Last night, a gathering of sports enthusiast, bikers, runners, triathletes and blogger was held at Bonifacio High Street for the launching of the most awaited Xterra Philppines. The international sporting brand Xterra is once again brought here in the Philippines by the same person who ignited every Filipino triathletes to be called the Ironman, Wilfred Steven Uytengsu, President of Alaska Milk Corporation through Sunrise Events, Inc.
What is Xterra?
X which is the unknown and Terra as territory, a race in an unknown territory, Xterra is the premiere international off-road triathlon brand known for its off-road races which include swimming, mountain biking and trail running which holds its World Championship in Maui, Hawaii every October.
When will Xterra Philippines be?
The inaugural Xterra Philippines race dubbed as XTERRA “Putik Pare” off-road duathlon relay will be held on November 7, 2010.
It will be held in Nuvali, Sta. Rosa Laguna with its accessibility to lot of athletes was the main reason why it was chosen to be the venue for this year’s race.
“Putik Pare” is a two-person relay which is a combination of 18 kilometers of mountain biking and 8 kilometers of trail run. The relay teams will start together with one member starting with a trail run while the other will start on the mountain bike. The course will bring them back to where they started and they will switch disciplines. Again they will return and have to cross a “mud-pit” before proceeding to the finish line together. This first XTERRA Philippines race will have three categories: All Male, All Female and Mixed.
Registration for the Xterra Putik Pare off-road duathlon relay will be opened from September 15 to October 31, 2010 at ROX, Second Wind, Cycling Zone, and Runnr. For more information visit the official website at http://www.xterraphil.com