After the successful Challenge Philippines leg held last February in Subic Bay and Bataan, Challenge Philippines has announced a new race at the presscon held last July 30 in Quezon City: Challenge CamSur.
The last successful Challenge Philippines held earlier this year involved over 729 athletes from 38 countries including two crown princes of Bahrain. 25 of the world’s fastest pro triathletes, including Australia’s Michael Murphy, also participated in the race which has a prize money of two million pesos, the biggest prize money in Asia.
Challenge Family is known worldwide for giving the most iconic and beautiful race locations. This is further exemplified with the announcement of the new Challenge CamSur to be held in sporting capital of the Bicol Region, Camsur.
“We are honored to welcome Challenge CamSur as part of the Challenge Philippine’s Family of races. Camsur has a rich tradition and legacy in the sport of Philippine triathlons. With the passion and warmth always evident from the people of Camarines Sur supporting our athletes, it’s just amazing,” said David Voth, CEO of Leverage Sports Asia and chairman of Challenge Philippines Race.
“In celebration of a new Challenge race in CamSur and a new title sponsorship from Yellow Cab Pizza, plus it’s the 30th Anniversary of the birthplace of Challenge Family Triathlons in Roth, Germany, we will roll back Challenge Philippine’s race entry prices to US$190,” Voth said.
Athletes may register and join the race through http://bit.ly/30YearsOfRoth.
“The 2014 Challenge Philippines race course in Bataan was proclaimed by many around the world as being the ‘World’s Toughest Course.’ Our goal for Challenge Camsur is to design and deliver one of the fastest courses in Asia,” Voth said.
The government of Camsur was very delighted and supportive of this sporting event.
“We in the province of CamSur are proud to be part of the Challenge Family Global Series and we are looking forward to host the CamSur Challenge triathlon next year as a banner event of Challenge Philippines,” CamSur Gov. Miguel Luis Villafuerte said. “Being the host of the first major international triathlon event sanctioned by the World Triathlon Corporation in the country in 2009, and this was for three consecutive years until 2011, our contribution to the growth of triathlon in the Philippines is substantive. This has established for us a solid international reputation in terms of hosting world-class triathlon events.”
Villafuerte pointed out that Camsur holds a unique draw when it comes to hosting such international sporting events. Actually his father, the former Governor, Elrey Villafuerte, through his vision brought Camsur to international sporting map and calendar.
“There is strong government support and we are able to offer a complete and integrated package… To add to all these is the enthusiasm and involvement of the local residents who go out as early as 4 a.m. and line the race routes to cheer for the competitors,” Villfuerte said.
Challenge Philippines Triathlon in Subic Bay and Bataan and Challenge CamSur will be held on Feb. 21 and June 14, respectively in 2015.
Yellow Cab Co. is the title sponsor for both the Challenge Philippines and Challenge Camsur, with an initial term of 3 years. The company has its own Team Yellow Cab competiting in the event as well.
For more details visit the Challenge Philippines website.