After the success of its annual trail running event, The North Face (TNF), in partnership with the local government of Camarines Sur, introduces the first-ever TNF Outdoor Challenge Philippines to be held on the 18th of November 2017, featuring its brand new format for fitness and outdoor enthusiasts from all corners of the country.

The TNF local ambassadors together with the tough men of the outdoor community session as they are ready to break and take it to the first ever outdoor challenge PH

Stepping off the usual race set-up, The North Face will prepare a unique trail and ensure its participants an epic adventure in line with the brand’s advocacy of supporting the wide-ranging community of dynamic individuals including fitness and outdoor enthusiasts, mountain climbers, hikers, and athletes, who lean toward outdoor activities.

The mixed terrain route, 12 mountain challenge stations (for the 22km category), 7 mountain challenge stations (for the 11km category), and four different ecosystem zones – earth, endurance, forest, and water – set at Camsur Watersports Complex await the runners to test their fitness, stamina, and overall endurance. Also, in various points of the Outdoor Endurance Challenge Course are stimulating challenges similar to training obstacles like mud-crawling, fallen tree hurdles, rock climbing, etc.

Participants definitely got a taste of how an outdoor training Master Payan teaches his students during the outdoor community session
Participants definitely got a taste of how an outdoor training Master Payan teaches his students during the outdoor community session

In preparation for the outdoor challenge, The North Face hosted a series of Outdoor Training Sessions for the participants lead by a renowned explorer, Powerful Human Founder and Master Trainer Ruben Payan Jr., to inspire and train fitness enthusiasts using the exceptional knowledge and abilities he acquired from years of experience.

Aside from upholding TNF’s mission through the event, Camarines Sur Governor Miguel Luis Villafuerte is also aiming to enhance their tourism by showcasing the locality’s beauty during the trail race.


Do not miss the opportunity! Explore beyond your comfort zones and test your limits!

For interested TNF Outdoor Challenge Race participants, you may register at The North Face stores nationwide or online via until November 11 only. Purchasers of any regular priced TNF SS17 or FW17 Outdoor Training merchandise, meanwhile, will be entitled a 20% discount on the race registration fee.

Written by Ela Bendaña
Photographs Courtesy of The North Face Philippines

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