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Tiwi – Coron Adventure Renewable Energy Race
August 22-23, 2009
Tiwi caR.E.rais an adventure event patterned after the very popular Action Asia Challenge and set around the challenging and unique terrain of Tiwi town in the Province of Albay.
The race aims to promote the development and utilization of Renewable Energy as the country’s alternative to achieve energy security. Tiwi, Albay is known to be the birthplace of geothermal energy in the Philippines having started to harness geothermal energy in the early 70s. Geothermal energy is among the renewable energy sources promoted under the newly-enacted Renewable Energy Law and its Implementing Rules and Regulations, along with solar, wind, mini-hydro, ocean current and bio-mass.
The race will have teams racing non-stop for a maximum of 8 hours traversing jungle-clad mountain ranges and scenic geothermal reserve, rappelling down towering limestone cliffs, running along beautiful coastlines, crossing tropical sea stretches and hurdling challenges/obstacle s.
The course design shall have a maximum of 8 hours to complete and it shall be done by teams of two. This physically and mentally demanding course covers a distance of approximately 50 kms and involves different sporting events such as running, mountain biking, trekking, swimming, banca paddling, rope skills, land navigation and mental challenges.
1. OPEN/ELITE: maximum of 50 km race
§ All men
2.FUN: maximum of 20 km race
Each team shall have two members only. Support crew is not allowed.
1. OPEN/ELITE: P1,200 (Albay residents), P1,500 (Non-Albay
2. FUN: P500.00 (Albay residents), P1,000 (Non-Albay residents)
Teams will be entitled to a race kit, pre and post-race dinner and race shirts.
Tiwi: Norman “Alvin” Jamora
Manila: Thumbie O. Remigio
Download registration/ waiver form from www.tiwi.gov. ph or get from Mayor’s Office, Tiwi, Albay or Provincial Tourism Office, Albay Astrodome. You can also email Norman/Thumbie at tiwicarera@gmail. com.
Send accomplished form to tiwicarera@gmail. com or fax to Norman/Thumbie.
OPEN/ELITE (Mixed and All Male):
1st Prize: 20,000.00 + Trophy or Medals
2nd Prize: 15,000.00 + Trophy or Medals
3rd Prize: 10,000.00 + Trophy or Medals
4th Prize: 5,000 + Trophy or Medals
5th Prize: 3,000 + Trophy or Medals
1st Prize: 8,000.00 + Trophy or Medals
2nd Prize: 4,000.00 + Trophy or Medals
3rd Prize: 2,000.00 + Trophy or Medals
w/ Consolation Prizes
Each team is expected to provide their own equipment which they will carry during the race:
* Waterproof map case/zip locks
* Hydration system
* Basic First Aid kit
* Race Food
* At least one Mobile phone
Additional during mountain Biking:
* 2 Mountain Bikes
* Individual helmets
* Spare tubes, pump, brake pads, bike tools, patch kit, extra brake and gear cable
* Gloves (optional)
Additional during swimming/paddling:
* Individuallifejacke ts
Additional during rope sections:
* Individual helmets
* Individual harnesses (UIAA approved)
* 2 descenders (8 ring)
* 4 locking carabiners
* 4 slings (will be used as cows tails)
* Light weight jacket or poncho
* Sun screen
* Long sleeve shirt and pants
All teams are required to register and attend the pre-race briefing and equipment check that will take place in the evening of August 22, 2009 at Naglagbong Geothermal People’s Park (NagPark), Tiwi, Albay, the designated basecamp for the Race.
IMPORTANT SCHEDULES TO REMEMBER:
August 29, 2009
* Team arrival
* Team registration
* Equipment check
* Race briefing
August 30, 2009
* Registration starts at 6am
* Race starts at 8am
* Race cut-off at 4pm
* Awarding ceremony and solidarity night at 7pm