ROX Outdoor Festival 2016: April 16-17 at BGC

The ROX Outdoor Festival 2016 is a two-day celebration of outdoor sports activities, clinics, equipment demos, presentation, films and more brought to you by Recreational Outdoor eXchange (Store), currently the largest outdoor sports and recreation superstore in Southeast Asia.
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This festival, which will be held on APRIL 16-17, 2016 at the Bonifacio High Street, at the Bonifacio Global City is geared toward children, beginner and intermediate outdoor enthusiasts, offering a range of activities for all interests and ability levels.
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Driven by fun, community, health, education and the embodiment of the outdoor lifestyle, the ROX Outdoor Festival has been designed to inspire participants to enjoy and explore ROX various outdoor activities with friends and family.
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MEET YOU ALL OUTSIDE!
Get Ready for a Bigger and Better R.O.X. Outdoor Festival This 2016!
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It’s In to be Out! Gone are the days where you stay in and veg out on your laptop, socializing with friends online. The outdoors is the new and better way to stay connected and have the best time doing it! On April 16-17, 2016, all roads lead to Bonifacio High Street in Bonifacio Global City for the much anticipated R.O.X. Outdoor Festival 2016!
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Last year’s R.O.X. Outdoor Festival 2015 was a phenomenal success. The entire stretch of Bonifacio High Street was painted red for the event, bringing together dozens of premier outdoor brands that sponsored exciting games which tested one’s mental and physical endurance. There were performances by current artists and bands, booths, movies and fun activities for kids that made the Festival the most happening place to be for the weekend.
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This year, it’s going to be even bigger as R.O.X. rolls out more exhilarating activations, and new brands bring out thrilling competitions for those brave enough to try them out. The R.O.X. Outdoor Festival 2016 is free and more than that will be giving away outdoor gear for those who register for the event. There’s a game tailor fit for anyone who wants to come, making it the perfect destination for the community to come together and share a truly awesome summer experience.
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R.O.X. is building a 40-foot wall for the R.O.X. Zero Gravity: National Lead Climbing Competition for the R.O.X. Outdoor Festival 2016. Participants will have to leave fear on the ground as they attempt to summit the monster wall set out before them. If that’s not exciting enough, there’s going to be several outdoor crash courses that will be offered to those who love taking on the great outdoors. Stay a little bit towards the end of the day for the R.O.X. Outdoor Film Showing where you can watch blockbuster films
while enjoying the outdoors.
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And R.O.X. is not the only one who will be having all the fun. Some of the best international outdoor brands will be putting up challenges that will have the attendees push the limits on what they think they
can do The North Face, Salomon, Fox, Mountain Hardware, Poler, and DC are just some of the brands that are preparing epic adventures and fun games that will surely make this weekend the best one you’ve had.
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Aside from all the crazy-fun games and competitions, there will be activities, workshops, food stalls, picnic grounds and band performances that will be happening all throughout the event.
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Do you need more reasons to get outside? Fling open those doors. Step out. Be part of the world of the outdoors where absolutely anything can happen. Find out more about the R.O.X. Outdoor Festival by liking the R.O.X. Philippines Facebook page or visit
www.rox.ph today.

ROX Outdoor Festival’s “Get Outside” A Success!

Great to know that the ROX Outdoor Festival 2015, a week-end sports festival held last April 18 and 19, 2015 was a resounding success!
This outdoor festival was aimed at promoting outdoor adventure sports and is a showcase for the hardcore as well as new-comers to take part in various adventurous sports while an equally good opportunity to learn more on the ins and outs of  having an enjoyable experience outdoors.
This event hosted a bouldering competition and a bike track competition. Apart from these, the festival also hosted fun, recreational activities where one can indulge in many challenges like the Pump Up the Track Challenge, Mountain Athletics Challenge, Trying Stuff Challenge, Outrun the Road Challenge, Strider’s competition for kids, and other competitions.
R.O.X. Outdoor Festival Welcomes Everyone Outside
(Press Release)
Adventure’s doors are officially open.
R.O.X. celebrated the best of the outdoors with the R.O.X. Outdoor Festival, held from April 18 to 19, 2015 at Bonifacio High Street. Attended by outdoor enthusiasts and converts of all kind, this two- day event marked the culmination of R.O.X.’s Get Outside campaign, which encouraged people to turn to a life of non-stop adventure.
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Competitions, games, challenges, booths, shows, and workshops at the event kept excitement at a permanent high, as participating outdoor brands and organizations introduced people everything the outdoors had to offer.
One of the event’s big features was the R.O.X. Zero Gravity Bouldering Competition, sponsored by premier wall-climbing group PowerUp in partnership with the Sport Climbing Association of the Philippines, Inc. (SCAPI), where bouldering champions from all over the country fought for the top title and a round-trip airfare for two to Kota Kinabalu by Cebu Pacific Air.
A more grueling kind of challenge met participants of Mountain Hardwear’s Last Man Standing competition, staged on the first day of the festival. Fourteen hardy participants fought to stay on each of their 3-foot columns for nearly five hours as they endured various physical challenges on top of the heat of high summer. The winner took home the complete outdoor treatment: an all-expense paid trip to Coron, Palawan courtesy of Cebu Pacific Air and The Funny Lion Inn plus a complete set of gear by Mountain Hardwear.
Event-goers also proved eager to take on the rest of the festival’s activities, including Fox’s Pump Up the Track Challenge, The North Face’s Mountain Athletics Challenge, Columbia’s Trying Stuff Challenge, Salomon’s Outrun the Road Challenge, Strider’s competition for kids, and other high-octane pursuits.
For people new to the outdoors, the event also offered opportunities for them to get started. Various outdoor brands, service providers, groups, and communities packed Bonifacio High Street with booths for people to jumpstart their adventure.
Those interested in niche outdoor experiences found sound advice from the event’s talks and workshops, such as Liliane Cobiao’s introduction to traveling around the world, Tamara Benitez and
Mike Eijansantos’ guide to filming the outdoors, Carla Grino’s lecture on exploring the outdoors with your kid, and other highly useful topics by outdoor professionals.
Come evening, the festival switched on a more entertaining and relaxed vibe with performances by Lucille and Indio I at the amphitheater and big screen film viewings for families and groups of friends sprawled on the grass.
Without actually taking people up mountains, across open seas, or into a long and winding trail in the wild, the R.O.X. Outdoor Festival proved that the road to adventure is easy to find. It only takes a brave heart and a desire to Get Outside.
R.O.X. Outdoor Festival is sponsored by the Primer Group of Companies, The North Face, Columbia Sportswear,
Eddie Bauer, Sea to Summit, Fox, Telic, Nalgene, Roxy, Quiksilver, DC, Timbuk2, Poler, O’Neill, Volcom, Sanuk, Native, Mountain Hardwear, Hurley, Stance, Healthy Back Bag, World Traveller, Spyder, OtterBox, Goal Zero, Nivea, CORE, GoPro, Dan’s, Specialized, Strider, Amorita Resort, Cyburban, Planet Zips, Cebu Pacific Air, Costa Pacifica, The Funny Lion Inn, Garmin, PowerUp, Gatorade, Magnavision, Krispy Kreme, Syoss, the Department
of Tourism, and Tourism Promotions Board Philippines.
This event is also supported by the following media partners: Business Mirror, Malaya, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Philippine Star, Rappler, WhenInManila.com, Juice.ph, Writer’s Block, Gist.ph, View Magazine, 2.0 Magazine, Explore, PowerPlay Magazine, Speed Magazine, Endurance, Travel Now, Travelife, Clavel, GRID, Asian Journal, Adventour Magazine, and MultiSport Magazine.
See all the thrilling highlights of the R.O.X. Outdoor Festival by following @roxphilippines on Facebook and @rox_philippines on Instagram.
Gear up before you Get Outside. Visit R.O.X. at Bonifacio High Street, MarQuee Mall, Camp John Hay, Ayala Center Cebu, Centrio Mall Cagayan de Oro, and The District North Point Bacolod.
R.O.X. is owned and operated by Primer Group of Companies,
Asia’s next retail giant!
(Photos courtesy of ROX Philippines’ FB Account)

ROX Outdoor Festival 2015: April 18-19

Finally, a sports festival in our midst! The Recreational Outdoor eXchange (ROX), South East Asia’s biggest outdoor store is having their ROX Outdoor Festival 2015, a week-end sports festival on April 18 and 19, 2015 that celebrates outdoor athletics, seminars, sports tours and outdoor gears!

The festival showcases the most popular outdoor sports like running, mountaineering, biking, hiking, camping, backpacking, surfing and many more.

As a prelude to the event, ROX is also sponsoring a Photo Contest to provide an opportunity for photographers, both professional and amateurs alike to present their best outdoor adventure shots and share these important stories and influence the way people think of outdoor sports adventures.

Read on for details of these events:

ALL ADVENTURES BEGIN HERE!
R.O.X. Outdoor Festival
April 18-19
Bonifacio High Street Central, Amphitheatre

Celebrate a weekend packed with the best reasons for you to Get Outside and make this the summer you were anywhere but home.

The R.O.X. Outdoor Festival in partnership with Bonifacio Global City is a two-day event that shall be the outdoor convert’s gateway to the adventuring life. There will be sporting competitions, activities, talks, outdoor film showing, and booths from our top outdoor brands and partners. Adventure groups, tour operators, and environmental organizations shall also be available to bridge the gap between customer and experience provider.

For the activity updates, like us at facebook.com/roxphilippines

R.O.X. Outdoor Festival Photo Competition

Some adventures are best told in full resolution. Submit a photo of your most incredible outdoor experience and make us wish we were there when it happened. Up to P30,000 worth of prizes plus a chance to see your photo on display at the R.O.X. Outdoor Festival in April are at stake!

R.O.X. Outdoor Festival Photo Contest Official Rules and Mechanics

Who can Enter?
This photo contest is open only to individuals 18 years old or higher. Participant must be a resident of the Philippines to qualify.

How to Enter
1. Each entry shall consist of the following:
A. Completed submission form available at goo.gl/forms/1zXjqLQGNG
B. The URL of the photo you are entering with a minimum resolution of 300 dpi or size of 4MB
2. Fill out the submission form with your personal information and details about your entry.
3. In the text box provided, paste the URL of the photo you are entering. You may upload your entry on an external image hosting site such as Dropbox, Flickr, Google Drive, etc.
4. In the text box provided, write the story behind your photo in no more than 600 characters.
5. Complete the submission form by agreeing to the waiver and clicking on the submit button.

Criteria and Judging
Entries shall be judged based on the following criteria:

Adventure (Does your photo depict a thrilling outdoor adventure and location?) 30%
Skill (Is your photo composed and shot professionally?) 30%
Originality (Does your photo have a fresh way of representing the outdoors?) 30%
Story (How compelling is your story about the photo?) 10%
Total 100%

Contest Period and Awarding
1. Entries shall be accepted from February 16 to March 20, 2015 only.
2. Twenty (20) finalists shall be announced on April 13, 2015 on R.O.X.’s Facebook page. Finalists shall also be notified via phone and email.
3. Three (3) winners shall be announced at the awarding ceremony on April 19, 2015 during the R.O.X. Outdoor Festival at the Bonifacio High Street Amphitheater.

Prizes
1. The top 20 entries shall be exhibited at the R.O.X. Outdoor Festival from April 18 to 19, 2015 at the Bonifacio High Street Amphitheater.
2. The top three (3) winners shall also receive the following:
3rd Place: P10,000 worth of R.O.X. prizes
2nd Place: P20,000 worth of R.O.X. prizes
1st Place: P30,000 worth of R.O.X. prizes

Terms and Conditions
1. Each participant may submit a maximum of two (2) entries. If both entries are selected, the participant shall be awarded the prize of a higher value.
2. Photos entered in the contest must have been taken from January 2014 up to the present only.
3. Photos entered in the contest must not bear the participant’s name or watermark. The participant’s name shall be included after judging and during the photo exhibit.
4. Minor enhancements (such as the editing of brightness, contrast, sharpness, or levels) are allowed, but manipulating or adding elements in the photo are not allowed.
5. Photos must not have been previously or currently entered in any competition, owned by another entity, or subject to copyright issues.
6. All entries must be accompanied with a duly signed waiver (included in the registration form) stating that the participant allows R.O.X. to use the photo in any promotional material or program provided that the participant is properly acknowledged and that intellectual property rights remain with him or her. R.O.X. is likewise permitted to retain possession of the files submitted by the participant or dispose them to prevent unauthorized use.
7. Notice of entry or acknowledgment of receipt shall be sent through the participant’s email address upon entry.
8. Judges’ decision is final. R.O.X. reserves the right to modify the mechanics and contest rules. Violation of any above-stated rules and/or non-compliance of the same shall be grounds for automatic disqualification.