The Chiang Mai Challenge 2008

Bangkok -Mrch 17, 2008
The Tourism Authority of Thailand and Active management Asia Co.,Ltd. are pleased to announce the inaugural Chiang Mai Challenge 2008.

Scheduled for Sunday, May 18, this three to eight hours wilderness adventure race, will take teams of two through a 35 to 50k course of running, mountain biking, swimming and padding.

After the trementdous suscess of the last River kwai Trophy that attracted 120 teams, the next event of to the Amazing Adventure Race series promies to bring some fun and excitement in the Rose of the North.

The playground is definitely narrower than the other places we organize our Adventure Races 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. The race will be totally different of what we have seen in Nong Chok or Kanchanaburi. I always try to create something different., I can't tell much more at this stage. They will see on the race day!

The race will start and finish at the 700 years stadium and a lot of activities will take place at the Huey Tung Tao reserior. We would like to make this race a socail event and invite all Chiang Mai residents to come support all the athletes! 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 local population!

"In the last few years we have seen adventure racing grow in popularity, with more and more people lppking to get into the sport," says Henkens.
"Anyone with a minimum fitness lavel can participate. But beware , Adventure Racing is the most addictive sport you will ever try, and once you get sucked in, there's no going back." Says Hekens

The race is open to anyone 16 years of age or older and each team must consist of two athletes.

Race details;

Disciplines: Mountain biking, running, swimming, kayaking and more...
Categories: Men, Women, Mixed, Masters (80 years combined), Seniors (100 years combined)
Teams: 2 racerd
For More details please take a look at our website   

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 programs. Now in its third year of operation, active Managenent Asia has established an international reputation for solid logistics and challenging race courses. These non-stopraces, ranging in lenght from 4-8 hours, require teams to run, trek, mountain bike and paddle, while navigationg an unmarked course thourgh the wilderness. Likedned to an expedition with a stopwatch, adventure racing requires teamswork, perseverance and strong navigation and wildeness surival skills.

Active Management Asia Co.,Ltd
Tel: 02 676 38 69, 02 718 95 83
Fax: 02 718 95 38
Race Director: 081922 7100





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