Spartan Race Cebu partners with Cebu Design Week

June 01, 2018 News

EXPECT a lot of Cebuano fla­vor in the Cebu leg of the Spartan Race Philippines.

This after organizers of the obstacle race that will be held on June 16 at the Fores­sa Trails in Barangay Canso­ moroy in Balamban town, west Cebu partnered with the people running the Cebu Design Week 2018.

"We want to do something different, something unique so we partnered with the Ce­bu Design Week 2018 peo­ ple," said the overall organiz­er Ganter Taus, who is also the President of the Euro­pean Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines (ECCP) dur­ing yesterday's press launch­ing at the Marco Polo Plaza Hotel.

The Cebu Design Week2018 will be launched simul­taneously during race day.Taus said there will be Ce­buano­ inspired design pieces from exhibitors and the cre­ative sector of Cebu that will be put throughout the five­ kilometer obstacle course.

Around 2,000 athletes with some foreign entries have registered for the up­ coming race that will feature the sprint category of the Spartan Race.

This is the first time the unique race will be held in the Visayas. Its two previous editions were held in Luzon, the first in San Mateo, Rizal and the second in Purac, Pampanga.

Joining Taus in the press conference were race direc­tor Mike Reyes, Aboitiz Land project in planning manager Eduardo "Dudes" Aboitiz and

other organizers of the up­coming obstacle courserace.

This will be the secondoutdoor sporting event that Foressa Trails will be hosting. The first was the 1st Sa­lomon X Trail Run last September.

"To continue making Foressa Trails the playing ground for outdoor sports events, we are happy that we've partnered with the largest obstacle race course organization, the Spartan Race. This will surely show­ case the natural beauty of Foressa," said Aboitiz.

For more informationabout Spartan Race Philip­ pines, one can visit its web­ site at

A portion of the registra­tion fee of the participants will be given to Smile Train, a nonprofit organization that helps children with cleft palates. 

This article was originally published on June 1, 2018 on Cebu Daily News (print)