BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental, Philippines – Several local businesses here have thrown their support behind a team of Bacolenos that will see action in the Alviera Sprint category of popular racing brand Spartan Race slated summer of 2023 in Pampanga province.
Rommel Sancho, a disk jockey-turned-pastor, who heads the team, also represents Family Shape Up Center, one of the major sponsors of the 12-person contingent composed of fitness enthusiasts and professionals who will see action in the Alviera Sprint, a category that is described as a five-kilometer, 20-obstacle event.
Celeste “Leslie” Bernardo, one of the cimpetitors who also coaches the team, added the Alviera is a “classic obstacle course racing experience” that combines relatively easy trail running with 20 obstacles, held on off-road terrain featuring water and mud.
The obstacles include, among others, climbing walls, crawling under wires, traversing monkey bars, and aiming a spear throw.
Now in the thick of training aside from Sancho and Bernardo are Trixie Abelarde, Paula Locson, assistant team leader John Soria, Marijo Garcia, Kieven Olis, Ruby Grace Verde, Gehsryl Gallesania, JP Gonzales, Borge Arriola and physician Joseph Jiao.
Aside from Shape Up, other major sponsors are: “A” – an anonymous donor, Ascenza South Bacolod, DNX News, IAM Worldwide, and Italia Restaurant.
FitBox 6100 Training Grounds, The Party House Bacolod, and Vita J 88 Pharma House are also supporting the team as minor sponsors.