[Interview] ASICS RELAY 2019 Ambassador, Thunder Shares Upcoming Plans for The Year

Returning to the Bayfront Event Square on 26 October, this year’s ASICS RELAY will be an exciting race to anticipate and compete in, with the announcement of South Korean singer Park Sang Hyun (otherwise better known as Thunder) being appointed as ASICS Ambassador in Southeast Asia.

Taking place in four different cities, the annual running event will wrap up its last leg in Singapore, expecting over 1,500 teams gearing up to join in the relay race. Featuring two race categories namely the 42km Full Marathon and the 21km Half Marathon, participants can team up in four or two in any of the three categories – Male, Female and Mixed Team.

There will be several exciting and interactive activities to look forward to at the race village, including face painting and a 180-degree photo booth, along with the presence of Korean DJ duo, 2 Hearts, who’ll be pumping up the race with high energy tracks. Upon completion of the race, participants can also enjoy a wide selection of food from local kiosks.

Even though Thunder himself will not be joining in the Singapore race, he has left a message for his Singapore fans, sharing what he’d been up to recently. Check out the excerpt from our email interview with the former member of MBLAQ:

Q: How do you feel about being appointed as the Ambassador for ASICS RELAY 2019?
I feel very honored to be an Ambassador for this year’s ASICS RELAY 2019. It’s a unique and fun way to gather your friends together to break a sweat and create wonderful memories!

Q: You mentioned before on your YouTube channel that you have an interest in exercising. What form of exercise do you usually do and any tips to share about keeping fit?
I usually do push-ups, pull-ups and dips to maintain my body. A tip that I use when I haven’t worked out in a while is building my endurance back and testing my endurance level by doing a burpee test.

Q: Any plans to collaborate with other celebrity youtubers or even your sister (Sandara Park) to make a video together?
I’m always open to possibilities, but for now I don’t have any plans.

Q: What are your upcoming plans for the year?
I’m currently preparing for my next album. I have a Digital Single planned for August release and a Mini Album planned for November release.

Q: Please leave a message for your Singapore fans.
Hey Guys! This is Thunder! I just want to say hi to all my fans in Singapore, thank you for always giving me your support and I hope to see you all soon maybe through an ASICS event in the near future. Thank you!


Registration of the ASICS RELAY 2019 Singapore Edition is now open until 13 October 2019, or whenever slots are filled, whichever earlier. Interested participants can now register at the official website here, and winning team of the 42km Full Marathon will walk away with a grand prize of $1,000 with 4 pairs of ASICS shoes.

(Photos: ASICS RELAY 2019)

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