Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Register for 2018 Daegu International Marathon


Daegu Intl' Marathon is a prime opportunity to immerse yourself in the spirit of Daegu

The weather has drastically warmed up for the past week in Korea. Soon, marathon competitions will start taking place across the nation! Among all, Daegu International Marathon boasts its global scaled marathon hosted by KAAF(Korea Association of Athletics Federations) and Daegu Metropolitan City! Come to Daegu for this special event, make unforgettable memory with your friends.


BASIC INFORMATION
─ Date: 08:00 - 14:00 April 1st
─ Main(starting) Location: Gukchaebosang Memorial Park 국채보상운동공원
─ Category: Elite Full, Master’s Half, 10km, Health Running
─ Website(ENG): Click here
─ Website(KOR): Click here (more information is available in Korean version)
─ Rewards: Souvenir and Prize money from 100,000KRW to 700,000KRW



REGISTRATION
─ Deadline: 18:00 March 9
*Please kindly note that registration can close earlier if maximum number of participants reaches.
─ Type: Individual and group
*group must consist of more than 2 runners.
─ How to register: online (click here)
─ Fee: Master’s Half 40,000KRW, 10km 30,000KRW, Health Running 15,000KRW
*Fee must be sent to a designated bank account or with credit/debit cards
Individual: Daegu Bank(대구은행) 035-05-004409-6 (Account Name: 대구광역시체육회)
Group: Daegu Bank (대구은행) 035-05-004408-4 (Account Name: 대구광역시체육회)
*Fee is non-refundable

Monday, February 19, 2018

TRAVEL KOREA BY BIKE | Rent bike at subway stations


Spring is just around the corner! One thing travelers love about the season is that they can travel by bike! For expats, traveling by bike is not a challenge if you rent one at a subway station!

Ganjeongbo area, Dalseong-gun

CHECK LIST
1. HAVE AN VALID ID
2. 15 YEARS OLD OR OLDER
3. TRAVELING ENDS BEFORE 20:00

HOW TO RENT
STEP1. Go to a station that offers bike rental service.
STEP2. Show your ID to an officer. You need to register if it is your first time to rent a bike.
*You must be over 15 years old.
STEP3. Check if a bike is free of damage.
STEP4. Enjoy your ride
STEP5. Return the bike and check if a bike is free of damage

BASIC INFORMATION
Renting Hours: 06:00 – 18:00
Returning Hours: by 20:00 (no over day return)
Price: Free
Limitations: Rainy days, drunk drivers, over day return


CAUTIONS
Please ride a bike outside station.
Please use an elevator or 자전거 경사로 by stairs. Please do not use escalator.
When a damage occurs, you are responsible for compensating for repairs.
Please follow related law when riding bike.

USING SUBWAY
Bikes are allowed inside train only on weekends and holidays (Line 1 & 2) No bike is allowed in line 3.
Foldable bikes are allowed any day. Diameter of wheel must be smaller than 50.8cm. (Line 1, 2, & 3)
Bikes are allowed only in the first compartment.

STATIONS OFFERING BIKE RENTALS
All stations offers bike rental except the following 4: Hwawon Station(Line1), Seolhwa-Myeongok Station(Line2), Banwoldand Station(Line 1 & 2) and Yeongnam Uni. Station(Line2). Plelase note that Monorail(Line3) does not offer rentals at all.

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Friday, February 16, 2018

Korea Trip | Nice Break at Massage Chairs; Enjoy Massage Privately!

Recreation room at the Olympic Athlete's Village (Image: Pyeonchang2018.com)

Have you read any recent article on Pyeonchang Olympic Village? Among many facilities and amenities Pyeonchang Olympic is providing to athelets and staffs, massage chairs ranks one of the top of their favorites. Korea is wildly fond with massage machines that come in different types and prices.

Mr. Healing offers a unique experience of this massage machine. With 13,000KRW, you can get a 50 minute long session of full body massage. Oddly, so many people fall asleep on this moving chair! A set of chairs are separated by partitions to give some privacy. 


Also, the price includes a cup of nice drink of your choice. Whether for curiosity or relaxation, it will be a unusual experience you can get from Korea! :)


Mr. Healing
  Location: Eworld
  Hours: 10:00 - 22:00
Address: 200, Duryugongwon-ro, Dalseo-gu, Daegu
Address(KR): 대구시 달서구 두류공원로 200
Admission(Adult): Entry 18,000KRW/ Free-pass 37,000KRW/Night Free-pass 21,000KRW