Thursday, October 06, 2005

Sarapiquí adventure race

Do not miss the best opportunity to experience the thrills of the first edition of the adventure competition “Sarapiqui Adventure Race: Let’s Aid the Green Macaw,” to be held the days of October 14, 15 and 16 and will take place in the Sarapiqui area, province of Heredia.

This activity is the first of its kind to be held in Sarapiqui and its goal is to promote the area and its great natural attractions including pristine water rivers, mountain areas and private forest reserves.

Competitors will have to cross inhospitable areas and cover great extensions of land to be able to admire the most beautiful places of Sarapiquí.

This adventure may be experienced by amateurs, cyclists as well as persons with a good physical condition. There will be a special category for beginners and those who are interested.

The place where it begins will be the community known as Chilamate, Puerto Viejo, 5 km west of the center of Puerto Viejo de Sarapiqui. The finish line will be known by competitors when they receive the details for the last stage of the race.

The Elite category, the race will begin Friday October 14th at 12:00 midnight and end on Sunday October 16th. It is expected that the first teams begin arriving to the finish line approximately by 12:00 noon. The competition is programmed to last approximately 36 hours, counting the dark zone.

The Adventure category (rookies) will compete on Sunday October 16th at 7:30 a.m. It will last approximately 6-8 hours. The route for the adventure category is marked and includes the following disciplines: mountain biking (25 kms), hiking in the forest (3 kms), horseback riding (1 km), canopy and rafting (11 km).

More information on the web page http://www.sarapiquiadventurerace.com/ and e-mail sarapiqui@racsa.co.cr

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