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Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Local Events: Havaianas Always Summer: Race to Hawaii Final Results

The results are in, last April 16, 2011, 1 lucky pair have punched their way for a 6 day/5 night, all expense paid vacation for two to the land that inspired Havaianas - Hawaii!

Michael Balcita and Bernard Rebollido of Team Rosa from Baguio City prevailed out of the 20 pairs that trekked their way to Boracay. The triumphant cousins were the only team to finish all the challenges without incurring a time penalty. They will now travel in style with luggage from American Tourister

Of course before reaping the fruits of their labor, Team Rosa and the other competing teams have to complete and accomplish sets of fun and unique tasks that included identifying the ingredients of the delicious mystery shakes provided at the famous Jonah’s Fruit Shake and Snack Bar (A Taste of Boracay), digging into the sand to find secret summer items (Summer Search), spotting certain individuals roaming around the beach (Spot Me), discovering famous Boracay landmarks (Sea the Signs), and even inflating a bright yellow and green Havaianas Flip-Float (Havaianas Flip-Float Challenge).

“The challenges were really fun and challenging and we had a hard time accomplishing everything,” said Balcita and Rebollido. “We’d like to thank Havaianas for everything. We really had a great time.”

“We’d like to congratulate Michael and Bernard for winning the Havaianas ‘Always Summer: Race to Hawaii’ contest,” said Anne Gonzalez, Managing Director of Havaianas Philippines. “We’d also like to applaud the rest of the Havaianatico participants for living the fun-loving and happy spirit of summer every day.

Here are some pictures taken from the event.
Upon arrival, the finalists—who were stylishly clad in their Havaianas flip-flops—were greeted with special summer essentials from David & Goliath, Hawaiian Tropic, Sony, and Havaianas

After 100 summer-loving two-member teams from all over the Philippines took part in the regional leg of the Havaianas “Always Summer: Race to Hawaii” last April 9 in Bonifacio Global City, Metro Manila, the twenty teams with the fastest times were flown to Boracay, courtesy of Seair, to go through a series of fun and exciting challenges and to find out which 2 Havaianaticos would come out on top

Fun and exciting challenges, unique to Boracay, await the contestants, such as searching for famous landmarks by the shore or digging through the sands to find secret summer items. Teams are sure to keep cool under the sun with hydration stations provided by Powerade Sports Drink and Viva! Mineralized Water – both of which advocate an active & healthy lifestyle for Filipinos.

Although some of the contestants breezed through the challenges in the regional leg, this wasn’t the case for the final round in Boracay. One of the unique tasks they had to accomplish was the inflation of Havaianas-shaped floats in the Havaianas Flip-Float Challenge.

All 20 teams in the Havaianas “Always Summer: Race to Hawaii” contest had to accomplish a fun game called “A Taste of Boracay” where they to identify the ingredients of the delicious mystery shakes provided at the famous Jonah’s Fruit Shake and Snack Bar.

The Havaianas “Always Summer: Race to Hawaii” contest is one of the highlights of the Havaianas “Always Summer” campaign, a year-round celebration of summer. Havaianas believes that summer never goes out of style and that Filipinos can live out the spirit of summer every day, all year round, with a positive attitude and a sense of enthusiasm.

For more exciting details about the recently concluded Havaianas “Always Summer: Race to Hawaii” contest, visit http://www.havaianassummer.com/
or follow our Havaianas Philippines Facebook fan page at http://www.facebook.com/havaianasphilippines and celebrate a stylish summer to the fullest with your favorite pair of Havaianas flip-flops!

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