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Challenge Camsur 2015: Event Preview

I just attended the Challenge Camsur 2015 Event preview at the Manila Peninsula Hotel the other day and i really like to praise David Voth, the chief executive officer of Leverage Sports Asia, who chairs the Challenge Philippines Race; Gov. Miguel Luis Villafuerte of Camarines Sur; Jumbo Tayag, Race Director of Challenge Camsur and Yellow Cab Pizza, main sponsor of this event for this world class triathlon they are assembling, the Challenge Camsur 2015 Triathlon!

All of these people are designing and redefining the whole triathlon event in Camsur which takes off in June of next year. The Challenge Camsur is going to be one of the fastest courses in the world Challenge series with close to 1,500 triathletes expected to join this event, 40% of which are foreign entries vying for top spots in their respective Age Groups. It’s beginning to prosper as one of the most famous and anticipated triathlons in the country, with major-market media and TV coverage nationwide.

During the press preview of Challenge Camsur at the Peninsula Hotel

Challenge Camsur will be the second Challenge branded triathlon event in the country, after Challenge Bataan. The Challenge Family is the largest and fastest growing triathlon global series in the world and has been voted the Best Triathlon Experience for the past 3 years in a row by the professionals and Age groupers.

Given that this venue had hosted three previous world-class triathlons before, i expect that this race will be very well organized and the support they will be receiving will be top notch! The amount of corporate sponsorship this event has garnered only reflects the high profile that this sport has generated!

If you have dreams of doing a world class triathlon like an Ironman or a Challenge Triathlon without spending too much for expenses to do one abroad, then add the Challenge Camsur to your list!

Here are some of the foreign entries joining the Challenge Camsur on June 14, 2015:

Yellow Cab’s Challenge Camsur Premiers and Announces Grassroots Efforts for Amateur Triathletes

Makati City, Manila – 14th October 2014 – With the grand success of Challenge Philippines held last February 2014 in Subic Bay and Bataan, The Challenge Family, owner of the Challenge Global Triathlon Series of Long and Half Distance Triathlon Races, is most proud to launch an even larger and more iconic event in 2014 with Yellow Cab’s Challenge Camsur to be held on June 14, 2015. Challenge Camsur will join Challenge Philippines, taking place on February 21, 2015, as the second Challenge event in the Philippines.

Yellow Cab’s Challenge Camsur will be the Largest Triathlon Festival to be held in the Philippines with the Province of Camarines Sur being the perfect place to host this world-class event as Camsur was the first province in the Philippines to host a world-class triathlon successfully for three consecutive years while setting a standard for the sport in the country.

With Camsur Governor Miguel Villafuerte

In anticipation of the newest, hottest and fastest Challenge to hit Asia, top 25 Professional Triathletes such as Chris “Macca” McCormack (Australia), World Champion and Challenge Ambassador, Melissa Hauschildt (Australia), Challenge Philippines  2014 Women’s Champion, Rasmus Petraeus (Netherlands), professional triathlete, Michael Murphy (Australia), 2nd Place Finisher at Challenge Philippines 2014, Radka Vodickova (Czechoslovakia), ranked first by the ETU in 2010, and Brad Kahlefeldt (Australia), 3x World Champion Medalist, will participate in the race.

This is the biggest and fastest professional field ever assembled in Philippine triathlon history. Additionally, 40% of Challenge Camsur’s registered triathletes are foreign triathletes flying in to vie for top spots in their Age Groups and to set new personal best times.

The goal of Yellow Cab’s Challenge Camsur is not only to host the best triathlon in Asia, but also to develop a grassroots program for the sport. Race producer, Leverage Sports Asia, in collaboration with the Province of Camarines Sur, is working closely to develop this program and expand it to various cities and provinces all over the country.

Yellow Cab’s Challenge Camsur will be the only triathlon event in the country that will have a geographically balanced representation. While most races in the Philippines are attended by triathletes from Metro Manila, Yellow Cab’s Challenge Camsur will have a more diverse field of participants and a wider reach. Out of 80 provinces, 25 – 30 are expected to take part in the program while 30 cities out of 130 are estimated to join.

Through their CSR, Corporate Sport Responsibility, the 5 year vision for the Challenge brand is to encourage participation and engagement in the sport while promoting a healthy lifestyle and inspiring future Olympians and World Champions. For decades, many boxers and basketball players have been trained and honed to compete on a global scale.

Now is the time to grow the sport of Triathlon in the country; to put together a pool of talent and develop them into the next batch of World-Class Triathletes.

To register for Yellow Cab’s Challenge Camsur, please visit www.challengecamsur.com/register.

SIDELIGHTS OF CHALLENGE CAMSUR:

#WhereItAllBegan #ChallengeCamsur #TimeForANewChallenge

(PRESS RELEASE)

Yellow Cab “Challenge CamSur Triathlon” Launched

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“The water is always clearer on the inside of our fence”. This was how CamSur Gov. Miguel Luis Villafuerte and his father, the former Gov. L-Ray Villafuerte described the conditions of their water sports complex wherein safety and cleanliness are one their utmost concerns in staging the Challenge CamSur Triathlon next June 14, 2015. The launch of the Challenge Camsur event was held this morning in Quezon city.

Challenge Family, the organizers of the global triathlon series which brought to you the recent Challenge Roth in Germany will now be staging their new triathlon race in Camarines Sur after holding the very successful Challenge Philippines at the Camayan Beach Resort in Bataan-Subic last February of this year.

CamSur is no stranger in hosting international triathlon events. Back in 2009, it hosted the Cobra Ironman 70.3 Triathlon, the first major international triathlon event sanctioned by the World Triathlon Corporation in the country for three consecutive years until 2011. This established a solid international reputation for CamSur in terms of hosting world-class triathlon events.

David Voth (CEO of Leverage Sports Asia and Challenge Philippines Race Chairman)

Giving prestige to Challenge CamSur is the designation of Yellow Cab Pizza as the Title Sponsor of the Challenge Brand in the Philippines thus giving the brand name, Yellow Cab Pizza’s Challenge Philippines and Yellow Cab Pizza’s Challenge Camsur.

There will be the usual huge production happening to be staged by the government of CamSur to make this international race a success. They will be offering a complete and integrated package – full preparation and security at the race venue and routes, an Olympic village-type set-up at the CamSur Watersports Complex with accommodations as well as leisure, dining, entertainment and exhibition/exposition facilities.

Camarines Sur Governor Miguel Luis Villafuerte

The sprawling complex will also serve as a hub for the race proper and pre-race and post-race activities. 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.

These are indeed great times for triathlon enthusiasts in the Philippines wherein events of the Cobra Ironman Cebu, Vaseline X-Terra Off Road Liloan, Enervon Active Bohol 226, Challenge Bataan-Subic and a host of many others are lined-up for the elites and budding triathletes to conquer.

Proponents of Challenge CamSur

Challenge Philippines Triathlon launches new international race

Yellow Cab Pizza takes title sponsorship

Manila, Philippines, July 29, 2014–AFTER a successful leg last February in Subic Bay and Bataan,  Challenge Philippines is expanding its brand footprint with the announcement of a new race set on June 14 next year—Challenge CamSur.

The Challenge Philippines earlier this year showcased over 729 athletes from 38 countries. Triathletes from different walks of life, including two crown princes of Bahrain, competed in the inaugural race.

Twenty-five of the world’s fastest pro triathletes participated in the race competing for two million pesos, the largest prize purse in Asia. Among them are Australia’s Michael Murphy and other current world champions.

Challenge Philippines 2014 triathlon on February 22, 2014 in Subic Bay, Philippines. (Photo by Nicky Loh/Getty Images) 2014 Getty Images

The race’s broadcast coverage reached over 82 counties worldwide showcasing Philippines as the most desired lifestyle and sports destination.

Challenge Family, owner of the global triathlon series of long and half distance races, is known worldwide for giving the most iconic and beautiful race locations. This is exemplified with the announcement of the new Challenge 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.

Contract signing

“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.

After registration, all athletes will get the chance to win a year-round season pass to select Challenge Family races including a coveted race kit to Challenge Roth in 2015. The promotion will run for a limited time only. Athletes may register and join through http://bit.ly/30YearsOfRoth.

At the Challenge Camsur launching with Triathlete Noelle De Guzman (Kikayrunner) finisher of the recent Challenge Roth Triathlon in Germany

“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.

“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. “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.

Anna Stroh, event director of Challenge Philippines and Challenge CamSur said: “Giving our athletes an opportunity to compete at highest levels, in a well-organized, safe, and beautiful destinations, is our primary goal.”

Challenge Philippines Triathlon in Subic Bay and Bataan and Challenge CamSur will be held on Feb. 21 and June 14, respectively. The new title sponsorship with Yellow Cab Co. for Challenge Philippines and Challenge Camsur, with an initial term of 3 years, will begin immediately.

The famous pizza chain has been a long-time supporter of triathlon by supporting its own team, Team Yellow Cab, and many sport development programs, including its support of Challenge Philippines in 2014 as an official partner. “We could not ask for a better partner. Yellow Cab is symbolic of quality, passion, and a positive lifestyle that makes it a perfect fit for the Challenge brand,” Voth said.

“Being part of the Challenge Family provides an ideal platform to continue our objectives established over a decade ago, but with a wider reach… I am very delighted to have Yellow Cab on board as a Title Sponsor of the Challenge Brand in Philippines.

Having supported Triathlon since 2008, having Yellow Cab as part of the Family is a wonderful match”, Challenge Director Jumbo Tayag said. “The Challenge Philippines Brand and Yellow Cab share a certain status in the market.

Only a few can be a triathlete, but a lot of people are aspiring to be one. Similar to Yellow Cab, customers sees the brand as aspirational, a brand that you want to be associated with,” said Roy Quejada, chief operating officer of Yellow Cab Co.

For more details visit the Challenge Philippines website at http://challengephilippines.com.ph.

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