Remembering 2015 and Preparing for 2016
Beauty meets Sports was the tagline during the Homecoming of Ms. Universe Pia last year when she won Bb. Pilipinas.
Different athletes from the Kagayan Tri Team rode with their bikes as Car and Motorbike enthusiast from UPCEND joined the unique caravan in welcoming the Queen around the city proper headed to Pryce Plaza for the press conference of both the Homecoming and Rafthon.
Then finally the motorcade ended in in Sm for the “Meet and Greet” and the Official Unveiling of Rafthon. The event was made possible from a partnership with Sm City.
Beauty meets Sports symbolizes the two assets of Cagayan De Oro,
First is recognizing the Kagayanon Beauty that continuously earned the respect in different Local and International Pageants. Especially from the recent victory in the highest pageant title of Miss Universe.
Second is showcasing the wholesome adventure fun of the White Water Rafting.
Combining the two assets will synergies to give an ultimate experience. An exciting event called Rafthon is born, a unique way to “Discover” the beautiful and friendly people of Cagayan De Oro City during the Higalaay Festival.
Higalaay means “the act of friendship ” which can be manifested in RAFTHON through Teamwork with 6 members in a team.
Rafthon can be both for fun and competitive level that wants to experience the adrenalin rush of Triathlon.
A perfect activity to highlight the asset of Cdo which is promoting Rafting and to celebrate the meaning of “Higalaay” with your friends.
An event which can celebrating friendship, RAFTHON ADVENTURE RUN is for you, just form a Team with six members and paddle your way and run till the end.( est 30mins rafting with 5K run). This is a great experience for fun run , marathon enthusiast and amateurs.
And for more heart pumping adrenalin rush then RAFTHON CHALLENGE is the right choice.This category is designed for triathletes and serious athletes, same as Adventure Run but a 35K bike is added and a 10K run to give more intense multi-sport experience.
Everyone is new to the concept and still anyone’s game. But more than just a sport it’s the enjoyment and bonding that annotates the meaning of Higalaay in our Fiesta celebration.
We ended with the Higalaay Street Party, showing to the world that Cdo, Mindanao rather is safe and the place to be.
Truly it’s more fun in the Philippines!!!
See you again in the RAPIDS……
by: Sean Moreno