Race at the historic site of Corregidor!
The Corregidor Aquathlon Challenge is a 400m swim, 7km run, 400m swim race coursing through the island dubbed as The Rock. The swim leg takes place in the South beach area, where the former US Navy wharf is located and believe it or not, hidden treasure.
Not only did Corregidor served as a base defense for Manila Bay but The Rock also became a stronghold for the vast horde of the Philippine National Treasury and the Philippine Central Bank- 51 tons of gold bullion, 32 tons of silver bullion, 140 tons of silver pesos and centavos and millions of paper treasury notes, bonds and stocks-around 2 tons of gold bullion in various sized ingots and unknown number of precious stones and foreign currency.
During the siege of Corregidor, attempts have been made to transfer all treasures off the island but where hampered by constant bombings during the day. 10 tons of silver was unaccounted for, either dumped in the South beach or thrown over the dock to prevent fall into Japanese hands. But the Japanese was well aware of the clandestine dumping and after the island’s surrender, forced US Navy divers to dive for the coins, but instead, POW divers purposely broke open the cases on the bottom and sent up only partial containers. Only 2 million pesos was recovered, a fraction of what was on the bottom.
The run leg takes you around the Wainwright Memorial and to the topside area. Elevation from sea level is 400 feet and higher. The course will pass through the Middleside Barracks; the 4 10-ton 12in mortars of Battery Way; the World’s longest military barracks- the Mile-Long Barracks, which actually is 1520feet (1/3 of a mile); the Pacific War Memorial; the Spanish lighthouse and Fort Mills HQ.
Registration/reservation is open up to September 10
Acceptance of payment is open up to September 18
Registration is Php1500 for Solo, Php 2800 for two-person relay. All inclusive of ferry transfer and lunch
Solo: php 2000
Relay: php 3000
Participants can only bring up to 3 non-athletes each because of the limited slots, Php1300 each inclusive of the ferry transfer from CCP Terminal and lunch.
For Reservation: Send the accomplished registration form to [email protected] or fax to 5275555 loc 4513
Deposit payments to BPI account number 3259082322 Johana Karmina V. Young.
Slots are only guaranteed once deposit slip is fax to 5275555 loc4513 or sent thru e-mail:[email protected]
bring the deposit slip on the race day.
Race is on October 10 (Saturday)
530am check in at the CCP Terminal
600am vessel departs
720am ETA Corregidor followed by briefing and body markings
830am start of the race
1100nn lunch at the Corregidor Inn
12-2pm optional tour
230pm departure Corregidor
345pm ETA CCP Terminal
Text your email address for the reg form at 0917 5319415 and for any inquiries