The Subaru Impreza Challenge is an endurance competition that requires all contestants to outlast each other with only their right palms firmly placed on an assigned position in the car. They are given a 5-minute break every six hours where they will be allowed to rest, eat, drink and go to the toilet. The last ten (10) participants will represent the Philippines in the regional finals to be held in Singapore in October where they will have a chance to win the ultimate prize of a Subaru Impreza WRX 2.5 Turbo worth P1.728 million. In 2009, it took 77 hours and 43 minutes for 40-year old Mohamed Annuar of Singapore to take the grand prize beating 399 other challengers from Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Taiwan and Hong Kong.
The Manila qualifier event will be will be held at the Eastwood City Central Plaza on September 18 to 19 with more than a hundred challengers expected to participate. The registration for the Subaru Impreza Challenge is still on-going until September 18, 2010 at the Subaru Greenhills Showroom in EDSA. Interested participants must be at least 21 years old as of January 1, 2010, a Filipino passport holder and in good health condition. For more details on the event, interested participants can visit the website at www.imprezachallengemanila.com and its Facebook page of Impreza Challenge-Manila or call the Motor Image office at 727-8333 at 727-3687.