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YTL Hotels is thrilled to announce the highly anticipated return of The Chapman’s Challenge at Pangkor Laut Resort from August 25 to 27, 2023. This remarkable trail run, reminiscent of a triathlon, promises an unforgettable experience set against the breathtaking backdrop of Pangkor Laut Resort’s private island.

The Chapman’s Challenge pays homage to the legendary British Colonel Freddy Spencer Chapman, who accomplished the extraordinary feat of crossing enemy lines and swimming across Emerald Bay to safety after evading the Japanese army for over three years. This event serves as a testament to his indomitable spirit and represents the triumph of the human will.

As a prestigious event in the sporting calendar, The Chapman’s Challenge attracts up to 70 participants who will compete in a thrilling race of endurance and determination. The race consists of a 3.8km road run around the island, a 2.4km trek through the pristine rainforest, and a 1km swim in the azure waters of Emerald Bay, culminating at the iconic Chapman’s Bar. 

In the evening, participants will come together at Chapman’s Bar to celebrate their achievements with cocktails, a sumptuous barbeque dinner, and the prestigious prize-giving ceremony. The top five finishers’ times will be immortalized on a scoreboard, and the top three racers in each category will be rewarded with an extraordinary stay at luxurious properties within the globally acclaimed YTL Hotels portfolio. 

To commemorate this exceptional event, YTL Hotels has partnered with NORQAIN, the Official Timekeeper of The Chapman’s Challenge 2023. NORQAIN, renowned for its innovative timepieces, will present the overall winner with an exclusive 42mm Wild ONE Khaki watch. This exceptional timepiece is a tribute to Colonel Freddy Spencer Chapman’s unwavering spirit and will serve as a cherished reminder of their triumph.

Travelers interested in experiencing the thrill of The Chapman’s Challenge 2023 can indulge in an extraordinary weekend package, including daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner, as well as entry to The Chapman’s Challenge 2023, post-race refreshments at Chapman’s Bar, and a beach barbecue dinner at Emerald Bay.

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