Catalyst

We believe that doing good can be fun. So we create adventures - open to everyone (and we mean everyone) - that we'd go on ourselves. Every trip has an adventure and a do-good component, with heart thumping training sessions and some quirky approaches to fundraising thrown in the mix. Meet people, challenge yourself, do good.

2014 // Bangkok Skydiving Adventure

In this episode, TCRP managed to convince a group of 16 well-intentioned individuals to fly to Bangkok and throw themselves out of a moving plane.

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2014 // Hanoi Hill Tribe Trekking

TCRP embarked on new ground in a new territory in its maiden 2014 adventure. The new destination was Hanoi, Vietnam and the new initiative was to participate in and to see for ourselves “micro-financing in action” in rural Vietnam. A total of 17 catalysts (mostly “seasoned” with a few newbies and 3.5 month old baby Kaiani !) participated in the Hanoi initiative over the extended Easter weekend break. The primary focus of the Hanoi initiative was to see, first-hand, how micro-financing extended to farming communities was executed, administered and monitored to ensure its success and sustainability.

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2013 // Angkor Wat International Half Marathon

Team TCRP returned to the hallowed temple grounds of Angkor Wat for the second year to once again put their mettle toward a worthy cause. After weeks of hard-earned training, our team of 38 Catalysts tackled the scenic route with all-around strong showings in the 21K, 10K and 3K categories.

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2013 // Summit to Sea Adventure

At 1:30 AM 9 TCRP Catalysts woke with all the moxie they could muster to witness the sunrise from the highest point in Timor-Leste—atop Mt. Ramelau.

…at 1:34 AM 9 TCRP Catalysts grumbled their way back to bed, as one of the TCRP team leaders, Amanda, realized she had risen the group an hour early.

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2013 // Manila Bike & Build

One morning in May, Team TCRP rose before the sun to start their journey to the Dr. Jose Rizal Gawad Kalinga (GK) Village. Decked out in first edition TCRP x 2XU cycling gear, catalysts hopped on Kawayan Bamboo Bicycles that were built as part of the villagers’ livelihood program, and relied on pure pedal power to get them to the village. It was literally an uphill battle, but all of them made it through unscathed.

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2012 // Angkor Wat International Half-Marathon

In the early hours of a Sunday morning,Team TCRP tumbled out of bed and up to the doorstep of the largest Hindu temple complex in the world, ready to run to push their limits for a good cause.

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2012 // Mt. Apo Ultimate Survival Challenge

With months of training behind them, and all ready to rumble, Team TCRP descended on the city of Davao, Philippines.

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2011 // Kilimanjaro Adventure Challenge

With their boots tied tight and their hair combed right, Team TCRP took their 2011 adventure to Moshi, a small town at the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania.

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2010 // Dili ‘City of Peace’ Marathon

In June 2010, TCRP returned to Timor-Leste to participate in the inaugural Dili ‘City of Peace’ Marathon, running 42 kilometers up mountains, through native villages and along pristine coastlines of the country once ravaged by civil war.

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2009 // Tour De Timor

TCRP’s journey began in August 2009 with the Tour de Timor, Timor-Leste’s inaugural 5-day, 450-kilometre mountain bike race across nine of the nation’s 13 districts.

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