MORE than a hundred riders are expected to revisit historic sites from Capas in Tarlac to Lagawe, Ifugao for the Road to Valor 2.
The motorcycle ride is part of the 75th commemoration anniversary of General Yamashita’s formal surrender at Camp John Hay on September 3, 1945.
Ian Alacar, event organizer and business development officer of Without Limits Consultancy Inc., said the bike ride which was scheduled earlier this month due to inclement weather was moved to October 26 to 27 which starts at Capas National Shrine in Tarlac City and ends in Lagawe, Ifugao.
Alacar added the Ride for Valor 2 concentrates on the capture of Gen. Yamashita and the contribution of the Guerillas which resulted to our victory over the Japanese Imperial Army.
“The Ride for Valor also aims to recognize World War 2 sites and persons which are not widely recognized but are vital to our victory during the war. It aims to tell history in an alternative way, one that is exciting, adventurous and significant for today’s generation and to raise funds to help build World War 2 museums, shrines and memorials,” added Alacar.
Ride for Valor 2 will have the Elite Category which is open to all big bikes 400cc and up and the Manufacturers Cup Category dedicated to all scooter and under bone motorized vehicles.
Participants should form a four man team and must ride and seek World War 2 locations from Tarlac, Pangasinan, La-Union, Ilocos Sur, Mt. Province, Nueva Vizcaya, Nueva Ecija and Ifugao.
“This is an amazing race type of event where participants will render various activities in each stop. The challenges at the pit stops will earn you points as you accomplish them or not. Activities will vary from mental, physical or logical challenge related to the area,” Alacar quipped.
Registration period is from July15, 2018 to October 15, 2019.
Winners in the Elite Category will receive P20,000, trophy for the first placer, 15,000 and trophy for the 2nd prize and 10,000 plus trophy for the 3rd prize.
The top team in the Manufacturer’s Cup meanwhile will bring home P30,000 plus trophy, P20,000 and trophy for the 2nd prize and P10,000 with trophy for the 3rd prize.
The event is in cooperation with Veterans Bank, Department of National Defense, Philippine Veterans Affairs Office and Without Limits.