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Catanduanes stages extreme race


From: The Philippine Star

MANILA, PhilippinesCatanduanes will stage the second island adventure race on Oct. 23 dubbed Isla Karera as part of the province’s 16th Catandungan Festival celebrations.

Patterned after the triathlon and The Amazing Race, the extreme sporting event is set over 107 kilometers from Virac’s provincial capitol and back.

The event, featuring bike race, canoe ride, running and rappelling, is expected to be completed within 10 hours.

According to Catanduanes Gov. Joseph Cua, Isla Karera aims to showcase the province as a sports and adventure tourism haven because of its natural wonders which are ideal for extreme outdoor events.

Situated on the Pacific side, Catanduanes is included in the world’s surfing circuit because of the Majestic Surfing Site, so-called because of its big waves.

A Surfvivor Clinic and Exhibition is also being held till tomorrow in Puraran beach, Baras with the country’s top surfers taking part.

For details, email tourism_catanduanes@yahoo.com or call 0930-6934229, 0921-6534550 or 0919-3154363.

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