The Professional Triathletes Organisation (PTO) announces a partnership with the 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 everyone’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, and Taiwan and a record-breaking 17,000 participants in Kuala Lumpur in 2022.
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 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.