Filipino Scholars Organization in Korea (PIKO) will host a “Running Man” style competition for young Korean and expat Seoulites next month.
“Tara Na: Finding the Philippines in Seoul” is a race connecting four locations in Seoul on Oct. 6.
Teams of three are required to stop at each site and do different tasks related to Philippine culture.
The first to complete the course will receive prizes worth 300,000 won ($270), with second and third prizes of 250,000 won and 200,000 won, respectively.
“Instead of a normal, cliched cultural event where you just show to the public a cultural presentation, we wanted it to be different, an interactive one where Koreans and foreign nationals get to experience the culture themselves firsthand,” explained PIKO public relations officer Ronel Laranjo.
The event is supported by Seoul Metropolitan Government, Department of Tourism-Philippines and the Philippine Embassy-Seoul.
Participants must be aged 18-30 and form teams that include at least one Korean member. Filipinos are not allowed to take part.
To participate, register by Sept. 30 by completing an application form available form and sending it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration costs 15,000 won and is limited to 10 teams.