Kenya nationals join Siargao Adventure Race on October 19-21

Kenya nationals join Siargao Adventure Race on October 19-21
Photo by: Dennis Ohashi
Santa Monica, Siargao Island  --- Kenya nationals together with last year's champion,  Kenneth Taylor and Stewart Lagura, confirmed to join in the  2nd Siargao Adventure Race, which will be held in the Municipality of Santa Monica from October 19 to 21, 2012.  Both teams are aiming to grab the total prizemoney of Php100,000. Adventure racers all over the globe are invited to join the race.  

This was through the initiative of Congressman Francisco Matugas, Governor Sol Matugas, Mayor Rosalinda  Penera and the Philippine Surfing Federation (PSF). The organizers are now preparing for this adventure race.  SAVE THE DATE AND REGISTER NOW! (email us:

Kenneth Taylor and Stewart Lagurra from the Province of Bukidnon
2012 Inaugural Event Champion:  
Kenneth Taylor and Stewart Lagurra from the Province of Bukidnon.
(Photo by: Zeny Pallugna) 

2nd Siargao Adventure Race 2012:  
"The First Philippine Bike-Orienteering Race"
Event Date:   October 19-21, 2012
Location:  Santa Monica, Siargao Island, Philippines

Distance:  40km / 8 hours
Total Prizemoney:  Php100,000

The Race:  
Siargao Adventure Race will take place in Santa Monica, a rural fishing town located north of Siargao Island that has a five kilometer stretch of white sand beach, waterfalls, hidden coves, caves, islets with beautiful coral reef teeming with fishes, and vast mangrove forest. This sporting event is more than a race, it is a real adventure since the competitors will be taken to these less travelled tourist spots in Santa Monica such as Alegria White Sand Beach and Taktak falls.

The race, scheduled on the 20th of October, will be a strenuous one-day event involving various disciplines such as off-road running, trekking, mountain biking and orienteering; and covering 40-kilometers of the most spectacular scenery and rugged terrain the island has to offer which needs to be completed in eight (8) hours. The terrain is about 30 percent single tract trails and the rest are gravel and dirt roads. Mountain bikes are required for the two-man teams. The race is a navigation race which means an ample amount of compass and map reading skills are needed. It is going to be a single category only. The Teams have to navigate on bikes all throughout the race althought, many parts of th trail cannot be biked, they have to carry their bikes on their backs. There is no swim leg anymore. This is the first "Philippine Bike-Orienteering Race." 

Other Activities:
Aside from the race, both visitors and participants can join in the mangrove planting at Santa Monica Mangrove Park, Budol-Budol Fight, Sapao-Sapao Festival, Discovery Santa Monica Tour, and San Miguel Corporation’s nightly entertainment at Santa Monica Boulevard.

Municipality of Santa Monica, Provincial Government of Surigao del Norte and Philippine Surfing Federation
In-cooperation with: House of Representatives for the First District of Surigao del Norte and Department of Tourism


San Miguel Corporation, Nature Spring and Coca-Cola Bottlers Company 
Congressman Francisco T. Matugas, First District of Surigao del Norte
Governor Sol F. Matugas, Province of Surigao del Norte
Mayor Rosalinda A. Penera, Municipality of Santa Monica

Entry Fee:   

PHP 1,500 for a Team of 2 persons
Inclusive of food, event jersey, event shirt, and transfers within the island.

Register Now:

Get Registration Form through Philippine Surfing Federation
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Mobile No. +63929-6721508
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