The global rise of longboarding as an adventure sports is widely evidenced by the massive following this sporting activity has earned in the Philippines. This is key to the success of previous Visayan Longboarding Trilogy events. This year’s Visayan Longboarding Trilogy is already the fourth installment of the race and its organizers promise a bigger and better event.
The Visayan Longboarding Trilogy 2013 is scheduled to run from March 28, 2013 (Thursday) through April 8, 2013 (Monday). It will feature three scenic destinations in Central Visayas. During the twelve day-journey, more than 150 participants will be racing on their longboards and experiencing the sights and scenes of Siquijor and the municipalities of Dumanjug and Boljoon in Cebu. Participants from all over the country will be racing alongside top-class riders from Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, U.S.A., Australia, Norway, and Europe.
Below is the schedule for VLT 2013:
|MARCH 28, THURSDAY||Arrival SIQUIJOR|
|MARCH 29, FRIDAY||Push Race // Freestyle Exhibition|
|MARCH 30, SATURDAY||Free Ride // Time Trials // Slide Jam|
|MARCH 31, SUNDAY||SIQAD SIQUIJORRACEDAY|
|APRIL 1, MONDAY||Rest Day // Siquijor Tour|
|APRIL 2, TUESDAY||Arrival BOLJOON, CEBU|
|APRIL 3, WEDNESDAY||Town Skate // Time Trials // Slide Jam|
|APRIL 4, THURSDAY||BOLJOON RACEDAY|
|APRIL 5, FRIDAY||Arrival DUMANJUG, CEBU // Attack on Secret Spot // TREE PLANTING|
|APRIL 6, SATURDAY||Free Ride // Time Trials // Slide Jam|
|APRIL 7, SUNDAY||DUMANJUG RACE DAY|
|APRIL 8, MONDAY||OVER-ALL AWARDING // SOCIALS|
Below is the official press release for VLT 2013 as posted on My Life on Board:
The 4th Visayan Longboarding Trilogy
All roads lead to Siquijor this Holy Week. Good Friday, March 29, 2013 marks the fourth year of the Visayan Longboarding Trilogy, and this year will be another epic skate trip around the visayas with more than a hundred long boarders from every region in the Philippines with a smattering of international longboarding celebrities.
Visayan Longboarding Trilogy is perhaps one of the longest running adventure and back to back competitions in downhill skateboarding. Siquijor plays host to the first leg of the VLT, where a friendly push race from the danish lagoon to the beautiful Capilay springs and the white beaches of San Juan awaits the longboarder, With closed road sessions on Saturdays, march 30 for the time trials and slide jam, while Easter Sunday is reserved for a good day of downhill racing in Campalanas, Lazi where more than eighty (80) freeriders and competitors are expected to race from all over the world.
The second leg of VLT will be held in the mountains of Boljoon from Tuesday to Thursday, April 2 to April 4. On April 2 a push race around the town of boljoon and a freestyle competition, while on Wednesday, time trials and a slide jams in Palanas mountain resort and on Thursday, April 4 will be one on one downhill racing and freeriding on the old race course.
On April 5 2013, Dumanjug in Cebu plays host to the third and final leg of the VLT. Friday will have an outlaw session while Saturday will be closing roads and having time trials and a slide jam. Sunday will have the finals of the women’s division, under seventeen division, class A and class B division. By the end of the week of skating, we will be crowning the top 20 skateboarders.
All across the community, groups unite and bring as many of their skateboarding items and give them away or trade them for something else. The Visayan Longboarding Trilogy is a unique event where families come together to cheer on their local bets and its always a great place to relax and just skate and enjoy some of the best mountain roads and beaches and waterfalls. Cash prizes for class A, Orangatang wheels for the first thirty registrants, and tons of giveaways from unique hemp jerseys to hammocks and board bags, only at the 4th Visayan Longboarding Trilogy.
Visit the pre-register page of the 4th Visayan Longboarding Trilogy on Facebook.
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