Five teams from Singapore plus a team from Vietnam, Australia, Indonesia and the Asia Pacific will battle it out with various local and national teams in the much awaited 2nd International Mt. Apo Boulder Face Challenge slated on April 28-29, 2012 in the Municipality of Sta. Cruz, Davao del Sur.
The international teams will be competing against teams from Metro Manila, Cabanatuan City, Cebu City, Davao City, General Santos City, Digos City, Bukidnon, Davao del Norte and Sta. Cruz, Davao del Sur including four corporate teams and teams representing some of the event’s sponsors, namely R.O.X., San Miguel Corporation and Franklin Baker, in what is believed to the one of the most difficult adventure races in the country.
The competing teams, composed of three members – 2 racers and a logistics crew, will conquer water, land and altitude in a 24-hour extreme challenge that will entail four disciplines: mountain biking, trekking, water tubing and running.
From the beach lines of Sta. Cruz, the teams navigate themselves through the municipality’s rugged terrains and wild rivers, then scale the peak of Mount Apo – the country’s highest peak – passing through its grueling boulder face. The entire stretch of the race is around 70-80 kilometers.
A project of the Department of Tourism Xl and Local Government of Sta. Cruz, Davao del Sur, the champion team of the 2nd International Mt. Apo Boulder Face Challenge will receive P150,000 while the second and third placers will pocket P100,000 and P75,000, respectively.
The top five finishers will also receive a consolation prize of P10,000 each.
The annual event is supported by the Mountaineering Federation of Southern Mindanao (MFSM) and corporate partners San Miguel Corporation, Aboitiz Power Corporation, Zest Air, Columbia Sportswear, R.O.X. (Recreational Outdoor Exchange) Philippines and Primer Group of Companies