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7th OLANGO CHALLENGE
The Philippine Business for Social Progress (PBSP) and Philippine Swimming, Inc. (PHILSWIM) hereby invite all
swimmers and swimming enthusiasts to participate in the 7 OLANGO CHALLENGE on the following basis:
START OF RACE
The swim will begin at 9:00 AM on the 17 of May, 2014 at Crimson Resort & Spa Mactan, Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu.
Participants are required to be at the resort by 8:00 AM for the registration and briefing. Awarding of prizes to the
winners follows at 2:00 PM or earlier. The event is expected to be completed by 4:00 PM.
Registered swimmers may proceed to the pick-up point at Osmeña Boulevard corner R. Landon Extension, beside
Abellana National High School in Cebu City. Assembly is at 5:30 AM. The bus leaves promptly at 6:00 AM.
ORGANIZING COMMITTEE ADDRESS
PBSP and PHILSWIM are in charge of organizing the Event. The contact details are as follows:
PHILIPPINE BUSINESS FOR SOCIAL PROGRESS
Visayas Regional Center
4/F PLDT Building, Juan Luna Avenue, Mabolo, Cebu City 6000
Contact Person: REGGIE MARIE BARRIENTOS
Phone: (032) 232-5283/232-5270
PHILIPPINE SWIMMING, INC.
Rm 201, Building B, Philsports Complex
Meralco Avenue, Pasig City Philippines
Contact Person: REINA SUAREZ
Phone: (02) 687-7403
Registration fees are as follows:
Fee paid on or before
April 30, 2014, 6:00 PM
Fee paid after April 30,
The competition is open to all swimmers who are at least 14 years old on the date of the event. Participants who
are not members of Philippine Swimming, TRAP, PFF or PHILSPADA are requested to obtain a medical certificate
and declared fit to participate in the event. The medical certificate should be attached to the entry form.
RULES AND REGULATIONS
You must observe the following rules:
The minimum age of all swimmers joining the 7 OLANGO CHALLENGE must be 14 years on the date of the
All participants must attend the orientation, as scheduled by the organizing committee. Participants who fail
to attend the orientation will not be allowed to join the open water swim.
Please arrive on time for registration to avoid delays.
All participants will be asked to sign and submit the waiver to agree that they take part in the event at their
Athletes registered with Philippine Swimming, Philippine Finswimming Federation (PFF) or Triathlon
Association of the Philippines (TRAP) can join the competitive category.
All swimmers must stay within the designated swim area as marked by the OLANGO CHALLENGE technical
and safety officials, stay on course throughout the whole race, wear their prescribed cap and be marked
with a designated race number.
Swimmers under the men's and women's competitive divisions will be monitored under the rules of FINA
and being a long distance event, may not touch or hold on to other swimmers, water craft or any other item
as a buoyancy device. Further, swimmers under these categories should not use wetsuits or extraneous
aids, e.g. flippers, snorkels, flotation clothing or other such devices.
All fun swimmers must wear fins throughout the swim and this will only be optional if they have competed
in a Philippine Swimming, PFF or TRAP sanctioned event.
All swimmers are to behave in a fair and sportsmanlike manner without interference or aggression towards
other competitors and any breach of this rule may result in disqualification from the 7 OLANGO
10. The open window for the swim will last 3 hours after the last batch of swimmers enter the water. Swimmers
that are still in the water after the time allotted will be taken and boarded into the nearest boat and will be
escorted to the finish line.
11. All swimmers must swim the prescribed course. In the event that a swimmer is not able to do so, that the
said swimmer ensures that their name is marked off from the official entrants register at the Information
A swimmer must report to the race officials’ booth upon arrival at the finish line to properly acknowledge
that he/she was able to complete the course. Swimmers who retire during the race are also required to
report to the race officials.
13. In the opinion of an event medical officer or water safety official, a competitor is physically or otherwise
incapable of starting or completing the 7 OLANGO CHALLENGE or has been in the water for an inordinate
time, such competitor may be disqualified from starting or be removed from the water at any time.
14. If, in the opinion of the 7 OLANGO CHALLENGE safety and race crew the weather or swimming conditions
are dangerous or unsuitable, the swim event may be cancelled without prior notice.
15. Protests must be made in writing to the Race Director within 1 hour of the completion of the swim event.
16. Participants who withdraw from the 7 OLANGO CHALLENGE should inform the organizing committee and
their entry will be withdrawn from the computer. Further, the registration fee paid by the participant shall
not be returned.
17. The 7 OLANGO CHALLENGE Chairman of the Organizing Committee and the Race Director reserve the right
to vary the Race Rules without notice and the decision of the Race Director shall be final.
18. All swimmers are expected to bring their own swimming gears like caps, goggles, fins, and snorkels, among
Interested participants will shoulder the cost of their transportation to and from Cebu, lodging and food.
Participants will be provided with lunch on May 17, 2014 during the swim.
Participants are encouraged to get pledges for every kilometer of swim they accomplished as a means of
raising funds to build classrooms.
No one should undertake any open water event unless physically fit, in excellent health, and fully expected
Prize money will be as follows:
6K Competitive Men
6K Competitive Women
2K Competitive Men
2K Competitive Women
6K Fun Mixed M&W
2K Fun Mixed M&W
All placers shall be provided with trophies and/or medals. Additional prizes are also at stake as provided by
the sponsors of the 7 OLANGO CHALLENGE. All finishers will also receive certificates from the organizing
committee. Finishers’ Certificates will be made available 5 days after the event and can be claimed at PBSP’s
Cebu City Office. Certificates for non-Cebu based finishers will be mailed to their respective addresses as
indicated in their Entry Forms.
All filled-up application forms must be submitted in hard copy or via email on May 9, Friday, 6:00 PM. The
organizers will no longer accept applications beyond this date.
Swimmers may deposit their registration payments and pledges raised to PBSP’s account:
Bank & Branch:
Philippine Business for Social Progress
Union Bank of the Philippines
Cebu Business Park Branch, Cebu City
For updates, visit the OLANGO CHALLENGE fan page on Facebook.