Celebrities brace for a ‘tougher’ YellowCab Challenge Philippines Subic-Bataan

Aiming to top last year’s successful race, Yellow Cab Challenge Philippines Subic-Bataan will welcome triathletes from different parts of the world on February, including some of the country’s celebrity triathletes.

TV host and active triathlete Drew Arellano will be competing in the first leg of the Challenge race this year, which will consist of a 1.9km swim, 90km bike, and 21.1km run. GMA News Anchor Kara David, on the other hand, will be joining the Powerpops TriKings for run, while TGIS alumnus Onemig Bondoc will also participate in the run relay.

Former PBB housemate Paul Jake Castillo, TV commercial director and entrepreneur Sid Maderazo, and triathlon coach Miguel Antonio Lopez are also competing in the event that holds the largest prize purse in Asia. 

The race held in Bataan last year was dubbed by TRIMAG Asia as the most prestigious triathlon event in the Asian region and by many as the “World’s Toughest Race” because of its challenging and hilly courses. This year, the Yellow Cab Challenge team will make it even more exciting and tougher. After all, the Challenge Family franchise is renowned for its organized and safe races, and its choices of beautiful destinations, while giving participants the opportunity to compete at the highest levels. 

The inaugural race in the country last year showcased over 729 athletes from 38 countries, including two crown princes of Bahrain 

On the other hand, the race’s broadcast coverage extends to over 82 countries worldwide, showcasing the Philippines as the most desired lifestyle and sports destination.

On June 14, the team will stage another race, this time in CamSur, where multi-awarded world champs and local celebrities are expected to join. This one is touted to be one of the fastest races in the world. 

Aside from the main event, there will be an epic post-race awards party at the Lighthouse Resort in Subic, which will be open to all, and which will be attended by local celebrities and top athletes. This world-class season opener for long-distance racing in the Philippines—and all other festivities—will be held at the Camayan Beach Resort, Subic Bay, and at the rugged and beautiful province of Bataan. 

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

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