World’s first Rafthon event to be launched in CdeO
THE one of its kind test of endurance – a combination of race running, biking, and rafting – called Rafthon will add color and unique flavour on Cagayan de Oro City’s fiesta events this August.
Rafthon, or rafting, marathon, and biking, was conceptualized and initiated by youth and sports advocate Sean P. Moreno, who is also the Rafthon director.
Rafthon aims to boost local tourism through Cagayan de Oro City’s famous white water rafting adventure. The event is said to be participated by 120 teams from the different cities around the Philippines.
The Rafthon will take place on August 29, serving as the fiesta’s culminating activity. It has two categories, namely:
Category 1 – rafting the last 8 rapids of the Cagayan River (equivalent to 14 kms) + 4km/11km running
Category 2 – last 8 rapids + 10km running + 35km biking
The young Moreno proudly claimed that Rafthon is a Filipino home-grown sport which hopes to attract local and foreign tourists. (CDO Info)