VIDEO: XTerra Guam Partners With Make-A-Wish


Guam – For the second year in a row, XTERRA Guam is proud to partner up with the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Guam with the continuation of the “Corporate Challenge” relay team category.

A majority portion of the entry fees from this category will go directly to the local Make-A-Wish Foundation chapter.  In addition, the corporations that field a team are challenged to use this event as a pledge drive to raise even more funds.

In addition to supporting a great cause, relay team members will also be able to witness some of the most finely tuned professional triathletes in the world competing alongside them in this year’s first ever XTERRA Guam Championship race – one of only 15 locations in the world that hold such a championship qualifier event.

XTERRA Guam is an off-road triathlon that consists of a 1.5km swim in the waters of Piti, followed by a 31km mountain bike up Nimitz Hill, into the technical terrain atop Mt. Alutom and them down to Mannengon Hills before returning to the transition point at Port Authority Beach.  The race finishes with a memorable 8.2km trail run that has athletes navigating through jungle rivers and down slippery waterfalls.  The run was described a “signature test of courage” by Inside Triathlon writer/photographer Tim Carlson in the May 2007 issue.  The race was also selected as one of the “Top 5 Off-Road triathons” in the world in the March 2010 issue of Triathlete Magazine.

Registration fees for the Corporate Challenge is $500 for the three-person team.  Corporate Relay Challenge teams should register at the Make-A-Wish Foundation offices located on the first floor of the ITC Building in Tamuning.  Registration closes March 2, 2012.  For more information please contact Eric Tydingco at or 483-7773.

The Make-A-Wish Foundation grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy.  The Guam chapter services Guam and the islands of the Northern Marianas.  For more information please contact the Foundation office at 649-9474, email or visit our website at

Information from press release.