The Caramoan 7km Swim Challenge is a game-changing island hopping swim around the Caramoan Islands in Camarines Sur, Philippines.
Caramoan has been the site of two seasons of the Survivor television series and since then, has played host to multiple franchises of the show. The 7km swim challenge begins at the exclusive Gota Village Resort, closed for most of the year to house the Survivor cast and crew, but open for the Caramoan 7km Swim Challenge racers.
* Exclusive discount packages at the resort available to registered and paid race participants.
Race Kit Pick-up is at the Camsur Watersports Complex (CWC) in Naga City on:
Friday — July 10, 2015 9:30am-12nn & 1–5pm
Saturday – July 11, 2015 9:30am-12nn & 1–5pm
Sunday – July 12, 2015 – Race Day
Briefing: July 11, 8pm
Race Start Time: between 7-7:30 tbd based on tide changes
At race-kit pick up, you will need to bring a valid government or school issued identification card or passport with PHOTO (Photo ID)
Registration opens in May, 2015, at selected stores and on Active.com
Categories & Entry Fees:
7KM swim challenge: P2,500
3KM swim: P2,000
ONLY 100 SLOTS ARE AVAILABLE FOR THIS RACE.
Gota Village Resort (discount exclusive to race participants)
Hunongan Cove Resort: for larger families 4-6 pax
Your 7KM swim course:
LEG 1a: Gota beach to the hydration pontoon – 1.5km
LEG 1b: Pontoon to Lahos Beach – 1.41km
LEG 2: Lahos Beach, back of Malarad Islands to Matukad beach – 2.67km
LEG 3: Matukad side beach to Gota beach – 1.42km
Total 6.9km with proper sighting and navigation. At low tide, you will have to take wider berths around islands and their reefs (to avoid getting beached or scratched on coral and stone), so the distance increases by a few 100meters.
Lahos and Matukad beach hydration stops are ON THE BEACH. They have water and electrolytes, and at Matukad bananas as well. Bring your own gels.
Yes you can hang on to the hydration pontoon in the middle of Leg1.
Marshals have extra water bottles and floaters upon request (no hanging onto the marshals boats)