The Maya Mountain Adventure Challenge kicked off this morning at 7am from Cahal Pech Village Resort. The 3 days grueling race will take participants to the best tourist attractions in the Cayo District and encompasses intensive activities like canoeing from Black Rock Canyon to Branch Mouth, mountain biking from San Ignacio Town to the Mountain Pine Ridge Nature Reserve, climbing Caana, the highest man made structure in Belize and so much arduous activities.
According the organizers, there there five countries that are participating in the race - Ecuador, USA, Belize, Denmark and Sweden.
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"The Maya Mountain Adventure Challenge (MMAC ) has taken on a life of its own. What started as a typical adventure race production has developed into a testament of one of the last truly unspoiled corners of the world", Julia Pollock, Director of the competition told us this morning.
"In November of 2012, Friends of Conservation and Development (FCD) Director, Rafael Manzanero, unlocked for us the secrets of the Chiquibul and the Mountain Pine Ridge and, with them, the possibilities they contained for an epic adventure race. We knew we'd come to the right place", adds Mrs Pollock.
On behalf of Cahal Pech Management and Staff, we wish best of luck to all the teams.
To learn more about the race, please visit the website https://www.mayamountainadventurechallenge.com/.