Last April 9, 2011 50 pairs of team from Metro Manila, Northern Luzon, Central Luzon, Southern Luzon, Central and Eastern Visayas, Western Visayas, Northern and Western Mindanao, and Southern and Western Mindanao participated in the first leg of the Havaianas Always Summer: Race to Hawaii promo held at the Bonifacio Global City in Taguig. Teams from outside Metro Manila were flown in, all-expenses-paid, to take part in this one of a kind race.
“Havaianas has always believed that summer is more than just being the hottest, happiest season of the year; it is a state of mind which we can live out everyday through a positive outlook in life and a sense of enthusiasm,” says Anne Gonzalez, Managing Director of Havaianas Philippines.
The same question, “What is summer for you and how do you live it out throughout the year?” was asked to the Havaianaticos who participated in the Race to Hawaii competition.
“Summer is about having fun!” declares Clementine San Juan, 44, a participant from Southern Luzon. “So to live out summer, I always see to it that I enjoy my life to the fullest.” Meanwhile, for Diana Paynor, 24, also from Southern Luzon, summer is about having quality time with loved ones. “I always make sure that I spend time with my family and my friends because they are the ones who keep me happy and contented in life.”
During race day, the teams were all giddied up that they arrived and assembled earlier than the actual start time of 6am.
The team is asked to complete 6 set of tasks during the race;
Giant Slippers challenge
Big bubble challenge
and Water Toss
The participants enjoyed the one of a kind summer race and with the ultimate goal of finishing all the challenges and events in the shortest time as possible
At the end of the 1st leg, presence of mind and teamwork propelled the pair from the City of Pines - Team Rosa to the top of the elimination with a time of 28 minutes and 59 seconds
The top 20 teams that finished the 1st leg of the race received gadgets from Sony and hot summer essentials from David and Goliath, Hawaiian Tropic and Havaianas while a stylish prize from American Tourister awaits the grand prize winners. The finalists of the Havaianas “Always Summer: Race to Hawaii” will fly to Boracay, courtesy of Seair and the Tides Hotel in Boracay, wherein they will battle it out to win a 6 day-5 night, all-expense-paid summer vacation for 2 to Hawaii. Whew! Talking about spending your summer holiday.
For more updates about the Havaianas: “Always Summer: Race to Hawaii” contest you can visit http://www.havaianassummer.com or their facebook account at http://www.facebook.com/havaianasphilippines