Swimjunkie Challenge: SICOGON

Iloilo
Sunday, September 22, 2019

Swimjunkie Challenge: SICOGON
Sunday, September 22, 2019 6:00 AM - 11:00 AM (Philippine time)

Sicogon Island
Iloilo, 000
Philippines

Map and Directions

Part of the richest seas in the Philippines 



Sicogon is a 1,100 hectare island in Northern Iloilo, of which 282 hectares are protected forest and home to the 350 meter high Mount Opao. It is also one of the closest jump-off points to the Gigantes group of islands, a popular tourist destination. 

This is the newest and fourth openwater swimming destination in the Swimjunkie Challenge series. 

Briefing: September 21, 2019; 5:00pm
Racedate: September 22, 2019 6:00am

Distances and Reg fees:
7Km: P4,000 beginning January 30
5Km: P3,800 on January 30
3Km: P3,300 on January 30

* Please expect a P350 processing fee charged on the registration platform.

Race location:
Huni Sicogon Resort - Sicogon Tourism Estate

Registration Period: December 1, 2018 - April 30, 2019, or until slots are available

Where to Stay: Huni Resort and Balai Kogon. *In Q1 2019, a new hostel will open in Sicogon.

Race kit pick-up Saturday, September 21, 2pm-5pm Huni

Briefing:  Saturday, September 21, 5:30pm, Huni 

Body-Marking : Sunday 5:15am, Huni (final swim time for evaluation)

Race Start: Sunday 6:00am, Huni (final swim time for evaluation)


HOW TO GET TO SICOGON:


1) FLY DIRECT TO SICOGON VIA AIRSWIFT.

Taking a plane from Manila to Sicogon is the fastest and the most comfortable way to get there.  
AirSWIFT is the only airlines that lands at and departs from the island runway. The airport is 5 minutes away from race central. Racers who are booked at Huni or Kogon can avail of a discount on regular airfare. Instructions will be emailed after registration and accommodations are successfully transacted.

2) FLY TO ILOILO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT OR FLY FROM ANY DOMESTIC CITY TO ROXAS CITY AIRPORT.

The resort will arrange for your transfer (van and boat, separate charge) from Iloilo IA to Estancia Port, the drive is about 2.5 hours long.

The resort will arrange for your transfer (van and boat, separate charge) from Roxas airport to Estancia Port, the drive is about 1.5 hours long.

The boat ride from Estancia to Sicogon is 45 minutes long. 

This is a Swimjunkie Challenge race. Managed by Swimjunkie Swimming Inc.


For more details on this event.: Swimjunkie Challenge: SICOGON on Facebook.
 
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