Pattaya Daily News

29 August 2008 :: 15:08:36 pm 7046

The “Outdoor Unlimited” Dash Series 2008-2009

Great Outdoors and adventure activities are increasingly popular in Thailand. Adventure Racing is probably the fastest growing and newest sport in the country. After the tremendous success of the Amazing Adventure Race Series organized in association with The Tourism Authority of Thailand, Active Management Asia, the leader in the organization of Adventure Races in Thailand, is launching a new series of sprint Races in which participants will compete individually instead of the usual teams of two.
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The races will take place on Sunday mornings in locations not over 100 kilometers of Bangkok and easy accessible. Locations are carefully chosen for their beautiful scenery and challenging terrain.

The Outdoor Unlimited Adventure Dash Series will include six races that will take place from September 2008 until June 2009. The Series is supported by “Outdoor Unlimited” Adventure Zone at the 2nd floor of the new Amarin Plaza.

“These sprint races will give the opportunity to athletes who never competed in an Adventure Race to have a taste of adventure” says Serge Henkens the organizer. “It will also help everyone to prepare for longer competitions. It will definitely help in the development of this fantastic new sport in the kingdom” As the distances are much shorter, these races are accessible to everyone”

The First Dash will take place on Sunday September 21 in Tam Pathun/Khao Mai Keo near Pattaya. The highway 7 is now completed and it takes only a bit more than an hour driving to reach the venue from Bangkok.

“We estimate that the front runners will complete the course in 75-90 minutes. The slower participants should arrive at the finish line in maximum 3 hours” says Henkens. “What we want is that the participants can be back home for lunch and spend the Sunday afternoon with their families”

Categories: Men, Women, Masters Men (Over 40 years of age)

Disciplines: Mountain biking-Running-Mystery tests

Approximate distances: Running 8k- Biking 15k

Prizes:
30,000 baht in prize value for each Race
5,000 baht in prize money for the Winners of Women and Men categories
Prizes for top 3 in Women and Men categories
Prizes for top 3 in Masters Men

Entry fee will be 500 baht if registration and payment is made in advance and 600 baht on Race day.
There will be a short trophy ceremony after each Dash where medals and prizes will be awarded to the top 3 in each category.

All competitors that do 4 out of 6 races will qualify for overall series prizes and trophies. Series videos, music, drinks, lucky draws and fun for the rest at the gala dinner awards in June 2009

For more information about this new and exciting event and next dashes, please visit the Outdoor Unlimited Dash Series website: www.adventuredash.com

Based in Bangkok, Active Management Asia is a leader in the field of corporate teambuilding and management training. AMA also offers exciting school camp programmes with their own educational programme content. www.active-asia.com
Amarin Outdoor unlimited, located on the second floor of the newly refurbished Amarin Plaza, is the first Outdoor Unlimited Zone in Thailand entirely dedicated to Adventure activities and Outdoor gear. www.outdoor-unlimited.com

Reporter : PDN staff   Photo : PDN staff   Category : Sports News

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