Davao perks up with Dayaw OCR


THE country’s top Obstacle Course Race (OCR) athletes who dominated the Cambodia 32nd Southeast Asian Games showcased their skills during the recent 2023 Dayaw Obstacle Course Race (OCR) in partnership with Team Kwago at Davao’s latest lifestyle and recreation destination Northtown Center.

Sandi Abahan, gold medalist at the 2019 and 2023 SEA Games and thrice Guinness world record holder and top 21 at the 2021 Spartan World Championships and World’s Highest Obstacle Race champion, led the national athletes in the event that attracted participants of various ages and skill levels in the kids, team, elite and open divisions.

Also gracing the event were SEA Games champions Elias Tabac, Marites Nocyao, Jeff Reginio and Glorien Merisco.

The Dayaw OCR event marks a significant milestone for Northtown Center’s developer, Alsons Development and Investment Corporation (Alsons Dev), which has been building commercial and residential projects in Davao City for over 60 years.

“Our developments are designed to promote an active and healthy lifestyle, which is why we were more than happy to host Dayaw OCR at Northtown Center,” Alsons Dev Director Miguel Dominguez said. “We support this partnership and welcome other opportunities to participate in community engagement.”

Athletes and OCR enthusiasts from all over the region vied in the thrilling four-kilometer race featuring 40 challenging obstacles.

A highlight of the event was a special 100-meter exhibition sprint featuring some of the Philippines’ OCR champs who traveled all the way from Manila.

The Dayaw OCR was a qualifier event recognized by the Pilipinas Obstacle Sports Federation (POSF) headed by Atty. Alberto Agra.

The country’s very first Ninja 100 champions, Jenny Gabriel and Nathaniel Sanchez of Team Kwago, designed the race to include a variety of challenging obstacles such as walking dips, multi-rig, pole dancer, pendulum and a wild card slingshot station.

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