XTERRA is the premiere international off-road triathlon brand known for its off-road races which include swimming, mountain biking and trail running. XTERRA also holds the World Championships in Maui, Hawaii every October. The inaugural XTERRA Philippines race dubbed as XTERRA Putik Pare off-road duathlon relay will be held on November 7, 2010 in Nuvali, Sta. Rosa, Laguna.
Putik Pare is a two-person off-road duathlon 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. It will have three race categories: All Male, All Female, and Mixed.
“We are honored to have the franchise for XTERRA in the Philippines. We believe this creates opportunities for mountain bikers and trail runners (as well as conventional triathletes) to experience top quality events in the country,” Uytengsu stated.
He also added mountain biking is actually a large demographic in the Philippines and expects these events to be much larger than traditional triathlons.
Registration will be opened from September 15-October 31, 2010 at R.O.X., Second Wind, Cycling Zone, and RUNNR. Interested participants may also register on-line at http://www.xterraphil.com/.
For more information, please contact Princess Galura at 0918.839.9429.