maya mountain adventure challenge race

Belize’s most epic adventure race starts today

Belize’s biggest adventure race, the Maya Mountain Adventure Challenge, an epic competition as fierce as the Belizean jungles in which it takes place in, is set to begin this morning in San Ignacio Town!

This year’s grand competition will include a total of 52 participants and is the second time the race is being held in Belize.

Set in the Maya mountains in the lush tropical jungles of Belize, co-ed groups of four compete for 3 days and 3 nights traversing more than 341 miles of the Maya mountains.

Competitors will spend the three days mountain biking, trekking, orienteering, canoeing, rappelling and spelunking. The adventurous race starts and ends at Cahal Pech Village Resort in the beautiful town of San Ignacio.

Since its inception, the race has gained a global following and according to Julia Crytzer, co-founder of the event, this year between 5,000 and 10,000 people around the world will be following the race via their website http://www.mayamountainadventurechallenge.com.

According to Crytzer, this year the race has stronger support than last year’s effort as it has developed better relationships with its supporters. The Friends for Conservation and Development (FCD) is also one of the biggest supporters and proponents of the race, as it takes place in the Maya mountains, which fall under its scope of responsibility.

The competition showcases the very best of what Belize has to offer nature and adventure enthusiasts all over the world. Sprawling valleys, exotic wildlife, fresh pure rivers, breath-taking scenery, ancient Mayan ruins, off-beaten trails and untouched cave systems become the backdrop for the epic race from the start to the finish.

The race can be followed here http://www.mayamountainadventurechallenge.com/#!tracking/cfvg.

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