BOSS Ironman Challenge today
The BOSS Ironman Challenge, sponsored by Petron Corporation, roars off today in Clark, Pampanga.
Founded by the BMW Owners Society of Saferiders (BOSS), the challenge is the first of its kind to be organized in the country since was formed in 2005.
The 2017 edition that will kick-off at midnight is open to motorcycles with engine displacement of 400cc and over, and any type of roadworthy vehicle.
Billed as a test of personal endurance and not a race, the BOSS Ironman Challenge will not have any winners or even a published list of finishers. Instead, participants are expected to gain the psychic reward of knowing that they were able to tackle the grueling 24-hour ride across 1,200-kilometers, while testing their road safety and navigation skills and, at the same time, proving their will to endure.
From Clark, participants traverse to the central and northern Luzon provinces of Bulacan, Nueva Ecija, Nueva Vizcaya, Isabela, Cagayan, Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, La Union, Benguet, Pangasinan, Tarlac, and back to Pampanga.
With over 2,000 service stations nationwide, Petron is offering its services so that participants are assured of their fuel requirements through the entire run. In fact, due to their strategic sites, four of the five checkpoints will be at Petron service stations.