Race across the islands of the Philippines to bring transformation!

A Transformative Race

Islanders’ Challenge is a journey of adventure and discovery across the islands of the Philippines to raise money for ICM’s transformative work.

On your three-day trip, you will test your physical strength and your team’s problem-solving abilities, visit beautiful sites in the Philippines’, and take a deeper look at solving the problems of poverty.

Teams of 3-4 “islanders” will compete against each other to complete the challenges; by the end of the three days, the team with the highest points wins the prize and the trophy!

Teams are also encouraged to fundraise before, during or after their trip, with funds raised being donated to communities in the province that you visit.


What kind of challenges will we compete in?

The challenges are designed to help you get a taste of what life is like for ICM program participants, as well as the ICM staff who reach them. There will be physical challenges that test your strength, problem solving tasks that require you to work as a team and use initiative, and some that are just for fun.

How do you decide the winner?

Teams are awarded points for each challenge that they carry out. These may be by time completed, or quality of what you have created. The team with the most points at the end of each day will receive a reward, and the team with the most points at the end of the three days is the winner.

Where will we stay?

The “island camp” is a private location on a small island for two nights. The camp will be very basic (sleeping in tents), but has private toilets, electricity and running water on site. ICM staff will be on hand to make sure you have everything you need and are safe. Our last night will be spent at a resort in Cebu where you can relax and enjoy a well-earned cocktail by the beach!

How should we fundraise?

The Islanders Challenge aims to raise funds to bring transformation to the ultrapoor in the Cebu area. We ‘re grateful for any amount raised; we encourage each team to aim to raise HK$50,000+, which will transform 475 lives in Cebu. ICM can assist in creating a fundraising page for your team.

Is there an age limit?

Islanders’ Challenge is recommended for adults, and teenagers aged 14+ if accompanied by an parent/guardian..