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19 March 2009 :: 22:03:34 pm 2079

The Outdoor Chiang Mai Challenge 2009

May 9, 2009 – Chiang Mai 700 years stadium 4-8 hours of running, mountain biking, swimming, kayaking and more
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Bangkok – March 11, 2009. Amarin Plaza’s Outdoor Unlimited Zone, The Tourism Authority of Thailand and Active Management Asia Co., Ltd. are pleased to announce the second edition of The Chiang Mai Challenge Adventure Race.

Scheduled for Saturday May 9, this three to eight hour wilderness adventure race, will take teams of two through a 35k to 50k course. The trail will consist of running, mountain biking, swimming and paddling.

Adventure Racing is a highly visual and dynamic sport genre, stretching competitors to their limits. It is a sport that that is rapidly capturing the imagination of sports people in Thailand and around the world.

After the tremendous success of the River Kwai Trophy 2009 edition that attracted 120 teams from many nations, the next event of the Amazing Adventure Race series promises to bring some fun and excitement in the Rose of the North.

The landscape surrounding Chiang Mai offers unique challenges for setting an event of this kind says Serge Henkens, Amazing Thailand Adventure Race Series Manager.” Located between the 700 years stadium, the Doi Suthep Mountain and Mae Rim, the course will include a variety of short and fast sections. We always strive to create something different in all of our races; to surprise the competitors says Dave Debruyn, the logistics coordinator. What we can say is that it will be a lively and interesting race. We can’t tell much more at this stage. The racers will find out on the race day!

The race will start and finish at the 700 years stadium. Many of the activities will take place at the Huey Tung Tao reservoir from 9am to 2pm says Henkens. We are pleased to invite the people of Chiang Mai to share the excitement of the event. Adventure Racing is so spectacular! I would be pleased to use the sport and Adventure Racing in particular, to enjoy a fun and festive day with the residents of Chiang Mai!

The introduction of the Outdoor Unlimited Dash Series over the last year has given racers a chance to train for our signature events. Further more, the dash series provides an opportunity for those who have never competed in an adventure Race Before to try this unforgettable experience!

For more info about dashes: www.adventuredash.com

The Amazing Adventure Race Series is now by far the largest Adventure Race Series in South East Asia.

As we are offering 2 divisions, anyone with a minimum fitness level can participate. So come and try it, you won’t regret it. But beware, Adventure Racing is the most addictive sport you will ever try, and once you get sucked in, there’s no going back.

The race is open to anyone 14 years of age or older and each team must consist of two athletes.

Race details:

•  Adventure: For novice racers and W.E. warriors
•  Extreme: For confirmed athletes and experienced racers
•  Disciplines: Mountain biking, running, swimming, kayaking and more
•  Categories: Men, Women, Mixed, Masters (80 years combined), Seniors (100 years combined) Teams: 2 racers

For more details please take a look at the website www.chaingmaichallenge.com or www.active-asia.com

Adventure racing is the fastest growing sport in the world and Active Management Asia is leading that growth in Thailand with its incredibly popular races and corporate training programmes. Now in its third year of operation, Active Management Asia has established an international reputation for solid logistics and challenging race courses. These non-stop races, ranging in length from 3-8hours, require teams to run, trek, mountain bike and paddle, while navigating an unmarked course through the wilderness. Likened to an expedition with a stopwatch, adventure racing requires teamwork, perseverance, strong navigation and wilderness survival skills.Active Management Asia Co., Ltd
Tel: 02 718 95 81-82 Khun or Nid-Khun Soy
Fax: 02 718 95 83 Race Director: 0819227100
Website: www.active-asia.com Email: info@active-asia.com

Reporter : PDN staff   Photo : Internet   Category : Travel

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