17 August 2013

Asian Challenge triathlon set

The Philippines will host the third Asian Challenge Triathlon on Feb. 22 next year in Subic Bay and Bataan featuring crack triathletes from 20 countries.

Taking place in the pristine protected waters of Subic Bay’s IIanin Bay and its rolling hills and costal jungle forests of Subic Bay and Bataan, the half distance has become a must-do for triathletes who want to experience one of the most beautiful and iconic tri courses in Asia with the theme: “Challenge Yourself, Race for a Cause”.

The competition will be the climax of a week-long celebration of lifestyle, cultural and community engagements and sports for the entire family celebrating the Pinoy Spirit and the beautiful traditions of the Philippines.

Subic Bay and Bataan are recognized throughout the country as the active lifestyle destination of Philippines known for enchanting and challenging terrain and magnificence costal vistas and low laying deep terrocarp triple canopy rainforest has long been a place where the country’s best athletes come to train, race and relax.

The event reflects the efforts by Challenge Philippines Endurance Entertainment Asia (EEA) to deliver the best all around event experiences to the athletes and the Subic Bay, and Bataan and Zambales stakeholders.

“We deliberately looked on how to bring an iconic Challenge Philippines event to the area with the best economic impacts, but without the negative effects of closed city central roads or extra traffic,” said organizer Dave Voth.

“We are very pleased to have the very distinguished global event Challenge Philippines come to Subic Bayand feature our Freeport and former historic Naval Magazine area,” said Voth an American living in Angeles City with Filipina wife and two sons.

The event is in partnership with Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority, Subic Bay Freeport Zone and sanctioned by Triathlon Association of the Philippines. (Clyde Mariano, Tempo)