From left. Mike Reyes, Spartan Race Philippines race director, Danao City Vice-Mayor Mix Durano and Spartan Race Philippines CEO Guenter Taus in a press conference yesterday at the Marco Polo Hotel.
Paul Jun E. Rosaroso
Danao set to host Spartan Philippines
Gloreitta T. Lariosa (The Freeman) - June 23, 2019 - 12:00am

CEBU, Philippines —  Over 2,500 athletes are all set for action in the 2nd Spartan Race Philippines on July 7 in Danao City.

Spartan Race Philippines race director Mike Reyes officially announced that they are bringing the world’s best obstacle course race in Danao.

“We are very excited to come to Danao. Danao is a beautiful location and it’s gonna be a challenging course,” said Reyes in a press conference yesterday at the Marco Polo Hotel in Lahug. “We are excited for the racers to come over, so get ready for some fun and get ready for some mud, and we are just so excited to see everyone there.”

The press conference was also joined by Danao City Vice-Mayor Mix Durano and Spartan Race Philippines CEO Guenter Taus.

“We are very happy and excited because there’s a lot more to be discovered in Danao. We are going towards in Sports Tourism and we will be supporting this program. Hopefully this event would really recognize Danao and how we accommodate such events,” Durano said.

“It’s one of the beautiful places to build a sports tourism destination. I am excited to see doing more events in Danao and its surrounding areas,” Reyes added.

The Spartan Race in Danao will feature three events- the RD Hill Sprint, which is a 5K race with 20 obstacle course, the Spartan Super (13K with 25 obstacles), and the 4-hour Hurricane Heat.

Meanwhile, Spartan Race Philippines CEO Guenter Taus encouraged the Cebuanos to tryout and experience the Spartan Race here in the city as only 15 percent of the registered participants are from Cebu.

“We have about 15 percent from Cebu and about 20 percent foreigners and the rest are mainly from Luzon,” said Taus. “We need a higher Cebu participation because it’s too bad, we bring the race here but only 15 percent of Cebuanos are joining.”

For the race details and registration, just visit the official website of Spartan Race Philippines at

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