SWIMJUNKIE Challenge Camiguin

2Km, 5Km, and 8Km Swims at the Island Born of Fire

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SwimJunkie Challenge: CAMIGUIN

Shaped by centuries-old volcanic eruptions, Camiguin is known as the Island Born of Fire. Fourteen volcanos exist (Philvolcs number) on a single island, one remains on the active list. The volcanic island has so much to offer including black sand beaches (the result of eruptions), a sunken cemetery now overgrown with coral after sinking into the ocean in 1871, thriving reefs, and a striking white sandbar which we have the pleasure of swimming to or from on race day.

A modern national road runs the circumference of the island, a total of 60Km around. Guests can also explore waterfalls, hike up dormant volcanos, and sample the surprising variety of restaurants.

This is our second year in Camiguin and we are excited to introduce even more swimmers to the beauty of this less-visited (not for long!) but amazing island.

8KM Swim

5KM Swim

2KM Swim

RACEDAY: April 28, 2024

DISTANCES:

  • 8km Swim
  • 5km Swim
  • 2km Swim

Registration Fees

2.0 KM SWIM:

  • P3,500 (early registration)
  • P3,900 (regular registration)

5KM ISLAND HOP:

  • P5,300 (early registration)
  • P5,800 (regular registration)

8KM ISLAND HOP:

  • P5,800 (early registration)
  • P6,300 (regular registration)

Other Expenses to prepare for:

Resort: Resorts closest to the race site are booked through Swimjunkie Challenge

Airfare:     From Cebu City, a flight (if you land in Manila take a domestic flight to Cebu) OR From Cagayan de Oro, a flight; a ride to the port; then a 2 hour ferry ride 

Food:     Wonderful food options around the island

Island adventures:  Visit Mantigue island, waterfalls, ruins, and mountain cafes

START TIME:

6am (5Km & 10Km), 6:30am (2Km), Camiguin black beach

CUT-OFF TIME:

10:45am for all distances

HYDRATION:

White Island for the 8K, Hydration pontoon at 1.8Km from White Island, 1km mark for 2K

TOW BUOYS:

Recommended but not mandatory

SWIMWEAR:

No wetsuits allowed. Only fabric-based swimwear.

Inclusions:

  • Official Swim Cap color coded by distance (all)
  • Finisher Medals (all)
  • Finishers Shirt (all)
  • Sunday Post Race Meal (all)
  • Age -Group Medals for Men and Women, per Distance (10-19, 20-29, 30-39, etc.)
  • Trophies for Overall Winners, Men and Women, per Distance

MORE INFO

HOW TO GET THERE:

Step 1:

Take a domestic flight from Manila (or your city) to Cebu City, then a direct flight to Camiguin OR

Fly to Cagayan de Oro City, ride a shuttle from the airport to the port onto a roll-on ferry, you can request that your resort arrange for a pick-up at the Camiguin port. If you are travelling with family or friends it is possible to arrange for a private van to pick you up at the Camiguin airport and then take it all the way to your resort in Camiguin.

GETTING TO THE RACE SITE

Resorts can assist in arranging your travel to and from the race venue. You can also inquire about renting your own motorbikes or vehicles. 

WHAT IS THE BEST TRAVEL ITINERARY FOR THE RACE

Recommended: ARRIVE FRIDAY, FLY OUT ON TUESDAY.

This is based on feedback from some of the participants in 2023, Year 1 of the Camiguin swim. This schedule allows time to reconn and swim the course on Saturday morning; and a full day on Monday to explore. There is a lot to do in Camiguin and it is best savored, and not rushed.

ARRIVE SATURDAY, FLY OUT ON MONDAY.

If you take the flight in from Cebu, you will arrive in the afternoon with a little breathing space before the race briefing. After Sunday's race you could visit a waterfall and have dinner at a mountain cafe. Monday morning, it may be possible to cram a visit to Mantigue, as long as your bags are packed because you'll need to be at the airport 1.5 hours before the 3pm departure time.

IS IT POSSIBLE TO BE BACK IN MANILA ON SUNDAY?

Yes, but the few who chose to do so this year said they would stay longer next time.


8KM Swim Route

5KM Swim Route

2KM Swim Route

Frequently Asked Questions

Step 1:

Take a domestic flight from Manila (or your city) to Cebu City, then a direct flight to Camiguin OR

Fly to Cagayan de Oro City, ride a shuttle from the airport to the port onto a roll-on ferry, you can request that your resort arrange for a pick-up at the Camiguin port. If you are travelling with family or friends it is possible to arrange for a private van to pick you up at the Camiguin airport and then take it all the way to your resort in Camiguin.


Resorts can assist in arranging your travel to and from the race venue. You can also inquire about renting your own motorbikes or vehicles. 

Recommended: ARRIVE FRIDAY, FLY OUT ON TUESDAY.

This is based on feedback from some of the participants in 2023, Year 1 of the Camiguin swim. This schedule allows time to reconn and swim the course on Saturday morning; and a full day on Monday to explore. There is a lot to do in Camiguin and it is best savored, and not rushed.

ARRIVE SATURDAY, FLY OUT ON MONDAY.

If you take the flight in from Cebu, you will arrive in the afternoon with a little breathing space before the race briefing. After Sunday's race you could visit a waterfall and have dinner at a mountain cafe. Monday morning, it may be possible to cram a visit to Mantigue, as long as your bags are packed because you'll need to be at the airport 1.5 hours before the 3pm departure time.

Yes, but the few who chose to do so this year said they would stay longer next time.

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