Palm Challenge is an annual endurance challenge in search of the longest standing contestant who can keep his/her palm on the car the entire time. Contestants only have four 5 minutes break sessions in a day. The longest standing records holds at 82 hours and 16 minutes.
Adding to the pressure, this is an outdoor event. As such, participates have to endure all weather elements. This is a true test of one's physical capability and mental strength that mirrors the spirit of Subaru owners - A relentless, never say die attitude challenging the concept "Is there anything you can't do?"
This year, the Subaru Palm Challenge will be returning for its 15th year with the Finals at Civic Plaza, Ngee Ann City on Saturday 5th November, 1pm. It is now known as Asia's largest endurance challenge. Started out with only 120 Singaporean contestants in 2002, the Subaru Palm Challenge has now grew massively in strength and presence, attracting over 400 contestants all over South East Asia.
The preliminary challenges kicked off in 8 countries this July (China, Malaysia, Vietnam, Cambodia, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Malaysia, Cambodia, Philippines). Top 10 finalists from each of these countries have been invited on an all-expense paid trip to Singapore for the Final Challenge this November. They will then compete with the Singapore contestants to win the Grand Prize of a Subaru XV.
Aside from all that excitement, you can also join in the fun as a spectator! Experience this endurance challenge for yourself at the Subaru Public Challenge. Participants who place their hands on the car for more than 15 mins will receive exclusive Subaru merchandises! At the Subaru booth, you will also get to spin the wheel and win free gifts with every $30 spent on merchandises. DUO members will enjoy double points with every dollar spent on merchandise. In addition, there is also a 3D2N stay at Wilby Residences to be won!
Supporters on site can enjoy complimentary gourmet bread and pastries from Boulangerie Asanoya (whilst stocks last). Asanoya has just opened their third outlet at The Paragon. The bakery blends the best of Japanese flavours with tried and tested European recipes. It is something you won't want to miss!