Published date : August 26,2013
The spectacular and fast growing sport of Adventure Racing of the South of Thailand
Krabi Adventure Race Sheraton Krabi Trophy
"Krabi Adventure Race Sheraton Krabi Trophy" brings the spectacular and fast growing sport of Adventure Racing to the South of Thailand. Supported by Sheraton Krabi Beach Resort, MBK Center, PTT and The Tourism Authority of Thailand, this inaugural Adventure Race is set to attract 120 teams from around the world.
Scheduled on September 21th, 2013 and part of the Amazing Thailand Adventure Race Series, the race will start and finish on the magnificent Klong Muang Beach where the Sheraton Krabi Beach Resort is located.
Adventure Racing is a highly visual and dynamic sport genre, stretching competitors to their limits. It is a sport that is rapidly capturing the imagination of sporting people in Thailand and around the world.
“After the tremendous success from last year, we are very excited to bring again in the paradise of Southern Thailand” explains Serge Henkens, the Race Director and managing director of Active Management Asia.co.,ltd "Krabi is one of the most scenic places in the world with dramatic limestone peaks, the blue ocean, forests, mountains, waterfalls, sandy beaches and a very rich fauna and flora. The perfect recipe for great Adventure Racing” continues Henkens.
“Krabi Adventure Race Sheraton Krabi Trophy” consists of 3 days of activities including:
- Fantastic press conference at MBK Avenue in front of MBK center
- An expo for sponsors to promote their products/services
- Parties and VIP hospitality
- A spectacular Sprint Adventure Race
- Sports activities on the beach
- Shows, dances and entertainment
- Trophy presentation
- A children club inside the Sheraton premises
Krabi Adventure Race Sheraton Krabi Trophy will offer 4 disciplines: Running, Cycling, Kayaking and Swimming. The competitors will hike and run through unspoilt jungle, paddle and swim on the turquoise waters of the Andaman Sea and cycle over the hills with spectacular views on the ocean.
“As we offer 2 divisions, Adventure (easier course) and Extreme (longer course), the race is really accessible to everyone!” concludes Henkens.
The winners of the extreme division are expected to complete the course in approximately 4:30.The fastest team in the Adventure division is planned to finish in around 3:30h.
The Race offers 2 divisions:
Adventure (Short course for newcomers and W.E. warriors)
Extreme (Long course for confirmed athletes and experienced Racers)
Disciplines: Running, Kayaking, Biking, Swimming and other mystery tests
Teams of 2 racers Categories will be: Men, Women, Mixed, Masters Men (over 80 years combined) and Seniors Men (over 100 years combined)
About Sheraton Krabi Beach Resort: ￼ Sheraton Krabi Beach Resort, situated in the exotic province of Krabi, Sheraton Krabi Beach Resort enjoys a beachfront location on the 1.8 kilometer Klong Muong Beach. Nestled discreetly in 16 landscaped hectares, all 240 comfortable guestrooms, including Suites, featuring refined Thai design influences, give a unique urban resort feel. The natural appeal of the surroundings with tropical trees, lush foliage, and stunning views make Sheraton Krabi a popular choice. Though you’ll feel miles away from everything, the resort is only 30 minutes from Krabi Airport. ￼
About Active Management Asia Adventure racing is a new sport that has exploded in popularity across Asia and Thailand. Active Management Asia is leading that growth in Thailand with its highly popular Amazing Adventure Race Series supported by the Tourism Authority of Thailand. Now in its seventh 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 4-8hours, require teams to run, trek, mountain bike and paddle, while navigating a course through the wilderness. Likened to an expedition with a stopwatch, adventure racing requires teamwork, perseverance, strategy and determination. Active Management Asia is also a leader in corporate training, specialized in experiential learning. ￼
Sheraton Krabi Beach Resort 155 Moo 2, Nong Thale, Muang Krabi 81000 Thailand Phone: (66) (75) 628000 Fax: (66) (75) 628028 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.sheraton.com/krabi
For more information: ￼ Active Management Asia Co., Ltd Khun Golf (087 518 4666) Khun Sairung (087 792 1175) Tel: 02 7189581-2 Fax: 02 7189583 Email: email@example.com Website: www.ama-events.com