS) –South Terminal being recently awarded to Ayala Land, Inc., ARCA South will become one of the most highly connected districts in the city. This world-class transport terminal will rise beside ARCA South and increase accessibility to the property. The direct link to the Skyway and C5/ C6 highways will also make ARCA South minutes away from Makati, Bonifacio Global City and the Ninoy Aquino International Airport.
ARCA South will also eventually operate with a centralized system for traffic, power and security management, furthering its vision of being a city in sync. The district will be highly pedestrianized, punctuated by green spaces and streetscapes, and integrated basement parking to free the streets.
To get to ARCA South, participants can take the East Service Road along South Luzon Expressway or C5 in Taguig. While for those interested to take the public transport, for a minimum fee of P30 per person per roundtrip, participants can also avail of shuttle services to the race via pick up points in Tower 1 in Ayala Avenue, Makati; TriNoma Mall, Quezon City; and Alabang Town Center, Muntinlupa.
- What is SyncRUNize about?
ARCA South is hosting a mobile app integrated adventure run with SyncRUNize on September 19, 2015. This a one-of-a-kind race. Participants here will have to get directions from a downloadable mobile app, and even solve puzzles from the app as well as surpass the physical challenges before they can get to the next checkpoint.
We have partnered with Guerilla Race, Hero Foundation, The North Face, Fox and Oculus for the endurance challenges and Go Go Hunt for the mobile app driven mental challenges. It promises to be a memorable adventure run like no other.
- Where will it be held in ARCA South?
SyncRUNize will be held at the ARCA South near the estate entrance. Parking is available at the event area.
- How do we get to ARCA South?
ARCA South is accessible through the city’s major thoroughfares. They can take East Service Road in Taguig from C5 or the South Luzon Expressway (SLEX)
- Is there a shuttle service to ARCA South for SyncRUNize?
Yes, shuttle services will be offered to participants on September 19. Pick-up and drop-off points will be in Tower 1, Ayala Avenue in Makati, TriNoma in Quezon City and Alabang Town Center in Muntinlupa. A minimum fee of P30 per roundtrip will be charged. Participants can sign up and reserve their seats via SMS or email.
- Why hold this event in ARCA South?
SyncRUNize is the kind of event that embodies the principle behind ARCA South as a City in Sync. The development is envisioned to be the newest CBD in Taguig where all the elements that make a city are present and in sync. In addition, the efficient management of the road network, traffic, communications, environment, security and other systems in ARCA South are primary.
- How can people register for the event?
This can be done online on http://www.arcasouth.ph or they can visit any of the Chris Sports branches nationwide. Registration is ongoing until September 18, 2015.
- How much is registration?
Individual registration is at P1,100 while group registration of 4 pax to form a team is at P990 per person. Each participant will get a race kit with a SyncRUNize singlet, race bib, cell phone splash-proof pouch and exciting prizes from sponsors.
- Will participants need to have their mobile phones with them?
Yes. Participants will need their smartphones running on iOS or Android with them throughout the SyncRUNize course.
From August 28 to September 19, race day, the SyncRUNize app will be available for download on Google Play. The iOS version will be available from September 18 to 19.
We advise participants to charge their phones to full power and bring a charger, extra battery or power bank that they can stow in their racing kits.
- Will the SyncRUNize app run even when the smartphone’s mobile data is off?
The race course will have an online and offline version. People can run through the course without the need of internet however they must sync in their results at the end of the race. Wifi access will be available for all participants at the finish line.
- How will a participant win SyncRUNize?
Participants are guided from one obstacle to the next through the SyncRUNize app.
In the individual category of the race, the participant who finishes strong through all the obstacles and has the best time wins.
In the group category of the race, where participants are grouped into teams of 4, the team that finishes strongest through all the challenges with the best cumulative time will be the winner.
- What are the prizes in this race?
First Place – PHP15,000.00 in cash and prizes
Second Place – PHP8,000.00 in cash and prizes
Third Place – PHP6,000.00 in cash and prizes
First Place – PHP8,000.00 in cash and prizes
Second Place – PHP5,000.00 in cash and prizes
Third Place – PHP3,000.00 in cash and prizes
At the end of the run, visitors and participants can head for Sync City to enjoy the interactive booths and the food market.
- Is there an age limit to join SyncRUNize?
The participants must at least be 7 years old to join the SyncRUNize run.
- How will the Hero Foundation benefit from this event?
Part of the proceeds will be donated to Help Educate and Rear Orphans (HERO) Foundation.
- Why support HERO Foundation?
ARCA South is an Ayala Land development, and our business leaders were among the first to extend assistance upon the foundation’s establishment. We have a heightened awareness of the sacrifice and courage of our military men and women, especially with the headquarters of the Armed Forces of the Philippines being in Taguig as well. When an opportunity to give back through an event like SyncRUNize came about, it seemed like a natural plan of action.
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